The project is ahead of schedule and will be completed mid May. The contractor is installing the curb and will be starting to pave next week. On Monday, May 1st (weather dependent), lane restrictions at the intersection of Talbot Street and First Avenue will be in place from 9pm until 7:30am the next morning to complete the paving of the intersection. Westbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, Eastbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, and Southbound traffic on First Avenue will be able to turn westbound onto Talbot Street, all other movements will be restricted.
A COMMUNITY COMMITTED TO ACCESSIBILITY
Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA)
The purpose of the ODA is to improve opportunities for people with disabilities and to provide for their involvement in the identification, removal and prevention of barriers to their full participation in the life of the Province of Ontario.
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA)
The purpose of the AODA is to achieve a fully accessible Ontario by 2025. The AODA is made up of five standards including: Customer Service, Information and Communication, Employment, Transportation, and the Built Environment.
Accessibility Technical Committee (ATC)
The Accessibility Technical Committee consists of six members from various departments in the City. The Committee works with MAAC toward the improvement of accessibility issues in the City and reports directly to the Clerk. Committee members meet regularly to discuss issues, provide updated information on accessibility initiatives and suggestions to the Clerk. A representative attends MAAC meetings each month.
ATC Committee Members
Graham Dart, Director, Human Resources (Chairman)
Mel Knapp/Breanna Pawlak, Corporate Administrative and Accessibility Clerk (Secretary)
Chris Peck, Chief Building Official
Dave White, Manager of Roads and Transportation
Heather Robinson, Chief Librarian
Mark Minor, Valleyview
Gary Drouin, Supervisor, Recreation Facilities
Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC)
Municipalities of 10,000 or more residents are required to establish or continue an Accessibility Committee. This Committee advises Council about the preparation, implementation and effectiveness of its accessibility plan.
MAAC Committee Members for St. Thomas
Councillor Joan Rymal
David L. McNea
Corporate Accessibility Policy
The City must develop, implement and maintain policies governing how the organization achieves or will achieve accessibility through meeting its requirements referred to in the Integrated Standards Regulation. This Corporate Accessibility Policy has been reviewed and approved by the Accessibility Technical Committee, department heads, the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee and Council. It is available in multiple formats upon request.
2017 City of St. Thomas Municipal Accessibility Plan
The Accessibility Plan is intended to address existing barriers to people with disabilities and to prevent new barriers from being established.
Accessibility Standards - Customer Service
The Accessibility Standards for Customer Service (Ontario Regulation 429/07) came into force on January 1, 2008. As a public service organization designated in the Regulation, the City must comply with the standards by January 1, 2010. The Regulation outlines activities that the City must do in order to ensure that the City is providing accessible customer service to people with various kinds of disabilities.
Documents produced by City employees are available upon request, subject to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
When providing a document to a person with a disability, the City will provide the document, or the information contained in the document, in a format that takes the person's disability into account.
City of St. Thomas Accessibility Standards for Customer Service
Please be advised that construction will start on Elm Street from Centennial Avenue to east of Tyke Road for underground storm sewer installation. The construction will start on Monday, May 1, 2017 with traffic control and lane restriction in place until the end of May 2017. Please follow traffic control signs and personnel on site in order to navigate through the construction zone safely.
The City is excited to announce the Edward Street Road Rehabilitation Project will start in April. The Burwell Road Rehabilitation project will begin after Edward Street has been completed. Construction is expected to be complete in July 2017. For more information visit the Construction Projects page.
The Elgin St. Thomas Age-Friendly Committee is developing a community plan for residents of Elgin County and the City of St. Thomas. An Age-Friendly community is one where policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environments support and enable older residents to lead healthy, active lives and stay involved in their communities.
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