Overlap in Jurisdictions Causing Confusion with Shoreline Protection Requirements

April 28, 2018

Is it just me, or are these two articles in complete contradiction to each other?  Really confusing for land owners trying to protect their property with the emergency high water levels Lake Erie has had over the last year and going forward.   March, 2018 Lake Erie water levels are reported by LPRCA to be the highest they've been since 1998.   The LPRCA Motion A-173/17 approved emergency basis shoreline protection within their jurisdiction, which has expedited the permit application process, yet the MNRF has not followed the CA's lead, and this has caused much confusion, cottage/property damage and even fines for some land owners that are just trying to quickly protect their investment, which for many is not covered by insurance if damaged by water surges and waves.

 

1)  One article saying, "Emergency repair measures, get those in and get those done now. And we will deal with issues on permits and regulatory standards following," said Tim Bryne, ERCA director of watershed management services.

 

Homeowners demand action as provincial team inspects Lake Erie flood damage (PDF of Article)

 

 

 

2)  And the article other saying, "The ministry reminds the public that work permits are required before conducting any work on shore lands." 

 

Man fined for illegally filling shore lands (Simcoe Reformer Article PDF) and Norfolk Today Article PDF

 

 

 

 

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Stephen Corke

I am the 3rd generation owner of Corke Point and

Long Point Ratepayers' Association Member

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