ORDINANCE
NO. ________

AN ORDINANCE REVISING THE FEE SYSTEM FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING FOR SERVICES PERFORMED IN THE REVIEW OF PLANS AND PERMITS FOR SITE DEVELOPMENT, SOIL EROSION, WORK ON PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY AND OTHER RELATED SERVICES; REVISING THE FEE SCHEDULE FOR OTHER PRODUCTS PROVIDED AND SERVICES PERFORMED, REPEALING CONFLICTING ORDINANCES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
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THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY ORDAINS:
SECTION 1.

That Section 2-18.4.1 in the Columbus Code is hereby deleted in its entirety and a new Section 2-18.4.1 is substituted to read as follows:
“(a) A fee system is hereby established for the Engineering Department for the services provided to persons and organizations.

(b) The Engineering Department shall provide services which include, but are not limited to, review of plans and other submitted data for approval of applications for permits for site development, soil erosion control, flood plain management, work on public rights-of-way, engineering investigations and processing requests for easement encroachments/abandonments, and inspections of construction and compliance with standards, ordinances and regulations. Such services and products will also include, but are not limited to, printed and digital maps and geographical information systems data which will also be available at the IT Department and the Tax Assessors Office.

(c) A nonrefundable fee payment shall be submitted with plans and application with fees based on the following fee schedule:

(1) Residential Subdivision (Urban)
Engineering Review Fee: $400.00 + $15.00/lot
Erosion & Sedimentation Review Fee: $200.00
Inspection Fee: $100.00/acre, $500.00 minimum

(2) Residential Subdivision (Rural)
Engineering Review Fee: $300.00 + $15.00/lot
Erosion & Sedimentation Review Fee: $200.00
Inspection Fee: $ 75.00/acre, $350.00 minimum

(3) Non-Residential (Commercial/Industrial)
(4) Non-Residential (Apartment/Condominium)
Engineering Review Fee: $300.00 + $10.00/unit
Erosion & Sedimentation Review Fee: $300.00 + $10.00/acre
Inspection Fee: $100.00/acre, $500.00 minimum

(5) Minor Land Disturbance
Application Review Fee: $ 50.00
Inspection Fee: $ 25.00

NOTE: For the purposes of items (1) through (5) above, “/acre” refers to disturbed area, to be measured to the tenth of an acre.

(6) General Work on the Right-of-Way, Access/Encroachment
Application Review Fee: $ 50.00
Inspection Fee: $ 50.00

(7) Urban/Rural Driveways
Review Fee: $ 50.00
Inspection Fee: $ 50.00

(8) Advertisements for street closings $ 25.00

(11) Request for traffic data $100.00

(12) Geographical information systems maps and data:


(d) A nonrefundable fee payment shall be submitted for other Engineering Services, working without a permit penalties and permit extensions based on the following fee schedule:

(1)State Waters Determination $150.00
(requested by developer/owner/design professional/etc.)

(2)Working without a Permit $300.00
(Site Development)

(3)Working without a Permit $ 50.00
(Work on Right-of-Way, Access/Encroachment)

(4)Re-Submittal/Re-Review $200.00/submittal*
(after 2nd CCG review)

(5)Approved Application Extension $ 50.00
(additional 3 months)

(6)Major Plan Revision** $300.00
(after application approval)

(7)Minor Plan Revision*** $100.00
(after application approval)

*Submittal refers to a grouping of related plan review items. Examples of submittals include: erosion & sedimentation, Hydrology, access, parking plan, tree protection, etc.

**Major Plan revisions include items such as a redesign of the E&SPC Plan/features and/or Stormwater Management features with a hydraulic component.

***Minor Plan Revisions could include items such as the relocation of driveways and parking, fencing, landscaping, tree save areas, etc
SECTION 2.

That Section 18-36 is hereby deleted in its entirety and a new Section 18-36 is substituted to read as follows:

“A nonrefundable fee payment will be submitted with the plans and application based on the following fee schedule:

(1) General Work on the Right-of-Way, Access/Encroachment
Application Review Fee: $ 50.00
Inspection Fee: $ 50.00

(2) Urban/Rural Driveways
Review Fee: $ 50.00
Inspection Fee: $ 50.00”
SECTION 3.

This Ordinance shall take effect on July 5, 2016, and all prior inconsistent Ordinances shall be repealed as of the July 5, 2016 date.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia held on the 14th day of June, 2016; introduced a second time at a regular meeting of said Council held on the _____ day of June, 2016 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _____ members of Council.

Councilor Allen voting____________.
Councilor Baker voting____________.
Councilor Barnes voting___________.
Councilor Davis voting____________.
Councilor Garrett voting__________.
Councilor Henderson voting________.
Councilor Huff voting_____________.
Councilor Pugh voting_____________.
Councilor Thomas voting___________.
Councilor Woodson voting__________.



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TINY B. WASHINGTON, CLERK TERESA PIKE TOMLINSON, MAYOR