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Town to Host Development Industry Consultation Session Regarding Development Charges

Press Release - January 29, 2024
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The Town of The Blue Mountains is hosting a development industry consultation session on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, regarding proposed 2024 Development Charge rates and policies that will be applied throughout the Town.

Development charges are levied against new development and are a primary source of funding for development-related expenditures. The 2024 Development Charges Background Study relates to the provision of all eligible Development Charge Services (i.e., Public Library, Fire Services, Police Department, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, By-law, Solid Waste, Roads & Related, Water and Wastewater Services).

Date:  Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual – meeting link will be sent to registered participants

Any person may attend the development industry consultation session. To register, please contact Tracy Nowak, Administrative Assistant – Finance & IT Services, by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at (519) 599-3131 x 227 or via email.

A copy of the 2024 Development Charges Background Study will be made available on the Town’s website prior to February 6, 2024, with the anticipated Development Charges By-laws presented to Council for passage on April 2, 2024. In accordance with the requirements of the Development Charges Act, a copy of the development charges by-law will be made available on the Town’s website on or before Tuesday, February 27, 2024 (two weeks in advance of the statutory public meeting). The statutory public meeting will be held on March 12, 2024, all participants are welcome to submit written or verbal comments regarding the draft development charge by-law for Council consideration.

On January 16, 2024, a presentation was made to Council regarding the Development Charges Draft Rates. The presentation can be viewed on the Town's website

For more information, contact:
Tracy Nowak
Town of The Blue Mountains
Administrative Assistant – Finance & IT Services
(519) 599-3131 ext. 227