Bruce Beach Drain

Consultation has concluded

The Township of Huron-Kinloss is investigating drainage issues along Bruce Beach Rd. between Concessions 8 and 10. The Township became aware of flooding along the roadway in the fall of 2018 and has since signed a petition through the Drainage Act to investigate the issue further.

Council appointed Dietrich Engineering Ltd. under Section 4 (1)(c) of the Drainage Act to manage the Bruce Beach Rd. Drainage Project.

Dietrich Engineering Ltd has identified various drainage issues and presented a number of concepts to solve the drainage issues along Bruce Beach Rd. The Have Your Say HK website is being used to collect community feedback about the current drainage issues affecting residents.

Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the project by reading the news article below or by watching the video. We encourage you to ask questions and let us know your concerns by sharing a story.

The Township of Huron-Kinloss is investigating drainage issues along Bruce Beach Rd. between Concessions 8 and 10. The Township became aware of flooding along the roadway in the fall of 2018 and has since signed a petition through the Drainage Act to investigate the issue further.

Council appointed Dietrich Engineering Ltd. under Section 4 (1)(c) of the Drainage Act to manage the Bruce Beach Rd. Drainage Project.

Dietrich Engineering Ltd has identified various drainage issues and presented a number of concepts to solve the drainage issues along Bruce Beach Rd. The Have Your Say HK website is being used to collect community feedback about the current drainage issues affecting residents.

Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the project by reading the news article below or by watching the video. We encourage you to ask questions and let us know your concerns by sharing a story.

Consultation has concluded
  • November 30th 2019 Presentation

    15 days ago

    Dietrich Engineering Limited has provided the draft presentation for the Open House on November 30th 2019.

    To review the draft presentation please click the link below or download the document from the document library on the right hand side of this page.

    November 30th DRAFT Presentation - Bruce Beach Drain


    Dietrich Engineering Limited will be present:
    November 30, 2019
    Ripley-Huron Community Centre, Auditorium (upstairs)
    17 Queen Street, Ripley, Ontario
    Presentation begins at 10:00 a.m.

    Dietrich Engineering Limited has provided the draft presentation for the Open House on November 30th 2019.

    To review the draft presentation please click the link below or download the document from the document library on the right hand side of this page.

    November 30th DRAFT Presentation - Bruce Beach Drain


    Dietrich Engineering Limited will be present:
    November 30, 2019
    Ripley-Huron Community Centre, Auditorium (upstairs)
    17 Queen Street, Ripley, Ontario
    Presentation begins at 10:00 a.m.

  • Thank You for Working With Us

    19 days ago

    The Township of Huron-Kinloss appreciates your contributions to the Bruce Beach Drain Project. Your participation helps us understand what matters to you.

    Through Have Your Say HK, we were able to achieve the following engagements:

    • 1,300 total visits to the Bruce Beach Drain Project Page
    • 660 participants are aware of the project (visited in the project page)
    • 285 participants are informed about the project (viewed a video, downloaded a document, etc.)
    • 27 participants were engaged in the project (contributed a comment or question)
    • 12 posts were contributed to the newsfeed
    • 35 comments were contributed
    • ...

    The Township of Huron-Kinloss appreciates your contributions to the Bruce Beach Drain Project. Your participation helps us understand what matters to you.

    Through Have Your Say HK, we were able to achieve the following engagements:

    • 1,300 total visits to the Bruce Beach Drain Project Page
    • 660 participants are aware of the project (visited in the project page)
    • 285 participants are informed about the project (viewed a video, downloaded a document, etc.)
    • 27 participants were engaged in the project (contributed a comment or question)
    • 12 posts were contributed to the newsfeed
    • 35 comments were contributed
    • 38 questions were asked
    What are the next steps?

    Comments and questions from Have Your Say HK have been sent to Dietrich Engineering Ltd. They will be preparing a presentation for the November 30th public meeting that will be available on Have Your Say HK prior to the meeting. The public meeting on November 30th will provide an opportunity for more questions and comments. The questions, comments and the subsequent answers received on November 30th will be posted on the Have Your Say HK website after the public meeting.

