Public Notice: Town of Riverhead — Notice of Adoption to amend town code re: “Buildings, Building Construction and Improvements and Housing Standards”

TOWN OF RIVERHEAD

NOTICE OF ADOPTION

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Town Board of the Town of Riverhead adopted a local law amending Chapter 217 entitled “Buildings, Building Construction and Improvements and Housing Standards” of the Riverhead Town Code at its regular meeting held on August 1, 2017.  Be it enacted by the Town Board of the Town of Riverhead as follows:

Chapter 217

Buildings, Building Construction and Improvements and Housing Standards
Part 1

ARTICLE I

Administration and Enforcement

§ 217-12. Building permit fees. 

D.   For each building permit where the construction cost shall exceed $1,000, there shall be an additional fee of $12 per $1,000, or fraction thereof, in addition to the minimum fee of $100. The basis for computing construction costs shall be the square feet of the floor area of the proposed building in relation to the proposed use of said building, and/or the cost thereof may be based on current Marshall Swift Valuation cost estimates using local regional multipliers and/or as follows:

(1) Dwellings, one- and two-family: main story, $75 per square foot; additional stories, $40 per square foot.

(2) Multiple-family dwellings, apartments, condominiums, hotels, motels,  boarding houses, labor camps and nursing and convalescent homes: main story, $90 per square foot; additional stories, $55 per square foot.

(3) Private garages, attached or detached: $40 per square foot.

(4) Accessory and utility buildings: main story, $50 per square foot; additional stories, $25 per square foot.

(5) Building permit fees shall be waived for all home modifications related to improving access for persons with mobility impairments, including, but not limited to, ramps and kitchen and bathroom renovations.

(6) The building fee permit shall be reduced by $300, or waived, whichever is lesser, for a new construction of single-family dwellings in which the applicant opts to incorporate the following universal design "basic access" features:

(a) At least one stepless entrance to the dwelling, which may be located at any entrance (front, rear, side or garage);

(b) First-floor doors with at least thirty-two-inch clear passage;

(c) First-floor bathroom (half bath or more) that allows for full entry of wheelchair with the ability to close the door, with reinforcements between wall studs (commonly called "blocking") to allow for future installation of grab bars.

(7) Mercantile, business and office buildings, garages and service stations, places of public assembly, assembly halls and clubhouses: main story, $80 per square foot; additional stories, $70 per square foot.

(8) Factory buildings and warehouses (finished types): main story, $80 per square foot; additional stories, $75 per square foot.

(9) Factory buildings and warehouses (unfinished types): main story, $80 per square foot; additional stories, $75 per square foot.

(10) The building permit fee shall be waived for all modifications to commercial buildings or places of public accommodation related to removing architectural barriers to access and improving access for persons with mobility impairments, including, but not limited to, ramps and bathroom renovations.

(11) All of the building, plumbing, electrical and other permit fees shall be waived for all residential properties that participate in the upgrade and replacement of existing septic/cesspools with those approved under the County of Suffolk Septic Improvement Program.

(11)(12) Foundation only: $60 per linear foot.

(12) (13)The fee for a permit to demolish a building shall be $60 for a small building up to 1,000 square feet and $95 for a large building of more than 1,000 square feet.

(13) (14) The fee for a duplicate certificate of occupancy shall be $150, and letters of preexisting use and inspection above the maximum shall be $150 each.

(14) (15) The fee for a renewal of a permit issued under this Part 1 shall be 25% of the original fee paid or $100, whichever is greater. The fee must be paid within 30 days of the expiration date.

(15) (16) The fee to move a building to a new location: 50% of the fee computed in accordance with Subsection D above.

(16) (17) All fees paid pursuant to this section are nonrefundable.

 

·               Overstrike represents deletion(s)

·                Underscore represents addition(s)

 

Dated:  Riverhead, New York

            August 1, 2017

BY THE ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF RIVERHEAD

                                                  DIANE M. WILHELM, Town Clerk