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ORDINANCE NO. 238

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO, DOES HEREBY ORDAIN AND RESOLVE TO IMPOSE AN ADMINISTRATIVE FEE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF BUILDING PERMITS.

WHEREAS, Colorado Revised Statutes 31-15-601, et. seq., empowers and authorizes municipalities to regulate the construction and condition of buildings within the municipalities; and

WHEREAS, the Town does require application for and issuance of building permits for construction taking place within the Town; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the Town has determined that the assessment of an administrative fee is necessary due to the time spent in the application and issuing process and is in the best interests of all of the citizens of the Town of Deer Trail;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO:

Section 1. Assessment of Fee for Issuance of Building Permits

Upon adoption of this Ordinance, a flat fee of Twenty Five Dollars ($25.00) shall be charged upon the acceptance of and prior to the issuance of a building permit for construction taking place within the Town of Deer Trail or for any other activity requiring the issuance of a building permit.

Section 2. Validity

If any part or parts of this Ordinance are for any reason held to be invalid such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance. The Board hereby declares that it would have passed this Ordinance and each part or parts thereof, irrespective of the fact that any part or parts be declared invalid.

Section 3. Repeal

Existing or parts of Ordinances covering the same matters as embraced in this Ordinance are hereby repealed and all ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed, except that this repeal shall not affect or prevent the prosecution or punishment of any person for any act done or committed in violation of any Ordinance hereby repealed prior to the taking effect of this Ordinance.

Section 4. Publication

This Ordinance shall take effect thirty days after the publication of this Ordinance. The Clerk will record this Ordinance in the Book of Ordinances and make arrangements for publication of this Ordinance at the first available date.

INTRODUCED, READ, ADOPTED AND APPROVED this 3rd day of April, 2007.

TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

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James F. Johnson, Mayor

ATTEST:

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Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk