A RESOLUTION authorizing the Community Development Department to assess a $350 surcharge to NEW CUSTOM HOME building permits LOCATED IN THE GREGG’S Landing Subdivision for the purpose of keeping streets and neighborhoods free of excessive dirt and debris.
WHEREAS, the Village President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Vernon Hills is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations for the use of public and private property for the purpose of promoting the public health, safety, comfort, convenience, and general welfare of the people of Vernon Hills; and
WHEREAS, the Village issues building permits for new dwellings on private property that requires construction equipment, delivery vehicles, and worker vehicles to use and park on the public right-of-way, frequently, during construction; and
WHEREAS, when streets become dirty or tracked with mud and the neighborhood becomes littered with trash and construction debris they become unsafe and unsightly and it is the Village’s responsibility to remove said dirt and debris when the offender cannot be identified; and
WHEREAS, the only equitable way to cover the cost associated with restoring and maintaining the streets and neighborhoods in a safe, clean, and aesthetically pleasing appearance is to assess a surcharge to the building permits of new custom homes in the neighborhoods (PODS) no longer under the control of a single developer.
WHEREAS, the surcharge is based on the size of neighborhoods (PODS) where construction activity remains, the total number of custom home lots that are undeveloped, the anticipated frequency of cleaning streets and removing of debris, and the costs charged by private street sweeping and debris removal contractors who perform the work.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Village President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Vernon Hills, Lake County, Illinois:
THAT, the Community Development Department is hereby authorized to assess a three hundred fifty (350) dollar surcharge to all new custom home building permits in the Gregg’s Landing Subdivision that will be constructed in neighborhoods (PODS) no longer under the control of a single developer.
Dated the _________ day of _____________, 2003
Adopted by roll call vote as follows:
ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: