Public Notices

Road Closures

  • Third Avenue from Jepson Street to McRae Street

    Effective Dates

    Monday, March 25, 2019 until Friday, May 31, 2019

    Reason

    Construction Project

    Type

    Temporary

    Contact

    Eric Lallouet
    905-356-7521 ext. 4216

    Description

    The City of Niagara Falls will be replacing the watermain, sanitary sewer and appurtenances as well as reconstructing the roadway on Third Avenue from Jepson Street to McRae Street.Due to the scope of the work, Third Avenue will be closed to through traffic at times during construction. In accordance with the contract documents, the contractor, Demar Construction, Inc., is required to notify emergency services of their daily operations.Construction is expected to commence late March and will be continuous until completion, approximately May 2019, weather permitting.  View on a map

    Detour Information

    Follow signed detours when travelling around this construction site.

Public Notices

  • Smoke Testing of the Sanitary Sewer System - Chippawa

    Description

    A representative of GM BluePlan Engineering and AMG Environmental will be conducting smoke testing in the sanitary sewers in Chippawa neighbourhoods from May 27 to May 31, 2019.

    Smoke testing is a safe, quick way to find areas of the sewer system that have improper connections. These connections can be located in your household plumbing or in the private or municipal infrastructure outside of the home. These connections may have occurred at the time your house was built or after that point due to plumbing modifications.

    The smoke used in the test is manufactured for this purpose, is non-toxic, not harmful to your health, leaves no residuals or stains on clothing, draperies or furniture, and has no known effects on plants and animals, it is odourless, and will dissipate in a few minutes. The test consists of blowing a harmless coloured vapour (similar to theatre smoke) into the sanitary and storm manholes and observing the points where the smoke exits.

    The smoke should not enter your home from the sanitary sewer lines if your sink and drain traps contain water. Therefore, the City of Niagara Falls asks that you pour water into your basement floor drains and any unused sinks, showers, rough- ins or other plumbing fixtures a few days before smoke testing begins.

    This is a good practice to follow throughout the year to ensure your plumbing fixtures are functioning asintended. If smoke does enter your home, it is an indication that sewer vapors also have the potential to enter your home and minor corrections may be needed to your plumbing.

    If you experience irritation to the smoke, please leave the affected area. The smoke will dissipate within a few minutes and any irritation will quickly subside with it. Irritation from the smoke is extremely rare but we will have staff on hand to assist you.

    We encourage property owners to be home during the testing to determine if smoke enters your home, as this identifies improper plumbing connections (or dry P-traps). If you have smoke enter your property, please contact the staff on the street.

    Agents of the City will be in daily contact with the fire department, so they are aware of the streets being tested. If you have doubt about the origin of smoke, always contact the fire department and they can determine if the smoke is related to our testing or if the fire department needs to be dispatched.

    If we are unable to conduct the smoke testing within the scheduled dates, residents will be notified with anupdate letter as soon as possible. Some common questions are answered on the attachment.

    Should you have any further questions please contact Joe Colasurdo at the City of Niagara Falls at 905-356-7521 ext.4359 or Carla Coveart at GM BluePlan Engineering Ltd at 519-240-7663.

    Attachments

    Posting Dates

    5/23/2019 to 5/31/2019
  • Notice of Passing of Zoning By-aw No. 2019-57

    Description

    The purpose of By-law No. 2019-57 is to rezone the lands from Open Space (OS), in part, Hazard Land (HL), in part, and Prestige Industrial (PI), in part, to site specific Prestige Industrial (PI-1096), in part, and Environmental Protection Area (EPA), in part.

    By-law No. 2019-57 is in conformity with the City of Niagara Falls Official Plan and is not subject to an amendment to the Official Plan.

    Posting Dates

    5/21/2019 to 6/7/2019
  • Notice of Passing of Zoning By-law No. 2019-56

    Description

    The purpose of By-law No. 2019-56 is to rezone the lands to a site specific Residential Low Density, Grouped Multiple Dwellings (R4-1090), in part, and a site specific Environmental Protection Area (EPA-1091), in part, to permit 5 townhouse dwelling units and a semi-detached dwelling on a portion of the lands and protect the watercourse and 100 year flood plain located on the balance of the lands.

    By-law No. 2019-56 is in conformity with the City of Niagara Falls Official Plan and is not subject to an amendment to the Official Plan.

    Posting Dates

    5/21/2019 to 6/7/2019
  • Hydrant Flow Testing

    Description

    As part of the City’s Water System Model Update,  fire hydrant flow testing will commence during the week of May 20th.
    This activity will be taking place in the City’s north end, within the areas bordered by Thorold Stone Road, Garner Road, Niagara Townline Road and Stanley Avenue (see map for further detail). This process may create very brief periods of slightly discoloured water. If discolouration occurs, running a cold water tap closest to your water meter for a short period of time should alleviate the problem. Should you have any questions, concerns or persistent issues, please contact the Municipal Service Centre at 905-356-1355. The City’s Annual Water Report can be viewed online at www.niagarafalls.ca or in person at the Municipal Service Centre at 3200 Stanley Ave.

