RESOLUTION #2-2017 FEE SCHEDULE

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Greene has reviewed all fees of the said Township dealing with applications, registrations, permits and licenses and is now prepared to adopt a unified fee schedule for the Township.

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF GREENE, and it is hereby resolved by authority of the same, that the fees of the Township of Greene, effective immediately, will be, and shall remain until revised by the same authority, as follows:

 

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PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT: 2

BUILDING PERMITS. 2

CONSTRUCTION CODE APPEAL. 2

DRIVEWAY OPENING PERMITS. 2

GRADING PERMITS. 2

LOGGING PERMITS. 3

SUBDIVISION/LAND DEVELOPMENT/SEWAGE PLANNING. 3

ZONING HEARING; SPECIAL EXCEPTION; CONDITIONAL USE REQUEST; MODIFICATION TO THE ZONING MAP/ORDINANCE. 3

ZONING PERMITS. 4

SEWAGE TESTING/PERMITTING: 4

ROAD PERMITS. 5

MISCELLANEOUS FEES. 8

COPIES. 8

LATE FEES. 8

MUNICIPAL LIEN LETTERS. 8

NEWSLETTER. 8

NEWSLETTER MAILING FEE. 8

NON-SUFFICIENT FUND CHECKS. 9

PARK PAVILION AND TOWNSHIP GARAGE USE. 9

TRANSIENT VENDOR LICENSE. 9

 

PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT:

BUILDING PERMITS:

Permits for all buildings requiring inspections shall be issued under a contract with Code.sys who shall administer the Uniform Construction Code and charge fees that are established in their agreement with Greene Township. The fine for failure to comply with the Uniform Construction Code Act 45 of 1999 shall be $1,000.00, per the UCC regulations.

NOTE: Building permit applications submitted by Hookstown or Georgetown Borough property owners shall include a $25.00 administrative fee.

CONSTRUCTION CODE APPEAL:

The fee for filing an application to appeal the findings of the Building Code Officer shall be $695.00 (or as amended from time to time by the Beaver County COG Regional Appeals Board). Actual allowable costs will be billed to the applicant prior to receipt of the findings of the Appeals Board.

DRIVEWAY OPENING PERMITS:

No permit for a new dwelling shall be granted until an approved driveway has been constructed. The fee for obtaining a permit to open any street or sidewalk in the Township shall be $150.00, plus a deposit of $100.00, which deposit will be refunded upon satisfactory completion of the work and restoration of the road surface.  Requests for inspections shall require a 24 hour notice.  $25.00 shall be deducted from the deposit for each inspection needed in excess for two, necessitated by the applicant’s disregard of instructions.  Additional fees may be charged in the event that guiderails have to be removed and replaced.

 GRADING PERMITS:

The application fee for a permit to grade areas under Section 170:55 of the Greene Township Zoning Ordinance shall be $200.00 for 0-5 acres disturbed, and $300.00 for over 5 acres disturbed. Application fee includes a $20.00 administration fee. Actual costs incurred (beyond the application fee) shall be payable by the applicant prior to issuance of the permit.

LOGGING PERMITS:

A non-refundable application fee for a permit to conduct a logging operation required under Ordinance 01-2012 shall be $200.00, in addition to a Road Bond application, if required.

SUBDIVISION/LAND DEVELOPMENT/SEWAGE PLANNING:

An initial payment of $800.00 (plus $50.00 per lot in excess of 3 lots) shall be due and payable upon submission of the application to the Township, prior to acceptance by the Planning Commission. (Of that fee, the Township administrative portion shall be $150.00 FOR THREE LOTS OR LESS plus $50.00 per additional lot thereafter. Actual costs incurred by the Township in obtaining engineering and sewage planning reviews will be assessed prior to the final recording of the Plan.)

An initial payment of $250.00 shall be due if the subdivision is for a Boundary Shift only, creating no new lots. (The administrative portion shall be $100.00, with additional actual costs incurred payable prior to recording.)   

An initial payment of $200.00 for Site Plan reviews for Land Development shall be due upon submission, plus $25.00 per additional lot. (The administrative portion shall be $75.00, with additional actual costs incurred by the Township for professional reviews payable prior to recording.)

Requests for Non-Building Waiver extinguishments shall be $100.00 for one lot, and $25.00 per additional lot.  (Application fee is administrative only. All costs incurred by the Township for required reviews shall be assessed prior to recording)

Requests for non-subdivision sewage facilities planning required for community sewage systems or multiple dwelling situations shall be $50.00 administrative fee plus actual costs incurred by the Township.