    Thanks again for taking the time to work with us! Your participation means a great deal to us and your community.
  • November 30th 2019 Information Meeting

    about 1 month ago
    Dietrich Engineering Limited has completed design work on the Bruce Beach Road municipal drain and would like to review their findings with everyone concerned.

    This review will cover:
    1. Type and design of drainage system
    2. Estimated Costs
    3. Proposed Assessments

    Dietrich Engineering Limited will be present:
    November 30, 2019
    Ripley-Huron Community Centre, Auditorium (upstairs)
    17 Queen Street, Ripley, Ontario
    Presentation begins at 10:00 a.m.

    The meeting is being held to review this municipal drainage project and answer any questions concerning the proposed work before preparing the final report.

    If you are unable to attend, please log on to the...

    Dietrich Engineering Limited has completed design work on the Bruce Beach Road municipal drain and would like to review their findings with everyone concerned.

    This review will cover:
    1. Type and design of drainage system
    2. Estimated Costs
    3. Proposed Assessments

    Dietrich Engineering Limited will be present:
    November 30, 2019
    Ripley-Huron Community Centre, Auditorium (upstairs)
    17 Queen Street, Ripley, Ontario
    Presentation begins at 10:00 a.m.

    The meeting is being held to review this municipal drainage project and answer any questions concerning the proposed work before preparing the final report.

    If you are unable to attend, please log on to the Have your Say HK website to view the presentation ahead of time that will include design details and estimated costs.

    If you have any questions you would like asked at the meeting please forward them to edance@huronkinloss.com by November 28, 2019 in order to have them presented at the meeting.

  • October 21st Presentation to Council by Dietrich Engineering

    about 2 months ago

    Comments are welcome regarding the preliminary update provided by Dietrich Engineering Ltd. for the Bruce Beach Rd. drain project.

    The presentation can be viewed as a pdf or powerpoint presentation in the document library or as a video file in the video library (both libraries can be found on the right side of the Bruce Beach Drain Project Page), or by visiting one of the following links:

    October 21st PDF presentation

    October 21st Video link

    Animations do not work in the PDF presentation file.

    Comments and questions are being accepted until November 22nd 2019. Comments can be made through the...

    Comments are welcome regarding the preliminary update provided by Dietrich Engineering Ltd. for the Bruce Beach Rd. drain project.

    The presentation can be viewed as a pdf or powerpoint presentation in the document library or as a video file in the video library (both libraries can be found on the right side of the Bruce Beach Drain Project Page), or by visiting one of the following links:

    October 21st PDF presentation

    October 21st Video link

    Animations do not work in the PDF presentation file.

    Comments and questions are being accepted until November 22nd 2019. Comments can be made through the Q&A or Comments section of this project page.

    Please refrain from contacting the engineers directly as they have been directed to send all questions and comments to this project page.

    Questions and Comments can be submitted privately, please write in the first sentence of your comment or question that you want your post to remain private. In doing so, you will receive a private reply to your email regarding your comment or question but it will not be displayed on the public Have Your Say HK website.

    Please Note:

    Due to some confusion regarding the appropriate place for comments and questions related to the October 21st Bruce Beach Drain Presentation, this comment feed has been moved to the "Comments" tab. Rest assured we are still accepting comments and questions pertaining to the Bruce Beach Drain project and the October 21st Presentation in the Q&A and Comment sections of this project page.

    To ask a question, click the grey tab called “Q&A.”
    To post a comment, click the grey tab called “Comments”
    The tabs are located under the project description, above the news feed


  • Notice - Council Meeting to Receive Information regarding the Bruce Beach Drain Project

    3 months ago

    Please TAKE NOTICE The Council for the Corporation of the Township of Huron-Kinloss will be receiving information from the Drainage Engineer regarding the Bruce Beach Drain project at the meeting of:

    Monday October 21, 2019 8:00 p.m.
    Township of Huron-Kinloss Council Chambers

    21 Queen Street,

    Ripley, Ontario

    The agenda will be posted on the Township website Friday October 18, 2019. Following the presentation, all information will be provided on the www.haveyoursayhk.ca/bruce-beach-drain website for the public to provide input and ask questions.

    Emily Dance, Clerk

    Township of Huron-Kinloss

    21 Queen Street

    Ripley, ON

    N0G 2R0

    Dated this 25th day of...

