The City is proposing a new Infrastructure Reconstruction and Local Improvement Policy that is consistent with the framework of the Yukon’s Municipal Act and reflects a more commonly used approach across Canada.
The new policy is based on the fundamental principle that public funds (City or external funding sources) are used for public improvements, and initiatives with improvements on private property the responsibility of the property owner. The new policy also proposes to retain the local improvement charge objection process set out in the Municipal Act only for non-essential improvements on public land.
There are two new categories proposed in the new policy:
- Infrastructure Reconstruction Projects
- Discretionary Local Improvement Charges