A Flood Watch has been issued for residents in Zone 1 along the Lake Erie shoreline, Port Maitland & areas downstream of the Dunnville Dam.
The current Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) surge model forecast for the eastern end of Lake Erie is indicating a rise in lake levels of 1.75 metres (5.8 feet) with the possibility of waves increasing the lake level.
Peak level is forecast to occur around 1:00pm on Wednesday, November 30 2022. Uncertainty remains in the height of the Lake Erie surge based on current forecast models.
Members of the public are urged to use caution and stay away from Lake Erie shoreline areas experiencing strong wave action and elevated water levels. Parents are reminded to keep children and pets away from these areas. Keeping a close watch on local weather conditions is recommended.
Information related to lakeshore flooding hazards and preparedness – as well as 72-hour emergency kit preparation – is also available on the county website.
Haldimand County Emergency Services will be actively monitoring conditions and prepared to respond as necessary. Residents should pay close attention to changing weather conditions and watch for updated flood messages.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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.
Please be advised that Main Street West in Dunnville is closed between Cedar Street and Queen Street to accommodate work on the Dunnville Water Treatment Plant. Traffic delays and increased volumes on surrounding roads can be expected, please plan an alternate route.
At this time the closure length is unknown. Staff are prioritizing getting the road re-opened and will do so as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.
A section of the Patterson Walkway Trail on Forfar Street East (shown below in red) will be closed to the public starting on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. This closure is to allow for the replacement of the Nairne Street Sanitary Forcemain. It is anticipated that the work will be completed in the Spring of 2023. A temporary access trail will be provided on the south side of Forfar Street East to allow for continued pedestrian foot-traffic access through the affected area (shown below in green).
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.
Haldimand County is currently accepting applications for citizen representation on numerous boards and committees of Council. Recruitment for boards and committees is held every 4 years with the commencement of a new term of Council.
The role of board and committee members is to provide Council and staff with input on a wide variety of issues. Becoming a member offers residents a unique chance to volunteer their skills and share ideas for the betterment of the community.
Applications from all residents with diverse backgrounds and skill sets are welcome. In total, new members are being sought for 11 boards and committees. These include:
Accessibility Advisory Committee
Agricultural Advisory Committee
Business Development & Planning Advisory Committee
Committee of Adjustment
Haldimand County Public Library Board
Haldimand Museums Advisory Board
Police Services Board
Seniors Advisory Committee
Trails Advisory Committee
Youth Advisory Committee
The number of positions available on each board and committee varies.
Further information about Haldimand’s boards and committees – including terms of reference, member roles, responsibilities and the online application form – are available on the Haldimand County website. Residents are encouraged to review the descriptions for each committee prior to submitting their application.
Following the application closing date of November 30, applications will be reviewed and recommendations will be formally presented to Haldimand Council for its consideration and decision in January 2023.
Residents who wish to learn more or apply for a board/committee position are encouraged to visit the Boards and Committees page on the county website.