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RESOLUTION 1-13
Borough of Mercersburg Fee Schedule

WHEREAS, the Borough of Mercersburg, Franklin county Pennsylvania has found it economically
necessary to implement charges for various services and set fines for various ordinances; and

WHEREAS, The Mercersburg Borough Council of The Borough of Mercersburg hereby establishes the following schedule of fees for the administration and processing of applications for rezoning, special permits, variances, site plans, subdivisions, land use permits, equipment rentals, technical services, fines and various other administrative fees, and

WHEREAS, all fees, newly established or amended, are effective on February 11, 2013 and supersede all fees enacted prior to this date, and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and the Borough Council of the Borough of Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, that the Borough Council does hereby adopt the following schedule of fees.

Invoices are due in full 30 days from receipt. A delinquency charge of 1 1/2% per month will be assessed on accounts that are not paid within the 30 day time period

All professional services are billed at actual costs (legal, engineering, etc.) - see professional fee schedules.

GENERAL LABORER FEES
Normal Business hours $23.25 Per Hour
After hours/Weekends $35.01 Per Hour
Holidays $46.51 Per Hour
SUPERVISOR LABORER FEES
Normal Business hours $35.28 Per Hour
After hours/Weekends $55.92 Per Hour
Holidays $74.48 Per Hour
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Actual Costs
POLICE LABOR FEES
Normal Business Hours $35.00 Per Hour
EQUIPMENT FEES
Street Sweeper (one hour minimum) $50.00 Per Hour
Sewer Flusher/Cutter (one hour minimum) $100.00 Per Hour - First Hour
$55.00 Per Hour - Additional Hours
Leak Detection Equipment (one hour minimum) $100.00 Per Hour - First Hour
$55.00 Per Hour - Additional Hours
Push Camera (one hour minimum) $60.00 Per Hour + $2 Per Linear Foot
Backhoe (one hour minimum) $75.00 Per Hour
Excavator (one hour minimum) $75.00 Per Hour
Dump Truck (one hour minimum) $50.00 Per Hour
Air Compressor (one hour minimum) $35.00 Per Hour
Service Truck (one hour minimum) $35.00 Per Hour
Supplies and Materials Costs + 15%
Professional Services Actual Costs (If not covered in Permit Costs)
OFFICE FEES
Returned Check Fee Maximum Amount Allowed by Law
Copies per page $0.25
Certified Copies $5.00
Faxes Out going per page $1.00
Faxes Incoming per page $0.50
Notary Fees As set by the Secretary of the Commonwealth
Trash Bags Each $3.20
Trash Bags sets of 5 $16.00
Zoning Ordinance Book $30.00
Subdivision Ordinance Book $30.00
Comprehensive Plan $20.00
Zoning/Street Map $5.00
Full Codification $55.00
Expedited Meetings Actual Costs
Police (accident) Reports $15.00
Fingerprinting Fee $10.00
Criminal Record Check Fee $10.00
(with Notary) $15.00
Municipal No Lien Letter $20.00
Street Opening Permit $250.00 ($25.00 Permit Fee & $225.00 Inspection Fee)
Street Opening Permit for Newly Paved
Street - As Defined in Ordinance $1,750.00 ($1,525.00 Permit Fee & $225.00 Inspection Fee)
Street Opening Bond 110% of Approved Estimated Construction Costs
*In lieu of a bond, an applicant may establish an escrow account with the Borough in order to provide the necessary financial security. An escrow agreement must be executed prior to acceptance of the escrow amount as alternative security. Additionally, an applicant may submit an irrevocable letter of credit, certified check, cash, or other security acceptable to the Borough. *
Sidewalk/Curb Construction Permit $240.00 ($15.00 Permit Fee & $225.00 Inspection Fee)
Sidewalk/Curb Construction Permit
(within PennDOT Right of Way) $15.00
Sidewalk/Curb Construction Bond $70.00 per Sq. Yd. - Sidewalks, $65.00 per linear foot - Curbing
*In lieu of a bond, an applicant may establish an escrow account with the Borough in order to provide the necessary financial security. An escrow agreement must be executed prior to acceptance of the escrow amount as alternative security. Additionally, an applicant may submit an irrevocable letter of credit, certified check, cash, or other security acceptable to the Borough.*
LAND USE PERMIT FEES
Up to $1,000 in estimated project costs $25.00
Over $1,000 in estimated project costs $25.00 + $1.00 per each additional $1,000
Professional Services Actual Costs
SUB-DIVISION APPLICATIONS
Minor (1 to 5 EDU's) $125.00
Each Additional EDU $10.00
Major $175.00
Professional Services Actual Costs
(Including Sketch/Site Plan Review)
LAND DEVELOPMENTS
First EDU $125.00
Each Additional EDU $10.00
Professional Services Actual Costs
Sketch Plans $50.00
ZONING HEARING BOARD
Rezoning Application $500.00
Special Exception $350.00
Zoning Hearing Board $350.00
RESIDENTIAL RENTAL ORDINANCE 6-11
Section 103.5
Rental Property Registration $25.00 Single Family Unit
$50.00 Two-Family Unit
$75.00 Multi-Family Unit
Tenant Change Registration $15.00 Per Occurrence
Inspection Fees In Accordance with the CCIS Agreement
Appeal Board Hearing $350.00

