Demolition: Former Cayuga Administration Building & Museum (July – November 2021)

Haldimand County Facilities Capital & Asset Management staff wish to advise local residents that demolition of the former Haldimand County Administration and Museum & Archives buildings is currently scheduled to begin at 45 Munsee Street in Cayuga on or around July 19, 2021. This work is expected to be completed by the end of November 2021.

Background: In February 2016, Haldimand County Council approved recommendations to proceed with the development of a centralized, consolidated municipal service delivery model, involving the construction of a new administration building and development of community hubs (based out of libraries) as municipal service access points. The centralized service model was selected after thorough evaluation and community consultation, which determined it as the best option for a growing, thriving Haldimand. Background information on the Haldimand County Administrative Accommodation Review process provides the decision-making rationale as it relates to the former Cayuga Administration Building.  The Haldimand County Museum & Archives was co-located with the new Cayuga Library in 2019 becoming the Cayuga Library + Heritage Centre.  Both the former administration and museum buildings are redundant to County operations and are no longer required. The intent is to repurpose the land as parkland. Additional details, including the public consultation process that has been undertaken to-date, can be found in report CDP-01-2021 Cayuga Parks Consultation Final Report.

During the demolition, parking areas around the buildings will be closed to the public. Traffic and signage controls will be in place for everyone’s safety. The walking trails through the property will remain open to the community, except when the closing of the trails is required to facilitate the demolition work.

While this demolition may cause temporary inconvenience to residents and business owners, we thank you for your patience. The goal of all projects is to enhance neighbourhoods and communities. Haldimand County is committed to minimizing disruption by communicating construction information in a timely manner and responding to resident needs and concerns. If you have questions or concerns regarding this project, please contact Ashley Schaeffer, Project Manager at aschaeffer@haldimandcounty.on.ca or call 905-318-5932 ext. 6505.

Notice of Construction: Cast Iron Watermain Reconstruction – Caledonia (May – August 2021)

Engineering Services wishes to advise you that construction is scheduled to commence on this project in May in Caledonia. It is anticipated that work will be completed by the end of August. Streets will remain open daily during this project for local traffic only however access may be slow due to construction activities.

The work will involve replacing watermains along Queen Avenue, Blair Street, Park Lane and Cameron Street as noted above and then completing surface repairs including replacing existing substandard sidewalks and re-paving the roadway. There may be temporary water disruptions however the County will provide notice to affected residents in advance of any planned shut off.

Residents will have access to their driveways during the project however access may be restricted temporarily to complete certain components of the construction such as concrete sidewalk, curb work and driveway apron restoration. Advanced notice will be provided to any residents affected by these driveway access disruptions so that alternate parking and access can be arranged.

Staff understand that construction may cause temporary headaches to residents and business owners and ask that all affected individuals remain patient. The end goal of all construction work is to enhance our neighbourhoods and communities and the County is committed to minimizing disruption by communicating construction information in a timely manner and responding to resident needs/concerns. Anyone with questions or concerns regarding construction projects may contact engineering@haldimandcounty.on.ca or call 905-318-5932 ext. 6404.

Garbage/Recycling pickup: Please continue to place your garbage and recycling out on your usual day in the usual location during construction. However please ensure that all items are placed curbside no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of your regularly scheduled pickup.

Construction-related information, including major project status updates and detour routes, can be found at HaldimandCounty.ca/construction. The County will post major project-related updates here as they happen, so please check the website often for updates. Residents with concerns or questions about work occurring near their home or business are encouraged to bookmark this web page and follow the County’s Facebook & twitter accounts to stay informed.

Federal Gas Tax Fund infrastructure improvements on Canal Rd, Downey Rd & Moote Roote expected to be complete by October 2021

The federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) is a permanent source of funding provided up front, twice-a-year, to provinces and territories, who in turn flow this funding to their municipalities to support local infrastructure priorities. Municipalities can pool, bank and borrow against this funding, providing significant financial flexibility.

The federal Gas Tax Fund delivers over $2 billion every year to 3600 communities across the country. In recent years the funding has supported approximately 4000 projects each year.

Thanks to the GTF, three community infrastructure projects are fully funded and expected to be complete by October 2021. These projects include:

1) Canal Road – Mumby to North Shore – $100,000
– Asphalt resurfacing and drainage improvements
– New line painting and traffic signage

2) Downey Road – Rymer to End – $280,000
     – Asphalt resurfacing and drainage improvements
– New entrance culverts
– New line painting and traffic signage

3) Moote Road – HC Road 63 to Stringer – $475,000
– Asphalt resurfacing and drainage improvements
– Road stabilization
– New line painting and traffic signage

More information about the federal Gas Tax Fund is available at www.infrastructure.gc.ca.

