As you know, the Trout Lake Campers Association, Sudbury District is representing its members with regard to the proposed development at Happy Summer Village. The new owner/developer is proposing an extensive redevelopment and expansion of the facilities there. To summarize, the plan is to develop up to 140 mobile homes on leased land. This represents a significant increase (54%) over the approximately 240 homes and camps currently on the lake. In addition there are various other amenities to be phased in, including a splash pad, water park, and tennis courts.
As an Association we want to ensure that this development has the proper controls, approvals, and oversight in place to protect against any adverse impact on the lake ecosystem. Our goal is not to stop all development, but to ensure it is done in a way which does not negatively impact the lake and the environment. We believe this is the most important issue we have ever dealt with as it affects every property owner on Trout Lake.
The committee has made a detailed submission to the Municipality of French River, the Sudbury East Planning Board, with copies to the Ministries of Natural Resources & Forestry, Environment, Parks & Conservation, the City of Greater Sudbury (Planning & Development and Building Services Departments), and the Sudbury District Health Unit. (A copy of our submission and the reply from the municipality can be seen on the www.TLCASD.ca website). If you read our submission, you will see the complexity of the issues we are dealing with. An update is available on the TLCASD facebook page and a written copy will be sent by mail shortly.
A follow-up submission will be sent shortly. To date, the municipality has not agreed to meet with us, but we have a Powerpoint presentation ready to go.
As this is outside the normal scope of activities and budget of the Association, we cannot do this without your support. We have already incurred costs for professional fees, mail-outs, etc., and therefore, we are establishing a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to cover the anticipated expenses for legal counsel and other consultation, as we move forward. We are encouraging all of our members to make a contribution by clicking the link below. Thank you very much for your support.
Our goal for this campaign is to raise at least $10,000. If more funds are raised than are needed, we propose using them to pay for the development of a Lake Plan or to support the general purposes of the TLCASD.
If you prefer to send a donation by cheque instead of going through the GoFundMe link, we would appreciate that. Then we would not have to pay the service fees associated with a credit card payment. You can send a cheque, payable to: