Shoreline Preservation By-law

PLEASE NOTE THIS PAGE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Meeting January 27, 2021 - County Council provided the following direction by resolution:

Motion # R 36 2021

Moved by: Councillor Moffatt
Seconded by: Councillor Kennedy

Be it resolved that Haliburton County Council redirects further discussion on the draft Shoreline Preservation By-law; and

That staff be directed to develop a draft RFP for Council's consideration to retain consulting services to lead the development of a draft shoreline preservation by-law including a review of the related science, environmental scan and public consultation.

CARRIED


Our lakes, rivers and associated natural environmental features support Haliburton's way of life and our stewardship is central to the creation of a Shoreline Protection By-law. Building on the current policies and by-laws, the County may:

  • add new protection for natural shoreline vegetation located within 30 m of the high water mark;
  • create a permit process for some forms of site alteration within 30 m of the high water mark;
  • allow limited development of up to 25% in shoreline areas; and
  • continue to protect trees within 30 m of the high water mark.

Healthy, natural shorelines on lakes and rivers protect aquatic communities, fish habitat, source water and mitigates flooding.

We look forward to your participation in the development of the by-law. Please share your thoughts, experiences and advice.

Continue to visit our site to add your input as the project advances.

PLEASE NOTE THIS PAGE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Meeting January 27, 2021 - County Council provided the following direction by resolution:

Motion # R 36 2021

Moved by: Councillor Moffatt
Seconded by: Councillor Kennedy

Be it resolved that Haliburton County Council redirects further discussion on the draft Shoreline Preservation By-law; and

That staff be directed to develop a draft RFP for Council's consideration to retain consulting services to lead the development of a draft shoreline preservation by-law including a review of the related science, environmental scan and public consultation.

CARRIED


Our lakes, rivers and associated natural environmental features support Haliburton's way of life and our stewardship is central to the creation of a Shoreline Protection By-law. Building on the current policies and by-laws, the County may:

  • add new protection for natural shoreline vegetation located within 30 m of the high water mark;
  • create a permit process for some forms of site alteration within 30 m of the high water mark;
  • allow limited development of up to 25% in shoreline areas; and
  • continue to protect trees within 30 m of the high water mark.

Healthy, natural shorelines on lakes and rivers protect aquatic communities, fish habitat, source water and mitigates flooding.

We look forward to your participation in the development of the by-law. Please share your thoughts, experiences and advice.

Continue to visit our site to add your input as the project advances.

Water Wanderer

6 months

Click on the map identify for us where you primarily wander our waters.  Maybe you stay close to home or the cottage?  Maybe you portage our many natural routes off the beaten path?  Or maybe you wish to tell us about your favourite fishing hole?


By showing us where you use our lakes and rivers we can best identify the different uses and interactions our residents and visitors have with our water resources.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.