ZONING HEARING; SPECIAL EXCEPTION; CONDITIONAL USE REQUEST; MODIFICATION TO THE ZONING MAP/ORDINANCE:

The fee for an application for a Zoning Variance Hearing, a Conditional Use Permit, or a modification to the Zoning Ordinance/Map of the Township of Greene shall be $300.00, to be remitted to the Township Secretary at the time of said application (Zoning Permit not included). This fee is non-refundable, and expenses incurred by the Township in connection with the application that are in excess of the original $300.00 fee shall be invoiced to the applicant.  Additional expenses shall be remitted to the Secretary prior to the relevant governing body rendering a written decision on the matter.

ZONING PERMITS:

  • Permits for Zoning approval for all residential structures shall be $75.00.

  • Permits to conduct a new business permissible under the Zoning Ordinance shall be $90.00, in addition to a Zoning Permit needed for a new building for same.

  • Permits for Zoning approval for Commercial structures (including Cellular Communication Towers) shall be $115.00 for each structure, in addition to a fee of $90.00 for a business permit, if required. Additional equipment added to Communications Towers requiring the Zoning Officer’s signature shall be $65.00.

  • Permits for Zoning approval for Industrial structures shall be $315.00 for each structure, in addition to a fee of $90.00 for a business permit, if required.

  • The annual permit for Automotive Recycling and Salvage Yards, per Chapter 106 of the Greene Township Code shall be $315.00.

  • Annual inspection fee for Automotive Service Stations permitted by Special Exception are $65.00.

  • Business signs requiring fees per Section 170-45 shall be $75.00.*

*added May 6, 2014 by motion at monthly meeting

SEWAGE TESTING/PERMITTING:

APPLICATION FOR TESTING for a permit for installation of a new single-family sewage system shall be $1,175.00 per single unit. Original application covers four test probes and issuance of permit and final inspection. Additional probes will be billed to the applicant prior to the issuance of the permit. The Sewage Enforcement Officer will compute costs for larger systems.

APPLICATION TO REPAIR existing systems shall be $570.00; additional fees depending upon repairs required.

TRANSFER TESTING RESULTS INTO NEW OWNER’S NAME,

VERIFICATION OF TESTING RESULTS shall be $120.00.

CONNECTING A NEW DWELLING TO AN EXISTING SEPTIC SYSTEM shall be $220.00 and HOLDING TANKS shall be $1,000.00  plus $50 administrative fee for each tank. A security escrow will be required for all in-ground holding tanks. EACH ADDITIONAL SITE INSPECTION shall be $120.00.  Anything not covered above shall be at the SEO’s hourly rate of $80/hr plus $20 administrative fee  for each.

NOTE: All permits for septic systems include a $20.00 administrative fee ($50 for holding tanks), and actual costs above the application fee that are billed to the Township by the Sewage Officer shall be paid by the applicant prior to permit issuance.

 ROAD PERMITS

HIGHWAY OCCUPANCY:

The fee for placement of permanent utility poles or similar structures on the right of way of Township-owned Roads shall conform to the schedule established by PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.   The Townships fee for like services shall follow these rates, as may be changed from time to time without adopting further resolutions.

ROAD BONDING/EXCESS MAINTENANCE AGREEMENTS:

The amount of bond required for hauling on township roads in excess of posted weight limits shall be calculated at the rate of $6,000.00 per mile or portion thereof for unpaved roads and $12,500.00 per mile or portion thereof for paved roads, with a non-refundable administrative fee of $200.00 per bond/EMA payable to the Township Treasurer with the application.  Interest on cash bonds will be retained as on-going monthly administrative costs.

ROAD OCCUPANCY PERMITS:

These fees are applied to the administrative costs incurred in reviewing the application and plan(s) and issuing and processing the permit, including the preliminary review of the site location identified in the application, whether or not a permit is issued and processed.                                                              

  1. Application Fee

  2. a) Utility $75.00

  3. b) Driveways $50.00 (non-refundable) Bond Fee $200.00 (to be refunded upon successful inspection) for a total of $250.00 of which  $50.00 will be deducted for each inspection in excess of 2 required by disregarding the RoadMaster’s instructions. 

  4. Supplement Fee, for each six-month time extension, each submitted change, $25.00.

  5. Exemptions (see below for list of exemptions)

 GENERAL PERMIT INSPECTION FEES

These fees are applied to the costs incurred in the preliminary review of the location covered by the permit, and/or spot inspection of the permitted work, and/or subsequent inspection after the permitted work has been completed to ensure compliance with Township specifications and permit provisions.

  1. Underground Facilities – i.e., pipe lines, buried cables, conduits, manholes, headwalls, inlet and grates. This fee is calculated on the TOTAL linear feet of the facility or facilities being permitted within the right-of-way, regardless of whether the surface is opened.

