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Environmental Assessment: Glen Walter Water Treatment Plan and Water Pollution Control Plant (2022-2023)

Project Status: Temporarily On-Hold

 

Overview

The Township of South Glengarry has initiated an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the expansion of the Glen Walter Water Treatment Plant and Water Pollution Control Plant currently located along County Road 2 approximately 2km east of Cornwall.

Township Council approved the Glen Walter Water and Wastewater Servicing Master Plan on February 7, 2022. The Servicing Master Plan developed a preferred strategy to provide water and wastewater services to the Glen Walter Community while meeting the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act.

The Servicing Master Plan considered three options:

  • Option 1 – Maintain a Mix of Municipal and Private Services
  • Option 2 – Expansion of South Glengarry’s Infrastructure
    • 2A – Expansion to Entire Area
    • 2B – Partial Expansion of Municipal Services Boundary (New Development)
  • Option 3 – Obtain Services from City of Cornwall

The Servicing Master Plan identified Option 2B – Partial Expansion of Municipal Services Boundary as the preferred option. This option positions the Township to provide sufficient capacity in the municipal water and wastewater systems to support growth within the following areas: infill within the Glen Walter Core and Farlinger Point, Place St. Laurent, Country Club Estates, and two other areas identified in Figure 6 of the Study Report. The development of these areas is expected to increase the service population within the municipal serviced area from 1,000 persons (2021) to 3,000 (2051).

Completing this Schedule ‘C’ Environmental Assessment for the expansion of each plant is the next step required for implementing the preferred option.

 

Study Process

The Study is being conducted in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) process for a Schedule ‘C’ project. The planning and design process will lead to the development of functional design for the project that is technically sound, innovative and that includes effective consultation and consensus building.

There will be ongoing consultation activities throughout the study. This first public consultation event will provide:

  • An overview of the study objectives, background, and purpose
  • EA Process, consultation, and schedule
  • Need and opportunities, existing conditions, and study progress to-date
  • Planning and design principles/objectives for the study
  • Next steps

Interested persons can provide comments throughout the EA Study. Any comments received will be collected under the Environmental Assessment Act and, with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record.

For further information or to provide comments, please contact:

Sarah McDonald, P. Eng.
General Manager, Infrastructure Services
Township of South Glengarry
GlenWalterEA@southglengarry.com

Marco Vincelli, P. Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
EVB Engineering
Marco.Vincelli@EVBEngineering.com

 

Public Consultation

First Public Information Session

  • Date: Thursday October 6, 2022
  • Time: 6pm - 8pm (drop-in format)
  • Location: Glen Walter Fire Hall, 6650 Bray Street, Glen Walter

 

Project Steering Committee

  • Sarah McDonald, P. Eng., General Manager - Infrastructure Services, Township of South Glengarry
  • Dillen Seguin, Director of Water and Wastewater, Township of South Glengarry
  • Martin Lang, Deputy Mayor, Township of South Glengarry
  • Stephanie Jaworski, Councillor, Township of South Glengarry
  • Marco Vincelli, P. Eng., Consultant Project Manager, EVB Engineering
  • Ian McLeod, P. Eng., Consultant Quality Advisory, EVB Engineering
  • Michelle Gordon, Water Inspector, Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks

(Last updated: June 18, 2023)

Glen Walter Water Tower Design (2022-2023)

Project Status: Underway

 

Overview

The Township of South Glengarry has initiated the planning and design for a new Water Storage Tank to support the Glen Walter Water Treatement Plant. The project includes a new and elevated water storage tank with new pumps and replacing up to 4,000 meters of Glen Walter's existing watermains with new 300mm PVC pipes. This project will address critical health and safety issues and increase the access of potable water to the community.

 

For further information or to provide comments, please contact:

Sarah McDonald, P. Eng.
General Manager, Infrastructure Services
Township of South Glengarry
infrastructure@southglengarry.com

Guy Ste-Croix, P. Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
Ainley Engineering
guy.ste-croix@ainleygroup.com

 

Public Consultation

First Public Information Session

  • Date: Tuesday May 16, 2023
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm AND 5:30pm - 7:30pm (drop-in format)
  • Location: Glen Walter Fire Hall, 6650 Bray Street, Glen Walter
  • Presentation Boards: CLICK HERE

(Last updated: September 19, 2023)

Active Transportation and Trails Plan (2022-2023)

Project Status: Underway

 

Overview

The Township of South Glengarry has initiated an Active Transportation and Trails Plan.

