Notice of study completion of Taplow Creek Localized Erosion Protection Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study Manchester Crescent and Mayfair Road

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Town of Oakville has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to address the problem of localized erosion and creek instability along Taplow Creek (adjacent to Manchester Crescent, Edgehill Place, Runnymead Crescent and Mayfair Road). The study characterized the existing site conditions, determined the causes of erosion, and developed alternative solutions for stabilization and rehabilitation of the creek channel and banks.

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 selected preferred alternative to address erosion concerns within the study area is to locally realign Taplow Creek away from the toe of valley slope and provide additional ecological benefit through wetland creation.

The Project File has been prepared to document the planning and decision-making process for this study. By this Notice, the Project File is being placed on the public record for a thirty (30) day review period from and including September 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017 at the following locations and through the Taplow Creek Localized Erosion Protection page:

Town of Oakville Engineering and Construction and Clerk’s departments
Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Oakville Public Library, Glen Abbey Branch
1415 Third Line, Oakville, ON
Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. 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
905-845-6601, ext. 3889 (TTY 905-338-4200)
905-335-7861 (Fax)
kristina.parker@oakville.ca

Anna Howes, M.Sc., P.Eng.
Aquafor Beech Ltd.
6-202-2600 Skymark Avenue, Mississauga, ON L4W 5B2
905-629-0099, ext. 239 Fax: 905-629-0089
howes.a@aquaforbeech.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 thirty (30) 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 is issued on August 31, 2017.