    Posting Dates

    5/17/2019 to 5/27/2019
  • South Niagara Falls Wastewater Solutions - NOTICE of Public Meeting

    Description

    South Niagara Falls Wastewater Solutions

    Public Engagement - Public Information Centre #1
    Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 5 - 8 p.m.
    Boys and Girls Club of Niagara
    8800 McLeod Rd., Niagara Falls

    Please visit the Region's website for more information - to sign up for updates and to provide feedback:

    https://www.niagararegion.ca/projects/south-niagara-falls-treatment-plant/default.aspx 

    About the Project
    Niagara Region is investing in tomorrow to make sure we have the infrastructure to serve current and future residents and businesses in Niagara.

    A Schedule 'C' Class Environmental Assessment is underway to plan for a new wastewater treatment plant and improvements to wastewater systems in the South Niagara Falls area.

    The new plant and system upgrades will meet growing needs and provide environmental benefits to the South Niagara Falls area. The public, stakeholders and agencies will be consulted and engaged through each step.

    The Study
    The environmental assessment is a transparent, mandated process that will identify and confirm some important factors:

    • Wastewater treatment strategy for the area
    • Preferred site for the new plant
    • Sewer routes in the area
    • Preferred technology and construction requirements
    • Timing for design and construction


    Project Background
    We undertook an integrated process called Niagara 2041 where the Region looked at water and wastewater infrastructure, growth planning and transportation to establish a plan for Niagara's future. It identified significant opportunity for growth in the South Niagara Falls area.

    Under this process, the 2016 Water and Wastewater Master Servicing Plan Update was completed. A key recommendation was to establish a new wastewater treatment plant in the South Niagara Falls area and have the sewer systems in the southern area connect to this new facility. Niagara Region Council and Niagara Falls Council adopted these recommendations in 2017.

    Wastewater and Treatment
    When you flush a toilet, take a shower or do laundry, wastewater flows into the sanitary sewer system to one of our wastewater treatment facilities. Wastewater can also come from industries, commercial businesses and institutions.

    Wastewater is water that has been used in a way that negatively impacts its quality. Contaminants in wastewater typically include human waste, oils, grease, chemicals, dirt and soaps.

    Wastewater from across Niagara is collected and flows into the underground sanitary sewers connected to homes, businesses and institutions. It then flows to a facility where it goes through a multi-step treatment process to prepare it to be safely returned to the environment.

    At the facility, solids are removed and the wastewater is purified to meet set standards. Once fully treated, it's discharged through an 'outfall' into a deep enough nearby natural body of water.

    Environmental Assessment Process
    A Municipal Schedule 'C' Class Environmental Assessment is a five-phase study that identifies potential positive and negative effects of projects such as road improvements, facility expansions, or to facilitate a new service.

    The process includes an evaluation of impacts on the natural and social environment, including the impacts to plants, animals, soils, traffic patterns, and to residents and businesses in the community.

    The full assessment will take approximately two years to complete. However, the preferred site location is anticipated to be selected by fall 2019.

    Rationale
    As the region grows and builds new communities, creates new jobs, and invests in new facilities like schools and hospitals, investment is needed to plan and build our infrastructure, including having what we need to treat wastewater.

    There is significant residential and employment growth planned for Niagara and specifically for the South Niagara falls area. Of the total growth (employment and population) expected in Niagara Falls by 2041, 64 per cent of that growth is expected in South Niagara Falls area. This area will require a new wastewater treatment plant and upgrading our sewer system to support this growth and protect the environment.

    Benefits
    A new wastewater treatment plant and improved overall system will result in many benefits for the community including:

    • Improved efficiency of the wastewater system in the South Niagara Falls area
    • Enhanced environmental protection through technology and system improvements
    • New jobs and infrastructure to support investment in the region
    • Freed up capacity at existing Niagara Falls plant
    • More options in how the Region manages wastewater


    Project Timeline


    MARCH TO FALL 2019:
    Phase 1 and 2 Class Environmental Assessment: Identify the preferred site for the new plant and sewer routes in the area

    SPRING 2019:
    Public information centre #1

    FALL 2019:
    Public information centre #2

    FALL 2019 TO FALL 2020:
    Phase 3 and 4 Class Environmental Assessment: Select the preferred technology and construction requirements and demonstrate the timing for design and construction

    SPRING 2020:
    Public information centre #3

    FALL 2020:
    Environmental Study Report for public review

     

