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MARCH 2019

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Last Sitting of Municipal Council

 

A Look Back at the Council Sitting of March 4 

The Council authorizes the payment of expenses for the following amounts:

   - $189,297.50 (Victoria Street rehabilitation)

   - $190,775.03 (Town Hall restoration)

   - $36,572.35 (various invoices)

The elected representatives then give their approval for various contracts:

   - BSL Inc. ($874,655, for the design, supply and installation of walkways at Trestle Cove)

   - Excavation Dominic Carey ($315,543.60, for granular reloading)

   - Revolution Environnementale Solutions LP (Terrapure) ($260,734.55, for the emptying of pond #3)

   - Bessette Automobile Inc. ($43,664.06, for the purchase of a pickup truck).

While the list of buildings in default of payment of municipal taxes (as of December 31, 2018) is tabled, the Council authorizes the MRC to undertake the "sale for taxes" procedure. The elected officials then approve the 2017 financial report of the Office municipal d'habitation and appoint a director to the Office d'habitation Brome-Missisquoi.

Councillor Lee Patterson appoints two new volunteer firefighters and authorizes grant applications and various public safety response protocols.

Finally, the Council authorized a total expenditure of $30,864 as a financial contribution to various organizations.  

To read the detailed minutes

*THE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 1ST, AT 7:00 PM AT THE CENTRE LAC-BROME*

 
News

Spring clean-up: all for a cleaner environment! 

A group of Brome Lake residents are rolling up their sleeves and organizing a spring clean-up of ditches, public trails and parks that need special attention. A great way to take concrete action on Earth Day 2019!

Mark Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., on your agenda! To acknowledge the participants' involvement and end the day on a high note, the Town will offer a snack at Douglass Beach.

Check this site regularly for more details.

Please indicate your interest by email to actionslacbrome@gmail.com. Enter your street name and telephone number (optional). A volunteer will inform you of the appropriate gathering place.


High-speed Internet in the MRC territory: the registration period is open

As optical fibre is being deployed in Brome-Missisquoi, and in order to plan the connection of homes to the IHR Telecom network for Internet, telephone and television service, residents are invited to complete the registration form on the IHR website.

These steps can be taken immediately by residents wishing to receive these services, regardless of when the fibre optic network is installed in Brome Lake.

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Be careful on the lake! 

With the arrival of warmer temperatures, the Town of Brome Lake recommends exercising extreme caution before going out on Brome Lake. Regardless of weight, ice remains an unstable surface and there is always a risk that it will give way.

For your safety, please follow the Canadian Red Cross guidelines, available by clicking here.

Many elements have an impact on ice thickness. This can vary depending on the type of watercourse, currents, time of year or areas of the lake.

Road Network: Spring is Kicking in!

The sequence of numerous freeze/thaw periods caused significant problems on the road network during the winter, whether on paved or unpaved roads.

As the mercury climbs, our teams are filling potholes. Please reduce your speed, be patient and respect the signs when they do their job!

Do you want to report a dangerous pothole? Contact 450 243-6111, ext. 0.

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Incident on a road segment belonging to the MTQ: a new way of reporting

The Ministry of Transportation is implementing a new procedure for reporting an incident or making a complaint on its road network. Citizens are invited to visit the Ministry's website.

The Internet way remains the fastest to be heard, since it allows you to have a file number and be able to follow up. Citizens will receive written proof of receipt of the complaint and electronic tracking of actions taken to resolve the situation.

It is always possible to use the phone and dial 511. Option 2 is for reporting an incident on the road network and option 4 is for filing a complaint. The opening hours in this case are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

The Spring thaw started a few days ago

As the load-bearing capacity of the road network decreases considerably at this time of year, the Ministry of Transportation reminds heavy vehicle users and shippers that the authorized load limits are reduced during thawing periods on the entire road network.

For 2019, the official start and end dates of the load restriction period for Zone 1 are as follows:

Monday, March 25 (00:01 a.m.) to Friday, May 24 (11:59 p.m.).

Depending on changing weather conditions, the beginning and end of the load restriction period may be accelerated or delayed.

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Opening of ecocentres in Brome-Missisquoi: mark April 6 on your calendar!

The Brome-Missisquoi ecocentres are back in service in April! Note that the Brome Lake site (50 Mill Road) will welcome its first visitors on Saturday, April 13, according to the normal schedule, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents of Brome-Missisquoi have access to an ecocentre every Saturday (except the 5th of the month) in one of the following towns: Cowansville, Bedford, Bromont, Sutton and Farnham. The complete schedule is available here.

Here is the list of accepted materials

Change of schedule for organic material collection

Starting the week of March 25, the brown bin can be placed on the side of the road every week! 

The summer schedule is in effect until mid-October. 

Find more information on organic matter here.

Check out the pick-up schedule

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Changing the septic tank: you could receive a tax credit!

Is the preparation of your taxes underway? Remember that the provincial government offers you a multitude of credits.  

This applies, for example, if you have the wastewater treatment facility of your principal residence or cottage upgraded to standards by April 1st, 2022. You may then be able to obtain a refundable tax credit, not to mention that the region offers a wide range of local and qualified entrepreneurs. 

Visit the Revenu Québec website (in French)

An opportunity to safely dispose of confidential documents

In order to reinforce the protection of personal information and prevent identity theft, the Town of Brome Lake is organizing a shredding activity on Saturday, May 18, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., in the large parking lot at Centre Lac-Brome (270 Victoria Street).

The initiative is open to both individuals and small businesses.

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Gala Excellence Brome-Missisquoi

You have until Sunday, March 31, to nominate a company, whether it is yours or another. 

The gala will take place on October 26 and will feature 14 categories and four recognition awards: innovation, civic involvement, corporate succession or sustainable development.  

Information and registration

The Council at a Glance: An overview of the topics discussed this month

The video clip featuring Mayor Richard Burcombe and Communications Manager Ghyslain Forcier can be viewed here. It covers the following topics this month:

 • Trestle Cove Footbridges

 • Hiring of firefighters and first responders

 • Dog park

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Recreation

Recreation Registration for Spring

April 1st to 14

   - Online starting April 1st

   - At the Centre Lac-Brome from 8 am to noon and 1 to 4:30 pm


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Registration for Salamander Summer Day Camp 

April 4 to May 10

  - Online starting April 4th

  - At the Centre Lac-Brome from 8 am to noon and 1 to 4:30 pm

See complete list of activities and classes available this spring and more details about our bilingual Summer Camp for children aged 5 to 13 years. 

April 2019 Preteen Dance

Chaperoned dance for 9 to 12 year-old.
April 12 from 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm at Centre Lac-Brome
Admission: $5, canteen on site

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Family Movie Night: Avengers: Infinity War

April 5 at 6:30 pm at Centre Lac-Brome
In English
Free admission, popcorn & juice at $1 each

More details on all upcoming activities

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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