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AGM 2019

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Join us on July 20th, 2019 for our AGM at the Port Carling Community Centre

Doors open for coffee & displays at 9:30AM

Meeting begins at 10:00 SHARP


Guest speakers

John Klinck - District of Muskoka Chair

Sandy Bos - Township Septic Inspector

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Public Meeting - Official Plan Review

The Township has just issued notice of a Public Meeting regarding the Official Plan Review on August 16, 2019. Details available here -Official Plan Review - Meeting Notice Official Plan Review - Meeting Notice


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Township Watch - June 2019

Solid waste a problem in Muskoka. Moon River Chutes choke point. Engineering firm reviews flooding. Growth pays for growth. Lippa Pit & Quarry application denied. Procedural by-law deferred to July Council meeting. Steering committee for Official Plan Review appointed.  -  Read more about Township Watch - June 2019

A Letter of Thanks to the Township of Muskoka Lakes

Township Watch - May 2019

New senior staff joining the Township. Minett Joint Policy Review Steering Committee requests $125,000.00 for studies. Easier and faster way to file a by-law complaint on line. Explorers' Edge to provide bus service from the Muskoka area to five destination in Muskoka, including Port Carling. Standing and Advisory Committees members appointed. Township withdraws from party status at the LPAT regarding the Camel Lake Subdivision. Township seeking input on their new website and  -  Read more about Township Watch - May 2019

Township Watch - April 2019

The consequences of building without building permits. Are Township By-Laws sufficient? 2018 Annual Fire Department report a “good news report”. Minett Interim Control By-Law extended for a one year  -  Read more about Township Watch - April 2019

Economic Snapshots - Budget 2019

Muskoka Ratepayers' Association comments on the Township of Muskoka Lakes 2019 Budget  -  Read more about Economic Snapshots - Budget 2019

Economic Snapshots - Winter 2019

In this edition, we look at how taxes in our Township compare to the rest of the District of Muskoka  -  Read more about Economic Snapshots - Winter 2019

The Muskoka Ratepayers' Association and Development

The Muskoka Ratepayers' Association believes in orderly development in the Township of Muskoka Lakes that results in additional business, retail and service employment and contract opportunities for all Muskoka residents.  -  Read more about The Muskoka Ratepayers' Association and Development

Muskoka Etiquette - 2018

A set of suggestions to live by  -  Read more about Muskoka Etiquette - 2018

Bala Falls - Small Hydro Electric Project - 2017

After being granted access permits by the District in August, staging for the construction of the small hydro plant at Bala falls has started. Not unexpectedly, there were demonstrations on the Labour Day weekend. For more details, please read the full article The Muskoka Ratepayers’ Association has not in the past, nor do we now, take a position for or against the proposed small hydro plant at Bala Falls.  -  Read more about Bala Falls - Small Hydro Electric Project - 2017

Did You Know - About the Health Hub ?

What you need to know about the Muskoka Health Hubs  -  Read more about Did You Know - About the Health Hub ?
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Upcoming Events - Monthly Calendar

Official Plan Review
Aug 16, 2019 9:00am to 12:00pm
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