A dry pond is being planned for Churchill Park to help with flood mitigation in our neighborhood. This is a major change to both the neighbourhood and the park. Construction may take more than a year. It will help over 70 local houses affected by flooding. If you have been affected by flooding or if you use the park and want to have a say in flood control or the park, the City Council meeting to approve the plan is on March 1st at 9:30 AM. There will be public consultation afterwards to iron out the details, but the approval is on the 1st. If you want to submit something to the meeting, check out this form before Monday (if I understand the rules properly) or contact your Councillor directly here. As with all things, kindness when dealing with others goes a long way.
Details of the plan are here. This was shared by the city to some community residents, but not all so we are publishing it here so everyone knows and can have a say.
Details of the meeting are below and the original is here.
STANDING POLICY COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT, UTILITIES AND CORPORATE SERVICES
Monday, March 1, 2021 at 9:30 am
Flood Control Strategy Update – Churchill Park
ISSUE : In December 2018, City Council approved implementation of the nine-year $54 million Flood Control Strategy (FCS) to mitigate flooding in ten areas that experience frequent flooding. The purpose of this report is to provide an update for the strategy including the results of the feasibility assessment for a dry storm water pond at Churchill Park to mitigate flooding, and to request approval to proceed with the project.