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Notice of study completion for Inverhuron servicing issued again
By Liz Dadson

Kincardine council

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For a second time, the Municipality of Kincardine has issued a notice of study completion for the Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to provide water and sewer services in Inverhuron.

The notice was issued Jan. 22 by Kincardine chief building official Michele Barr.

The Class EA process began in May, 2009, to extend municipal water and sanitary sewage servicing to those properties not already serviced by either water or sanitary sewers through a previous infrastructure project.

The project study area generally encompasses the Inverhuron settlement area and Victoria Street south of Bruce County Road 15.

Kincardine received a grant through the Building Canada Fund, Communities Component (BCF-CC) to fund two-thirds of the  $9-million project and conducted the EA in order to move forward with implementation.

A preferred servicing alternative was selected and adopted by council. The preferred alternative is to extend both water and sanitary sewage services to all residents of Inverhuron not already serviced by either municipal water or sanitary sewers.

A number of measures was identified to address potential impacts to residents resulting from implementation of the project as follows: 

  • Servicing Alternative No. 3 - Low Pressure Collection System, was selected as the preferred sanitary servicing alternative
  • The municipality will assume the ownership and maintenance of the grinder pumps installed in conjunction with the Low Pressure Collection System
  • A grace period for connection to the sanitary component of the project will apply to those residents with newer septic systems
  • Financing options will be offered to residents to assist with payment of capital charges associated with the project

This notice was originally issued in January, 2012, but was withdrawn by the municipality in order to complete additional consultation with residents and First Nations communities potentially impacted by implementation of the project. 

The additional investigations and consultation efforts have now been completed and have been documented in the screening report. To read the screening report, click here.

If anyone has further environmental concerns regarding this project, the person or party may request the Ontario minister of the environment make an order that the project comply with Part II of the EA Act.

 


Requests must be received by the minister, at 77 Wellesley St. W. 11th Floor, Ferguson Block, Toronto, Ontario, M7A 2T5, within 30 calendar days of the date of the notice. A copy of the request must also be sent to the Municipality of Kincardine and to the project engineer, B.M. Ross and Associates, at 62 North Street, Goderich, Ontario, N7A 2T4.

If no such request is received by Feb. 21, the Class EA process will be finalized and the municipality will proceed to implement the project.

Anticipated project costs have also been updated to reflect additional work completed and increased construction costs due to inflation. Total cost per property for sewer and water services is estimated at $13,975.

For the detailed cost report, click here.



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