Town of DeWitt, NY
Onondaga County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of DeWitt as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Conservation Commission — See Ch. 8.
Planning Board — See Ch. 37.
Environmental quality review — See Ch. 83.
Fire prevention and building construction — See Ch. 94.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 100.
Mobile home parks — See Ch. 122.
Solid waste — See Ch. 158.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 164.
Zoning — See Ch. 192.
[Adopted 4-11-1983 by L.L. No. 1-1983]
There is hereby created within the Town of DeWitt a separate Department of the town government, to be known as the "Department of Development and Operations."
[Amended 2-15-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991]
The Town Board of the Town of DeWitt enacts this chapter to create a new Department, to be known as the "Department of Development and Operations," to provide for the appointment of a Commissioner of Development and Operations and to define his duties. The Department is created for the purpose of coordinating and efficiently administrating the activities of various town boards, agencies and employees engaged in the regulation, control, planning and processing of land development within the Town of DeWitt and to oversee and supervise the operation of the landfill, engage in long-range planning for the proper disposal of rubbish, trash and garbage and provide for the maintenance of buildings and properties owned by the town.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 15-3, Creation and term of Office of Commissioner of Development and Operations, § 15-4, Qualifications of Commissioner, amended 2-15-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991, and § 15-5, Powers and duties of Commissioner, amended 2-15-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991, were repealed 12-13-2010 by L.L. No. 3-2011, which local law thereby abolished the Office of the Commissioner of Development and Operations and provided that such abolition take effect 1-1-2011 at 12:00 a.m.
[Adopted 12-11-2000 by L.L. No. 7-2000[1]]
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Editor's Note: This local law superseded former § 15-10, Schedule of Development Fees, added 6-8-1992, as amended.
A. 
Abbreviation definitions. The following abbreviations shall be defined as follows:
/a
=
includes certificate occupancy or compliance fee
ARC
=
alteration, repair or conversion
CC
=
construction cost
DP
=
development permit; includes building permit and any other permit for alterations or improvements to a parcel or structure
NAARC
=
new, addition, alteration, repair or conversion
SF
=
square foot
SFGFA
=
square feet gross floor area in covered and enclosed space. In a residence this includes space in an attached garage or storage facility greater than 400 SF and any below-grade habitable space
B. 
Schedule of Development Fees:
[Amended 12-11-2006 by L.L. No. 5-2006; 11-12-2012; 4-10-2017]
Item
Fee
I.
Development permit
A.
Base feea
$75
1.
Residential
plus $26/100 SFGFA
2.
Retail
plus $26/100 SFGFA
3.
Office
plus $32/100 SFGFA
4.
Warehouse
plus $16/100 SFGFA
5.
Other occupancies
plus $32/100 SFGFA
6.
Detached garages
plus $12/100 SFGFA
7.
Specialty itemsb
plus $8/$1,000 construction cost
8.
Operating permitsc
$65
9.
Zoning compliance letter
$65
10.
Codes review
50% of permit fee
11.
Zoning information research
$65
12.
After-hours inspection fee
$95
II.
Zoning Board (see V, below)
1.
For lots 1 acre or less or 3,000 SFGA or less, area variance
$325 plus $75 for additional variance(s)
2.
For all lots greater than 1 acre or greater than 3,000 SFGFA, area variance
$1,500
3.
For all signs
$500
4.
Use variance
$1,000
5.
Special permit
$500
III.
Planning Board (see V, below)
A.
Base feed
$500
Less than 1 acre
No additional fee
Greater than 1 acre, less than 3 acres
plus $1,000
Greater than 3 acres
plus $2,500
1.
Site plan review (SPR) application for new or added square feete
plus $20/1,000 SFGFA
2.
Subdivision review
plus $40/lot
3.
Zone change
$1,500
4.
Amended site plan review
$250
5.
Simple subdivision
$310
IV.
Subdivision parkland fees
R-0, R-1, R-1A, R-2, R-3
$1,000/unit
V.
Technical/engineering fees
Fees to offset review expenses for Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals projects are collected and placed in a separate escrow account at the time of application to the board(s). Generally, the fee ranges from $300 to $4,000. The balance is returned to the applicant at the completion of a project or, if more funds are needed, a written request will be made. Please contact the P&Z office to determine the amount of the escrow fee to be submitted in a separate check made payable to the “Town of DeWitt.”
VI.
Project notice sign rental
$75 1st sign plus $40 for additional sign; $35/sign refund for each sign returned to P&Z
VII.
CRE signs
$300 yearly fee
NOTES:
a.
Base fee for all NYS Uniform Requirements plus local property improvement requirements.
b.
Alterations, repairs, conversions: towers, pools, signs, fences, decks, sheds demolition, grading & filling, etc.
c.
Pyrotechnics, public assembly, hazardous materials.
d.
All site plan review applications.
e.
NAARC of 1,000 square feet or more.
C. 
Schedule of Parkland Fees:
[Added 3-28-2005 by L.L. No. 1-2005; amended 12-11-2006 by L.L. No. 5-2006]
(1) 
R-3, R-2, R-1-A, R-1 and R-0 Districts: $1,000 per unit.
A. 
A development permit, a Planning Board fee or Zoning Board of Appeals application fees(s) shall increase by 100% if construction commences prior to permit issuance.
B. 
A reinspection fee of $40 shall be charged for repeat inspection.
The Town Board may, at its discretion as permitted by law, amend the Schedule of Development Fees as set forth in § 15-10 by resolution of the Town Board.
The Town Board shall have the authority to waive or reduce fees charged to an applicant on a case-by-case basis upon a showing by the applicant of undue hardship. Said applicant shall file an application for fee waiver or reduction with the Department of Development and Operations, who shall bring said application before the Town Board at the next available meeting. The application shall enumerate the reasons for said hardship and be on a form prescribed by the Commissioner of Development and Operations.
This article shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.