Township Watch – May 2023

Muskoka Tourism marketing Muskoka as four season destination. Healthcare providers needed in Muskoka. Arenas feasibility study approved. Fire station location study approved. Council approves Administrative Monetary Penalty System By-law. Planning Committee forwards Dark Sky By-law to Council for approval.

By |2023-06-01T13:47:47-04:00June 1, 2023|Township Watch|

Township Watch – April 2023

Transportation Master Plan Phase 1 findings presented to Committee. Burning by-law being updated. Administrative Monetary Penalty System By-law acceptance recommended to Council. Process for potential short-term rental licensing by-law started. Mayor Kelley appointed Chair of Muskoka Housing Task Force Committee.

By |2023-04-29T14:35:06-04:00April 29, 2023|Township Watch|

Township Watch – March 2023

Township to undertake arena feasibility and fire station location studies. Muskoka Road 38 to be renamed Kanien’kehá:ka Iohatátie. Water levels page on Township website. District alternate Councillor named. Short-term rental by-law development process. Mayor Kelley orients himself with District meetings.

By |2023-03-28T18:08:48-04:00March 28, 2023|Township Watch|

Township Watch – February 2023

Process! MPAC review. What the Muskoka Lakes Public Library does. 40 km/h Sagamo Blvd. No changes to Community Improvement Plan for one year. Township to have “in house legal system” for fines. Township’s climate action plan. District Council meetings at 1 PM. ROMA.

By |2023-03-12T14:06:51-04:00February 27, 2023|Township Watch|

Township Watch – January 2023

Workers acknowledged during weather event. Presentations by the Muskoka Lakes Museum, Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare and Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce. Rename Southwood Road? Water levels update. Hybrid meetings soon. Stove removal re-discussed. Dark Sky By-law to be amended. 2022 year-end statistics.

By |2023-02-26T17:55:02-05:00February 7, 2023|Township Watch|

Township Watch – December 2022

District Chair appointed. Township Clerk gives notice. Township Council appointments. Kitchen closures in Community Centres. 8.5% starting point for 2023 budget. Washroom upgrade. January 2023 meetings. Bill 23. Pre-Consultation By-Law proposed. Site Alteration & Tree Conservation fines set. Standing Committees and Deputy District Chair appointed.

By |2023-01-02T16:27:30-05:00January 2, 2023|Township Watch|

Township Watch – October 2022

Special Planning Committee for Draft Official Plan. How Watha Mohawks came to Muskoka? Southwood Road to “Prince Philip Way”? Pedestrian only area successful? Official Plan adopted. Part Highland Island rezone EP 1.

By |2022-11-07T14:03:08-05:00October 29, 2022|Township Watch|

Township Watch – August 2022

Request for refund of rental monies. Q2 financial report. Fire Route By-Law. Integrity Commissioner report & contract extension to 2025. Fireworks exemptions denied. Enhance hybrid meetings. Tree Conservation and Tree Alteration By-Laws deferred. Moon River Rock Plaque. OPA 56 appealed. Sewage inspection reports. By-law enforcement files presented. ZBA 36-21 approved in part. OP Open House comments.

By |2022-11-07T14:46:53-05:00September 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|
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