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3366-2018 Drainage Maintenance Billing Policy

3366-2018 Drainage Maintenance Billing Policy

BEING A BY-LAW TO ESTABLISH A BILLING POLICY FOR MUNICIPAL DRAINAGE MAINTENANCE WORK

Passed by Council June 26, 2018


THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF AUGUSTA
BY -LAW NUMBER 3366-2018
A BY-LAW TO ESTABLISH A BILLING POLICY FOR MUNICIPAL DRAINAGE
MAINTENANCE WORK

WHEREAS Section 61(1) of the Drainage Act, PSO 1990, requires that a Council that is
required to raise the whole or part of the cost of a drainage works shall impose upon the
lands assessed for the drainage works the assessment with which it is chargeable;

AND WHEREAS Section 61(2), (3), (4), and (5) of the Drainage Act, RSO 1990,
authorizes the manner and means by which the charges may be levied and collected;

AND WHEREAS Section 85 of the Drainage Act, RSO 1990, provides that grants may
be made in respect to assessments made under this Act upon lands used for agricultural
purposes;

AND WHEREAS application will be made for a grant and grants are subject to available
budget in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs;

NOW THEREFORE the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Augusta hereby
enacts as follows:

1. That the Treasurer is authorized to file the applicable grants under Section 85 of
the Drainage Act;

2. That drainage maintenance work assessments of cost less applicable grants shall
be imposed on lands in the catchment area which drain maintenance work was
completed.

3. That where the assessment against any parcel of land is $5.00 or less, the
assessment shall be paid out of general funds of the municipality;

4. That all assessments of $300 or less are payable within sixty (60) days of the
invoice date, following which all outstanding balances in default shall be added to
the Tax Collector Roll and recovered as taxes pursuant to the provisions of the
Municipal Act 2001 as amended;

5. That all assessments of more than $300 and less than $2,500 are payable in the
first year in which the assessment is imposed. Payments may be made in
monthly payments with monthly postdated cheques with no interest charged
(provided the full amount is paid within the 12 month period) If payment not
received, the property will default to full billing of the amount owing on the current
year’s tax account.

6. That invoices $2,500 and over may be financed over a 5 year period with an
annual invoice to the property owner including an interest rate consistent with the
Township’s prior year’s rate of return on investments with respect to land owners
who participate in the Ministry’s tile drainage loan program.

7. That this by-law shall have force and effect upon its passing.

Read a first, second, and third time and finally passed this 26th day of June, 2018

Signed by Mayor Doug Malanka and Clerk Annette Simonian