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

Yes
S. Moffatt
E. El-Chantiry
S. Blais
M. Fleury
J. Harder
J. Cloutier
J. Watson
J. Sudds
G. Gower
A. Hubley
G. Darouze
M. Luloff
K. Egli
T. Tierney
L. Dudas
No
J. Leiper
R. Brockington
C. Meehan
S. Menard
C. McKenney
T. Kavanagh
R. King
Absent/Recused
R. Chiarelli (a)
D. Deans (a)
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Vote recorded from City Council on 2020-01-29 regarding agenda item TREE BY-LAW REVIEW PROJECT.

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