Public Consultations

Current Public Consultations

Short-term Accommodation Licensing

The County of Prince Edward is currently developing draft licensing for short-term accommodations (STA). Licensing will require four different by-laws and/or amendments:

• New STA licensing by-Law

• New administrative penalties by-law

• Fees and charges by-law amendments

• Property standards by-law amendments

The municipality recently held an information session for the proposed draft licensing program. View the slides and documents presented at the information session. 

Have your say: The municipality is inviting comments and feedback on the proposed draft STA licensing. Email your comments to communications@pecounty.on.ca.

 

 

New Connecting Road — Highway 33 to Talbot Street

The County of Prince Edward has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for the construction of part of a new connecting road (Street A), Highway 33 (Loyalist Parkway) to Talbot Street, Picton (see map below). The need for construction of the new road is driven by the demand of development, specifically the adjacent commercial and residential developments to the north, east, and west. 

The project was planned in accordance with the latest edition of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Manual issued by the Municipal Engineers Association. The Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process applies to municipal infrastructure projects including roads. This project is being planned as a Schedule ‘B’ undertaking. 

As part of the study, alternative solutions such as “do nothing” and various urban road cross-sections were developed and assessed. The alternative solutions were assessed for potential impacts to the natural, cultural, social, and economic environments. 

Based on the environmental assessment study, the preferred approach for the new road is to construct a four-lane urban road with curbs and sidewalks on both sides of the road. A centre-raised median will be present on a section of the road.

The environmental assessment for this Schedule B project is documented in a Project File Report, which is now available for review. 

Environmental Study Report File

Appendix 1 Notice of Commencement

Appendix 2 Comments from Public Information Centre

Appendix 3 Panels from Public Information Centre

Appendix 4 Stakeholders

Appendix 5A Correspondence

Appendix 5B Correspondence

Appendix 5C Correspondence

Appendix 6 Notice of Completion

The 30-day review period begins on March 20, 2019. Written comments may be submitted until April 19, 2019 to:

Kim White, Municipal Clerk
County of Prince Edward
332 Picton Main Street
Picton, ON K0K 2T0
Telephone (613) 476-2148
Email: kwhite@pecounty.on.ca

If concerns arise regarding this project, which cannot be resolved in discussion with the County, a person or party may request that the Minister of the Environment make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a Part II Order), which addresses individual environment assessments.

Requests must be received by the Minister at the address below by April 19, 2019. A copy of this request must also be sent to the parties listed above. If there is no request received by April 19, 2019, the project will proceed to design and construction as presented in the ESR.

Minister of the Environment 
135 St. Clair Avenue
10th Floor
Toronto, ON
M4V 1P5

Map showing connecting road between Highway 33 and Talbot Street

If you are interested in receiving further information on this project, please contact Chris Bradley, Project Manager, Jewell Engineering, at 705.876.1234 or email chris.bradley@jewelleng.ca.

 

Past Public Consultations

Below you will find information regarding recent public consultations as well as projects and initiatives currently under development. 

Business Retention and Expansion

The Community Development Department is extending the Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) program to the local arts, entertainment and recreation sectors.

Staff recently conducted interviews with representatives from the sectors, including artists, musicians, and operators of recreational and cultural amenities such as marinas, golf courses, sports teams, historical sites, riding stables, and various other organizations. The final report will be issued in the coming months.

Have your say: For more information, please contact Todd Davis, Community Development Supervisor, at 613.476.2148 ext. 2507 or email tdavis@pecounty.on.ca.

More information

The municipality has studied other sectors as part the BR+E program: the manufacturing and construction sectors in 2016 and the professional services and health-care sectors in 2017. More information about each one can be found on the municipal projects webpage.     

News release: Arts, entertainment and recreation sector focus of business retention and expansion study

Reconstruction of Hill Street and Fairfield Street

The County of Prince Edward is proposing to complete the reconstruction of Fairfield Street from Picton Main Street to Hill Street, and Hill Street from Fairfield Street to the sewer pumping station.

The proposed works on Fairfield Street will involve the replacement of all buried infrastructure: watermains, sanitary sewers, sanitary forcemain, and storm sewers. Following the replacement, the roadway will be reconstructed with new concrete curbs, sidewalks, and an asphalt wearing surface.

The proposed works on Hill Street will involve the replacement of sanitary sewer, sanitary forcemain, and the watermain from Fairfield Street to Bay Street and storm sewers. Following the replacement, the roadway will be reinstated.

A public information centre for the project was held on Thursday, February 21 at the Prince Edward Community Centre (375 Picton Main Street, Picton). 

The public information centre consisted of a drop-in style format with displays showing the proposed plans for reconstruction. Staff from the County and the project consultant were on hand to answer any questions and to provide additional information.

More information: If you are interested in receiving more information on this project, please contact Joe Angelo, Project Manager, at 613.476.2148 ext. 2001 or email jangelo@pecounty.on.ca

Reconstruction of Talbot Street and Lake Street

The County of Prince Edward is proposing to complete the reconstruction of portions of the roadway on Talbot Street and Lake Street. The section under consideration is proposed to commence approximately 300m south of the Millennium Trail and extend southerly to West Mary Street. 

The proposed works will involve the replacement of all buried infrastructure: watermains, sanitary sewers, and storm sewers. Following the replacement, the roadway will be reconstructed with new concrete curbs, sidewalks, and an asphalt wearing surface.

Have your say: A public information centre for the project was held on Monday, February 11

The public information centre consisted of a drop-in style format with displays showing the proposed plans for reconstruction. Staff from the County and the project consultant were on hand to answer any questions and to provide additional information.

All information/comments received will be subject to the disclosure requirements of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. R.S.O. 1990. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. We welcome any suggestions you may have about this project.

More information: If you are interested in receiving more information on this project, please contact Joe Angelo, Project Manager, at 613.476.2148 ext. 2001 or email jangelo@pecounty.on.ca

Highway 33 Improvements

The municipality has issued a notice of commencement regarding a developer-driven class environmental assessment for improvements to Highway 33 (Loyalist Parkway) in Picton. 

The Project

The County of Prince Edward has retained Dillon Consulting Limited to complete the preliminary design and class environmental assessment (EA) for the following improvements to Highway 33 (Loyalist Parkway) in Picton:

  • New intersection on Loyalist Parkway, approximately 1 km southwest of the Loyalist Parkway/Talbot Street intersection
  • Improvements to Loyalist Parkway to accommodate the new intersection.


‌‌Map for Notice of Commencement of Developer-driven class environmental assessment for improvements to Highway 33 (Loyalist Parkway) in Picton.

The Process

The project will be completed as a Group “B” undertaking following the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario (MTO) Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000). The study will identify the preferred plan for the proposed improvements, and will assess potential impacts to the environment.

A report documenting the Class EA process and Preliminary Design will be available for public review at the end of the study. If during the study, it is determined there are no significant environmental impacts associated with the project, the proponent may decide to “step-down” the project to a Group “C” undertaking. If this is the case, a notice will be published in a local newspaper advising of the change and an Environmental Screening Document will be completed for internal use.

Have your say: Meetings will be held with impacted property owners and businesses to discuss potential impacts and concerns. The project team is currently seeking input from all stakeholders and interest groups.

Please contact Michael Plant, Project Manager, Dillon Consulting Limited, at 888.345.5668 extension 1224 or Brandon Fox, Project Manager, Dillon Consulting Limited, 888.345.5668 extension 1307 if you have specific questions or comments, or would like to request a meeting with the project team regarding the study. You can also email hwy33picton@dillon.ca