Spallumcheen is looking at development cost charges.

Fee structure on track in Spallumcheen

The Township of Spallumcheen will proceed with drafting a development cost charges bylaw.

The Township of Spallumcheen will proceed with drafting a development cost charges bylaw.

Council unanimously approved a staff recommendation to proceed with the bylaw which came after Urban Systems consultants released a report on an Oct. 24 open house.

The open house was attended by about 15 community members, and eight responses were received to a feedback survey.

“A variety of opinions were given by community members in attendance and there was a constructive discussion regarding the proposed bylaw,” wrote Joel Short of Urban Systems.

“Some residents were concerned about the proposed DCCs, and some were more accepting of the changes when they had the opportunity to talk to staff and planners about the issues and reasoning behind them.”

If the bylaw is adopted, the financial scenario for the proposed DCCs would be based on municipal assist; project benefit factor; agricultural truck trip equivalent and; agricultural building exemption.

The rates, based on those factors, for land use would be:

$2,520.86 per lot (residential single family land use type);

$1,638.56 per dwelling unit (residential multiple family);

$10.59 per square metre of gross building area (GBA) – (industrial);

$7.56 per square metre of GBA (commercial and institutional);

$10.36 per square GBA (agricultural).

“A lot of people think the municipality should be collecting the DCCs as a whole from all of our residents,” said Coun. Christine Fraser.

“The way we’re doing it, with a municipal assist of 60 per cent, 60 per cent of those new costs to the township are still being borne by the entire township. It’s really just a fraction that is being covered by new growth and development.”


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