Development Charges Background Study

Development Charges Background Study Report

The Town is undergoing a Development Charges Study. A number of changes to the Development Charge (D.C.) process need to be addressed as a result of The Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015 (Bill 73). 
As a result, these changes have been incorporated throughout the report and in the updated draft by-law, as necessary. These items include:
  • Area-rating: Council must consider the use of area-specific charges.
  • Asset Management Plan for New Infrastructure: The D.C. background study must include an asset management plan that deals with all assets proposed to be funded, in whole or in part, by D.C.s. The asset management plan must show that the assets are financially sustainable over their full lifecycle.
  • 60-day Circulation Period: The D.C. background study must be released to the public at least 60-days prior to passage of the D.C. by-law
  • Timing of Collection of Development Charges: The D.C.A. now requires D. C.s to be collected at the time of the first building permit.
The report provided represents the Development Charges Background Study for the Town of Lincoln required by the Development Charges Act, 1997, as amended (D.C.A.).


Development Charges Background Study

This report has been prepared in accordance with the methodology required under the D.C.A. The contents include the following:
Chapter 1 – Overview of the legislative requirements of the Act;
Chapter 2 – Review of present Development Charge (D.C.) policies of the Town;
Chapter 3 – Summary of the residential and non-residential growth forecasts for the Town;
Chapter 4 – Approach to calculating the D.C.;
Chapter 5 – Review of historical service standards and identification of future capital requirements to service growth and related deductions and allocations;
Chapter 6 – Calculation of the D.C.;
Chapter 7 – D.C. policy recommendations and rules; and
Chapter 8 – By-law implementation.

To provide input:

1. Public Meeting

When: Monday, June 18, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Where: Council Chambers, Town Hall 

All interested parties are invited to attend the Public Meeting of Council and any person who attends the meeting may make representations relating to the proposed by-law and background study

2. In writing addressed to the Town Clerk, at the above address, prior to June 8, 2018 

Copies of the proposed By-law and the background study also available as of May 17, 2018 from the Town Clerk.
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