Notice of Public Meeting - Development Charges


Take notice that on Friday, June 14, 2019, the Council of the Township of Muskoka Lakes will hold a public meeting pursuant to The Development Charges Act, 1997, regarding proposed development charge rates and policies that will be applied throughout the Township. It is proposed that enactment of a 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 development-related capital expenditures. The 2019 Development Charges Background Study relates to the provision of all eligible DC Services (i.e., Library Services, Fire Protection, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Roads and Related, General Government).

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 2019 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:          Friday, June 14, 2019
Time:          9:00 AM
Location:    Council Chambers, 1 Bailey Street, Port Carling, ON

A copy of the 2019 Development Charges Background Study has been available on the Township’s website since Thursday, May 9, 2019. A copy of the draft development charges by-law is available.

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 the undersigned. Written comments received prior to the meeting and submissions made at the public meeting will be considered by Council prior to the final development charges by-law. All submissions received will become part of a public record.

Shannon Johnson, Treasurer
Township of Muskoka Lakes
Phone: 705-765-3156 ext. 210

Thursday, May 9, 2019
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