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Township Watch – May 2024

New Director of Operational Services hired. New walking trails in the Township? Township drafts new communications strategy. How many fire stations are needed in the Township? Comprehensive Zoning By-Law is being updated. Walker’s Point Community Centre kitchen upgrade contract awarded. Special events permits required for large outdoor events. Township hires new by-law enforcement officer. Lake system health presentation. Process!! Heritage registry. Committee makes changes to staff recommendations to short-term rental accommodation licensing by-law.

Township Watch – April 2024

Some Township gravel roads fail. Arena feasibility study to be considered in Level of Service Study. Windermere Village playground deferred. Having an outdoor gather of 500 or more people, you now need a permit. Director of Operational Services retires. What is a strategic plan? District reports on Integrated Watershed Management projects. Request for a review of the Muskoka River Watershed Plan sent to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry.

Township Watch – March 2024

Continual improvement at Township meetings. New playground for Windermere? Arena feasibility study says one arena for the Township. No waterfront hut at Windermere House. Walker’s Point Community Centre kitchen work to be re-tendered. CAO Recruitment Committee. Council appoints consultant for Level of Service study Sewage system inspections appointed. 2023 Building Division annual report. Request to review the Noise By-Law. Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser.

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