Milton eyes increase to resident service fees


Published July 19, 2022 at 7:41 pm

Milton residents may soon be paying different fees for town services as council looks at changing their annual bill.

The town is undergoing “extensive” review and analysis of their service fees for development applications and approval processing as well as services like engineering, licensing, fire and administration..

The town has put forward a new draft bylaw that would repeal all previous fee related bylaws and set new rates. The draft also prescribed a 1.25 per cent interest rate per month should the bill not be paid on time.

A full list of fees, ranging including everything from recreational programs, facilities and parks bookings, advertising a sponsorship, licensing, corporate services and many more is available online.

Most fees have increased from a few cents to a couple of dollars. “User fees are charged to users of many Town services to cover part or all of the cost of providing these services.” Milton said “A primary principle followed by the Town in setting user fees is that those who benefit from a service should contribute to the cost of that service.”

The town is hosting a community engagement session tomorrow to discuss the fee bump with the public. Residents will be able to speak with council to share concerns or support for the increase.

The meeting is set for 2 p.m. Anyone who wishes to take part must register in advance. At the meeting the town will exhibit a thorough presentation about the fee hike and address feedback.

Additional feedback can be submitted online between July 20 and August 10. Council will decided on the new by-law in September.

This is the Milton’s first fee overhaul since 2016.



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