The Otter Lake Ratepayers’ Association (OLRA) has been in existence since 1962. Your OLRA membership supports our efforts to protect our beautiful Otter and Little Otter Lakes. As well, your membership entitles you to receive our informative newsletters, notices of issues and events, stand for election to the Board, participate in our surveys and vote at meetings.
To become or renew your OLRA membership click here Thanks for your support!!
OLRA addresses issues of concern not only to Otter Lake and Little Otter Lake but also to Seguin Township. OLRA is one of the most prominent ratepayer associations in Seguin with a Board of up to nine directors and the participation of passionate, fun loving volunteers. Are you interested in joining our Board? Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
OLRA’s Aims and Objectives:
As of the vote at the AGM on May 22nd 2017 the aims and objectives of the Otter Lake Ratepayers’ Association have been updated to the following:
We work to promote and preserve water quality and water levels through monitoring and by taking appropriate actions to maintain the ecological integrity of the Otter Lake watershed.
We inform and educate Otter Lake residents, and where possible, their guests and transient users of the lake, about the ecology of the area and ways to protect and sustain it.
We advocate on behalf of Otter Lake residents and inform them of issues that concern them. We do this by working with the relevant levels of government and non-government agencies wherever possible to voice the concerns of Otter Lake residents on issues affecting them and the lake environment.
We promote a friendly, social and considerate Otter Lake community.
To achieve the above aims and objectives OLRA:
- publishes a newsletter in the spring and fall
- invites the Mayor and Councillors to attend our Annual General Meeting to update us and hear our concerns.
- gives our members a voice on matters before Seguin Council
- tests our lake water quality as part of the Lake Partner Program run by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC)
- participates in the Birds Studies Canada’s Canadian Lakes Loon Survey
- hosts an annual BBQ and photo contest (see our photo galleries)
- participates in informal meetings with other Seguin Township Ratepayer Associations
- hosts all candidate meetings in Municipal Election years
OLRA is a member of FOCA (Federation of Ontario Cottagers Association) and the GBBR (Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve), the UNESCO World Heritage Site in which our lake lies. As well OLRA supports SQL (Safe Quiet Lakes).
To become or renew your OLRA membership click here. Thanks for your support!!