Service Level Review Survey

The Township of Muskoka Lakes would like to hear from you as it embarks on a service level review ahead of 2018 budget deliberations. The Township is facing significant infrastructure challenges over the coming years. Township Council must determine how to finance necessary improvements – through tax increases, increased user fees or service level reductions. 

The 2017 budget represented a 7.96% increase over the prior year made up of an operating levy increase of 2.96% and a capital levy increase of 5%. In 2017, for every $100,000 in assessment, tax payers will pay the Township $113.29, an increase of $6.62 over 2016.

Service level reductions could include:

  • closing roads to save on cost of bridge replacements
  • reverting from high float (paved) roads to gravel on some low usage roads
  • closing fire halls and/or community centres
  • designating certain roads as seasonal with no winter maintenance/ plowing
  • abandonment or closure of public wharfs and ramps rather than replacement
  • reduced maintenance of parks and cemeteries

A Service Level Review Survey is now available and will act as an important tool for collecting the voices of residents. The input collected through the completion of this survey will help Council decide on its path forward. Paper copies of the survey are available at the Township Office.

The survey will remain open until September 29, 2017.

Public input was received at the July Committee of the Whole Meeting and will be received again at the August Committee of the Whole Meeting with further meetings to be scheduled as demand warrants.

If you have any questions, please call the Township at 705-765-3156.

Get Involved

The Service Level Review relies on your input. You can get involved by completing our online survey on municipal services, attending a public Committee of the Whole meeting, and sharing information with your friends and family on how they can get involved too. 

Take the Survey

Committee of the Whole Meetings

Township Service Level Overview

Media Release - Service Level Review


Friday, September 29, 2017
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