Notice of a Public Meeting Regarding Development Charges

Posted On Monday January 21, 2019

Take notice that on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, the Council of the Municipality of Kincardine will hold a public meeting pursuant to The Development Charges Act, 1997, regarding proposed area-specific development charge rates and policies for the Ontario Peninsula Farm (OPF) lands. It is proposed that enactment of an area-specific development charges by-law by Council would occur on a date subsequent to the public meeting.

Development charges are levied against new development, and are a primary source of funding for growth-related capital expenditures. The 2018 Area-Specific Development Charges Background Study for the OPF Lands relates to the provision of area-specific services within the area (e.g. Storm Water, Sanitary Sewer, Watermains and additional internal site costs).

Council is required under The Development Charges Act, 1997, to hold at least one public meeting to allow the public the opportunity to review and provide comments on the 2018 Area-Specific Development Charges Background Study, related staff reports and the proposed development charges by-law.

All interested parties are invited to attend the public meeting:

Date:           Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Time:          5:00 PM

Location:    Council Chambers, 1475 Concession 5, R.R. #5,

                   Kincardine, ON N2Z 2X6

Any person may attend the public meeting and make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the by-law. Written submissions are invited and should be directed to Donna MacDougall, Clerk ( no later than 12:00 PM on Thursday, February 14, 2019.  Written comments received prior to the meeting and submissions made at the public meeting will be considered by Council prior to the enactment of a new development charges by-law.

 A copy of the 2018 Area-Specific Development Charges Background Study was made available on the Town’s website on Thursday, December 13, 2018. A copy of the development charges by-law was made available on Municipality’s website on February 6, 2019.