(a)  Physically connected facility or facilities, first 25 feet or fraction thereof, each section $50.00.

(b)  Additional physically connected facilities, each 50 feet or fraction thereof,   $25.00.

  1. Surface Openings – These fees are calculated on the total linear feet of the opening being permitted within different areas of the right-of-way.

  • Total linear feet of opening each (50 feet increment or fraction thereof):

(1)  Opening in pavement / improved surface $100.00

(2)  Opening in shoulder $50.00

(3)  Opening outside pavement and shoulder $25.00

            (b)  If a longitudinal opening simultaneously occupies 2 or more road areas identified in (a), only the higher fee will be charged. Linear distances shall be measured to the nearest foot.

  1. Surface Openings of less than 25 square feet, i.e. service connections performed independently of underground facility installation, pipe line repairs, each opening:

(1)  Opening in pavement / improved surface $75.00

(2)  Opening in shoulder $40.00

(3)  Opening outside pavement and shoulder $25.00

If an opening simultaneously occupies 2 or more road areas identified in subparagraphs (1) – (3), only the higher fee will be charged.

  1. Non-emergency that bores Holes in Pavement or Shoulder (each hole) $10.00

  2. Other (i.e., bank removal, sidewalk and curb) $00

EXEMPTIONS

      Permit issuance fees and general permit inspection fees are not payable by any of the following:

  1. The Commonwealth or Federal governments.

  2. Government authorities organized under the laws of the Commonwealth.

  3. Charitable organizations that are in compliance with Act No. 337, approved 8/9/63, as amended (churches, schools, etc.).

 ADDITIONAL INSPECTION FEES

If the Township determines that the permitted work is of sufficient magnitude or importance to warrant assignment of one or more persons to inspect the permitted work on a more than spot inspection basis or if the Township determines that the Township engineer shall provide periodic inspection of the work, the permit will so indicate and the permittee shall be charged for additional expenses incurred by the Township for said services.

 OVERWEIGHT VEHICLE MOVEMENT PERMIT:

The fee for each movement of an Overweight Vehicle as defined by the Overweight Vehicle Ordinance, shall be $200.00.

 MISCELLANEOUS FEES

COPIES:

Paper copies shall be twenty-five (25) cents per page per side (color copies shall be thirty (30) cents per side). The certification of a record is $1 per record. Specialized documents including, but not limited to blue prints and non-standard sized documents shall be charged the actual cost of production. If mailing is requested, the cost of postage will be charged. The township shall require prepayment if the total fees are estimated to exceed $100.

LATE FEES:

A late fee of $10.00 shall be added to each outstanding invoice of over 30 days, and shall accrue at the rate of $10.00 for each month the invoice remains unpaid.

MUNICIPAL LIEN LETTERS:

The fee for issuance of a Municipal Lien Letter by the Township Secretary shall be $25.00.

 NEWSLETTER:

Ads – The fee for business ads in the Township’s newsletter shall be as follows, per Resolution 14-2009.  Only business card size ads will be accepted, and will be published at the following rate:

One issue                  $40.00

Two Issues                $75.00

Three Issues             $110.00

Four Issues               $140.00

NEWSLETTER MAILING FEE:

The fee for mailing the Township Newsletter to addresses outside the Township shall be $6.00 per year, payable in advance.

NON-SUFFICIENT FUND CHECKS:

The fee for presenting a check to the administration of Greene Township, which does not have sufficient funds to process, shall be $30.00 plus any fees imposed upon the Township’s account by the Township’s depository.

 PARK PAVILION AND TOWNSHIP GARAGE USE:

Fee to reserve the Mill Creek Park picnic pavilion for “family-style” picnics shall be $75.00, with $25.00 refunded upon inspection that no damages have been done to Township property and the trash placed in receptacles.

Fee to reserve the Township Garage for larger gatherings shall be a non-refundable fee of $100.00

No tournaments may be held on the grounds unless sanctioned by the South Side Athletic Organization.

TRANSIENT VENDOR LICENSE:

The annual license for transient retail businesses shall be $50.00. Events sponsored by a single entity i.e. an individual, organization, business, association, corporation, etc. (whether or not said entity itself meets the definition of a transient retail business) hosting multiple transient retail businesses shall pay $100.00 if fifty (50) or less transient retail businesses participate in the event and $200.00 if greater than 50 transient retail businesses participate in the event.

 Resolved and enacted this 9th day of January 2017.

SEAL

ATTEST BY SECRETARY:                              TOWNSHIP OF GREENE

_________________________                 BY_________________________

Kimberly A. Moore                                           Chairman

Secretary/Treasurer