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Date Posted
September 28, 2020

Grey County Council is holding a public meeting on October 22, 2020 at 2:00 PM, or immediately following the County Committee of the Whole meeting, to discuss proposed changes to Grey County’s Development Charges By-laws.

Development charges are fees on new developments that fund growth-related costs to a municipality. They are used across parts of Ontario and are governed by the Development Charges Act, 1997. 

Council is considering changes to the County’s Development Charges By-laws that would encourage more rental housing, non-profit housing and detached additional dwelling units by exempting these developments from a County development charge.  Other proposed changes to the by-laws include alignment with the recent changes to the Development Charges Act, supporting incentives related to municipal Community Improvement Plans (CIP) and the County’s CIP Program and considering DC credits for qualifying redevelopment projects.  Further details regarding the proposed changes can be found on the County website at the following link - https://www.grey.ca/development-charges

All interested parties are invited to join the electronic public meeting on:

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 at 2:00 PM*

The Public Meeting can be viewed live online at www.Grey.ca/council/live-stream. To participate in the meeting, please email communications@grey.ca to register for the Zoom meeting by October 16, 2020.

*The public meeting will commence at 2:00pm or it will commence immediately after the County Committee of Whole meeting if this meeting runs past 2:00 PM.

Development charges by-laws will not change at this meeting. They will be reviewed by Council later.

Written comments should be directed to Kevin Weppler, Director of Corporate Services or Randy Scherzer, Director of Planning. Comments can be sent electronically to planning@grey.ca, or to the address below. Comments received before and at the public meeting will be considered by Council before making any changes to the development charges by-laws.

Kevin Weppler, Director of Corporate Services
Randy Scherzer, Director of Planning     
County of Grey, 595 9th Avenue East
Owen Sound, ON, N4K 3E3


Staff Report

Proposed Amendments

Draft Development Charges Deferral Policy

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