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City of Linwood, NJ
Atlantic County
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[Adopted 8-10-1977 by Ord. No. 18-1977]
[1]
Editor's Note: The title of this article was revised 2-11-2009 by Ord. No. 2-2009.
[Last amended 3-8-2006 by Ord. No. 4-2006[1]]
The following fee schedule for applications to the Linwood Planning Board[2] shall be and is hereby adopted, and the fees specified herein shall be paid to the City of Linwood in the amount and manner as more fully set forth herein:
A. 
Subdivisions.
(1) 
Sketch plat, classification: no fee.
(2) 
Minor subdivision application: $500, payable upon filing of application.
(3) 
Preliminary major subdivision application: $1,000, plus $250 per acre for each acre over two, payable upon filing of application.
(4) 
Final major subdivision application: $500, payable upon filing of application.
(5) 
Professional review costs. The applicant shall pay for all reasonable charges for review of minor subdivision application and preliminary and/or final major subdivision application by Board Engineer and Board Attorney. The applicant shall deposit at the time of filing of the application a deposit of $1,000 in the case of a minor subdivision and a deposit of $2,000 in the case of a preliminary major subdivision, and a deposit of $1,000 in the case of a final major subdivision for said professional review costs. If professional review costs exceed the deposit, the excess shall be paid by the applicant prior to hearing of the application. If the deposit exceeds the professional review costs, the excess shall be returned to the applicant as soon as conveniently possible.
[Amended 5-22-2019 by Ord. No. 12-2019]
(6) 
Engineering inspection fee. Prior to final major subdivision approval, the applicant shall deposit with the City on account of engineering inspection costs 5% of the improvement costs, as verified by the Board Engineer. If the engineering inspection costs exceed the deposit, the excess shall be paid to the City by the applicant prior to the acceptance of the improvements by the City. If the deposit exceeds the engineering inspection costs, the excess shall be returned to the applicant as soon as conveniently possible.
(7) 
Review costs for attorney, planner or other professionals retained for review purposes and inspection. The applicant shall reimburse the Planning Board for actual costs incurred.
[Amended 4-11-2018 by Ord. No. 6-2018]
(8) 
All subdivisions applications, minor and major, shall include a fee of $50 per lot added to the application.
B. 
Site plans.
(1) 
Site plan application: $1,000, plus $250 per acre for each acre over two, payable upon filing of application.
(2) 
Professional review costs. The applicant shall pay for all reasonable charges for review of a site plan application by the Board Engineer and Board Attorney. The applicant shall deposit at the time of filing of the application a deposit of $2,000 for said engineering and solicitor review costs. If engineering review costs exceed the deposit, the excess shall be paid by the applicant prior to hearing of the application. If the deposit exceeds the engineering review costs, the excess shall be returned to the applicant as soon as conveniently possible.
[Amended 5-22-2019 by Ord. No. 12-2019]
(3) 
Engineering inspection fee. Prior to final site plan approval, the applicant shall deposit with the City on account of engineering inspection costs 5% of the improvement costs, exclusive of the cost of the buildings to be erected on the site, as verified by the Board Engineer. If the engineering inspection costs exceed the deposit, the excess shall be paid to the City by the applicant prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy to the applicant. If the deposit exceeds the engineering inspection costs, the excess shall be paid to the applicant as soon as conveniently possible.
(4) 
Review costs for attorney, planner or other professionals retained for review purposes and inspection. The applicant shall reimburse the Planning Board for actual costs incurred.
[Amended 4-11-2018 by Ord. No. 6-2018]
C. 
Variances.
[Amended 4-11-2006 by Ord. No. 11-2006; 2-11-2009 by Ord. No. 2-2009; 4-11-2018 by Ord. No. 6-2018; 5-22-2019 by Ord. No. 12-2019]
(1) 
Applications for variances pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70c: $300, payable upon the filing of an application.
(2) 
Professional review costs. The applicant shall pay for all reasonable charges for review of "c" variance applications by the Board Engineer and Board Attorney. The applicant shall deposit at the time of filing of the application a deposit of $500 for said review costs plus $200 for each additional variance sought. If professional review costs exceed the deposit, the excess shall be paid by the applicant prior to hearing of the application. If the deposit exceeds the professional review costs, the excess shall be returned to the applicant as soon as conveniently possible.
(3) 
Applications for variances pursuant to N.J.S.A 55D-70d: $1,000 plus $200 for each and every variance sought, payable upon the filing of an application.
(4) 
Professional review costs. The applicant shall pay for all reasonable charges for review of "d" variance applications by Board Engineer and Board Attorney. The applicant shall deposit at the time of filing of the application a deposit of $1,000 for said review costs. If professional review costs exceed the deposit, the excess shall be paid by the applicant prior to hearing of the application. If the deposit exceeds the professional review costs, the excess shall be returned to the applicant as soon as conveniently possible.
(5) 
Applications filed for appealing the decision of the Zoning Officer shall be $325.
(6) 
Applications filed for the purpose of obtaining an interpretation: $325, payable upon the filing of an application.
(7) 
Applicants making a request for a continuation (requesting to have their application heard at a future meeting) shall pay a fee of $150, payable at the time of the request.
(8) 
Applicants making a request to be heard at a special meeting other than the regular monthly meeting of the Planning Board shall pay a fee of $525, payable at the time of the request.
(9) 
Where one application for development includes several approval requests, the total sum of all of the individual required fees and escrows shall be paid.
D. 
Request for rezoning.
[Amended 4-11-2007 by Ord. No. 12-2007; 2-11-2009 by Ord. No. 2-2009; 4-11-2018 by Ord. No. 6-2018
(1) 
An application for rezoning within the City of Linwood shall be $300.
(2) 
Professional review costs. The applicant shall pay for all reasonable charges for review associated with any request for rezoning performed by the Board Engineer and Board Attorney. The applicant shall deposit at the time of filing of the application a deposit of $500. If professional review costs exceed the deposit, the excess shall be paid by the applicant prior to hearing of the application. If the deposit exceeds the professional review costs, the excess shall be returned to the applicant as soon as conveniently possible.
E. 
Miscellaneous.
[Added 5-22-2019 by Ord. No. 12-2019]
(1) 
Certified lists of owners from Tax Collector: $10, payable upon filing of application.
(2) 
Stenographer. Prior to approval of application, the applicant shall pay proportionate costs for attendance by a stenographer.
(3) 
Transcript of hearing of Planning Board: actual cost to Planning Board; deposit of $500 upon ordering the transcript, with the balance payable upon receipt of the transcript.
(4) 
Publication of decision of Planning Board: $50, payable upon filing of application.
(5) 
Zoning review fee: $500 for all new residential and commercial dwellings; $300 for all residential additions; $50 for all other zoning reviews.
[1]
Editor's Note: Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.
[2]
Editor's Note: The Zoning Board of Adjustment was abolished 4-11-2018 by Ord. No. 6-2018 and its powers and duties granted to the Planning Board.
[Amended 4-11-2018 by Ord. No. 6-2018; 5-22-2019 by Ord. No. 12-2019]
The Planning Board of the City of Linwood shall have the right to waive any of the before-mentioned fees where it is determined by said Board that a delay has been caused solely by the City of Linwood through no fault of the applicant or for other good cause as determined by the Planning Board.
[Added 5-22-2019 by Ord. No. 12-2019]
The list that follows is a summarized list of the fees as specified in Chapter 140.