RESOLUTION REGARDING ZONING APPLICATION FEES, DEVELOPMENT
REVIEW FEES, AND ESTABLISHING AN ESCROW FUND REQUIREMENT
FOR CERTAIN ZONING APPLICATIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS
WHEREAS, the Vergennes Township Board (“Township Board”) has established certain fixed application fees for zoning and development reviews and approvals pursuant to the Vergennes Township Ordinances “(Zoning Ordinance”) and state law, and
WHEREAS, there are certain developments, zoning applications and development projects which require Vergennes Township (“Township”) to incur additional and at times extraordinary out-of-pocket costs and expenses above and beyond what is associated with typical or average zoning review for minor projects; and
WHEREAS, the Township Board believes that it is reasonable and appropriate to place the cost of processing zoning and development applications for medium and large scale developments (or applications involving unusual costs to the Township) on the applicants involved rather than on the taxpayers of the Township; and
WHEREAS, the Township intends that the zoning and development review and escrow fees be reasonably related and proportionate to the costs incurred by the Township for the particular application or zoning process involved, and that such fees and reimbursements be used to defray the costs of administering and enforcing the Zoning Ordinance and the Township Rural Zoning Act, as amended (MCL 125.271 et seq.); and
WHEREAS, the Township Board intends to establish this Escrow Policy to accomplish the above goals.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS:
This Resolution was offered by Board Member Weber, and supported by Board
Member Geiger-Hessler, with the role call vote being as follows:
This Resolution declared adopted on the 18th day of January, 1998.
Mari Stone – Vergennes Township Clerk
I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of a Resolution adopted at a Regular
Meeting of the Vergennes Township Board on the 18th day of January, 1998.