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.
Muskoka Road 169 (Bala) will be fully closed at the North Bridge twice daily for periods up to 30 minutes. The closures are required to accommodate rock blasting at the North Bala Small Hydro Project.
Closures will commence on March 12, 2018 until further notice according to the following schedule:
|Monday to Saturday||9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.|
|Good Friday - March 30, 2018|
|Easter Monday - April 2, 2018|
The road closures are necessary to ensure public safety as a result of the blasting activities. A radius of 30 meters will be secured by the OPP restricting vehicles and pedestrians from the safety zone. This 30 m radius will include both lanes of Muskoka Road 169.
Prior to each blast taking place, twelve (12) audible short whistles will be signaled. Following the blast, an all-clear siren will be sounded for 5 seconds.
Please watch for notifications on the electronic message boards located in Bala both in the north and south direction. In addition, updates will be provided on the District of Muskoka (www.muskoka.on.ca) and Township of Muskoka Lakes (www.muskokalakes.ca) websites.
Questions concerning the blasting activities should be directed to Swift River Energy Ltd. at 1-877-4099 or email@example.com. Questions concerning road closures should be directed to Engineering and Public Works at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-261-2483 or 705-645-6764.
At a meetng of Council on February 16, the final Budget was approved after some additional debate. A copy of that can be found here - TML Budget - Final
At a Special Meeting of Council held on Thursday February 1st to hear public input on the budget, the MRA provided comments that can be viewed at - The MRA comments on the Township Budget
Some comments from the MRA on commercial resort development - Read more about Commercial Resort Properties - Comments
After being granted access permits by the District in August, staging for the construction of the small hydro plant at Bala falls has started. Not unexpectedly, there were demonstrations on the Labour Day weekend. For more details, please read the full article The Muskoka Ratepayers’ Association has not in the past, nor do we now, take a position for or against the proposed small hydro plant at Bala Falls. - Read more about Bala Falls - Small Hydro Electric Project - 2017
What you need to know about the Muskoka Health Hubs - Read more about Did You Know - About the Health Hub ?
Mayor Furniss launches civil proceeding against Councillor Nishikawa over Conflict of Interest - Read more about Municipal Conflict of Interest Act
Muskoka Weather - click on image for more details.
To Renew your Membership or to Join the Muskoka Ratepayers' Association
MRA - Board Meeting
Mar 24, 2018 9:00am to 1:00pm
TML - Committe of Adjustment
Apr 11, 2018 9:00am to 12:00pm
TML - Committee of the Whole
Apr 12, 2018 9:00am to 12:00pm
TML - Council
Apr 13, 2018 9:00am to 12:00pm