Details, including dates of all Public Consultation Events, are coming soon!

(Last updated: March 13, 2024)

Water and Wastewater

Glen Walter / Lancaster / Green Valley - Collection System Rehabilation (Various Locations)

Project Status: Pre-Planning

 

Following the 2023 Sewer Cleaning and CCTV inspections, the Township has identified sections of sewer pipe for rehabiliation. The work will be completed during the summer of 2024.

 

(Last updated: March 12, 2024)

Structure Rehabiliation

Rehabiliation of Chapel Road Bridge

Project Status: Tender

 

Overview

The Township of South Glengarry maintains approximately 400 kilometers of roads which includes over 60 bridges.

The rehabilitation of this bridge was identified by the Township's recent Ontario Structural Inspection Manual (OSIM) Report.

What: The design work involves a detailed deck condition survey, a structural evaluation, design for concrete repairs; waterproofing and paving; and replacement of the expansion joint assemblies.

Why: This work is required to renew the aging infrastructure and to improve reliability.

Where: Located on Chapel Road approximately 450m north of Caber Road.

When: Summer 2024

Who: The Township of South Glengarry has retained Egis (formerly McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers) to complete the design.

(Last updated: March 12, 2024)

Rehabiliation of Second Line Road Bridge

Project Status: Tender

 

Overview

The Township of South Glengarry maintains approximately 400 kilometers of roads which includes over 60 bridges.

The rehabilitation of this bridge was identified by the Township's recent Ontario Structural Inspection Manual (OSIM) Report.

What: The design work involves replacement of the expansion joint assemblies.

Why: This work is required to renew the aging infrastructure and to improve reliability.

Where: Located on Second Line Road approximately 1,400m north of County Road 25.

When: Summer 2024

Who: The Township of South Glengarry has retained Egis (formerly McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers) to complete the design.

(Last updated: March 12, 2024)

 Closure of Kinloch Road Bridge

Overview

Structural deterioration of the aging Lauzon Bridge factor into the Township’s September 2023 decision to
enact load restrictions on Kinloch Road. The bridge is located on Kinloch Road at the South Branch
of the Raisin River.

This stop-gap measure was introduced to help prolong the bridge’s service life by preventing
damage and circumventing potential failures. The 2023 Ontario Structural Inspection Manual (OSIM) inspection indicated that the Lauzon Bridge has severe defects, requiring regular monitoring and that a full replacement of the structure is warranted in 2024. The high-level estimate for this replacement is $2,000,000 to $2,200,000.

Given the lack of available funding to continue to monitor and replace the structure, as part of the 2024 budget process, Township Council has elected to close this bridge in the interest of public safety, until such a time as there is funding available for the replacement.

The anticipated closure date is Monday June 17, 2024.

(Last updated: March 12, 2024)

 

Roadway Renewal and Upgrades

 Roadway Resurfacing - Asphalt (Second Line Road and Glen Road)

Project Status: Tender

 

Overview

The Township of South Glengarry is undertaking preservation paving along two sections of asphalt roadway to prolong the life of the municipal investment:

  • Second Line Road - County Road 18 to County Road 25
  • Glen Road - East of Glen Brook Road to County Road 27

  

(Last updated: March 12, 2024)

Roadway Surfacing - High Float Surface Treatment (North Branch)

Project Status: Tender

 

Overview

The Township of South Glengarry is reinstating the hard surface along North Branch Road from the South Stormont border to County Road 20. The roadway will upgraded from gravel to a high-float surface treatment.

  

(Last updated: March 12, 2024)

 Tyotown Road - Retaining Wall Removal
Project Status: Planning

 

Overview

The Township of South Glengarry is removing the retaining wall along Tyotown Road to mitigate the poor condition of the existing asset.

  

(Last updated: March 12, 2024)

Completed Projects

CCTV Inspections (2023)

Project Status: Complete

 

The Township will be completing Sewer Cleaning and CCTV inspections during the months of May and June 2023 for all three municipal wastewater systems:

  • Lancaster
  • Glen Walter
  • Green Valley

 

(Last updated: July 18, 2023)

Lancaster Lagoon Dredging (2023)

Project Status: Complete

 

The Township undertook dredging of the Lancaster Wastewater Lagoon to remove the excess sludge that had been accumulating in the active lagoon cells. The dredged material will be stored in the inactive lagoon cell to dry and can be used in the future as final cover material at the Township’s landfills!

