Notice of Commencement & Public Information Centre: Jarvis Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for Additional Wastewater Treatment Capacity

Haldimand County has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to determine the preferred wastewater treatment alternative to meet anticipated growth in Jarvis.

How Will This Affect Me?

Wastewater in Jarvis is currently conveyed to the Jarvis wastewater treatment lagoons which are owned and operated by the County. Based on current estimates of the average wastewater flows the lagoon system is currently operating near its capacity. To address this issue, this study has evaluated the community’s 20-year wastewater treatment infrastructure needs and has identified a preferred wastewater treatment solution.

The preliminary preferred alternative identifed by this study is to construct a new forcemain to pump surplus wastewater from Jarivs to the larger Townsend lagoons for treatment.

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.

A Public Open House is being held to gather input from stakeholders to review the future upgrades that are being considered as part of this proposed project. All those interested in the project are invited to attend the Public Open House on:

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: Jarvis Library

Address: 2 Monson St., Jarvis, ON

 Project information will also be available to the public at the municipal office and on the County’s website. If you have any questions regarding the study please contact one of the people listed below. We welcome your feedback.

Michael Troop, P.Eng.Phil Wilson
Manager, Senior Environmental Engineer

J.L. Richards & Associates Limited

107-450 Speedvale Ave W

Guelph, ON N1H 7Y6

Phone: 519-763-0713 ext. 6522

Manager, Water & Wastewater Engineering

Haldimand County, Caledonia Satellite Office

282 Argyle St. S

Caledonia, ON  N3W 1K7

Phone: 905-318-5932 Ext. 6431

This study is being conducted 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. This notice originally issued March 19, 2019.

Public Open House: Water & Wastewater Annual Servicing Allocation Review – March 26

A Water and Wastewater Annual Servicing Allocation Review report is currently being prepared for the March 26, 2019 Council in Committee meeting. The purpose of the report is to:

  • Implement the County’s Servicing Allocation Policy and By-law;
  • Provide an update about the status of servicing capacity at various water and waste water treatment plants;
  • Outline the impact of allocation recommendations relative to current policies to retain capacity for infill and contingency planning in the Haldimand County water and waste water treatment plants;
  • Recommend servicing allocation consistent with the approved scoring system to provide current developments with the opportunity to proceed within a defined timeline; and
  • Provide extensions to development projects that previously received servicing allocation where recommended.

A public open house has been scheduled in advance of the Council in Committee Meeting and is open to developers and the public. Members of the Planning and Development Division will be on hand to discuss the 2018 servicing allocation report and answer any questions.

Public Open House – Water & Wastewater Annual Servicing Allocation Review 
Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 5p.m. to 7p.m.
Central Administration Building – Lower Large Committee Room
45 Munsee St. N, Cayuga, ON

The Water & Wastewater Servicing Allocation report (PDD-09-2019) will be posted on the County website on Friday, March 22. If you have questions regarding the report or review, please contact Peter Minkiewicz – Supervisor, Development Services at 905-318-5932 ext 6208.



Development Charges Study Open House – March 21, 2019

Haldimand County, through its consultant, Watson & Associates Economist Ltd., is in the process of reviewing/updating its Development Charges By-law and applicable rates. The review is being undertaken to update the County’s current Development charges by-law and applicable rates which are set to expire May 20, 2019.  Local developers and consultants are encouraged to stay informed on the rate-setting process and provide their input.

Haldimand County is hosting  an open house to present background information and obtain feedback from local developers and consultants in regards to the Development Charges Study. The meeting will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2019, 1:00 pm -4:30 pm  in Council Chambers, Upper Floor, at the Cayuga Administration Building, 45 Munsee St. N. For more information please contact



Argyle St. Bridge replacement project update (MTO)

The Ministry of Transportation is moving forward with the engineering and design work to support the Argyle Street Bridge replacement project. The Argyle Street Bridge is located over the Grand River in Caledonia.

While engineering and design work are underway, the ministry continues to monitor the bridge’s condition with visual inspections, sensors and a maintenance camera.

Load Posting Reduction

In January 2019, signs were installed to advise that the load restriction on the bridge had been reduced to 8 tonnes. Trucks are no longer permitted on the bridge and a signed truck route has been established using Highway 6.

Traffic Signal Installation

Given the newly-implemented lower load restriction, the MTO recently installed signals on either end of the bridge to limit traffic when emergency vehicles need to cross. The signals are now active and operating. The signals will remain green until pre-empted by Haldimand County Emergency Services to allow for emergency vehicles to cross the bridge.

Road & Sidewalk Closures

To support signal operation, Forfar Street East has been closed to westbound traffic (traffic exiting Forfar St. onto Argyle). The traffic signals and the one-way Forfar Street closure are expected to be in place until the bridge replacement is completed.

In March, the MTO will begin interim work on the northerly spans of the bridge. The remedial work will mostly occur at night to avoid traffic delays, however, the west side (upstream) sidewalk must be fully closed to the public. This stage is expected to take 6 weeks, at which time the west side sidewalk will reopen.

Upcoming Repair Work

Additional repairs will be made to the bridge this year to ensure the bridge remains safe and reliable for use by the travelling public, pedestrians and emergency responders.

Updates will be posted as they are provided by the MTO. Please contact Engineering Services if you require additional information.

Notice & public meeting: zoning by-law amendments for cannabis production facilities

Haldimand County is initiating a general amendment to all three zoning by-laws (City of Nanticoke Zoning By-laws NE-1-2000, Town of Haldimand Zoning By-law 1-H-86, and Town of Dunnville Zoning By-law 1-DU-80) to incorporate zoning provisions for cannabis production facilities. The provisions will seek to establish clarity surrounding the use and controls specifically intended to address land use compatibility.

At the December 11, 2018 Council in Committee meeting, staff presented Council with an information report regarding Cannabis Production Facilities and preliminary zoning provisions for Cannabis Production Facilities. The draft zoning provisions will be brought back to Council for consideration on March 26, 2019.

Public Meeting – March 26, 2019
All members of the public who wish to provide feedback on the draft regulations for Cannabis Production Facilities may appear before Council on:

March 26, 2019 – Council in Committee
9:30am (please note that public meeting time will depend on where the matter is scheduled on the agenda)
Cayuga Administration Building (Council Chambers)
45 Munsee St. N, Cayuga ON N01 1E0

Anyone who wishes to speak will be allotted 10 minutes. Registering as a speaker/delegate with the Municipal Clerk is not required.

Contact Information

For more information about the draft Cannabis Production Facilities zoning regulations or to provide written input for consideration in the review and finalization of the draft regulations, please contact:

Meagan Ferris

Free public skates offered at all arenas during March Break

Free public skates are offered at all 4 arenas this March Break! No registration is required for public skates, however, participants are encouraged to review the public skate guidelines.

                                 March Break 2019: Free Public Skate Schedule

Haldimand County Caledonia Centre (HCCC)Cayuga Memorial ArenaDunnville Memorial ArenaHagersville Arena
Monday1:30 – 3:30pm9:00 – 11:00am1:30 – 3:30pm1:30 – 3:30pm
Tuesday1:00 – 3:00pm9:00 – 11:00am1:00 – 3:00pm9:00 – 11:00am
Wednesday9:00 – 11:00am1:00 – 3:00pm9:00 – 11:00am1:00 – 3:00pm
Thursday1:00 – 3:00pm9:00 – 11:00am1:30 – 3:30pm9:00 – 11:00am
Friday1:00 – 3:00pm1:00 – 3:00pm9:00 – 11:00amN/A