Village of Piermont, NY
Rockland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Piermont 9-20-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 8-18-2009 by L.L. No. 6-2009]
The purpose of this chapter is to provide for a consolidated schedule of fees to be charged in the administration of Village laws, regulations and resolutions, and to provide for a schedule of benefit based charges or user fees requiring the person or entity receiving or benefiting from the use of Village property or services to hold an event to pay for municipal resources necessitated by said event.
This chapter shall be known as the "Standard Schedule of Fees of the Village of Piermont."
The fees set forth herein shall apply to the provisions of all of the local laws, regulations and resolutions of the Village of Piermont adopted prior to the date of this local law and shall supersede any specific fee contained or referred to therein.
[Amended 10-5-1993 by L.L. No. 4-1993; 4-19-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994; 6-3-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997]
A. 
Applications to the Village Board:
[Amended 12-1-2015 by L.L. No. 2-2016]
(1) 
Petition to amend Zoning Code: $250 plus costs and expenses, including advertising and transcription costs, incurred in hearing and deciding the petition, plus the fees required in Subsection E below.
(2) 
Application for special permit and site plan review: $250 plus costs and expenses, including advertising and transcription costs, incurred in hearing and deciding the application, plus the fees required in Subsection E below.
(3) 
The minimum escrow amount required for any application to the Village Board shall be $750.
B. 
Applications to the Zoning Board of Appeals:
[Amended 12-1-2015 by L.L. No. 2-2016]
(1) 
Interpretation of Zoning Code: $250 plus costs and expenses, including advertising and transcription costs, incurred in hearing and deciding the application, plus the fees required in Subsection E below.
(2) 
Variances: $250 plus costs and expenses, including advertising and transcription costs, incurred in hearing and deciding the application, plus the fees required in Subsection E below.
(3) 
The minimum escrow amount required for any application to the Zoning Board of Appeals shall be $1,500.
C. 
Applications to the Planning Board:
(1) 
Subdivision plat application: $250, plus $250 per lot proposed charged for each of the four stages of subdivision approval set forth in Village Code § 174-4 (sketch, pre-preliminary, preliminary, and final), plus costs and expenses, including advertising and transcription costs incurred in hearing and deciding the application, plus the fees required in Subsection E below.
[Amended 4-20-2016 by L.L. No. 4-2016]
(2) 
Site plan application: $250, plus $25 for each proposed residential unit or each 1,000 square feet of nonresidential floor area, plus costs and expenses, including advertising and transcription costs, incurred in hearing and deciding the application, plus the fees required in Subsection E below.
(3) 
Inspection fee for subdivision or site plan improvements: 1/2 of 1% of the amount of a performance bond or the cost of public improvement, whichever is greater, but not less than $100. For the purpose of this chapter, "public improvement" shall include but not be limited to curbs, sidewalks, roadways, sewer- and storm-drainage systems, utilities, parks, squares and common recreation areas, whether or not title remains with the applicant or is conveyed to the municipality.
(4) 
Maintenance bond for subdivision or site plan improvements, or completion of the improvements or release of the performance bond: 5% of the performance bond or value of the public improvements, whichever is greater.
(5) 
The minimum escrow amount required for any application to the Planning Board shall be $1,500.
[Added 12-1-2015 by L.L. No. 2-2016]
(6) 
Fee for continuation of agenda items: $200 for each continued agenda item after the second appearance before the Planning Board after the effective date of this subsection, and $150 for each publication, provided that the Planning Board may waive such continuation fee if it finds, in its discretion, that the delay was not occasioned by the applicant.
[Added 9-25-2018 by L.L. No. 5-2018]
D. 
Applications to the Building Inspector. The Building Department shall post a schedule of all fees pertaining to applications to the Building Inspector and shall attach such fee schedule to any application form maintained by the Building Department. Said fee schedule may be amended by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
[Amended 3-14-2000 by L.L. No. 9-2000; 5-2-2000 by L.L. No. 11-2000; 5-1-2001 by L.L. No. 3-2001]
E. 
Reimbursement for Village technical consultant services.
(1) 
The Village Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board, in the review of any application or petition described above, may refer such application or petition presented to it to such engineering, planning, technical, legal or environmental 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. All such charges shall be paid upon submission of a Village voucher. The applicant shall reimburse the Village for the cost of such consultant services upon submission of a copy of the voucher therefor, receiving full credit for all moneys paid pursuant to any per-lot unit or space charge required herein. In the event that an application is required to be reviewed by the Village Board and any other Board then, in such event and to the extent applicable, both Boards shall use the same consultants, who shall in such case prepare one report providing the date, information and recommendations requested by both 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.
