Trent Lakes Mayor TerryLambshead no reply BevMatthews Question #1 ... I would not support development in those areas. Why can't a large area that is undeveloped stay that way? I know it is all about the owner making $ but those areas are very sensitive and once destroyed can't ever come back. Not every piece of waterfront has to be developed. LESS IS MORE. Question #2... Trent Lakes started septic inspections around 5 years ago and we were one of the few that started them. Any person that wasn't in favour of them had something to hide. The inspections need to go along at a faster rate. Shoreline work needs to be inspected more but how can that happen when there is only ONE person at Trent Severn to do all the Trent Severn checks. Some residents don't even get a permit and others don't follow the permit they have. Keeping the shoreline natural and not fertilizing close to the water will help with protecting our lakes.
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Councillor at Large AnneDixon no reply PeterFranzen I am unaware of the issues on Stony lake I would certainly like to meet with representative from your organization to discuss your concerns Councillor, Harvey Ward JohnBraybrook 1 Future development on and around Ston(e)y Lake R: I believe that any development that may be considered should be supported by the residents of whom may be affected whether it be positive or negative. Public input is very important. Any development should also take into account how it would affect our natural environment.
2 The control of pollution in the lake ( includes chemical and invasive species ( fish and weeds). We have fantastic community/cottager associations who work in coordination with our federal (Parks Canada, Trent Severn Waterway etc), provincial and municipal governments as well as our academic community (Trent University, Fleming College) keeping our lakes and environment healthy, whether through their ongoing water testing, online and in-person public education on the importance of keeping our lakes, shorelines healthy and vibrant. We should continue to educate the public as to the importance of monitoring their boats and trailers for invasive species prior to transferring their boats from lake to lake. We should continue to educate our community members as to maintaining a healthy septic system. AdriEastman In my Municipality, I sit on the Committee of Adjustment and we are very in tune with the setbacks for septics. I truly believe in the septic inspection program as well. As far as fertilizer and naturalization of the shoreline, again I attend cottage association meetings and support the "love your lake " program as well as following The Kawartha Lake Stewards. We must be proactive to protect what is so valuable to all of us. PeterRaymond RESPONSE Q1: DENYI supported the Friends of the Fraser Wetlands (Heather Brooks-Hill & Jeremy Carver) in their fight on development a few years back, as-well as attend the initial OMB hearing at Apsley Community Centre. Still have and wear the T-Shirt. RESPONSE: Q2 In Trent Lakes we have an active Septic Tank Inspection Program in partnership with Peterborough Public Health which was initiated when I was on council 2014-2018.
Councillor, Galway-Cavendish Ward JoeCadigan no reply JoshFawcett no reply EdLeerdam 1: I am running for Councillor for Galway-Cavendish Ward, and as such Ston(e)y and Upper Ston(e)y Lake(s) are not in my Ward. However, as a Councillor for Trent Lakes, if there was to be a vote on future development on and around the Lake, I would consider all relevant inputs, such as: current density on and around the Lake, Municipal Growth Plans, and any request to build, as examples. While we want to maintain the beauty, serenity and community of the area, carefully planned growth can both protect those 3 things, while allowing some growth and development and others to enjoy the area.
2: As Chair of The Kawartha Lake Stewards Association for the past 2 years, and on the Board for 4 years, I am very much aware of the issues from failing septic systems, the need for shoreline conservation and prevent fertilizer runoff; as well as and boating practices such as Clean, Drain Dry to avoid spreading invasive species such as Starry Stonewort, Eurasian Milfoil, zebra mussels, and more. Not only do we need to continue current measures, such as shoreline setbacks and septic system inspections, we need to do much more, such as installing Clean, Drain, Dry stations at busy boat ramps, and naturalize more hardened shorelines. Please note that big wakes from boats also erode shorelines.We need to EDUCATE on all these points. We need to continue to support organizations who work to do all the above, including The Environmental Council, KLSA, the Stony Lake Heritage Fund, and any other Association stepping up to help. I'm aware of the TARP program from Trent University with Dr. Paul Frost and Dr. Graham Raby, and funded in large part by Ralph and Carol Ingleton. While the focus of this program is on fish movement in Ston(e)y, and Upper Stony and Clear Lakes, it also relates to the health of the Lake and the Water in it ... and we go back to phosphorus from run-offs and developed shorelines, and E. coli from failing septic systems, and invasive aquatic plants and organisms.
IraPeters question 1) My opinion carries little weight as I am only one vote, however, personally, I feel that each development on or around all lakes must be taken very seriously. If I was made aware of a project that placed our environment or lakes in jeopardy then like all responsible citizens I would vote against such a project. question 2) I would vote in favor of all proven methods to help curb septic runoff, shoreline conservation, fertilizer runoff, and boating practices to help reduce the spread of invasive species.