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Complete Development Charges Background Study

To ensure Guelph’s updated DC rates reflect the population forecasted in Ontario’s Places to Grow Act—43,000 new residents and 32,000 new jobs by the year 2031—the City conducted a background study, and gathered  input from the development community, the business community and the general public before setting new DC rates. The following document includes the complete City of Guelph Development Charge Background Study (November 2013) and the addendum (January 2014) Learn more at guelph.ca/dc

Guelph City Council approves 2014 Development Charges By-law

On February 10, 2014 Guelph City Council passed Development Charge By-law No. (2014)-19692 under section 2(1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O., 1997 c.27. Development Charges imposed by the by-law come into effect on March 2, 2014. Residential Non-residential 2014-2015 Residential Development Charges Service Single & Semi-Detached Dwelling Apartments with 2+ Bedroom Apartments Bachelor and 1 Bedroom Other Multiples Services Related to a Highway $3,411 $2,053 $1,432 $2,569 Transit $505 $304 $212 $380 Parking $686 $413 $288 $517 Fire Protection Services $284 $171 $119 $214 Police Services $399 $240 $167 $300 Outdoor Recreation Services $3,341 $2,011 $1,402 $2,516 Indoor Recreation Services $2,556 $1,538 $1,073 $1,925 Library Services $540 $325 $227 $407 Administration $318 $191 $133 $239 Provincial Offences (Court) $9 $5 $4 $7 Health… Continue reading Guelph City Council approves 2014 Development Charges By-law

Proposed 2014 Development Charges: updated January 7, 2014

Before approving Guelph’s up2014 Development Charges By-law, Council will consider the following information, comments from members of the development community and their representatives on the Peer Review Team. Continue reading Proposed 2014 Development Charges: updated January 7, 2014

City invites community input on proposed Development Charges

Guelph to lower fees for non-residential developments Guelph, ON, November 8, 2013 – The City is inviting the development community and the general public to comment on proposed changes to its Development Charges By-law and proposed rates—the fees municipalities use to recover certain costs associated with growth. “Companies building houses, subdivisions, shopping centres, and industrial parks pay Development Charges to help support our community. This includes funding for things like community centres, parks, trails, new water and wastewater systems, roads and transportation infrastructure, and fire and police facilities,” said Al Horsman, executive director of Finance and Enterprise Services. “The proposed rates provide enough funding to cover growth-related infrastructure we know we’ll need in the years ahead, and they are competitive with rates in neighbouring communities… Continue reading City invites community input on proposed Development Charges

2013 Development Charges Study and By-law Staff Report

2013-14 Development Charge (DC) Update To ensure Guelph’s updated DC rates reflect the population forecasted in Ontario’s Places to Grow Act—43,000 new residents and 32,000 new jobs by the year 2031—the City conducted a background study including a peer review by two individuals selected by the development community with expertise in growth and demographic forecasting, and engineering. The City is also gathering input from the business community and the general public before setting the new DC rates. The following report regarding updated development charges will be presented to City Council during a public meeting on November 18. To address City Council at the meeting please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 519-837-5603 or email clerks@guelph.ca by 9 a.m. on Friday, November 15. Written comments are also welcome at clerks@guelph.ca or can… Continue reading 2013 Development Charges Study and By-law Staff Report

Proposed 2014 Development Charges

The City estimates what new services will be needed to accommodate Guelph’s growing population, and uses this information to update its Development Charge By-law and DC rates at least every five years as required under the Ontario Development Charges Act. 2013-14 Development Charge (DC) Update To ensure Guelph’s updated DC rates reflect the population forecasted in Ontario’s Places to Grow Act—43,000 new residents and 32,000 new jobs by the year 2031—the City conducted a background study, and is also gathering input from the business community and the general public before setting the new DC rates. Proposed DC Rates

Development Charges Background Study

To ensure Guelph’s updated DC rates reflect the population forecasted in Ontario’s Places to Grow Act—43,000 new residents and 32,000 new jobs by the year 2031—the City conducted a background study including a peer review by two individuals selected by the development community with expertise in growth and demographic forecasting, and engineering. Continue reading Development Charges Background Study

November 18 public meeting to discuss Development Charges (DCs)

Community members are invited to a public meeting to provide input on the City’s proposed development charges by-law and underlying background study, pursuant to Section 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997. Anyone attending the meeting may make representations relating to the proposed by-law and background study.  The meeting is to be held: Monday, November 18 6-8 p.m. Council Chambers, City Hall 1 Carden Street, Guelph, ON N1H 3A1 Anyone unable to attend the meeting can provide written comments on the proposed by-law by writing the City Clerk at the address above or emailing clerks@guelph.ca before November 15, 2013 The proposed by-law will be available for viewing at City Hall and will be posted online at guelph.ca/finance on October 31, 2013.