Development Charges Background Study 2019

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The Town is undertaking its Development Charges Background Study to develop the 2019 to 2029 growth-related capital program, which will establish proposed rates for development charges.

Want to get involved? Is it important to you that growth pays for growth? If so, then we want your input!

Please consider attending any of the meetings or sign up for project updates on this page.

Update

The Development Charges Background Study and Draft Development Charges By-law have both been released and we want your feedback! Please make sure you review them so you understand what these documents are about and what is being proposed.

You can provide your thoughts and feedback in our Discussion Forum below, and also provide your feedback at our Public Engagement Meeting at the Midland Public Library on October 9, and the Statutory Public Meeting at Council on November 6.



The Town is undertaking its Development Charges Background Study to develop the 2019 to 2029 growth-related capital program, which will establish proposed rates for development charges.

Want to get involved? Is it important to you that growth pays for growth? If so, then we want your input!

Please consider attending any of the meetings or sign up for project updates on this page.

Update

The Development Charges Background Study and Draft Development Charges By-law have both been released and we want your feedback! Please make sure you review them so you understand what these documents are about and what is being proposed.

You can provide your thoughts and feedback in our Discussion Forum below, and also provide your feedback at our Public Engagement Meeting at the Midland Public Library on October 9, and the Statutory Public Meeting at Council on November 6.


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    Are you intending on raising DC charges are lowering them to spur job growth and more business tax ?

    Adam asked 11 months ago

    Hi Adam, 

    Thank you - that is a very good question.  Our first step is to calculate the DC amount for each service area based on the constraints in the Act.  If the amount the Town can collect is higher than the current rate, staff will continue their analysis which includes listening to comments that may be forthcoming at either the public engagement session (October 9) or the statutory meeting scheduled on October 16.  A recommendation will then be made to Council along with a new by-law on November 6.

    Council will have the final say in determining the amounts. In addition, Council will need to balance having new growth pay for expanded services or to place that burden on existing taxpayers when the time comes to expand our facilities and plants (water and wastewater). 

    Please consider coming out to one of those sessions.

    Thanks,

    Susan Turnbull