Notice of Study Completion review period now open

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

Morrison Creek Stabilization and Rehabilitation Upper Middle Road to McCraney Street

The Town of Oakville has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to assess creek erosion and stability of West Morrison Creek from Upper Middle Road to McCraney Street. The study characterized the existing site, determined the causes of erosion and developed alternative solutions for the stabilization and rehabilitation of the creek channel and banks along Morrison Creek. The study was conducted in compliance with a Schedule “B” project as outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (Oct. 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011, and 2015), which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

The recommended solution includes the following components:

  • Short-term: a combination of creek realignment and protecting the existing creek in-place.
  • Long-term: pedestrian bridge improvements and identifying opportunities to implement source
    controls in municipal projects in the West MorrisonCreek watershed and to promote their use in privatedevelopment.

Public Review February 9 to March 21

The Project File has been prepared to document the planning and decision-making process for this study. The Project File is being placed on the public record for a forty (40) day review period from and including February 9 to March 21, 2017 at the following locations and on the Town of Oakville’s website at oakville.ca and searching “Morrison Creek Rehabilitation”:

• Engineering and Construction department
Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON
Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Clerk’s department
Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON
Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• White Oaks Library Branch
1070 McCraney St. East (inside White OaksSecondary School), Oakville, ON
Monday to Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Interested persons may provide written comments to one of the Project Team members listed below.

Kristina Parker, P.Eng., Water Resources Engineer,
Town of Oakville, 1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON L6H 0H3
Tel: 905-845-6601, ext. 3889 Fax: 905-338-4414
kristina.parker@oakville.ca

Brian Bishop, P. Eng., Project Manager
Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure
3215 North Service Road, Burlington, ON L7N 3G2
Tel: 905-335-2353 Fax: 905-335-1414
Toll-free: 1-866-751-2353
brian.bishop@amec.com

If concerns regarding this project cannot be resolved in discussions with the Town of Oakville, a person or party may request the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to make an order (referred to as a Part II Order) for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act which requires completion of more rigorous study by way of an Individual Environmental Assessments. The written request must be received by the Minister within the forty (40) calendar day review period. The request must be copied to the Director, Environmental Approvals Branch listed below and the Project Team.

Honorable Glen Murray
Minister of Environment and Climate Change
77 Wellesley Street West, 11th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2T5
EAASIBgen.moe@ontario.ca

Director, Environmental Approvals Branch
Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
135 St. Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor
Toronto, ON M4V 1P5

Personal information is collected under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act and will be used in the assessment process. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

This Notice issued on February 8, 2017.