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Township Watch - May 2020

Committee of the Whole met to deliberate the 2020 budget. Council passes 2020 budget with a levy of 2.14%. Penalties on unpaid property taxes wavied. Condominium agreements carried with Mist Opportunities Inc. & Villas of Lake Muskoka Ltd. Director of Financial Services hired. COVID-19 update from the Commissioner of Health Services at the District of Muskoka.  -  Read more about Township Watch - May 2020

Going to Muskoka?

05/15/20 - Updated - Going to Muskoka - A dilemma. Should we go to the cottage on the long weekend - or should we not?  -  Read more about Going to Muskoka?

Township Watch - April 2020

Township and District meetings held electronically during COVID-19. Township By-Law Officer appointed. Moon River dock will not be available for use again this summer. Beaumaris Bridge in need of repairs. Penalties on late property taxes deferred to May 31st, 2020. Township operational activities and COVID-19. Should boat launches be closed during COVID-19? Will the grass runway at the Muskoka Airport open this year? An update from the District on solid waste management ~ curb side pick up, transfer stations and unstaffed bin sites. Draft 1 of the Township 2020 budget returned to staff for cuts.  -  Read more about Township Watch - April 2020

Ratepayers Comments on 2020 Budget

As part of the Township’s budgeting process, comments and suggestions on the proposed budget are solicited from the community. You can read our submission here.  -  Read more about Ratepayers Comments on 2020 Budget

Township Watch - March 2020

Safe Quiet Lakes launches pilot project for wake and speed on the Indian River and Mirror Lake. Should Community Centre rental fees be waived for community groups? MPAC residential assessments to be mailed May 4th, full assessment refresher attached. New meeting schedule and Council/Committee structure approved. Full report of round-table discussion on the Community Safety and Policing Act. MNRF not willing to say there will be no flooding. Restrictions on sports courts and recreational areas on the waterfront.  -  Read more about Township Watch - March 2020

Township Watch - February 2020

Muskoka Ratepayers not in agreement with comments made on bubbler use. Township Treasurer no longer with the Township. Your public garbage bin is being removed by April 2023. Township meeting schedule changed. Council defers acceptance of Strategic Plan draft. Sports courts draft by-law not accepted by Council. Lake plans are good for the Township. Brief General/Finance meeting. Official Plan discussion paper presented to Planning Committee. Recommendations to be made to the District on Mary Jane Lake subdivision. 2019 planning department activity report. 2020 District budget passed.  -  Read more about Township Watch - February 2020

Township Watch - January 2020

Swift River Energy Limited provides Council with requested safety information. Pre-budget requests for the purchase of a new street sweeper and grader. Councillors should NOT hit “Reply All” to Township emails. Intriguing presentation of an online primary care wait list for those in Muskoka. Congratulations to Chief Murrell. $131,408,920.67 of building occurred in the Township of Muskoka Lakes according to the 2019 Development Services Department activity report. District budget to increase 2.79%.  -  Read more about Township Watch - January 2020

Economic Snapshot - Winter - 2019 / 2020

The recently released report on flooding in Ontario represents the first step in an effort to understand what caused the flooding and what we can do better to try to mitigate the effects of future flood events. The report is of financial importance to those directly in the path of the flood as well as all taxpayers who will have to pay for any damage to publicly owned infrastructure. This Economic Snapshot gives the reader an opportunity to review the study findings as they apply directly to Muskoka.  -  Read more about Economic Snapshot - Winter - 2019 / 2020

Township Watch - November 2019

Hospital strategic plan and funding presentation. Water quality matters presentations. Water safety concerns at Bala Falls Hydro Project. 30-day “pause” put on Official Plan Amendments for Minett. Safe Quiet Lakes Municipal Update. Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce review 2019 events. Council discusses mileage renumeration. Planning Committee reviews site plan process. District Council acknowledges Member of Parliament Scott Aitchison years service to Muskoka. 2020 Township Budget Schedule. Recent awards around Muskoka.  -  Read more about Township Watch - November 2019

Muskoka Etiquette - 2018

A set of suggestions to live by  -  Read more about Muskoka Etiquette - 2018
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Jun 10, 2020 9:00am to 12:00pm
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Jun 11, 2020 9:00am to 12:00pm
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Jun 27, 2020 9:00am to 1:00pm
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