Notice of Public Meeting Regarding Development Charges; Background Study and Draft By-law

The City of Pembroke’s Development Charges By-law is set to expire on June 6, 2021. Development charges are fees collected from developers at the time a building permit is issued. The fees help pay for the cost of infrastructure required to provide municipal services to new development, such as roads, water and sewer and other infrastructure.

A new study is underway to extend development charges past that date. The Development Charges Background Study has been prepared by the City’s consultants, Hemson Consulting for public review and comment. To determine the proposed rates, the study has taken into account the City’s inventory of all assets, growth-related capital projects over the next 10 years and development forecasts. The City of Pembroke’s 2021 Draft Background Study has been prepared pursuant to the requirements outlined within the Development Charges Act, 1997 (DCA) and is being made available to the public more than 60 days prior to the passing of the By-law and Background Study. The rates calculated represent those which can be recovered under the DCA based on the City’s spending plans and other assumptions that are in line with the legislative requirements of the DCA.

A copy of the Development Charges Background Study Report is attached and the City’s consultants Hemson Consulting will be available at the public meeting scheduled for April 6, 2021 at 6 pm. Should you have any comments, please forward them by mail or email to Colleen Sauriol, Manager of Planning and Building, 1 Pembroke Street East, Pembroke, Ontario K8A 3J5.