Civic News

Civic News is a special news feature that is published on Thursdays within The Expositor. The section details important information from the City such as public notices, current bids, tenders and proposals. Weekly year-to-date PDF editions of Civic News can be found below. Alternative formats and communication supports are available upon request. 

2022
January 2022

 January 6, 2022

Civic Meetings:

MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2022

  • Estimates Committee commencing at 4:30 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Virtual)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2022

  • Committee of the Whole - Operations commencing at 6:00 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Virtual)

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2022

  • Social Services Committee commencing at 9:00 a.m. (Brantford City Hall - Virtual)
  • Estimates Committee commencing at 4:30 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Virtual)

The above listed meetings are proceeding but are subject to cancellation. Members of the public are encouraged to watch the meeting being webcast live by RogersTV Brantford or the City of Brantford YouTube page.

January 13, 2022

Civic Meetings:

 MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2022

  • Estimates Committee commencing at 4:30 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Virtual)

 TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2022

  • Special City Council - Private and Confidential Items commencing at 2:00 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Virtual)
  • Committee of the Whole - Planning and Administration commencing at 6:00 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Virtual)

 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2022

  • Estimates Committee commencing at 4:30 p.m. (Brantford City Hall -Virtual)

The above listed meetings are proceeding but are subject to cancellation. Members of the public are encouraged to watch the meeting being webcast live by RogersTV Brantford or the City of Brantford YouTube page.

January 20, 2022

Civic Meetings:

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2022

  • Special City Council - Private and Confidential Items commencing at 2:00 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Virtual)
  • City Council meeting commencing at 6:00 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Virtual)

The above listed meetings are proceeding but are subject to cancellation. Members of the public are encouraged to watch the meeting being webcast live by RogersTV Brantford or the City of Brantford YouTube page.

January 27, 2022

Civic Meetings:

MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2022

  • Estimates Committee meeting commencing at 4:30 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Virtual)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2022

  • Committee of the Whole - Operations commencing at 6:00 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Virtual)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2022

  • Estimates Committee meeting commencing at 4:30 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Virtual)

The above listed meetings are proceeding but are subject to cancellation. Members of the public are encouraged to watch the meeting being webcast live by RogersTV Brantford or the City of Brantford YouTube page.

February 2022
February 3, 2022

Public Notice:

Notice of Study Commencement

Pressure District 2/3 Water Storage Tank Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

 

The Study

The City of Brantford has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) study for siting a new water storage tank to service existing and future residents in the City’s Pressure District (PD) 2/3. The need for additional storage in PD 2/3 was identified in the recent City of Brantford Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Master Servicing Plan Update.

The study will evaluate various alternatives for siting a new water storage tank to address the need for additional storage within the distribution system, in addition to associated transmission watermains and modifications to existing pumping stations to meet service area demands.

The Process

The study is being conducted in accordance with Schedule ‘B’ requirements of the Municipal Engineers Association "Municipal Class Environmental Assessment" manual (October 2000, as recently amended in 2015) which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

How to Get Involved

The City would like anyone with an interest in this study to have an opportunity to provide input, which will help the project team in the decision-making process. A Public Information Centre (PIC) will be held in early 2022 to present the issues being addressed and opportunities being considered, study findings, and the evaluation of siting options for the new water storage tank, including the preferred recommended site, and associated infrastructure. Details of the PIC will be advertised prior to the event.  

To stay up to date, visit the project website: brantford.ca/WaterStorageTankEA

If you have any questions or comments regarding this study or wish to be added to the study mailing list, please contact either one of the project team representatives below:

Shahab Shafai, M.Sc., P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
City of Brantford, Environmental Services
Phone: 519-759-4150 Ext. 5745
Email: SShafai@brantford.ca
Semyon Chaymann
Consultant Project Manager
AECOM Canada Ltd.
Phone: 647-524-9314

With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record of the Study. The Study is being conducted according to the requirements of the MCEA, which is a planning process approved under Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Act.

This notice first issued on February 3, 2022.