 

Dredging is an important form of maintenance that supports the longevity and efficiency of the lagoons. By dredging, the Township is restoring the design capacity of the lagoon (more space!), improving the efficiency of the wastewater treatment process, and reducing the potential for odors.

 

(Last updated: July 18, 2023)

Filion Drain Engineer’s Report (2022-2023)

Project Status: Complete

 

Overview

The Filion Drain is one of (approximately) 130 municipal drains located within the Township of South Glengarry.  A municipal drain is a system to move water which is created pursuant to a bylaw passed by Township Council. Most often, the drain is located on private property and the municipality is responsible for the construction of the drainage system and future maintenance and repair. Costs are then recovered from the property owners in the watershed of the drain.

The existing Engineer’s Reports for the Filion Municipal Drain were prepared under the previous 1970 Drainage Act where culverts were an owner’s responsibility to maintain. Township Council has initiated an update to the Engineer’s Report under Section 78 of the Drainage Act, R.S.O. 1990. This update will incorporate the 20-30 large arch pipes as part of the drainage works into the Engineer’s Report, thereby making them eligible for future maintenance grants provided by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).

More information about Municipal Drains is available at: http://omafra.gov.on.ca/english/landuse/drain-eref/municipal.htm

 

Study Process

The Study is being conducted in accordance with the Drainage Act. Township Council appointed McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd. under Section 78 of the Drainage Act to update the Filion Drain Engineer’s Report in January 2020.  The project was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic and on April 4, 2022 Township Council extended the appointment of McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd.

The first public information session (On-Site Meeting) was held on June 6, 2022. A second public information session (Meeting to Consider) was held on April 3, 2023.

Interested persons can provide comments throughout the Study. Any comments received will be collected under the Drainage Act and, with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record.

 

Revised Engineer's Report

The revised Engineer's Report is available for viewing here.

 

Public Consultation

1.  On-site Meeting
Date: June 6, 2022
Time: 2:00pm
Location: North Lancaster Optimist Hall

2. Meeting to Consider
Date: April 3, 2023
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Tartan Hall (Char-Lan Recreation Centre)

3. Court of Revision
Date: May 1, 2023
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Tartan Hall (Char-Lan Recreation Centre)

(Last updated: May 18, 2023)

Replacement of Westley Creek Culvert at Concession 2 (2022)

Project Status: Complete

 

Overview

The Township of South Glengarry maintains approximately 400 kilometers of roads which includes over 60 bridges and many more culverts.

The replacement of this culvert was identified by the Township's Drainage Superintendent.

What: The replacement of the Westley Creek culvert crossing Concession 2.

Why: This work is required to renew the aging infrastructure and to improve reliability.

Where: Located on Concession 2 just east of County Road 26.

When: July 2023.

Who: MacDonald Technical Services and the Township of South Glengarry

(Last updated: Seotember 19, 2023)

Renewal Options Analysis of Butternut Lane Bridge (2023)

Project Status: Complete

 

Overview

The Butternut Lane Bridge (SN 30050) was constructed in 1920 and is located approximately 750m west of Third Line Road, over the Beaudette River. The structure is a single span steel half-through truss with a span of 15.88 m and an overall width of 5.43 m. The bridge was closed March 2023 for all usage. Prior to the 2023 closure, the bridge was closed to vehicular traffic and was exclusively used for recreational vehicles such as ATVs and snowmobiles.

 

What: The work involves the preparation of a Renwal Options and Financial Analysis to review the lifecydle costs of the available options for the structure.

Why: Aging infrastructure.

Where: Located at the termination of Butternut Lane over the Beautdette River, located approximately 700m west of Third Line Road.

When: The Final Report was presented to Council on Tuesday August 8, 2023.

Who: The Township of South Glengarry has retained Morrison Hershfield to complete the Renewal Options and Financial Analysis.

