Projects and Studies

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Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) Projects

The Municipality will complete construction work related to the following six (6) projects that received provincial funding as part of the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) program.  Each of these projects will benefit either the water, wastewater or storm water systems in the Municipality of Leamington. 

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Separation of Sewers on Lorne, Gladstone, Melrose, Henry and William Avenue 

This project will include preparation of plans and specifications to obtain approvals necessary for tendering and constructing this sewer separation project.  Works will include sewer, roadway, sidewalk and lighting.  The existing 71 homes are currently serviced by an aging combination sewer that flows downstream to separated sewer system and combined sewer overflows to Lake Erie.  The eligible costs are limited to public/municipal property and assets.  This project is currently in the construction stage and is partly funded through Infrastructure Canada.

 

Total Project Cost - $200,000

Program Contributions (Eligible Expenditures) - $100,000

Provincial Contributions - $50,000

Municipal Contribution - $50,000

 Separation of Sewers on Parkdale and Coronation Street
This project will include preparation of plans and specifications to obtain approvals necessary for tendering and constructing this sewer separation project.  Works will include sewer, roadway, sidewalk and lighting.  The project affects 56 homes that are currently serviced by an aging combination sewer that flows downstream to a separated sewer system. The eligible costs are limited to public/municipal property and assets.  This project is now complete and was partly funded through Infrastructure Canada.

 

Total Project Cost - $952,000

Program Contributions (Eligible Expenditures) - $431,000

Provincial Contributions - $215,500

Municipal Contribution - $215,500

 Seacliff Trunk Sanitary Sewer Study 
This study will provide guidance on the steps and costs to separate and remove combined sewage from the trunk, and provide sewer service to areas along Lake Erie.  As the Seacliff Trunk Sanitary Sewer currently accepts sanitary and combined sewage from the southern portion of Leamington, servicing additional areas is not permitted by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change regardless of available capacity.  Once the Seacliff Trunk Sanitary Sewer is fully separated, it will allow for future sanitary servicing of existing homes and properties along Lake Erie that are currently using septic systems.  This study is complete and is partly funded through Infrastructure Canada.

 

Total Project Cost - $102,852

Program Contributions (Eligible Expenditures) - $51,426

Provincial Contributions - $25,713

Municipal Contribution - $25,713

 Southwest Leamington Storm Water Management Pond and Outlet Environmental Study and Design
This proposed project is multi-category including wastewater and stormwater components, but primarily stormwater.  The Southwest Leamington Storm Water Management Pond Outlet project will support further separation of storm and sanitary sewers in Leamington by eliminating the continuing need to use an existing asset as a combined sewer.  A new stormwater outlet will: provide enhanced treatment and storage of stormwater, eliminate combined sewer overflows and allow additional sanitary collection and conveyance for the existing and future developments in Southwest Leamington by optimizing an existing asset (conversion of existing combined sewer to dedicated sanitary sewer).  This environmental Study assignment will address enhanced service and improved environmental outcomes by providing the planning solution, preferred alternative and preliminary design for the management of surface water in the southwest quadrant of Leamington.  Particularly, our Study Area comprises approximately 110 Ha, including 25 Ha of existing residential and institutional land uses serviced by aging combined sewers.  The remaining 85 Ha are designated for urban, residential development.  This project has not yet commenced but will be partly funded through Infrastructure Canada.

 

Total Project Cost - $175,000

Program Contributions (Eligible Expenditures) - $87,500

Provincial Contributions - $43,750

Municipal Contribution - $43,750

 Reconstruction and Separation of Sewers on Mill Street West

This project will include the completion of plans and specifications, tendering, approvals and construction of this sewer separation project.  Works will include sewers, roadway, sidewalks and lighting.  The project affects the existing 15 small businesses that are currently serviced by an aging combination sewer that flows downstream to a separated sewer system.  The eligible costs are limited to public/municipal property and assets.  This project is now complete and was partly funded through Infrastructure Canada.

