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Muskoka Ratepayers' Association

We're making changes to better serve the ratepayers in Muskoka. Take a look around our new website, we've done our best to make it easier to navigate, and easier to find what you need.  Drop us a line at Comments and let us know what you think!

Township Request for Committee Members

The Township of Muskoka Lakes has asked us to inform you of several committees that you may wish to apply for.  These include:

  • The Budget Committee
  • The Community Centre Hall Boards
  • Grants Advisory Committee
  • Heritage Advisory Committee
  • Parks and Trails Committee

For details on how to apply, please click opn the following link -TML Committee Appointment Ad 2014 TML Committee Appointment Ad 2014

Election of District Chair

At the District Council meeting on December 8th, John Klinck was re-elected as the District Chair, and Bracebridge District Councillor Lori-Lynn Giaschi Pacini was sworn in as Deputy District Chair. The Muskoka Ratepayers' Association congratulates both of them.

TML - Inaugural Council Meeting

The Inaugural Council Meeting of Council was held on December 1st at the Port Carling Community centre.  For a full report of the meeting and the Mayoy`s inaugural address, please click on TML Inaugural Council Meeting

Best Practices for the use of Dock and Boat House De-icer Systems .

October, November, December is the time of year that waterfront property owners with boathouses and docks start up their "Bubbler" systems it seems. The Muskoka Ratepayers' Association has been researching the use of these "Ice-away" devices and the need for their prudent use. The MRA feel the need, the intensity and the safety of using these systems was worthy of our comments being published.  Please click on De-Icer Systems which will discuss our Best Suggested Practices. .

Election Results

The municipal election of 2014 resulted in a new Mayor, 3 new faces, and 6 returning councillors.  The Muskoka Ratepayers' Association congratulates these individuals, and also the those candidates who were not successful for being engaged in the democratic process.

Don Furniss was elected as Mayor. For the remainder of the results, please follow this link - Election Results.

We have created a special News Category to consolidate information about the 2014 municipal election.  To access this, select the "NEWS" menu item at the top of the page, and the select the "Elections - 2014" category to list the articles currently available.  You can also just click on this link - Elections-2014.

Bala Falls Update

Bala Falls has dominated much of the election talk so far, and we will wait for the dust to settle before further updates. You can read about the ongoing saga current to summer 2014 by following the following link - The Tale of Bala Falls

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Our New Web Site

Note: If you reached our site using our old web address (, please update your bookmarks / favourites to reflect the new one (  The old link will cease to work in the future.

We are pleased to finally introduce our new web site. It has been designed to provide much easier ways to navigate around the site, and ultimately to search for material in which you may be interested. It is also easier for us to update, so that we can get you information much more quickly.

As the site is more fully implemented, you will be able to join or renew your membership, and also sign up for newsletters of particular interest to you.  You will also be able to update your personal information online should you wish to do so (of course, you can always contact us in whatever form you choose - email, phone, mail, etc).

We will also have an events calendar to indicate Ratepayer happenings, meetings of the Township or District, or general interest activities.

Please bear with us as the site is rolled out, but more importantly, please let us know of any errors that you spot, or suggestions that you have to make the site more useful to you.  You can send your suggestions and comments regarding the site to


Simply click below to join,  or renew through PayPal and enter the required information. 

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