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Monthly Update - December 2023

Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023 12:44 PM

Our latest edition of The Monthly Update e-newsletter is now available. 

Read the e-newsletter.

Notice of study completion: Redwing Drive Drainage Improvements

Posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 03:51 PM

TOWN OF GRAVENHURST
REDWING DRIVE DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS
SCHEDULE B, CLASS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
NOTICE OF STUDY COMPLETION

The Town of Gravenhurst has completed a Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) study for proposed improvements to the existing stormwater drainage system to reduce the flooding risk in the area of Redwing Drive as shown below. The preferred solution improvements include:

I. Constructing a new concrete box culvert to convey stormwater from Redwing Drive to Loon Lake to...

Gravenhurst Council Highlights - Dec. 19, 2023

Posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 12:26 PM

Sign bylaw variance request

Matthew Somerville of Planscape made a deputation to council.

Somerville, representing Stellar Outdoor, requested a variance to the town’s sign bylaw.

Council denied the request.

Read the related staff report.

Watch the presentation.

Council passes resolution supporting Hospice Muskoka funding request

Council passed a resolution supporting Hospice Muskoka's bid for sustainable provincial funding. 

As a result, the town will send a letter to Queen's Park supporting Hospice...

Apply for Tourism Gravenhurst grants in 2024

Posted on Friday, December 15, 2023 12:25 PM

Starting Jan. 2, 2024, applications for Tourism Gravenhurst grants will be accepted. 

Tourism Gravenhurst grants are funded by the town’s Municipal Accommodation Tax, implemented in early 2023

Grants will be considered for projects that enhance Gravenhurst’s tourism economy. For example, the development of new visitor experiences and the enhancement of existing visitor experiences. This includes such things as concerts, festivals, and culinary events, as well as sporting events and conferences. 

Gravenhurst council approves 2024 budget

Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 04:59 PM

Gravenhurst council members approved the town’s 2024 budget on Tuesday. 

The budget serves as a financial plan outlining how the town will allocate resources to meet the needs and priorities of the community.  

What does it all mean to taxpayers? 

The 2024 budget for the Town of Gravenhurst means a tax rate increase of 2.99 per cent. 

For property owners, the budget means an increase of $16.17 per $100,000 of assessment on the town share of the Gravenhurst property tax bill. 

When the estimated District...

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