Things are finally moving in Brighton when it comes to their Stormwater Master Plan.
Representatives from Emmons & Olivier Resources (EOR) appeared in front of council on Tuesday night to present their timeline for the project.
Olivia Sparrow, the assistant project manager told council things officially began yesterday (Tuesday).
The project was originally scheduled to be completed by the end of this year, but a late start will see the project wrap up by the end of March 2019.
Mayor Mark Walas says he’s encouraged by what he heard today.
The first public consultation will take place around the end of August or early September said Sparrow.
After that, the draft master plan would be expected in October and then the final plan would be presented in March 2019.
She told council they would be working with the Lower Trent Conservation Authority throughout the process and would make sure to consider current and future use when creating the master plan.
Councillor John Martinello asked if this project will be kept open and transparent for the public and council involvement.
Anneliese Grieve, the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment consultant for this project, replied that it is a public process and typically councils don’t get involved with a class environmental assessment.
Marinello then asked if it would be unusual if council were to be made aware of public comments during the process.
She said that in her experience it would be abnormal and that most councils allow the staff to manage the project as it unfolds.
The Stormwater Master Plan comes at a cost of approximately $212,000.