    CONTACT


    Lisa Vespi
    Project Manager
    Niagara Region
    905-980-6000 ext. 3640
    Email Lisa Vespi

    Chris Hamel
    Consultant Project Manager
    GM BluePlan Engineering Limited
    416-703-0667
    chris.hamel@gmblueplan.ca

    Attachments

    Posting Dates

    5/15/2019 to 5/29/2019
  • Notice of Passing of Zoning By-law No. 2019-50

    Description

    The purpose of By-law No. 2019-50 is to rezone the lands a site specific Residential 1E Density (R1E-1094) zone, in part and Environmental Protection Area (EPA-1095), in part. The R1E1094 zone will permit the construction of detached dwellings and the EPA-1095 zone will permit the expansion of the existing stormwater management pond.

    By-law No. 2019-50 is in conformity with the City of Niagara Falls Official Plan and is not subject to an amendment to the Official Plan.

    Posting Dates

    5/6/2019 to 5/24/2019
  • Zoning By-law Amendment Application (Revised) AM-2018-019

    Description

    The applicant is proposing to sever the subject lands to create new lots for single detached dwellings in several phases. In the first phase, consent applications will be filed to allow creation of 7 new lots fronting onto Marinelli Drive. Later phases will involve the creation of 1 additional lots fronting onto Marinelli Drive and 2 additional lots fronting onto an extension of Lucia Drive. Refer to Schedule 1 for further detail.

    The lands are currently zoned Development Holding (DH), in accordance with Zoning By-law No. 79-200.  The applicant is requesting the lands to be rezoned to the Residential 1D Density zone (R1D), which permits single detached dwellings.

    Posting Dates

    5/6/2019 to 6/5/2019
  • Notice of Passing of Zoning By-law No.2019-48

    Description

    The purpose of By-law No. 2019-48 is to rezone the lands a site specific Residential Apartment 5B Density (R5B-1093) zone, in part, and Environmental Protection Area (EPA), in part.  The R5B-1093 zone will allow the construction of a 6 storey, 55 unit apartment building on a portion of the lands and the EPA zone will protect the Provincially Significant Wetlands (PSW) located on the balance of the lands.

    Posting Dates

    5/6/2019 to 5/24/2019
  • CN - Vegetation Management Program

    Description

    CN will be undertaking vegetation control activities for safety purposes, in the Niagara Falls area between May 6, 2019 and July 12, 2019. This information is also available on the CN website (www.cn.ca/vegetation).

    If not managed properly, trees, brush or other vegetation can severely compromise public safety, including by impeding the view motorists have of incoming trains, increasing the risk of crossing accidents. Moreover, unwanted vegetation can damage the integrity of the railway, increasing the risk of incidents, interfere with signals and switches, contribute to track side fires, compromise employee safety, reduce visibility for train crews at road crossings, of signals and other track side warning devices, to name only a few risks. CN's annual vegetation control program is designed to mitigate these risks by eliminating brush, weeds and other undesirable vegetation.

    For 2019, CN has retained Asplundh Services to conduct vegetation control along its Canadian rail network.

    Please refer to the attached notice and FAQ for more information.

    For any questions or more information, please contact the CN Public Inquiry Line by telephone at 1-888-888-5909, or by email at contact@cn.ca. 

    Attachments

    Posting Dates

    5/6/2019 to 7/12/2019
  • Temporary Closure - Millennium Trail from Whirlpool Rd to Thorold Stone Rd

    Description

    The Millennium Trail from Whirlpool Road to Thorold Stone Road will be closed from April 23, 2019 to approximately November 30, 2019.

    Stanley Transmission Station (TS) is owned by Hydro One Networks Inc. and situated on Ontario Power Generation property on Stanley Avenue, immediately south of the Region of Niagara Waste Water Treatment Station.  The City of Niagara Falls Millennium Trail, including its access points from Stanley Avenue are located on all sides of the Stanley TS enclosure and is pursuant to a license agreement with OPG.

    Hydro One must undertake work at Stanley Transmission Station (TS) that will expand the footprint of the TS enclosure. Therefore public access between the TS and the OPG Power Canal must be restricted until this work is completed.

    Hydro One will provide signs regarding the closure and post them on the construction fence.

    Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this work.

    If you have any questions please contact Nick Golia, Project Manager at 905-356-7521 ext. 4290.