February 10, 2022

Civic Meetings:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2022

  • Estimates Committee meeting commencing at 4:30 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Hybrid)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2022

  • Estimates Committee meeting commencing at 4:30 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Hybrid)

The above listed meetings are proceeding but are subject to cancellation. Members of the public are encouraged to watch the meeting being webcast live by RogersTV Brantford or the City of Brantford YouTube page

Public Notice:

CITY OF BRANTFORD NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS: 2022 INTERIM TAX BILLS

Instalment 1:  Friday, February 25

Instalment 2:  Wednesday, April 27

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL, PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT: 519-759 4150.(Property owners on Monthly Pre-Authorized Payments do not receive an Interim Bill)

Cheques, post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the Due-Date above.  Late payments received after the Due-Date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 % of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default.  Interest of 1.25% is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

PAYMENTS:

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON  N3T 6L6.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banking representative for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING: Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number. Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account. Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month. Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website – www.brantford.ca .

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, located at 58 Dalhousie Street is open to make payments in person. Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of two years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed/renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession.  Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings. You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details.

 

February 17, 2022

Civic Meetings:

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2022

  • Special City Council commencing at 6:00 p.m. for purposes of adopting the City Budget (Hybrid – Brantford City Hall)

Delegates may register by 9:00 a.m. the day of the meeting to speak regarding the recommended budget. For information on registration please visit brantford.ca/VirtualCouncil or call 519-759-4150.

The above listed meetings are proceeding but are subject to cancellation. Members of the public are encouraged to watch the meeting being webcast live by RogersTV Brantford or the City of Brantford YouTube page

Public Notice:

CITY OF BRANTFORD NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS: 2022 INTERIM TAX BILLS

Instalment 1:  Friday, February 25

Instalment 2:  Wednesday, April 27

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL, PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT: 519-759 4150.(Property owners on Monthly Pre-Authorized Payments do not receive an Interim Bill)

Cheques, post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the Due-Date above.  Late payments received after the Due-Date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 % of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default.  Interest of 1.25% is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

PAYMENTS:

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON  N3T 6L6.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banking representative for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING: Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number. Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account. Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month. Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website – www.brantford.ca .

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, located at 58 Dalhousie Street is open to make payments in person. Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of two years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed/renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession.  Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings. You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details.

February 24, 2022

Public Notice:

CITY OF BRANTFORD NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS: 2022 INTERIM TAX BILLS

Instalment 1:  Friday, February 25

Instalment 2:  Wednesday, April 27

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL, PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT: 519-759 4150.(Property owners on Monthly Pre-Authorized Payments do not receive an Interim Bill)

Cheques, post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the Due-Date above.  Late payments received after the Due-Date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 % of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default.  Interest of 1.25% is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

PAYMENTS:

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON  N3T 6L6.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banking representative for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING: Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number. Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account. Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month. Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website – www.brantford.ca .

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, located at 58 Dalhousie Street is open to make payments in person. Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of two years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed/renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession.  Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings. You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details.

March 2022
March 3, 2022
No civic news
March 10, 2022
No civic news
March 17, 2022
No civic news
March 24, 2022

 Public Meeting:

Notice of Public Information Centre 3

Downtown Streetscaping

Class Environmental Assessment

The Study

The City of Brantford has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for streetscaping the Downtown to improve walkability, accessibility, and underground infrastructure to allow for development, enhance the infrastructure for all transportation modes, and increase pedestrian capacity. The goal of the streetscaping improvements is to create a Downtown that is attractive, vibrant and safe for users and provides the infrastructure needed to accommodate expected growth. Illustrations of the proposed study limits are available below.                                                                                                                                                                                     

The Process

The EA is being undertaken in accordance with the planning and design process for Schedule “C” projects as outlined in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015), which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.  This study will define the problem, identify and evaluate alternative solutions to the problem, evaluate alternative design concepts for the solution, and recommend a preferred design concept after assessing potential environmental impacts and identifying mitigation measures associated with the preferred design.

Public Information Centre

The City is hosting the Public Information Centre (PIC) in person on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at Brantford City Hall, 58 Dalhousie St., Brantford, ON. The PIC will provide information about the EA, findings from the technical studies, key issues from previous PICs, evaluation criteria, and the preferred alternative. The City will expect that those persons attending will comply with any provincial directed COVID-19 protocols or mandates in place at the time of this meeting. For those who are unable to attend in-person, presentation slides will be available for review on the City’s webpage and the Project Team will be accepting questions and comments for a two week period. All content and instructions on how to submit comments will be available on the project webpage, www.LetsTalkBrantford.ca/Downtown.

PIC Schedule
Dates and TimePIC Information Items

Monday, April 4, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

PIC boards posted on project webpage. Question and comment period will be open for two weeks.

Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

In-person PIC takes place at Brantford City Hall at 58 Dalhousie St., Brantford, ON in Council Chambers.

Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

Question and comment period closes.

Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Consolidated list of questions and answers will be posted on project webpage.

This Notice and all future project updates will be posted on www.brantford.ca/NewDowntown. If you have questions or comments regarding the EA or wish to be added to the EA mailing list, please contact either of the project team members:

Gagan Batra                        
City Project Manager
City of Brantford
58 Dalhousie St.
Brantford, ON N3T 2J2
T: 519-759-4150 Ext. 5426
 
Vince Pugliese, P.Eng., MBA, PMP
Consultant Project Manager
MTE Consultants Inc.
520 Bingemans Centre Drive
Kitchener, ON N2B 3X9
T: 519-743-6500 Ext. 1347

Information collected for the study will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Except for personal information, including your name, address and property location, all comments received throughout the study will become part of the public record and included in project documentation.

Full Study Area: Colborne St. and Dalhousie St. from Brant Ave to Kiwanis Way

Map 1 - Full Study Area: Colborne St. and Dalhousie St. from Brant Ave to Kiwanis Way

Close up of Study Area, Part 1: Colborne St. and Dalhousie St. from Brant Ave. to Alfred St.

Map 2 - Close up of Study Area, Part 1: Colborne St. and Dalhousie St. from Brant Ave. to Alfred St.

Close up of Study Area, Part 2: Colborne St. and Dalhousie St. from Park Ave to Iroquois St.

Map 3 - Close up of Study Area, Part 2: Colborne St. and Dalhousie St. from Park Ave to Iroquois St.

This notice first issued on March 24, 2022.

March 31, 2022
No civic news

 

April 2022
April 7, 2022
No civic news
April 14, 2022

Public Notice:

CITY OF BRANTFORD – 2022 MUNICIPAL ELECTION

OCTOBER 24, 2022

NOTICE OF NOMINATION FOR OFFICE

Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (s.32)

 

NOTICE is hereby given to the Municipal Electors of the City of Brantford. Take notice that every person who proposes to be a candidate for any office in the 2022 Municipal Election to be held in the City of Brantford on October 24, 2022 must file a Nomination Paper with the City Clerk responsible for the 2022 Election. A Nomination Paper can be filed on or after May 2, 2022 through to, and including August 18, 2022 during normal business hours. The last day to file nominations will be Friday, August 19, 2022, between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. A Nomination Paper may be filed in person or by an agent for the candidate and must be accompanied by;

a)   filing fee of $200.00 for the office of Mayor or, $100.00 for all other offices with the fee payable to the City of Brantford in the form of cash, debit, certified cheque or money order, and;

b)   consent to the nomination and a declaration of qualification, both on the prescribed form, signed by the person being nominated; and

c)   25 endorsement signatures, in the prescribed form by voters eligible in the City of Brantford (Council positions only, not needed for Trustee positions)

Nominations in the City of Brantford for the offices of:

 

Office

 Number of individuals for office

Mayor

1 to be elected at large

Councillor – Wards 1 through 5

2 per ward to be elected

Trustee – Grand Erie District

School Board

4 to be elected at large

Trustee – Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District

School Board

2 to be elected at large

Trustee – Conseil scolaire Viamonde

1 to be elected at large

Trustee – Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir

1 to be elected at large

NOTE: No person who proposes to be a candidate may accept contributions for the purpose of the election or incur campaign expenses until that person has filed a completed Nomination Paper. Nomination Papers are available through the Office of the City Clerk., City Hall, 58 Dalhousie St., Brantford during normal business hours (Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

NOTE: An individual, corporation or trade union must register with the City Clerk responsible for the 2022 Election to be a third party advertiser in a municipality. An individual, corporation or trade union can register to be a third party advertiser beginning on May 2, 2022, and can file a registration until the close of business on Friday, October 21, 2022.

For more information please contact Clerks Department – Election Team at 519-759-4150 or election@brantford.ca

 

Public Notice:

CITY OF BRANTFORD NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS: 2022 INTERIM TAX BILLS

Instalment 1:  Friday, February 25

Instalment 2:  Wednesday, April 27

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL, PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT: 519-759 4150.(Property owners on Monthly Pre-Authorized Payments do not receive an Interim Bill)

Cheques, post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the Due-Date above.  Late payments received after the Due-Date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 % of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default.  Interest of 1.25% is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

PAYMENTS:

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON  N3T 6L6.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banking representative for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING: Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number. Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account. Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month. Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website – www.brantford.ca .

