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Notice of Public Meeting – Development Charges

Grey County Council is holding a public meeting on October 28, 2021 at 3:00 PM to discuss proposed development charge rates and policies that will be applied throughout the County.  Council will be considering the approval of an updated development charges by-law(s) on a date following this public meeting.

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.  County capital services include Land Ambulance, Social Housing, Children’s Services, Provincial Offences, Parks Services – Trails, Public Health Unit, Long-Term Care, Development-Related Studies and Services Related to A Highway (Public Works and Roads & Related).

The public meeting is an opportunity for the public to review and provide comments on the 2021 Grey County 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 electronic public meeting or to attend in person by registering in advance.  The public meeting will be held on:

Thursday, October 28nd, 2021 at 3:00 PM
595 9th Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON N4K 3E3

The Public Meeting can be viewed live online at To participate in the meeting, or to register to attend in person, please email communications [at] () by October 20, 2021 or call 519-372-0219 x1232.

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.

The Development Charges Background Study and the proposed Development Charges By-law will be available on the County website at on October 9, 2021.  You can also contact the Planning Department at planning [at] or you can call (519) 372-0219 x1232 to arrange an appointment to review a hard copy of the documents.

Any person may attend the public meeting and make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the Study. Registration to speak and written comments should be directed to Randy Scherzer, Deputy CAO. Comments can be sent electronically to planning [at], 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.

Randy Scherzer, Deputy CAO
County of Grey, 595 9th Avenue East
Owen Sound, ON, N4K 3E3

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