Take Notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Douro-Dummer intends to pass a by-law pursuant to Section 7(1)(c) of the Building Code Act to increase the fees charged for Building Permits and related services.
The direct costs of administering and enforcing the Act by the Township for 2020 is anticipated to be approximately $271,879.94 while the indirect costs are anticipated to be $48,000, for a total of $319,879.94. Meanwhile the revenue for 2020 is not expected to exceed $319,879.94.
This fee increase is a nominal 1.9% increase from the 2019 fees, which is increased based on the Consumer Price Index increase.
The rationale for changing the fee is to match the increased costs of services for 2020.
In addition, the municipality is implementing a sewage system re-inspection program. A cost study was conducted and determined that the costs to inspect the sewage systems would be $150 per visit to the site. It has been approved by Council that the fee be set at $150 for a first inspection, and a maximum of another $150 (total $300) for subsequent inspections. These would be classified as a Type 1 ($150) and Type 2 ($300) inspection respectively. The rationale for charging this fee is direct cost recovery to provide the service.
A public meeting will be held on January 7, 2020 at 5:05 p.m. in Council Chambers.
Chief Building Official
Township of Douro-Dummer
894 South Street, P.O. Box 92
(705) 652-8392, Ext. 208
(705) 652-5044 (fax)
E-mail B. Fawcett