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DECEMBER 2018

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Last Sitting of Municipal Council

 

A Look Back at the Council Sitting of December 3 

At the beginning of the meeting, five of the elected officials submitted their declarations of pecuniary interests.

The Council authorizes the payment of statements totalling $1,175,233.99, including taxes, for the following work:

• Victoria Street Repair

• Mill and Fairmount Road Rebuild

• Construction of a bicycle path

The Council endorsed the signing of an agreement with the Brome County Historical Society to regularize an encroachment into the Town Hall rehabilitation file.

The elected officials allowed the expenditure of $38,625.85 for the purchase of a vehicle for the First Responder service, fully funded by the Municipality of West Bolton, in addition to adopting By-Law 615-1 amending By-Law 615, (RM 460, Peace, Order and Nuisance).

The Council makes certain commitments under the TECQ 2014-2018 Program (local roads) as well as under the Quebec Water Saving Strategy.

Finally, it should be noted that the 2019 calendar of ordinary Council meetings has been adopted.

To read the detailed minutes

 
 

A Look Back at the Special Council Meeting of December 17

About fifteen topics were on the agenda of this twenty-minute session.

- The Council awarded the contract for the purchase of a boat (fire safety) to Arsenal (CMP Mayer), for an amount of $57,487.50, including taxes.

- It confirmed Cynthia Brunelle's permanent position as Director, Recreation, Culture, Tourism and Community Life. It will take effect on January 3, 2019.

- Elected representatives also adopted the Policy for the Prevention of Psychological Harassment and the Handling of Reports and Complaints.

To read the detailed minutes

*THE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, JANUARY 14, AT 7:00 PM AT THE CENTRE LAC-BROME*

 
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Moving Completed! 

The temporary moving of Town Hall is now complete! 

To come and visit us, you must now go to 30 Lakeside Road, the blue building near Coldbrook Park.  

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Holiday Schedule


Please note that Town Hall will be closed between Friday, December 21 at noon and January 2, 2019 inclusively.


In case of emergency, call 450 243-6111 and follow the instructions on the answering machine.

The Brome Lake Recreation and Community Services offices will be closed from December 24 2018 to January 2, 2019 inclusively.


Here is other relevant information:


The CLSC Lac-Brome:


- Closed on December 23rd

- December 24th: open from 8 am to noon (blood tests) and from 1 pm to 3:30 pm (appointment with nurse)

- Closed on December 25 and 26

- December 27: open from 8 am to noon (blood tests) and from 1 pm to 3:30 pm (appointment with nurse)

- Closed on December 28, 29, 30

- December 31: open from 8 am to noon (blood tests) and from 1 pm to 3:30 pm (appointment with nurse)

- Closed on January 1st and 2nd

- Back to regular schedule on January 3rd

 

2019 Budget Forecasts: Residential Rate Lowered

The budget forecasts were presented on Monday, December 17, in a special meeting. Here are some of the highlights:

- The residential rate drops from $0.68 to $0.65 per $100 of assessment.

- The non-residential rate (which applies to businesses among others) is frozen for a fourth consecutive year at $1.49.

- Projected revenues are expected to reach $14.65 million in 2019, an increase of 7.7%. Expenses are planned to total $12.9 million, leaving a surplus of $1.75 million.

- For a residence on Town water and sewer systems assessed last year at $250,000, and which would have increased in value to $264,500 (+5.8%) with the new three-year assessment roll, the increase in the tax bill is set at 3.5%. The increase is 4.3% for an unserviced home.

Read the press release or the full presentation document.


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A Safe Holiday Season ... Everyone’s Responsibility

The Brome Lake Fire Department would like to wish all citizens and their guests a wonderful Holiday Season.

We want to take this opportunity to remind you of certain safety rules to follow in order to avoid fires or any kind of serious incident:

NATURAL CHRISTMAS TREE

• Water your tree every day to keep it from drying out

• Place the tree far from any heat source (electrical baseboards, fireplace, etc.)

• Use lights made for interior use with reduced voltage

• Use electrical extension cords in moderation and use a multipurpose bar with integrated breakers

• Keep a functional portable fire extinguisher nearby and easily accessible

• Shut off the lights before you leave and/or you go to sleep.

SOLID COMBUSTION (WOOD) FIREPLACE

• Make sure that your chimney has been swept in the last six (6) months

• Use well-dried wood logs made for interior residential fireplaces

• Avoid burning material other than wood such as wrapping paper, napkins, garbage, etc.

• Make sure you keep a safe distance around the fireplace

• Ensure that you use the fireplace screen and protective glass

• Keep a watchful eye on the fire at all times and ensure that its embers are completely extinguished when it is unsupervised

• Ensure that ashes are safely disposed of in a metal container far from any combustible material

• Keep a functional portable fire extinguisher ready and easily accessible.

GENERAL SAFETY RULES

• Make sure everyone is aware of the evacuation plan and meeting point

• Make sure all smoke detectors are functional

• Make sure your carbon monoxide detector is functional

• Make sure your stairs and balconies are free of snow and ice to allow a quick and safe exit as well as safe passage for emergency responders.

For additional information, contact your fire department at (450) 243-6111.

We extend our best wishes to everyone. Thank you for your help in ensuring the safety of all.

