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Little Lake Joseph Association2018-08-29T12:47:33+00:00

Little Lake Joseph Association- Vision/Mission:

The Little Lake Joseph Association is a volunteer run organization of property owners on the shores of Little Lake Joseph in Seguin Township, Ontario. It is dedicated to ensuring that Little Lake Joseph remains clean, safe, and enjoyable for its residents and visitors. The Little Lake Joseph Association is member driven, managed by an annually elected Board of Directors which oversees activities such as water quality testing, annual newsletters, directories, communication vehicles, social events, and political advocacy.

The Little Lake Joseph Association is committed to ensuring that the natural beauty and cleanliness of Little Lake Joseph is preserved for generations to come while helping to ensure that its residents and visitors can enjoy their favourite activities in a respectful and cooperative manner.

News:

Dear Friends of Muskoka,

Dear Friends of Muskoka,

The Muskoka District Public Meeting in Bracebridge last Thursday November 23rd was a great success. Over 300 people attended, filling the council chamber, the lobby and a room in the basement where video monitors were set up. This was the highest public attendance at a meeting in 30 years! 53 people spoke – with only 4 supporting the developers’ position. Representatives from many lake associations, local residents, businesses, environmental organizations and cottagers were unanimously opposed to provisions that would allow for intensive waterfront residential development. This is not a cottager vs local issue; this is an issue of significant community concern.

Concerns focused on the environmental impacts of development, and the impact on the experience and character of Muskoka. District planners agreed that the Muskoka Official Plan (MOP) needs to strike a better balance between environmental, economic and “character” concerns and find a way to better incorporate climate change considerations into its decision-making.

For those that could not attend, a stream of the webcast will be available for the next few days. For a much shorter summary, refer to Friday’s articles in the Globe and Mail and the local Muskoka Region News.

We now have an opportunity to work with planners and politicians, and, with the experts we have hired, influence the policies in the next (likely final) draft MOP. We will work diligently to do this over the next couple of months. All cottagers are allowed to individually register to receive the Notice of Decision for the Muskoka Official Plan Review by writing the Clerk clerk@muskoka.on.ca

In parallel we are working to influence the outcome of applications for condo agreements that are currently before the Township of Muskoka Lakes.

We also have a battle ahead of us with the Minett development, which to an extent falls outside the District OP as it was approved for 4000 units back in 2008. Their environmental, traffic, boating, etc studies are old, and standards have tightened – this represents an opportunity for us.

Other Progress to Date

  1. Touchstone – Application approved by the District but being appealed by Frank Jaglowitz to the OMB.
  2. Villas – Application approved by the District but deferred by the Township at their meeting on Nov 16th.
  3. Legacy – Application received by the District, but was declined and will be resubmitted at a later date with public review.

At this time there are NO applications approved that will permit residential occupancy in properties zoned Waterfront Resort Commercial. The Friends of Muskoka were part of all of the above setbacks to the proposed developments and we will be following each new application with ​a great team and multiple resources. We are working in co-operation with the MLA and several other lake associations to ensure consistency of message and to avoid duplication of effort.
Stay involved – we still have lots of work ahead of us. If you’ve not already done so, please sign up to receive updates from the Friends of Muskoka […]

News:

Wenonah Boat Cruise Information: This is the only public cruise Wenonah will take in Lake Joe this summer. Little Lake Joe association members might be interested. Leaves Port Carling Saturday July 28 at 10 am, returns 4:30 pm. Tickets through: Prisca Campbell Email: prisca@realmuskoka.com Phone: 705-687-6667 / 1-866-687-6667 realmuskoka.com.
Send us your high resolution photos for next year’s Loon Call.
Wanted: Someone with a boat to deliver LLJA dock drop in mid July. We pay the gas and an honorarium!!!!