By-Law 2012-005 - Fees and Charges By-Law

THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF CALVIN

BY-LAW NO. 2012- 005

BEING A BY-LAW TO IMPOSE AND CONSOLIDATE THE FEES AND CHARGES FOR MUNICIPAL SERVICES OR ACTIVITIES AND FOR THE USE OF ITS PROPERTY.

WHEREAS Section 391(1) of the Municipal Act, S.O. 2001, c.25 as amended, without limiting Sections 9, 10 and 11 authorizes municipalities to impose fees or charges on persons, for services or activities provided or done by or on behalf of the municipality, for costs payable by it for services or activities provided or done by or on behalf of any other municipality or local board; and for the use of its property including property under its control;

AND WHEREAS Section 398 (2) of the Municipal Act, S.O. 2001, c.25 as amended, provides for the addition of fees and charges imposed by the municipality or local board, respectively, to the tax roll for the following property in the local municipality and collect them in the same manner as municipal taxes:  any property for which all the owners are responsible for paying the fees and charges;

AND WHEREAS Section 23.1 (1) of the Municipal Act, S.O. 2001, c. 25 as amended, authorizes a municipality to delegate its powers and duties to a person or body subject to the restrictions set in that Part;

AND WHEREAS Section 69 (1) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.13 provides that the Council of a municipality may by By-law establish a tariff of fees for the processing of applications made in respect of planning matters, which tariff shall be designed to meet only the anticipated cost to the municipality or to a committee of adjustment or land division committee constituted by the Council of the municipality;

AND WHEREAS Section 7 (1) of the Building Code Act, S.O. 1992, c. 23 as amended, provides that the Council of a municipality may pass by-laws requiring the payment of fees on applications for and issuance of permits and prescribing the amounts thereof, providing for refunds of fees under such circumstances as are prescribed;

AND WHEREAS Section 27 (1) of the Cemeteries Act (Revised), R.S.O. 1990, c.4. s. 2 (1), provides every owner shall file with the Registrar a price list of all interment rights and cemetery services and supplies that may be sold and all charges that may be made by that owner;

AND WHEREAS the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Calvin is desirous of establishing user fees and charges to recover some of the costs for services and rents provided by the Corporation;

NOW THEREFORE the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Calvin enacts as follows:

  1. That the user fees, charges and rents as specified in Schedules A and B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I to this By-law be charged by the Corporation of the Municipality of Calvin for those services and activities provided by the Corporation, for costs payable by it for services or activities provided or done by or on behalf of any other municipality or any local board; and for the use of property owned or under the control of the Corporation.
  2. All fees and charges set out in this By-law shall be payable prior to the provision of the service unless an agreement in writing is made to the contrary and approved by the appropriate municipal official.
  3. In the event any fee or charge imposed herein remains unpaid after provision of the service or is otherwise in arrears, such fees or changes may be added to the Tax Roll for any real property in the municipality, the owner of which is responsible for paying the fee charge and shall be collected in like manner as municipal taxes.
  4. In default of payment of any charge levied herein, by the required due date for the payment thereof, a percentage charge of one and one-quarter percent (1 ¼%) is hereby imposed as a penalty for non-payment of such charge thereof, and such penalty shall be added to the charge as aforesaid or any installment or part thereof remaining unpaid on the first day of each calendar month thereafter in which default continues.
  5. Council does hereby delegate to each Department Manager of the Corporation of the Municipality of Calvin, the authority to administer such fees and charges and approve such forms and procedures as may be required for the efficient administration of the fees and charges.
  6. The fees set out in this By-law shall be reviewed on an annual basis by each department manager prior to adoption of the current budget and if there is a discrepancy in fee prices, the fees set out herein supersede any fees listed in other By-laws.
  7. All fees and charges listed in the Schedules to this By-law include all applicable taxes.
  8. That the fees and charges set out in the attached Schedules are hereby imposed and ratified.
    Set out as follows:

    Schedule A

    Schedule B

    Schedule C

    Schedule D

    Schedule E

    Schedule F

    Schedule G

    Schedule H

    Schedule I

    Clerk/Corporate Services

    Building  Inspection Services

    Landfill Site Services

    Planning Services

    Recreation Hall Services

    Fire Services

    Public Works Services

    Cemetery Price List

    Closure and Disposition of Shoreline Road Allowances

  9. That this By-law shall come into full force and take effect as of the date of its signing.

READ A FIRST TIME AND SECOND TIME THIS 22nd DAY OF May 2012. 

