The Township of Springwater is continuing with Phase 3 & 4 of the Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Planning Process to determine specific water, wastewater and transportation infrastructure requirements to accommodate future growth within the Midhurst Secondary Plan, in accordance with the “Midhurst Master Servicing Plan – Phase 1 & 2 – Water, Wastewater & Transportation, dated July 2009”. The Master Servicing Plan identified the infrastructure that will be required and also concluded that Phases 3 & 4 of the Class EA process needed to be completed.
Phase 3 & 4 of the Class EA process will follow the planning and design process for Schedule ‘C’ projects as described in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Document (October 2000 as amended in 2007, 2011 & 2015), published by the Municipal Engineer’s Association. In particular Phase 3 & 4 of the Class EA process is focusing on the following Water, Wastewater & Transportation Infrastructure:
Environmental Assessment Update and Commenting Opportunity
- New water system(s) to service the proposed growth within the Midhurst Secondary Plan area including new wells, water treatment facilities, high lift pumps or booster stations, water storage reservoirs and distribution systems including transmission mains.
- New Wastewater Treatment & Collection System (including sanitary collection systems, pump stations, treatment plant and outfall) to service the proposed growth within the Midhurst Secondary Plan, with the capability of servicing the existing Midhurst area, if required.
- Upgrading/Reconstruction of existing roads and intersections throughout the existing community;
- Construction of a new Craig Road (2 lanes) from County Rd. 27 to Russell Road including a direct connection to Forbes Road;
- Upgrading of the Forbes Road and Highway 400 Interchange.
Ainley Group, the Township's consultants for the Midhurst Secondary Plan Environmental Assessment (EA) provided an update on the EA process at a meeting on Tuesday, February 21.
View the live stream recording of the meeting on Youtube.
An additional meeting for Council to receive comments from the public has been scheduled for:
Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30 pm at the Township Administration Centre
Anyone wishing to provide comments will be allotted 2 minutes to speak. Additionally, 10 minute delegations will be received. Anyone wishing to delegate to Council must submit an online delegation application by March 1, 2017.
Public Information Centre
A Public Information Centre was held on Tuesday, October 18 at Snow Valley Resort. Attendees were presented with information related to the Phase 3 & 4 Class Environmental Assessment. A formal presentation was made regarding the findings and attendees were provided with the opportunity to speak with the Project Team. A video of the Public Information Centre is available below.
Public Information Centre Display Boards
Correspondence Received During Official EA Commenting Period
(Comments were due by December 1, 2016)
The Township and consultants for the Midhurst Secondary Plan Environmental Assessment have received a large number of comments that will be addressed in subsequent reports.
Feedback Received (Please note this is a large file and will take additional time to download.)
An accessible version of this document is available upon request. Please contact the Clerk's Department at 705-728-4784 Ext. 2042.
Environmental Assessment Schedule
(Please note: these dates are tentative and subject to change)
August 3, 2016 – Documents posted to Township website
August 3, 2016 – Council Presentation – Ainley Group to provide brief update on status of the Class EA
October 18, 2016 – Public Information Centre at Snow Valley Resort; 4:30 – 9:00 pm
October & December, 2016 – Steering Committee and Residents Liaison Committee to meet
December 1, 2016 – Public Commenting Period closes
February 21, 2017 – Council Presentation – Ainley Group to provide brief update on status of the Class EA and a high level summary of the responses received during the official public commenting period.
March 8, 2017 - Meeting for Public to Provide Comments to Council
May 2017 – Public Information Centre # 2
June 2017 – Formal 30 day public review period associated with the filing of the Environmental Study Report (ESR)
July 2017 – Finalization of the Class EA process (assuming Part 2 order not received)
Please note that the Township of Springwater website is experiencing a high volume of traffic. Your patience when downloading documents is appreciated.
Stage 1 Archaeological Assessment for Craig Rd Extension Draft - prepared by Archeoworks Inc. and dated June 2016
Willow Creek and Wilson Drive Terrestrial Habitat Assessment Draft - prepared by Beacon Environmental and dated May 30,2016
Water Supply and Treatment
Evaluation of Midhurst Water Supply and Water Treatment Alternatives Draft - prepared by Black & Veatch and dated May 2016
Hydrogeological Study Midhurst Water Supply Exploration Program Draft - prepared by Golder Associates and dated June 2016
Waste Water Treatment
Evaluation of Treatment Alternatives for Midhurst Waste Water Treatment Plant Draft - prepared by Black & Veatch and dated June, 2016
Willow Creek Assimilative Capacity Study Draft – prepared by Hutchinson Environmental and dated May 2016
Note: This Report includes the following reports as Appendices:
Midhurst Phosphorus Budget Draft – prepared by Hutchinson Environmental and dated May 2016
- 7Q20 Flow Assessment Update for Willow Creek at Hwy 26 Draft – prepared by Hutchinson Environmental and dated May, 2016;
- Fluvial Geomorphological Assessment of Willow Creek Downstream of Proposed WWTP Discharge at Hwy 26 prepared by Palmer Environmental
Midhurst Class EA - Traffic Operational Analysis Report - prepared by Ainley Group and dated August 26, 2016
Final Report Forbes Road Hwy 400 Interchange Operations Assessment - prepared by AECOM