Cobourg public meeting planned
Members of the public are invited to take part as The Town of Cobourg prepares to conduct a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) study to assess available measures for providing flood protection for structures upstream of the existing railway corridor that crosses Midtown Creek.
The meeting will be held Nov. 29 from 5-7 p.m. at the HTM Room at the Cobourg Community Centre, 750 D’Arcy St.
During the meeting, the town’s consultants, along with representatives of the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority and town staff, will be on hand to discuss issues and concerns with members of the public.
After that, input and comment will be accepted by the consultants for a period of two weeks.
The study will look at the incorporation of the extension of Kerr St. from Division St. to the railway spur in order to create upstream overbank ponding of water during periods of high Midtown Creek flows, a press release from the Town of Cobourg states.
“This notice indicates the commencement of the Class Environmental Assessment, a study which will define the problem, identify and evaluate alternative solutions and designs, and finally determine a preferred design in consultation with regulatory agencies and the public. The study is being carried out in accordance with the planning and design process for Schedule ‘C’ projects as outlined in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, as amended in 2007), which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. This study will satisfy Phases 1 to 5 of the Class EA process and will require two (2) Public Information Centres (PICs).”
When the study is complete, a report will be available for public review and comment in the winter before construction of the chosen design begins next summer.