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Ord 167 Establishing Construction and Sign fee - Fee and Use ScheduleORDINANCE NO. 167 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS, ESTABLISHING A CONSTRUCTION AND SIGN APPLICATION AND FEE SCHEDULE; PROVIDING FOR A PENALTY; PROVIDING THAT THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BE CUMULATIVE OF ALL ORDINANCES; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS: PART I. That the Town hereby adopts this Construction and Sign Application and Fee Schedule which consists of Sections 1-14 which shall hereinafter read as follows: SECTION 1. PURPOSE That any person, firm or corporation desiring to place any signs, commence the construction of any structure or the construction of any alterations or repairs to any existing structure within the jurisdiction of the Town of Westlake, Texas, or move any structure within the jurisdiction of the Town, or divide any piece of property into two (2) or more pieces, shall first file an application with the Town Secretary, together with a filing fee according to the appropriate fee schedule before any governing body or official will start the process of reviewing for approval or denial. It is the responsibility of the Applicant to read all ordinances related to the application. Copies of ordinances may be purchased from the Town Secretary." "SECTION 2. AMOUNT OF FEES The amount of the fee or fees is listed on the appropriate schedules attached to this Ordinance. If the specific type of proposed work is not included in the fee schedule, the Town Building Official shall determine the fee by selecting an item that would be similar in nature of action or work." "SECTION 3. REFUNDS• THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS OF FEES EXCEPT IN THE FOLLOWING INSTANCES A. When it is determined that a permit cannot be legally issued, a full refund may be authorized. B. In cases where a building permit has been issued and the fee paid, and no portion of the work has been commenced, the Town will, in any case retain ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00), or the total amount paid if less than ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)." "SECTION 4. FEE EXEMPTION No permit fee or plan review fee is required for work involving buildings or structures, the title of which is directly vested in the U.S. Government, State of Texas, Counties of Denton and Tarrant, Texas, Town of Westlake, Texas, or public school districts." "SECTION 5. DOUBLE FEES Where work for which a permit is required, is started, or proceeded with prior to obtaining said permit, the fees herein specified shall be doubled, but the payment of such fee shall not relieve any persons from fully complying with the requirements of the applicable code or ordinance in the execution of the work nor from any other penalties prescribed in such codes or ordinances." "SECTION 6. VALUATION ESTIMATE The valuation method is not used to determine the permit fee for construction; however, the dollar value of the proposed work shall be reported because it is important to accurately report the total building activity in the Town of Westlake and to determine the amount of a maintenance or performance bond if required. The estimate should consist of the total market value (all of owner's costs including contractor's overhead and profit) of the proposed construction work, excluding the value of raw land." "SECTION 7. NEW BUILDING PERMIT FEE A new building permit fee includes all fees for the building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, fire protection systems and concrete work to be done according to the plans submitted. Work done after the final inspection has been made for said permit will require additional permits as repairs, alterations, additions or finishing of shell buildings or other specific permits or miscellaneous permits." "SECTION 8. SERVICES COVERED BY FEES 13 Q C. Plan review by the Town Building Official/Engineer. Nine (9) normal inspections (when required): 1. Temp Power 2. Plumbing R.I, 3. Slab 4. Plumbing T.O. 5. Electrical T.O. 6. Mechanical T.O. 7. Framing T.O. 8. Final for all trades 9. Certificate of Occupancy All paperwork and outside consulting charges." "SECTION 9. COMPLETE PLANS REQUIRED All applications for permits shall be accompanied by complete plans and drawings according to the following: A. Single Family Resident: 1. New House Construction - two (2) complete sets of certified drawings. 2. Additions to Existing Structures - two (2) complete sets of drawings of addition, attached to original plans of dwelling. 3 3. Site Plan - all plans shall include a site plan accurately drawn to scale showing location of construction work to be performed. 4. Easements - all site plans shall show details of all easements, streets, and alleys. B. Commercial, Industrial and Multifamily - refer to zoning ordinance for requirements." "SECTION 10. ADDITIONAL EXPLANATION If the appropriate application does not allow for full explanation by the applicant, please attach a letter of explanation to the application." "SECTION 11. CONTRACTORS All contractors must be licensed by the Town of Westlake, Texas. General contractors, electrical and plumbing contractors shall be bonded for a minimum of FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000.00)." "SECTION 12. EXPIRATION All applications shall expire at the end of one (1) year from the date of application." "SECTION 13. PAYMENT OF FEES All fees and building permit charges are payable at the time of application unless specified otherwise on the fee schedule." "SECTION 14. PERFORMANCE BONDS At the discretion of the Board of Aldermen of Westlake, Texas, Performance Bonds may