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, located at 58 Dalhousie Street is open to make payments in person. Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of two years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed/renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession.  Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings. You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details.

 

April 21, 2022

Public Notice:

 

CITY OF BRANTFORD NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS 2022 INTERIM TAX BILLS

Instalment 1:  Friday, February 25

Instalment 2:  Wednesday, April 27

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL, PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT: 519-759-4150.

(Property owners on Monthly Pre-Authorized Payments do not receive an Interim Bill)

Cheques, post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the Due-Date above.  Late payments received after the Due-Date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 % of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default.  Interest of 1.25% is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

PAYMENTS:

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON  N3T 6L6.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banking representative for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING:  Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number.  Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account.  Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month.  Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website – www.brantford.ca .

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, located at 58 Dalhousie Street is open to make payments in person.  Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of two years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed / renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession.  Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings. You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details.

 

Public Notice:

Notice of Project

St. Paul Avenue (Brant Avenue to Terrace Hill Street)

Road, Sewer and Watermain Construction

As part of our ongoing efforts to maintain and improve our infrastructure, The City of Brantford, through its contractor, Beech Infrastructure Group Ltd., will be reconstructing St. Paul Avenue (Brant Avenue to Terrace Hill Street). The project is anticipated to begin the week of April 18th, and be completed by November 2022, weather permitting. 

In order to accommodate the work, the contractor will be required to reduce lanes of traffic and detour northbound traffic around the construction zone. Southbound traffic will be maintained for access to local properties. Those who normally travel on St. Paul Avenue can expect delays and should allow for additional time to arrive at their destination.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this period of disruption. If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact:

Matt Welsh, C.Tech, PMP
Project Coordinator
Design and Construction
Public Works Commission
City of Brantford
58 Dalhousie Street
519-759-4150 Ext. 5446
mwelsh@brantford.ca

April 28, 2022
No civic news

 

May 2022

May 5, 2022

Public Meeting

NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE

Pressure District 2/3 Water Storage Tank

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

 

The Study

The City of Brantford is currently completing a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment study for siting a new water storage tank to service existing and future residents in the City’s Pressure District 2/3. The need for additional storage in PD 2/3 was identified in the recent City of Brantford Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Master Servicing Plan Update.

The study is evaluating various alternatives for siting a new water storage tank to address the need for additional storage within the distribution system, in addition to associated transmission watermains and modifications to existing pumping stations to meet service area demands.

The Process

The study is being conducted in accordance with Schedule ‘B’ requirements of the Municipal Engineers Association "Municipal Class Environmental Assessment" manual (October 2000, as recently amended in 2015) which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

Public Information Centre

The City invites you to attend our in-person Public Information Centre:

Date and Time: Wednesday May 18, 2022 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Drop-in-Centre Format)

Location: Walter Gretzky Municipal Golf Course (320 Balmoral Drive, Brantford) in the Clubhouse

The intent of the Public Information Centre is to introduce and build awareness of the project. This includes sharing the study findings and evaluation of potential sites for a new water storage tank, including the preferred recommended site. The potential sites are located on Powerline Road and King George Road. Attendees are welcome to drop-in between the hours specified above to view project materials and provide feedback. Representatives from the study team will be available to discuss the project. 

The Public Information Centre material will also be available for viewing on the project website following the event: brantford.ca/WaterStorageTankEA

If you have any questions or comments regarding this study or wish to be added to the study mailing list, please contact either one of the project team representatives below:

Shahab Shafai

City Project Manager

City of Brantford

Phone: 519-759-4150 Ext. 5745

Email: sshafai@brantford.ca

 

Semyon Chaymann

Consultant Project Manager

AECOM Canada Ltd.

Phone: 647-524-9314

Email: semyon.chaymann@aecom.com

 

All personal information included in your request – such as name, address, telephone number and property location – is collected, under the authority of Section 30 of the Environmental Assessment Act and is collected and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record of the Study.

This notice first issued on May 5, 2022

May 12, 2022

Public Notice:

The City of Brantford conducts aerial spray application to help control Spongy Moth infestations

The ‘Spongy Moth’ (Lymantria dispar dispar, also known as the gypsy moth) is a non-native defoliating insect that feeds on a variety of tree species found in southern Ontario and can be problematic in forested areas with oak dominant species such as Mohawk Park.

