Under Section 939 of the Local Government Act (LGA), local governments are enabled to require developers to provide excess or extended services which not only serve the developer’s lands but other lands as well. In such cases, local governments can either choose to directly pay for a proportionate share of these excess or extended services or alternatively choose to establish a Latecomer Program to collect latecomer charges from other benefiting lands as they connect to the services for a specified period into the future.
The City of Coquitlam has established a Latecomer Program for excess and extended services.
- Excess Service is defined as: Nonlinear infrastructure of broader area based benefit including traffic signals, water reservoirs, sanitary lift stations, and storm water detention ponds or pump stations.
- Extended Service is defined as: A highway, water, sanitary or drainage system that will provide access or service to land other than the land being subdivided or developed. Extended Service is attributable to linear infrastructure such as road works, and water, sewer and drainage mains that are not located within nor fronting the land being subdivided or developed.
For further details on the City of Coquitlam’s Latecomer Program, please reference the following documents: