[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Suffield as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Certain applications for extraordinarily large and/or significant projects pose environmental, traffic, and/or other problems beyond the expertise of the Planning and Zoning Commission's staff to evaluate and make appropriate recommendations. In such instances, if the Commission, after reviewing the matter with its staff, reasonably concludes that an outside, independent study or consultation is necessary for the Commission to decide the issue before it, the Commission may require an applicant, as a condition of processing its application, to pay for the cost of such a study or consultation. In such cases the applicant will be required to place a sum not to exceed $10,000 into a fee account, the balance of which will be returned to the applicant after the study and/or consultation is completed.