Alexander Drive and Neighbourhood Area Sanitary Drainage Improvements 

If you want to receive updates about this study, or if you have any questions, please contact:

Mr. Matthew Welsh
Engineering Services
City of Brantford
City Hall – 100 Wellington Square
Brantford, Ontario N3T 2M3
Tel: 519-759-1350 ext. 2298
Fax: 519-754-0724
Email: mwelsh@brantford.ca

OR

Mr. Chad Stephen, P.Eng
Consultant Project Manager
GENIVAR Inc
600 Cochrane Drive, 5th Floor
Markham, Ontario L3R 5K3
Tel: 905-475-7270 ext. 18226
Fax: 905-475-5994
Email: chad.stephen@genivar.com

NOTICE OF STUDY COMPLETION
The Study

Map of Alexander Drive Sanitary Drainage Improvements

The City of Brantford has completed a Schedule B Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for improvements to the sanitary drainage system in the residential subdivision between Grand River Avenue and Webster Street. The area encompasses Alexander Drive, Sunset Avenue, Watson Avenue, and Frank Street. The need and justification for improvements to this area was established at Alexander Drive – Public Information Session (October 2012).

Key Elements of the Recommended Design

The study has identified and evaluated five (5) alternatives for sanitary drainage improvements to Alexander Drive. The preferred alternative involves construction of a submersible pumping station in Westdale Park and re-grading the sanitary sewers on Alexander Drive.

The Process

The Class EA Study has been conducted in accordance with the Schedule B requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) process (October 2000, as amended in 2007 and 2011). The Project File report, documenting Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class EA process for this Study has been prepared and is available for a 30 day public review and comment period from January 9, 2014 to February 10, 2014 at the following locations:

Engineering Services

Brantford City Hall, 100 Wellington Square, P.O. Box 818, Brantford, ON N3T 2M3
Phone: 519-759-1350
Mon. to Fri.-8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday – closed

Brantford Public Library

Main Library, 173 Colborne St., Brantford, ON N3T 2G8
Phone: 519-756-2220
Hours: Mon. to Thurs.-9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Friday-9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Saturday-1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday- 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

St. Paul Avenue Branch Library, 441 St. Paul Avenue Brantford, ON
Phone: 519-753-2179 
Hours: Tues. to Thurs.-9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday and Monday - closed

Public Comment Invited

Comments regarding the Project File Report must be provided in writing to the City of Brantford or the Consulting Engineer, GENIVAR Inc., by February 10, 2014. If concerns regarding this project cannot be resolved in discussion with City of Brantford staff, a person or party may request that the Minister of the Environment make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act, which addresses individual environmental assessments. This request (referred to as Part II Order) must be received within the above 30 calendar day review period by the Minister, at Minister of the Environment, 77 Wellesley St. West., 11th Floor, Ferguson Block, Toronto, ON M7A 2T5.

A copy of the request must also be sent to the General Manager, Public Works Commission, City of Brantford. If no request is received by February 10, 2014, 4:30 p.m., the City of Brantford may proceed with detailed design and construction.

Public Consultation

The second Public Information Meeting (Centre) was held on Monday, November 25. The City presented the evaluation of the alternatives and discussed the preferred solution. Click to view the presentation from the meeting (opens in a new browser window). This document is in Adobe PDF format and will require the Adobe PDF Reader Plugin.

The first public meeting (known as a Public Information Centre or PIC) was held on September 17, 2013 and provided an overview of existing conditions along with the planning alternatives being considered. Click to view the presentation from the meeting (opens in a new browser window). This document is in Adobe PDF format and will require the Adobe PDF Reader Plugin.

Background

The City of Brantford has started a study, called a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA), about improvements to the sanitary drainage system in the residential subdivision between Grand River Avenue and Webster Street. The area encompasses Alexander Drive, Sunset Avenue, Watson Avenue, and Frank Street. The need and justification for improvements to this area was established at the Alexander Drive – Public Information Session  held in October 2012. GENIVAR Inc. has been retained by the City to complete the study. The study will identify and evaluate a variety of alternatives to improve sanitary sewer drainage in the study area.

The Process

The study is being conducted in compliance with Schedule ‘B’ requirements of the Municipal Engineers Association "Municipal Class Environmental Assessment," (October 2000, as amended 2007 & 2011) as approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. A key component of the study will be consultation with interested stakeholders (public, landowners and agencies). One Public Information Centres (PICs) has been held and another one will be scheduled to provide interested parties with an opportunity to review and discuss issues related to the project.

Upon completion of the study, a Project File Report will be prepared and tabled for public review and comment. The document will detail the planning process and provide the recommended alternative. A Notice of Completion will be issued at that stage.

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