READ A THIRD TIME AND FINALLY BE PASSED THIS 22nd DAY OF May 2012.

 

SCHEDULE “A”

CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF CALVIN

CLERK/CORPORATE SERVICES 

 Commissioner for Oaths and/or Witness of Signature  
- first signature (proof of identity must be provided and signer must be present) $ 5.00
- each additional signature $ 1.00
Township map (size 24” x 20”) $ 4.00
Certificate of Tax Arrears $ 45.00
Letter in response to Building or Zoning Inquiries $ 75.00
Letter in response to fire department inquires $ 45.00
Photocopies/per page - one side 30¢
Photocopies/per page - two sided 50¢
Incoming faxes received/per page 30¢
Outgoing faxes sent/per page/local 30¢
Outgoing faxes sent/long distance - flat rate $  5.00
 Penalty charge for non-payment of current taxes per annum 15% per month 1.25%
N.S.F. cheques (each) $ 35.00
File searches (for each 15 minutes or part thereof)
(Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection to Privacy Act)
$ 7.50

 

SCHEDULE B

THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF CALVIN

BUILDING INSPECTION SERVICES 

New building (except for accessory buildings) $ 400.00 for the first 50m² of building area and
$ 30.00 for each additional 10m² or part thereof
Addition to buildings (except for accessory buildings) $1 50.00 for the first 20m² and
$ 30.00 for each additional 10m² or part thereof
Accessory buildings which includes garages, storage buildings, barns, porches, carports, sundecks, balconies, solariums and sunrooms (including additions to accessory buildings) $ 100.00 for the first 20m² and
$ 30.00 for each additional 10m² or part thereof
Residential alterations, repairs or renovations including Chimneys, plumbing, windows, doors $ 100.00 flat fee
Demolition Permit $ 75.00 flat fee
Change of Use $ 100.00 includes one inspection
Moving a building into, within or out of the municipality $ 75.00 flat fee
Reshingling a building. Permit is issued to the home owner allowing the disposal of old shingles at the landfill site $ 25.00 flat fee
+ tipping fees
Compliance letter (site inspection required) $ 75.00 flat fee
Occupancy permit (site inspection required) $ 75.00 flat fee

 

SCHEDULE “C”

THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF CALVIN

LANDFILL SITE SERVICES

Landfill Site – Tipping Fees  
  Utility trailer (single axle) $ 15.00
  Pick-up truck $ 15.00
  Single axle truck $ 50.00
  Tandem truck $ 100.00
  Tri-axle truck $ 150.00
  Semi-trailer $ 200.00
  Tires - Not on rims No charge
  Tires - On rims $ 10.00 each
  Freezers, fridges, air conditioners, dehumidifiers (includes Freon removal fee) $ 40.00 each
  Freezers, fridges, air conditioners, dehumidifiers - If Freon is removed No Charge
  Disposal Bins - Large - 30 M $ 250.00
  Disposal Bins - Small - 15 M $ 125.00
  Disposal Bins - All other sizes  $ 7.00 per cubic yard or
 $ 8.00 per m³
  Shingle disposal permit (available from site attendant or from municipal office) $ 25.00
+ tipping fees
  After hours opening of landfill site (for special circumstances only)  $ 50.00 per load
+ tipping fees
  Over annual bag limit of 104 bags $ 1.00 per bag

 

SCHEDULE  “D”

THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF CALVIN

PLANNING SERVICES

Official Plan Amendment - Major $ 2,750
Official Plan Amendment - Minor $ 1,650
Zoning By-law Amendment $ 1,050
Consent Application (payable to East Nipissing Planning Board) $ 625
Minor Variance/Permission $ 520
Subdivision $ 5,500
Site Plan Control $ 1,100
Part-lot control, Validation of Title $ 175
Combined OPA and ZBLA 75% of combined costs
Lift Holding Symbol $ 275.00
Communications Facility $ 550.00
Pre-consultation Fee $220.00

 

Planning Fees Refund Schedule – Municipality of Calvin

Item

Refund

Description

Pre-consultation Fee, fee for additional meeting, circulation report or Planning report

Non refundable

Applicable to all pre-consultation and additional cost activities.

