Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Town Council has given staff the green light to proceed with a number of restoration projects related to the significant flooding Oakville experienced last year due to high lake levels.
Staff identified the following restoration projects as high priorities for completion in 2018:
“Oakville’s shoreline and lakeside parks are popular destinations,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “It’s important that we undertake these restoration projects so that residents can fully enjoy these spaces as soon as possible.”
The town will also replace and relocate the Bronte Harbour launch ramp, repair the supporting launch ramp seawall and make a number of infrastructure repairs required at Oakville and Bronte Harbours.
Council approved $3,789,000 in funding to cover the restoration costs with $2,035,000 coming from the General Working Capital reserve fund. The town will submit an updated claim for cost recovery to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs. If the application is successful the funds will be returned to the applicable funding source.
Staff continue to monitor lake levels which are currently about 150-200 mm (6”-8”) lower than they were at this time last year.
To read the complete staff report, review the March 26, 2018 Community Services Committee agenda.