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. 

New Development Charges By-law

The Council of the County of Prince Edward passed a By-law for the Imposition of Development Charges on March 1, 2018 under section 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O. 1997 c27.

Any person or organization may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board under Section 14 of the Act, in respect of the Development Charges By-law, by filing a notice of appeal with the Clerk of the County of Prince Edward on or before April 10, 2018. The notice of appeal must set out the objection to the by-law and the reasons supporting the objection.

The County has published a pamphlet summarizing the development charges policy and the schedule of development charges imposed by the by-law. Click here to view the development charges pamphlet

Development Charges Background Study

The County worked with Watson and Associates to draft the new development charges by-law. As part of this process, The County was 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.

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

Addendum to Development Charges Background Study

The purpose of this addendum to the December 1, 2017 Development Charges Background Study is to provide for refinements to the rules in the proposed by-law as it relates to the imposition of development charges for park model trailers. 

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Addendum to the 2017 Development Charges Background Study 

 

Development Charges By-law Process / Public Consultation

The County of Prince Edward consulted with stakeholders and the broader public as it drafted the new development charges by-law. Members of the public were welcome to attend the following meetings: 

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 26, 2018 at 9:30 am 
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 March 1, 2018 at 7 pm
Shire Hall Council Chambers

 

Additional Resources 

Watson and Associates 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