November 2020 - Next phase of community engagement and open houses
On November 4, 2020 the City of London began notifying stakeholders, Indigenous communities and organizations, and government reviewers of the fourth series of Open Houses (November 18 and 19, 2020) and the available engagement processes to provide comments. This included the opportunity to review online materials, request for virtual meetings, request for in-person meetings where virtual meetings cannot be accommodated (all COVID-19 requirements, precautions and safety measures will apply), or telephone conversations.
It is proposed that the landfill expansion will occur vertically (upwards) within the existing waste footprint and the on-site buffer area will be expanded to the north and east onto existing City property. The findings of the EA studies and information on how the landfill would be expanded if approved was presented. The individual environmental component results of the existing conditions studies, the predicted effects of the proposed expansion on the environment, and the commitments London is making to mitigate any adverse effects was also presented. Additionally, information on the development of the City’s Resource Recovery Strategy and potential changes to the W12A Landfill Community Enhancement and Mitigative Measures Program (CEMMP) was made available to the public. The CEEMP will go through a parallel process with a separate feedback and engagement schedule.
The presentation slides below were displayed at the November 18 and November 19 open houses.
The comment period to receive written (preferred) or verbal comments on this phase of work ended on December 11, 2020. Several additional opportunities for comments will be available after this date.