Development Charges By-law Review

Introduction

Development charges are fees collected from developers at the time a building permit is issued. The fees help pay for the cost of infrastructure required to provide municipal services to the new development, such as roads, transit, water and sewer infrastructure, community centres and fire and police facilities.

The Development Charges Act empowers municipalities to impose these charges. The legislation requires municipalities to pass a new development charges by-law at least every five years. The County of Prince Edward's current by-law will expire on March 6, 2018.

Development Charges Background Study

The County is working with Watson and Associates to draft a new development charges by-law before the current development charges by-law expires on March 6, 2018.

As part of this process, The County is required by the Development Charges Act to prepare a development charges background study, which documents the anticipated development, increase in needs for services, capital cost estimates, and policies for imposition of the charges. The proposed by-law is included in the background study as Schedule D.

Printed copies of the 2017 Development Charges Background Study are available from the County Clerk at Shire Hall (332 Picton Main Street, Picton, Ontario). The study can also be downloaded below.

Download PDF of 2017 Development Charges Background Study HERE 

 

Development Charges By-law Review Cover Page

Development Charges By-law Process / Public Consultation

The County of Prince Edward is committed to consulting with stakeholders and the broader public as it drafts the new development charges by-law. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meetings listed below.

MeetingDate/Location
Presentation of draft 2017 Development Charges Background
Study at Committee of the Whole
November 31, 2017
Shire Hall Council Chambers
   
Consultation with developers December 15, 2017 at 10 am
Wellington and District Community Centre
   
Consultation with agriculture and affordable housing stakeholders,
and campground and trailer park owners and operators
December 15, 2017 at 2 pm
Wellington and District Community Centre
   
Special meeting of Council to consider stakeholder feedback January 8, 2018 at 2 pm 
Shire Hall Council Chambers
   
Statutory public meeting February 7, 2018 at 7 pm
Shire Hall Council Chambers
   
Council meeting to consider adoption of new development charges by-law February 27, 2018 at 7 pm
Shire Hall Council Chambers

 

Submit your Feedback

The County invites the public to submit its feedback on the new development charges by-law. Written submissions can be sent to Amanda Carter, Director of Finance, by emailing acarter@pecounty.on.ca. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact 613.476.2148 ext. 1502.

 

Click HERE to email Amanda Carter 

 

Additional Resources 

Watson and Associates has prepared several summaries of the current development charges policies and the proposed changes in the development charges background study.

Click HERE to read the Summary for Agriculture Stakeholders 

 

Click HERE to read the Summary for Affordable Housing Stakeholders 

 

Click HERE to read the Summary for Campground and Trailer Park Owners and Operators