[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Monticello 1-5-1976 by L.L. No. 1-1976 (Ch. 4 of the 1976 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is entitled "A Local Law to Authorize the Board of Trustees of the Village of Monticello, New York, to Impose Fees to Defray the Cost of Annexation Proceedings."
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Monticello, New York, is hereby authorized to establish by resolution a fee to defray the expenses incurred by the Village in conducting an annexation proceeding under Article 17 of the General Municipal Law.
Moneys collected by the Village as fees for annexations shall be used to defray all necessary Village expenses in conducting the annexation proceeding for which application is made, including but not limited to the cost of publishing all notices which are or may be required by law, the cost of conducting required public hearings and any other required legal proceedings, including the cost of preparing necessary documents and counsel fees, and the cost of holding any elections which may be required by law.
When to be paid. The fee imposed hereby shall be payable by the persons, firms, associations and/or corporations which submit a petition for annexation at the time of the submission of such petition. No petition for annexation to the Village of Monticello shall be received by the Board of Trustees or by any other officer or employee of the Village until the fee authorized herein and established by resolution of the Board of Trustees shall have been paid.
Method of payment. Payment of the fee authorized herein shall be in cash or by certified or cashier's check drawn to the order of the Village of Monticello.