[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Suffern by L.L. No. 6-2010. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Numerous multifamily tax-exempt residential developments exist in the Village of Suffern. Statistically these developments have produced an extraordinary demand on the Village's emergency services. It is the intent of the Board of Trustees in enacting this chapter that an annual life and safety fee be established in order to permit the Village to continue to provide the same excellent level of service to these developments. Recognizing that it would be inequitable to impose such a fee on established developments, the annual fee will be applicable only to new developments that have not received a building permit as of the effective date of this chapter. In adopting this chapter, the Board of Trustees utilizes the provisions of § 10(ii)(a)(9-a), 10(ii)(a)(12) and 10(ii)(e)(3) of the Municipal Home Rule Law.
An annual life and safety fee of $250 per unit per year shall be charged to the owners of real property located in the Village of Suffern which:
Consist of four or more attached or multifamily residential dwelling units;
Are owned by an entity which is exempt from the payment;
Has occupants who generally reside in the units for more than a month at a time and/or are tenants pursuant to an oral or written lease or other arrangement.
The annual life and safety fee will not apply to properties for which a permanent building permit has been legally and properly issued prior to the effective date of this chapter.