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23 May

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CONGRATULATIONS GERANIUM HOMES!

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Geranium Homes, The Sponsor Of The Musselman’s Lake Water Quality Report, Wins Numerous Awards.

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Geranium Homes sponsored an extensive Water Quality Study of the hidden jewel known as Musselman’s Lake

 

geranium homes logoWith a history spanning more than 35 years, Geranium Homes take great pride in being recognized both locally and nationally for their groundbreaking work as a home builder committed to design innovation, construction excellence and dedicated after sales service.

And The Award Goes To…

Geranium Awards

Click on image to see a list of the many awards that Geranium Homes has won

28 Mar

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PLANNING ANY SHORELINE IMPROVEMENTS?

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Please Check With The LSRCA First!

Rules and Regulations Regarding Shoreline Improvements Planning to make any changes or improvements to your shoreline? Please Check With The L.S.R.C.A. First

Planning to make any changes or improvements to your shoreline? Please check with the LSRCA first.

Past summers a few lake shore owners ran into issues by performing shore line work without permits. The MLRA has held discussions with the LSRCA. (Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority) concerning these resident difficulties. The LSRCA was asked for a clarification of the rules and regulations regarding shoreline improvements.

Lake Regulation re Shoreline Improvement (click here)

 

 

 

 

13 Dec

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WHISTLE RADIO COUNCILLOR INTERVIEW 5/5

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The Whistle Radio Show “Stouffville Now” with Host Sarah Newton Interviewed Councillor Phil Bannon

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This very informative interview has been broken down in five segments for your listening convenience and we will be posting one segment each week.

Segment titles will be as follows:

  1. Why did you want to become Councillor? About Ward Two
  2. Business, Community, Safety and Corporate Sponsorship
  3. Park, Seniors, Day Care and Community Centre
  4. Stewardship, Community Events and Corporate Sponsorship
  5. Whitchurch-Stouffville Town Council

This week we are posting the fifth and final segment.

Whitchurch-Stouffville Town Council

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06 Dec

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WHISTLE RADIO COUNCILLOR INTERVIEW 4/5

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The Whistle Radio Show “Stouffville Now” with Host Sarah Newton Interviewed Councillor Phil Bannon

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This very informative interview has been broken down in five segments for your listening convenience and we will be posting one segment each week.

Segment titles will be as follows:

  1. Why did you want to become Councillor? About Ward Two
  2. Business, Community, Safety and Corporate Sponsorship
  3. Park, Seniors, Day Care and Community Centre
  4. Stewardship, Community Events and Corporate Sponsorship
  5. Whitchurch-Stouffville Town Council

This week we are posting the forth segment.

Stewardship, Community Events and Corporate Sponsorship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwH-hvYP_3s

RELATED POSTS

Interview Part 1 of 5

Interview Part 2 of 5

Interview Part 3 of 5

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29 Nov

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WHISTLE RADIO COUNCILLOR INTERVIEW 3/5

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The Whistle Radio Show “Stouffville Now” with Host Sarah Newton Interviewed Councillor Phil Bannon

whistle-radio

This very informative interview has been broken down in five segments for your listening convenience and we will be posting one segment each week.

Segment titles will be as follows:

  1. Why did you want to become Councillor? About Ward Two
  2. Business, Community, Safety and Corporate Sponsorship
  3. Park, Seniors, Day Care and Community Centre
  4. Stewardship, Community Events and Corporate Sponsorship
  5. Whitchurch-Stouffville Town Council

This week we are posting the third segment.

Park, Seniors, Day Care, and Community Centre

RELATED POSTS

Interview Part 1 of 5

Interview Part 2 of 5

 

 

22 Nov

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WHISTLE RADIO COUNCILLOR INTERVIEW 2/5

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The Whistle Radio Show “Stouffville Now” with Host Sarah Newton Interviewed Councillor Phil Bannon

whistle-radio

This very informative interview has been broken down in five segments for your listening convenience and we will be posting one segment each week.

Segment titles will be as follows:

  1. Why did you want to become Councillor? About Ward Two
  2. Business, Community, Safety and Corporate Sponsorship
  3. Park, Seniors, Day Care and Community Centre
  4. Stewardship, Community Events and Corporate Sponsorship
  5. Whitchurch-Stouffville Town Council

This week we are posting the second segment.

Business, Community, Safety and Corporate Sponsorship

 

RELATED POSTS

Interview Part 1 of 5

15 Nov

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WHISTLE RADIO COUNCILLOR INTERVIEW

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The Whistle Radio Show “Stouffville Now” with Host Sarah Newton Interviewed Councillor Phil Bannon

whistle-radio

Whistle Radio

This very informative interview has been broken down in five segments for your listening convenience and we will be posting one segment each week.

