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STRATEGIC PLAN & RECREATION MASTER PLAN

To coincide with the 25th Anniversary of The Municipality of Huron Shores. We are currently developing a Corporate Strategic Plan and a Recreation Master Plan!  The Strategic Plan will be a foundation document for Council with a five (5) year horizon. The Plan provides a vision, outlines key directions to shape the Municipality’s organization, programs and services. Learn more and stay up-to-date at https://huronshores.ca/strategic-plan-recreation-master-plan/

LONG TERM WASTE MANAGEMENT PLANNING

The Municipality of Huron Shores has contracted AECOM to carry out a Long Term Waste Management Plan.

UPDATE:

Effective May 1st, 2024

Ward 2 Landfill Site (473 Cullis Road) will transition from a landfill to a transfer station as part of a 3- month Pilot Program. During the pilot program, the Ward 2 landfill site will only be accepting bagged household garbage and recycling. This means that other types of waste, such as construction debris and yard waste, will not be accepting at this location during the pilot period.

We encourage all rate payers to utilize the other waste sites located within the Municipality for disposal of materials not accepted at Ward 2 Landfill Site during this pilot program:

  • Ward 1 – 200 Highway 129
  • Ward 3 – 41 Red Rock Road
  • Ward 4 – 1035 Dean Lake Road

Your cooperation and participation in this program is critical in helping us gather valuable data and feedback to inform future waste management strategies in our Municipality.

Throughout the duration of the pilot program, we welcome your feedback and suggestions regarding the operational changes by emailing email@huronshores.ca.Your input will help the Municipality assess the impact of these changes on our community and make informed decisions moving forward.

PROPOSED OPTIONS

AECOM facilitated an Open House and provided information on the Municipality’s four Waste Sites and their long-term plans for operations. The proposed options were presented are as follows:

  1. Continue to operate four landfill sites;
  2. Operate two landfill sites and two transfer stations;
  3. Operate two landfill sites with no transfer stations;
  4. Operate one landfill sit with two transfer stations; and
  5. Operate one landfill site with no transfer stations.

The proposed Huron Shores Transfer Stations would consist of public drop-off sites containing bear-proof waste bins (dumpsters) in which residents can dispose of regular bagged household waste rather than disposing of it at the landfill active working face.  The waste that is deposited into the bins is then typically transferred on a weekly basis by a Contractor to an active landfill site for final disposal.  Large bulky waste (i.e., furniture, mattresses, etc.); and segregated material (i.e., metal and white goods, e-waste, tires, batteries, clean wood and brush) would not be accepted at the Transfer Stations, and would be required to be taken to an active landfill site for disposal and/or recycling.

PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION

AECOM and The Municipality of Huron Shores hosted a Public Information Session on December 6, 2023, with AECOM. The Long Term Waste Management Slide Presentation that was presented is available for viewing.

For additional background information please review the link: Preliminary Document for the Long Term Waste Management Plan

Have your say! Please send any comments, questions or concerns related to these options as presented above to email@huronshores.ca or contact the Municipal Office at 705-843-2033 to provide your feedback.


FLOOD MAPPING – PHASE 2

On October 26th, 2022, the Council of the Municipality of Huron Shores determined that the 2022 Inland Flood Line Interpretation Report would replace the Land Use Schedules of the Huron Shores Official Plan as the ‘engineered flood lines’ for the purposes of Section 4.11 of Zoning By-law #18-18.

For full, comprehensive details of this process, the studies that were carried out, the new flood lines, maps, and recommendations please review the following links by clicking below:

  1. Flood Risk Assessment Report by Hatch Ltd
  2. Inland Flood Line Interpretation by Municipal Planner for the Municipality of Huron Shores, Peter Tonazzo.
  3. Motion 8.1.1., Resolution 22-24-02, Flood Risk Interpretation Report

UPDATE 2024:

The Municipality has initiated Phase 2 of the Flood Risk Studies, which will provide updated flood maps for flood-prone, high priority focus areas within the Municipality. At this time some areas that are flood prone are new and were not previously identified in the 1980’s and 1990’s as being at risk of flooding. Upon completion of Phase 2, the Municipality intends to examine implementing a two-zone, elevation-based approach for development.

