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Thu, 25 Nov 2021
The Town of Oakville has completed the Sheldon Creek Flood Mitigation Opportunities Study and the Project File is now available for public review. The purpose of the study was to assess flood risks along the main branch and east branch of Sheldon Creek, establish alternatives to mitigate them and determine the most viable and responsible solutions.
The preferred alternatives for select areas of flood risk include floodplain/channel improvements in the form of berms to mitigate flood risk and emergency preparedness. The recommended alternatives were evaluated along with several other alternatives and were selected based on various environmental, social/ cultural, and economic considerations.
The study was carried out in accordance with the requirements as described in the Municipal Engineers Association’s Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) document (October 2000, as amended in 2015), which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.
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 from and including November 17, 2021 to January 16, 2022. In recognition of current COVID 19 restrictions, the Report will be made available on the town’s website and special accommodations to view hard copies will be determined on an as needed basis.
Interested persons may provide written comments to one of the Project Team members listed below by January 16, 2022.
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601 ext. 3904
Aaron Farrell, M.Eng. P.Eng. CPM
Project Manager, Wood
A 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:
Ministry of Environment,
Conservation and Parks
777 Bay Street, 5th Floor Toronto, Ontario, M7A 2J3
Director, Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch, MECP
135 St. Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor T
oronto, Ontario, M4V 1P5
Requests should also be sent to the project team members by mail or by email.
This Notice is issued on November 17, 2021.
Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public Record