The Muskoka Ratepayers comments at the Public Meeting regarding a proposed Short Term Rental By-law
A summary of some of the activities that the Muskoka Ratepayers' Association carried out on your behalf in 2023
Hospice Muskoka asks for funding help. What should be included in arenas? Terms of Reference for capital works level of service and new strategic plan approved. January 2024 meeting schedule altered. Should the Township change to a Community Planning Permit System? Education on feeding wildlife. Short-Term Rental Regulation going forward. Township of Muskoka Lakes Official Plan approved by the District.
Dr. William S. Monk Community Health Care Fund established in hopes of attracting health care workers to Muskoka. Request to have Torrance Barrens monitored. No Parking by-law. Official Plan modification approved. Transportation Master Plan approved. Burgress Dam design contract awarded. Public meeting to be called for the Draft short-term rental licensing by-law. 2023 sewage re-inspection results. District Council contributes $77.3 million to hospitals “local share”.
The Ratepayers weigh in with some thoughts and suggestions as the Township struggles with what to do about Short term rentals
Muskoka Conservancy active in Muskoka Lakes. National Junior Hockey League team in Port Carling? Township implements “working groups”. Community centre kitchens more expensive than anticipated. Procedural By-law changes? Building inspectors and property standard officers appointed. Dark Sky- By-law approved by Council. Try to protect a Port Sandfield cemetery. Township looks for public input on Short Term Rental Licensing By-law & communication strategy.
Township seeks public input regarding short term rental licensing by-law via survey. New summer by-law enforcement hours.