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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.

Township Watch – February 2024

48 delegates spoke regarding the proposed Short-Term Rental Accommodation By-Law. Beach front hut at Windermere House? Staff work with Muskoka Lakes Snow Trails Association. Mortimer’s Point Road speed reduction. Township says yes to cannabis retails stores. Update on Muskoka hospitals. Township proceeds with updating their Comprehensive Zoning By-Law. New Strategic Plan to begin. AMPS policy passed.

Township Watch – January 2024

No headway made in cannabis store in the Township of Muskoka Lakes. Community Improvement Plan boundaries to be expanded. EV charging stations in Bala and Port Carling. Corporate Asset Management Plan approved. New building inspectors and property standards officers hired. Community Planning Permit System not moving forward. 2024 growth numbers in the Township. Township’s new Official Plan has been appealed.

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