The Mazinaw Property Owners Association (MPOA)is an association of individuals formed to maintain and improve the quality of life and environment of the Mazinaw Lake community.” We are comprised of members from property owners on Mazinaw Lake and Mackavoy Lake and that portion of the Mississippi River that joins the two.
"The purpose of the MPOA is to unite property owners for the purpose of dealing with members, governments, organizations and agencies relative to the quality of life and environment of the community.” (MPOA By Laws)
The MPOA is a member of the province wide cottagers associations: FOCA the ‘Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations’ www.foca.on.ca
Over the past many years the MPOA have kept their members informed on such things as tax implications due to increasing OPP costs, possible closing of EMS sites, possibility of Wind Turbines, and how to have your voice heard. As well, the MPOA have launched initiatives such as the addition of the Tappings Landing public access dock and the MPOA directory; and have provided you with an Emergency Preparedness document for water access cottagers.
- The quality of our lake, and our experiences on the lake are paramount to what we do. We represent all cottagers by being a 'collective voice' to ensure the right things happen. Members receive emails on important events that might impact them such as Township Covid updates, fire bans, water levels, etc.
- The MPOA Lake Directory is treasured by, and only available to, members. The directory lists cottage information and contains maps of the lake. Members have used the information in the directory to alert absent owners of issues on their property.
- Both the Web Site and the Facebook Page are available to post Buy & Sell plus Lost & Found items (lake related) at no cost to you. More detail on what can be posted is available on each site.
- The Spring Newsletter is packed with information that you will find yourself referring to throughout the season with information that you will find yourself referring to throughout the season.
- There is an AGM (Annual General Meeting) held in the spring where you can meet your board, learn about what they are doing on your behalf, and have your say.
In addition FOCA sends out from time to time newsletters which address current issues for cottage owners/ lake front owners. To sample some of the latest FOCA ‘elerts’ or to sign up: http://www.foca.on.ca/foca-elerts
The first meeting of the MPOA occurred in 1984. The document below is curstesy of James Rippington.