MUNICIPALITY OF CALLANDAR
The Development Charges Act, 1997 enables municipalities to collect Development Charges to pay based on historic levels of service and the capital costs associated with servicing new development. In 2014, MHBC collaborated with the municipality of Callander Staff, Council and citizen stakeholders to provide a comprehensive Development Charges Background Study. A Public Open House was held to provide citizen stakeholders with the opportunity to ask and provide input into the process.
The collaborative approach MHBC took enabled Council to explore options for the implementation of a Development Charge that balanced the financial responsibilities of the Municipality with the interest of future residents and existing rate payers. As a result of the study, the Municipality of Callander is implementing affordable housing initiatives into the Development Charge By-law, a first for the community.