11. Coalition for Equitable Water Flow (CEWF)
Stephen provided a brief background and update on the work of CEWF. The group wants tohold the Trent Severn Waterway (TSW) accountable for water use and management in thereservoir lakes portion. There are 41 reservoir lakes with most, including Loon Lake, inHaliburton County. However, the importance of these lakes is not generally recognized and theynever show up in TSW maps. The Panel on the Future of the TSW recommended a wateragency independent of the TSW but nothing has come of it. In addition to monthlyteleconferences, the CEWF meets twice annually with the TSW Superintendent. They have hadan impact. The TSW website has been updated to indicate when the logs go in and when theyare removed. The TSW is also investigating the installation of an automated dam monitoringsystem to help monitor water levels.Four years ago, the CEWF asked for funding from reservoir lake associations and the LLPOAresponded. This year, they are asking for a one time $0.50 donation per lake associationmember.Moved by Stephen Foster and seconded by Joe Harwood that the LLPOA contribute $0.50 perLLPOA member to support the work of the CEWF. Carried.
12. Lake Plan
Joe spoke about the meeting held at his cottage on the Saturday, September 5, 2009 to beginthe discussion of what would be involved in a lake plan for Loon Lake. Six people attended. Joeindicated that a lake plan requires 80% support of the property owners. The value of a lake planis that it provides a 25 year plan or vision for the lake that is based upon the shared values ofproperty owners around it. As an example, most people come to the lake for peace and quietbut noisy neighbours and careless boating interfere with those goals.A lake plan can help to define the values that are important to the lake residents. These aredetermined through a survey. A company can be hired to develop the plan but it best done by agroup of local volunteers. The plan would be a shared vision and would not include enforcementcomponents. Kennisis is one of several Haliburton lakes that have developed a plan. AnLLPOA lake plan survey could be distributed by mail but most likely by an email blast. It wouldbe understood that the collected information would be compiled and shared to help the lake plansub-committee move to the next phase. A champion plus additional support are needed to movethis project forward.
13. All Other Businessa) LLPOA Donation to Charity
. John Wylie reported that Sunrise makes an annual donation tothe Halliburton Highland Health Association to recognize the support the HHHA provides toSunrise members. Moved by John Wylie and seconded by Annabelle Lees that the LLPOAmake a one time donation of $300 to the HHHA. Carried.It was agreed that future AGM agendas include making a charitable donation to a worthwhilecause within the local community but doing so will depend on the health of our bank account.
b) Concern with online Loon Lake Community Map
. One of the members expressed herconcern that a map of Loon Lake was posted on a public website and would draw attention tothe lake. Joe responded that the map is a means for Anthony vanLieshout to promote hisbusiness and that the Loon Lake map is one of many being done. Anthony pays for and ownsthe map and the website and provides copies of the map to the property owners at no cost. Itwas also noted that there are many ourlake.ca wooden signs posted on lake roadwaysthroughout the County. Anthony is hoping to attract buyers to Haliburton properties by postingthe maps on his website. Any concerns should be directed to Joe who will speak to Anthony.
. One member indicated that there had been three nearby break-ins over thewinter. The cottages were entered and chainsaws and gasoline stolen.
d) Family Cottages
. One member had attended the July FOCA Cottage Succession Workshop.He found the meeting very informative and helpful for his own situation.