(Last updated: September 19, 2023)

Extension of MacDonald Road (2023)

Project Status: Complete

 

Overview

The Township of South Glengarry is extending MacDonald Road by 200m. The proposed extension includes:

  • Drainage and stormwater improvements, including ditching
  • Construction of road base and granular road surface
  • Introduction of a widened road platform at the road terminiation to support winter operations

  

(Last updated: September 19, 2023)

Resurfacing of Sabourin and Anderson (2023)

Project Status: Complete

 

Overview

The Township of South Glengarry is resurfacing Sabourin and Anderson Drive in Glen Walter. The proposed construction includes:

  • Drainage and stormwater improvements, including ditching
  • Asphalt resurfacing of Sabourin and Anderson Drive
  • Introduction of a widened road platform at the road terminiations to support winter operations

  

(Last updated: September 19, 2023)

Reconstruction of Warren, Middle, Bethune (2023)

Project Status: Complete

 

Overview

What: The Township of South Glengarry is reconstructing Warren, Middle, and Bethune Street in Williamstown. The construction includes:

  • Provision of 3.25m driving lanes where space allows
  • Intersection improvements at Warren Street and Middle Street to improve truck turning movements
  • Drainage and stormwater improvements, including the introduction of curbs
  • Removal of existing sidwalk on north side of Warren Street

Why: This work is required to renew the aging infrastructure and to improve reliability.

Where: Warren Street, Middle Street, and Bethune Streets in the hamlet of Williamstown.

When: The work was completed September 2023.

Who: The Township of South Glengarry has retained the Contractor, Clarence McDonald Excavation Ltd. to complete the work.

 

Public Consultation

First Public Information Session

  • Date: Wednesday March 22, 2023
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm (drop-in format)
  • Location: Williamstown Library

 

Public Notices

 

(Last updated: September 19, 2023)

Asset Management Plan

Project Status: Completed

 

Overview

The Ontario Regulation 588/17 (Asset Management for Municipal Infrastructure Regulation) included a phased approach to provide municipalities with ample time to meet the requirements of the regulation:

  • July 1, 2019 – finalized a strategic asset management policy (complete!)
  • July 1, 2022 – Approved asset management plan for core assets (complete!)
  • July 1, 2024 – Approved asset management plan for all municipal infrastructure assets
  • July 1, 2025 – Approved expansion of the asset management plan

 

2022 Policy Update and Core Asset Management Plan

The 2022 Asset Management Plan focuses on core asset categories with an estimated replacement value of approximately $236,320,000.

  • Roads (28%) have a replacement value of $67,598,390
  • Bridges (34%) have a replacement value of $80,005,613
  • Water (17%) have a replacement value of $39,073,132
  • Sanitary (21%) has a replacement value of $49,641,815

The Township will be continuing the improve its asset management documents while working to meet the next deadline provided by O. Reg. 588/17.

(Last updated: Febuary 13, 2023)

Water Meters and Repairs (2022)

Project Status: Completed

 

The Township will be completing service appointments to inspect and repair water meters during the spring and summer of 2022. The inspection and replacement time for a new water meter is approximately 30 to 90 minutes and will potentially require the water to be shut off and then turned back on. Someone from your household who is at least 18 years of age must be at home during the appointment. Advance notification and booking of the service appointments will be provided.

The water meter inspector will have a Township of South Glengarry photo ID card identifying themselves and will arrive in a vehicle with a Township of South Glengarry logo.

(Last updated: February 13, 2023)

 Second Line Road Bridge Rehabilitation (2022)

Project Status: Completed

 

Overview

The Township of South Glengarry maintains over fifty (50) structures that have a span of three (3) meters or greater. These structures are all inspected on in accordance with the Ontario Structural Inspection Manual (OSIM) which provides the Township with recommendations for repairs and maintenance for each structure, as well as any roadside safety issues, and an associated ten-year capital plan.

The rehabilitation of Second Line Bridge was identified through the OSIM process and funded through the Township’s capital budget.

What: The work involves the rehabilitation of the Second Line Bridge structure.

Why: This work is required to renew the aging infrastructure and to improve reliability.

Where: The Second Line Road Bridge is located approximately 2.2 kilometres north of County Road 18 near North Lancaster.

When: The work was completed Spring / Summer 2022.

Who: The Township of South Glengarry has retained the Contractor, Coco Paving Inc. to complete the work.