    Please TAKE NOTICE The Council for the Corporation of the Township of Huron-Kinloss will be receiving information from the Drainage Engineer regarding the Bruce Beach Drain project at the meeting of:

    Monday October 21, 2019 8:00 p.m.
    Township of Huron-Kinloss Council Chambers

    21 Queen Street,

    Ripley, Ontario

    The agenda will be posted on the Township website Friday October 18, 2019. Following the presentation, all information will be provided on the www.haveyoursayhk.ca/bruce-beach-drain website for the public to provide input and ask questions.

    Emily Dance, Clerk

    Township of Huron-Kinloss

    21 Queen Street

    Ripley, ON

    N0G 2R0

    Dated this 25th day of September, 2019


  • Bruce Beach Drain Open House Agenda

    7 months ago
    Open House - Bruce Beach Drain Project
    Agenda
    Point Clark Community Centre
    May 25, 2019
    10:00 am

    1 Call to Order

    2. Introductions

    2.1 Introductions
    Chair Sid Vander Veen will introduce himself, members of Council , Dietrich Engineering and Township Staff.

    3. Information

    3.1 Bruce Beach Drain
    The Drainage Engineer will provide a brief background of the project, the proposed concepts and a summary of the comments received through the Have your Say HK website.

    4. Question and Answer

    4.1 Opportunity for the Public to...

    Open House - Bruce Beach Drain Project
    Agenda
    Point Clark Community Centre
    May 25, 2019
    10:00 am

    1 Call to Order

    2. Introductions

    2.1 Introductions
    Chair Sid Vander Veen will introduce himself, members of Council , Dietrich Engineering and Township Staff.

    3. Information

    3.1 Bruce Beach Drain
    The Drainage Engineer will provide a brief background of the project, the proposed concepts and a summary of the comments received through the Have your Say HK website.

    4. Question and Answer

    4.1 Opportunity for the Public to ask Questions
    Questions and comments are to be addressed through the Chair at the podium. Speakers are to identify themselves by name and address prior to posing a question or comment.

    5. Summations and Next Steps

    5.1 Review of Next Steps
    The Engineer will review the next steps and path forward for the project.

    6. Adjournment


    Document Accessibility
    The Township of Huron-Kinloss is committed to providing information in the format that meets your needs. We have made every attempt to make documents for this meeting accessible but there may still be difficulty in recognizing all of the information. Please contact us if you require assistance and we will make every attempt to provide this information in an alternative format.
    Please note that third party documents received and found within this document will not be converted to an accessible format by the Township of Huron-Kinloss. However, upon request, we will attempt to obtain these documents in an appropriate accessible format from the third party.
    For assistance or to make a request please call 519-395-3735 or email info@huronkinloss.com


  • Notice of Open House - Bruce Beach Road Drainage Project

    7 months ago

    Notice of Open House- Bruce Beach Rd. Drainage Project

    The Township of Huron-Kinloss is investigating drainage issues along Bruce Beach Rd. between Concessions 8 and 10. The Township became aware of flooding along the roadway in the fall of 2018 and has since signed a petition through the Drainage Act to investigate the issue further.

    Council appointed Dietrich Engineering Ltd. under Section 4 (1)(c) of the Drainage Act to manage the Bruce Beach Rd. Drainage Project.

    Dietrich Engineering Ltd has identified various drainage issues and are investigating a number of concepts to solve the drainage issues along Bruce Beach...

    Notice of Open House- Bruce Beach Rd. Drainage Project

    The Township of Huron-Kinloss is investigating drainage issues along Bruce Beach Rd. between Concessions 8 and 10. The Township became aware of flooding along the roadway in the fall of 2018 and has since signed a petition through the Drainage Act to investigate the issue further.

    Council appointed Dietrich Engineering Ltd. under Section 4 (1)(c) of the Drainage Act to manage the Bruce Beach Rd. Drainage Project.

    Dietrich Engineering Ltd has identified various drainage issues and are investigating a number of concepts to solve the drainage issues along Bruce Beach Rd.

    The Township will be hosting an Open House to provide landowners within the watershed an opportunity to learn more about the project.

    SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019

    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

    Point Clark Community Centre

    344 Lake Range Dr. Point Clark, ON, N2Z 2X3

    Representatives from Dietrich Engineering and the Township of Huron-Kinloss will be attendance to answer questions.

