On May 19th the North Frontenac Lake Association Alliance (NFLAA) met with the North Frontenac (NF) Council to review key focus areas that the NFLAA would like to be addressed in the North Frontenac Strategic Planning process that is currently underway. The full NFLAA presentation to Council can be viewed here.
Recap of NFLAA Role/Membership
-Promote visibility and be the voice of lake front property owners; forum for information, learning and effective communications.
-Support Lake Associations in North Frontenac to protect and enhance their environment and maintain the quality of water in our lakes
Key NFLAA Initiatives Reviewed
- Septic Inspections
-Given that the 2022 NF Report demonstrated continuing low levels of voluntary Septic Inspections, increasingly important to revive discussion on how to move forward.
-Recommend a step-by-step approach to build upon the current system toward a mandatory system that can achieve the level of inspections required to protect our waterways and environment.
- Short Term Rentals (STRs)
-From Sept 2021 – Aug 2024, the Joint Township/NFLAA Working Group ( North, South and Central Frontenac and Addington Highlands) extensively researched the topic of STRs and gathered Ontario-wide experience.
-The report, a policy framework and foundation for review by the 4 Townships has a wide scope broadly covering all aspects of STR’s
-Unfortunately, the Report has not been reviewed or acted upon by council.
-Request that Council mandate CAO NF to convene discussions with the CAO’s for the other 3 Townships in line with the recommendations contained in the Report to review and identify next steps.
- Lake Carrying Capacity
-The current NF Official Plan contains references to ‘lake carrying capacity” – consider the physical, environmental , social and economic aspects of waterfront development.
-Request to Council to prioritize completion of this work and that NFLAA be fully engaged in the process.