Cobourg pub­lic meet­ing planned

Northumberland Today - - NEWS -

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.

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