Our Planning Services Work Plan for the 2018-19 school year was submitted to Trustees at the October 2, 2018, Regular Board Meeting. The purpose of this work plan is to provide general information and tentative dates for upcoming Planning Services projects.
Read the full report here.
2019 Long-Term Capital Plan (LTCP) Update
As a new initiative, Planning Services will now complete annual updates and enhancements to the LTCP, as opposed to five year cycles. This is to ensure the plan remains relevant to the current trends.
To complete the process, Planning Services anticipates to complete the below milestones over the 2018-19 school year.
Amendment to the 2018 Education Development Charge By-Law
During the 2017-18 school year, Board staff sought to renew the 2013 Education Development Charge (EDC) By-law, however, the Ministry was unable to grant approval on the Board’s Background Report, which resulted in the By-law lapsing for a short period of time. Our Board was later granted approval from the Ministry to pass a one-year By-law using the rates from the 2013 EDC By-law as amended in 2017. The one-year By-law came into effect on July 4, 2018, and is set to expire on July 4, 2019.
The Ministry of Education and the Province of Ontario have since announced their intention to undertake a review of the Education Development Charge (EDC) policy framework, and has implemented a temporary cap on EDC rate increases until the review is complete.
Contrary to the initial work plan presented to the Board of Trustees on October 2, 2018, the proposed amendment to the 2018 EDC By-Law may only be limited to increase the term of the By-law for another year, until the full Provincial review is completed.
The below table provides a quick reference on EDC rates for residential and non-residential developments in Halton.