Motion To: WHEREAS report ACS2019-PIE-EDP-0052 proposes a new Tree Protection By-law to support the protection and enhancement of the City’s urban tree canopy; and WHEREAS the proposed By-law includes permit fees (on a per tree basis) for the removal of distinctive trees; and WHEREAS the permit fee for removing a tree that is not associated with infill development is $150 per tree, up to a maximum of $750 (or five trees); and WHEREAS the permit fee for removing a tree that is associated with infill development is $500 per tree, with no maximum limit set; and WHEREAS after discussing with stakeholders and for consistency reasons, staff now recommend implementing a maximum permit fee for infill development to avoid overcharging applicants for the cost of processing a permit; and WHEREAS application fees for permits under the Municipal Act are to be established with the goal of cost recovery (not for profit); and WHEREAS there is no maximum limit on the tree compensation requirements; T
Absent/RecusedR. Chiarelli (a)
D. Deans (a)
Vote recorded from City Council on 2020-01-29 regarding agenda item TREE BY-LAW REVIEW PROJECT.