Missed the Annual General Meeting and Picnic? Catch up now!

Celebrating Summer!

Shaded under a massive tent provided by the Rotary Club and erected by the local fire station, the members of the ELCA enjoyed an afternoon at Mikisew Provincial Park with hot dogs, corn, games and lots of company.

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The morning on August 6, 2016 started when over 40 ELCA members crowded into the Friendly Circle Senior Center in South River to hear updates, discuss issues and connect with other members of the Conservation Association.

Town Update and Boat Ramp Discussion

After last year’s AGM minutes were read by Rebecca Hunter, the ELCA welcomed Lynda Carleton, the Mayor of Machar, to provide a township update. After a quick overview of township finances and current projects, the hotly debated public boat ramp initiative was discussed. Members passionately voiced support or concern around the project with many points of discussion around the identified location on Angus Bay, invasive species, lake dredging and volume of boat traffic. To view the public Tender click here.

The discussion led to a motion for the ELCA to formally address Machar Town Council to explore additional locations for the proposed launch. More information to follow in the next newsletter.

To voice your opinion about the project, please reach out to the following contacts.

Federal Grant Department
Attention: Aime Dimatteo
Aime.Dimatteo@Canada.ca 
Theo.NoeldeTilly@Canada.ca
Project # 511146

Fisheries and Oceans
Attention: Gary Cooper
fisheriesprotection@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Reference number #2171

Ministry Natural Resources
Attention: Carolyn Roy and Dean Timson
Carolyn.roy@ontario.ca
705-773-4202

Dean Timson
Dean.timson@ontario.ca
705-773-4206

Local MP
Attention: Tony Clement
Tony.Clement@parl.gc.ca
1-866-375-8669

Local Council
Mayor Lynda Carleton
705 384 5770 Ext 2

City Council
705-386-7741
bpaulmachar@vianet.ca

MPAC Assessments

Following this discussion, the ELCA welcomed Steve McArthur from MPAC to discuss the 2016 property assessment process. Steve provided great detail on how assessed value is calculated, how information is captured for these assessments and how to challenge your assessment.

The presentation from Steve will be available on the website shortly for all members to view.

Other Topics

Additional topics discussed include the marker buoy program, a Treasurer report update, the little pick-up, the Restore Your Shore initiative, and a discussion around the membership fee. Watch for more detailed information in the next newsletter on these topics.

As always, please feel free to use the Contact page to pass on your comments or questions to the ELCA Board of Directors.

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