Summer Schedule 2017

Hello Cottagers,

Your LWRA volunteers have been working hard to organize a series of summer of events as well as monitoring environmental and other local issues on your behalf.

We have a few new events this season  as well as some changes to old favourites.  Details can be found at https://limerickwra.wordpress.com/  Please sign up there to receive all the LWRA news.

Membership

We need your membership support so that the LWRA can continue to be a viable organization. Membership dues of $50 per cottage can be paid by cash or cheque payable to Limerick Waterways Ratepayers Association at any LWRA events or by paypal at :

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=TJE4DRYT2GBVL

or through the LWRA website.   https://limerickwra.wordpress.com/ .

If you still use Canada Post you can mail your dues cheque to the Treasurer: Mary Argue, 71 Victoria Park Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4E 3S2

“NEW” Pancake Breakfast on July 2nd.  

Pancakes will be served from 8:30 to 10 am at Limerick Lodge.  Breakfast for 2 included with your 2017 membership.  Additional meals available for $6/adult and $4/child.  The AGM will follow at 10:30 am.  Jason Post, the township Fire Chief, will be with us to talk cottage fire safety and sell smoke/CO2 detectors at a discount!

“NEW” Kayak races along with the regular canoe events Saturday August 5th at 10 am on Frasers Beach

“NEW!”   Annual picnic will follow the canoe races at 12:30pm on August 5th.  The picnic has moved from the usual late-afternoon event to a lunch-time event starting at 12:30 pm on August 5th  at Limerick Lodge. There will be kids’ games, hamburgers and hot dogs for sale, and time for cottagers of all ages to visit.  Please bring chairs and drinks.

Sailing Race :   The 2017 Sailboat Race will be held on Sunday, August 6th at 2 pm, starting right in the middle of the lake with two laps around the islands and the two marker buoys.

NEW!”  Live Music Night on August 19th There will be an evening event with music and BYOB and snacks at Limerick Lodge

 

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New MNRF ruling on docks etc.

UPDATE June 1, 2017 – Ministry of Natural Resources & Forests (MNRF) have posted new regulations (Public Lands Act, Ontario Regulation 161/17)  related to the following classes of buildings, structures or things, and have included them as a “free use” of public lands that do not require a permit or occupancy requirement.  Some clarification on regulated structures was also provided, for example, a “dock” includes any associated shade structures affixed to the dock such as a gazebo or pergola.

  • docks, boat lifts, boat ramps, and marine railways
  • swim rafts
  • single-storey boathouses
  • break walls and related backfill
  • recreational boat caches which includes canoes, kayaks and motor boats
  • ramps and jumps and slalom courses
  • bridges, culverts and causeways
  • recreational camping units (21 days)
  • ice fishing huts

Please note that some of these are subject to municipal zoning or building bylaw, and/or federal regulation. Provincial work permits may still apply for the construction or installation of the above.

(For instance:  permits are required to place a structure that physically touch more than 15 square metres of shore lands (lake bottom). As such, floating and cantilever docks, boathouses with cribs less than 15 square meters and swim rafts do not require work permits)

Please see the EBR Decision 013-0211 for further details and links to related information and other changes.


Note: FOCA’s suggestion that the MNRF retain authority to regulate docks or single storey boathouses above a certain size threshold were NOT included in this regulation. MNRF indicates this is the sole and exclusive purview of local standards, established through municipal bylaws.