    To view the concepts and to find out more information please log on to www.haveyoursayhk.ca/bruce-beach-drain or contact Grant Collins, Drainage Superintendent (519) 395-3735 or by e-mail gcollins@huronkinloss.com

    Emily Dance, Clerk

    Township of Huron-Kinloss

    21 Queen Street

    Ripley, ON

    N0G 2R0

    Dated this 8th day of May, 2019



  • What is the Drainage Act?

    9 months ago

    The Drainage Act is used by Municipalities to construct, repair or maintain municipal drainage systems. The Act provides many benefits to both Municipalities and landowners during the design, development and construction of these drainage systems.

    Procedures under the Drainage Act are designed to enable non-riparian landowners to obtain a legal drainage outlet while safeguarding the rights and property of riparian landowners through which the drainage system may be constructed.

    What is a riparian and non-riparian landowner? A non-riparian landowner owns land which is not adjacent to the watercourse. A riparian landowner owns the property where the drain outlet is located.

    ...

    The Drainage Act is used by Municipalities to construct, repair or maintain municipal drainage systems. The Act provides many benefits to both Municipalities and landowners during the design, development and construction of these drainage systems.

    Procedures under the Drainage Act are designed to enable non-riparian landowners to obtain a legal drainage outlet while safeguarding the rights and property of riparian landowners through which the drainage system may be constructed.

    What is a riparian and non-riparian landowner? A non-riparian landowner owns land which is not adjacent to the watercourse. A riparian landowner owns the property where the drain outlet is located.

    Drains constructed under the Drainage Act are user pay systems. This means that landowners that benefit from the construction of the drainage system, or own land which contributes runoff to the drainage system, will contribute a portion of the costs towards the design, construction and maintenance of the municipal drain. The most common means of fairly assessing project costs are through benefit and/or outlet liability assessments (Sections 22 & 23 of the Drainage Act R.S.O 1990).

    Aside from assessing costs, allowances are awarded to landowners whose property is physically affected by the construction and maintenance of the drain. The most common sections under the Drainage Act to award allowances are; Section 29 for right-of-way (similar to an easement), which awards compensation based on the area of land required to construct, improve and maintain the drain in the future; Section 30 for damages, which are awarded based on potential damages to ornamental trees, lawns, fences, lands and crops, etc. during the construction or improvements to the drain.

    Some other great advantages to using the Drainage Act include:

    • The Drainage Act provides a mechanism for establishing new drainage systems to solve existing drainage problems, while also providing provisions for future maintenance, repair, or improvements, all while avoiding the need of the court system (Common Law).
    • Municipal projects which require a portion of real-estate on private property are typically required to enter into costly, contentious and a very time-consuming process of negotiating and establishing easements. The Drainage Act does not impose registered easements onto Landowners. Instead ownership of private property remains unchanged, while still providing compensation to Landowners for the use of private property.
    • Works under the Drainage Act do not form part of the municipality's 10 year capital plan and therefore do not have to wait for or compete with other capital projects for a position of priority to advance to construction within the municipality.
    • The Drainage Act is a very public process which functions best when all those affected participate. Landowners have an opportunity to provide input throughout the report development process and also have full rights to appeal after the report has been adopted by Council.
    • Once a drainage works is constructed under the Drainage Act, the system becomes protected under by-law. This means that a change in ownership or dispute between neighbours is not going to destabilize the function or longevity of the drainage system.
    Thank you to Dietrich Engineering Ltd. for providing this information.
  • Have We Been Down This Road Already?

    9 months ago

    Yes, in fact, we have!

    Dietrich Engineering Ltd. was previously appointed by the Township under Section 4 (1)(c) of the Drainage Act on June 15, 2009. Dietrich Engineering Ltd. held preliminary meetings; conducted field surveys and investigations; and in the end completed a design of a drainage system to address the areas requiring drainage noted on the original petition. Project expenses including construction costs, damage allowances, right-of-way allowances, engineering & administration costs, and contingency/provisional costs were estimated. A preliminary assessment (cost sharing) of the estimated construction costs was also prepared.

    This material (design, cost estimates & assessments) was presented at...

