The Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations owns no land and takes no partisan position on beach access issues. It is an umbrella organization, representing member associations whose individual situations differ radically one to the next.
The key principle which the Federation strongly supports is that decisions about beach access issues should be determined by those directly involved, on an informed basis, without coercion or confrontation. No mandated or “one size fits all” approach should be imposed.
The Federation’s role is to identify and clarify issues, and to convey objective information to our members, and others with an interest in these matters, so that they may make informed decisions. By way of example — in many parts of the shore, land ownership is not clear. In our view, one kind of information that is needed before negotiations are entered into or decisions made, is the report of David Lambden, the land surveyor and boundary expert, who is looking into beach ownership for the Township.
Below are articles previously published in the Tiny Cottager or (in one instance) in the Midland Free Press.
|Michael Hasley||28||More than MPAC Needs Reform|
|26||Review of Dynamic Beach Shorelines in Tiny Township|
|23||Beach Access Mediation: “Save the Beaches” Tries to Hijack the Process|
|Paul Torrie & James McKenzie||22||Mediator’s Interim Report|
|21||Let’s make our township-owned beach parks more pleasant|
|Ian Ferguson, Georgian Beach||18||Part of Bluewater Beach Now Public|
|The Federation's Submission||18||County’s Shoreline Policy Study|
|Jack Ellis, Rowntree Beach||16||The Lambden Study of Municipal Lands: Complex but Vital for Tiny|
|*||Court rulings don't support claim of open beaches,” Midland Free Press, May 19, 2000.|
|8||Grand Bend – Rowntree Two Cases Unrelated|
|Patricia O'Driscoll, Rowntree Beach||4||It’s Over! Attorney General’s Lawsuit against Rowntree|
|Patricia O'Driscoll, Rowntree Beach||4||The Lawsuit is Won But Off-Key Melodies Linger On! En Garde!|
|3||The Wasaga Saga — Could It Repeat?|
|3||Myths and Truths About the Shoreline|
|2||Trial Begins May 26, 1993|
|2||Your Cottage Ownership Questioned in Landmark Case|