Community Cafe planned to discuss Shrewsbury Master Plan

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The future of Shrewsbury will be a topic of discussion at a meeting being held next month.

Municipal officials announced they are hosting a community café to discuss the master plan servicing study for the community.

The Community Café meeting to discuss the Master Plan Servicing Study for the Community of Shrewsbury will take place Wednesday, August 10, 2022. The meeting will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Shrewsbury & Raglan Assembly Community Centre, located at 112 New Scotland Line.

Representatives of the firm of T.Y.Lin and Chatham-Kent staff will give a short presentation at 6:00 p.m. to introduce the project. Following the presentation, the project team will break into groups focusing on different aspects of the study.

“Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to identify and describe flooding events or servicing concerns within each group,” stated Kevin Brown, Project Manager of T.Y.Lin International Canada Inc.

Brown added the concerns would be transcribed to maps by the project team. The maps will then be used to develop a detailed summary of issues and challenges to inform the assessment of existing servicing and the development of recommendations.

In the spring of 2021, Chatham-Kent council passed a motion directing staff to begin a master plan servicing study for the area.

It will include strategies for drainage, stormwater, sanitary and water to accommodate current conditions and future growth. Also included will be erosion control measures to protect municipal infrastructure along the shoreline.

Additional details can be found at www.letstalkchatham-kent.ca/shrewsbury-servicing-study.

Those looking to register for the café, provide comments, request further information or receive future correspondence related to the study are encouraged to contact Kevin Brown at 416-843-4689 or Kevin.Brown@tylin.com; or Mark McFadden, Chatham-Kent’s Manager of Engineering, at 519-390-1998 or ckinfo@chatham-kent.ca.

Bird Bouchard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Ridgetown Independent News

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