90 Seconds to Prevent a False Alarm!

A false fire alarm is a signal that triggers a fire alarm connected to the alarm centre and causes firefighters to be called out unnecessarily.

TOO MANY FALSE FIRE ALARMS IN QUEBEC

More than nine out of ten fire alarms received by the alarm centre are false alarms.

Approximately eight out of ten false fire alarms are triggered between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Occupants must therefore react quickly to avoid having firefighters called out unnecessarily.

90 SECONDS TO REACT !

Most residential fire alarm systems have a delay feature that, when activated, allows for a 90 seconds pause before the signal is forwarded to the alarm centre.

ASK YOUR INSTALLER OR SUPPLIER TO MAKE SURE YOUR ALARM IS ACTIVATED

Before cancelling the fire alarm, check to find out why it went off, for example, a real fire, incorrect handling of fire alarm panel, light smoke, etc. This verification should be done at the fire alarm panel in order to determine the location where the alarm is going off and the location of the room in question.

Every fire alarm must be considered as a warning of an actual fire until you discover otherwise.

If you are in the presence of smoke or fire and you cannot complete a full inspection in order to find out why the alarm has gone off, evacuate the occupants to the meeting point, and then dial 9-1-1. Never go back inside.

If you are certain that it is a false alarm, you have 90-second to punch in your access code in order to cancel the fire alarm and avoid having it transferred to the alarm centre.

If your system is not equipped with a cancellation feature, wait one minute after the start of the fire alarm and as soon as the telephone is free, call 9-1-1 to inform them of the details regarding the fire alarm.

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Christmas Tree Pick-up: Circle January 11 on Your Calendar!  

On Friday, January 11, note that there will be a collection of Christmas trees in urban areas. 

Be sure to remove all decorations before placing your tree by the roadside.

Recreation

Christmas Classic Movie Night: L’étrange Noël de Monsieur Jack

December 21 at 6:30 pm at Centre Lac-Brome

French version of “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

Free admission, popcorn & juice at $1 each

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Fireworks

December 27 at 6 pm at Coldbrook Park

Postponed to December 28 in case of bad weather.

The announcement will be made on the Facebook page of the Recreation and Community Services

VLB info TBL: the Next Edition Soon to be Delivered!

Delivery of the next publication of the VLB info TBL (municipal bulletin) and the schedule of leisure activities for winter 2019 is planned for the last week of December 2018.

Enjoy your reading! 

More details on all upcoming activities

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Enjoy the Natural Beauty of Lac-Brome This Winter!

With 6 skating rinks* located at:

Douglass Beach, 213 Lakeside, Knowlton: oval on Brome Lake

Davis Park, 62 Davis Rd, Fulford

Edwards Park, 6 Scott Rd, West Brome

Ovide-Dagenais Park, 25 Taylor St, Foster

Prouty Park, 5 Mill Rd, Bondville

Centre Lac-Brome/Lions Park, 270 Victoria St, Knowlton

(two rinks, including one reserved for free skating only)

*Rinks are open every day, weather permitting.


Equipment Rental

With rentals at Douglass Beach of kick sleds and snow shoes for adults and children, as well as cross-country skis for children and...

Our scenic paths!

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Registration for Winter Recreation: Many New Activities and Classes!

From January 3 to 10, 2019

Online: ville.lac-brome.qc.ca/loisirs

In person: weekdays at the Centre Lac-Brome from 8 am to noon and 1 to 4:30 pm, as of January 3, 2019

Activities begin the week of January 14, 2019

January 2019 Preteen Dance

Chaperoned dance for 9 to 12 year-olds. 

January 11 from 7 to 9:45 pm at Centre Lac-Brome

Admission : $5, canteen on site

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New and Renewed District 12-15

Free activities for 12 to 15 year olds including help with homework, sports, arts & crafts, games, music, science and drama.

NEW: cooking supper and eating together! (1 X per month)

Come have fun with your animators Scoobie & Rocket!

At the Centre Lac-Brome, teen room

January 16, 2019, to June 12, 2019

Wednesdays 5-8 pm

Family Movie Night: Movie to be Announced

January 25 at 6:30 pm at Centre Lac-Brome

Free admission, popcorn & juice at $1 each

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Polar Beach Party

February 2nd

Because winter is also a great time to have fun, Lac-Brome’s Recreation, Tourism, Culture and Community Life Department invite you to discover or rediscover its Polar Beach Party Edition 2019 festivities! 

More details on this event coming soon!

How to reach us
 

Administration, Taxes, Town Clerk
Town Hall
122 Lakeside Road
450 243-6111
reception@ville.lac-brome.qc.ca

Land Management and Environment
5 Victoria Street
450 243-6111
melissa.brock@ville.lac-brome.qc.ca

Roads and Public Works
Municipal Garage
50 Mill Road
450 243-6111
daniele.duval@ville.lac-brome.qc.ca

   

Public Safety
Fire Station
27 Mont-Echo Road
450 243-6111
incendie@ville.lac-brome.qc.ca

Lac-Brome Recreation and Community Services
Centre Lac-Brome
270 Victoria Street
450 242-2020
infoloisirs@ville.lac-brome.qc.ca

 

Town of Brome Lake | 122 Lakeside Rd| | Lac-Brome (Qc) J0E 1V0 | Tel: 450-243-6111 | Fax : 450 243-5300
ville.lac-brome.qc.ca

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