Posted On Thursday April 18, 2019





Take Notice that on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, the Council of the Town of Gravenhurst will hold a public meeting pursuant to The Development Charges Act, 1997, regarding proposed development charge rates and policies that will be applied throughout the Town. It is proposed that enactment of a new Development Charges By-law by Council would occur on a date subsequent to this public meeting.

Development charges are levied against new development, and are a primary source of funding for development-related capital expenditures. Services include library, fire protection, parks and recreation, public works, roads and related, general government and municipal parking.

Council is required under The Development Charges Act, 1997, to hold at least one public meeting to allow the public the opportunity to review and provide comments on the April 2019 Development Charges Study, related staff reports and the proposed Development Charges By-law.


All interested parties are invited to attend on:


Time:               Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Location:         Council Chambers

                        3-5 Pineridge Gate

                        Gravenhurst, Ontario

                        P1P 1Z3 

A copy of the Development Charges Background Study will be available on the Town’s website at on April 18, 2019.  The proposed Development Charges By-law will be made available on or before May 13, 2019. Hard copies will be made available upon request at the Town office.

Any person may attend the public meeting and make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the By-law. Written submissions are invited and should be directed to:


Contact:           Kayla Thibeault - Director of Legislative Services/Clerk


Written comments received prior to the meeting and submissions made at the public meeting will be considered by Council prior to the enactment of a new Development Charges By-law. Those wishing to address Council on the above-noted matters must advise the Director of Legislative Services/Clerk in writing no later than May 27, 2019 by e-mail.

Technical development charges inquiries should be directed to:


Contact:           Val Sequeira - Director of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer


Phone:             (705) 687-2230 extension 252