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City of Biddeford, ME
York County
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[Ord. of 2-4-1997(2); Ord. of 6-2-1998(4); Ord. No. 2001.64, 7-17-2001; Ord. No. 2002.5, 2-5-2002; Ord. No. 2003.32, 3-18-2003; Ord. No. 2004.17, 3-16-2004; Ord. No. 2005.7, 2-15-2005]
A. 
Copies of the Zoning Ordinance shall be available from the City Clerk's office. The cost of this ordinance shall be $50, which shall include any amendments made to the ordinance to date. "To date," means the date of purchase.
B. 
(Reserved)
A. 
Blueprint copies of the Zoning Map (one inch equals 1,000 feet) shall be obtained from the City's Engineering Office. The cost for the map shall be $15.
B. 
Colored copies of the Zoning Map (one inch equals 1,000 feet) shall be obtained from the City's Engineering Offices. The cost for the map shall be $35.
C. 
Black-and-white copies of the reduced map (11 inches by 17 inches) shall be obtained from the Building Inspector's office. Cost for these maps shall be $1 each.
D. 
Colored copies of the reduced map (11 inches by 17 inches) shall be obtained from the City's Engineering Office. Cost for these maps shall be $5 each.
E. 
Colored copies of the reduced map (24 inches by 36 inches) shall be obtained from the City's Engineering Office. Cost for these maps shall be $15 each.
F. 
Fees collected for all color copies of the Zoning Map shall be used to further develop the City's geographical information system.
A. 
A draw account shall be set up for engineering review costs for all projects. The engineering review amount is due at the conceptual review stage. The minimum deposit is based on the following spreadsheet. If a project's costs exceed the minimum amounts shown, the applicant shall be required to submit additional funds to cover the review costs.
Schedule for Engineering Review Draw Accounts
Project Types
Minimum Deposit
Private ways (based on number of lots serviced, with no subdivision involved):
1 lot
$400
2 lots
$500
3 to 4 lots
$1,000
5 to 10 lots
$1,500
More than 10 lots, per lot
+$100
Minor subdivisions
$500
Major subdivisions:
Fewer than 5 lots
$1,000
5 to 10 lots
$1,500
11 to 15 lots
$2,000
16 to 25 lots
$2,500
More than 25 lots
$3,000
Amendments to subdivisions:
Minor
$500
Major
$750
Site plan review (based on square feet of new footprint of structures and parking/paving):
Less than 2,000 square feet
$500
2,000 to 9,999 square feet
$1,000
10,000 to 19,999 square feet
$1,200
20,000 to 39,999 square feet
$1,600
40,000 to 59,999 square feet
$2,000
More than 59,999 square feet
$3,000
Amendments to approved site plans (no increase in square feet of footprint of structure and parking/paving)
$500
Extraction review
$1,000
Conditional use permits
$500
Miscellaneous review
$400
B. 
A draw account shall be set up for engineering inspection costs for all applicable projects. The amount is due before final project approval. The minimum deposit is based on the following spreadsheet. If a project's costs exceed the minimum amounts shown, the applicant shall be required to submit additional funds to cover the inspection costs, and occupancy permits may be withheld until these additional fees funds are paid.
Schedule for Engineering Inspection Draw Account
Project Types
Minimum Deposit
Private way (based on number of lots serviced, with no subdivision involved):
1 lot
$500
2 lots
$750
3 to 4 lots
$1,000
5 to 10 lots
$1,500
More than 10 lots, per lot
+$100
Subdivisions:
Fewer than 5 lots
$2,000
5 to 15 lots
$2,500
More than 15 lots
$3,000
Site plan review (based on square feet of new footprint of structures and parking/paving):
Less than 2,000 square feet
$500
2,000 to 9,999 square feet
$1,000
10,000 to 39,999 square feet
$1,500
40,000 to 79,999 square feet
$2,000
More than 80,000 square feet
$3,000
Miscellaneous inspection
$400
C. 
At the end of the review process, any remaining funds shall be returned to the applicant. The City of Biddeford will have 45 days from the date of the notice of decision for review draw accounts to process and forward the remaining funds to the applicant. For inspection draw accounts, the City of Biddeford shall have 45 days from when the engineering department submits its final report approving the project.
A. 
Charges for subdivision review are nonrefundable. The fees shall be as follows:
1. 
Minor subdivisions.
a. 
No more than four lots;
b. 
All lots having required street frontage on existing accepted streets or roads.
(1) 
$500 plus $100 per lot or dwelling unit (40% is due at concept application submission, with the remaining 60% due at preliminary application submission); or
(2) 
$100 for minor revision to approved plans (100% due at time of application).
2. 
Major subdivisions.
a. 
Five or more lots; and/or
b. 
Construction of new street or roadway, either public or private;
c. 
Extension of water and sewer lines to service the several lots.
(1) 
$500 plus $100 per lot or dwelling unit (40% is due at concept application submission, with the remaining 60% due at preliminary application submission);
(2) 
$500 for final (100% due at time of final application); and/or
(3) 
$100 for minor revision to approved plans (100% due at time of application).
3. 
These charges shall be paid at time of application. No project shall be presented to the Planning Board for preliminary approval without having paid these charges.
B. 
Further, in the event that a given project may require more detailed review and analysis, which would include any additional review of preliminary and final review of subdivision plans, excluding the concept, and initial preliminary and final reviews, the Planning Board when determining the level of review needed, will require that a draw account be established to cover the additional costs.
1. 
The Board shall require an estimate of costs for review from the Planning Department and the City Engineer. This cost shall be based on the estimated amount of time needed to review the project and the hourly pay rate for the given department. Work orders for reviews shall be maintained by the Planning/Engineering departments and shall be made part of the project file.