The public is advised that in an effort to help control Spongy Moth infestations, the City of Brantford will be conducting an aerial spray of selected problematic areas in the city with a naturally occurring insecticide. Aerial spraying will be conducted by helicopter and take place on two days between May 10 and June 10, 2022. The designated spraying areas which will be temporarily closed during spraying include Mohawk Park, Mount Hope Cemetery, Glenhyrst Gardens and Deer Park. The Wyndham Hills area will also be sprayed and residents have received notification.

The treatment being used is a biological control made from a naturally occurring bacterium found in soil and biodegrades rapidly in the environment and is non-toxic to people, animals, birds, honeybees, fish and most other insects. Two treatments will be applied, 7 to 10 days apart, and will be performed by helicopter, weather permitting, between 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. The treatment is called 48B Biological Insecticide Aqueous Suspension (Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki strain ABTS-351) PCPA Registration No. 24977 known as “BTK”. BTK is approved for urban aerial use by Health Canada. Specific spray dates are weather dependent and will be confirmed 48-hours in advance and posted on the City’s websiteFacebookInstagram and Twitter pages for the public’s information. Residents may register to receive 48-hour notice of spraying in their area by completing an online request for notification. More information, including spray area maps and adjacent property listings can also be found on the City’s website at brantford.ca/SpongyMoth.

Please direct any additional questions to the City’s Forestry Division by emailing forestry@brantford.ca or by calling 519-759-4150 ext.5766. Collect calls will be accepted.

 

May 19, 2022

Public Notice:

The City of Brantford conducts aerial spray application to help control Spongy Moth infestations

The ‘Spongy Moth’ (Lymantria dispar dispar, also known as the gypsy moth) is a non-native defoliating insect that feeds on a variety of tree species found in southern Ontario and can be problematic in forested areas with oak dominant species such as Mohawk Park.

The public is advised that in an effort to help control Spongy Moth infestations, the City of Brantford will be conducting an aerial spray of selected problematic areas in the city with a naturally occurring insecticide. Aerial spraying will be conducted by helicopter and take place on two days between May 19 and June 10, 2022. The designated spraying areas which will be temporarily closed during spraying include Mohawk Park, Mount Hope Cemetery, Glenhyrst Gardens and Deer Park. The Wyndham Hills area will also be sprayed and residents have received notification.

The treatment being used is a biological control made from a naturally occurring bacterium found in soil and biodegrades rapidly in the environment and is non-toxic to people, animals, birds, honeybees, fish and most other insects. Two treatments will be applied, 7 to 10 days apart, and will be performed by helicopter, weather permitting, between 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. The treatment is called 48B Biological Insecticide Aqueous Suspension (Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki strain ABTS-351) PCPA Registration No. 24977 known as “BTK”. BTK is approved for urban aerial use by Health Canada. Specific spray dates are weather dependent and will be confirmed 48-hours in advance and posted on the City’s websiteFacebookInstagram and Twitter pages for the public’s information. Residents may register to receive 48-hour notice of spraying in their area by completing an online request for notification. More information, including spray area maps and adjacent property listings can also be found on the City’s website at brantford.ca/SpongyMoth.

Please direct any additional questions to the City’s Forestry Division by emailing forestry@brantford.ca or by calling 519-759-4150 ext.5766. Collect calls will be accepted.

Public Notice:

Three Grand River Crossings

Municipal Class EA

Notice of Study Completion

The Study

The City of Brantford has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to review alternatives for three crossings over the Grand River, including the Lorne Bridge, Brant’s Crossing Bridge and TH&B Crossing Bridge. The recommended design solutions for the three bridges are summarized as follows:

Rehabilitate Lorne Bridge:Study area map

  • Maintain existing sidewalks and lane widths
  • Complete repairs to remove winter load limit

Replace and Raise Brant’s Crossing Bridge:

  • Pony trusses at the two end spans and through trusses for the two middle spans
  • 4 metre wide pathway over bridge
  • Concrete deck surface
  • Incorporation of a lookout
  • Incorporate basic lighting and consider aesthetic lighting during detailed design

Minor Rehabilitation and Eventual Removal of TH&B Crossing Bridge:

  • Replace existing deck in the same configuration (do not raise deck)
  • New wood deck system designed to minimize damage from maintenance equipment and improve ease of deck repairs

The recommended design solutions were officially approved by Brantford City Council on December 21, 2021. The findings of this EA have been documented in an Environmental Study Report (ESR). The ESR will be available for public review starting May 19, 2022, at the City’s project webpage: www.brantford.ca/ThreeGrandRiverCrossings

