City of Gonzales

Ordinance
2017-21

Amending Chapter 14. Zoning of the City of Gonzales Code of Ordinances, by Amending 14.703 (a) and 14.903 (a) Processing; Fee and Removing Section 14.903 (b)

Information

Department:City SecretarySponsors:
Category:Amendment

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. 2013-16

Financial Impact

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RES/ORD

WHEREAS, the application fee for the Planning & Zoning Commission and the Zoning Board of Adjustment are currently set at $500.00, with the difference for the actual cost to be refunded to the customer.  The actual cost is based on the billing associated with the public hearing notices that must be posted in the newspaper for at least two publications and the cost to mail certified notices to the property owners within a 200 foot radius of the property associated with the application.  The average tangible costs are approximately $275.00 which does not include the time that it takes staff to prepare the information.  The ordinance further states that if the actual cost exceeds the $500.00 then staff is to bill the customer for the difference. Staff is requesting amend the zoning fee in Section 14.703 (a) and 14.903 (a) from $500.00 to $300.00 and remove section 14.903 (b) to cut down on unnecessary work associated with this process.   

 

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GONZALES, TEXAS:

Section 14.703 and 14.903 shall be amended as follows:

Section 14.703 Processing; Fee

              (a)     The application, accompanying information, and a filing fee ($300.00) shall be submitted after consultation with the zoning administrator.

Section 14.903 Processing; Fee

              (a) After consultation with city staff, the application, accompanying information, and the ($300.00) filing fee shall be submitted.

              Subsection (b) shall be deleted.