October Updates

Lots of news ….

Medway Valley

The city will start the new Conservation Master Plan for the Valley next year with a 2013 completion date. There will be wide public involvement. Until the study is completed, there will be no new trails or pathways created nor a bridge over the Creek.

Sherwood Forest School Site

Some residents have started to meet to discuss creative ways to retain at least some green space for parkland after the school closes. You are invited to participate. The next meeting is Thursday, Oct 27 at 7 pm at 58 Doncaster Place.

Brescia Update

At a meeting at Brescia this month, the city planner handling the file for the City raised a potential compromise that would see part of the site south of Ramsay and west of Brescia Lane kept in the single family residential zone for now. No word yet on whether Brescia is interested in this approach. Nearby residents are meeting later this month to discuss the planner’s suggestion.

London Police Community Consultation

The Police are required to consult the community in preparing a three year plan. Everyone is welcome to attend one of their sessions and provide input. All meetings will be held at the London Police Service Headquarters, 601 Dundas Street. Meeting dates are:

– Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 (7 p.m.)
– Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 (1 p.m.)
– Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 (7 p.m.)

Seniors Community Association

This organization is holding a follow up meeting to its research on the needs of seniors in our area. The report is available.

The follow up meeting is November 2 from 9 am to 10:30 am at the Medway Community Centre, second floor.

London Roundtable on the Environment and Economy

The city has started an on line community forum on environment, conservation and related economic issues. Information can be found at the city’s web site at http://www.london.ca/d.aspx?s=/Newsroom/news_Rountable_October11.htm

Notice of Open House Meeting–City of London Climate Change Studies Completion

While it is a mouthful, we are fortunate to have internationally recognized scientists in our community that can provide advice to City Council. This matter is of interest also to the development industry because the cost for the pipes and ponds to manage extreme rain events will be higher than present standards.

This public meeting will present the major results and recommendations of the studies and is an opportunity for the public to provide input as the City moves forward with sub-watershed studies. The studies may be viewed online at http://www.london.ca/d.aspx?s=/Sewer_and_Wastewater/StormwaterManagement.htm

The public meeting will be held:
Date: November 2, 2011
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30 pm
Location: City Hall, 300 Dufferin Avenue – Council Chambers

In 2007 Council approved a two-phased Climate Change Adaptation Strategy. In 2008, in order to proceed with Phase I of the Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, the City engaged a research team from UWO together with the engineering consultant team from Delcan to undertake two studies: Updated Rainfall Intensity Duration Frequency Curves and the City of London Vulnerability of Infrastructure to Climate Changes. These studies benefited from the UWO team’s internationally recognized for academic and unique scientific knowledge which developed a scientific methodology and evaluation for Climate Change together with Delcan’s team that applied practical engineering expertise ensuring consistency and implementation of engineering practices and standards. The conclusions and recommendations of these studies provide a framework to support effective decision-making regarding the City of London municipal and critical infrastructures’ vulnerability under the extreme rainfall events in relation to operation, maintenance and planning of these infrastructures as well as to proceed with Council approved Phase II of the City’s Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Water Resources Management. The studies were adopted by City Council in August 2011.

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