Prepares for New CoKL Official Plan
UPDATE August 1,
2008 - The Planning Dept. took the CoKL Official Plan forward to
Council in July. The Councilors wanted the opportunity to review the
plan in more detail and meet with staff one on one. The OP will be
discussed in Council again in September.
UPDATE June 30, 2008 -
year, the CoKL has had much to deal with that has delayed their final
review of the new Official Plan. The work stoppage during the winter
and the retirement of the Planner that was coordinating the OP in the
CoKL planning department have slowed the process of review.
show your personal support by writing to Ward 3 Councillor - Mr. Dave
and to Mayor Ric McGee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
to communicate your FULL SUPPORT of the Four Mile Lake Association
submittal to CoKL Official Plan.
UPDATE July 1,
Mr. McGee spoke at the AGM and encouraged the members that he "would not let us down" in Ward 3. So now is our chance to let him know the importance of the FMLA OP submissions toward formally protecting our 4Mile Lake environment, safety and quality of life!
City of Kawartha Lakes
[copy of the complete 4ML submission of proposals - Click here]
UPDATE Feb. 20,
Thanks again to all that helped provide input, and we'll keep you all posted on status.
UPDATE...Sept. 10, 2006
As directed by the FMLA members at AGM in June, the executive initiated a committee to coordinate review and input to the CoKL Official Plan and Comprehensive Zoning documents, have attended Public Meetings held by CoKL regarding the OP preparation and have reviewed the details of the draft Official Plan. FMLA obtained the professional assistance of a Certified Lake Planner to advise and aid in the preparation of the 4ML submission, including the proposed "Special Policies".
These "Special Policies" are intended to address issues that affect 4ML, like backlot (and cluster) development, promotion of commercial development (eg: marinas, trailer parks, etc), industrial development (gravel pits), tourism facilities (eg: motocross park, campgrounds, etc.) are all addressed in the OP. We have also provided input to ensure the preservation of the environment of 4ML and it's watershed - areas like the Carden Plain (west 4ML), Altberg Preserve/Watershed, as "irreplaceable assets"; unique features of 4ML such as the beginning of the Canadian Shield; and the "4ML quality of Life" that all our residents and members have grown to enjoy and respect.
The FMLA submission has met the requirements and timetable laid out by the CoKL submittal process, and represents the best effort submission by the Board of 4ML in consultation with an expert in Municipal and Lake Planning, and in consultation with City advisors and representatives. The FMLA committee also solicited the feedback and comments of FMLA members and residents of Four Mile lake stakeholders. The FMLA submission will now be reviewed by the CoKL Planning Department, and may be adjusted by the City and/or province.
information, if you would like to see the original, complete City of
Kawartha Lakes OP draft documents, you can get them at these locations:
If you would like to get copy of the complete
4ML submission of proposals, please contact us. Jim
If you have questions, or input, please contact Jim Russell, FMLA