Notice of Granular Road Conversion Project: April – October 2021

Haldimand County, Engineering Services Division wishes to inform you that the Granular Road Conversion project is scheduled to commence shortly and be completed by October 31, 2021 weather permitting. Roads scheduled to be converted are shown on the attached map highlighted in red.

Residents can expect temporary road closures during this project, however, access to your property will be maintained at all times. If any driveway restrictions are anticipated, the contractor will contact individual home owners in advance to discuss a temporary solution.

Haldimand County is committed to the success of this project and would like to thank you for your patience.Haldimand County Map showing locations of project

The work will involve:

  • Placement of Granular Material on the road
  • Placement of CRM Material on the road
  • Placement of Single Surface Treatment (Tar and Chip), or Asphalt
  • Replacement of required road signs and adjustments of required mailboxes

The contractor working on the project is Norjohn Contracting and Pavement Ltd.
If you have any questions, please contact either:

Sue Flaherty
Administrative Coordinator
Engineering and Capital Works
(905)318-5932 ext 6404
Norjohn Contracting
(905)371-0809

 

Notice of Construction: Caledonia Urban Paving (May – August 2021)

Engineering Services wishes to advise you that construction is scheduled to commence on this project the week of May 10, 2021. The map below provides the roads that will included with the work. It is anticipated that work will be completed by the end of August 2021. All streets will remain open daily during this project for local traffic only, however access may be slow due to construction activities.

The work will involve replacing curbs, sidewalks, driveway aprons and resurfacing of the road. Residents will have access to their driveways during all phases of the project however access may be restricted temporarily to complete certain components of the construction such as concrete sidewalk, curb work and driveway apron restoration. Advanced notice will be provided to any residents affected by these driveway access disruptions so that alternate parking and access can be arranged.

Staff understand that construction may cause temporary headaches to residents and business owners and ask that all affected individuals remain patient. The end goal of all construction work is to enhance our neighbourhoods and communities, and the County is committed to minimizing disruption by communicating construction information in a timely manner and responding to resident needs/concerns. Anyone with questions or concerns regarding construction projects may contact engineering@haldimandcounty.on.ca or call 905-318-5932 ext. 6404.

Garbage/Recycling pickup: Please continue to place your garbage and recycling out on your usual day, in the usual location during construction. Please mark your address on your receptacles to ensure that if they need to be relocated for pickup that they can be returned to the correct address. Please ensure that all items are placed curbside no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of your regularly scheduled pickup.

Construction-related information, including major project status updates and detour routes, can be found at HaldimandCounty.ca/construction. The County will post major project-related updates here as they happen, so please check the website often for updates. Residents with concerns or questions about work occurring near their home or business are encouraged to bookmark this web page and follow the County’s Facebook & twitter accounts to stay informed.

For more information, please contact:
Lloyd Rollinson
Project Manager, Municipal Infrastructure
lrollinson@haldimandcounty.on.ca
(905)318-5932 ext. 6406

Notice of Construction: Broad Street East – Oak Street to Inman/Logan (April – May 2021)

Engineering Services wishes to advise you that construction is scheduled to recommence on this project the week of April 12th 2021. It is anticipated that work will be completed by the end of May. Work will be starting at Oak and working it’s way east over the next few weeks. Streets will remain open daily during this project, however access may be slow due to construction activities.

The work will involve repairing sidewalks, curbs and select driveway aprons as well as manhole/valve adjustments and restoration along Broad Street East.

Driveway access may be restricted temporarily to complete certain components of the construction such as concrete sidewalk, curb work and driveway apron restoration. The County or Contractor will endeavor to provide advanced notice to any residents affected by these driveway access disruptions so that alternate parking and access can be arranged.

Staff understand that construction may cause temporary headaches to residents and business owners and ask that all affected individuals remain patient. The end goal of all construction work is to enhance our neighbourhoods and communities and the County is committed to minimizing disruption by communicating construction information in a timely manner and responding to resident needs/concerns. Anyone with questions or concerns regarding construction projects may contact engineering@haldimandcounty.on.ca or call 905-318-5932 ext. 6404.