Application is withdrawn, or abandoned prior to preparation of first Planning Report

90%

Request must be made in writing prior to refund. No refund will be given where application has been abandoned and no response is made to Municipal correspondence to applicant within 90 days

Application is withdrawn after Planning Report but prior to Council decision

50%

Request must be made in writing prior to refund.

Application is refused by Council

75%

Municipality will issue refund.

Any application to the Committee of Adjustment

Non refundable

 

Application is withdrawn prior to draft plan approval for subdivision or condominium

50%

Request must be made in writing prior to refund.

Post Council decision

Non refundable

 

Demise of applicant

 

Refund will be prorated based on the request of the estate as the difference between the funds expended and amount of deposit or application fee will be refunded once final determination of costs are made by the Municipality

Deposit

 

Difference between funds expended and amount of deposit will be refunded once final determination of costs are made by the Municipality

 

SCHEDULE  “E”

THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF CALVIN

RECREATION HALL SERVICES

HALL RENTAL RATES (Renter must provide own Liability Insurance)  
  Booking deposit - At time of booking 50% of payment is required to guarantee and is Non-refundable if cancellation is not received at least 72 hours prior to event  
     
  Full Day - over 4 hours and up to 8 hours (plus damage deposit) $ 100.00
  Full day - with alcohol (plus damage deposit, provide own Party Alcohol Liability insurance and Special Occasion Permit) $ 150.00
  Full Day - Meetings/Seminars/Courses/Lectures/Business Functions (plus damage deposit) $ 100.00
     
  Half Day - typically means 4 hours $ 50.00
     
  Partial Day - up to 3 hours per session or 3 hours over one week $ 30.00
     
  Funeral Luncheon - Calvin Residents only (Non resident - see Half Day or Partial Day rate)  No Charge
     
  Meetings of Organized Local Community Groups or Charitable Organizations No Charge
     
ADDITIONAL FEES  
  Use of Kitchen during event $ 50.00
  Additional use of Kitchen the evening or day before the event or decorating or set up hall after 4pm the evening before event $ 50.00
     
  Damage Deposit – PAYABLE IN CASH - Refundable upon staff Checklist completion (Full day events only)  
  Damage Deposit with alcohol $ 150.00
  Damage Deposit without alcohol $ 100.00

 

SCHEDULE “F”

CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF CALVIN

FIRE SERVICES

Fire Department Fees for False Alarms:
Where the Calvin Volunteer Fire Department responds to a false alarm, the following schedule of fees shall be payable to the Corporation of the Municipality of Calvin by the owner of the property from which the alarm originated:
 
i) first false alarm - verbal No charge
ii)  second false alarm within a twelve (12) month period of a first false alarm $ 100.00
iii) third false alarm within a twelve (12) month period of a first false alarm $ 200.00
iv) fourth false alarm with a twelve (12) month period of a first false alarm $ 300.00
v)  each additional false alarm within a twelve (12) month period of a first false alarm will carry a fee of an additional $ 100.00
     
The Calvin Volunteer Fire Department shall continue to respond to all alarms and calls for assistance notwithstanding any previous false alarms from a property or non-payment of any fee hereunder.  
     
Non-Resident Vehicle Fires, Extrications or Accidents:  
a) Where the Calvin Fire Department provides an emergency response to a motor vehicle accident, a vehicle fire or to extricate a person or persons from a vehicle  
b) Where the call originates within the Calvin Fire Department response area  
c) Where the vehicle is owned by a non-resident,  
an invoice shall be sent to the owner of the vehicle’s insurance provider and a fee for response and/or services provided shall be payable to The Corporation of the Municipality of Calvin, based on the current Ministry of Transportation rates. If the incident is on Hwy 17 or Hwy 630 an invoice will be sent directly to the Ministry of Transportation Claims Department regardless of residency.  

