Development Charges Review

Mayor Andy Letham presented a memo to council at this week's Committee of the whole meeting, requesting the Task Force, which is reviewing development charges, to consider some options to spur growth in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Letham says housing is growing in the municipality but commercial building is not keeping pace.  

Among Letham's suggestions to the Task Force, are discounting commercial and industrial development charges where job creation goals are met, review the development charges on derelict buildings to encourage demolition and protect develpoment rights and consider the effectiveness of current payment deferral options for residential developments.

A new by-law for development charges is due by January 2020.