Clarksburg Master Plan EA

Introduction

Town of The Blue Mountains (Town) has initiated a Master Plan Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to investigate opportunities to improve the water and wastewater services to all properties in the Clarksburg Service Area.

Notice of Study Commencement

Map of Study Area

A Letter from the Mayor - Residents of Clarksburg, October 2017

Mayor John McKean and Reg Russwurm, Director of Infrastructure and Public Works sent a letter to residents dated October 26, 2017. This letter detailed the intent of the Clarksburg Municipal Class Master Plan Environmental Assessment (EA) and requested community feedback regarding water and wastewater servicing options, both privately and municipally. The letter clarifies that any project coming out of the EA process will only go ahead if costs are considered affordable to the property owners. The Town’s consultant, J.L. Richards and Associates, will be visiting residents to inventory the existing servicing in November of 2017. Participation in the existing servicing inventory is on a voluntary basis.

If you wish to view this letter, please contact the Infrastructure and Public Works Department and reference IPW File: I74-0142.

Well & Septic Inventory – Door to Door Visits

Residents Who Were Home:

J.L. Richards and Associates provided a hand delivered letter dated November 4, 2017 to residents who were home at the time that the Consultant stopped by to discuss the well and septic inventory. Participation in the survey is voluntary.

If you wish to view this letter, please contact the Infrastructure and Public Works Department and reference IPW File: I74-0142.

Residents Who Were Not Home:

J.L. Richards and Associates provided a hand delivered letter dated November 2017 to residents who were not home at the time that the Consultant stopped by to discuss the well and septic inventory. It provided contact details for Town Staff and the Consultant if the property owner does wish to participate in the voluntary survey.

If you wish to view this letter, please contact the Infrastructure and Public Works Department and reference IPW File: I74-0142.

Why is the Class EA being completed now?

Project Status Updates

December 2017

Steve Vokes, Project Manager Retained by the Town and Michael Troop, Project Manager from J.L. Richards and Associates provided a project update letter for December 2017. The letter provided a status update on the voluntary well and septic survey that was being conducted and detailed next steps in the process including an analysis of the questionnaire data and a review of archaeological, ecological and heritage features of the Community. Based on these findings and with Consultation from the Town, the Consultant’s next steps will consider the potential servicing options.

Public Information Centre No. 2 has been scheduled for Thursday, April 5 and Saturday, April 7, 2018. Further details will be provided closer to the event. See important update below under Public Information Centre No. 2.

If you wish to view this letter, please contact the Infrastructure and Public Works Department and reference IPW File: I74-0142.

Public Information Centre No. 1

Public Information Centres were held the evening of Thursday, September 14, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the morning of Saturday, September 16, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Town Hall, 32 Mill Street Thornbury, ON.

The materials for the first Public Information Centre are available below.

Public Information Centre Presentation Boards

Public Information Centre Comment Sheet

Public Information Centre No. 2

**The Public Information Centre for the Clarksburg Servicing Master Plan Class Environmental Assessment, which was scheduled for Thursday April 5 (evening) and Saturday April 7 (morning) 2018 is being rescheduled to a later date.  A new date and time will be announced shortly.**

Community Liaison Committee

A Community Liaison Committee (Committee) has been formed and its first meeting was held on October 27, 2017. The Committee serves as a sounding board for the project team to ensure that all publically issued material is appropriate and the local context is taken into account. The Committee is not a decision making body.

The Committee also serves as another point of contact for concerned community members who may not be comfortable speaking to the project team.

The following is a list of Committee members and their contact information:

Committee Member Name

Contact Details

Debora Crosskill

turtlesheppard@yahoo.ca

Fiona Orr

fionakorr@gmail.com

Harold McDonald

519-599-2027

Lucy Richmond

lrichmond@sympatico.ca

Mark Andersen

mandersen@squirejohns.com

Tim Barrett

tbarrett154@yahoo.ca

Fred Young

glen.epping@bmts.com

Contacts

Michael Troop, P.Eng.,
Manager, Senior Environmental Engineer
JL Richards & Associates Ltd.
107-450 Speedvale Ave. W. Guelph, ON
N1H 7Y6
Phone: 519-763-0713 ext. 6522
Email: clarksburgea@thebluemountains.ca 
 
Steve Vokes, P.Eng.,
Project Manager Retained by the Town
32 Mill Street, PO Box 310 Thornbury, ON
N0H 2P0
Phone: 519-599-3131 ext. 284
Email: clarksburgea@thebluemountains.ca