Snow Storage Facility

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The City of Peterborough is making improvements to our Snow Storage Facility located on Kennedy Road.

We have 958 lane km of road network, 400 km of sidewalks, 36 km of paved trails, and over 600 transit stops that require snow removal services. Numerous Council approved reports have re-affirmed the need for snow removal services over the past years:

  • November 10, 2008, Report USPW08-013, confirms the winter services policy and service standards which directs resources to remove snow from the Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA), curb-faced sidewalks, and transit stops;
  • July 28, 2014, Report USPW14-002, Council directs Staff to look at options to remove snow from bus stops and pay and display parking machines which would result in an increased level of service in these areas;
  • August 31, 2015, Report USPW15-012, Council approves a 3 year pilot program to add additional resources to remove snow from bus stops and sidewalks;
  • August 20, 2018, Report IPSPW18-009, Council approves the continued increased level of service as detailed in the 2015 report with respect to bus stops and sidewalks.

To continue to provide barrier-free and accessible transit stops, sidewalks, and an accessible downtown core, the need for a snow storage facility is extremely important.

Public Information Centre

We are looking for the public's feedback on this proposed improvement to our current Snow Storage Facility. All interested parties are invited to attend a Public Information Centre to be held:

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022
  • 5 p.m to 7 p.m.
  • City Hall Foyer, 500 George St. N., Peterborough, Ontario

Three options to improve our current Snow Storage Facility were evaluated by the City of Peterborough and Cambium, including capital costs, general operation and maintenance costs, overall pros and cons, environmental impact, and community impact.

Based on the evaluation, the preferred snow management design involves stockpiling the snow on an asphalt melt pad area, with runoff contained within a Stormwater Management pond, and discharged to the Otonabee River.

The purpose of the Public Information Centre is to provide information to members of the public and other interested parties about the City of Peterborough Snow Storage Facility Class EA, which is being completed in accordance with the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA).

Public participation is an integral component of this process, therefore, all parties having interest in the Class EA are encouraged to attend this event to provide comments, information, and ideas about the project. Following the engagement with the public, we will confirm the preferred alternative and will move into the detailed design component of the project, followed by the completion of a Schedule A/A+ Class EA application to the Ministry of Environment.

Further inquiries or responses can be made to the City's Consultant, Cambium Inc., attention Stephanie Reeder, P.Geo., C.E.T. by telephone at 705-872-8797.

The City of Peterborough is making improvements to our Snow Storage Facility located on Kennedy Road.

We have 958 lane km of road network, 400 km of sidewalks, 36 km of paved trails, and over 600 transit stops that require snow removal services. Numerous Council approved reports have re-affirmed the need for snow removal services over the past years:

  • November 10, 2008, Report USPW08-013, confirms the winter services policy and service standards which directs resources to remove snow from the Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA), curb-faced sidewalks, and transit stops;
  • July 28, 2014, Report USPW14-002, Council directs Staff to look at options to remove snow from bus stops and pay and display parking machines which would result in an increased level of service in these areas;
  • August 31, 2015, Report USPW15-012, Council approves a 3 year pilot program to add additional resources to remove snow from bus stops and sidewalks;
  • August 20, 2018, Report IPSPW18-009, Council approves the continued increased level of service as detailed in the 2015 report with respect to bus stops and sidewalks.

To continue to provide barrier-free and accessible transit stops, sidewalks, and an accessible downtown core, the need for a snow storage facility is extremely important.

Public Information Centre

We are looking for the public's feedback on this proposed improvement to our current Snow Storage Facility. All interested parties are invited to attend a Public Information Centre to be held:

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022
  • 5 p.m to 7 p.m.
  • City Hall Foyer, 500 George St. N., Peterborough, Ontario

Three options to improve our current Snow Storage Facility were evaluated by the City of Peterborough and Cambium, including capital costs, general operation and maintenance costs, overall pros and cons, environmental impact, and community impact.

Based on the evaluation, the preferred snow management design involves stockpiling the snow on an asphalt melt pad area, with runoff contained within a Stormwater Management pond, and discharged to the Otonabee River.

The purpose of the Public Information Centre is to provide information to members of the public and other interested parties about the City of Peterborough Snow Storage Facility Class EA, which is being completed in accordance with the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA).

Public participation is an integral component of this process, therefore, all parties having interest in the Class EA are encouraged to attend this event to provide comments, information, and ideas about the project. Following the engagement with the public, we will confirm the preferred alternative and will move into the detailed design component of the project, followed by the completion of a Schedule A/A+ Class EA application to the Ministry of Environment.

Further inquiries or responses can be made to the City's Consultant, Cambium Inc., attention Stephanie Reeder, P.Geo., C.E.T. by telephone at 705-872-8797.

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Page last updated: 21 Sep 2022, 08:50 AM