Bigwin Island North Drydock Development – Planning Application
Township Public Meeting Tuesday August 28 2018 @ 9:00 am Township Council (Planning Meeting)

A Consent application (B 08/18 LOB) and Zoning By-law Amendment Application (Z 19/18 LOB) has been received by the Township from Eagle Landing Company and Bigwin Island Waterfront Association. The purpose of the application is to sever a parcel of land and provide to the abutting westerly property (the Bigwin Island Drydock) to facilitate provision of additional docking and related structures on the benefiting land.

You may recall that this expansion of docking facilities at the Drydock was included in the 2016 boating impact assessment prepared for the Port Cunnington Marina Expansion. The boat impact assessment (which has also been submitted in support of this application) includes the following information:

“The North Landing at Bigwin Island has long served as a landing facility for barges carrying vehicles and materials to the island and also presently provides some docking for staff. This facility currently provides docking for approximately six staff boats, with such docking occurring in an ad hoc fashion, both within and along the outer side of the landing. The desire is formalize and expand upon the present docking, to provide for a total of 30 slips, better serving for staff needs as well as providing some docking for inland cottage owners and owners/guests of planned Golf Cabins. Barge facilities would not be affected by this change.” 

Page 2 of February 2016 Boat Impact Assessment

The full application, staff report and boating impact report can be found here.

If you oppose or agree with this application and wish for your voice to be heard you must either attend and speak at the August 28th 2018 meeting or provide a written submission prior to the public meeting (we recommend providing written submissions by the Friday before the meeting (which is this Friday August 24) to ensure it is included in the staff report and Council’s meeting package).

You should ensure your letter references the application, e.g. RE: Notice of Public Meeting Respecting Consent Application B 08/18 and Zoning By-law Amendment Z 19/18 (Eagle Landing Company). You should also ensure your written application includes this paragraph:

Furthermore, I am making my cmments known as a matter of record to preserve my right to appeal any decision of Council to the OMB and would request that notices of any future Council or Committee meetings (not limited to public meetings constituted pursuant to the Planning Act) be sent to me as well as any decisions on this and any future public meetings related to Bigwin Island Drydock Development.

Any written submissions should be directed to:

Melissa Markham, MCIP, RPP
Director of Planning
Township of Lake of Bays
1012 Dwight Beach Road
Dwight, Ontario P0A 1H0Or email to:
mmarkham@lakeofbays.on.ca
Melissa’s phone number is:
Ph. 705-635-2272 ext. 226 Fax: 705-635-2132

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