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(a) So as to reimburse the Village for the administrative expenses related to enforcing the building, flood control, sign, subdivision and zoning provisions of this Code, all applications for a variation from any of the provisions of Part Twelve or Part Fourteen of this Code, when said variation is requested after the commencement of construction of any structure or building, or addition thereto, on the property in question, shall be accompanied by a fee equal to double the amount of the fee normally charged in relation to said variation request. In the event that the petitioner for said variation is the property owner, and said petitioner can show by clear and convincing evidence that said petitioner relied upon, and gave monetary compensation to, a third party (such as a contractor) who represented to the petitioner in writing that said third party would be responsible for petitioning for and obtaining any required variation, said petitioner may request, and the Village Council may grant, a refund of that portion of the filing fee in excess of the normal filing fee for said variation petition. In such case, the amount refunded shall be assessed against said third party, and no license(s) or permit(s) of any kind shall be issued to said third party by the Village until said amount is paid in full, as required by Section 210.01 above.
(b) In the event that a construction necessitated variation(s) under subsection (a) also involves the failure to obtain any required license(s) and/or permit(s), no such license(s) and/or permit(s) shall be issued by the Village until it is first determined whether the variation(s) will be granted.
(Ord. 2004-02. Passed 1-12-04.)