Addendum 1 to the June 28, 2019 Development Charges Background Study

Posted on Monday September 09, 2019

Commensurate with the provisions of the Development Charges Act, 1997, as amended (D.C.A.), the Township has undertaken a Development Charges (D.C.) Background Study and released the study in accordance with the D.C.A.  The following provides a summary of the key dates in the development charge by-law process: 

  • April to June 2019 - Meetings with Township staff, growth forecast development, and policy review
  • June 17, 2019 – Preliminary Findings presentation to Council
  • June 28, 2019 – Draft Background Study and By-law released to public
  • August 6, 2019 – Public Meeting of Council
  • September 3, 2019 – Council Meeting to present addendum calculations
  • September 6, 2019 – Addendum Report released to public
  • October 21, 2019 – Public Meeting #2/ By-law passage

Subsequent to comments received during the public meeting, some refinements have been made to the development charge calculations. These changes separate the water and wastewater capital projects between supply/treatment infrastructure vs. distribution/transmission (linear) infrastructure.

Additionally, it was noted that a number of projects and studies were missing from the calculations. These have been included as per this addendum report.
Further, it was noted that an exemption should be considered for non-profit organizations. As a result, this addendum report and the updated draft by-law include a definition of non-profit organizations as well as an exemption for these uses.

These refinements will form part of the D.C. background study provided prior to by-law adoption.


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