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SIMCOE COUNTY

Vacant Unit Rebate Stakeholder & Public Input Survey


Part 1: Respondent Information

A.
B.
C.
D.
Please indicate all municipalities in which you reside, conduct business and/or pay property taxes. Check all that apply.
Local Area Municipality
Own
/Operate
Business
Reside
Pay
Property
Tax

Adjala-Tosorontio

Bradford - West Gwillimbury

Clearview

Collingwood

Essa

Innisfil

Midland

New Tecumseth

Oro-Medonte

Penetanguishene

Ramara

Severn

Springwater

Tay

Tiny

Wasaga Beach

E.
Are you responsible for the payment/administration of property taxes for a commercial or industrial class property within Simcoe County?
F.
Please indicate one (1) stakeholder category that you feel best represents your perspective in completing this survey:





Part 2: Program Knowledge / Experience

A.
Which best describes your familiarity with the Vacant Unit Rebate Program?



B.
What best describes your personal experience with the Vacant Unit Rebate Program over the past 5 taxation years?




C.
If you have made an application under this program within the past 5 years, what is the approximate annual/ average value of rebate(s) received from Simcoe County Municipalities?





D.
If the program were available would you expect to make an application for all or part of the 2018 taxation year?

Part 3: Input and Perspective

The Province of Ontario has provided municipalities with broad flexibility to tailor the treatment of vacant commercial and industrial units in response to local community circumstances, priorities and needs.
A.
The County and local municipalities are considering the discontinuation of the Vacant Unit Rebate Program. Would you support or oppose this change?
B.
How do you believe such a change might impact (positively or negatively) any or all of the following?
Your own business / property
The broader business community
Commercial / Industrial Vacancy rates
Active / occupied businesses
The non-business taxpayers of Simcoe
Other Groups
C.
General Comments: Please provide any general comments or additional information that you feel could not be expressed within the context of the survey questions above.

The deadline to make a submission is Monday May 28th, 2018.