TAKE NOTICE that the Council of Loyalist Township has scheduled a public meeting to consider a proposed Interim development charges by-law and background study, in accordance with sections 10 and 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997, on Monday, January 11th, 2021 at 6:00 pm.  The meeting will be a virtual Zoom webinar.  The webinar has been set up with no registration or authentication required to join.  The public is urged to Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:

    Please use this URL to join. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85153921890

Or join by phone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        Canada: +1 204 272 7920 or +1 438 809 7799 or +1 587 328 1099 or +1 647 374 4685 or +1 647 558 0588 or +1 778 907 2071

    Webinar ID: 851 5392 1890

    International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/knQt0f16J

Submission of Comments

Submission of comments can be made orally at the public meeting, in person, or written to Loyalist Township in advance at info@loyalist.ca

Purpose of the Interim Development Charges Study & Bylaw

The Development Charges Act, 1997 requires that the Township review and update development charges imposed to fund growth-related projects every five years. This ensures the study remains relevant and aligns with current growth projections and growth-related capital plans.

The current development charges by-law is set to expire on January 24, 2021 for hard services (Emergency Services, Public Works Building & Fleet, Roads & Related, and Stormwater Management) due to an extension granted by the Provincial Government’s COVID Support & Protection Act, 2020. As such, an interim development charges study and by-law is proposed, maintaining the charges at the current rates, until such time as a new by-law and study are approved following formal consultation session(s) with Council and the development community/stakeholders. The draft interim development charges study is in accordance with Section 10 of the Development Charges Act, 1997.

Information and Enquiries

The draft study posted on November 26, 2020 is available on the Township website at the following address:


Enquiries can be directed to Stephen Dickey, Director of Business Services and Treasurer at 613-38-7351x109.

Notice of Decision

If you wish to be notified of the decision of Loyalist Township on the proposed draft interim development charges study and by-law, you must make a written request to:

Debbie Chapman, Clerk, Loyalist Township, P.O. Box 70, 263 Main Street, Odessa ON, K0H 2H0.

Dated December 22, 2020