Garbage/Recycling pickup: Please continue to place your garbage and recycling out on your usual day, in the usual location during construction. Please ensure that all items are placed curbside no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of your regularly scheduled pickup.

Construction-related information, including major project status updates and detour routes, can be found at HaldimandCounty.ca/construction. The County will post major project-related updates here as they happen, so please check the website often for updates. Residents with concerns or questions about work occurring near their home or business are encouraged to bookmark this web page and follow the County’s Facebook & twitter accounts to stay informed.

Notice of Construction: Argyle Street North from Domtar Road to Grand Trunk Lane (April 2021 – Summer 2021)

The Project: Empire Communities is upgrading the existing sewer system on Argyle Street North between Domtar Road to Grand Trunk Lane as part of the future Caledonia Gateway and Georgia Pacific developments.

Work Hours: The project will begin in April of 2021 and is expected to last into the Summer.  Work hours will generally be from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday, with occasional work after hours and on weekends.

Traffic Management: Construction will mainly be performed within the Argyle Street North north-bound lane. Traffic will be limited to one-lane in each direction for the duration of the project. The exception will be during the final stages of the underground work, at the south side of the rail tracks, where Argyle Street will be required to be limited to one lane of traffic. Efforts will be made to manage traffic for the safety of workers, road users and residents. Road users should expect delays.

Driveway Access: The contractor will notify you 24 hours in advance of any temporary restrictions to your driveway access. If your property has two entrances, one entrance will be kept open at all times.

Restoration: The construction work area will be restored to its initial condition with sod and/or asphalt . Interlocking bricks, flagstone on a granular base, or other similar features that are removed from public and private property during construction will be replaced. Lawn seeding and/or laying of sod will be completed during ideal growing seasons only.

You may experience dust, noise and other inconveniences. The contractor and the County will make efforts to reduce the impacts. We appreciate your patience.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 AND CONSTRUCTION WORK

During construction, the contractor is responsible for the Health & Safety on site under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and is expected to implement COVID-19 mitigation practices. For more information on the County’s response to COVID-19 please visit https://www.haldimandcounty.ca.

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

If you have questions about the upcoming work, please contact:

Contract Administrator, Dan Dickinson of WSP (647) 537-5177

Email:

Daniel.Dickinson@wsp.com

Haldimand County’s Project Manager Lloyd Rollinson(905) 318-5932 ext. 6406

Email: lrollinson@haldimandcounty.on.ca

 

Notice of Construction: Jarvis to Townsend Sanitary Forcemain (Jan – Aug)

Construction is planned for the Jarvis to Townsend Sanitary Forcemain in Jarvis and Townsend. The work will involve installation of a sanitary forcemain pipe by low impact, underground directional drilling construction.

Work will continue from January until August 2021, weather permitting. Construction will commence in the rural road allowances, Concession 7 Walpole and Townline Road during the cold weather and move into Jarvis, Talbot Street W. in April.  View the construction area map.

The end goal of this construction work is to utilize existing wastewater storage capacity in Townsend.  The County is committed to minimizing disruption by communicating construction information in a timely manner and responding to resident needs/concerns.

For more information about this project, please contact Engineering Services.

Official Plan Update – Facilitated Community Workshop #1 – March 25

Official Plan Update – Facilitated Workshop # 1

March 25, 2020
6:00 to 9:00 pm (registration 6:00-6:30 pm)
Cayuga Arena – McSorley Family Hall (2nd Floor)
55 Thorburn Street, Cayuga

A roundtable forum is being held as part of the Official Plan Review. The session will be a facilitated workshop that will focus on:

  • Key trends impacting Haldimand County;
  • Your aspirations for the County; and
  • Two themes: Economy and Growth Management.

This is the first of two workshops in the Official Plan Update review. Facilitated Workshop # 2 will be held in the Fall of 2020 and will focus on the other policy themes, including Environment; Community Building; Leisure, Culture and Heritage; and Health and Social Services.

The Haldimand County Official Plan contains goals, objectives and policies that manage and direct physical change and its effects on the social, economic and natural environment of the County. It guides the installation of public infrastructure and the County’s zoning bylaws that development approvals must conform to.

To help us prepare for the Workshop, please contact Christina Botas – Haldimand County Planning Department at 905-318-5932 ext. 6209 or email: cbotas@haldimandcounty.on.ca to pre-register for the event.

All are welcome! Have your say in shaping Haldimand’s future. Your ideas and insights are important.

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