SaveTheBalaFalls.com initiates legal action against the Township of Muskoka Lakes
As a result of media reports, SaveTheBalaFalls.com became aware that the Council of the Township of Muskoka Lakes may authorize the Township to enter into a lease agreement with Swift River Energy Limited at the Township’s Council meeting on Friday November 13, 2015. This lease would be for; Portage Landing, the south half of the Don’s Bakery parking lot, and the north half of the Precambrian Shield parking lot, all of which are owned or controlled by the Township of Muskoka Lakes.
As SaveTheBalaFalls.com believes that the Township has not followed the required Acts, By-laws, and policies required of them for this contemplated lease, this letter was sent to the Township on November 6, 2015, in which confirmation was requested that the Township would not authorize entering into such a lease agreement at their November 13, 2015 Council meeting. The letter noted that if such confirmation was not received by November 9, 2015, SaveTheBalaFalls.com would take whatever steps deemed necessary, including the commencement of legal action.
As no such confirmation was received, legal action has been initiated and was served on the Township earlier today.
We will have further updates on this development over the coming weeks. We will be sending other updates on the proposed hydro-electric generating station at the Bala falls sooner than that.