Notice of Public Consultation - Flooding in the McNabb Street and MacDonald Avenue Areas
October 29, 2015
The City of Sault Ste. Marie has initiated two Class Environmental Assessments (EA's) to review the storm water drainage system in the vicinity of McNabb Street east of Pim Street and on MacDonald Ave near Brien Avenue.
These projects are being planned as Schedule 'C' projects under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process.
Study Area #1 - McNabb St
The storm water drainage system in the vicinity of McNabb Street, Pim Street and Willow Avenue is being reviewed. The intent of the study is to determine the preferred method of reducing the frequency of local flooding in the lower Willow Avenue, McNabb Street and upper Pim Street areas. Alternative solutions were presented in a January 2014 Information Session, which have now been evaluated. The preferred solution involves storm sewer improvements between McNabb St and Pim St through Poplar Park and the parking lot of the Canadian Motor Hotel, in combination with temporary storage of excess storm water in the ravine running between Pim St and Gladstone Ave, south of 415 Pim St (Great Lakes Honda). The study area has been expanded to include properties bordering on the ravine.
Study Area #2 - MacDonald Ave
The intent of this study is to determine the preferred method of reducing the frequency of local flooding on MacDonald Avenue between Poplar Avenue and Alworth Place. Alternative solutions were presented in a January 2014 Information Session, which have now been evaluated. The preferred solution involves storm sewer improvements on MacDonald Ave to drain excess storm water into the ravine running between MacDonald Ave and Ontario Ave, where it will be stored temporarily in the ravine before discharge into the Pine St storm sewer system. The study area has been expanded to include properties bordering on the ravine.
A key component of the study is consultation with interested stakeholders (public and review agencies).
A Public Consultation Centre will be held:
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 3 to 7 p.m. (come-and-go)
Plummer Room, Civic Centre, 99 Foster Drive
Consultants and municipal staff will be available to discuss the drainage issues in the two study areas, and get input from interested parties on the preferred solutions. The public is invited on a come and go basis between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to visit and provide input or have questions answered.
Subject to comments received as a result of this notice, the City plans to proceed with the completion of Class EA's for these projects and Environmental Study Reports will be prepared and placed on the public record for a minimum of 30 days.
For more information, please contact:
Pat McAuley P. Eng., Tulloch Engineering
71 Black Rd Unit 8, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 0A3
Don Elliott, P. Eng., City of Sault Ste. Marie
99 Foster Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5X6
Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.