Horseshoe Lake Property Owners Association (HLPOA)

The County of Haliburton is developing  a Shoreline Preservation By-law.

Our lakes, rivers and associated natural environmental features support Haliburton's way of life and our stewardship is central to the creation of a Shoreline Preservation By-law. Building on the current policies and by-laws, the County may:

  • add new protection for natural shoreline vegetation located within 30 m of the high water mark;
  • create a permit process for some forms of site alteration within 30 m of the high water mark;
  • allow limited development of up to 25% in shoreline areas; and
  • continue to protect trees within 30 m of the high water mark.

Healthy, natural shorelines on lakes and rivers protect aquatic communities, fish habitat, source water and mitigates flooding.

We encourage all Horseshoe Lake Property Owners to be learn more about this By-law.  In our Keeping in Touch dated January 23rd, (see below) I indicated that the Haliburton County Council would be meeting to discuss the public consultation process for the draft Shoreline Preservation Bylaw.  Council met on January 27th and have decided to put the public consultation process on hold and are moving forward with an RFP to hire an independent consultant to further the process.   We will post further updates on our website as they become available.

To review the draft bylaw and associated schedules, click here

To learn more about the discussion at County Council on January 27th,click here:

HLPOA-Keeping-In-Touch-January- 23-2021.pdf

What You Are Hearing vs The Facts.docx

Shoreline Bylaw Timeline Docs. - Jan.19, 2021 Update.pdf

Horseshoe Lake Property Owners Association
P.O. Box 3, Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0

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The HLPOA acknowledge the lands and waters on which we meet, are the traditional homelands of the First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples. Our beautiful lakes are fed from the north and flow to the south. We therefore acknowledge the Algonquin and Mississauga peoples as well as the governance of the Williams Treaties. We wish to express gratitude to Mother Earth, the resources we are using, and honour all Indigenous people who have been and continue to live on these lands.

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