Fire Inspection Services:

If the Calvin Volunteer Fire Department is requested to perform any fire inspection service for property located within the municipal boundaries of The Corporation of the Municipality of Calvin, there shall be a fee or charge of $50.00 per inspection payable in advance by the owner or agent to the municipality.

Fire Department Cost Recovery:

When the Calvin Volunteer Fire department responds to an incident within its response area such as, but not limited to, a rail line fire or vehicle accident/fire, which leads to a multi-agency response; all costs for the incident will be the responsibility of the owner of the equipment that caused the fire. An invoice will be sent to the owner of the equipment, payable to The Corporation of the Municipality of Calvin.

Special Services

Fees for any special services or for any special circumstances shall be considered and negotiated on an individual requirement basis. Such special services or circumstances shall require a request, in writing, received by either the Fire Chief or  Mayor and Council. If applicable and if approved in principal, a Contract Agreement, outlining the special services or circumstances and the associated agreed upon fees, shall be prepared and adopted by By-law.

 

SCHEDULE “G”

CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF CALVIN

PUBLIC WORKS SERVICES

Civic address (911) signs  
Supply and install original sign and post $ 35.00
Supply and install replacement sign $ 20.00
Supply and install replacement post $ 20.00
   
Entrance Permit  
For all new or additional driveway/entrances
Must submit completed application to municipal office and site inspection to be completed by Road Superintendent
No Charge

 

SCHEDULE “H”

CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF CALVIN

CEMETERY PRICE LIST

CALVIN UNION CEMETERY License number: 3289839

Operated by the
Corporation of the Municipality of Calvin
1355 Peddler’s Dr., R.R. #2
Mattawa, ON    P0H 1V0
Phone: 705-744-2700
Fax 705-744-0309

Contact: Lynda Kovacs; Clerk-Treasurer (address and phone as above)

 

PRICE LIST – Effective April 1, 2011 (Prices include HST) 

BURIAL, ENTOMBMENT AND OTHER CEMETERY SUPPLIES AND SERVICES

Interment Rights – In-ground Burial
    Lot DescriptionSectionSizeInterment RightsCare & MaintenanceHSTTotal Selling Price
  i. Prices for any in-ground burial interment rights      
  A. Single Adult Grave OLD 4' x 8' $ 300.00 $ 200.00 $ 65.00 $ 565.00
  B. Single Adult Grave NEW 4' x 9' $ 330.00 $ 220.00 $ 71.50 $ 621.50
                 
Interment Rights – In-ground Burial of Cremated Remains
    Lot DescriptionSectionSizeInterment RightsCare & MaintenanceHSTTotal Selling Price
  i. Prices for any in-ground burial of cremated human remains where only flat markers are allowed      
  A. Two Urns CREMATION AREA 2’ x 4’ $ 90.00 $ 60.00 $19.50 $169.50
                 
Interment Services (Opening and Closing)
    Description     Total Price
  i. Prices for opening and closing the grave only      
    In-ground burial of adult      $ 425.00
    In-ground burial of child      $ 425.00
    In-ground burial of infant      $ 125.00
    In-ground burial of cremated human remains      $ 125.00
    Additional if using concrete liner, oversize casket or oversize vault      $ 100.00
  iii. Price for late hour opening and closing of grave      
    Weekdays after 3:30 p.m.     add $ 100.00
    During daylight hours Saturday     add $ 100.00
  iv. Price for weekend and holiday late hour opening and closing      
    Sunday, Holiday or Statutory Holidays     add $ 200.00
                 
Disinterment Services
    Description     Total Price
    Disinterment of full casket with metal or concrete vault      $ 850.00
    Disinterment of full casket (no vault)      $ 1,275.00
                 
Other Supplies and Services
  i. Transfer of Interment Rights      $ 50.00

 

SCHEDULE “I”

CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF CALVIN

CLOSURE AND DISPOSITION OF SHORELINE ROAD ALLOWANCES

CALCULATION OF LAND COSTS

  1. Method of Calculating Land Cost
    Land costs shall be calculated on the following basis: - square meter basis.

  2. The Price
    Municipal prices shall be as follows:
      when calculated on a square meter basis - $ 0.41 per square meter
      OR - $ 250.00, whichever is greater