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<br />REPORT TO: Community & Infrastructure Services Committee <br />DATE OF MEETING: March 6th, 2017 <br />SUBMITTED BY: Denise McGoldrick, Director Operations, Environmental <br />Services (519-741-2600 x 4657) <br />PREPARED BY: Matt Wilson, M.Eng, P.Eng, Design & Construction Project <br />Manager (519-741-2200 x 7149) <br />Mark Parris, Landscape Architect (519-741-2600 x4397) <br />WARD(S) INVOLVED: Wards 3 & 6 <br />DATE OF REPORT: February 13, 2017 <br />REPORT NO.: INS 17-018 <br />SUBJECT:Balzer Creek Trail <br />___________________________________________________________________________ <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />That Council approve the proposed type 2 multi-use pathway along reach 2 of Balzer <br />Creek, located between Homer Watson Boulevard and Fallowfield Drive. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />Balzer Creek Restoration Study <br />Balzer Creek is an east-west tributary of Schneider Creek located between Old Country <br />Dr. and Schneider Creek that drains 260 hectares of land within the Country Hills <br />Community into Schneider Creek. In 2013 Balzer Creek was identified for a creek <br />restoration study due to significant erosion and creek migration causing a direct conflict <br />with an existing sanitary sewer utility. <br />In 2015, the City of Kitchener completed a Schedule “B” Municipal Class Environmental <br />Assessment (EA) to evaluate and recommend a preferred creek restoration works and <br />for the construction of a type 2 multi-use pathway, as identified in the Multi-use <br />Pathways and Trails Master Plan (2012). Type 2 multi-use pathways are secondary <br />pathways that support connections to primary pathways (type 1) and local <br />neighbourhoods. <br />*** This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br />Please call 519-741-2345 or TTY 1-866-969-9994 for assistance. <br />4 - 1 <br /> <br />