 

Total Project Cost - $1,220,000

Program Contributions (Eligible Expenditures) - $401,880

Provincial Contributions - $200,944

Municipal Contribution - $617,168

 Separation of Sewers on Danforth Avenue
Preparation of plans and specifications to obtain approvals necessary for tendering and constructing this sewer separation project.  Works will include sewers, roadways, sidewalks and lighting.  The project affects the existing 65 homes that are currently serviced by an aging combination sewer that flows downstream to a separated sewer system.  The eligible costs are limited to public/municipal property and assets. This project is now complete and was partly funded through Infrastructure Canada.

 

Total Project Cost - $2,840,000

Program Contributions (Eligible Expenditures) - $1,222,112

Provincial Contributions - $611,056

Municipal Contribution - $611,056

 

Federal Gas Tax Fund

 Community Energy Systems

 LED Street Light Conversion

 The conversion to LED Bulbs in our street lights will allow for a longer useful life and allow for a large saving in energy consumption.  LED lights contain no toxic chemicals and are 100% recyclable allowing us to reduce our carbon footprint.  LED lights brighten up immediately and when powered on, has great advantages for infrastructure projects such as Streetlights lights.

 

Total Project Cost - $1,300,000

Cumulative Gas Tax Funds - $863,514.01

Municipal Contribution - $436,485.99

 Traffic Signal Upgrades (LED Conversion)

The conversion to LED Bulbs in our street lights will allow for a longer useful life and allow for a large saving in energy consumption.  LED lights contain no toxic chemicals and are 100% recyclable allowing us to reduce our carbon footprint.  LED ligts brighten up immediately and when powered on, has great advantages for infrastructure projects such as traffic and signal lights.

 

Total Project Cost - $100,000

Cumulative Gas Tax Funds - $52,306.64

Municipal Contribution - $47,693.36

 Local Roads and Bridges

 Mill Street Sewer Separation and Road Reconstruction

 This project will turn Mill Street into a walkable destination location for uptown events, night markets, street parties, sidewalk sales and more, encouraging residents and visitors to enjoy the daily services of our uptown businesses.  Traffic signals at the intersections of Mill Street with Erie Street and Fox Street will be reconfigured.  Approximately 300 m of storm sewer, 275 m of sanitary sewer, and 200 m of watermain - along with new sidewalks, benches, planters, and LED streetlights - will be installed.

 

Total Project Cost - $3,028,463

Cumulative Gas Tax Funds - $116,000

Municipal Contribution - $2,912,463

 Erie South Sewer Separation/Road Reconstruction

 Sewer separation and complete road reconstruction of Erie South, Stewart, Conover Avenue and Forest.  This project involves the complete sewer separation and road reconstruction including utility relocations and new road, curb, sidewalks, bike lanes, traffic calming and streetscaping.

 

Total Project Cost - $5,695,000

Cumulative Gas Tax Funds - $885,915.82

Municipal Contribution - $4,809,084.18

 Pedestrian Crossings Implementation Program

 The program includes for the installation of new pedestrian crossovers, new signage or rapid rectangular flashing beacons at our existing pedestrian crossings.  A study to determine the need for pedestrian crossovers at various locations throughout the Municipality.  the implementation of Active Transportation Facilities in accordance with the Municipalities Active Transportation Plan.

 

Total Project Cost - $1,855,000

Cumulative Gas Tax Funds - $454,807.87

Municipal Contribution - $1,400,192.13

Traffic Signal Installation at Multiple Intersections

The intersection at Oak & Wigle was identified to have high volumes of pedestrian traffic during peak traffic hours travelling between the residential areas to the north of Oak and the two elementary schools located to the south.  The intersection of Erie & Clark has been identified for operational concerns, primarily due to poor sight lines associated with the location of the building on the northwest corner of this intersection.  Our fire hall and police station are located on Clark Street.

 

Total Project Cost - $600,000

Cumulative Gas Tax Funds - $558,306.70

Municipal Contribution - $41,693.30

 County Road #20 Multi-Use Trail

 Construction of a hard surfaced multi-use trail from Essex County Road #31 to Sherk Street along the road allowance of Essex County Road #20.  The hard surface multi-use trail will give local residents and visitors a safe and enjoyable alternative to motorized vehicles.

 

Total Project Cost - $2,506,500

Cumulative Gas Tax Funds - $825,114.95

Municipal Contribution - $1,681,385.05

John Street Sewer Separation and Road Reconstruction

The Municipality of Leamington is initiating the reconstruction of John Street From Erie Street North to Queens Avenue and Queens Avenue from Talbot Street West to John Street.

