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High Lake Erie Level Flood Watch

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.

Residents can look up their property using the Flood Zone Mapping Tool at  www.haldimandcounty.ca/floods to see if they may be affected.

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.

Updates will be shared as they become available at www.haldimandcounty.ca and via the county’s Facebook and Twitter.

This message is in effect until Thursday, December 01 at 8 a.m. 

Bridge Closure: Sunnibank Park Bridge (Old River Rd.)

Please be advised that the bridge located on Old River Road (near Sunnibank Park off of Haldimand Road 17) will be closed until further notice due to structural issues requiring remediation.

Further evaluation of the bridge structure will be conducted to determine a recommended course of action. A detour route will be established for local traffic.

For more information, please contact Engineering Services at engineering@haldimandcounty.on.ca or 905-318-5932.

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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Road Closure: Main St. W. at Dunnville Water Treatment Plant

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.Detour Map

Trail Closure: Section of Patterson Walkway Trail on Forfar Street East – Nov 14 to Spring, 2023

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).

Anyone with questions or concerns regarding construction projects may contact engineering@haldimandcounty.on.ca or call 905-318-5932 ext. 6404.

Patterson Trail Closure detour route

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

Applications now being accepted for boards and committees of Council (Nov 30 deadline)

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
  • Heritage Haldimand
  • 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.