Notice of the Second Public Information Centre - Municipality of Port Hope
Municipal Class Environmental Assessment and Design for the Proposed Extension of Choate Street
The Municipality of Port Hope has retained Ainley Group to complete design activities and to undertake the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) process for the proposed extension of Choate Street. Choate Street is located between Hayward Street and Marsh Street in the south end of the Municipality of Port Hope, adjacent to Lake Ontario, and was recommended for extension as part of the approved federal environmental assessment for the Vision in Motion project at the Port Hope Conversion Facility. The Vision in Motion study was approved in accordance with Canadian Environmental Assessment Act requirements in 2012.
The preliminary and detail design activities for Choate street are being initiated as a Schedule ‘B’ undertaking in accordance with the MCEA, which applies to municipal infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, water, and wastewater projects.
Public and agency consultation is an important component of the Environmental Assessment process. The first Public Information Centre (PIC) was held on October 10th, 2018 to provide information regarding project alternatives and to answer questions regarding the project. A second PIC is being held to provide information regarding revised alternative solutions and to provide additional information on the project.
PIC #2 will be held on March 28th, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at 56 Queen Street in the Council Chambers, Port Hope, Ontario. The PIC will consist of a formal presentation at the start of the meeting followed by a drop-in type format with displays showing project background information.
Staff from the Municipality and Project Lead Consultant will be on hand to answer any questions. Subject to comments received and the receipt of necessary approvals, the Municipality of Port Hope intends to proceed with the planning, design, and construction of this project.
The summary report from PIC #1 is available on the Choate Street Extension Community Consultation Page.
If you are interested in providing comments or receiving further information on this project, please contact the following individuals:
Ms. Elizabeth Bonucchi, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
1-50 Grant Timmins Drive
Kingston, ON K7M 8N2
Phone: (343) 266-0002 ext. 207
Fax: (343) 266-0028
Mr. Matthew Belton
Municipality of Port Hope
56 Queen Street
Port Hope, ON L1A 3Z9
Phone: (905) 885-2431 x 2515
Fax: (905) 885-0507
Comments and information regarding this study are being collected to assist in meeting the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act. These comments will be maintained on file for use during the study in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All comments, with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record. If you have any accommodation requirements in order to participate in this project please contact one of the project team members listed above.
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