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Development Charges Background Study – Now Available

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The Town of Aylmer is in the process of reviewing its Development Charges. As per Section 10(4) of the DCA; “(4) The council shall ensure that a development charge background study is made available to the public at least 60 days prior to the passing of the development charge by-law and until the by-law expires or is repealed by posting the study on the website of the municipality or, if there is no such website, in the municipal office. 2015, c. 26, s. 5 (3).

The Development Charges Act, 1997 (Act) provides Council with the authority to pass a by by-law to impose Development Charges. The Act requires that a Development Charges Background Study a new Development Charges By-law (By-law) must be completed at least once every five years. The Background study takes the following into account:


• A forecast of the amount, type and location of development, population
• The historical level of capital service levels
• A review of future capital projects to provide for the expected development.

The Act also requires that the municipality must hold at least one Public Meeting to present the updated Development Charges Background Study and proposed Development Charges Rates. Once all of the requirements are met a new By-law is passed based upon the results of the Background Study.

The 2021 Development Charges Background Study is now available.

More information on Development Charges in the Town of Aylmer can be found at: https://aylmer.ca/town-hall/planning-building/development-charges/

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