City of Kawartha Lakes Secondary Plan

At our AGM, Lance Sherk, Director of Economic Development,  talked about the Secondary Plan that was being developed for the City of Kawartha Lakes.

7 Policy Papers have been developed so far in the process:

Below is the announcement the CoKL made about the Secondary Plan process:

City of Kawartha Lakes Community Based
Secondary Plans for Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Lindsay, Omemee and Woodville
Notice of Project Launch

The City of Kawartha Lakes is studying the long-term growth and development of five settlement areas: Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Lindsay, Omemee and Woodville. The study and resulting Secondary Plans are being undertaken in accordance with the Planning Act of Ontario.

The City of Kawartha Lakes continues to experience significant growth in year-round and seasonal population. The City wishes to ensure that continued growth in the five settlement areas is managed in a sustainable way that recognizes the integrity and unique aspects of each community. The Community Based approach will involve stakeholders and explore visions and options for future development.

Public and agency comments will be incorporated into the study and resulting Secondary Plans. There will be numerous opportunities for public involvement which will be advertised in the future.

In the interim, further information can be found at or contact Michael Benner at [email protected], 705-324-9411 x1330 or Paddy Kennedy at [email protected], 416-229-4647 x2394.

Michael Benner, MCIP RPP
Manager of Policy Planning
Development Services – Planning Services
City of Kawartha Lakes
180 Kent St. W., Lindsay ON K9V 2Y6

More information can be found at:

As more public hearings are scheduled, we will try to notify people about it.

Kawartha Lake Stweards Association Fall AGM

  Kawartha Lake Stewards Association – FALL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

10:00 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, September 29, 2012

Lakehurst Hall 979 Lakehurst Circle Road – 9 km west of Buckhorn on Highway 16

KLSA’s annual general meeting is open to the public.  This year the emphasis is on the just released 40 page handbook and companion piece to our  2009 Aquatic Plants Guide :    The Algae of the Kawartha Lakes.  Authors Paul Frost, PhD. David Schindler Professor of Aquatic Science and Colleen Middleton, MSc(c) Graduate student will discuss the content of this publication in terms that you can use at your next cottage association meeting.   Attendees will receive a free copy and association representatives can pick up sufficient quantities for their membership.

Other items that will be discussed:

  • Miskwaa Ziibi Project -Dr. Frost will describe this summer’s KLSA project designed to better define human nutrient contributions to the Kawartha Lakes.
  • Agriculture is a nutrient contributor, what could be done?  Paul Reeds, P.Ag. AACI (ret) AALP Agricultural Development Advisory Board

More information about the AGM and the Kawartha Lake Stewards Association can be found on their website:

2012 AGM Document Package available online

The 2012 document package is now available online on our archives page. It contains the Agenda, last year’s minutes, and this year’s financial statements. You can download it immediately by clicking here. Hard copies of the package will be available at the AGM as well. See you at the AGM on Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m.!

Environment Meeting

This is the fourth annual Environment Meeting. This year’s event presents 6 invited speakers and there’s something for everyone. These issues affect us all in many ways
At this meeting the following topics will be discussed:
  • Preserving Natural and Cultural Heritage in the Kawarthas – Mike Hendren
  • Lake Management Planning; Your Shoreline as Natural Heritage
  • The Future of Our Waterways
  • Lindsay-Ops Landfill Public Review Committee Update
  • Integrated Community Sustainability Plan for the CoKL

Rick McGee, Mayor of CoKL will also be attending this meeting.

This is an excellent opportunity to hear about what’s going on in our area and what’s being done about it. There will be refreshments served afterwards. Please join us.