Local Improvements

A local improvement is essentially a large-scale construction project that benefits a particular subdivision or area of the County, rather than the municipality as a whole. 

By implementing a local improvement in a given area, the County can work with property owners in that area to facilitate community growth and sustainability. Some of the benefits that a local improvement project can offer to communities include:

  • Potential increase in property values and community attractiveness; 
  • Reduced impact on County infrastructure; and 
  • Greater accessibility to services and amenities within the community.

Because a local improvement would provide benefits to a specific area of the County rather than the County as a whole, it would be paid for through a local improvement tax on the property owners within the specific area. It would not be paid for by the municipality as a whole.