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Staff Changes in the Township

The Township of Muskoka Lakes has announced that two key staff are leaving the Township.  CAO Steve McDonald has advised Mayor Harding and Council that he will be retiring effective April 30, 2019, and  Fire Chief Richard Hayes announced in December that he would be moving on from his position with the Township of Muskoka Lakes.  For more details, please see - TML - Staff Changes

The Township is starting a search for their replacements immediately.

The Muskoka Ratepayers' Association wish Steve and Richard all the best in their future endeavours, and thank them both for their dedicated service to Muskoka.

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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

Township Watch - December 2018

Inaugural meetings, more Bala Falls, 2019 budget starts, Cannabis in the Township, integrity  -  Read more about Township Watch - December 2018

District - Inaugural Council

The MRA congratulations John Klinck on his re-appointment as District Chair, and Bracebridge Mayor Graydon Smith on his appointment as Deputy Chair. Both these appointments took place at the inaugural District Council meeting on Monday, December 10th, 2018 when the new council was sworn in.  -  Read more about District - Inaugural Council

Township - Inaugural Council

Councillors for the 2018 to 2022 term sworn in Monday, December 3rd, 2018. The MRA was in attendance. We are pleased to share a brief report with you, including Mayor Harding's inaugural speech verbatim.  -  Read more about Township - Inaugural Council

Township Watch - November 2018

Final Council under Mayor Furniss, Cannabis in the Township,District Council composition  -  Read more about Township Watch - November 2018

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

Economic Snapshots - Fall 2018

Municipal elections candidates are talking about important issues including property taxation. This article looks at how our tax rates and municipal services compare across the District of Muskoka.  -  Read more about Economic Snapshots - Fall 2018

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

TML - Special COW - Budget
Jan 22, 2019 9:00am to 12:00pm
MRA - Board Meeting
Jan 26, 2019 9:00am to 1:00pm
TML - Special Council - Public Budget
Feb 5, 2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm
TML - Committe of Adjustment
Feb 13, 2019 9:00am to 12:00pm
TML - Committee of the Whole
Feb 14, 2019 9:00am to 12:00pm
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