As part of the project the section of John Street from Erie, westerly to the Municipal Parking Lot (along the Italian Centennial Park) will become a one way street (Area shown in purple in the attached drawing).

John Street road reconstruction

The construction project is the second phase of the Uptown Revitalization Plan, following the reconstruction of Mill Street West and follows the recommendations of the Uptown Master Plan.

The project generally involves the reconstruction of the roads, sidewalks, sewers, parking lot, the Italian Centennial Park and street lighting.

This project is currently in the construction stage.

Leamington Skatepark

The Leamington Skatepark is located at 21 Seacliff Drive East (Kinsmen Baseball Complex). This project was completed in 2018.   

 

Leamington Skateboard Park Site Plan

 

Leamington Skatepark Concept Design - 3D Rendering - PDF

Leamington Skatepark Concept Design - Site Plan - PDF

Northeast Trunk Sanitary Sewer

The Municipality of Leamington has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study (update to 2006 EA study) for a new 16 kilometre sanitary trunk sewer that will service approved growth areas along MTO Highway 77 and County Road 33.  The Municipal Class EA study has been completed in accordance with the Schedule “B” planning process under the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class EA document.

The Project File documenting the Class EA planning process is available for public review and comment for a period of 45 calendar days starting on December 12, 2018 and ending on January 25, 2019.

 

Northeast Sanitary Trunk Sewer Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

 Smart Water Meter Network Project

 

Leamington Smart Water Meter Network Project Update

The smart water meter network project is 98% complete with approximately 225 meters left to replace.  The Municipality will be working on these meter exchanges over the upcoming months with an estimated completion date of December 2020.  If your meter is located indoors and has not been replaced yet, please contact Leamington Water Services at 519-326-4454 as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.

The majority of installed meters are communicating reads and alerts to municipal staff daily, however, there are a few meters that are not communicating.  Water Services staff have initiated site visits to troubleshoot the meters that are not communicating.  If your meter is located indoors and the issue cannot be resolved from the exterior of the home, Water Services staff will leave a notice on your door to make an appointment.  We ask that you contact Water Services as soon as possible so that we can rectify the communication issue.  We will follow municipal COVID-19 policies and procedures for conducting site visits, and will ask the customer to answer pre-screening questions before entering the home.

We would like to remind Leamington water customers that the purpose of the smart water meter network is to provide real-time data to the Municipality for billing purposes and to provide alerts to help identify possible leaks or flow problems at a customer location.  If the meter and/or radio transmitter are not communicating, the Municipality cannot obtain this critical information. 

During recent site visits, municipal and contractor staff have noticed radio transmitters that have been removed or damaged.  Radio transmitters located in pits have been observed to be covered in dirt, grass, stones or landscaping and some have been sheared off by lawnmowers.   Radio transmitters located on exterior walls of a building have been found to be removed, hanging freely or damaged.  If this happens, the meter cannot communicate to the Leamington network.  Leamington Water Services is asking customers to please take care of this equipment and know where it is located on your property.  Pictures of the radio transmitters are provided below so that customers know what to look for.  Any questions should be directed to Leamington Water Services at 519-326-4454.

 

           Picture of a wall mounted radio                                     picture of outdoor pit radio                                                 picture of an outdoor pit with radio installed

                 Wall Mounted Radio                                           Outdoor Pit Radio                                           Outdoor Pit wit Radio Installed

  

 

                                                                        

 

 

 

In 2019, the Municipality of Leamington will be completing a project to install a new smart water meter network to improve the efficiency and reliability of the water system. KTI Utility Services (KTI) has been contracted by the Municipality to carry out the water meter and radio transmitter installations.

The project includes the installation of new smart water meters and an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system comprised of radio transmitters and network components.  The AMI system will provide real-time meter reading data to the Municipality to help identify possible leaks or flow problems and help ensure bill accuracy to avoid unnecessary water costs.

This is a mandatory program in which all customers will require the installation of a radio transmitter.  Customers with water meters more than five years old, or not capable of integrating with the smart meter network, will also require a water meter replacement.

There will be no cost to the customer for the equipment or the installation. Participation in this program is mandatory.

