Public Notices

Road Closures

  • Victoria Avenue from Clifton Hill to Ellen / Clark Avenue - ONE WAY TRAFFIC

    Effective Dates

    Friday, March 9, 2018 until Friday, June 29, 2018

    Reason

    Construction Project

    Type

    Temporary

    Contact

    Eric Lallouet
    905-356-7521 ext. 4216

    Description

    Victoria Avenue will be converted to ONE-WAY NORTH-BOUND traffic from Clifton Hill to Ellen / Clark Avenue from approximately March 9th, 2018 to June 29th, 2018. Pedestrian access to all businesses will be maintained. View on a map

    Detour Information

    Signed detours will be setup along Ellen Avenue for south-bound traffic.

  • Willick Rd. - Road Closure

    Effective Dates

    Thursday, May 3, 2018 until Saturday, September 1, 2018

    Reason

    Construction Project

    Type

    Temporary

    Contact

    Sherri-Marie Millar
    905-356-7521 ext. 4217

    Description

    Full closure of Willick Road from Ort Road easterly. Local traffic only.This closure is related to development fronting Weaver Road as part of the Chippawa West Subdivision Phase 2, Stage 4 works. View on a map

    Detour Information

    All other east/west traffic will be detoured to Weaver Road (to the south). Detour will be on Weaver Road starting May 8, 2018 and lasting until mid August.

Public Notices

  • Notice of Passing of Zoning By-law No. 2018-54

    Description

    The purpose of By-law No. 2018-54 is to rezone the property site specific Residential Single Family 1E Density (R1E-1061) zone to permit the construction of single detached dwellings.

    Posting Dates

    5/22/2018 to 6/1/2018
  • Notice of Passing of Zoning By-law No. 2018-53

    Description

    The purpose of By-law No. 2018-53 is to rezone the property site specific Light Industrial (LI-1060) zone to allow the expansion of the existing Chevrolet car dealership.

    Posting Dates

    5/22/2018 to 6/1/2018
  • Ort Road from Willick Road to Weaver Road

    Description

    Ort Road from Willick Road to Weaver Road will be pulverized within the next 1-2 weeks.  It will be left as a stone road until Surface Treatment is completed in the late Summer/early Fall.  Surface Treatment will commence from Weaver Road to Rexinger Road.  Some sections of Ort Road will remain as stone while subdivision construction is active in the area and heavy vehicles continue to use this roadway.  Engineering Staff will assess the conditions at a later date.

    If you have any road surface maintenance questions please contact the Municipal Service Centre at 905-356-1355. Operations staff will continue to monitor the stone roadways for any on-going maintenance needs.

    If you have any questions regarding the surface treatment work please contact the Engineering section at 905-356-7521 ext. 4211 or 4212.

    Attachments

      Posting Dates

      5/16/2018 to 9/30/2018
    • SINNICKS AVE DRAINAGE AREA SMOKE TESTING OF SANITARY SEWERS

      Description

      The City of Niagara Falls is conducting a Drainage Area Study. Smoke testing of the sanitary sewer system within the study area is a component of the drainage study.

      The objective of the smoke testing is to determine if any cross connections (between sanitary and storm sewers) exist and the locations of any such connections. These connections can be a cause of basement flooding during major storms and can also elevate environmental concerns.  

       Smoke testing of the sanitary sewer system will be performed between May 15th and May 31st, 2018 on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. depending on weather by the City’s contractor, Thompson Flow Investigations Inc. (TQI).

      The test consists of blowing highly visible non-toxic “smoke” into the sanitary sewer system, then observing and recording any locations where the smoke exits the system. The “smoke”, is non-toxic, odourless and non-staining. It will disappear within a few minutes once the testing is completed. The smoke is expected to exit out of manholes, sewer plumbing vents on house / building roof tops and any cross connections (such as catch basins or downspouts which go into the ground).

      If any smoke does enter your home during the testing and you have concern, please report it to the Project Manager with the smoke testing crew on your street or by calling 416-806-8330. If water exists within the sink and drain traps of your home, smoke should not enter the home during testing. Therefore, the City asks you to pour a few cups of water into your basement floor drains, and any unused showers & sinks in your home.  Please do this upon receipt of this notice as the water in the trap will remain effective for several months.

      Should you have any questions or concerns, or if you or any members of your family have a health condition that you feel we need to be aware of, please contact one of the following:

      Karen Dennison 
      Project Manager
      Thompson Flow Investigation Inc. (TQI) 
      416-806-8330 
      Email: karendennison@bell.net

      Guangli Zhang, P. Eng.
      Project Manager, Municipal Works
      City of Niagara Falls
      905-356-7521 ext 6206
      Email: gzhang@niagarafalls.ca

       

      SMOKE TESTING OF SEWER SYSTEMS

      Frequently Asked Questions

      1.    What is the purpose of smoke testing?

      The purpose of this testing is to find possible points where rainwater is entering the sewer system via cross connections such as catch basins. Smoke testing can help locate improper connections to the systems and locations where unwanted water is entering the systems.  If a problem is found, steps can be planned to correct it.

