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RFD- 3658 Bylaws   Item #   9. b.    
Regular Council Meeting Agenda
Meeting Date: 08/12/2019  
Title:    C-1078-19 - Second and Third Readings- Off-site Levy Bylaw - Levasseur
Department: Planning & Infrastructure  
Strategic Vision Element: Where People Choose to Live - A dynamic city with an exceptional quality of life Related Goal: Spruce Grove has a robust, growing economic base that generates balanced revenues to support the City’s high standards for services and programs.

Information
Request for Decision Summary
The purpose of this request for decision is to obtain second and third readings of Bylaw C-1078-19, Off-site Levy Bylaw.  The new bylaw is intended to replace Bylaw C-1040-18.

Proposed Motion
That second reading be given to Bylaw C-1078-19 - Off-site Levy Bylaw.
 
That third reading be given to Bylaw C-1078-19 - Off-site Levy Bylaw.
Background/Analysis
As per the existing Off-site Levy Bylaw, C-1040-18, the City shall conduct an annual review of Off-site Levy rates.  City Engineering, Planning, and Finance departments have updated the rates for 2019 utilizing the CORVUS model.  The 2019 Off-site Levy Report and Current Bylaw C-1040-10 are attached for review. 

Following legal review, Administration incorporated the following changes into the draft Off-site Levy Bylaw:
  • clarified the definition of Developable Lands and Developed Land;
  • clarified the requirement to pay an off-site levy is imposed in the Development Agreement;
  • clarified when payment of the off-site levy is to be paid;
  • authorized the General Manager of Planning and Development to make decisions regarding the contractual enforcement of the Development Agreement; and
  • updated references to other legislation.  
The Off-site Levy Bylaw was advertised for two consecutive weeks after first reading took place on 24 June 2019 as required by the MGA.  
Options/Alternatives
N/A
Consultation/Engagement
This Bylaw was developed as a result of the cooperation between Planning, Engineering, and Finance Departments.  Urban Development Institute was provided an opportunity to review the 2019 report and give feedback. 
Implementation/Communication
The proposed bylaw was advertised in the July 5th, 2019 and July 12th, 2019 editions of the Spruce Grove Examiner, as per the requirements of the Municipal Government Act.
Impacts
The Off-site Levy bylaw will provide fair rates and a solid methodology to support the program.  The new model provided by CORVUS Business Advisors will allow the City to complete yearly updates according to the guidelines in the MGA.
 
Attachments
Proposed Bylaw C-1078-19 Draft Off-Site Levy Bylaw
Bylaw C-1078-19 - Schedule "A" - Map
Bylaw C-1078-19 - Schedule
2018 Off-site Levy Bylaw
First Reading PowerPoint Presentation

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