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City of Barrie reviews Development Charges

City of Barrie reviews development charges at their General Committee meeting of August 11th, 2014. The City of Barrie is currently considering updating the city-wide Development Charge (DC) By-law, encompassing former municipal boundaries and Salem and Hewitt?s Secondary Plan Areas. Development charges are fees collected from new development.

The principle behind these fees is that ?growth pays for growth? so that the cost of growth-related infrastructure does not fall on the existing community in the form of higher property taxation or user fees. Development charges are levied on residential, industrial, commercial, and institutional development at building permit, or at subdivision agreement in the case of hard services for residential development. Council will be considering the By-law on August 25th. Please refer to attachment for information from the August 11th meeting.

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