The Municipal Act 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25 as amended, Part XII, Section 391, 392, 394 and 396 as well as Regulation 244/02 and the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended Section 69 provides the authority to impose user fees and charges for services provided for and on behalf of the municipality.
Purpose of User Fees and Charges
The purpose of a User Fees and Charges is to recover costs incurred as a result of services provided by the municipality. Most services are as a result of an individual or group needs and not beneficial to the community as a whole. Those services are calculated to recovery costs to provide the services.
By passing a By-law for the Tariff on Planning Applications and a motion for User Fees and Charges, the Township may impose a fee for cost related services. Such a fee or charge ensures that funds are collected for services provided and not to impose additional costs on the taxpayers not directly benefiting from the service.
During the annual budget process, these user fees and charges are reviewed and amended accordingly, to ensure that cost recovery is reviewed and achieved on an economy of scale.
*includes Tariff on Planning Applications
The Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation (OWDC) Program provides financial assistance to owners whose livestock, poultry and/or honey bees have been damaged or killed by wildlife. Livestock owners must notify their municipality within 48 hours of discovering the injury or death of livestock or poultry, or discovering damage to beehives.
For more information about the program please contact the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.