[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of New Castle 9-10-2002 by L.L. No. 8-2002. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town of New Castle incurs significant expenses in the operation of the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Town Board, the office of the Building Inspector and the Police Department in administering the Municipal Code. Further, the Town incurs costs in connection with production of documents and photocopying. There is hereby established a chapter whereby the Town Board shall have the authority to impose and collect all reasonably necessary administrative fees in connection with any application as set forth or as may hereinafter be set forth in the laws of the Town of New Castle and review of said applications, including, but not limited to, fees to be paid in connection with any application for licenses, permits, public safety and health matters, and planning, zoning, building and construction approval. These fees are necessary to carry out the Town of New Castle's regulatory measures.
The Town Board shall establish, by resolution, a Master Fee Schedule setting forth the fees to be charged to applicants in connection with all applications made pursuant to the laws of the Town of New Castle, including, but not limited to, any application for licenses, permits, public safety and health matters, and planning, zoning, building and construction approval. The Town Board may also set forth fees in the Master Fee Schedule for reimbursement of various administrative fees, including, but not limited to, the cost of photocopies, preparation of birth and death certificates, and rental of the Town Recreation Hall. The Master Fee Schedule may be amended by resolution from time to time, as the Town Board deems necessary.
All administrative costs that are reasonably necessary in carrying out the objectives of the laws of the Town of New Castle shall be charged to the applicant. Administrative costs shall be set forth in the Master Fee Schedule, and shall be reflected as the actual costs of administering and reviewing such applications by the Town. For the purpose of this chapter, administrative costs shall include, but are not limited to, actual costs involved in processing applications, preparation of hearing notices, publication of hearing notices, providing notice to other governmental agencies, preparation of affidavits of posting and publication, preparation and maintenance of official records regarding the application and municipal review of the application, processing of resolutions, photocopies, preparation of birth and death certificates, rental of the Town Recreation Hall and other similarly related and necessary costs in connection with administering the laws of the Town of New Castle.
Unless otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, the fees required pursuant to this chapter shall be paid in advance upon submission of the application. The failure to submit the full payment required shall render the application incomplete.
Whenever an extension is necessary to prevent an approval from lapsing or becoming otherwise void, the first such request for an extension shall be processed at no charge. The second and each subsequent request for an extension shall be processed only upon prior payment of fees established pursuant to the Master Fee Schedule.