O. Reg. 221/07 (Community Improvement Plans - Prescribed Upper-Tier Municipalities)
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Summary of Decision:
O. Reg. 221/07 (Community Improvement Plans - Prescribed Upper-Tier Municipalities) made under the Planning Act amending O. Reg. 221/07 (Community Improvement Plans - Prescribed Upper-Tier Municipalities) made under the Planning Act came into effect on December 13, 2016.
August 18, 2016
Summary of Proposal:
The Minister of Municipal Affairs is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 221/07 (Community Improvement Plans - Prescribed Upper-Tier Municipalities) under the Planning Act in order to prescribe Frontenac County for the purposes of subsection 28(2) of the Act.
This would have the effect of giving the Council of Frontenac County the power to designate community improvement project areas and prepare community improvement plans for these areas. Six other upper-tier municipalities already have this authority under O. Reg. 221/07.
It is proposed that Frontenac County would receive its new authority on the date the regulation is filed.
Purpose of Regulation:
This proposed regulation would authorize the Council of Frontenac County to designate any areas covered by the County's Official Plan as community improvement project areas. If and when any such area was designated, the County could, among other matters, prepare and adopt a community improvement plan for part or all of the area.
Community improvement plans have been used by municipalities for matters such as:
-focusing public attention on local priorities and municipal initiatives;
-targeting areas in transition or in need of repair, rehabilitation and redevelopment;
-facilitating and encouraging community change in a co-ordinated manner; and
-stimulating private sector investment through municipal incentive-based programs.
Manager, Community Planning and Development
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Municipal Services Division
Municipal Services Office ? Eastern
8 Estate Lane
Kingston, ON K7M9A8
December 13, 2016