The Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan is a municipality with a strong commitment to fostering healthy change and growth. In an effort to promote the health, safety and well-being of its residents, the Township will strive to preserve and enhance the environmental integrity of the land, water and air, while balancing the economic needs of the Township as a whole.
Agriculture has long been a predominant land use in the Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan. Farming practices are, however, changing. By promoting sound farming practices and acceptable standards, the Township will continue to encourage the growth of a strong agricultural community.
With its location on Rice Lake and the Otonabee River, together with its unique blend of century farms, historical and cultural landmarks, environmental features and rural lifestyle, the Township recognizes the potential for growth in businesses and services catering to the touring public. In this regard, the Township will continue to seek and promote opportunities for the expansion of the tourism industry within the Township and adjacent areas.
Commercial and industrial growth is an important aspect of the future of the Township. An economically sound and environmentally friendly community will help to promote the continued viability of the Township.