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By-Law 29 of 2021:

By-Law 29 of 2021:

TOWNSHIP OF ST. CLAIR BY-LAW NUMBER 29 OF 2021

Being a by-law to impose user fees and charges within the Township of St. Clair (replacing Township of St. Clair By-law Number 8 of 2020)

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WHEREAS the Municipal Act, S.O. 2001, c.25, Section 391.1 provides municipalities the authority to impose fees or charges on persons;

AND WHEREAS the Corporation of the Township of St. Clair wishes to impose fees or charges for:

(a) Services and activities provided and done;
(b) Costs payable by it for services and activities provided by the Township;
(c) The use of Township property, including property under Township control.

NOW THEREFORE the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the Township of St. Clair enacts as follows:

1. PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5

1.6

1.7

Official Plan Amendments
(if proceeding as a result of discovered illegal use

Zoning By-Law Amendments
(if proceeding as a result of discovered illegal use

When applying for both an OPA and a ZBA concurrently When Re-zoning as a Condition of Consent

Validation of Title Application Removal of Holding Symbol Deeming Bylaw
Application for Minor Variance

Application for Consent Stamping of each deed

$2,800
$3,200)

$2,000
$2,500)

$4,000 total
$1000

$800

$500

$500

$500

$800
$200

1.8 Site Plan Applications

Development Value Lower than $100,000 Engineering Consulting Fees

Development Value Higher than $100,000 Engineering Consulting Fees

Site Plan Amendments

Site Plan Compliance Letter

*All Site Plans are subject to additional costs for registration on title.

B, law 29 of 2021 Being a Bylaw to Prescribe all Fees (Replacing Bylaw 8 of 2020)

$1000
$250

$1500
$500

$800

$100

1.9 Development Agreements By Severance
*subject to an additional fee of $100 per lot Per Subdivision and all other

1.10 St. Clair Region Conservation Authority

$100*

2% of dev. costs

$ current fee
as prescribed by SCRCA

1.11 Zoning Certificates $50
1.12 Lot Release Certificate $50
To Remove a By-Law Registered to Title $200
1.13 Tax Certificates $50
1.14 Marriage Licenses
If at least one Applicant is a Resident of the Township $120
For two Non-Residents $150
1.15 Refreshment Vehicle/Food Vendor Permits
Transient $200
Stationary $250
1.16 Burial Permit $20
1.17 Dog Licenses
Neutered or Spayed with Rabies Shot $20
Neutered or Spayed without Rabies Shot $30
Unneutered or Spayed with Rabies Shot $40
Unneutered or Spayed without Rabies Shot $50
Kennel License $250
Kennel License Renewal $100
1.18 Taxicab License
Initial
$100/vehicle
Renewal $SO/vehicle
Taxicab Broker’s License $100
Renewal $50
Taxi Operators Driver’s License – Initial $40
Renewal $20
1.19 Copy of Zoning Bylaw – Online Copies Only $0
1.20 Copy of Official Plan – Online Copies Only $0
1.21 Commissioner of Oaths Signature – Non-Resident $20

BUILDING PERMIT FEES

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.5

2.6

2.7

2.8

2.9

Residential
Completion Deposit (Refundable)
St. Clair River Trail Crossing Deposit (Refundable) Garages and Accessory Buildings/Structures Residential Building Enlargements/Alterations
Apartments and Multiple Housing

New Commercial and Industrial Buildings Commercial/Industrial/Public Building Renovations & Other Farm Buildings
Industrial Wind Turbines Decommissioning/Letter of Credit

Miscellaneous- Swimming Pools, Tents, Construction Trailers

$100 + $0.60/ft2 gross area+
$1,000
$2,000

$100 + $0.20/ft2

$100 + $5/$1,000 est. value

$100/unit + $.60/ft2 gross area

$100 + $0.60/ft2 gross area
$100 + $5/$1,000 est. value
$100 + $0.1O/ft2 (max $1000)
$10,000/turbine
$200,000/turbine

$200

B law 29 of 2021 Being a Bylaw to Prescribe all Fees (Replacing Bylaw 8 of 2020}

2.10 Liquor License Inspections for existing buildings

2.11 Building Relocation
+ Residential Fee
+ Completion Deposit (Refundable)
+ Heavy Load Permits as required

$50

$100 + all inspection costs+
$100 + $0.60/ft2 gross area +
$3,000 +
$ current price

2.12 DOUBLE PERMIT FEES will be imposed on 2.1 – 2.11 if construction commences without a permit

PUBLIC WORKS/WATER FEES

3.1 MUNICIPAL PERMIT FEES
3.2 Service Connection Permit: Water $30.00
Storm $30
Sanitary $30

3.3

3.4

3.5

Road Crossing (Residential} Hydro Cable, Tile, etc.

