News Flash - April 10, 2021
It was announced this week by council, that the Sewer Inspection program will be taking place in 2021 for our area. Notices will be sent out to property owners within the next few weeks and a webinar scheduled to explain the program.
Water levels are at a low this year by 25% and no flooding is expected due to an earlier than normal snow melt.
Moore Falls Portage Presentation
On February 1st, the following presentation to council was made by Pam Sayne, Councillor Ward 2- Municipality of Minden Hills. She can be reached at Tel: 705 455 2442
Request: Motion that Council receive this report and support the communities request that the Province provide the Environmental Assessment for the property they own, allowing the Provincial, Federal, and local planning of this portage to proceed. (See map of property.) And, that staff investigate any insurance or other legal concerns for the Township supporting this initiative and report back to Council.
Important Members Update (Email received on January 5, 2021 to send to all Lake Association members)
Full video of November meeting can be found here https://youtu.be/xc9myR_p_3w
To all C.H.A. Members
The public meeting for the proposed Shoreline Preservation by law will be held on February 24th between 1 and 4 pm
As we get ready for that we want to share some factual information on the proposed by law
The purpose of the by law is to help protect our water quality by protecting the small amount of Natural Shoreline we have left
The Ministry of Environment’s Action Plan On Reducing Blue Green Algae Blooms identifies Natural Shorelines as very important
The C.H.A. and its member associations have been asking for protection of our shorelines for over 4 years
The record number of algae blooms we saw this year demonstrates the need for this by law as natural shoreline captures the phosphorous that can trigger a bloom before the phosphorous can enter our lakes
One algae bloom on your lake can reduce property values by 30%
At this point the County plans on hiring one full time employee to administer the new by law. That person will also take on the job currently done by an outside contractor, for the tree cutting by law. Therefore the added cost could be approximately $100,000 – a small cost given that the value of lakefront property in the County is more than $7 billion.
The by law does not change the existing 30 metre setback for construction that has been in place in all 4 municipalities for many years
Current buildings are grandfathered
The cost for a permit is proposed at $0
Most folks will be able to fill out their own permit application with hand drawings being acceptable
Happy New Year all.
Protect your Lake - Septic Health & Natural Shorelines
Paul MacInnes – Chair
MLPOA featured in 2001 Minden Times Newspaper Article
Posted: August 17, 2020
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Water Testing Report
Posted: August 17, 2020
Click button below to read the full 2020 Water Testing Report.
Notice: County to apply for broadband funding
"Haliburton County will apply for provincial funding for a project that would bring internet downloading/uploading speeds of 50 mbps/10 mbps to the area."
Notice: Golf Tournament Cancellation
Posted: July 12, 2020
In light of the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic, a decision has been made to cancel the annual Moore Lake Property Owner's Association Golf Tournament. It was a difficult decision, but the health and safety of participants was our top priority. On behalf of the MLPOA, we would like to thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you in 2021.