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Crofton Mitigation Plan Election May 14 2013


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  • 1. Crofton Natural Hazards Management & Mitigation Plan Updated and Revised to Include Urban & Transporta- tion Development, Constitution Tunnel Hazards Mitigation Plan & Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan P. Anna Paddon Election Plan May 14 2013 Constitution Tunnel P. Anna Paddon Election Plan May 14 2013 Constitution Tunnel Crofton Map & Hazards Crofton Demographics Crofton Economic Plan Crofton Housing Transportation Public Works Crofton Strategic Plan Hazard Mitigation Plan Crofton Water Supply & Industry
  • 2. Crofton, 75km (45 miles) up the east coast from Victoria.Crofton is situated on the calm waters of Osborne Bay in the Cowichan Valley.Osborne Bay was homesteaded by a handful of families in the mid-1800s. Government granted farmed land and timber claims Henry Croft bought the townsite to build a copper smelter and house his workers and copper prices fell and the mine closed 1908. The miners struggled to find work in the logging and fishing industries. In 1956, a large pulp and paper mill was built on the outskirts of town, attracted by Croftons deep-sea port. The mill has gone through many environ disasters and the town through cleaning up the mill poluution from the acid damage. The mill is financially at risk and Catalyst, the present directors are negotiating with unions, closing, and water issues Crofton is the location of a BC Overview Ferries terminal. Car and passenger ferries to Vesuvius Bay on Saltspring Island leave regularly from morning to early evening .Population: 2,500. Location: Crofton is located off the Trans-Canada Highway 1, on the southeast coast of Vancouver Island, 5 miles (8 km) north of Maple Bay, and 7 miles (11 km) south of Chemainus. Crofton can be reached by taking the scenic drive from Maple Bay Road to Herd Road, and Herd Road to Osborne Bay Road. Striat of Georgia; Juan De Fuca Strait; Labels:arbutus,coastal douglas-fir habitat,conservation,crofton,vancouver island Crofton Natural Hazards Management & Mitigation Plan Updated and Revised to Include Urban & Transportation De- velopment, Constitution Tunnelhttp://www.northcowichan.ca/files/%7BBD5E5D0B-4660-4609-AB8E-E863E98F1EEE%7DCWP-Draft-Report-Jan21_Final_Draft.pdf.Ja n u a r y 2 1 , 2 0 0 9C r o f t o n Wa t e r f r o n t P l a n . 12/05/2010: Arbutus - Canadas Only Native Broad-leafed Evergreen Tree 2/01/2012: Saving An Ancient Crofton Arbutus Zoomer Magazine The Main Plans The Long-Term Course To Follow Old School House 1905-1958, Museum in Crofton Natural Hazard Mitigation Crofton. Comprehensive Plan Establishes the citys authority to plan for and deal with issues related to the future development of Crofton. Crofton Ex- isting Plans. Name Date of Last Revision Author/Owner Description Relation to Natural Hazard Mitigation Crofton Comprehensive Plan Amended 2003 Town of Crofton Estab- lishes the citys authority to plan for and deal with issues related to the future development of Crofton. • Explains the flood and steep slope hazards found in Crofton • Provides policy guidelines for future development and land use in the city. • Policies and implementation actions addressing natural hazards and Goal 7 in the Comprehensive Plan can be linked with natural hazard action items. Crofton Zoning Code Revised June 2007 town of Crofton Provides regulations for future development in the Town of Crofton. • The flood hazard zone (FH) provides guidance on development in the floodplain. Action items should be linked to regulations listed for this zone. Crofton Transportation Sys- tems Plan 2000, Amended 2009 City of Crofton The Transportation System Plan provides the city with the goals and policies to guide development of all its transportation modes (pedestrian, bicycle, motor vehicles, public transit, etc.). The TSP establishes an interconnected network of arterial and collector streets that improve the operation of the transportation systems. It also outlines a Capital Improvement Program (CIP) that shows the construction work necessary to meet the goals of the TSP. • Mitigation actions relat- ing to improving transportation facilities should be linked with goals and policies found in the transportation system plan. Crofton Parks & Recreation Master Plan January, 2008 Town of Crofton. The Parks & Recreation Master Plan identifies a vision for Crofton’s park system, and presents recommendations for achieving that vision. • Many of Crofton’s parks are located in the 100-year floodplain. As such, the plan could incorporate mitigation action items for facilities located in the parks. Crofton Public Works Strategic Plan 2006 Crofton Public Works Department The Public Works Strategic Plan positions Crofton Public Works to provide services to the community for the next 15-20 years. • Mitiga- tion actions should be aligned with the goals and strategies outlined in the Crofton Public Works Strategic Plan. Crofton Water System Master Plan 1997, updated 2001 Town of Crofton. The Crofton Water System Master Plan outlines Crofton water system capacity and measures for water curtailment in the event of an emergency. • Mitigation actions should be aligned with the measures and policies found in the Water System Master Plan.