Road Crossing (Commercial/Industrial) Hydro Cable, TIie, etc. Seismic Testing on Road Allowances- Permit

$30

$100

$100

3.6 Pipeline Crossing Commercial $1,000
3.7 Oversize Load Moving – Permit $30
Annual Permit $300
Supersize Load Permit $150

3.8 ENCROACHMENTS/CROSSING
3.9 Seismic Testing on Road Allowances per kilometre $1,000
3.10 Seismic Testing Road Crossing $100/cable
3.11 Pipeline Crossing Road Crossing $2,500
3.12 Pipeline Crossing Municipal Drain $2,500
3.13 Pipeline Running Within Road Allowance per kilometre $5,000
3.14 Pipeline Running Within Road Allowance (per inch/per kilometre) $5,000
3.15 Encroachment (drain crossing a road) Residential/Agricultural $200
Commercial $1,000
3.16 DEPOSIT FEES
3.17 Drain Crossing/Crossing $2,000
3.18 Road Crossing/Crossing $2,000
3.19 Pipeline Running in Road Allowance per inch surcharge (per inch/km) $1,000
3.20 Damage Deposit – Oversize Load Single Move Permit $5,000
3.21 Damage Deposit – Oversize Load Annual Moving Permit $5,000/road affected
3.22 Damage Deposit – Super Oversized Load $25,000
3.23 MUNICIPAL SERVICE CHARGES
3.24 Buy-in Fees for Municipal Services: Water Varies
Storm No Charge
Sanitary Varies
3.25 Water Service Installation:

existing Residential Lots up to 25mm Lots Created by Severance
Service > 25mm

$2,500
Actual Cost (Minimum $2,500}
$2,500 + oversizing costs

B law 29 of 2021 Being a Bylaw to Prescribe all Fees (Replacing Bylaw 8 of 2020)

3.26 Water Service Shut-Off:

Regular Hours Scheduled Within 48 hours Regular Hours Unscheduled
Regular Hours Emergency After Hours Emergency After Hours Non-Emergency

No Charge 1 Hr Charge No Charge No Charge Actual Cost

3.27 Seasonal Turn On/Off: Shut off includes meter storage,
no monthly fee, includes turn on with 48 hours notice.
Without Notice

$25

1 HR Charge

3.28 Construction Water

3.29 Water Meter

3.30 Backflow Preventor

3.31 Meter Replacement

3.32 Meter Repair

3.33 Meter Testing

Maximum 90 day, then metre must be installed $1/$1,000 big value Any Size Actual Cost+ EAT
3/4″ x 3/4″ Actual Cost

at Owners Request Actual Cost (time, equipment, material) Frozen Meter Actual Cost (time, equipment, material)
If requested by Owner, and Actual Cost (time, equipmen,t material) within 5%, homeowner to pay,
if off more than 5%, no charge to owner

3.34 Water Meter Check

Owner request meter checked due to high consumption including remote reading and diagnosing issues.

$50

3.35 Water Testing Free Chlorine Testing No Charge
*Any additional testing is at Owner’s cost and needs to be done through Lambton Health Unit

3.36 Hydrant Testing (Third Party) for Fire Flow- 48 Hours Notice Minimum
Third Party results must be provided to the municipality) $50

3.37 Meter Box for Construction Max 3 week per use

3.38 Water Service or Sanitary Cleanout Locate Through ONE CALL
Not Via ONE CALL

$270/meter box
*includes 1 backflow test $25/week (backflow test and $270 required for each location moved)

No Charge
$25

3.39 Bulk Water Account Set-up New System No key required $50 deposit + $7.50/month
Per bulk site. Deposit returned once account is closed.

