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Section 4 - Application Fee and Expert’s Fee
A non-refundable application fee of $25.00 shall be paid to the Town Treasurer and a copy of the
receipt for the same shall accompany the application. This application fee will be waived if the
application is submitted in conjunction with an application for a Shoreland Zoning Permit pursuant
to the Swan’s Island Shoreland Zoning Ordinance.
An additional fee may be charged if the Code Enforcement Officer, Planning Board or Board of
Appeals needs the assistance of a professional engineer or other expert. The expert’s fee shall
be paid in full by the applicant within 10 days after the town submits a bill to the applicant. Failure
to pay the bill shall constitute a violation of the ordinance and be grounds for the issuance of a
stop work order. An expert shall not be hired by the municipality at the expense of the applicant
until the applicant has either consented to such hiring in writing or been given an opportunity to
be heard on the subject. An applicant who is dissatisfied with a decision to hire expert assistance
may appeal that decision to the Board of Appeals.