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Performance Measures & Quick Facts

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Performance Measures

Service ObjectivesMeasureWhy Measure?
To carry out development and advisory approval processes that support growth. Growth: Amount of new tax base resulting from new construction. Indication of how effective development processes are in supporting growth in the community.
To provide incentives for development to encourage growth. Incentive Effectiveness: Dollar value of development incentives provided per million dollars of new tax base created. Indication of how effective development incentives are in encouraging growth in the community.
To ensure the effective and efficient delivery of service to support growth in the community. Development Processes: Number of applications for Municipal Plan amendments, Zoning By-law amendments, Section 39 amendments, subdivisions, variances, conditional uses, similar or compatible uses, changes of non-conforming uses, and temporary approvals per million dollars of building permit activity. The ratio of applications to construction value (dollars) is an indicator of how efficient and straightforward the development application process is for the customer. Sound planning policies that are consistently applied should result in fewer development applications while continuing to support growth in the community.

Quick Facts

    • Approximately 1460 building permit applications processed by staff.
    • Approximate dollar value of the development incentive program is $1.6 Million.
    • 25 variances considered by the Development Officer versus 13 considered by the Planning Advisory Committee – since July 15, 2009.
    • Approximately 170 applications for Municipal Plan amendments, Zoning By-law amendments, Section 39 amendments, subdivisions, variances, conditional uses, similar or compatible uses, changes of non-conforming uses, and temporary approvals processed by staff annually.