3.40 Storm Lateral Existing Residential Lots – 125mm Connection $2,500
Lots Created By Severance Actual Cost ($2,500 min)
Commercial Connections Actual Cost ($2,500 min)

3.41 Sanitary Lateral Actual Cost + Applicable buy-in

3.42 Curb cut/infill minimum $400 or $150/meter whichever is greater

3.43 Curb and Gutter Fill per metre $200

3.44 Blue Box $9.25

3.45 9-1-1 Sign Sign Only $30
Installation – Sign and Post $50

3.46 NSF Cheque $30

3.47 Arrears Disconnection for Arrears Notice left $75 Arrears Charge
on-site when water is turned-off

3.48 Additional Copy of Invoice $5

B law 29 of 2021 Being a Bylaw to Prescribe all Fees (Replacing Bylaw 8 of 2020)

3.49

3.50

3.51

3.52

Data and Information Requests> 14 hours staff time

Requests for Drawing/Site Review (outside of site plan) All requests beyond 5

WATER AND SANITARY SEWER USAGE RATES

Rural Driveways with road-side ditch – installation of a
New culvert/driveway surface or replacement of existing culvert

Actual Cost (staff hours Beyond 14 x current wage)

No Charge for first 5 annually
$100 each

As per current separate Usage Rates Bylaw

$2,500

FIRE DEPARTMENT

4.1

4.2

Fire/Incident Reports

Inspection Reports
Requests by Legal Firm or Insurance Company Request for an Industrial Occupancy

$60

$60
$60/hour

4.3 Provincial and Municipal Road Occurrences

Provincial Roads

Municipal Roads
Excess of 40L of Class A or B Foam Excess of 2 bags of Absorbent Material

Current Rate Determined by MTO

No Charge – Unless
Actual Charge Actual Charge

4.4

4.5

Breathing Air Cylinder Refills

Fire Responses Fee – Indemnification Technology

$5/cylinder

Current Rate Determined by MTO +
Actual Costs Borne by Township

COMMUNITY SERVICES

5.1 CAMPGROUNDS
5.2 Seasonal Winter Storage – all campgrounds $250
5.3 Seasonal Grass Cutting – all campgrounds $250
5.4 Additional Boat/ Utility Trailer Storage/month $50
Additional Boat/ Utility Trailer Storage SEASONAL $250
5.5 Seasonal Golf Cart Fee $175 ·
Daily Golf Cart Fee – Transients $5/day
Weekly Golf Cart Fee $30
Monthly Golf Cart Fee $125
5.6 Dumper Station Usage – Non Camper Fee $20
5.7 MOORETOWN CAMPGROUND
Seasonal (Water/Hydro) $2,225
Seasonal (Sewer/Water/Hydro) $2,475
Daily $47.50
Weekly $285
Monthly $1083
Daily Cabins – Small $84
Daily Cabins – Large $105

5.8 CATHCART CAMPGROUND

Seasonal (Sewer/Water/Hydro) $2,475

Daily- Regular $50
Daily – Prime $55
Daily – Basic Site $35

Weekly – Regular $300
Weekly – Prime $341.25

B law 29 of 2021 Being a Bylaw to Prescribe all Fees (Replacing Bylaw 8 of 2020)

Monthly – Regular $1,140
Monthly- Prime $1,300
Boat Mooring Seasonal $175
Boat Mooring Monthly $120
Boat Mooring Daily $5

5.9 BRANTON-CUNDICK CAMPGROUND

Seasonal {Sewer/Water/Hydro}
$2,475
Daily $50
Daily- Basic Site $35
Weekly $300
Monthly $1140
5.10 MOORE SPORTS COMPLEX
5.11 Ice Rentals
5.12 Prime Time – Fall/Winter $185/hour
Non Prime – Fall/Winter $115/hour
Summer Ice $165
5.13 School Non Prime $60
5.14 Floor Rentals
Adult – Full Day $500
5.15 Board Room Full Day $80
Hourly $20
5.16 Hall Rentals (Both 1 and 2)
Liquor Event – Full Day $300
Liquor Event – Hourly $35
Non-Liquor Event – Full Day $250
Non-Liquor Event – Hourly $30
5.17 Meeting Room
Full Day $80
Hourly Day $20
5.18 POOL RENTAL & USER FEES
Hourly {1-30 people) $125
Hourly (31-60 people) $175
Hourly (61-125 people) $200
Hourly {126-180 people) $275
Hourly – Board of Educatio n/Non-Profit $95
Extra Lifeguard $30/hour
Swim Lessons (10 Sessions)
Private Lessons $125
Semi-Private (2 children) $190
Adult Lessons – group $60
Adult Lessons – Rate Per Session (drop in) $10
Parent and Tot $65
30 minute Group Session $65
45 minute Group Session $70
Star Patrol / Bronze Star $70
Board of Education $40
Swim Evaluation Fee $5
Advanced Courses
Standard First Aid – CPR $150
Standard First Aid – CPR – recert $85

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National Lifeguard Service (NLS) NLS Recert
Water Safety Instructor (WSl)/Lifesaving Instructor WSl Recert
Babysitting Course Bronze Medallion Emergency First Aid Bronze Cross
Aquatic Supervisor Training

Public Recreational Swims

Child Swim Adult Swim Family Swim

Public Skate Admissions

Child Skate Adult Skate Family Skate
Moms, Pops, Tots, Senior Skate (Wedn-hurs 1-2pm)

Pool Passes

1O Family Swim Pass 10 Adult Swim Pass 10 Child Swim Pass
Aqua Fitness Membership / year

Fitness Centre Memberships

Daily – Single
Daily – Senior (60+)
1 Month – Single
1 Month – Senior/Student
6 Month – Single
6 Month – Senior (60+) 6 Month – Couple
6 Month – Family
1 Year-Single
1 Year- Senior (60+)
1 Year – Couple

$250
$85
$250
$85
$80
$100
$50
$100
$175

$2.50
$3.75
$8.50

$2.50
$3.75
$8.50
$2.00

$80
$35
$20
$500

$10
$7
$65
$55
$325
$275
$487.50
$682.50
$617.50
$522.50
$731.25

1 Year- Family $926.25
1O Visit Pass – Single $70
Membership Hold Fee $15 ·
Fitness Classes
Fitness Class – 1o class pass $70
Children Recreational Activities
Camp Daily Rate $37.50
Camp Weekly Rate $160
Day Camp – FULL SUMMER $1,100
Day Camp – FULL SUMMER – 200 Child $840
Day Camp-FULL SUMMER – 3rd Child $780
Early Drop Off/ Late Pick Up (Extra Fees) $20
5.19 Ball Diamond Rentals
Minor Ball-Township Groups No Charge
Adult – Full Day $135
Adult- Hourly $25
Adult – Fee to Operate Lights $20/hour
Adult Leagues Seasonal Fee $22.25/hour
5.20 Tennis Courts-Hourly $15/court
5.21 Volleyball Court – Hourly $15
5.22 Pavilion Rentals
Large Pavilfon – Entire Pavilon – Full Day $130

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Large Pavilion – Half Pavilion – Full Day $70
Regular Pavilion – Entire Pavilion – Full Day $70
5.23 Weddings – Open Space – Full Day $65
Rehearsal $50
Park Rentals Open Space- Full Day $70
5.24 ST. CLAIR PARKWAY GOLF COURSE
Adult 7 Day Unrestricted $1,858.28
Adult 7 Day Restricted $1,460.52
Second Adult 7 Day Unrestricted $1,267.86
Second Adult 7 Day Restricted $969.54
Senior Unrestricted $1,833.42
Senior Restricted $1,448.09
Intermediate A (19-25 years old) $1,141.07
Intermediate B (26-35 years old) $1,374.76
Junior A $341.82
Junior B $403.97
Family 2 Adults and Up to 3 Children under 19 $3,107.50
Add a Junior Membership to any Adult Membership $248.60
18 Hole AM Round $48
18 Hole PM Round $38
9 Hole Round $27
18 Hole Cart $34
9 Hole Cart $24
Premium – Weekends and Holidays $5
5.25 MUSEUMS
General Admissions
Adult $5
Senior $4
Student $3
Child $2
Preschool No Charge
Family $15
5.26 Chapel Rentals – Wedding $300

5.27 COMMUNITY SERVICES ADMINISTRATIVE FEES AND DISCOUNTS
Administration Fee $15
Cancellation/Deposit 20%
NSF Fee $50
Automatic Late Fees (recurring every 30 days) 5%
Township Minor Associations DISCOUNT 20%

6 TAX DEPARTMENT

Tax Sale Recovery Costs

6.1 PRIOR TO REGISTRATION:

6.2 A-

6.3 B-

Send list for sub search to determine owner, encumbrances $245
legal, etc. plus request sheriff’s certificate

Final Notice of intent prior to registration sent to all registered $155
owners, spouses persons found during search, etc.

PRIOR TO SALE:

6.4 Tax Arrears certificate registered $400

6.5 First Notice given within 60 days of registration of tax arrears certificate $155

6.6 Treasurer’s declaration $75

6.7 If payment received, go to 6.13.
If extension agreement requested, go to 6.15

6.8 Final Notice sent within 30 days of the expiry of 280 days after registration warning of pending sale.

$155

B law 29 of 2021 Being a Bylaw to Prescribe all Fees (Replacing Bylaw 8 of 2020)

6.9 Treasurer’s Declaration re-sending of notice made forthwith and retained $75 on file.

6.1O If extension agreement requested – go to 6.15

6.11 Redemption period expires one year after registration. Treasurer verifies no payment made.

$35

6.12 If sale by Public Tender, go to 6.21. If sale by Public Auction, go to 6.28.

TAX ARREARS PAID:

6.13 Payment received prior to expiry of one year redemption period. Receipt $35 issued.

6.14 Cancellation certificate registered by Treasurer. SALE AVERTED $400 Procedures end.

EXTENSION AGREEMENT REQUESTED:

6.15 Extension agreement requested.

6.16 No agreement reached as to terms and/or agreement denied by Council. Sale proceeds by returning to that Step in the tax sale procedures immediately prior to extension agreement being requested.

6.17 Bylaw authorizing extension agreement passed prior to expiry of one- $400 year period.

6.18 Extension agreement entered into – copy placed in file. Sale suspended.

6.19 Agreement breached – recommence sale process by returning to the step in the tax sale procedure immediately prior to the extension agreement being entered into.

6.20 Terms of agreement fulfilled. Cancellation certificate registered by $400 the Treasurer. SALE AVERTED- procedures end.

SALE OF LAND BY: PUBLIC TENDER

6.21 Land Advertised for sale.

6.22 Tenders Opened – contents examined.

6.23 If no successful tenderer – go to 6.36.
If highest tender or two highest tenders selected – go to 6.24

$2,300

$145

6.24 Notice to the highest tenderer requesting payment of balance of amount $75 tendered, applicable land transfer tax and accumulated taxes.

6.25 If payment received from highest tenderer within 14 days. Receipt issued. Treasurer declares highest tenderer to be successful purchaser. Goto 6.32.

If no payment received from highest tenderer within 14 calendar days of mailing notice. Deposit forfeited.

Where second highest tenderer – go to 6.26.

Where no second highest tenderer – treasurer to declare that there is no successful purchaser. Go to 6.36.

6.26 Notice sent to second highest tenderer requiring payment of balance
of amount tendered, applicable land transfer tax and accumulated taxes within 14 days of the mailing of the notice.

6.27 If payment received from second highest tenderer within 14 days – receipt issued.

Treasurer declares second highest tenderer to be successful purchaser. Go to 6.32.

If no payment received from second highest tenderer within 14 days.
Deposit forfeited. Treasurer declares that there is no successful purchaser. Go to 6.36.

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SALE OF LAND BY: PUBLIC AUCTION

6.28 Land Advertised for sale. $2,300

If no bid is made on initial sale or, upon reopening of bidding, highest bidder fails to make payment. Go to 6.36.

If bidder immediately pays, Treasurer declares bidder as successful $75 purchaser. Go to 6.29.

6.29 Auctioneer issues receipt to successful purchaser. $35

6.30 Auctioneer declares auction closed.

6.31 List of land offered for sale – prepared by auctioneer. Go to 6.32. $75

TAX DEED – ISUE AND REGISTRATION

6.32 Tax deed and statutory declaration of Treasurer registered. $500

6.33 Sale proceeds less cancellation price, paid into Superlor Court of $245 Justice together with statement of facts.

6.34 Forfeiture of municipality- where no application is made within one year, Treasurer applies to the Superior Court of Justice for payment out of court of the amount that was paid in, under subsection 10(2), subject to the limitation imposed by clause 10(5)(a) to be forfeited to the Township.

6.35 Balance of sale price received from court and paid into the general funds of the Township. PROCEDURES END.

VESTING IN MUNICIPALITY

6.36 No successful purchaser. Notice of vesting and Treasurer’s declaration registered. PROCEDURES END.

OTHER COSTS

6.37 In cases where it is necessary to conduct a survey, incur legal fees $Actual Cost to render a deed registerable, or where environmental or other
additional costs are incurred, these actual costs will be applied above and beyond the stated fee.

6.38 Urgent Tax Certificates $65

6.39 Tax Account Hardcopy in lieu of Tax Certificate $30

Township of St. Clair By-law 8 of 2020 is hereby repealed and replaced by this Bylaw 29 of 2021.

Read a FIRST, SECOND, THIRD and final time, and finally passed this 7th day of June, 2021.

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