Upcoming Special County Council Meeting re: Proposed Shoreline Preservation Bylaw – Wed, March 9, 2022
There will be a special council meeting on March 9, 2022 at 1:00 pm, to review the draft Shoreline Preservation Bylaw. The public will be able to watch via the County Youtube channel: https://bit.ly/
Previous Notices on same subject – f you want to view the Special Meeting on January 17, 2022 see link to the recording below.
There was a Special Meeting of Council on January 17, 2022 re: the Proposed Draft Shoreline Preservation Bylaw
Notice: This meeting was held electronically in accordance with section 238 of the Municipal Act, 2001. Members of the public may now observe the proceedings by accessing the recording at: https://youtu.be/
Please visit the following link to view the agenda and accompanying documents for the above meeting:
County Special Meeting of Council – 17 Jan 2022
Update on November 11 County Council Meeting re: Proposed Shoreline Preservation Bylaw
There will be a Special Meeting of Council on January 17, 2022 starting at 9:00am re: the Proposed Draft Shoreline Preservation Bylaw
Notice: This meeting will be held electronically in accordance with section 238 of the Municipal Act, 2001. Members of the public may observe the proceedings by accessing the live webcast at: https://youtu.be/AXdLB8VpMiQ
Please visit the following link to view the agenda and accompanying documents:
County Special Meeting of Council – 17 Jan 2022
Update on November 11 Shoreline Preservation Bylaw – Report to County of Haliburton and Response to Concerned Waterfront Property Owner Group
As reported in a previous eblast, the consultants have made their final report to the Haliburton County Council. The full report (approx. 800 pages total) includes their findings and recommendations to Council, a new Proposed Draft Bylaw, and copies of all of the input that they have received through the process. Here are the documents.
1. Report to Council
2. New Proposed Draft Shoreline Preservation Bylaw
3. Full Report including input
At this point, Haliburton County Council have not provided information on their next steps for the new proposed bylaw. We are not aware of any scheduled meetings or opportunities for input. We will continue to keep our members informed as new opportunities arise.
A Kennisis Lake group called ‘Concerned Waterfront Property Owners Group on the Proposed Shoreline By-Law’ has developed a set of recommendations regarding the proposed bylaw and has provided these to the consultants and to Haliburton County Council. The group also approached the KLCOA Board of Directors to consider supporting their recommendations to County Council and has requested that the KLCOA conduct a referendum with our members asking specific questions regarding the proposed bylaw related to support for site alteration and the protected shoreline setback distance. The group did provide background material to support their requests.
On November 9, 2021 during the regular KLCOA Board meeting, a lengthy discussion was conducted regarding these requests and included a review of where Board stands on Shoreline Preservation in general and how the Board can best represent the KLCOA membership. The discussion also included reviewing the results of the general survey that were related to water quality protection, shoreline preservation and education and advocacy in these areas. The full Survey can be found here.
The outcome of the discussion was that the KLCOA will continue to educate and advocate in general, for shoreline preservation, as it is one of the important contributing factors for our lake health and water quality. The KLCOA Board also agreed to continue to advocate for healthy septic systems, encourage the restoration of damaged shorelines and to continue to perform water quality testing.
The KLCOA Board of Directors has decided that it is not appropriate to comment on specifics of the Draft Bylaw at this time. Since the Shoreline Preservation Bylaw has become such a contentious issue that is personal to each individual property owner, the KLCOA has determined that it cannot possibly weigh in on specific details while properly representing all members.
The KLCOA therefore, will not conduct a membership referendum on the specific aspects of the Proposed Shoreline Protection Bylaw (October 22, 2021). The KLCOA will continue to provide members with opportunities for individual input to Haliburton County as they become available.
Update on October 26 County Meeting and Final Report:
On Wednesday, October 26 at 9:00am there was a regular meeting of the County of Haliburton Council which includes the Final Report and By-law recommendation that has been prepared by J.L Richards and Associates Ltd. and Hutchison Environmental Sciences Ltd. This report was completed upon request from county council with respect to the proposed Shoreline Preservation By-law.
The link to the meeting which is recorded is as follows::
The Final report i was made available Monday October 25th. See the link to it: http://3122 – Haliburton Shoreline Preservation Final Re.pdf (civicweb.net)
A second survey is being made available to County property owners, residents and business owners to complete between October 6, 2021 and October 19, 2021. The survey can be found here: https://www.haliburtoncounty.ca/en/news/draft-shoreline-preservation-bylaw-survey2.aspx
As part of the public consultation process, the Consultants (HESL and JLR) hosted a Virtual Open House in September to seek feedback on scientific literature review and options for the shoreline preservation by-law.
Here is the video of the Virtual Town Hall.
More information on the history and entire process can be found at: https://www.haliburtoncounty.ca/en/living-here/shoreline-preservation.aspx?_mid_=79446
KLCOA Response to October 19th Survey Request –https://klcoa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/KLCOA-Response-HC-Shoreline-Response-Oct-19-2021.pdf
Shoreline Preservation Bylaw – Virtual Open House #2
Date and Time – Wednesday, September 29th, 2021, 6pm-8pm, virtually via Zoom
As part of the public consultation process, the Consultants (HESL and JLR) are hosting a Virtual Open House to seek feedback on scientific literature review and options for the shoreline preservation by-law.
Shoreline Preservation Update
The County of Haliburton consultants delivered a report to County Council on August 25, 2021. You can view the meeting and the reports below.
State of the Science Report
Background and Direction Report
Live Recording of Council Meeting – Aug 25
We will let you know when more information becomes available.
Attachments Preview YouTube video August 25th 2021, County Council MeetingAugust 25th 2021, County Council Meeting
KLCOA Responses to J.L. Richards & Associates Ltd. (JLR). JLR and Hutchinson Environmental Services Ltd. (HESL) e-mail questionnaire (20JUL2021) -County of Haliburton Shoreline Preservation By-law https://klcoa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/KLCOA-Response-HC-Shoreline-Preservation-06AUG2021-Final-4.pdf