Tuesday April 24, 2018

Why Should you Join HHLPOA

Hello and welcome to the Halls Hawk Lakes Property Owner’s Association (HHLPOA). HHLPOA is a Provincially Incorporated volunteer organization nearly 60 years old, and has a long history of working for our community. Much of our focus is on environmental issues, with an aim of maintaining or improving our natural environment and the overall quality of life on our lakes. To give you an idea, the following is a list of some of the things the Association has done over the years:

Education

  • Establishing educational programs including:
  • Dark Skies events
  • Summer Symposiums
  • Docktalks
  • ParkTalk
  • Shoreline Advisor Program

Community

  • Maintain a strong relationship with Algonquin Highlands Council and work with them regarding many issues such as:
    • Little Hawk dock issues
    • Parking issues at Big Hawk Marina and Halls Lake
    • Concerns over noise
  • Publish an annual calendar, including photos from members
  • Conducting an Annual General Meeting to provide members with up to date information regarding current issues, financial information and Board business
  • Establishing a positive working relationship with various government agencies and co- sponsoring various projects including development, water signage, etc.
  • Establishing an accurate property numbering system with related maps which were used by municipal governments and emergency response organizations
  • Distributing a semi-annual newsletter focusing on environmental concerns and current issues affecting property owners
  • Researching the feasibility of individually purchasing Road Allowances (1972)
  • Conducting fundraising events (Silent Auction & Wine & Cheese Social) to assist with the purchase of a fire boat for our lakes
  • Maintain a website www.hallshawklakes.ca

Stewardship

  • Researching and creating a Lake Plan based on resident participation, which outlined quality of life goals, objectives and action plans
  • Work with the MNR on proposals regarding the expansion of the Clear Lake Conservation Reserve
  • Elvin Johnson Park Shoreline Restoration project, in collaboration with Algonquin Highlands Council and U-Links
  • Monitoring and advocating reasonable lake levels with the Trent Severn Waterway. This has included participating at public meetings, submitting written materials and submitting an engineering formula; in more recent years, we have supported the Coalition of Equitable Water Flow (CEWF), a group established to work with the TSW on a more equitable solution
  • Compiling statistics related to over use of camping areas and promoting what has now become the Land Use Model for recreational lands within the Halls and Hawk watersheds
  • Working with the Haliburton Fish Hatchery to establish fish spawning areas
  • Providing research and input into the development of the Haliburton County’s proposed Shoreline Preservation bylaw
  • Researching proposal for development of Buttermilk Falls hydro project
  • Participate with Coalition of Haliburton Associations (CHA) in the development of a Lake Stewards manual
  • Provide access to programs sponsored by FOCA (Federation of Ontario Cottage Associations)

How to Join

Thank you for your interest in the Halls and Hawk Lakes Property Owners Association (HHLPOA). HHLPOA is nearly 60 years old, and has a long history of working for our community. Much of our focus is on environmental issues, with an aim of maintaining or improving our natural environment and the overall quality of life on our lakes.

For more information about joining HHLPOA please view the Membership Form.

Pay your membership online