Boundary County Commissioners are considering an increase of its planning and zoning fees for land use applications. A virtual public hearing will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, in the Commissioners' office, room 28 in the Boundary County Courthouse, 6452 Kootenai Street, Bonners Ferry.
Those interested in participating can access the hearing by calling 1 (877) 402-9753 just before the meeting starts, entering access code, 9099848#.
The purpose of the hearing will be to receive public comment and to explain the reasons for the proposed increase to Planning and Zoning fees.
Under the proposed increase, residential placement permits, currently $35, would be increased to $200, commercial/industrial placement permits would go from $50 to $300, conditional use permit application fee from $90 to $500, special event permit applications from $90 to $200, temporary use permit applications from $180 to $500, variance applications from $90 to $300.
A simple parcel split would increase from $35 to $200, a primitive parcel split from $35 to $200, a parcel line adjustment from $35 to $200, a lot line adjustment within a subdivision from $90 to $200, a short plat subdivision application from $90 to $400, a long plat subdivision application from $180 to $800.
A citizen-requested quasi-judicial zone map amendment application would increase from $200 to $500, a comprehensive plan amendment application from $200 to $500, an ordinance amendment application from $200 to $500. Filing a zoning appeal would increase from $180 to $500.
In addition to the above fees, applicants shall also reimburse Boundary County for first class mailings or display advertisements required for public notification pursuant to Section 19, Boundary County Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance.