Town of Pine Plains, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Pine Plains 8-19-2010 by L.L. No. 3-2010. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Driveways — See Ch. 142.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 230.
Zoning — See Ch. 275.
A. 
The Town Board enacts this chapter to provide a comprehensive fee schedule for the issuance of building permits and other services rendered by the Town's Building Inspector; for highway work permits issued by the Town Highway Superintendent; for fees charged by the Planning Board in conjunction with subdivision and site plan approval applications; and the payments of sums of money in lieu of setting aside recreational land for each lot in a proposed subdivision pursuant to § 277(4)(c) of the Town Law.
B. 
Prior to the enactment of this chapter, the Town Board reviewed the fees it currently charges its applicants for subdivision and site plan applications; that it charges applicants for highway work payments; that it charges applicants before the Planning Board for subdivision and/or site plan approval; and that it charges applicants for building permits issued by the Building Inspector of the Town of Pine Plains. The Town Board has determined that, in some cases, the current fees charged by the Town do not adequately cover the costs of the review and administration of the applications and the inspection of the development and construction. The Town Board has also compared its fees to the fees for similar applications and permits charged by other municipalities of comparable size to the Town of Pine Plains located within the County of Dutchess, State of New York, and found that the fees charged by the Town of Pine Plains, in many cases, are substantially lower than those charged by other similarly situated municipalities for the same services. The new fee schedule set forth in this chapter raises, where appropriate, those fees of the Town which the Board has determined are too low.
C. 
The Town Board has also observed that the Town has recently experienced substantial increases in developmental pressure and there have been, and may in the future be, applications before the Town Planning Board and the Town Board for development projects which, if approved, will result in substantial increases in the population of the Town of Pine Plains. The Board has determined, after consulting with its Recreation Commission, that the existing facilities in the Town of Pine Plains for active recreation are severely limited and will be inadequate to accommodate the needs of its residents if the currently proposed developments are approved and constructed in the Town of Pine Plains. The Town Board has also determined that there is a shortage of land available to the Town of Pine Plains to construct additional recreational facilities and that the Town has experienced a substantial increase in the market value of real estate within the Town. As a result, the Town Board has determined that the recreation fees charged to applicants in lieu of the setting aside of recreational land in a subdivision plat pursuant to Town Law § 277(4)(c) must be raised to address the strain and impact upon the Town's existing recreational facilities by the proposed development and development which may occur in the future.
This chapter shall be known as the "Town of Pine Plains Fee Schedule Law."
Fees charged by the Code Enforcement Officer/Zoning Enforcement Officer shall be as follows:
Permit/Certificate
Fee
Building permit
Total valuation of cost of construction or other activity undertaken:
Under $500
$10
$501 to $2,000
$25
$2,001 to $25,000
$25 for first $2,000 plus $4 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof
$25,001 to $50,000
$117 for first $25,000 plus $3 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof
Over $50,000
$192 for first $50,000 plus $2 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof
Permits for manufactured homes
Same schedule as for building permits
Permits for swimming pools, tennis courts or other accessory uses
Same schedule as for building permits
Certificate of occupancy search
$50
Sign permit (where no site plan approval is required)
$25
Certificate of occupancy on expired building permit
$150
Building permit renewal
$25
Fees charged by the Zoning Board of Appeals shall be as follows:
Application/Service
Fee
Application for use or area variance
$150
Application for change of nonconforming use
$150
Application for appeal from determination of administrative official
No application fee
Conduct of special meeting at request of applicant
$200
Public notice
$50 or actual cost to ZBA, whichever is greater
Fees charged by the Planning Board shall be as follows:
Application/Service
Fee
Application fee for subdivision sketch plan review
$50
Minor subdivision application
$200 plus $50 for each new lot
Major subdivision application
$500 plus $150 for each new lot
Conduct of special meeting at request of applicant
$200
Payment in lieu of dedication of recreation land
$3,000 per new residential lot or dwelling unit in the event that land is not dedicated for park purposes as determined by the Planning Board in conjunction with a subdivision application
Site plan review application (including extension of nonconforming use)
$200
Special use permit application (including extension of nonconforming use)
$200
Lot line adjustment where no public hearing is required
$100
Lot line adjustment where public hearing is required
$200
Natural subdivision application where no public hearing is required
$100
Natural subdivision application where public hearing is required
$200
Public notice
$50 or actual cost to Planning Board, whichever is greater
(Please note that there are other fees for various licenses and permits that are set by state or local law. Applicants are advised to check with the Town Clerk.)
Fees charged for Town Board applications shall be as follows:
Application/Service
Fee
NND petition application
$750
Public notice
$50 or actual cost to Town Board, whichever is greater
Conduct of special meeting at request of the applicant
$200
Application for zoning amendment
$750
Town Clerk: dog license
$1
Fees charged by the Highway Department shall be as follows:
Permit/Deposit
Fee
Residential driveway entrances (no insurance required):
Single dwelling permit (new construction)
$30
Security deposit
$1,500
2- to 3-lot common driveway permit (new construction)
$300
Security deposit
$1,500
Existing driveway permit (improvements/paving/repaving)
$30
Security deposit
$500
Field (agricultural) entrances (no insurance required):
Permit
$30
Security deposit
$500
Commercial driveways:
Minor commercial driveway permit (new construction)
$150
Security deposit (no insurance required)
$2,000
Major commercial driveway permit (new construction)
$800
Security Deposit (insurance required)
$4,000
Minor commercial driveway permit (improvements/repaving)
$30
Security deposit (no insurance required)
$1,000
Major commercial driveway permit (improvements/repaving)
$400
Security deposit (insurance required)
$3,000
Temporary commercial driveway permit (logging, mining, etc.)
$200
Security deposit (insurance required)
$2,000
Note: The Highway Superintendent may increase or lower security deposits based upon project complexity.
All applicants to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals or Town Board shall be required to reimburse the Town of Pine Plains for the cost of retention of engineering, planning, legal, technical and/or environmental consultants or professionals, the Code Enforcement Officer or Zoning Enforcement Officer as the boards or officials shall deem reasonably necessary to assist the same in review of such application and the inspection and approval of any installations or infrastructure improvements after final approval of such applications in accordance with Article 16 of the Town Law. All such applicants shall be required to establish an escrow account in accordance with Chapter 275, Zoning, § 275-106.
All applicants shall reimburse the Town for expenses incurred in the review of proposed actions in accordance with the provisions of Part 617 NYCRR (SEQRA Regulations) and Chapter 275, Zoning, § 275-107.
The Town Board may, by resolution, at its annual meeting, or at any time thereafter that it deems necessary, amend the fee schedule by resolution without the necessity for adoption of a new local law.