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      Town of                 Saratoga                   


     Local Law No.            1          of the year 2007


A local law   amending the Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Saratoga (LL #1 of 1981) in respect to certain fees and charges.

Be it enacted by the       Town Board            of the

                 (Name of Legislative Body)


     Town of                Saratoga                                  as follows:  


Local Law No. 1 of 1981 of the Town of Saratoga, the Zoning Ordinance, is hereby amended in the following respects:




Article X, Section 5 is hereby amended as follows:


Section 5 - Fees


Floor Area Improvement Fee

Up to 2,000 sq. ft.

$   350.00

Each 100 sq. ft. over 2,000 sq. ft.

$     15.00

Buildings for agricultural pursuits

$   100.00

Telecommunication Tower


Accessory use buildings, each 100 sq. ft.

$     15.00

Minimum fee

$     50.00

swimming pools

$     50.00

For improvements that don’t have quantifiable floor areas, including porches, decks & septic systems

$     50.00





Article VIII, Section 3 is hereby amended by adding a new Subdivision D as follows:


D.                Fees for Special Permit Applications:  An application for a special permit for a home occupation or home industry shall be accompanied by a $200.00 application fee.  An application for a special permit for mining activity shall be accompanied by a $2,000.00 application fee.  All other applications for a special permit


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shall be accompanied by a $500.00 application fee. In addition to an application fee, the Planning Board may require the applicant to pay for engineering costs incurred by the Town for review, consultation and inspections on behalf of the Town.



            Article X, Section 3(A) is hereby amended as follows:

A.   The owner of the land or agent thereof shall submit an application for a PUD rezoning to the Town Board.  An application fee of $3,000.00 shall accompany the application.  A sketch plan, drawn to scale, together with a narrative description, shall also accompany the application.  The Town Board at its next regularly scheduled meeting may, if it determines the proposal merits review, refer the application with a copy of the sketch/plan to the Planning Board for its review and recommendation within 40 days of the date of the application.  Any such referral to the Planning Board should not be construed as an approval of the application.  If the Town Board determines that

the proposal does not merit review because it does not meet the purposes of this Article, it shall not refer the application to the Planning Board and no further action on the application shall be taken.  The application fee will be refunded to the applicant.


Article X, Section 3(K) is amended as follows:


K.   Where any proposed PUD contains residential development, if the Town Board makes a finding that there is a present and anticipated future need for park and recreational facilities for the Town, and further that a suitable park or parks of adequate size cannot be located on such PUD, the Town Board may require a Payment in Lieu of Park Land Fee in the amount of $500.00 per residential dwelling unit.  Such fees so collected shall be placed by the town into a trust fund to be used exclusively for park, playground or other recreational purposes, including the acquisition of property.


Article X, Section 4 is amended as follows:


Section 4-Engineering and Legal Fees: 


The applicant will be responsible to reimburse the Town for any engineering or legal expenses that are incurred to evaluate the plans and documentation for the PUD.  At the time that the preliminary plat is submitted to the Board secretary the applicant shall establish an escrow in the amount of $3,000.00 to cover these costs.   All costs of reviewing the application by the Town Counsel, The Town Engineer, and/or an engineering consultant retained by the Planning Board, will be charged against this account.  The account shall be administered through the Supervisors Office.  A positive balance must be maintained in the account until the project receives final approval and is filed with the County Clerk’s Office.  If at any time the cost of the review exceeds the funds available, the applicant will be advised and the review stopped until the escrow is renewed.  All funds remaining in the account at the time that the subdivision is filed at the County will be returned to the applicant. 





     Article XI, Section 6 is amended as follows:


Section 6 – Fees


Applications to the Zoning Board of Appeals for an area or use variance shall be accompanied by a fee of $150.00.




     Article IV, Section 7(C)(1)(a), is amended as follows:


     A completed application for a special permit, together with an application fee in the amount of $5,000.00.



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