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Notice of Application City of Brandon Development Charges (New Charge) for Brandon Water and Wastewater Utility


March 23, 2018

The City of Brandon (City) has applied to the Public Utilities Board (Board) for new Development Charges for Brandon Utility (Utility) as set out in By-law No. 7175, read the first time on June 19, 2017.

The new development charges would help fund drainage, water, wastewater and transportation infrastructure required for new City growth. Currently the City does this, on a site-by-site basis through development agreements, often using inconsistent methodologies.

The proposed charges are provided:

ServiceResidential DC (per Unit)

Non-residential
DC (per Sq. Ft.)

DC Per Net
Hectare
(Residential
and Non-
Residential)
Low DensityHigh Density
Treatment    
Wastewater$ 423.00$ 274.00$ 0.24$ -
Water$ 331.00$ 214.00$ 0.19$ -
Network Infrastructure    
Transportation$ 830.00$ 537.00$ 0.47$ 19,590.00
Wastewater$ 1,280.00$ 828.00$ 0.73$ 30,218.00
Water$ 403.00$ 261.00$ 0.23$ 9,510.00
Drainage$ 118.00$ 76.00$ 0.07$ 2,776.00
Total$ 3,385.00$ 2,190.00$ 1.93$ 62,094.00

 

Definitions:
“Development” means the construction, erection or placing of one or more buildings or structures on land or the making of an additional or alteration to a building or structure that has the effect of increasing the size or usability thereof, and includes redevelopment.

“Development Charge (DC)” means a charge imposed with respect to this by-law.

“Density Low” means detached, semi-detached, duplex and row house dwellings.

“Density, High” means multiple dwellings.

 

Those applying for the construction of brand new buildings would pay Development Charges on a per unit basis for residential or square metre basis for non-residential. This would not include replacement buildings with no net increase impact on infrastructure.

Details of the City’s application are available for review at the City’s office or the Public Utilities Board’s office. Any questions concerning the application for development charges, or the operation of the Utility, should be sent directly to the City.

If you have concerns/comments regarding the City of Brandon’s application for new Development Charges please go to www.pubmanitoba.ca and provide your comment. Please note all comments will be forwarded to the City.

Questions or comments should be sent on or before April 18, 2018.

The Public Utilities Board is the provincial regulatory agency that reviews and approves development charges for water and wastewater utilities in Manitoba, with the exception of the City of Winnipeg. The Board’s review process involves:

  • the Utility filing a development charge application to the Board,
  • the public notification of proposed development charge changes,
  • the Board’s review of the application through a public hearing or paper review process, and the issuance of a Board Order which outlines the Board’s decision on the development charge application and the rates to be charged.

 

The Manitoba Ombudsman has recently issued privacy guidelines for administrative tribunals. The PUB is mindful of its obligations under those guidelines. Its decisions in respect of the application being considered will be sensitive to the guidelines. Personal information will not be disclosed unless it is appropriate and necessary to do so. However, the PUB advises participants that these proceedings are public and that as a result, personal information protections are reduced.

The Board will then decide whether any further notice is required and whether to proceed with a public hearing or paper review process. All concerns received by the Board will be considered in the Board’s decision on rates to be charged.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IN CONSIDERING THIS APPLICATION, THE PUBLIC UTILITIES BOARD MAY OR MAY NOT FIND IT NECESSARY TO DETERMINE RATES DIFFERENT FROM THOSE APPLIED FOR BY THE APPLICANT.

Note: All proceedings will be conducted in accordance with the Board’s Rules of Practice and Procedure which the Board may vary in order to constrain regulatory costs. The Rules are available at www.pubmanitoba.ca,


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