Township Watch2022-04-21T11:43:22-04:00

Township Watch

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28Mar, 2023

Township Watch – March 2023

By |March 28, 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.

27Feb, 2023

Township Watch – February 2023

By |February 27, 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.

7Feb, 2023

Township Watch – January 2023

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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.

2Jan, 2023

Township Watch – December 2022

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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.

7Sep, 2022

Township Watch – August 2022

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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.

4Aug, 2022

Township Watch – July 2022

By |August 4, 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.

18Jul, 2022

Township Watch – June 2022

By |July 18, 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.

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