Project Background

The Municipality of Grey Highlands has engaged with B.M. Ross and Associates Limited to provide engineering services for the reconstruction of Brackenbury St and Lawler Dr in Markdale to meet municipal standards for urban roadways, including watermain and sanitary sewer replacements, and to investigate options to improve the existing stormwater management outlet in the catchment area.

The Municipality of Grey Highlands has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) process to address stormwater drainage deficiencies in the north quadrant of Markdale, in the vicinity of Lawler Dr and Brackenbury St, as shown on the Class EA Notice dated October 25, 2023. Planned upgrades to the existing road infrastructure will require improvements to existing drainage systems that service these areas. The Class EA process will include an evaluation of various alternatives available to improve existing drainage infrastructure and ensure that storm drainage facilities are sized appropriately and have a suitable outlet.

EA Process

The planning for this project is following the environmental screening process established for Schedule ‘B’ activities under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) document. Schedule ‘B’ projects are approved subject to the completion of a screening process. The purpose of the Environmental Assessment process is to identify any potential environmental impacts associated with the proposal and to plan for appropriate mitigation of any impacts. The process includes consultation with the public, stakeholders, Indigenous communities, and review agencies.

Public Involvement

The consultation program for the Class EA process will include several opportunities for public input and involvement including a public information meeting. For the initial phase of the project, public input into the planning and design of this study will be accepted until December 1th, 2023. You may use the contact information below or go to www.connectgreyhighlands.ca to provide input. Any comments collected in conjunction with the Class EA process will be maintained on file for use during the project and may be included in project documentation. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

For further information on this project, or to review the Class EA process, please contact the study engineers:

B.M. Ross and Associates

206 Industrial Drive, Box 1179

Mount Forest, ON, N0G 2L0.

Telephone: (519) 323-2945.

Attn: Kelly Vader, Environmental Planner (e-mail: kvader@bmross.net)

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