What is Local Improvements
Municipalities can raise all or part of the costs from the property owners whose properties abut the proposed works (Ontario Regulation 586/06, Municipal Act, 2001).
These improvements may include:
Sanitary or storm sewers
Curbs and gutters
How Can a Local Improvement be Undertaken?
By a petition of property owners
On the initiative of Municipal Council
On the recommendation of the Minister of Health or Municipal Board of Health
On approval from the Ontario Municipal Board
How to Submit a Proposal Request
A property owner must submit a written request to the Engineering and Transportation Division for review.
An Engineering Report will include a list of properties that will benefit from the proposed work, as well as an estimated cost based on metre frontage.
A petition must have enough support from the affected property owners before a project can be undertaken.
In every case, the Municipality sends a Notice to affected property owners, indicating the intention to undertake the work.
To prevent a local improvement initiated by Council, a majority of affected property owners must file a negative petition.
For more information on the petition process, please contact 519.360.1998 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.