[Amended 12-1-2015 by L.L. No. 2-2016]
(2) 
The payment of such costs shall be deducted from an escrow account to be established at the time any such application is made, in an amount determined by the Village Board in accordance with the Village's fee schedule or as determined by resolution of the Village Board of Trustees. Such escrow account must be maintained in an amount sufficient to pay such fees or costs at the time they are incurred and must be replenished as directed by the Village Treasurer, but in no event shall the escrow account be maintained in an amount less than minimum amounts required for applications as set forth in this chapter.
(3) 
No permits, variances, licenses, subdivision, site plan or other approvals or authorizations shall be issued, no applications therefor shall be considered, and no informal conference, preliminary review or other procedure in relation thereto shall be conducted by the Village Board, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Architectural Review Board, Environmental Conservation Board, Building Inspector or any other board, commission or agency of the Village, with respect to any premises within the Village after the effective date of this subsection, unless and until all outstanding Code violations on said premises are resolved and all amounts due the Village in real estate taxes, special assessments and any other payments chargeable to the owner or possessor of said premises, together with all penalties and interest thereon, shall have been paid in full.
[Amended 9-25-2018 by L.L. No. 5-2018]
F. 
Parking permit fees.
[Amended 6-19-2007 by L.L. No. 7-2007; 12-1-2015 by L.L. No. 2-2016]
(1) 
Annual Pier parking permit fees (January 1 through December 31):
(a) 
Piermont residents: no charge.
(b) 
Orangetown residents: $125.
(c) 
All others: $175.
(d) 
All annual permits applied for and issued after October 1 (valid through December 31): $75.
(e) 
Daily parking permits: $15.
(2) 
Overnight parking permits (residents only): $210 per year.
[Amended 2-18-2020 by L.L. No. 3-2020]
(3) 
Annual Goswick Pavilion Park parking permit fees (January 1 through December 31):
[Added 9-17-2019 by L.L. No. 8-2019]
(a) 
Piermont residents: no charge.
(b) 
Orangetown residents: $125.
(c) 
All others: $175.
(d) 
All annual permits applied for and issued after October 1 (valid through December 31): $75.
(e) 
Daily parking permits: $15.
G. 
Applications to the Architectural Review Commission.
(1) 
All applicants: $100.
H. 
Pavilion rental: $700, except the Pavilion rental fee for village residents and for a duly constituted not-for-profit corporations shall be $300.
[Added 8-18-2009 by L.L. No. 6-2009; amended 2-18-2020 by L.L. No. 3-2020]
(1) 
All persons or entities renting the Pavilion shall post a refundable security deposit in the amount of $500.
I. 
Permit fees for special events.
[Added 8-18-2009 by L.L. No. 6-2009; amended 12-1-2015 by L.L. No. 2-2016; 6-20-2017 by L.L. No. 4-2017]
(1) 
Major events:
(a) 
$500 per hour, with a minimum of three hours being charged for each major special event, provided that the application is made no later than 60 days prior to the major special event.
(b) 
$750 per hour, with a minimum of three hours being charged for each major special event, provided that the application is made less than 60 days prior to the major special event.
(2) 
Low-impact events:
(a) 
$250 per hour, with a minimum of three hours being charged for each low-impact special event.
(b) 
The total fee can be set at less than $250 per hour based upon determination of the Chief of Police and DPW Superintendent calculating historic costs associated with similar low-impact special events.
(3) 
When considering an application for a special event, the Village Board may, by resolution, cap the fees charged for any special event at the actual cost incurred by the Village, or upon the estimated cost based on historic cost assessment.
All petitions for refunds shall be made to the Village Board. Refunds of fees will be allowed in proportion to the status of the applications and any funds expended in the processing of such applications. In no case shall more than 50% of the fee be refundable. Where applications are submitted which do not contain the required materials for review, an administrative fee of 10% of the application fee will be assessed with the returned application. No fee is refundable after scheduling of a required public hearing. Where the fee provides for the reimbursement to the Village of the cost of consultant services, such reimbursements shall be made prior to final action on the application.
The Village Board shall periodically review the fee schedule set forth in this chapter and shall by resolution, after a public hearing for which notice shall be given 10 days prior thereto, amend the fees set forth herein.
[Added 8-18-2009 by L.L. No. 6-2009]
In the event that any provision of this Local Law shall be declared unconstitutional or otherwise invalid by a Court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions of this law shall continue in full force and effect.