Town passes new by-law to establish rules and regulations for its harbours

Tuesday, March 06, 2012 – for immediate release

Town passes new by-law to establish rules and regulations for its harbours

New by-law goes into effect immediately at Oakville and Bronte Harbours

Oakville Town Council passed its first harbours by-law at last night’s Council meeting. Harbours By-law 2012-007 establishes rules and regulations to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the harbours.

The by-law comes after public feedback was gathered late last year through several channels including two public meetings.

“As a lakeside community our harbours are valuable assets,” Oakville Mayor Rob Burton said. “They play a key role in our history and heritage, connecting residents to the waterfront. In many ways, the harbours are a symbol of our town. It is important that we keep them safe and protect them for the future.”

The new by-law ensures efficient and safe operation at town harbours, providing clarity and written documentation for all users of the harbours. It also establishes rules around the operational uses of town harbours, including: moorings; launch, haul and storage; vessel operations; care of harbours; and contractor regulations.

The Town of Oakville’s Parks and Open Space department, through its Harbours Section, operates two harbours: Oakville Harbour on Sixteen Mile Creek and Bronte Harbour on Twelve Mile Creek. In addition to managing operations, it is responsible for overseeing the administration and enforcement of licensing.

For more information on the Town of Oakville’s harbours visit the Harbours page.

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For more information contact

Heather Turenne
Manager, Harbours and Cemeteries
905-845-6601, ext. 3422
hturenne@oakville.ca

Kimberly Moser
Senior Communications Advisor
905-845-6601, ext. 3096
kmoser@oakville.ca


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Town passes new by-law to establish rules and regulations for its harbours