Council rejects development charges for Bruce County

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Bruce County Council has decided not to pursue new County Development Charges for the time being.

This after the Corporate Services Committee reviewed the Development Charges background study and supplemental information provided by staff.

Council considered feedback received from many stakeholders. Several local municipalities were concerned about the impact of adding additional charges for development, especially where local development charges already currently exist.

The concept behind collecting Development Charges is that the new growth to the community would generally pay for the costs associated with this new growth, as opposed to having to rely only on general municipal tax levies.