Membership is open to ALL residents, taxpayers and business owners in the Township of Muskoka Lakes.   We pride ourselves on timely communications with our members.  We strive to keep them informed on what is going on in the Township that effects them directly or indirectly.

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District Launches New Real-Time Water Levels Available on Muskoka GeoHub Web Mapping Portal

 

The District of Moskoka has posted information about potential; flooding on their web site which can re reached at 2021 Freshet

Additional information is available at Flood Plain Mapping

They are also providing a new mapping through their GeoHub portal that is updated daily, and can be accessed at GeoHub - Flood Plain Mapping

The latest MNRF statement on flooding in Muskoka is available here - MNRF Flood Watch - March 31, 2021

Township Draft Official Plan

The Township has posted the draft Official Plan that can be viewed at - Draft Official Plan

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Township of Muskoka Lakes - 2021 Operating and Capital Budget

The Township of Muskoka Lakes Council has approved the 2021 Operating and Capital Budget.

A copy of the approved Operating and Capital Budget (Feb 24) may be accessed here -Approved 2021 Budget Approved 2021 Budget

The Ratepayers commentd on the Capital Budget are available here - MRA Comments - Capital Budget

The Ratepayers commentd on the Operating Budget are available here - MRA Comments - Operating Budget

The District of Muskoka Tax Supported Operating and Capital Budget has also been approved (March 15) and  a copy is available here - 2021 District Budget

Township By-Law Enforcement

The Township has recently produced a 2-page summary regarding their by-laws and the enforcement procedures.  This covers noise, tree cutting, ATV usage as well as many more areas.  A copy of that summary can be found here -TML By-Law. Enforcement TML By-Law. Enforcement

Consider posting a copy in your cottage.

 

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Township Watch - March 2021

Township passes the 2021 budget. Planning Committee votes to circulate the Official Plan Amendment for Minett to receive public input. MPAC assessments remain at market value as of January 1st, 2016. Township has $77 million in primary and secondary infrastructure. Winter-spring 2021 water levels. Ontario Fire College in Gravenhurst to close. Learn more about the national decibel coalition. Steering committee to be established for recreation, parks, trails and facilities master plan/strategy. Ever wonder what the Mayor and Councillors earn? “A New Leaf” Muskoka’s climate change strategy. District of Muskoka passes their 2021 tax supported budget. New Treasurer hired for the District.  -  Read more about Township Watch - March 2021

Township Watch - February 2021

Special Planning meeting to be called to review the Draft Official Plan Amendment for the Resort Village of Minett. District monitors water quality on our behalf. Cell tower proposed for Glen Orchard. Bell Mobility proposes a cell tower 200 feet above Skeleton Lake according to Skeleton Lake Cottagers Organization. Year end statics for Development Services and Environmental Sustainability including building, planning and by-law enforcement. Township budget currently at $14.36 per $500,000.00 assessed property values. No Parking Zone to be installed in vicinity of Hardy Lake Park.  -  Read more about Township Watch - February 2021

Red, Blue or Amber - The Great Bubbler Debate

The MRA and the MLA recently joined forces to research issues realated to bubbler usage and the colour of the warning lights  -  Read more about Red, Blue or Amber - The Great Bubbler Debate

Ratepayers Comments on 2021 Township Operating Budget

The Ratepayers comment of the Township's 2021 Operating Budget  -  Read more about Ratepayers Comments on 2021 Township Operating Budget

Ratepayers Comments on 2021 Township Capital Budget

The Ratepayers comment of the Township's Capital Budget  -  Read more about Ratepayers Comments on 2021 Township Capital Budget

Township Watch - January 2021

New Planner II and Deputy Treasurer hired at the Township. It’s more than just a library. Update on Township asset management. MP Scott Aitchison speaks to Council. Strategic Plan approved by Council. New dentist in Port Carling Health Hub. Our Muskoka Stakeholders Association introduce themselves. Leonard Lake – Lake Plan. Changes requested to the Official Plan Amendment in Minett. Letter of concurrence for cell tower on Camel Lake Road. Special Council meeting for public input on the 2021 budget Tuesday, February 2nd at 4 PM.  -  Read more about Township Watch - January 2021

Letter to Ministry of the Environment - Torrance Barrens

Concerns regarding illegal activities, accumulation of garbage and failing infrastructure of the Torrance Barrens and Hardy Lake Parks prompt the Muskoka Ratepayers to write Minister Yurek. Upon receipt, a reply from Minister Yurek, it will be added  -  Read more about Letter to Ministry of the Environment - Torrance Barrens

Letter to Council re Official Plan

Letter to Township Council re Official Plan  -  Read more about Letter to Council re Official Plan

Delegating at Council

Have something to say? Want to tell Council what you think? Here's how.  -  Read more about Delegating at Council

Muskoka Etiquette

A set of suggestions to live by  -  Read more about Muskoka Etiquette
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Muskoka Weather - click on image for more details.

A copy of our 2020 Yearbook is available here -2020 Yearbook.pdf 2020 Yearbook
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New Web Mapping Site - Muskoka GeoHub

Today, the District of Muskoka launched an exciting new Web Mapping site - Muskoka GeoHub.

We just watched a demonstration of the functionality of the site, and it allows you to visualize many aspects of Muskoka.

Muskoka GeoHub is an online portal that allows you to access important geographical information in Muskoka such as:

  • Air Photos
  • Topopraphic and Crown Land Maps
  • Floodplain Mapping/li>
  • Shoreline Videos
  • Trails Explorer
  • Zoning Maps
  • Subdivision and Condominium Development Maps
  • Data sets for Environment, Community Public works, and so much more!

The site can be accessed at Muskoka Geohub . Take a look, there's a lot there.

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Upcoming Events - Monthly Calendar

TML - Committee of Adjustment
Apr 12, 2021 9:00am to 12:00pm
TML - General / Finance Committee
Apr 14, 2021 9:00am to 12:00pm
TML - Council
Apr 14, 2021 1:00pm to 5:00pm
TML - Planning Committee
Apr 15, 2021 9:00am to 12:00pm
Ratepayers - Board Meeting
Apr 24, 2021 10:00am to 1:00pm
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