Township Watch – August 2022

Lions request refund of rental monies for Peninsula Community Centre. Second quarter financial report presented to Committee. Fire Route By-Law would allow fire department to remove vehicles in fire routes. Township Integrity Commissioner received three formal complaints and seven informal complaints in last year. Integrity Commissioner contract extended to 2025. Fireworks exemption requests firmly denied. Council Chamber to be equipped with enhance hybrid meeting equipment. Tree Conservation and Tree Alteration By-Laws deferred when legal letter received by the Township. Plaque approved for Moon River Rock. OPA 56 Resort Village of Minett appealed. Sewage inspection reports completed for three areas of the Township of Muskoka Lakes. 202 by-law enforcement files opened between January 1st, 2022 to July 31st, 2022. Zoning By-Law Amendment 36-21 approved in part. Planning Committee receives comments at Official Plan Open House.

By |2022-09-07T13:43:05-04:00September 7, 2022|Township Watch|

Township Watch – July 2022

Parking restrictions placed on Armstrong Point Road. Parking and storage of trailers at Whiting Beach & Lawrence Pit discussed. Township given a 2021 “clean audit opinion”. Township’s Fire Master Plan recommends a feasibility study of the location of Township fire stations. “Shake The Lake” event to be held at Bush’s Watersports Park. Staff directed by resolution to review previous Short Term Rental By-Law. Approval of the Tree Conservation and Site Alteration By-Laws deferred by Council. Muskoka heritage plaque program requests funds to continue the program throughtout the Township of Muskoka Lakes. Draft Dark Sky By-Law to be uploaded to an Engage Muskoka Lakes page for public comment. Amendments to Comprehensive Zoning By-Law 14-14 further discussed at a Special Planning Committee meeting. Official Plan Amendment 56 Resort Village of Minett approved by District Council.

By |2022-08-04T19:54:22-04:00August 4, 2022|Township Watch|

Township Watch – June 2022

Muskoka Watershed Council provides an update on their activities. Safe Quiet Lakes has biggest response to survey ever and presents results. 111 recommendations put forward for the Township’s Parks & Recreational Master Plan. Internet coming to the Raymond Community Centre. Municipal insurance premium to decrease with new provider. New internet for the Township office. Township appoints a new building inspector. District of Muskoka Community & Planning Services Committee and Township’s Planning Committee hold a joint public meeting to hear a plan of subdivision and zoning by-law amendment for proposed development in Port Carling. Staff directed to look into short term rental by-law in early 2023. Planning Committee recommends to Council to adopt the site alteration & tree preservation by-laws. Graydon Smith’s seat at District declared vacant. Commissioners of Engineering & Public Works and Community & Planning Services named at the District. Draft Official Plan proceeds to public open house and public meeting.

By |2022-08-03T11:29:00-04:00July 18, 2022|Township Watch|

Township Watch – May 2022

The following index should help you in locating an article of particular interest General/Finance Committee Electric Vehicle Charging Station Lease Renaming of Muskoka Road 38 Q1 Financial Update Enhanced Hybrid [...]

By |2022-05-27T17:22:48-04:00May 27, 2022|Township Watch|

Township Watch – April 2022

The following index should help you in locating an article of particular interest General/Finance Committee Transportation Master Plan Terms of Reference Budget Guiding Principles Policy Update Port Carling Pedestrian Area [...]

By |2022-05-07T14:49:02-04:00May 7, 2022|Township Watch|

Township Watch – March 2022

The following index should help you in locating an article of particular interest General/Finance Committee Skeleton Lake Water Access Property Mainland Parking & Docking Hybrid Council & Committee Meetings COVID-19 [...]

By |2022-04-13T08:52:47-04:00March 28, 2022|Township Watch|

Ratepayers Comments on Site Alteration By-Law

Subject:   Comments on TML Site Alteration Proposal. To:           TML Council and  Planning Committee From:       Muskoka Ratepayers Association Date:        March 4, 2022   The Muskoka Ratepayers' Association (MRA) has reviewed [...]

By |2022-04-21T12:03:32-04:00March 7, 2022|Articles|

Township Watch – February 2022

General/Finance Committee Muskoka Road 169 Speed Limit Ferndale Road Realignment Parks & Recreation Master Plan Fire Master Plan Council Planning Committee  Shoreline Vegetative Buffers Bell Telecommunications Tower Bell Telecommunications Tower [...]