       

      2.    What are the benefits of smoke testing?

      Smoke testing is a simple and fast method of testing the sewer system.  The vapour is harmless and will disappear after only a few minutes. The testing is also a cost-effective way to find areas of the sewer system that need improvement.

       

      3.    What should I do to prepare for the smoke testing?

      When you receive notice that smoke testing will take place, you should pour a few cups of water into your sinks, and floor drains to ensure all traps have water in them.

       

      4.    What does it mean if smoke enters my house?

      If smoke enters your home during the test, it probably means there are deficiencies in the plumbing traps (e.g. lack of water) within the house that may also allow sewer gas to enter.

       

      5.    What should I do if smoke enters my house?

      If smoke does enter your home and causes you concern, note the location of the smoke and contact the Project Manager with the smoke testing crew at 416-806-8330 or contact the City of Niagara Falls at the number listed on the front side of this notice. The Project Manager/City staff will explain what should be done to correct the problem.

       

      6.    If smoke gets into the house, what do I do?  How long will it take for the smoke to clear?

      If any of the harmless smoke gets into your home, simply open a few windows for ventilation. The smoke will disappear in a few minutes.

       

      7.    I have pets and will not be at home during the testing.  Should I be concerned about their safety?

      The smoke is not harmful to people or pets.  However, it would be a good idea to leave several upstairs windows partially open for ventilation, should any smoke happen to enter your home during the testing process.

      Posting Dates

      5/15/2018 to 5/31/2018
    • Notice of Passing of Zoning By-law No. 2018-42

      Description

      The purpose of By-law No. 2018-42 is to delete references to the term “family” in Zoning By-law No. 79-200.

      Posting Dates

      5/7/2018 to 5/23/2018
    • Notice of Approval OPA #115 & Passing of Zoning By-law No. 2018-43

      Description

      Official Plan Amendment No. 115 adds new policies to the Official Plan to allow for the establishment of second units in the City’s urban area within detached, semi-detached and on-street townhouse dwellings and buildings accessory to these dwellings.  The policies also state that development of these units be regulated by the Zoning By-law.  Zoning By-law No. 2018-43 adds regulations to Zoning By-law No. 79-200 regarding the establishment of second units in the R1, R2 and R3 zones. 

      Posting Dates

      5/7/2018 to 5/23/2018
    • Notice of Construction - #2018-01

      Description

      2018 Asphalt Overlay Phase 1

      Posting Dates

      4/24/2018 to 8/1/2018
    • Notice of Public Open House - CN Train Operations Impact Study

      Description

      The City of Niagara Falls, in partnership with Niagara Region, is undertaking a study of the impact of Canadian National (CN) Railway train operations within the City’s urban boundary. This will include a consideration of impacts on the transportation network, emergency service response, residents, businesses / commerce, environment and safety.

      Preliminary recommendations will first explore all feasible opportunities to relocate through freight operations onto other active rail corridors, and secondly by evaluating strategic grade separation candidate sites.

      Two public open house events will be held as part of this study. The first Open House is planned for April 26, 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (presentation at 6:30 PM) at the MacBain Community Centre.

      The purpose of this event is to introduce the study, identify the key objectives and provide an overview of the rail operations review, traffic modelling and socio-economic assessment. The second Open House will be planned for May 31, 2018 to present the preliminary recommendations.

      Posting Dates

      4/12/2018 to 6/1/2018
    • Contract 2017-447-17 - 2017 Road Rehabilitation

      Description

      2017 Road Rehabilitation

      Posting Dates

      4/12/2018 to 6/1/2018
    • Water Valve Exercising

      Description

      To ensure proper operation of the water distribution system, the City of Niagara Falls will be conducting a valve maintenance and exercising program beginning the week of April 16th. This is performed as part of a scheduled preventative maintenance program. The program will taking place in Chippawa, specifically within the area outlined in red on the map provided. 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

      3/29/2018 to 5/31/2018
    • 2017-416-16 Victoria Avenue Reconstruction & Streetscaping (Phase 2)

      Description

      Rankin Construction Inc. will be performing road reconstruction including underground infrastructure replacements, new curbs and sidewalks, intersection improvements, decorative street lighting and landscaping for the City of Niagara Falls on Victoria Avenue / Ferry Street from Centre Street to Clark / Ellen Avenue.

      Please see the attached notices for details regarding road closures, traffic control and timelines.

      Posting Dates

      10/2/2017 to 12/21/2018
    • Notice of Construction - #2017-393-16 - Hamilton St., Homewood Ave. & Menzie St.

      Description

      Hamilton St. - Sixth Ave. to Stanley Ave., Homewood Ave. - Bridge St. to North Limit, Menzie St. - Homewood Ave. to Stanley Ave.

      Attachments

        Posting Dates

        7/24/2017 to 7/1/2018