||There are three Development Charge (DC) Bylaws applicable to development within the City of Woodstock. Two of these bylaws are County of Oxford Development Charge Bylaws. The remaining bylaw is a City of Woodstock Development Charge bylaw. The actual bylaws are as follows:
The general purpose for these bylaws is to provide a funding source to assist in the provision of the infrastructure required by future residential and non-residential developments within the City of Woodstock and the County of Oxford.
The County wide DC (Bylaw 5077-2009) applies to all new developments throughout Oxford County. The services to which bylaw 5077-2009 relates, include County roads, the county long term care facility and growth related studies. Non-residential development under this bylaw are exempted from the long term care facility components of the development charge.
The County area specific DC (bylaw 5078-2009) applies to development within the City of Woodstock. The services to which the area specific bylaw relate, include County of Oxford water and wastewater facilities.
The services to which bylaw 8480-08 relates, include protection service, roads and related services, parks and recreation services, library service, administration service and sanitary sewer service.
The County Treasurer and the City Treasurer document annually the continuity of each development charge reserve fund, inclusive of services covered, any draws, interest earnings, DC collections, borrowing and landowner credit transactions. Each treasurer's annual statements may be reviewed by the public at their respective offices.