2. 
A minimum of $1,500 shall be deposited with the City through the Planning Department. This sum shall be deposited into a non-interest-bearing draw account. Once authorization is given from the Engineering Department in the form of an invoice, the Finance Department shall make drafts from the draw account, payable to the City of Biddeford. When this account is drawn down to a level of $500 or less, the applicant shall be required to deposit an additional $1,500.
3. 
At the end of the review process, any remaining funds shall be returned to the applicant. The City of Biddeford will have 45 days from the date of the notice of decision to process and forward the remaining draw account to the applicant.
C. 
All applications shall include a nonrefundable administrative fee of $20 to be submitted at the time of application.
A. 
Charges for site review such as for multifamily, commercial, industrial or nonprofit, and other development, are due at the time of application. No project shall be presented to the Planning Board for final approval without having paid these charges. All fees are nonrefundable and are as follows:
(1) 
Site plan review:
a. 
$250 for up to 1,999 square feet footprint of structures and paving/parking;
b. 
$500 for 2,000 to 9,999 square feet footprint of structures and paving/parking;
c. 
$1,000 for 10,000 to 14,999 square feet footprint of structures and paving/parking;
d. 
$1,500 for 15,000 to 19,999 square feet footprint of structures and paving/parking;
e. 
$2,000 for 20,000 to 29,999 square feet footprint of structures and paving/parking;
f. 
For projects with more than 29,999 square feet footprint of structures and paving/parking, $2,000 plus an additional $15 for each additional 1,000 square feet footprint of structures and paving/parking (rounded to the nearest 1,000 square feet).
(2) 
Any conversion with no new construction: $100.
B. 
All applications shall include a nonrefundable administrative fee of $40 to be submitted at the time of application.
C. 
Further, in the event that a given project may require more detailed review and analysis, which would include any additional review of final review of site plans, excluding the pre-conference review, the Planning Board when determining the level of review needed, will require that a draw account be established to cover the additional costs.
1. 
The Board shall require an estimate of costs for review from the Planning Department and the City Engineer. This cost shall be based on the estimated amount of time needed to review the project and the hourly pay rate for the given department. Work orders for reviews shall be maintained by the Planning/Engineering Department shall be made part of the project file.
2. 
A minimum of $1,500 shall be deposited with the City through the Planning Department. This sum shall be deposited into a non-interest-bearing draw account. Once authorization is given from the Engineering Department in the form of an invoice, the Finance Department shall make drafts from the draw account, payable to the City of Biddeford. When this account is drawn down to a level of $500 or less, the applicant shall be required to deposit an additional $1,500.
3. 
At the end of the review process, any remaining funds shall be returned to the applicant. The City of Biddeford will have 45 days from the date of the notice of decision to process and forward the remaining draw account to the applicant.
A. 
Charges for these reviews shall be the same as either subdivision or site review. Basic application fee is $200.
B. 
The applicant shall pay for legal expenses and engineering expenses incurred by the City in reviewing plans.
C. 
All applications shall include a nonrefundable administrative fee of $40 to be submitted at the time of application.
A. 
Any proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance or Zoning Map shall be charged a $1,000 nonrefundable fee, plus the applicant shall pay for legal expenses and engineering expenses incurred by the City in reviewing plans.
B. 
Basic application fees for other reviews such as home occupations, private right-of-way, minor lot line revision, and change of use is $200.
C. 
All applications shall include a nonrefundable administrative fee of $40 to be submitted at the time of application.
A. 
$1,000 per application (this includes contract and conditional zoning, and would not be proposed until passed the concept stage at Council).
B. 
The applicant shall pay for legal expenses and engineering expenses incurred by the City in reviewing plans, contract documents and developing the agreement.
C. 
All applications shall include a nonrefundable administrative fee of $40 to be submitted at the time of application.
A. 
A fee of $50 shall be charged to cover administrative costs for administrative appeals and variance requests. Such fee shall be paid by check to the City of Biddeford at time of application.
B. 
The applicant may be charged additional costs for photocopying and legal reviews. Such costs shall be substantiated by invoice from the legal firm involved or a listing of copies made (photocopying costs shall not exceed $50).
C. 
Applicants shall pay for first class postage for notification of abutters. This cost shall be billed to the applicant prior to final approval of plans.
Review fee: $100, due at time of application. All applications shall include a nonrefundable administrative fee of $40 to be submitted at the time of application.
A. 
Review fee: $100, due at time of application. All applications shall include a nonrefundable administrative fee of $40 to be submitted at the time of application.
B. 
Further, in the event that a given project may require more detailed review and analysis, the Planning Board when determining the level of review needed, will require that a draw account be established to cover the additional costs.
1. 
The Board shall require an estimate of costs for review from the Planning Department and the City Engineer. This cost shall be based on the estimated amount of time needed to review the project and the hourly pay rate for the given department. Work orders for reviews shall be maintained by the Planning/Engineering Departments and shall be made part of the project file.
2. 
A minimum of $1,500 shall be deposited with the City through the Planning Department. This sum shall be deposited into a non-interest-bearing draw account. Once authorization is given from the Engineering Department in the form of an invoice, the Finance Department shall make drafts from the draw account, payable to the City of Biddeford. When this account is drawn down to a level of $500 or less, the applicant shall be required to deposit an additional $1,500.
3. 
At the end of the review process, any remaining funds shall be returned to the applicant. The City of Biddeford will have 45 days from the date of the notice of decision to process and forward the remaining draw account to the applicant.
[Added 4-16-2013 by Ord. No. 2013.25]
A. 
Commission review: application fee of $100, plus administration fee of $40.
B. 
Subcommittee review of minor applications: no fee.