Town of Ghent, NY
Columbia County
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[Adopted 9-21-1989 by L.L. No. 2-1989]
The Town Planning Board of the Town of Ghent shall have the following rights, powers and privileges in connection with any application before the Board.
The Town of Ghent Planning Board shall have the power and authority to carry out all rights and duties as provided in the Town of Ghent Zoning Ordinance.
In addition to any fees required from an applicant appearing before the Town of Ghent Planning Board in connection with any application, whether for subdivision approval, site plan approval or otherwise, the applicant shall also be required to pay all expenses incurred by the Planning Board in connection with processing and reviewing such application, including fees for mailing and advertising expenses, and including any fees and expenses incurred by the Planning Board for the retention of any experts.
In connection with any application before the Town of Ghent Planning Board, the Planning Board is hereby authorized and empowered to retain any expert who the Planning Board, in its sole discretion, deems necessary in order to properly review and evaluate the proposed application, including an engineer, for which the cost of same shall be borne by the applicant. In this regard, the Planning Board may require such costs to be paid in advance and may deny an application upon failure of the applicant to make such payment in a timely manner.