The Council, upon the request by the landowner or developer setting forth the justifications therefor and after receiving the recommendation of the Planning Commission and Municipal Engineer, may, in its sole discretion, approve deviations from the requirements of this ordinance relative to building lines, easements and other matters of minor consideration, provided they are to the best interests of the Municipality and to the proper and best use of the land. No deviations from ordinance provisions shall constitute a variance or waiver of any requirement of the Bethel Park Zoning Ordinance.
The Municipality shall assign a subdivision application number to all subdivision and land development applications, and all matters referring to an application shall be filed in accordance with the subdivision case number. The Municipality shall keep a record of its findings, decisions, and recommendations relative to all plans filed with it for review.
All such records shall be public records.
[Amended 5-8-1989 by Ord. No. 5-8-89F; 2-12-1996 by Ord. No. 2-12-96B; 6-9-2003 by Ord. No. 6-9-03B; 11-12-2012 by Ord. No. 11-12-12F]
Application fee. All applications for subdivision and land development approval shall be accompanied by a fee in accordance with the following schedule:
Review fee. Any costs incurred by the Municipality for consultant fees to review a subdivision or land development application will be borne by the developer.
Development fee. All approved subdivisions involving development shall pay a development permit fee in accordance with the following schedule:
All subdivisions: $125 for the first two lots plus $25 for each additional lot.
Inspection fees. Inspection fees shall be charged to the developer at a minimum of not less than 1 3/4% of the development costs as determined in the development agreement, and in such greater reasonable amount to cover the Municipality's cost of inspections, including, without limitation, fringe benefits, support and administration.
Legal fees. Fees of the Municipal Solicitor for preparation of the development agreement shall be paid by the developer.
All fees shall be credited to the general revenue fund and are not refundable if said application is withdrawn by the applicant or disapproved by Council.
The fee schedule for subdivision and land development related items contained within this section of the Code may be changed from time to time by a resolution of Council. The fees are to be identified within the Bethel Park Code, Chapter 34, Fees.
Prior to release of the approved documents for recording, all fees required to date shall be paid.
[Amended 5-8-1989 by Ord. No. 5-8-89F]
The Municipality may institute and maintain appropriate actions by law or in equity to restrain, correct or abate violations, to prevent unlawful construction, to recover damages and to prevent illegal occupancy of a building, structure or premises in accordance with the MPC.
Furthermore, any person, partnership or corporation who or which has violated the provisions of the Subdivision Ordinance may be prosecuted by the Municipality in accordance with the MPC.