[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Elsmere 3-8-2018 by Ord. No. 636. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Whenever the Town of Elsmere finds it necessary and prudent to seek the assistance of professionals, such as but not limited to engineers, attorneys or any other professional and the Town is charged a fee by those professionals, it shall be the responsibility of the applicant to pay those additional fees incurred by the Town prior to the issuance of a permit, the scheduling of a hearing or the processing of any application.
The Town shall make every attempt to notify the applicant of the estimated additional costs which they may be responsible for, prior to incurring those costs. The standard permit fee shall still apply, and these costs shall be in addition to any other fees that the Town currently charges.
Should the applicant feel that these additional fees are excessive or improper, they may appeal the assessment of any additional fee to the Mayor and Council. Should such an appeal be requested, it will be heard at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Mayor and Council. The Mayor and Council may call a special meeting to consider an appeal should they deem it necessary.