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Notice of Study Commencement - Road Sand and Salt Storage

November 12, 2013 -

Schedule B Class Environmental Assessment

The Study

Area MapThe City of Kingston Public Works Department has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to assess alternatives for replacing the road sand storage facility located at 1010 Middle Road. The existing road sand storage facility is leased by the City of Kingston and will no longer be available following the 2013/2014 winter maintenance season. The project is being undertaken to confirm a preferred location that will maintain or improve operational efficiencies in the winter maintenance program. Based on the review to date the Project Team has selected a preferred option, located within the St Lawrence Business Park on Innovation Drive as shown on the key map.

The Process

The Class EA project is being planned in accordance with the requirements of a Schedule B  project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, as amended in 2007 and 2011). The Class EA process involves identification of serviceability requirements, assessment of alternative solutions, development of a recommended conceptual design, and consultation with stakeholder agencies and the public. The preferred location will be subject to Council approval.

Comments

Public and agency consultation is a key element of the Class EA process and input will be sought for incorporation into the planning and design of this project and will be received no later than Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.

For further information on the project, please contact:

Greg Newman, MCIP, RPP
Project Planner
McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd.
192 Hickson Ave., Kingston, ON
K7K 2N9
Telephone: 613-542-3788, ext. 110
Fax: 613-542-7583
Email: g.newman@mcintoshperry.com

Tyler Lasko, P.Eng.
Engineer
City of Kingston – Public Works Services Group
216 Ontario St., Kingston, ON
K7L 2Z3
Tel.: 613-546-4291, ext. 2307
Email: tlasko@cityofkingston.ca

Subject to Comments received and the receipt of necessary approvals, the City of Kingston intends to proceed with the planning, design and construction of this project in 2014. All comments received will be maintained on file and may be included in study documents. With the exception of personal information all comments will become part of the public record.