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Dock Encroachment Policy online survey extended to August 31

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Kawartha Lakes – The deadline for the Dock Encroachment Policy online survey has been extended until August 31. This extension will provide an additional month for residents to review the proposed amendments and provide their feedback. Input gathered through the survey will help update the framework for regulating private docks on municipal property.

After drafting amendments to the Dock Encroachment Policy, staff were directed by Council in March to gather the public’s feedback. Once the survey closes on August 31, staff will compile the feedback and present their findings to Council in the fall so revisions can be made to incorporate the public's input before the policy is finalized. It is expected the updated dock licensing process would begin June 2022.

These amendments to the current Dock Encroachment Policy are needed to provide staff with an appropriate framework to address a variety of ongoing concerns, including: the overcrowding of docks, safe distancing from nearby roadways and maintaining the structural integrity of docks and their surrounding municipal infrastructure.

For more details on the proposed amendments and to have your say, please register for Jump In Kawartha Lakes and visit the Proposed amendments to Dock Encroachment Policy project page.

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