       

  

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do we need new water meters?

The majority of the meters in the Municipality were installed in 1996 and have a typical life of 10-20 years. The existing meters will be replaced with new water meter technology which is compatible with the latest meter reading technology that offers benefits such as improved customer service, system operation and environmental benefits.

The meter technology currently installed at your home/business will determine if your water meter must be replaced. Not all properties will need to have their water meter changed, however a new radio transmitter will need to be installed at all properties.

What is a water meter? How does it differ from a transmitter?

A water meter is a device that records water consumption. Your water meter is connected to a transmitter, which takes consumption information and sends (transmits) it to a remote reading device that collects this data. This information is then used for billing purposes.

Residential Meter                           Commercial Meter 1.5 to 2 inches                         Commercial Meter greater than 2 inches

Residential Meter                                            Commercial Meter 1.5 to 2 inches              Commercial Meter greater than 2 inches

 

 

                                Non Pit transmitter                                          Pit Transmitter

                                Non-Pit Transmitter                                                              Pit Transmitter

Is this appointment mandatory?

Yes. All customers that have an indoor water meter must schedule an appointment to have a radio transmitter installed and depending on the age and state of your water meter, your water meter may also require replacement. For those customers that have a water meter installed in an outdoor pit, no appointment will be necessary to install the radio transmitter and/or new water meter.

When do I have to book my appointment?

KTI Utility Services will notify customers when they are booking appointments in your area. You will receive a letter from KTI outlining the process of booking an appointment. When you receive your letter, please schedule your appointment as soon as possible to ensure the project remains on schedule.

 How do I book an appointment?

As soon as you receive your letter in the mail from KTI, you can book an installation appointment.

 

To book an appointment online:

     1. Click the "book your appointment" button above.

     2. Enter your address, city, postal code and account number. Your account number is located on the appointment notice directly below

         your address details in the top left corner.

     3. View available appointments and book your preferred time slot. At the time of booking, a confirmation will be provided and 

         your appointment details will be emailed to you.

 

To book an appointment by phone:

     1. Call 1-833-543-8807 (toll free) to arrange for your installation appointment. Appointments can be booked by phone

         Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

How long does the installation appointment take?

Installation of the new meter and radio transmitter normally takes between 30 and 60 minutes.

Do I need to do anything to prepare for the installation?

To help keep everyone safe, dogs and any other domestic pets will need to be kept out of yards during installation. In addition, always keep your meter box lids unobstructed as outdoor installations will be completed without requiring an appointment.

How will I know when the installation is taking place?

This project will take up to 9 months to complete. A letter will be sent to customers between one to two weeks prior to installation in their area. The letter will include instructions on how to book an appointment or indicate that no appointment is necessary.

I've noticed something hung on my door. What is it?

KTI uses a variety of methods to communicate with homeowners and door hangers is one of them. Door hangers will be used to update you on the status of your installation, whether you still need to book your appointment or that you have missed a scheduled appointment. It is important to read your door hanger carefully to know what actions you need to take.

Where is my water meter?

The water meter for your home could be indoors or outdoors in a pit/chamber. If it is indoors, the meter is typically found in the basement or a crawl space, near the main water shut-off valve where your service line comes into your home. If you are having trouble locating the water meter you may want to check your furnace room, utility room or near your hot water tank. 

If the entry to your water meter is less than 3 feet from floor to ceiling, the installer's body needs to enter the limited space to complete the job. It is important to let KTI know beforehand if a crawl space is involved. This will help the installer come prepared so that the required safety protocols are in place while the work is being completed.

Where can I find my water shut-off valve?

Your water shut-off valve is located where your water service line comes into your home, typically in your basement or crawl space.

How much space around the meter does the installer need to complete the work?

The installer will require a clear walking path to the meter area, as well as enough space to kneel down comfortably in front of the meter, with a small tool bag at his or her side.

My water meter is installed behind drywall. How can I ensure the meter is accessible?

 

To remove your current water meter the installer will need to loosen the nuts on either side of the meter using a pipe wrench or a pair of channel locks.  In order to do so, a 15”x15” access hole is required.  KTI installers are trained to cut into drywall neatly and precisely.  Once the installation is complete, this hole can be covered using an access panel that can be found at most hardware stores.  

        access opening                      access panel

 What kind of work is involved on the outside of the house?

