SHORELINE PROTECTION

The structural damage to some homes due to erosion has been causing breakwalls to crumble into the lake. This is forcing the eviction of some homeowners whose houses had become unsafe. The county needs to keep these issues at the forefront and help provide solutions for residents facing eviction.

Marianne’s family owns property on the Northshore and is also concerned about the increasing levels of the lake along with all the damage being cause for residents. We should work together to reduce the red tape required to get permits for breakwalls as groups instead of individuals.

I would also call for a public county meeting with all key stakeholders including the GRCA, NPCA, county staff, council and Provincial Ministries. We need to come up with a long term protection plan that encompasses all points of government.