Town of East Haddam, CT
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of East Haddam as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Planning and zoning — See Ch. 90.
[Adopted 7-24-1990; amended in its entirety 6-25-2003]
The purpose of this article is:
A. 
To establish a schedule of fees, pursuant to §§ 8-1c and 22-a-42a(e) of the Connecticut General Statutes, for various land use applications.
[Amended 3-28-2018]
B. 
To establish a reasonable and equitable schedule of fees for reviewing, evaluating and processing applications to the Historic Commission, Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission, Water Pollution Control Authority and Zoning Board of Appeals.
C. 
To encourage land use applicants to become familiar with and review municipal development regulations, to submit land use applications which comply with municipal regulations, and to submit plans and proposals with fewer errors and omissions.
[Amended 3-28-2018]
Fees for the following shall be set from time to time by the Historic District Commission, Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission, Water Pollution Control Authority, Zoning Board of Appeals and state statute, as appropriate:
A. 
Historic District Commission actions.
B. 
Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission.
(1) 
Permits for residential and commercial use, including declaratory rulings, summary rulings, plenary rulings, and for disturbed wetlands or areas in which an activity is proposed.
(2) 
Modification of a previous approval.
(3) 
Wetlands Map amendments.
(4) 
Subdivision review, per-lot fee, IWWC. A fee shall be charged each time plans are resubmitted with substantial new and revised information. This fee is for the entire proposal and not just a section.
C. 
Planning and Zoning Commission.
(1) 
Permits for commercial/industrial buildings, single-family homes and accessory structures/additions. Fees will be determined by the square footage of the proposed building.
(2) 
Site plan review applications. Fees will be determined by the square footage of the proposed building and the impervious surface area.
(3) 
Special exception applications. Fees will be determined by the square footage of the proposed building and the impervious surface area.
(4) 
Change of zoning and subdivision regulations text.
(5) 
Change of Zoning Map.
(6) 
Application for a floating zone for a multifamily complex.
(7) 
Home occupations.
(8) 
Subdivision applications, planning and zoning. A fee shall be charged each time plans are resubmitted with substantial new and revised information. This fee is for the entire proposal and not just a section.
(9) 
A public improvement fee is required at the filing of the approved plans. This includes approvals under site plan review, special exception review, floating zones and subdivisions: a sum to be computed by the Town Engineer, equal to 5% of the estimated public improvements required by the approving commission or board, which is to be paid prior to the endorsement of the Mylars by the Chairman or Secretary of the Planning and Zoning Commission.
D. 
Water Pollution Control Authority actions: all costs incurred by the Town during review, including engineering and legal fees to be paid prior to the endorsement of the agreement.
E. 
Zoning Board of Appeals applications (application fee and/or appeal of action from the Zoning Enforcement Officer).
F. 
Public Act 92-235, the State of Connecticut fee to fund state review agencies.
For the purpose of this article, "public improvements" include, but are not limited to, the construction of new roads, to be constructed to standards approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission, whether such roads are to be privately owned or conveyed to the Town, improvements to existing roads, storm drainage facilities, water and sewer lines, the planting of trees or other landscaping and the installation of retaining walls or other structures, and sediment and erosion controls.
Boards, commissions, councils and departments of the Town of East Haddam are exempt from all fee requirements.
The application fee is not refundable.