  • 3. Crofton Natural Hazards Management & Mitigation Plan Updated and Revised to Include Urban & Transporta- tion Development, Constitution Tunnel Long-term goal Desired Goal: Crofton Natural Hazards Management & Mitigation Plan Updated and Revised to Include Urban & Transportation Development, Constitution Tunnel high speed rail and high- way with supporting manufacturing and housing for the increased economic activity, population, tourism, due to construction and post construction. Goal in more detail: The Community Profile must be paired with the new Urban and Transportation Development and Hazard Mitigation and Management Planned with Actions and Responsibility designated. Existing Social Orders have been defined and relied upon but the Tunnel and its existing structure requires additional planning for mitigation of natural and man made hazards. Cowichan District, Vancouver Islands, and the province of British Columbia’s probability and vulnerability rating systems, the village/city of Crofton used the same rating scales as provided within British Columbia Emergency Management’s Hazard Analysis Methodology template. (See James P. Bruce Hazard Analysis scores in Appendix A. Rating scales) [a list prepared]. Note that the village/city did complete a full hazard analysis that is included in the Village and Cities minutes available online at Crofton/Chemainus. Probability estimates are based on the frequency of previous events, and vulnerability estimates are based on potential impacts that were discussed during the April 15th risk assessment workshop. Hazards Mitigation Plan & Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan May 14 2013 Elect P. Anna Paddon MLA Crofton-Cowichan Plan ConstitutionTunnel@live.ca
  • 4. Crofton Natural Hazards Management & Mitigation Plan Updated and Revised to Include Urban & Transporta- tion Development, Constitution Tunnel The Present Situation The Current Situation: Crofton Map & Hazards Risk Assessment. Addressing Crofton’s unique risks to the following natural hazards: drought, earthquake, flood, landslide, volcano, wildfire, windstorm, and severe winter storm. Community Organizations & Programs: Social systems defined as community organizations and programs that provide social and community-based services, such as health care or housing assistance, to the public. Table 9 Crofton Community Organizations below highlights community organizations and programs within the city that may be potential partners for implementing mitigation actions. The table includes information on each organization or program’s service area, types of services offered, populations served, and how the organization or program could be involved in natural hazard mitigation. The three involvement methods include: Education and outreach: organization could partner with the community to educate the public or provide outreach assistance on natural hazard preparedness and mitigation. Information dissemination: organization could partner with the community to provide hazard-related information to target audiences. Plan/project implementation: organization may have plans and/or policies that may be used to implement mitigation activities or the organization could serve as the coordinating or partner organization to implement mitigation actions. In planning for natural hazard mitigation, it is important to know what social systems exist within the community because of their existing connections to the public. Often, actions identified by the plan involve communicating with the public or specific subgroups within the population (e.g. elderly, children, low income).
