December 23, 2019

Wishing you and yours a safe and happy holiday season& all the best in 2020!

If you have not yet renewed your membership for 2020, please click here to do so. If you are not sure if you have renewed or not, contact Beverley Govan at 705-767-3395 or .
Last call for photos for the 2019 photo contest
Deadline is December 30

Open to all Lake of Bays Association members and families for submission in the categories below. Photos must be previously unpublished and submitted - one per individual, per category - in high-definition, digital format to before December 30, 2019. Contestants agree to the use of their photos for the Lake of Bays Association yearbook, newsletter, website and social media sites.

LIFE at the LAKE: people, pets and dwellings
NATURE: wild plants and animals
LANDSCAPE: land, water and sky
SAVE THE DATE - Saturday January 18, 2020
LOBA Open Winter Board meeting
Bethune United Church, Baysville
Coffee at 10:00 a.m., meeting at 10:30 a.m.
Lunch following the meeting

Join Association directors for an update on our activities and accomplishments in 2019. Township of Lake of Bays Mayor Terry Glover will provide an update on what Township Council has been up to, and politicians from the Township of Lake of Bays, Town of Huntsville and District of Muskoka will be available to answer your questions during the meeting and over lunch.

Please plan to join us. All are welcome.
2020 Municipal Budget

The Township of Lake of Bays Council approved the Municipal Budget at their December 17 Council meeting, with a levy increase of 2.9%, down from the initially proposed 5.95%. Savings were achieved in the Roads department based on recommendations that the re-surfacing of four township roads be changed.

The Township levy represents about 28% of your property tax bill. The Lake of Bays Association's Finance Committee analyzed 10 years of Township levy increases and concluded that historical levy increases were in excess of the rate of inflation. As reported previously the Association submitted this letter  outlining our concerns and the Township responded . After the Municipal budget was approved, we received this letter from the Township.

The Town of Huntsville will debate its budget on January 6 and the District of Muskoka budget deliberations will get underway later in January.
Reading, interesting links and events

Township of Lake of Bays

Baby Boom hits Baysville

Murray the moose makes friends in Lake of Bays

Muskoka Watershed Council Downstream newsletter

Dwight Library

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