    Attachments

      Posting Dates

      4/23/2019 to 12/2/2019
    • Curb Stop Measuring Spring 2019

      Description

      As part of the City’s asset management program, a curb stop locating process will commence during the week of April 1st. A curb stop is a part of the City’s infrastructure network which is normally open, allowing water to flow to your home. In the event there is a need for water shut off to your home, finding and operating the curb stop is essential. In verifying these curb stop locations, staff may also be exercising the associated valves to ensure their optimum condition. This activity will be taking place in the City’s north end, within the areas bordered by Mewburn Road, Mountain Road, Dorchester Road and the hydro line field (see map for further detail).This may create very brief periods of slightly discoloured water and/or a temporary decrease in your water pressure. If discolouration occurs, running a cold water tap closest to your water meter for a short period of time should alleviate the problem. Should you have any questions, concerns or persistent issues, please contact the Municipal Service Centre at 905-356-1355. The City’s Annual Water Report can be viewed online at www.niagarafalls.ca or in person at the Municipal Service Centre at 3200 Stanley Ave. 

      Posting Dates

      4/2/2019 to 5/31/2019
    • Hydrant Flushing Spring 2019

      Description

      The City of Niagara Falls will conduct a watermain/fire hydrant flushing program throughout the spring, beginning the week of April 1st.  This is performed as part of a scheduled preventative maintenance program to help maintain good water quality and to improve water flow in your neighbourhood. The flushing will take place on the City’s east side, in the areas bordered by McLeod Road, Garner Road, Lundy’s Lane  and the Queen Elizabeth Highway (see map for further detail). If you reside in this area, you may notice a temporary decrease in your water pressure, and may experience discoloured water.  If discolouration occurs, running a cold water tap closest to your water meter for a short period of time should alleviate the problem. Should you have any questions, concerns or persistent issues, please contact the Municipal Service Centre at 905-356-1355. The City’s Annual Water Report can be viewed online at www.niagarafalls.ca or in person at the Municipal Service Centre at 3200 Stanley Ave.

      Posting Dates

      4/1/2019 to 5/31/2019
    • Valve Turning Spring 2019

      Description

      To ensure proper operation of the water distribution system, the City of Niagara Falls will conduct a valve maintenance and exercising program beginning the week of April 1st.   This is performed as part of a scheduled preventative maintenance program in your neighbourhood.  This program will take place in the City’s south end within the areas bordered by McLeod Road, Dorchester Road, Dunn Street and Drummond Road (see map for further detail). If you reside in this area, you may notice a temporary decrease in your water pressure, and may experience discoloured water.  If discolouration occurs, running a cold water tap closest to your water meter for a short period of time should alleviate the problem. Should you have any questions, concerns or persistent issues, please contact the Municipal Service Centre at 905-356-1355. The City’s Annual Water Report can be viewed online at www.niagarafalls.ca or in person at the Municipal Service Centre at 3200 Stanley Ave.

      Posting Dates

      4/1/2019 to 5/31/2019
    • Notice of Construction - #2018-417-16

      Description

      Watermain - River Road - Zimmerman Avenue to Queen Street

      Posting Dates

      3/26/2019 to 5/31/2019
    • Millennium Recreational Trail Section 5 - Project Update

      Description

      City of Niagara Falls Staff has been actively coordinating with both the Region of Niagara and the Ontario Power Generation (O.P.G.) on all projects earmarked for construction through the existing O.P.G Hydro Canal Corridor.  Unfortunately, the complexity of these projects and contractor scheduling has postponed the construction of the Millennium Recreational Trail Section 5 to late spring-early summer of 2019.

      Currently O.P.G.’s General Contractor Newman Bros. Limited has commenced with the new fence installation along the hydro canal between Drummond Road and Dorchester Road with anticipated completion for early October 2018.  The Region of Niagara is finalizing the procurement and awarding of a contractor to complete a Rehabilitation of the Stamford Interceptor that runs along the same O.P.G. Hydro Corridor.  The Regional work is proposed to follow the O.P.G fence installation.

      Later this Fall (2018) Staff propose tendering the Millennium Recreational Trail Section 5 including the connection to the Paisley Janvary Pool Pathway Trail along the Drummond Road and Morrison Street Right-of-Way.  Staff anticipates the construction for the Millennium Recreational Trail Section 5 to be completed in summer of 2019.  The property will remain closed to the Public as it currently is until that time.

      Should you have any comments or questions regarding the Millennium Recreational Trail Section 5 Project please feel free to contact the undersigned.

      Yours truly,

       

      Nick Golia, C. Tech.Project Manager, Municipal Works
      City of Niagara Falls
      4310 Queen St, Niagara Falls, ON  L2E 6X5
      Phone: 905-356-7521, Ext. 4290
      Fax: 289-296-0048
      Email: ngolia@niagarafalls.ca

       

      Attachments

        Posting Dates

        9/17/2018 to 8/31/2019
      • Notice of Study Commencement

        Description

        Corwin Drainage Area Environmental Assessment Study

        Attachments

        Posting Dates

        7/5/2018 to 7/5/2019