§ 75-2Responsibilities of applicant.
§ 75-4Special account.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any annexation provided for under Article 17 of the General Municipal Law of more than one acre of land.
- Any individual, corporation, group of individuals and or corporations making an application under Article 17 of the General Municipal Law for annexation of territory to a village or city.
Every petitioner making application to the Town of Montgomery for annexation of territory under provisions of Article 17 of the General Municipal Law shall be responsible for and shall pay all the reasonable costs incurred by the Town to process a petition for annexation; such costs shall include publication costs, stenographic fees, engineering and surveying fees, legal fees and all other fees required for the processing of a petition for annexation.
The petitioner shall submit with each petition fees in the amount of $1,000 payable to the Town of Montgomery to cover the costs and fees recited in § 75-2.
A special account shall be maintained by the Town for each annexation, and all charges under § 75-2 above shall be audited in this special account. If, upon completion of the annexation, the charges are less than the $1,000 initial payment, then the balance shall be returned to the petitioner. The petitioner shall be responsible for any fees or costs that may be incurred by the Town in excess of the deposit of $1,000 made with the application.
All applications for annexation and must be made in the manner prescribed by Article 17 and must contain a statement that the petitioner will be responsible for all the costs set forth in § 75-2 above. Any petition for annexation which does not include the required deposit, a statement that the petitioner will be responsible for the costs and fees shall be deemed to be incomplete, and no action will be taken upon such petition.