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Notice of the Passing of a Development Charge By-law

September 16, 2014 -

Take Notice that the Council of the City of Kingston passed Development Charge (DC) By-law No. 2014-135 on the 9th day of September, 2014 under Section 2 (1) of the Development Charges Act (the Act), 1997, S.O., 1997 c. 27, for City-wide municipal services (Roads and Related, Protection Services [ire and police], Parks and Recreation, Library, Transit, Affordable Housing and Administration). In addition to the Development Charge By-law, the City of Kingston passed By-law No. 2014-136 which amends the City's existing Impost Fee By-law No. 2009-138, which imposes charges for water and waste water (sanitary sewer) services under the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25.

And Take Notice that any person or organization may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board under Section 14 of the Act, in respect of the Development Charge By-law No. 2014-135, by filing with the Clerk of the City of Kingston, on or before the 20th day of October, 2014, a Notice of Appeal setting out the objection to the DC By-law and the reasons supporting the objection. An appeal may be filed with the City Clerk, 216 Ontario St., Kingston, ON, K7L 2Z3.

The DC By-law and the amendments to the Impost Fee By-law will come into force on September 29, 2014. Both the DC and Impost Fee By-laws provide for certain exemptions from the charges, including, but not limited to: industrial uses; lands in designated Community Improvement Areas; intensification of existing and new dwellings; places of worship; and temporary buildings. The complete By-laws should be consulted for the complete list of exemptions from the charges.

The schedule of Development Charges imposed by the DC By-law and the charges imposed by the Impost Fee By-law that will be effective as of September 29, 2014 are as follows:

 

  Residential Non-Residential (per sq. ft. of Gross Floor Area)
Single and Semi-Detached Dwelling Apartments Other Multiple Dwellings  
2 + Bedrooms Bachelor and 1 Bedroom 2 + Bedrooms Dwelling < 750 sq. ft with 1 Bedroom Industrial Non-Industrial Long-Term Care Nursing Homes
Development Charge (City-Wide Services) $10,378 $6,871 $4,768 $8,223 $3,755 $2.73 $5.42 $5.42
Impost Fee (Urban Services) $6,143 $3,931 $2,728 $4,704 $2,728 $5.01 $8.48 $5.94
Total Development Charge and Impost Fee $16,881 $10,802 $7,496 $12,927 $6,483 $7.74 $13.90 $11.36

Note: The total increase to the Impost Fee is being phased-in over a three (3) year period. The Impost Fee shown in the above table will be in effect until December 31, 2015. The complete By-law should be consulted to determine the Impost Fee that will become effective on January 1, 2016 and January 1, 2017. All charges and fees in the table above and the Impost Fee that will become effective on January 1, 2016 and January 1, 2017 are subject to annual indexing in accordance with the respective By-law provisions.

No Key Map has been provided as the Development Charge is applicable to all lands located within the City of Kingston municipal boundary. The Impost Fee is applicable to all lands in the City of Kingston that are served by municipal water and/or sanitary sewer services.

A copy of the complete By-laws is available for examination at the City Clerk's Offce between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, at 216 Ontario St., Kingston, ON.

Dated at the City of Kingston, the 16th day of September, 2014.
John Bolognone, City Clerk