 Bundled Bridges (2022)

Project Status: Completed

 

Overview

The Township of South Glengarry maintains over fifty (50) structures that have a span of three (3) meters or greater. These structures are all inspected on in accordance with the Ontario Structural Inspection Manual (OSIM) which provides the Township with recommendations for repairs and maintenance for each structure, as well as any roadside safety issues, and an associated ten-year capital plan.

The rehabilitation of these five bridges were identified through the OSIM process and funded through the Township’s capital budget.

What: The work involves the rehabilitation of the following structures:

  • Glen Donald Road Culvert, SN 30019
  • Glen Roy Road Culvert, SN 30023
  • Glen Roy Road Culvert, SN 30024
  • First Line Road Culvert, SN 30035
  • Roy’s Road Culvert, SN 30052

Why: This work is required to renew the aging infrastructure and to improve reliability.

Where: Various locations in South Glengarry

When: The work is being Tendered during the summer 2022 with construction anticipated to begin September 2022.

Who: The Township of South Glengarry has retained Dalcon Constructors Ltd. to complete work.

 1st Line Road Culvert (2022)
Project Status: Completed

 

Overview

The Township of South Glengarry maintains approximately 400 kilometers of roads which includes drainage culverts that cross the road. At this location, the cross-culvert is along the Filion Drain.

The rehabilitation of this culvert was identified by the Township's Drainage Superintendent and verified through a 2022 structural inspection.

What: The work involves the complete removal of the existing and installation of a new 3,700mm x 2,290mm structural plate corrugated steel pipe arch.

Why: This work is required to renew the aging infrastructure and to improve reliability.

Where: Located on 1st Line Road approximately 650m north of Concession Road 5.

When: October / November 2022

Who: The Township of South Glengarry has retained Fidelity Engineering and Construction Ltd. to complete this work. 

Concession 4 Surface Treatment (2022)

Project Status: Completed

 

Overview

The Township of South Glengarry maintains approximately 400 kilometers of roads which are inspected every 3-5 years to prepare a Roads Needs Study and accompanying 10-year capital plan for road renewal. This work was identified by the Township's 2020 Roads Needs Study.

What: The work involves the pulverizing and application of a new double surface treatment on Concession 4.

Why: This work is required to renew the aging infrastructure and to improve reliability.

Where: The resurfacing is being applied to Concession 4 between County Road 26 and Third Line Road.

When: The work was completed during Summer 2022.

Who: The Township of South Glengarry has retained the Contractor, Miller Paving, to complete the work.

Hamlet Paving (2022)

Overview

The Township of South Glengarry maintains approximately 400 kilometers of roads which are inspected every 3-5 years to prepare a Roads Needs Study and accompanying 10-year capital plan for road renewal. This work was identified by the Township's 2020 Roads Needs Study.

What: The work involves a new asphalt surface on selected, low-volumn, hamlet roads.

Why: This work is required to renew the aging infrastructure and to improve reliability.

Where: The work include the following locations:

  • Green Valley - Menard Street, MacKinnon Road, Third Street, Charlotte Street, Park Street, First Street, Second Street, Lancaster Street, Roy Crescent, Della Avenue, Luc Street, Gabrielle Street, Lefebvre Street
  • Lancaster - Colin Street, Head Street, Molan Street, High Street, Dunan Street, Boundary Street, South Terrace Street, Oak Street, Elm Street, Maple Street
  • Bayview Estates - Clifford Avenue, Laura Avenue, Marlene Avenue

When: The work was completed Summer 2022.

Who: The Township of South Glengarry has jointly tendered with the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry and the Township of North Glengarry for this work. Blair Asphalt Products has been retained to complete the pulverizing, grading, and asphalt paving.

Celtic Lane, Cemetery Road, North Branch Road Pulverizing (2022)

Project Status: Complete

 

Overview

The Township of South Glengarry maintains approximately 400 kilometers of roads which are inspected every 3-5 years to prepare a Roads Needs Study and accompanying 10-year capital plan for road renewal. This work was identified by the Township's 2020 Roads Needs Study.

What: The work involves the pulverizing of the existing surface and application of a new grannular surface. In areas of concern, additional geotextile fabric is being installed to reduce the formation of potholes.

Why: This work is required to renew the aging infrastructure and to improve reliability.

Where: The work includes the following locations:

  • Celtic Lane (Lancaster)
  • North Branch Road (Martintown)
  • Cemetery Road (Martintown)

When: The work was completed Summer 2022.

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