  • 5. Crofton Natural Hazards Management & Mitigation Plan Updated and Revised to Include Urban & Transporta- tion Development, Constitution Tunnel Development up to Present Development made up to the current situation: Catalyst has a direct control on water for the Crofton area and availability. Crofton Council has written of their concern over this and of the mill closing. Drought: The Cowichan District Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan adequately identifies the causes and characteristics of drought within the region, as well as historical drought events. Drought can affect all segments of a jurisdiction, particularly those employed in water-dependent activities (e.g.,agriculture, recreation, etc.). Additionally, public water providers can expe- rience shortages. The extent (i.e., magnitude or severity) of a drought depends upon temperature and rainfall/snowfall over a period of time, as well as hydrological conditions and populations affected. Important background information: Water Management Plan, the current water system is designed to meet projected Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) build-out but doesnt include additional consumption of the water supply for manufacturing and as- sembling industries, needed for materials for Constitution Tunnel high speed rail, and the increase in population of skilled and unskilled labor, construction workers, and post construction settlement. Existing water reservoirs would almost serve a projected population of 37,617. Practice for Tsunami Disaster Mitigation Policy Original forecasts turned out to be wrong when and where a tsunami will occur and the plate tectonic trigger is anticipated. Original forecasts turned out to be true that Crofton’s mill and smelter is contaminating the land, water, and estuaries, sea. Summary of key design principles for Building Form and Landscape .....................24 Summary of Community Feedback for Building Form and Landscape....................25. ({BD5E5D0B-4660-4609-AB8E-E863E98F1EEE}CWP-Draft-Report-Jan21_Final_Draft. Elections Constitution Tunnel Crofton Waterfront Plan -Draft- Report-Jan21_Final_Draft) Hazards Mitigation Plan & Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan May 14 2013 Elect P. Anna Paddon MLA Crofton-Cowichan Plan ConstitutionTunnel@live.ca
  • 6. Crofton Natural Hazards Management & Mitigation Plan Updated and Revised to Include Urban & Transporta- tion Development, Constitution Tunnel Crofton Waterfront Plan to, Potential Alternatives Alternative strategies have been listed and initiated by the Crofton Council as directed in the Crofton Waterfront Plan, Draft 2009, “Acquire additional land from Catalyst to complete public boat launch park and addi- tional parking.” Key negotiations that need to occur: Crofton, Federal & Provincial Government negotiate for Transportation-Constitution Tunnel corridors development, Economic Incentive Loans for Sustainable Energy Industries and Business and Industries: assembly; manufacturing; recycling/energy industries; MLAs that work for Economic Envelopment and Prosperity, and Sustainable Renew- able Energy development Vancouver Island- constitution Island, BC; Catalyst Land & Water. General and Specific Strategy: Developed, Hazard Plan Action-Decontamination of land, soils, water, and air, Natural Landscape & Habitat. Develop Crofton and Vancouver Islands Transportation system with the intent to integrate Constitution Tunnel into the existing features and propose additional improvements that accentuate the natural features of Osborne Bay and help economically and feature natural features and landscape to define the Town of Crofton as Urban Land Development occurs with a developed Hazard Plan in Action. Shared Ownership, Origin of Costs: Shared Costs; Shared Ownership Along with the existing features, there are immediate and future development opportunities that will influence Croftons wa- terfront and the Town as a whole. BC Ferries road access, terminal and trestle upgrade Development proposal for Twin Gables property and oceanfront e Offer for sale of and potential future redevelopment of RV Park p Phase 3 sea-walk ex- tension to Berridge St. Park A unique constraint of the Crofton shoreline that currently limits its full use and enjoyment is the contaminated remnants of an historic copper smelting operation. The remediation of these contaminated materials is a critical step to realizing the full potential of this waterfront. This waterfront plan provides general as well as specific recommendations with the intent to integrate existing fea- tures and propose additional improvements that accentuate the natural features of Osborne Bay and help define the Town of Crofton. The vision is long-term and looks to a complete arrangement in the future. It will take time and some key hurdles will need to be overcome to achieve all the aims in this plan. Key negotiations that need to occur are: agreement from Provincial Government to develop and “Acquire addition- al land from Catalyst to complete public boat launch park and additional parking.” Hazards Mitigation Plan & Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan May 14 2013 Elect P. Anna Paddon MLA Crofton-Cowichan Plan ConstitutionTunnel@live.ca
  • 7. Crofton Natural Hazards Management & Mitigation Plan Updated and Revised to Include Urban & Transporta- tion Development, Constitution Tunnel Recommend Recommend one or several strategies Give a summary of the expected results Name the next steps to be taken Delegate the various tasks Hazards Mitigation Plan & Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan May 14 2013 Elect P. Anna Paddon MLA Crofton-Cowichan Plan ConstitutionTunnel@live.ca