[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hempstead as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-7-2007 by L.L. No. 14-2007]
The purpose of this article is to insure that the Village of Hempstead receives reimbursement for consulting services related to applications made to the Village Board, Planning Board and Board of Appeals.
The Village Board and any of the Village's agencies acting on behalf of the Village, the Planning Board and Village Board of Zoning Appeals, in the review of any application, may refer any such application presented to it to such engineering, planning, legal, environmental or other technical consultant as such Board shall deem reasonably necessary to enable it to review such application as required by law.
The charges made by such consultants shall be in accord with charges usually made for such services in the metropolitan New York region or pursuant to an existing contractual agreement between the Village and such consultant. The consultant charges will be provided to the applicant, and the applicant shall pay the charges to the Village. Upon receipt of the consultant fee from the applicant, the Village will then forward payment to the consultant. Such payment by the applicant shall be made prior to final action on the application.
In the event that an application is required to be reviewed by two or more boards, then in such event and to the extent applicable, the boards shall use the same consultants, who shall in such case prepare one report providing the data, information and recommendations requested by the boards. In all instances, duplications of consultants' reports shall be avoided wherever possible in order to minimize the cost of such consultants' reports to the applicant.