[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tarrytown 12-19-2012 by L.L. No. 11-2012. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Findings of fact. On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit the region causing damage to structures. Structures in the Village of Tarrytown were damaged due to the hurricane and those structures require repair which must be processed through the Village's Building Department. There is currently no mechanism available to the Board of Trustees to waive the fees normally charged for repair work by the Building Department for the repair work associated with Hurricane Sandy. The Board is desirous of creating such a mechanism to waive Building Department fees.
Legislative intent. The Board of Trustees believes that it is important to waive the Building Department fees associated with damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to help to alleviate ongoing costs incurred by property owners due to the hurricane.
The Board of Trustees does hereby waive all fees charged by the Building Department and payable to the Village of Tarrytown associated with repair work to structures in the Village that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Any fees charged and payable to entities other than the Village of Tarrytown relating to said repair work shall not be waived.
The applicant, submitting an application to the Building Department for damage-related repair work, shall provide proof sufficient to the Building Inspector that the damage for which an application is being submitted was caused by the declared disaster.
Due to the timing required to adopt a local law associated with the waiver of Building Department fees, the waiver of the Building Department fees shall be retroactive for damage repairs caused by Hurricane Sandy.
This chapter shall take effect immediately, as provided by law.