[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Secaucus 5-10-94 as Ord. No. 94-10. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town of Secaucus requires that all commercial and residential developers developing properties whereby road and infrastructure improvements are planned pay for all municipal engineering inspections and administrative costs of the Town of Secaucus in connection with inspections by the Town Engineer and/or Construction Code Official. This fee is mandatory unless waived by the Mayor and Council.
Prior to any permit being issued by the Town of Secaucus for the construction, renovation, demolition, or other activities, requiring inspections by the Town Engineer and/or the Construction Code Official, or Subcode Official, the owner of the property or applicant shall pay into an escrow account established by the Town of Secaucus the approximate costs of inspections of the construction site, renovation site, demolition site, as the case may be, an amount consistent with the following:
The deposit as required herein shall be paid in the manner required by the Town of Secaucus and held in a noninterest bearing account and disbursed as approved by the Mayor and Council. In the event that the inspection costs are less than the amounts on deposit by the owner or applicant, the difference shall be refunded to the owner or applicant, if so requested by the owner or applicant, within 120 days of the completion of the improvement/project.
It shall be required of the Town Engineer and the Construction Code Official to tabulate all costs associated with the inspection of the aforesaid subject improvements or infrastructure improvements and keep the same on file with the Town of Secaucus and provide the same to the owner or applicant as requested by the owner or applicant.
All payments to the Town Engineer shall be approved by the Mayor and Council.