We are a not-for-profit community association located in Tiny Township in the province of Ontario, originally formed in 1991 as the Farlain Lake Ratepayers Association, and revitalized in 2008 under the new name of the Farlain Lake Community Association (FLCA). Our mandate is:
a) to protect, preserve and enhance Farlain Lake and its watershed as irreplaceable natural assets;
b) to encourage the responsible use of the lake, its shoreline and its surrounding woodlands for widely diverse purposes;
c) to promote unity and strength in the Farlain Lake community through resource stewardship, recreational, social, and civic activities;
d) to represent the common interests and concerns of its members and provide a unified voice to all levels of government and organizations that have a vested interest in Farlain Lake and its watershed.
The revised By-laws approved by the members in 2011 were amended at the 2014 and 2017 Annual General Meetings and may be downloaded here.
What does the FLCA do?
Works to protect the environment:
Water testing is done annually;
- Problems such as dead fish, nuisance beaver or fish are reported to the appropriate agencies to ensure any necessary action is taken and members are informed as to what they may need to do;
- Issues such as the current septage field off the 17th Concession and the new Eurasian Watermilfoil threat are addressed;
- Development of a long range lake management plan to guide future strategies to protect the Lake and community around us.
Acts as the voice of the community:
- Represents our community at the municipal and regional levels (Tiny Township, Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Natural Resources, Severn Sound Environmental Association to name a few);
- Participates as a member of the Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations (FoTTSA) to ensure our association is in touch with what’s happening in the larger township community and share information with the other communities in FoTTSA.
Communicates with our members to inform and educate:
- Advises members of news, current issues and events affecting our community through the e-newsletter and broadcast emails on a regular basis. We will mail to those without email addresses;
- Conducts presentations at the Annual General Meeting held in August each year;
- Develops guidelines for community members for things such as dealing with nuisance geese, beaver and renting out properties.
Assists with community safety and security:
- Works to address speeding issues on the roads around the Lake through the Township;
- Maintaining contact information on members to alert them to issues related to their property such as break-ins.
Who are Our Members?
The FLCA is representative of all properties known as Shoreline Residential Area Community #20 of the Official Plan of the Township of Tiny, Simcoe County. Membership is open only to the owner or owners of a property within this area and is limited to one membership per property.