By |2022-04-22T21:20:12-04:00February 17, 2022|Township Watch|

Township Watch – January 2022

The following index should help you in locating an article of particular interest Special General/Finance Committee 2022 Budget General/Finance Committee By-Law to Regulate Alteration of & Encroachment on Public Lands [...]

By |2022-04-13T08:42:40-04:00January 18, 2022|Township Watch|

Township Watch – October 2021

The following index should help you in locating an article of particular interest Correction Staff Retiring New Appointment General/Finance Committee - Wednesday, October 13th, 2021 Budget Requests Increase of Off [...]

By |2022-04-21T12:06:28-04:00October 18, 2021|Township Watch|

Township Watch – August 2021

The following index should help you in locating an article of particular interest Special Planning Committee Official Plan Amendment - Resort Village of Minett General/Finance Committee Marina Road Parking (Walker’s [...]

By |2022-08-07T15:59:29-04:00August 18, 2021|Township Watch|

2021 Yearbook

The beautiful painting (Muskoka Wetlands) on our Yearbook cover, is an original by artist Lynda Bry- den. Lynda says it was done in acrylic paint on canvas board. Lynda says she usually does a rough pencil sketch on paper first to establish her values, before transferring it to the board. General Information Note to Reader She went on to say that acrylic paint dries quickly. So, she paints in dark colours first and layers on lighter colours in sequential steps. The highlights on the water are ...

By |2022-02-28T16:46:06-05:00July 15, 2021|Yearbooks|

Township Watch – May 2021

The following index should help you in locating an article of particular interest General/Finance Committee Mill Stream Bridge Torrance Barrens Special Committee Update Heritage Building Plaques Licensed Cannabis Retail Locations [...]

By |2022-04-21T12:03:43-04:00May 18, 2021|Township Watch|

Township Watch – April 2021

The following index should help you in locating an article of particular interest General/Finance Committee Meeting Presentation on Historic Plaque Project Currie Street On-Street Parking Bala Creek (Mill Stream) Bridge [...]

By |2022-04-21T12:03:44-04:00April 18, 2021|Township Watch|

Township Watch – March 2021

The following index should help you in locating an article of particular interest Special Council 2021 Budget Special Planning Committee Official Plan Amendment for Minett General/Finance Committee Municipal Property Assessment [...]

By |2022-04-21T12:03:44-04:00March 18, 2021|Township Watch|

Township Watch – January 2021

The following index should help you in locating an article of particular interest Township Staff General/Finance Committee Library Update Asset Management Progress Report Council MP Scott Aitchison Township Strategic Plan [...]

By |2022-04-21T12:03:45-04:00January 18, 2021|Township Watch|

Township Watch – December 2020

The following index should help you in locating an article of particular interest General/Finance Committee Torrance Barrens Safe Quiet Lakes Yearly Update Muskoka Road 169 Active Transportation Council Municipal Operating [...]

By |2022-04-21T12:03:45-04:00December 18, 2020|Township Watch|

Township Watch – November 2020

The following index should help you in locating an article of particular interest General/Finance Committee Integrity Commissioner - Mid-Term Training Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce Third Quarter Financial Update Calgary [...]

By |2022-04-21T12:03:46-04:00November 18, 2020|Township Watch|

Township Watch – October 2020

The following index should help you in locating an article of particular interest Planning - September 2020 First Storey Boathouse Usage General/Finance Committee Staff Recognition Draft Parks Use By-Law Council [...]

By |2022-04-21T12:03:48-04:00October 18, 2020|Township Watch|

Township Watch – September 2020

The following index should help you in locating an article of particular interest General/Finance Meeting - Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 Budget Policy Discussion Township Winter Initiatives Council Meeting - Wednesday, [...]

By |2022-04-21T12:03:46-04:00September 18, 2020|Township Watch|

Letter to Council Re: Official Plan

Date: Sept 18, 2020 Muskoka Ratepayers' Association's Comments on the Township of Muskoka Lakes July 23, 2020 Draft Revision of the Proposed Official Plan The Muskoka Ratepayers' Association (MRA) would [...]

By |2022-04-13T11:43:16-04:00September 18, 2020|Articles|
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