Notice of Public Information Centre #1: Haldimand County Official Plan Update

Public Information Centre #1 – Official Plan Update Phase 1 – Growth Strategy

A Public Information Centre (PIC) is being held as part of the Official Plan Review Project. The PIC will follow an open house format and provide residents with an opportunity to learn about and comment on growth plans for their community. Informational display panels providing growth-related information and mapping for each of the County’s six urban areas will be available for viewing and discussion.  Planning staff and the project consultant will be present to answer questions and offer additional information regarding the Official Plan Update project.

The primary focus of the February 5 PIC is to address items in Phase 1 of the Official Plan Update project. An online survey is also available if residents cannot attend PIC #1 and wish to provide preliminary comments. Additional PICs and community engagement opportunities will be announced as the project progresses.

The objectives of Phase 1 include:

  • Prepare growth strategies for each of the County’s six urban areas: Caledonia, Cayuga, Dunnville, Hagersville, Jarvis, and Townsend.
  • Extension possibilities for the water servicing corridor from the Nanticoke Water Treatment plant to serve Caledonia and Cayuga.

Public Information Centre # 1 Details:

Date:  February 5, 2020

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Haldimand County Caledonia Centre (HCCC) – Remax Room

Contact Information

For more information about the Official Plan Update or to provide a specific comment, please contact either of the following:

Shannon VanDalen, MCIP, RPP

905-318-5932, ext. 6339

svandalen@haldimandcounty.on.ca

Manager of Planning

Haldimand County

1 Main Street South

Hagersville ON  N0A 1H0

OR

Matt Reniers, RPP

519-717-3639

mattrenplan@gmail.com

Project Manager

Matt Reniers & Associates

16 Steed Court

Brantford, ON  N3S 0B7

Notice of Public Information Centre 2: Long Point Region Conservation Authority Floodplain Mapping & Risk Assessment

Long Point Region Conservation Authority’s (LPRCA) project to update riverine floodplain mapping in flood-vulnerable communities within its watershed is approaching completion.

Accurate and up-to-date floodplain mapping is required to support land use planning and permitting decisions, flood related emergency response, and mitigation planning in at-risk communities. Current floodplain mapping within the study area was prepared in the late 1970s and early 1980s. This project will also update municipal risk assessment information for riverine flooding, inventorying at-risk infrastructure and estimating damage potential. This project is on track to be completed in early 2020.

An initial round of Public Information Centres (PIC1) to share project information and receive public feedback were held on November 26, 27 and 28, 2019. With the bulk of the project’s technical work now complete, a second set of PICs are scheduled at the following locations:

DateLocationPIC Study Area
Wed., Feb. 19, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Vienna Community Centre,
26 Fulton Street, Vienna
Port Burwell, Vienna
Wed., Feb. 26, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Long Point Region Conservation Authority,
4 Elm Street, Tillsonburg
Tillsonburg, Norwich
Thurs., Feb. 27, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Simcoe Recreation Centre, Norfolk Room,
182 South Drive, Simcoe
Cultus, Gilbertville, Waterford, Simcoe, Port Dover, Jarvis, Garnet

Landowners and members of the public are invited to attend the PICs and contribute their knowledge of local conditions and learn about the findings of the project. The PICs will have an open house format with no formal presentations and will feature draft maps showing updated floodplain information. Staff from LPRCA, Wood Earth and Environmental, and the study area’s associated Municipalities will be available to answer questions relating to the project.

The scope of this project is limited to floodplain mapping in flood-vulnerable communities within the LPRCA watershed. Updates to policies and plans are not included in the scope of this project. Further details on where the floodplain mapping is being completed can be found online at bit.ly/LPRCAfloodplain.

Public consultation requirements for any resulting amendments to the regulated area of Ontario Regulation 178/06 made under the Conservation Authorities Act will be met by the PICs. Comments and input that you provide about this project at the PIC will be maintained on file for use during the study and may be included in study documentation.

If you have questions or specific comments related to this study, please contact either of the following:

Ben Hodi, M.A.Sc.

Project Manager

Long Point Region Conservation Authority

Tel: 519-842-4242 ext. 264

Email: bhodi@lprca.on.ca

Matt Senior, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Consultant Project Manager

Wood, Environment & Infrastructure Solutions
Tel: 905-335-2353 ext. 3080
Email:  matt.senior@woodplc.com


All information collected will be used in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. RSO, 1990, c.F.31. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

Notice Of Completion: Schedule B – Municipal Class Environmental Assessment – Townline Road Bridge

Haldimand County is studying alternative solutions for Townline Road Bridge, which spans Oswego Creek on Haldimand-Dunnville Townline Rd. approximately 85m south of Townline Road East in Haldimand County. The preferred solution is to replace the structure. 

View the Townline Bridge replacement draft drawing.

This project is being planned under ‘Schedule B’ of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment. Subject to comments received as a result of this Notice, and the receipt of necessary approvals, Haldimand County intends to proceed with the design and construction of this project.

A copy of the Project File is available for public viewing online on the County website, on www.gdvallee.ca, and at Haldimand County’s Cayuga & Caledonia administration offices.

View the project file here. 

Interested persons should provide written comment on the project to the Project Team within 30 calendar days from the date of this Notice.

Contact:
Lloyd Rollinson
Project Manager, Municipal Infrastructure – Haldimand County
Phone:  (905) 318-5932 x6406
Email:    lrollinson@haldimandcounty.on.ca

Contact: 
A. Ryan Elliott, P.Eng., BDS
Head of Structural Engineering – G. Douglas Vallee Limited Consulting Engineers & Architect
Phone:  (519) 426-6270
Email:    ryanelliott@gdvallee.ca

If concerns arise regarding this project, which cannot be resolved in discussion with the municipality, a person or party may request that the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks to order a change in the project status and require a higher level of assessment under an individual Environmental Assessment process (referred to as a Part II Order). Reasons must be provided for the request. Requests must be received by the Minister within 30 calendar days of this Notice. A copy of the request must also be sent to the County. If there is no “request” received by January 31, 2020 the County will proceed with design and construction.

Minister, Ministry of the Environment Conservation & Parks
Ferguson Block, 77 Wellesley St.W., 11th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2T5
Minister.mecp@ontario.ca

Director, Environmental Assessment & Permissions
Ministry of the Environment Conservation & Parks
135 St.Clair Ave W., 1st Floor
Toronto, ON M4V 1P5
enviropermissions@ontario.ca

For further information regarding Municipal Class Environmental Assessments and Part II Order Requests:
https://www.ontario.ca/page/class-environmental-assessments-part-ii-order

This Notice issued for publication December 2, 2019.

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