    Yes, in fact, we have!

    Dietrich Engineering Ltd. was previously appointed by the Township under Section 4 (1)(c) of the Drainage Act on June 15, 2009. Dietrich Engineering Ltd. held preliminary meetings; conducted field surveys and investigations; and in the end completed a design of a drainage system to address the areas requiring drainage noted on the original petition. Project expenses including construction costs, damage allowances, right-of-way allowances, engineering & administration costs, and contingency/provisional costs were estimated. A preliminary assessment (cost sharing) of the estimated construction costs was also prepared.

    This material (design, cost estimates & assessments) was presented at an information meeting held on September 5, 2009. Subsequent to the meeting, the Council instructed the Director of Public Works to withdraw his name from the petition. The petition became invalid, and the project ended.

    Thank you to Dietrich Engineering Ltd. for providing this information.

  • What are the Existing Issues on Bruce Beach Rd?

    9 months ago
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    Bruce Beach Rd. is bound by Concession 8 Road to the South and Concession 10 Road to the North. Lake Range Rd is east of Bruce Beach Rd and is much higher in elevation. Lake Huron is west of Bruce Beach Rd.

    Dietrich Engineering Ltd. has been appointed to address drainage problems identified along Bruce Beach Rd between Concession 8 Rd and Highland Dr., and along Lake Range Dr. between Lots 41 to 48 inclusive.

    Three outlets into Lake Huron exist near the study area. The southern most outlet crosses Cameron Lane and has a watershed of approximately 100 acres...

    Bruce Beach Rd. is bound by Concession 8 Road to the South and Concession 10 Road to the North. Lake Range Rd is east of Bruce Beach Rd and is much higher in elevation. Lake Huron is west of Bruce Beach Rd.

    Dietrich Engineering Ltd. has been appointed to address drainage problems identified along Bruce Beach Rd between Concession 8 Rd and Highland Dr., and along Lake Range Dr. between Lots 41 to 48 inclusive.

    Three outlets into Lake Huron exist near the study area. The southern most outlet crosses Cameron Lane and has a watershed of approximately 100 acres based on topographical information provided by the Province. The middle outlet crosses Bruce Beach Rd. at Cottage No.98. The watershed area for this outlet is approximately 210 acres (based on information provided by the Province). It should be noted that a substantial portion of the watershed has been systematically tiled drained in an easterly and then southerly direction (i.e. a portion of the watershed has been tile drained away from 98 Bruce Beach Rd.). The northerly outlet which borders the study area is near Concession 10 Road and has a watershed of approximately 100 acres. There is a fourth outlet a short distance north of the previously mentioned outlet, however Dietrich Engineering Ltd. did not delineate a watershed for this outlet as it is two watercourses removed from the study area.


    98 Bruce Beach Rd.

    The 98 Bruce Beach Rd. outlet is the only existing outlet to Lake Huron within the study area and is identified to be one of the primary focus areas of the project. As mentioned earlier, the watershed area is approximately 210 acres (with a portion tiled away from 98 Bruce Beach Rd.). Approximately 195 acres (93%) of the watershed is east of Lake Range Dr.. The existing hydraulic configuration is as follows from upstream to downstream:

    • A private open ditch drainage system east of Lake Range Dr. which begins to transition into a gully type of channel approaching Lake Range Dr.
    • A 1500mm diameter corrugated steel pipe (CSP) through Lake Range Dr.
    • A gully type of channel between Lake Range Dr. and Bruce Beach Rd. with average grade in excess of 7% (based on topographical information provided by the Province)
    • A 900mm diameter high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe through Bruce Beach Rd.
    • An open ditch system downstream of Bruce Beach Rd.
    • A 1200mm diameter CSP to Lake Huron


    Highland Dr.

    The northern portion of Bruce Beach Rd. has been identified as an area which frequently floods causing the road to become impassable. In this area, an existing storm sewer pipe network exists along Highland Dr. This storm sewer system discharges onto the surface into a road ditch system along the east side of Bruce Beach Rd. Stormwater collects and sits in the roadside ditch and gradually soaks away or floods the roadway and the frontages of several cottages and then soaks away, depending on the size of the rainfall event.



    Thank you to Dietrich Engineering Ltd. for providing this information.