Cottage Owners FAQ Slide Presentations

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Thank you to those who provided presentations at our workshop May 6, 2023 and have allowed us to make their presentation slides available for you. We also appreciate the participation of Ben Hartman, Deputy Chief Building Official, Municipality of Bluewater, and Greg Stewart, Lawyer with Donnelly Murphy Lawyers, who joined the others in a panel to answer questions from the floor.

Graham Hill, BSRA Director – BSRA Ownership of the Land

Geoff Cade, Water and Planning Manager, ABCA  –  BSRA Workshop ABCA

Mari Veliz, Healthy Watersheds Manager, ABCA – Why Watersheds

Craig Metzger, Senior Planner, Huron County Planning Department –

Land Use Planning in Bluewater

2 Responses

  1. Sue Haskett

    Groynes are not permitted for scientifically proven reasons, however everyone is entitled to an opinion. Others might have concern that sand does not get to their beach because, it does not have an opportunity when trapped at a groyne.

  2. Karen Mahon

    Thank you! Looked at Baird Consultants Information for Bluewater/ABCA jurisdiction and groynes are better than seawalls. The seawalls scour, undercut and remove sand even put pressure on the seawall and affect toe. Groynes collect sand, keep it in the area for areas to the north and south. People need to get involved in what goes on and stop regulation that does not make sense.
    If a seawall ends, a return is required to protect adjacent owner – how is that any different than a groyne? At least groynes collect sand, make it available for in front of the seawalls when waves and water levels permit. The sandbars slow the energy of the incoming waves and protect banks in the groyne area.

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