Notice of Statutory Public Meeting Regarding Development Charges

Take notice that the Town of Penetanguishene Council is holding a public meeting on July 10, 2024, at approximately 7:00 PM to discuss proposed development charge rates and policies that will be applied throughout the Town. Council will be considering the approval of an updated development charges by-law on a date following this public meeting.

Development charges are fees on new developments that fund growth-related costs to a municipality which are governed by the Development Charges Act, 1997. The Development Charges Background Study relates to the provision of eligible DC Services which includes Library Board, Fire Services, Parks & Recreation, Services Related to a Highway (Public Works and Roads & Related), Sewer, Water and Stormwater Management & Control.

The public meeting is an opportunity for the public to review and provide comments on the Development Charges Background Study and the proposed Development Charges By-law(s), as required under The Development Charges Act, 1997.

All interested parties are invited to join the public meeting by attending in person or watch online on YouTube:

Date:                Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Time:               7:00 PM

Location:         Townhall Council Chambers, Town of Penetanguishene 10 Robert St. W., Penetanguishene, ON, L9M 2G2 or live on YouTube.

The proposed development charges by-law will not be considered by Council at this meeting. The by-law will be considered by Council at a future meeting, after considering comments received as part of the public meeting and the consultation process.

A copy of the 2024 Development Charges Background Study was made available on the Town’s website on Friday, June 14, 2024 and can be found here. A copy of the development charges by-law will be made available on or before Wednesday, June 26, 2024.

Any person may attend the public meeting and make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the study and by-law. Registration to speak and written comments should be directed to the Clerk at no later than Wednesday, July 3, 2024, so that necessary arrangements can be made with respect to the agenda. Comments received before and at the public meeting will be considered by Council before making any changes to the development charges by-law.

Technical inquiries should be directed to the undersigned.

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