The regulatory maps will identify flood vulnerable areas which will assist Council in implementing appropriate structural and non-structural measures that could reduce such flood risks and damages while providing a more flexible approach to planning and development in those areas.

NEW DRAFT DATA AVAILABLE (February 2024)

Floodplain Mapping Technical Report


RECREATIONAL VEHICLE LICENSE BY-LAW

UPDATE:

On February 14, 2024 the Council of the Municipality of Huron Shores gave first reading to By-law #24-12 being a by-law to license Recreational Vehicles in the Municipality of Huron Shores. The second reading was passed in open Council on April 10, 2024, and the third and final was passed in open Council the 8th day of May, 2024. A copy of the by-law can be found here:

Review the Draft Recreational Vehicle By-law here.

A PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION WAS HELD ON FEBRUARY 28, 2024 AT THE IRON BRIDGE LIONS HALL STARTING AT 7:00 P.M

The Recording of the Information Session is available for viewing – Passcode: X^gR^C72
The Audio Recording is also available for viewing.

The January 17, 2024 Special Meeting of Council allowed Council an opportunity to review the current draft based on the feedback provided in preparation for a second draft. The Recording of the Special Meeting of Council is available for viewing – Passcode: 0U!xsqQn

A PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION WAS HELD NOVEMBER 15, 2023 AND CAN BE VIEWED BELOW:

Please send any comments, questions or concerns to email@huronshores.ca or contact the Municipal Office at 705-843-2033 to provide your feedback.


DEAN LAKE BRIDGE

The Dean Lake Bridge is part of a municipal infrastructure maintenance program. All bridges are inspected bi-annually by a team of Engineers as part of the OSIM (Ontario Structure Inspection Manual). Current reports for Fall 2023 are upcoming. An information session was provided in June 2023 with a report of the current condition of the bridge and information on upcoming maintenance. The Municipality valued the feedback provided during this time.

UPDATE:

  • The Council of the Municipality of Huron Shores implemented a height restriction on the Dean Lake Bridge in December 2023.
  • Repairs to maintain the Dean Lake Bridge are in the planning stages.

Additional Information:

Questions related to this can be sent to email@huronshores.ca or by calling the office 705-843-2033.


2023 OFFICIAL PLAN REVIEW

The Municipality is working on the 2023 Official Plan review. An Official Plan outlines how land in a municipality should be used and is updated to reflect changes in the community and economy in accordance with the Ontario Planning Act. It is prepared in part, with input from the community and helps to ensure that future planning and development will meet the specific needs of the community.

An Official Plan addresses issues, such as:

  • Where new housing, businesses, and industry will go;
  • What services will be needed (ex. roads, water, infrastructure, parks and schools); and
  • When, and in what order, parts of your community will grow

Council and public consultations to prepare the Draft Official Plan are progressing.

Please review the documents below.

The current Official Plan (2011) here:

Feedback can be provided anytime to email@huronshores.ca or by calling/visiting the office 705-843-2033. We are inviting citizens, friends and interested persons to share ideas, join in dialog and consider each other’s points of view about the future of the Municipality. We ask everyone to share information with those you know, whenever you can to reach as many as we can.

UPDATE:

PAST OPEN HOUSE/PRESENTATIONS OCCURED ON:

Official Plan Open House – VIRTUAL

  • November 1, 2023 – Recorded Presentation is available for viewing – Passcode: mv12d4!!
  • April 18th – Zoom

Official Plan Open House – IN PERSON

  • November 14, 2023 – Sowerby Hall
  • April 4, 2023 – Iron Bridge Lions Hall
  • April 20, 2023 – Thessalon Township Community Centre

BLUE BOX TRANSITION

On June 3, 2021, the Government of Ontario released a new producer responsibility regulation that makes recycling easier for Ontarians by standardizing what goes in the Blue Box and expanding services to more communities across the province, including First Nation communities outside the Far North.

The new full producer responsibility model will improve recycling across the province by creating a more consistent and reliable Blue Box collection service with some of the highest diversion rate targets in North America.

The first group of Blue Box programs will transfer responsibility to producers starting July 1, 2023. By January 1, 2026, producers will be fully responsible for providing services provincewide.

Huron Shores will transition June 27, 2025. Public information sessions will be held before that time for further information on the roll out of this program for Huron Shores. Stay tuned for updates! #stayinformed



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