MVCA to cut fees, host flood meetings

WEST CARLETON – The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) is reducing shoreline alteration permit fees and hosting open houses across the watershed for those affected by spring flooding.

“At its meeting on May 15, the MVCA board of directors voted unanimously to reduce permit fees by 50 per cent for shoreline alteration and rebuilding for property owners across the watershed affected by the 2019 flood event, the MVCA released in a statement yesterday. “The fee reduction will remain in place until Oct. 31, 2020.”

“Flooding was at an all-time high for much of the watershed and many people sustained extensive damage to their property,” said MVCA Board Chair Janet Mason. “The board wanted to ease the burden of their recovery where we could.”

The MVCA will also be hosting a series of open houses across the watershed to provide an opportunity for residents affected by the flood to discuss the state of their property with staff.

Monday June 3,
4:30 to 7:30 p.m., MVCA Office, 10970 Highway 7 Carleton Place

Tuesday, June 4,
4:30 to 7:30 p.m., McDonald’s Corners Agricultural Hall, 194 Cameron Rd., McDonald’s Corners

Additional dates will be added, including open houses in the western part of the watershed and in Constance Bay.

The MVCA has included a new section on its website to assist in understanding the steps and process associated with permit requirements. Visit