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The Town of Bracebridge invites applications from citizens interested in appointment to the following Committees of Council:



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The Bracebridge Off Leash Dog Park Committee has received approval to build a Dog Park in the southwest corner of James W. Kerr Park.  Bracebridge Dog Park


The Dog Park will span an area around 1.7 acres and will cost approximately $40,000 to build which includes fencing, gates, hardware, drainage, garbage receptacles and signage. 


The Dog park will be divided into two sections, one for large dogs and the other for small dogs. 


The committee is pleased to announce they received a $15,000 donation, from the TransCanada Corporation to assist in the development of the Dog Park.


To build the Dog Park, your donation is needed, please give today.





Lori-Lynn Giaschi-Pacini and Harry the dog accept a generous donation from Adam Sheldon of the TransCanda Corporation at Kerr Park, the future site of The Bracebridge Dog Park.      (Photo by Christine Cousins)










Take Notice that the Council for the Town of Bracebridge will host a Public Meeting pursuant to The Development Charges Act, 1997, regarding proposed amendments to development charge rates and policies contained in Development Charges By-law 2014-051 that is currently applied throughout the Town. It is proposed that the amendments to the By-law would be considered by Council on a date subsequent to this public meeting.


The proposed amendments relate to certain definitions within By-law 2014-051 and the consideration of rates to be imposed for Park Model Trailers.


Development Charges are levied against new development, and are an important source of funding for growth-related capital expenditures. Town growth-related capital programs include: Fire Protection; Library Services; Recreation Services; Public Works Services (including Buildings; Fleet; Roads and Related services to Roads; Parks and Trails); and, General Government (Studies).


Council is required under The Development Charges Act, 1997, to hold at least one public meeting to allow the public the opportunity to review and provide comments on amendments to Development Charges By-law 2014-051, the Development Charges Background Study and related staff reports.


All interested parties are invited to attend on:



              Date:          Thursday November 13, 2014
              Time:          7:00 p.m.
              Location:     Town of Bracebridge Municipal Office
                                 Council Chambers
                                 1000 Taylor Court
                                 Bracebridge, Ontario



Any person may attend the public meeting and make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed by-law. Written submissions are invited and should be directed to Lori McDonald, Director of Corporate Services/Clerk (lmcdonald@bracebridge.ca). Written comments received prior to the meeting and submissions made at the public meeting will be considered by Council prior to the enactment of a new development charges by-law.


Copies of the Development Charges Background Study and Development Charges By-law 2014-051 is available on the at the Town’s Administrative Offices, at the above noted address, or on-line at www. bracebridge.ca, under “Public Notices”.


The proposed amendments will be available on October 29, 2014.


Specific development charges inquiries should be directed to:

Cheryl Kelley

 Director of Planning and Development

 Phone:    (705) 645-6319 Ext. 253 Fax:    (705) 645-1262

 Email:     ckelley@bracebridge.ca


Proposed Amendments - November 13, 2014


Public Meeting Agenda


Draft By-law: Amendments to By-law 2014-051 regarding certain definitions and Park Model Trailers


Redline Version of By-law 2014-051 with proposed amendments 




 By-law 2014-051


 The Town of Bracebridge approved Development Charges By-law 2014-051 on the 2nd day of July 2014 under section 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997.  Schedule “B” of the By-law imposes the following Residential Development Charges:




Development Charge

Per Unit

Single   Detached, Duplexand Semi Detached($/unit)




Apartments –2or MoreBedrooms($/unit)


Apartments –1or LessBedrooms($/unit)



The by-law contains additional Schedules “C-1” and “C-2” that includes the Town’s Affordable Housing provisions with respect to Development Charges.


Development Charges By-law 2014-051


Background Study


Minutes of Special General Committee Meeting - Public Meeting - April 14, 2014


Minutes of Special General Committee Meeting - Statutory Public Meeting, May 15, 2014


General Committee Agenda, Development Charges By-law FrameWork Report, FN017-14, June 3, 2014  


Minutes of General Committee, June 3, 2014 (Direction for rates) 




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