[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Washington 4-29-2004 by Res. No. 2004-15. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the intent of the Board of Supervisors of Washington Township that a fee be paid at the time of the filing of the appeal with the Board of Appeals in the amount of $600. The fees to be charged shall be used to cover the costs of the compensation for the secretary and members of the Board of Appeals, notice advertising costs, and necessary administrative overhead connected with the hearing. In addition, the fee shall be used to pay for 1/2 of the appearance fee of the stenographer, if one is needed. The application fee paid by a Board of Appeals applicant shall not include legal expenses of the Board of Appeals, expenses for engineering, architectural or other technical consultants or expert witness costs. These costs shall be paid by the Township.
In the event that any initial fee paid at the time of the filing of an appeal to the Board of appeals of Washington Township is not sufficient to cover the aforesaid expenses incurred in the proceeding, the applicant shall be responsible for all additional costs in excess of $600.
In the event that there is a balance in the account of an applicant after all of the costs and expenses are set forth, the remaining balance in the applicant's account shall be refunded to the applicant.
Once terms are established, per above, thereafter, appointments will be made respectively each year for one member, with the appointment to be for a three-year term.