The new water meter will be connected by a wire to a transmitter on the outside of the home/place of business.  Once the meter and transmitter are installed, Leamington Water Services can obtain transmitted consumption data using reading equipment, without entering your home.  If you have an outdoor pit meter, the transmitter will be installed within the pit application. 

 I live in an older home with original plumbing. Do your installers work on old pipes?

Prior to commencing any work the installer will inspect the plumbing to ensure that it is in suitable condition.  If it is determined that the plumbing is not in good enough condition, the installer will provide recommendations to the customer and Leamington Water Services.
 Will the installers come inside my home or business for the installation

Yes.  If your water meter is located inside, the installer will enter the home or commercial building to replace the meter and/or change the wiring that connects the meter to the transmitter.  The transmitter will typically be installed outside of the home or business.  The full scope of work will be determined by the installer and communicated with you prior to commencing work.

In commercial settings, the installer will be conducting pre-installation site visits to determine the scope of work for each property.  Following the site visit, an installation appointment may be booked to complete the work.

 Will an installer ever show up to my house without an appointment?

Yes, it is possible.  If an installer is in your area and the Municipality has granted KTI authorization, he/she may attempt to knock on your door and offer to do an installation with no scheduled appointment.  If you are uncomfortable with this situation, simply tell your installer you would rather schedule an appointment.

How much will this upgrade cost me?

There is no charge for the new water meter, the radio transmitter or the work to install them at your home or business.

Is the radio frequency created by the new technology safe?

Yes. The new water meters will not negatively affect health or privacy. In fact, overall health will be improved and privacy enhanced by replacing vehicles and manual visits to your home with environmentally clean radio communication.

The wireless portions of the system will be operated according to Federal Communications Commission rules and will not interfere with other radio frequencies in the area. The transmitters emit less radio frequency energy than many other commonly-used wireless devices, like cell phones, baby monitors, satellite TV's, and microwaves that are used daily by millions of people. Radio frequency moves through space at the speed of light. The new water meters use low-energy radio frequency waves to transmit information across distances. Transmission time for the units being installed is less than one second per day.

The World Health Organization and Health Canada are a few of the many credible authors of research studies showing no adverse effects from these radio frequency waves. The California Council on Science and Technology is another excellent source.

Is my account information and meter data secure?

Access to account information is restricted to authorized Leamington municipal staff, who need the data to perform important functions, including improving billing and customer service. The transmitter that sends your meter reading has a unique identifier that is transmitted along with the read data. This identifier is compared electronically to your account record to ensure that the meter reading matches the meter assigned to your account. No customer-identifying information such as names and addresses are stored in the meters or transmitted across the network.

With the new meter technology comes more water consumption data. Just like the old water meters, the new meters collect how much water you use. The main difference is the new meters collect more data throughout the day. Protecting your data is top priority. Using the same advanced methods as internet banking and ATM machines, the new water meter reading system uses proprietary protocols and encryption for your water usage data to ensure privacy, transmitting it to Leamington Water Services over a wireless network with multiple layers of security incorporated throughout the system.

Security measures are tested are reviewed regularly to guard against unauthorized access.

Who do I call if I have questions about the meter installation?

It there are any questions or concerns with the installation process, contact KTI Utility Services at 1 833 543 8807 Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

How can I verify my installer's identity? 

KTI employees can be identified with a KTI uniform, identification badge and will be driving vehicles with the company name and logo. The ID badge resembles the following:

KTI Identification Badge

What kind of technical background and training does my installer have?

Installers completing residential installations will be licensed plumbers and/or certified Water Meter Installers per the 800A apprenticeship program. Commerical installations will be completed by licensed plumbers only.

Is the installer bonded?

Yes. In addition, KTI performs criminal background checks on all installers.

Are other communities pursuing advanced metering infrastructure projects?

Many water utilities in North America are moving to AMI technology including the Town of Lasalle, Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Region of Peel and the City of Toronto.

 What is the timeline for the project?

The meter and radio transmitter installation is scheduled to begin in January 2019 and continue for a period of 9 months. The system should be fully operational by the fall of 2019. 

