On January 8th, 2019, Town Council gave first reading to Bylaw #1675: Offsite Levies Bylaw. At the February 12th, 2019 regular meeting of council, the bylaw will be on the agenda for consideration for additional readings. A bylaw takes effect after it receives three readings. Through the authority of the Municipal Government Act (MGA), municipalities can apply an off-site levy bylaw which can be imposed at the time of subdivision or development permit approval of new developments. Off-site levies are charges that developers pay to municipalities to help with the cost of off-site infrastructure, such as storm ponds, water and wastewater treatment facilities, recreation centers, roads, libraries, and fire halls. Both The Town and developers contribute to the cost of the off-site infrastructure. Levies help to build great communities, while creating a long-term sustainable strategy for funding infrastructure that enables growth. The legal notice below is being provided as required by the MGA.
NOTICE OF BYLAW
TOWN OF CARDSTON
IN THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA
PROPOSED BYLAW NO. 1675
OFF-SITE LEVY BYLAW
6:00 pm., February 26, 2019
Town of Cardston Council Chambers
PURSUANT to sections 648 and 649 of the Municipal Government Act, Revised Statutes of Alberta 2000, Chapter M-26, the Council of the Town of Cardston in the Province of Alberta hereby gives notice of its intention to consider proposed Bylaw No. 1675.
THE PURPOSE of proposed Bylaw No. 1675 is to adopt a new Off-Site Levy Bylaw pursuant to section 648 and 649 of the Municipal Government Act.
THEREFORE, TAKE NOTICE THAT the proposed Bylaw No. 1675 will be considered at the regular meeting of Council held in the Town of Cardston Council Chambers at 6:00 pm. on February 26th, 2019.
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that anyone wishing to make a presentation regarding the proposed bylaw should contact the Municipal Administrator no later than 4:00 pm. on February 21st, 2019. Both written and verbal presentations may be given at the public hearing.
A copy of the proposed bylaw may be inspected at the Town of Cardston municipal office during normal business hours.
DATED, at the Town of Cardston in the Province of Alberta this 26th day of January, 2019.
Chief Administrative Officer
Town of Cardston
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0