[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson 3-1-1983 by L.L. No. 1-1983. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It appearing that the procedure for amending fee schedules for the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson by the enactment of local laws is both time consuming and economically unfeasible, the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson enacts the following chapter to allow for the efficient, orderly and prompt adjustment of all village fees by resolution, while providing at all times for public comment and participation.
The title of this chapter shall be "Fees," and it shall affect all present and future local laws, boards, commissions and public agencies within the jurisdictional limits of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson.
As used in this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings:
- The Board of Trustees of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson.
- Any lawful charge pursuant to the General Code of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, including but not limited to all admission charges, membership fees, dues, permit and special permit fees, license fees or any charge or disbursement required by a duly constituted board, commission or committee of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson.
- Any monetary assessment imposed as a result of a failure to comply with any local law, rule or regulation within the jurisdiction of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson.
All fees imposed by the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson may, from time to time, be adjusted to reflect either an increase or decrease upon a public resolution duly enacted by the Board. Specifically excluded are any penalties, as the term is defined in this chapter.
Prior to the consideration of a resolution to increase or decrease fees as provided in § 22-4 of this chapter, the Village Clerk shall cause to be published a public notice pursuant to the Village Law of the State of New York for a public hearing to consider the proposed fee schedule amendments. No fees may be adjusted by the Board absent a public hearing, with residents and taxpayers provided the opportunity to be heard. A copy of the public notice shall be forwarded to all boards, commissions, committees and department heads.
Upon enactment of a resolution pursuant to § 22-4 of this chapter, said resolution shall be filed with the Village Clerk, with copies forwarded to all boards, commissions, committees and department heads of the village. It shall be the responsibility of the Village Clerk to maintain an official record of all village fees and the changes thereto.