2020 Open Forum

2020 Open Forum

As with all Annual General Meetings, there is an opportunity for all voters to share their ideas and concerns about Crystal Lake.
  1. Opportunities/Needs – please state and explain any opportunities or needs you see for Crystal Lake
  1. Concerns/Problems – please state and explain any concerns or problems you see for Crystal Lake
  1. General Comments – please state and explain anything you want to express that relates to Crystal Lake
Item 1 – Development Permits

Item 1 – Development Permits

Development Permits – The RM has developed a new application process for development and building permits.  In addition, the RM has contracted the services of an independent Building Inspector to ensure all conditions and requirements of any permit are being adhered to.  This is a very good move for Crystal Lake to bring better process and structure to development at Crystal Lake.  The application for development permit can be obtained on the RM site www.rmofkeys303.ca.
Item 2 – Working Near Water

Item 2 – Working Near Water

Working Near Water – Aquatic Habitat Protection Permit (AHPP) – All residents need to be aware of the provincial requirements for any physical work carried out near water.  Any work including retaining walls, breakwaters, new construction and renovations within 5 metres of the water edge, or that could impact a water body, require the AHP permit.  The fines are significant for non-compliance and the permitting process can take up to 12 weeks.  So, if you are considering any work near the water, apply for the permit well in advance of the planned work.
Item 3 – New RM of Keys Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw

Item 3 – New RM of Keys Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw

New RM of Keys Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw – The RM of Keys, along with neighbouring RMs, are in the process of updating their respective Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaws.  The Hamlet Board has provided input into the full bylaw, with special focus on the new Lakeshore Development (Crystal Lake) component.  The new bylaw will be made available on http://www.rmofkeys303.ca for public review and comment before it is passed into law.  Crystal Lake residents are encouraged to review the full document to ensure it is serving the needs of Crystal Lake and all people of the RM.
Item 4 – Community Water Survey

Item 4 – Community Water Survey

Community Water Survey – The Community Water Survey has been completed and accepted by the Hamlet Board.  Many thanks to Roy Anderson of R. Anderson & Associates for the guidance and professional expertise provided in the development of the Survey, its implementation, analysis and the Final Report.  It is fantastic to have access and support of such specific knowledge and experience in this discipline of personal perspectives.  The Executive Summary and the Final Report are posted under the Community Water System tab on the web site.
Item 5 – Playground Equipment Project

Item 5 – Playground Equipment Project

Playground Equipment Project – The Playground Equipment Project is now complete.  The equipment installation occurred August 19 with more than 30 volunteers showing up to help with the install.  The final placement of sand was completed August 20 and the playground is now fully functional.  Thanks so much to the Playground Committee (Heather Pottle, Bert Wozniczka, Lynda Statchuk) for their vision and dedication to seeing this project to completion.  There were very significant cash and in-kind contributions made by residents and contractors serving Crystal Lake.  The final financial report will posted in the near future.
Item 6 – RM of Keys Election

Item 6 – RM of Keys Election

RM of Keys Election – The next RM of Keys Election is Monday, November 9, 2020.  The election is for the Reeve position and Divisions 1, 3 and 5.  For anyone who won’t be near Canora on that day, you are encouraged to register for the mail-in ballot voting option.  Further information on the mail-in ballot option, see the information under Hamlet Reports.  UPDATE: There will also be a by-election for the Division 6 Councillor (this Councillor represents Crystal Lake) on November 9, 2020.