This Notice initiates a 30 calendar day Public Review Period. We encourage members of the public to review the Project File and share their comments or concerns by June 18, 2022. Please contact one of the following members of the project team if you have any questions or comments:

 

Gagan Batra
City Project Manager City of Brantford
58 Dalhousie Street Brantford, ON N3T 2J2 
519-759-4150 Ext. 5426

 

Jack Turner, P.Eng. Consultant Project Manager
GM BluePlan Engineering Limited
650 Woodlawn Road West, Block C, Unit 2 Guelph, ON N1K 1B8
519-824-8150 Ext. 1237

 

In addition, a Section 16 Order request may be made to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for an order requiring a higher level of study (i.e. requiring an individual/comprehensive EA approval before being able to proceed), or that conditions be imposed (e.g. require further studies), only on the grounds that the requested order may prevent, mitigate or remedy adverse impacts on constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights. Requests on other grounds will not be considered. Requests should include the requester contact information and full name for the ministry.

Requests should specify what kind of order is being requested (request for additional conditions or a request for an individual/comprehensive environmental assessment), how an order may prevent, mitigate or remedy those potential adverse impacts, and any information in support of the statements in the request. This will ensure that the ministry is able to efficiently begin reviewing the request.

The request should be sent in writing or by email to:

 

Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks 
Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks 
777 Bay Street, 5th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2J3

 

and

 

Director, Environmental Assessment Branch 
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks 
135 St. Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor
Toronto, ON M4V 1P5

 

Requests should also be sent to the City of Brantford by mail or by e-mail. Additional information on requests for orders under Section 16 of the Environmental Assessment Act is available on the Ministry’s website.

This Notice first issued May 19, 2022.

Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, please note all comments will become part of the public record.

Public Notice:

Technical Amendment to Zoning By-law 160-90

PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 34(13) OF THE PLANNING ACT, R.SO. 1990 (AS AMENDED) TAKE NOTICE THAT A PUBLIC MEETING WILL BE HELD BY THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF BRANTFORD

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street, Brantford ON  N3T 2M3

PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF PROPOSED APPLICATION

Application PZ-17-22 involves City Initiated Amendments to Zoning By-law No. 160-90 which includes zoning regulations for outdoor commercial patios and to also rescind a temporary use zoning by-law as it relates to recreational vehicles. The proposed patio modifications currently exist on a temporary basis as a result of the City’s pandemic response. 

One of the purposes of this By-law is to formalize the temporary provisions with allowances for seasonal commercial patios and assist in the continued economic recovery post-pandemic.  The following regulations are being proposed:

  1. Outdoor patios shall not obstruct required works, such as ramps, fire routes, fire hydrants and drive aisles or disturb any existing vegetation.
  2. Any recreation and/or entertainment uses are not permitted on temporary outdoor patios.
  3. The provision of accessible parking and associated walkways shall be maintained at all times.
  4. Proposed temporary outdoor patio must be adjacent to the existing restaurant or business.
  5. Proposed temporary outdoor patio must be set back a minimum of 5 m from a Residential Zone.
  6. Notwithstanding any of the requirements above, the Police Chief, Fire Chief or Chief Building Official may impose further conditions or requirements that they deem appropriate to safeguard public safety or mitigate nuisances.
  7. Outdoor temporary patios shall only be permitted seasonally from the months May to October.

Further, the Temporary Use By-laws (15-2021 and 16-2021), which permitted the use of motor homes and travel trailers (recreational vehicles) for temporary occupancy in order to provide an alternative form of accommodation so as to quarantine away from others in the household, is also being considered. Planning Staff is recommending that those by-laws be rescinded, which will eliminate the permission of using such vehicles post-pandemic.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Additional information regarding the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is available to the public for inspection at the Planning Department, City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street, Brantford ON N3T 2M3 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday or by calling Joe Muto, Manager of Development Planning, at 519-759-4150, ext. 5295. Written comments can also be sent to the address noted above or by email to jmuto@brantford.ca

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Brantford before the By-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the City of Brantford Council to the Ontario Land Tribunal. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the City of Brantford before the By-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the City of Brantford in respect of the By-law, you must make a written request to the Clerk at clerks@brantford.ca, or via mail to the City of Brantford, City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street, Brantford ON N3T 2M3.

NOTICE DATED:  May 19, 2022

 

 

 

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