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COMMUNITY &INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES COMMITTEEMINUTES <br /> <br />MARCH 6, 2017 - 9 - CITY OF KITCHENER <br /> <br />2. INS-17-016 - NOISE EXEMPTION REGION OF WATERLOO STAGE 1 <br /> - LIGHT RAIL PROJECT ( <br /> <br />That the Region of Waterloo and its contractor(s) be exempt from the provisions of <br />Chapter 450 (Noise) of the City of Kitchener Municipal Code Article 6 Construction Work <br />during the Region of Waterloo Stage 1 Light Rail Project in the City of Kitchener, <br />between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. for the period of February 1, 2017 and <br />ending December 31, 2017, as outlined in Infrastructure Services Department report <br />INS-17-016. <br /> <br />3. INS-17-019 REGIONAL LANDFILL LEACHATE FORCEMAIN <br /> <br /> The Committee considered Infrastructure Services Department report INS-17-019, dated <br />February 23, 2017 recommending approval of agreements with the Regional Municipality of <br />Waterloo to run a Regional landfill leachate forcemain within City road allowances and <br />corridors. <br /> <br /> Ms. Linda Churchill and Mr. Jerry Borovicka, Region of Waterloo, were in attendance and <br />spoke in support of the recommendation contained in Report INS-17-019. Mr. Borovicka <br />confirmed through this work the Region would provide improvements to the trail network, such <br />that an existing gap in the trail would be completed. He added signage would be installed to <br />direct pedestrian traffic to a detour while the work is being undertaken. He noted the project is <br />scheduled to commence at the end of June 2017 and would last for approximately six months. <br /> <br />On motion by Councillor Y. Fernandes - <br />it was resolved: <br /> <br />That the Chief Administrative Officer or a Deputy Chief Administrative Officer be <br />authorized to execute agreements with the Regional Municipality of Waterloo related to <br />the construction, operation and maintenance of a sanitary forcemain for the purposes of <br />sewer east of Resurrection Park provided that any agreements or ancillary documents <br />are to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, as outlined in Infrastructure Services <br />Department report INS-17-019 <br /> <br />4. INS-17-018 BALZER CREEK TRAIL <br /> <br />The Committee considered Infrastructure Services Department report INS-17-018, dated <br />February 13, 2017 recommending approval for construction of a multi-use pathway as part of <br />the Balzer Creek Restoration project. <br /> <br />Messrs. N. Gollan and M. Parris gave a presentation, advising this project was initiated in 2014 <br />to address significant risk to critical infrastructure and severe stream erosion, exposing existing <br />sewer infrastructure. One of the objectives was to connect the existing trail system in reaches <br />1 and 3 of the study area with the proposed trail through reach 2 as identified in the Multi-use <br />Pathways and Trails Master Plan. Mr. Parris advised during the study, some concerns were <br />raised by residents about the proposed multi-use trail along reach 2, which is proposed to be <br />located near the rear property lines homes on Brisbane Drive and Brisbane Court. He <br />indicated that in response to those concerns, the trail was moved to the furthest location <br />possible from the rear yards while maintaining access to manholes and staying on City <br />property. He added enhanced plantings are proposed to provide a visual and physical buffer <br />between the rear yards and the trail. He noted the staff recommendation provides an <br />opportunity to connect multiple communities, achieves the goals of the Multi-use Pathway <br />Master Plan, and is supported by the Cycling and Trails Advisory Committee. <br /> <br /> Mr. Karl Wolf, area resident, spoke in opposition to the proposed multiuse pathway within <br />Balzer Creek Greenway, expressing concerns related to: increased pedestrian traffic; access <br />to rear yards; invasion of privacy; possible decrease in property value; and, a perception that <br />there may be an increased potential for vandalism and theft. He indicated that home owners <br />adjacent to Balzer Creek Greenway paid an $18,000. lot upgrade charge for the benefit of <br />backing onto Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) protected land, and it was <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />