The following reports provide updates on various aspects of the Grandview Beach and Paradise Point servicing issue. For a brief background review, please refer to the "Introduction/Background" section of Report No. PW-2016-87 Grandview Beach and Paradise Point Consultants Short List and Status.
Grandview Beach and Paradise Point - Minister's letter July 6, 2016
The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has provided the Township with a decision further to the requests for a Part II Order. The Minister's letter is provided below. A staff report will be provided to the August 10, 2016 Committee of All Council meeting. The staff report will provide further information and options for Council's consideration. As noted in the November 2015 update report, affordability remains a major concern. It is anticipated that the staff recommendation will be, in part, to seek funding from senior levels of government. There will also be recommendations on interim measures and compliance with the Minister's letter. Thank you for your patience with this process.
History of the Study
Tay Township is undertaking a Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to evaluate opportunities to improve the water and wastewater services to all properties in the Grandview Beach and Paradise Point Community (map of the Class EA Study area).
Development restrictions have been in place in the Community since 1974 in response to environmental and well water quality issues. Studies since 1974 have looked at various options to address these issues. The purpose of the Class EA is to evaluate previously studied and new servicing options in order to improve water and wastewater services in the Community.
The Class EA is being carried out as a Schedule B project under the Municipal Class EA process. In evaluating ways to improve water and wastewater services for all properties in the Community, the Class EA will provide the framework for a seamless, open, transparent and traceable decision-making process involving public and agency consultation. This will also include consultation with affected Aboriginal communities.
The Class EA will identify alternative solutions and assess their impacts, including mitigation measures to either reduce or eliminate negative impacts, in order to determine a preferred solution. This will include an analysis of the financial impacts of the alternatives and how the associated servicing costs can be shared, deferred and/or funded.
Tay Township retained a consulting team led by J.L. Richards & Associates Ltd., in association with Hemson Consulting Ltd. and Golder Associates Ltd., to conduct this Class EA.The Township and the consulting team have signed a Commitment Charter to demonstrate a joint commitment to this Class EA.
Public and agency consultation are key elements of the Class EA process. A Consultation Plan has been developed to encourage input throughout the study. Consultation activities will be facilitated through:
A contact list for notification by mail or email of study status updates, public information meetings, and other opportunities for public input is being updated regularly. If you wish to be added to the contact list, please complete the sign-up form or contact:
Michael Troop, P.Eng.
Peter Dance, P. Eng.
Should you require any of this information in an alternate format,
please contact one of the people listed above.