 What is the cost to the Municipality of Leamington?

The projected capital cost of the water meter replacement and advanced metering technology project is $3.8 million.

 

 Southwest Leamington Stormwater Management Project

The Municipality of Leamington is initiating a study to improve municipal drainage infrastructure in Southwest Leamington to support development in the area. The study will consider current drainage challenges, upgrades required and new infrastructure. 

A combined sanitary and stormwater sewer currently collects both household sewage and rainfall runoff within the existing developed area of Southwest Leamington. This study will also evaluate the potential to separate the sewers, which has a number of environmental and cost benefits.

 Stormwater Master Drainage Study for the Reid Drain, Sliver Creek Drain, and Big Creek Watersheds

 The Municipality of Leamington has prepared a Stormwater Master Drainage Study for the Reid Drain, Silver Creek, and Big Creek Watersheds. The study area is located within the jurisdictions of both the Essex Region Conservation Authority and the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority. The study was initiated to take an all-inclusive approach to assessing the impact of potential future development within the project area. The study evaluated the overall watershed drainage system and has identified stormwater management design criteria.

The Municipality is also intending to implement a Two-Zone Floodplain Policy through an Official Plan Amendment within the study area.

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 Southeast Leamington Graduated Risk Floodplain Mapping Project

The Municipality of Leamington has retained Zuzek Inc., and their sub-consultants SJL Engineering Inc. and Foresight Management Consulting, to complete a Floodplain Study for Southeast Leamington that accounts for the influence coastal storms and climate change. The study area includes the flood prone lands between Wheatley Harbour to the northern border of Point Pelee National Park, and the west shore to Sturgeon Creek. 

This investigation will study the influence of climate change on future coastal hazards due to changes in storms and ice cover and the associated challenges for the coastal communities of Leamington. Updated floodplain mapping will be generated, along with adaptation options to address the coastal hazards. The ultimate goal is to increase the resilience of the Southeast Leamington community to coastal hazards through the development of short-term and long-term solutions.

 Public Information Center 1 - Wednesday, November 27, 2019
The first Public Information Centre was held on November 27, 2019 at the Best Western Plus Leamington Hotel and Conference Centre on 566 Bevel Line Road.  The afternoon session ran from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, followed by an evening session from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.  Attendees were asked to register for the meeting in advance by calling 519-326-5761 ext. 1444 to reserve a spot at the meeting.  This was to ensure we had adequate room for all attendees.

Should you have any other questions or concerns feel free to contact Gaspare Graziano at (519) 326-5761 ext. 1303 or Allan Botham, Manager of Engineering, at ext. 1302. 

We value your feedback. By completing this comment sheet, your feedback and insights about the project was considered as the project moves forward.

Written comments were to be submited before December 13, 2019 by: 

  • Downloading and filling out the PDF and submiting via mail or email 
  • Clicking the link below will allow you to fill out and submit comments directly to the Municiplaity

PIC #1 Comment Sheet (Downloadable)


Click here for PIC #1 Presentation 

Public Information Center 2 - Wednesday, January 15, 2020
The second Public Information Centre was held on January 15, 2020 at the Best Western Plus Leamington Hotel and Conference Centre on 566 Bevel Line Road.  The afternoon session ran from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, followed by an evening session from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Attendees were asked to register for the meeting in advance to reserve a spot. This was to ensure adequate room for all attendees. We requested that you registed by Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Should you have any other questions or concerns feel free to contact Gaspare Graziano at 519-326-5761 ext. 1303 or Allan Botham, Manager of Engineering, at ext. 1302.

We value your feedback. By completing this comment sheet, your feedback and insights about the project was considered as the project moves forward.

Written comments were to be submited before January 31, 2020 by:

  • Downloading and filling out the PDF and submiting via mail or email 
  • Clicking the link below will allow you to fill out and submit comments directly to the Municiplaity

PIC #2 Comment Sheet (Downloadable)


Click here for PIC #2 Presentation 

Public Information Center 3 - Monday, March 30, 2020 *CANCELLED*

The Municipality has taken precautionary measures and has cancelled the Public Information Centre #3 due to the concerns surrounding COVID-19 that was scheduled for Monday March 30, 2020 at the Best Western Plus Leamington Hotel and Conference Center on 566 Bevel Line Road. The Municipality will resend notifications once a new date is determined.

