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A copy of our 2019 Yearbook is available here -2019 Yearbook 2019 Yearbook

 

Independent Review of the 2019 Flood Events in Ontario

In the spring of 2019, Muskoka experienced extensive flooding. The Ontario government appointed Douglas McNeil, P.Eng. of Winnipeg Manitoba to advise the Minister, and  to make recommendations to improve the existing flood policy framework.

The Executive Summary is available at - Flood Report - Executive Summary and the full report here - 2019 Flood Events 2019 Flood Events. Section 4.3 dealing specifically with the flooding in the Muskoka River Watershed starts on page 44

 

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Township Watch - November 2019

Hospital strategic plan and funding presentation. Water quality matters presentations. Water safety concerns at Bala Falls Hydro Project. 30-day “pause” put on Official Plan Amendments for Minett. Safe Quiet Lakes Municipal Update. Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce review 2019 events. Council discusses mileage renumeration. Planning Committee reviews site plan process. District Council acknowledges Member of Parliament Scott Aitchison years service to Muskoka. 2020 Township Budget Schedule. Recent awards around Muskoka.  -  Read more about Township Watch - November 2019

Township Watch - October 2019

Recommendations for the Resort Village of Minett by the Joint Steering Committee. Safety plan released for the generating station in Bala. Public works director makes recommendations to Committee on the Bala Falls Road Bridge, Burgess 1 Dam, location of Bala Boulder and swimming lessons. What colour light should be used in your bubbler system. Affects of sports courts/active recreational activity areas on the land. Process and focusing on the matters at hand. District votes to keep Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit intact.  -  Read more about Township Watch - October 2019

Bubbler Etiquette

The Muskoka Ratepayers’ Association and the Muskoka Lakes Association have joined forces in publishing an article on the best practices of the use of Dock Deicing Systems.  -  Read more about Bubbler Etiquette

Township Watch - September 2019

Canada Day Event monies presented to Andy's House and Victims Services. New parking by-law in the Township. Cost sharing of welcome/event signs. Report on OPP enforcing Township By-laws. Should the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit be one of two in Ontario to disband, or should it remain intact? Update on the District of Muskoka's meeting with the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks, the resort owner and third party sewage plant operator in Minett. Seasonal road restrictions on Muskoka Road 50 (High Falls Road)  -  Read more about Township Watch - September 2019

Economic Snapshot - Summer 2019

Everything you wanted to know about building activity in the Township of Muskoka Lakes last year  -  Read more about Economic Snapshot - Summer 2019

Economic Snapshots - Budget 2019

Muskoka Ratepayers' Association comments on the Township of Muskoka Lakes 2019 Budget  -  Read more about Economic Snapshots - Budget 2019

The Muskoka Ratepayers' Association and Development

The Muskoka Ratepayers' Association believes in orderly development in the Township of Muskoka Lakes that results in additional business, retail and service employment and contract opportunities for all Muskoka residents.  -  Read more about The Muskoka Ratepayers' Association and Development

Muskoka Etiquette - 2018

A set of suggestions to live by  -  Read more about Muskoka Etiquette - 2018

Bala Falls - Small Hydro Electric Project - 2017

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

Did You Know - About the Health Hub ?

What you need to know about the Muskoka Health Hubs  -  Read more about Did You Know - About the Health Hub ?
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Upcoming Events - Monthly Calendar

Ratepayers - Board Meeting
Dec 6, 2019 11:00am to 2:00pm
TML - Committe of Adjustment
Dec 9, 2019 9:00am to 12:00pm
TML - Council
Dec 11, 2019 9:00am to 12:00pm
TML - General / Finance Committee
Dec 12, 2019 9:00am to 12:00pm
TML - Planning Committee
Dec 13, 2019 9:00am to 12:00pm
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