The county has seen a higher than average number of complaints and investigations this spring and summer, related to the Shoreline Tree Preservation By-law.

County Director of Planning Charlsey White says by-law enforcement staff have also had ZOOM meetings with some lake associations, concerned with the number of violations in their area.

Numerous concerns have been submitted on the county’s website, but the people want to remain anonymous and intentionally leave some information out. However by law, the county cannot pursue the complaint without it.

Staff followed up with each complaint received using the current form, and once an explanation was given, the required information was provided, for each situation.

County staff will create a new Shoreline Tree Preservation By-Law complaint form, that requires all fields to be completed in order to submit a complaint.