Should you have any other questions or concerns feel free to contact Gaspare Graziano at 519-326-5761 ext. 1303 or Allan Botham, Manager of Engineering, at ext. 1302.

Current Report Status

At the Public Information Center (PIC) held on January 15, 2020, the Study Team provided an overview of the project and work plan, reviewed the vulnerability assessments that considered climate change, discussed potential economic damages for various flooding scenarios, showed case studies of adaption options to mitigate flood and erosion hazards and received your feedback.

Due to the concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Municipality took precautionary measures and had to cancel PIC #3, which would have been held on Monday, March 30, 2020. The goal of the PIC was to present the results and refinements to:

  • the floodplain mapping;
  • potential economic damages;
  • summarize the results of the erosion and flooding vulnerability assessment, along with the risk to existing buildings and emergency access; and
  • present and review the Draft Adaptation Options.

Similar to prior PICs, stakeholders and residents would have been given an opportunity to participate in group discussions.  These discussions provide the Study Team with an opportunity to gather important feedback and comments from stakeholders and residents.

The Study Team is currently working to complete the “Draft” report.  When complete, it will be posted on this website for review and download.

Next Steps and How can I participate?

You can follow the progress of the study from this web page.

Should a public meeting to present the Draft Adaptation Options not be possible due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, public feedback of the Draft Adaptation Options and Technical Report will be gathered from either a downloadable Comment Sheet or via Emails.

Steps Following Public Feedback

  • Revisions to the draft adaptation concepts considering the feedback received
  • Presentation of Draft Final Report to Council (date to be determined)

It is important to recognize the report prepared by Zuzek Inc. is a technical document and will summarize a range of adaptation options to deal with the severe flood and erosion hazards in Southeast Leamington. Further planning and consultation will be required to select the most appropriate long-term solution(s) for the area.  This process will be led by the Municipality of Leamington, as directed by Council and with feedback from area residents.

Please check the website regularly for updates and status

Traffic Study for Erie St. South, Oak St. Sherk St, and Seacliff Drive

The Municipality of Leamington has retained McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers to undertake a study to develop a long-range vision for the area generally bounded by Eire Street South, Oak Street, Sherk Street, and Seacliff Drive. 

At this time, we are requesting input on local traffic conditions, road safety, and transportation facilities within the study area and any other feedback and concerns you may have. An initial Public Information Session will be held in the fall of 2020 intended to present an overview of the study and existing condition.

 Waterfront Destination Master Plan

The Municipality of Leamington is embarking on a project to develop and implement a Waterfront Destination Master Plan. The Plan will be a visionary document to guide the transformation of the waterfront into a mixed use, pedestrian-focused community and visitor destination. It will build on an existing excellent foundation that includes Sunset Stadium, the Lakeside Marina and ferry connections to Pelee Island. It will support existing elements along the waterfront, while building capacity for tourism, economic development, active transportation, and improving connections to other municipal properties along and near the waterfront. The Plan will leverage and celebrate the full potential of Leamington’s waterfront.

Working with consultants from thinc design, the Municipality will inform and engage the community in developing the Plan through a variety of opportunities to participate. COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings have prompted a shift to an interactive online platform. Throughout the Plan’s preparation, the online platform will present updated information and community perspectives, and will continue to ask for community input and feedback. Public participation in a number of online activities will be requested including: identifying recommended improvements / enhancements on a map; sharing and discussing ideas for the waterfront with other members of the community; and providing feedback via short surveys, opinion polls, etc. The study process will confirm community interests in developing Leamington’s waterfront, and how these interests can be woven into a responsive design that proposes exciting future directions. The online platform is available at www.leamingtonwfmp.ca.

The Plan will provide Council with design and programming concepts that will contribute to making Leamington a premier waterfront destination. The Plan will also include priorities and next steps to guide the implementation of recommendations, so the Municipality can proceed to budgeting and tendering specific improvement projects. 

For additional information, please contact Alexander Del Brocco, C.E.T, Engineering Project Manager, (519) 326-5761 ext. 1369.

 

 

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Phone: 519-326-5761
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