Are you planning any shoreline changes?
If so, please check out these two info sheets provided by MNR.
You should be aware of any restrictions or exemptions on the work you have in mind.
NOTE: If you make any shoreline changes (above or below the water line) without a permit, you could be subject to a fine and/or be ordered to remediate the site back to its original condition.
The Fact Sheet on Shoreline Changes can be viewed by clicking here.
For information on Permits and the Required Forms click here.
This year the CHA has initiatied two significant environmental projects.
They are the 'Shoreline Improvement Project' and the 'Septic Health Project'.
To learn more about them, follow
Also see the hints on the new Septic Tips 2014 notice, by
The Ontario Liberal government has devloped a new OPP Funding Model that will cost Haliburton County an additional $3,200,000 with no change to police services.
Changes were made to the original proposal, which could have cost $5,000,000; but they still do not address the needs of this county and many others.
Your phone calls and letters helped to reduce that increase.
The increase is to be implemented in January 2015, with the cost increase phased in over a 5-year period,
capping the annual increase at $40 per property.
See FOCA's views and more details about this change that robs Peter to pay Paul by
Also, find out what the county has to say about this and what you can do to alter this increase by
You may still be able to make a difference.
Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners' Associations (CHA)
is a member-driven group of over 45 property owners' associations,
representing more than 77 waterbodies and 12,500 waterfront properties from across the
geographical limits of Haliburton County, in Ontario Canada.
Our Mission Statement:
The CHA is a broadly-based Haliburton coalition of volunteers, drawing upon the collective knowledge and strength of its member associations
to create synergy through sharing best practices, effectively studying common issues, developing common solutions,
recommending county-wide policies and influencing outcomes. Member associations always remain autonomous
If you would like to join or learn more about the CHA,
then please contact us by clicking on ->