Minett Official Plan Policy Review

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Minett is located along the western shoreline of Lake Rosseau (on Wallace Bay) and is a well-established resort community, dating back to the 1860’s. This resort character is still evident due to the resorts that continue to operate in the area. There is also currently a mix of permanent and seasonal dwellings located in Minett.

Background

A previous Official Plan Amendment (OPA) was adopted by the Township of Muskoka Lakes in January 2007 and ultimately approved with modifications by the OMB in 2008. This OPA re-designated Minett from a “Community” to a “Resort Village” designation, in recognition of its historical

Minett is located along the western shoreline of Lake Rosseau (on Wallace Bay) and is a well-established resort community, dating back to the 1860’s. This resort character is still evident due to the resorts that continue to operate in the area. There is also currently a mix of permanent and seasonal dwellings located in Minett.

Background

A previous Official Plan Amendment (OPA) was adopted by the Township of Muskoka Lakes in January 2007 and ultimately approved with modifications by the OMB in 2008. This OPA re-designated Minett from a “Community” to a “Resort Village” designation, in recognition of its historical land uses and destination character.

The Township of Muskoka Lakes passed an Interim Control By-law (ICBL) on May 18, 2018. The purpose of the ICBL was to restrict development within the Minett area to allow time for appropriate studies to be undertaken as well as provide an opportunity to examine the applicability of existing land use policies for the Resort Village of Minett. As such, in June 2018, reports were presented to the Councils of both the Township of Muskoka Lakes and the District of Muskoka regarding a budget, timeline, and overall process to review both the Township and District of Muskoka Official Plan policies that apply to the Resort Village of Minett. Following approval by both Councils, Staff began the process of establishing the ‘skills based’ Minett Joint Policy Review Steering Committee. In January 2020, the Committee presented final recommendations to both Councils, which were reconfirmed in June 2020 upon receipt of final reports from two independent studies that it had commissioned.

Draft 2 Official Plan Amendment

Based on the recommendations from the Steering Committee, and the various landowner requests for a more collaborative approach to policy creation and implementation, the Township of Muskoka Lakes formed an additional working group to assist in ensuring the future OPA implements the desired vision for Minett.

Township of Muskoka Lakes Official Plan Review

It should be noted that the Township of Muskoka Lakes Official Plan Review is a separate process from the review of the Resort Village of Minett Official Plan policies, and these processes are being completed concurrently.

  • Special Planning Committee | Adoption of Official Plan Amendment | October 25, 2021 9:00 a.m.

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    A Special Meeting of the Planning Committee will be held on Monday, October 25, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., in the Council Chambers, Municipal Offices, Port Carling, Ontario for the purposes of reviewing draft Official Plan Amendment No. 56., Resort Village of Minett.

    Agenda

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  • Special Planning Committee Meeting | Review Public Submissions | August 6, 2021 9:00 a.m.

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    A Special Meeting of the Planning Committee will be held on August 6, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., in the Council Chambers, Municipal Offices, Port Carling, Ontario for the purposes of review the public submissions on the Proposed Official Plan Amendment No. 56.


  • Public Meeting | May 28, 2021 9:00 a.m.

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Notice of Public Meeting Concerning a Proposed Official Plan Amendment No. 56

    of The Corporation of the Township Muskoka Lakes

    TO CONSIDER a proposed amendment to the Official Plan of the Corporation of the Township of Muskoka Lakes pursuant to the provisions of Section 17 of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990.

    TAKE FURTHER NOTICE THAT as part of the Township’s response to stop the spread of COVID-19, this public meeting will be held in a virtual forum with electronic participation. The meeting will be held via ZOOM and will commence at 9:00am. More information about viewing and/or participating in the ZOOM meeting is included in this Notice and can be found on our website at www.muskokalakes.ca.

    Members of the public may also observe the proceedings by accessing the live webcast at www.muskokalakes.ca. If the live webcast fails, the meeting recording will be posted at https://muskokalakes.civicweb.net/Portal/.

    DATE: May 28, 2021 at 9:00 am

    NOTICE: Notice of Public Meeting


    Public Input

    Please direct all inquiries to the Planning Department:

    The Corporation of the Township of Muskoka Lakes 1

    Bailey Street, P.O. Box 129

    Port Carling, Ontario P0B 1J0

    Telephone: (705) 765-3156, Fax: (705) 765-6755

    Email: planning@muskokalakes.ca

  • Help Shape The Amendment

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    The Township of Muskoka Lakes is desirous of receiving public and agency input in an effort to further refine the preliminary draft Official Plan Amendment for the Resort Village of Minett. Public and stakeholder engagement is critical to shaping policies that suit the needs and desires of all Muskoka Lakes' residents. Everyone's voice is important, and we would like to hear from as many people as possible. The feedback collected through the engagement process will be used to inform decision-making as the Resort Village of Minett Official Plan Review is conducted.


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