Segment titles will be as follows:

  1. Why did you want to become Councillor? About Ward Two
  2. Business, Community, Safety and Corporate Sponsorship
  3. Park, Seniors, Day Care and Community Centre
  4. Stewardship, Community Events and Corporate Sponsorship
  5. Whitchurch-Stouffville Town Council

This week we are starting with the first segment…

Why did you want to become Councillor?  About Ward Two

30 Oct

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TESTING COMPLETE

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Geranium Homes’ Sponsored Lake Report Will Be Completed Once Laboratory Results Are In.

Dr. Neil Hutchinson, Ph.D.
President, Principal Aquatic Scientist
Hutchinson Environmental Sciences Ltd.

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HESL in depth report on Musselman’s Lake will soon be completed

Hutchinson Environmental Sciences Ltd. completed their last sampling of Musselman’s Lake on October 10, 2013. At that time the lake had cooled to a uniform 16Celsius at all depths. The uniform temperature and autumn winds produced the fall turnover – mixing the lake completely from top to bottom, restoring oxygen to all depths of the lake and ending the internal loading of phosphorus from lake sediments. We are now awaiting the return of all chemistry and algal species results from the laboratory and will write our report when all these results are back.

18 Oct

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A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO DEVELOPMENT

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This Article Has Been Reprinted With Permission From The Stouffville Free Press

Kate Gilderdale

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Rick Wigmore, Cheryl Shindruk and Phil Bannon
Photo by Kate Gilderdale

When rapid growth makes development inevitable, a collaborative approach between town, developer and area residents can go a long way towards overcoming concerns and creating consensus.

Earlier this year, Geranium Corporation presented a proposal to the Town to build 18 homes on 12 acres of land along Lakeshore Rd. In May, Musselman’s Lake Residents Association (MLRA) president Rick Wigmore met with Geranium president Mario Giampietri to discuss the impact of the plan on the existing community.

Mr. Wigmore cited density, the effectiveness of the proposed septic system, potential problems resulting from water flow across the property and traffic congestion as four major concerns expressed by residents. Mr. Giampietri agreed to investigate and address those concerns, and asked if there was a stewardship plan in place at Musselman’s Lake.

“We said, yes, but we don’t have the money to execute it,” said Mr. Wigmore. “Then he said, ‘How would you like a limnologist?’ (a specialist in the study of freshwater ponds and lakes). He asked if we’d like this number one guy, Neil Hutchinson. We said that would be really nice.”

In July, Ward 2 councillor Phil Bannon arranged a meeting between Cheryl Shindruk and Shauna Dudding of Geranium Homes, Neil Hutchinson of Hutchinson Environmental Sciences and the MLRA’s Rick Wigmore, with Mr. Bannon representing the town.

“Neil came up with a (stewardship) plan which he priced at around $40,000 and Cheryl gave us the good news that Germanium was willing to proceed with this,” said Mr. Bannon. Mr. Hutchinson’s review will address weed control and provide an assessment of water quality at the lake.

“We are very impressed with the work that the community is doing,” said Ms Shindruk, who is Geranium’s vice-president of land development. “We started building homes in Ballantrae area a couple of years ago on the west side of Hwy 48, and the community and market interest was strong and positive.”

An existing property on the proposed Lakeshore Rd. site, which is built to high environmental standards, will be integrated into the new development, said Ms Shindruk. “We designed the development to maintain that home. Each site is unique and you work with it.”

The dedication of the residents makes Musselman’s Lake a very special community, said Mr. Bannon. “Everyone works so hard at our annual community cleanup. We also have a tremendous (town) staff who work with the developers and the community for the best outcome.”

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23 Aug

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LAKE CENSUS

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HESL continues with Lake Study

Dr. Tammy Karst-Riddoch from Hutchinson Environmental Services Ltd. (HESL) was back on the Lake Friday the 16th and Sunday the 18th.  She returned to our Lake to continue with the Geranium Homes sponsored Lake Study.

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Dr. Tammy Karst-Riddoch from HESL & her husband Terry

 This stage of the study consisted of a census of the types, quantity and location of aquatic plants on the Lake. The good doctor was accompanied by her husband Terry whose main job was to paddle his wife in their canoe to strategic locations on the lake.  Samples of the weeds present on the lake were taken along with a copious amount of notes. Dr. Tammy Karst-Riddoch indicated they would be back on the Lake in two weeks continuing with their water quality study.

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http://www.musselmanslake.ca/scientists-were-back-on-the-lake-again/

http://www.musselmanslake.ca/exciting-project-was-launched-thurs-july-18th-3/

http://www.musselmanslake.ca/now-the-big-geranium-homes-anouncement/