More time is being given for developers who are behind in paying development charges to the City of Orillia.
Council has agreed to a staff recommendation to extend the expiry date of late payment charges under the old by-law to January 31, 2013.
Councillor Michael Fogarty says the move is to facilitate some time to bring in a new development charges by-law.
He says the new by-law will cover the new changes.
Fogarty says the City's old development charges by-law is similar to one that was appealed through the Ontario Municipal Board in Peterborough.
He says that by-law has since been repealed and the City is working on developing a new development charges by-law to take its place.
Fogarty says the City can't do business without a development charges by-law.
He says the extension allows them some time to put a by-law in place and fill in some holes.
He says this extension affects mostly residential developers and a small number commercial developers.
The original agreement made between the City and developers was in April of 2011 and is set to expire on September 30th, 2012.