PARKING ORDINANCE 1-35
Article III Section 6, Article IV section 9 and Article V section 4 - Parking fees/fines if paid within 2 days (48 hours)
Parking meter violation $5.00
Overtime parking violation $5.00
Parked too close to corner $25.00
Loading Zone $25.00
No Parking Zone $25.00
Parking on crosswalk $35.00
Within 15' of fire hydrant $50.00
Parking against traffic $25.00
Street sweeping violation $25.00
Other as listed $25.00
After 2 days (48 hours) fine will double
After 10 days citation will be filed with a resulting fine not to exceed $100.00 plus associated costs

Article IV section 10.c
Tradesman parking exemption $5.00 per day per meter location

TRAFFIC ORDINANCE 1-37 Article II, Section 2.a, Item 5
Violation of temporary or emergency traffic regulations $25.00

Article II, Section 3
Violation of experimental regulations $25.00

Article V, Section 2
Violation of Article V, Section 1 $25.00

PARADES & PUBLIC ASSEMBLY ORDINANCE 1-38
Permit $25.00
Security Deposit $1,000.00 (cash or certified check)

TAX FEE ORDINANCE 2-16
Item number 6
Certifications or duplicates each $2.00
Returned Check Fee Maximum allowed by law

SOLID WASTE ORDINANCE 4-10
Section 10 A.
Fine not less than $25 nor more than $300 plus costs (listed in ordinance)

LAND USE ORDINANCE 6-2
Section 7
Fine not to exceed $1,000.00 (listed in ordinance)

WEED ORDINANCE 7-2
Section 4
Not less than $50 nor more than $100 plus costs (listed in the ordinance)

DOG CONTROL ORDINANCE 7-5
Section 4
Fine not more than $75.00 plus costs (listed in ordinance)

SNOW REMOVAL ORDINANCE 7-6
Section 6.0
Fine not less than $100.00 nor more than $1,000.00 plus fees (listed in ordinance)

MUNICIPAL SERVICE FEES ORDINANCE 10-7
Police False Alarm Fee $ 50.00
Police False Alarm Late Fee $100.00

OPEN BURNING ORDINANCE 10-11
Section VIII
Fine not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 (listed in ordinance)

NOISE ORDINANCE 10-12
Section 2.08
Fine not less than $25.00 nor more than $300.00

ORDINANCE 10 - 13 PROHIBITING OUTDOOR WOOD BURNING FURNACES
Violation $500.00

Passed By the Borough Council of the Borough of Mercersburg Monday, February 11, 2013

Posted online 03-25-2013