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Notice of Commencement: Caledonia Wastewater Treatment Plant Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

Haldimand County is undertaking a Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to determine the preferred wastewater treatment alternative to increase wastewater treatment capacity for Caledonia.

STUDY BACKGROUND:

In December 2020, a Draft Wastewater Master Servicing Plan (MSP) Update was undertaken which updated the wastewater servicing components of the 2006 Caledonia MSP. The Draft MSP Update reflected updated land use and growth forecasts in the study area. As part of the MSP Update, near-term and future wastewater treatment needs were identified and wastewater treatment alternatives were evaluated to address projected treatment capacity constraints.

CURRENT STATUS:

In early 2022, Empire Communities proposed developing a new community at the Lake Erie Industrial Park (LEIP) in Nanticoke, ON, which includes a new proposed LEIP Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). As part of this Class EA process, the evaluation of treatment servicing alternatives from the MSP Update is being revisited to re-confirm the preferred wastewater treatment alternative, including adding a new alternative to pump wastewater flows from Caledonia to Nanticoke for treatment at the proposed LEIP WWTP. The goal of the updated evaluation is to re-evaluate treatment alternatives based on updated growth projections in Caledonia and evaluate the new alternative under the Municipal Class EA process.

THE PROCESS:

This study is being completed as a Schedule C Municipal Class EA. Public, agency and rightsholders consultation is a key element of the process and input will be sought throughout
the Class EA process. Based on the previously completed work, the next step in the Class EA process is re-evaluating and selecting the preferred wastewater treatment alternative. As part
of the Class EA, studies of the area archeology, cultural heritage, and ecology will be undertaken to assist with evaluating alternative design concepts for the preferred alternative.

HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?

A mailing list for notification of study status and opportunities for public input is being compiled. If you wish to add your contact information to the study mailing list, or if you have any questions regarding the study, please contact one of the people listed below. Project information will also be available to the public on the County’s website
on the “Caledonia Wastewater Treatment Plant Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment” page (opens in web browser).

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Jane Wilson, P.Eng.
Senior Environmental Engineer
J.L. Richards & Associates Limited
107-450 Speedvale Ave W
Guelph, ON N1H 7Y6
Phone: 226-780-7487
Email: jwilson@jlrichards.ca

Philip Wilson, C.E.T., PMP
Manager – Water and Wastewater Engineering
Haldimand County Administration Building
53 Thorburn St. S.
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0
Phone: 905-318-5932 Ext. 6431
Email: pwilson@haldimandcounty.on.ca

Haldimand County is conducting this study according to the requirements of Phases 1 to 4 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment which is an approved process under the Environmental Assessment Act.

Haldimand County will collect information in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Except for personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. If you have any accessibility requirements to participate in this project, please contact a Project Team member listed above.

 

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Playground replacements scheduled for three County parks – Oct 31, 2022 to January, 2023

Playground equipment at three County parks is scheduled for replacement:

  • Springvale Park, 2644 Haldimand Rd. 55, Springvale
  • Williamson Woods Park, 306 Orkney St. W., Caledonia
  • Townsend Park, 33 Forest Park Dr., Townsend

In order to accommodate the demolition and removal of the existing equipment and installation of the new playground, the playground area will be closed to the public beginning on October 31 (weather permitting). The new equipment should be installed and ready for use by January 2023 (weather permitting).

The County understands that this work may cause temporary inconvenience to residents and ask that all affected individuals remain patient.

Anyone with questions or concerns regarding the construction projects may contact jignaszak@haldimandcounty.on.ca or call 905-318-5932 ext. 6518.

Springvale Park

Springvale Park

Williamson Woods Park

Williamson Woods Park

Townsend Park

Townsend Park