be required of subdividers/developers and general contractors." rd L That any person, firm or corporation who violates, disobeys, omits, neglects or refuses to comply with or who resists the enforcement of any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall be fined not less than Five Dollars ($5.00), nor more than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for each offense. Each day that a violation is permitted to exist shall constitute a separate offense. PART III. That this Ordinance shall be cumulative of all other ordinances of the Town of Westlake affecting construction and sign applications and fees and shall not repeal any of the provisions of such ordinances, except in those instances where provisions of such ordinances are in direct conflict with the provisions of this ordinance. PART IV. It is hereby declared to be the intention of the Town Board of Aldermen that the sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses and phrases of this Ordinance are severable, and if any phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph or section of this Ordinance shall be declared void, ineffective or unconstitutional by the valid judgment or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction, such voidness, ineffectiveness or unconstitutionality shall not affect any of the remaining phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs or sections of this Ordinance, since the same would have been enacted by the Town Board of Aldermen without the incorporation hereof of any such void, ineffective or unconstitutional phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph or section. PART V. That this Ordinance shall become effective and be in full force and effect from and after the date of its passage and publications, as required by law, and it is so ordained. PASSED AND APPROVED this the rer day of r t' ., 1987. Dale White, Mayor Town of Westlake, Texas 5 ATTEST: Gerry While, Town Secretary Town of Westlake, Texas APPROVED AS TO LEGAL FORM: Paul C. Isham, Town Attorney Town of Westlake, Texas C: SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE FEE SCHEDULE Single family dwelling, new construction $ 400.00 $400.00 plus ten cents for each square foot + $ .10 psf of floor area in dwelling, garage floor and patio Additions to main building NO FEE NO PERMIT Alterations repair or remodeling of less than $4,000.00 NO FEE where there is no increase in square footage of NO PERMIT floor area in building or slab and no electrical, plumbing, or mechanical work involved Alterations repair or remodeling in excess of $4,000.00 NO FEE and where electrical, plumbing, mechanical work NO PERMIT is involved. All costs must be verified by contracts from contractors or itemized list if work is performed by owner. Detached building (any building over 120 square foot NO FEE floor area) NO PERMIT Accessory portable building with no slab, no electrical $ 5.00 and less than 120 square foot floor area. Accessory building with slab, no electrical and less $ 15.00 than 120 square foot floor area. Add $25.00 for electrical inspection if required. Fence NO FEE NO PERMIT Swimming pool, in ground NO FEE NO PERMIT Sprinkler systems for yards NO FEE NO PERMIT Antenna (tower or dish types) NO FEE NO PERMIT Additional inspections including Red Tag inspections $ 50.00 Moving permit for buildings moved on any Town street: Permanent house relocation ($200.00 plus all direct and $ 200.00 indirect costs incurred by the Town of Westlake due to Plus such relocation.) 7 COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL, AND MULTIFAMILY FEE SCHEDULE New construction of and additions to Main Building: Shell buildings shall pay sixty percent (60%) of the following schedule and each part of the finish out shall require a new permit: Up to 3,000 square feet $ 750.00 3,000 square feet to 5,000 square feet $ 850.00 5,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet $ 850.00 $850.00 plus ten cents per square foot (total sq. ft.) + $ .10 psf 10,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet $ 1,850.00 $1,850.00 plus ten cents per square foot + $ .10 psf Over 50,000 square feet $ 6,850.00 $6,850.00 plus eight cents per square foot + $ .08 psf Swimming pools, in ground only $ 250.00 Fence, if included in Building Permit $ 0.00 Fence where no other Building Permit issued $ 50.00 Additional inspections including Red Tag Inspections $ 60.00 Alterations repair or remodeling of less than $2,000.00 $ 50.00 where there is no increase in square footage of floor area in building or slab and no electrical, plumbing or mechanical work involved Alterations repair or remodeling in excess of $2,000.00 $ 250.00 and where electrical, plumbing or mechanical work is + 3% of costs involved. All costs must be verified by contracts from contractors or itemized list if work is performed by owner. Demolition $ 150.00 Sprinkler system for yards $ 50.00 Any antenna $ 150.00 Sidewalk, curb cuts, driveways, concrete work $ 100.00 Ditch or drainage construction $ 150.00 8 COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND MULTIFAMILY FEE SCHEDULE Continued Accessory portable building with no slab $ 50.00 no electrical and less than 120 square feet Add 450.00 for electrical inspection Accessory building with slab, no electrical $ 100.00 and less than 120 square feet Add $50.00 for electrical inspection Moving permit for building more than 120 square feet $ 100.00 MISCELLANEOUS FEE SCHEDULE Sign permit: Construction signs Temporary signs Signs or display cases within the commercial district Signs within residential districts except home occupation signs Home occupation signs Political signs 10 $ 100.00 $ 50.00 $ 150.00 NO FEE $ 25.00 NO FEE