The Schedule of Fees shall be as follows:
Application and escrow fees.
The application fees and escrow fees recited hereinabove are "minimums" which must accompany the application. An application shall not proceed until the application fee and escrow fee required have been paid. The Secretary for the appropriate Board shall exercise his/her discretion in establishing the figure required for the escrow fund, in the event the project will require more time for review than has been provided for by the figures recited hereinabove, or the project is of a nature that is not expressly included in on the aforementioned categories.
Application fees and escrow must be submitted in separate checks payable to Mullica Township. The Secretary shall forward the escrow fee to the Finance Officer for deposit into an applicant's escrow account. The application fees shall be deposited into the general account of Mullica Township.
Funds shall be applied to professional costs charged to the Township by professional consultants (planner, engineer, attorney, and any other consultant or specialist retained by the Board) for services or review, regarding the development application. Additional funds may be required when the original amount is depleted by 50% and the development application is still in progress. The appropriate Board Secretary shall determine the amount of additional funds needed.
All escrow amounts not actually used shall be refunded pursuant to those requirements listed within N.J.S.A. 40:55D-53.2d.
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 52:27D-126e, no person shall be charged a construction permit surcharge fee or enforcing agency fee for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement designed and undertaken solely to promote accessibility by disabled persons to an existing public or private structure or any of the facilities therein. Additionally, a disabled person, or a parent or sibling of a disabled person, shall not be required to pay any municipal fee or charge in order to secure a construction permit for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement which promotes accessibility to his/her own living unit.
Planning Board applications and Zoning Board applications are to be submitted to the appropriate Board Secretary per the Board's application requirements and checklists as follows:
Original and 13 copies to the Planning Board Secretary; original and 11 copies to Zoning Board of Adjustment Secretary.
The secretary of the Planning Board and Zoning Board, in his/her discretion, may waive the submission of any number of copies should the secretary determine that the number set forth in this chapter is not necessary.
All application documents shall be submitted at least 30 days prior to the meeting for which they will be placed on the agenda.