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[Adopted as Rev. Ords. 1976, §§ 2-112 to 2-118 (Rev. Ords. 1989, §§ 2-271 to 2-278)][2]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Art. II, Conservation Commission, adopted as Rev. Ords. 1976, §§ 2-101 to 2-104 (Rev. Ords. 1989, §§ 2-241 to 2-244), was deleted 8-21-2017 by Ord. No. 2018-4. See now Administrative Code §§ A-201 and A-208. Former Article II was amended 2-7-2005 by Ord. No. 05-126.
[2]
Editor's Note: Original §§ 15-13, 15-14 and 15-15 relating to the establishment, membership, terms of office, officers and powers and duties of the Planning Board, § 15-17, Compensation; clerical and other assistants, and § 15-20, Board of Appeals, of this article were deleted 8-21-2017 by Ord. No. 2018-4. See now Administrative Code §§ A-201, A-203 and A-215. Former § 15-20 was amended 12-16-2002 by Ord. No. 02-060A.
It shall be the duty of the Planning Board, and such Board is hereby authorized, to prepare and maintain a long-range program of projects.
A. 
For the purposes of this section, the word "project" shall mean any project for which the City is authorized to incur indebtedness for the construction of buildings and additions thereto, including the original equipment and furnishing of such buildings or additions, and for the construction of other facilities and utilities.
B. 
Each department, officer, board and commission of the City who or which proposes to undertake any such project shall prepare and submit to the Planning Board, at such times and in such form as the Board may require, his/her or its requests for projects. The Planning Board shall study each request so submitted and develop projects of its own, and the Board shall submit to the Mayor between November 1 and December 1 of each year a report containing a list of all such projects so requested or developed and its recommended long-range program for such projects. Such report shall show the estimated cost of each project as recommended therein.
C. 
For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this section, the Planning Board may employ temporarily such architects, engineers, contractors and consultants as it deems necessary and may expend such sums as may be appropriated therefor. The Planning Board may request and shall receive from the several officers, departments, boards and commissions of the City such assistance as it may require in carrying out the purposes of this section.
A. 
The Planning Board shall report annually, in the month of January, to the Mayor and City Council, giving information regarding the condition of the City and any plans or proposals for its development and estimates of the cost thereof, and shall make such other reports as may be required by law.
B. 
The Planning Board shall also report annually, not later than the third Monday in March, to the Mayor and City Council, giving a review of the existing Zoning Ordinance with suggested or proposed amendments, if any, and alterations or revisions to the same, if any. The Planning Board may request and shall receive from the several officers, departments, boards and commissions of the City such assistance as it may require in carrying out this purpose.
[Added 10-3-1977 by Ord. No. 19645; amended 5-19-2008 by Ord. No. 08-238]
A. 
Before a hearing is held on any application under design review procedures, the applicant shall deposit a fee of $100 with the City Treasurer, who shall give a receipt therefor and shall certify on the application that such fee has been paid. Fees deposited in accordance with this section shall be paid into the City treasury and belong to the City.
B. 
There shall be an administrative fee for all site plan review applications in the amount of $500, plus $0.10 per square foot of gross floor area for every development proposal with a gross floor area of 5,000 square feet or more.
[Amended 8-21-2017 by Ord. No. 2018-4]
C. 
There shall be an administrative fee of $600 for each slope protection special permit application, except in cases where a site plan review application and a slope protection special permit application are filed jointly, in which case the administrative fee for the slope protection special permit application shall be $300.