Public Consultations

Current Public Consultations

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.

Have your say: A public information centre for the project will take place on Thursday, February 21 from 4-6 pm at the Prince Edward Community Centre (375 Picton Main Street, Picton). 

The public information centre will consist of a drop-in style format with displays showing the proposed plans for reconstruction. Staff from the County and the project consultant will be 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

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 will conduct 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.

Have your say: For more information or to request an interview, 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

 

Past Public Consultations

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

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

Retail Cannabis

The Province of Ontario allowed municipalities to pass resolutions declaring their desire to opt out of having private retail cannabis stores located within their jurisdictions.

Council voted to allow retail cannabis locations in the municipality, as licensed and regulated by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). View the staff report and recommendation

Timeline

• Consult with residents — Fall 2018

• Report to Council — January 2019

• Last day for municipalities to opt out of Province’s regulations for retail sale of cannabis — January 22, 2019

• Ontario allows licensed retailers to sell cannabis — April 1, 2019

Survey Results

The municipality conducted a telephone survey and online survey to gather input from residents on the retail sale of cannabis in the community.

Retail Cannabis Research Findings Report

Retail Cannabis Online Survey Results

Retail Cannabis Online Survey Additional Comments

Background information

On October 17, 2018, the use of cannabis became legal in Canada. In Ontario, the provincial government is launching a tightly regulated private retail model that goes into effect in April 2019. It will be used to help municipalities work with potential business owners who wish to open a cannabis retail outlet. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) plans to begin accepting online applications for cannabis-related licences on Monday, December 17, 2018. All applications will have to be made online. Prince Edward County and other Ontario communities have until January 22, 2019 to decide on whether to be part of the retail model.

For communities

Residents in communities that choose to allow the retail model will have two legal means for purchasing cannabis: online and retail shops that have government-issued licenses. The Association Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), the body that acts as a liaison between municipalities and government, supports the private cannabis retail model for the jobs and economic benefits it can offer to communities. Further, opting out of allowing cannabis retail in Prince Edward County will affect funding for the transition to recreational cannabis from the Ontario government and sharing in any surplus cannabis revenues over $100 million.

Provincial regulations

The Ontario Government has released regulations (https://www.ontario.ca/page/cannabis-legalization) that will guide the startup of private cannabis stores. The stand-alone outlets can be open any day between 9 am and 11 pm, must be at least 150 metres away from schools, and bar entry to anyone under 19 years of age. The government is also expected to release details about the number of licenses allowed in each community.

The regulations aim to:

  • Keep cannabis out of the hands of youth
  • Keep profits out of the pockets of criminals
  • Protect public health and safety by allowing adults access to legal cannabis

For now, cannabis can only be legally purchased in Ontario online from the Ontario Cannabis Store, an option that will continue to be available into the future for people who wish to purchase the product.

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

New Connecting Road — Highway 33 to Talbot Street

The County of Prince Edward is undertaking a municipal class environmental assessment for the design and construction of part of a new connecting road from Highway 33 (Loyalist Parkway) to Talbot Street in Picton.

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

Map showing connecting road between Highway 33 and Talbot Street

Public and agency consultation is an important component of the environmental assessment process. A public information session was held on January 23, 2019. View the slides presented at the public information centre. 

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.

Pebble Beach East – Campark
Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments OPA2-2018 and Z25-18

The County of Prince Edward has received applications for an Official Plan amendment as well as a Zoning By-law amendment (file numbers OPA2-2018 and Z25-18 from Fourward Holdings Inc. and Quinte’s Isle Campark Inc.

Background

The Official Plan amendment proposes to re-designate the lands from the Rural to the Shore Land designation in order to permit a seasonal tourist commercial campark with 337 park model trailer sites called Pebble Beach East.

The Zoning By-law amendment proposes to rezone the lands from Rural 2 (RU2) Zone to a Special Trailer Park Commercial (TPC-12) Zone to permit the intended uses and to establish specific site development standards.

Supporting Documents

A copy of the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments and background materials are available for viewing at the Commission of Engineering, Development and Works of the County of Prince Edward (280 Picton Main Street, 2nd Floor, Picton, Ontario). The documents are also posted below:

Planning staff report provided at May 16, 2018 Planning Public Meeting

Traffic Impact Study

Archaeological Assessment

Preliminary Stormwater Management Report

Servicing Design Brief

Environmental Impact Study

Planning Justification Report

Letter from Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Have Your Say

Any person may submit written comments with respect to the proposed amendments. Written submissions are to be mailed to the County of Prince Edward’s Development Services Department at 332 Picton Main Street, Picton, ON K0K 2T0.

Information about future public meetings for these amendment applications will be posted here when available.

More Information

For more information about this matter, including information about appeal rights, contact Paul Walsh, Manager of Planning, at 613.476.2148 ext. 2025 or pwalsh@pecounty.on.ca.