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APRIL 2019

Last Sitting of Municipal Council


A Look Back at the Council Sitting of April 1st

The Council opened the meeting by authorizing the payment of a series of invoices:

 - $19,672.19 taxes included (Mill and Fairmount Road reconstruction) 

 - $203,548.41 taxes included (Town hall renovation)

 - $12,532.28 (AO contracts 2018-22). 

The elected officials then authorized the signing of five agreements, the details of which are in the minutes.

Council adopted General By-law #1 (By-law concerning the administration of the Town). 

Councillor Lucy Gagnon then took the floor for a brief speech announcing the holding of a spring clean-up for certain ditches, public trails and parks on the Town' s territory, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., on April 28. 

In addition to the usual urban planning files, Town Council: supports an application to the CPTAQ for authorization to expand an existing quarry/sandstone on lots 4 203 033 and 4 203 035; informs Aluminium Knowlton of its decision to proceed with its request to build municipal infrastructure in order to carry out a real estate project. An agreement memorandum between the developer and the Town has yet to be ratified for the project to proceed.  

The elected officials also asked the MTQ to conduct a safety study on Knowlton Road (Route 104) at the intersection of Maple Street and to install a sign to reduce noise from the use of engine brakes ("Jacob's brakes") on a section of Route 243 South. 

In addition to asking the Ministère de l'Économie, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation to renew the Town' s "tourist zone" status and the Ministère de la Santé to open a file on the Town's particular situation with regard to the departure of doctors providing local medical services, Council authorized the total expenditure of $13,000 as a financial contribution to various organizations and authorized the use of the public domain for various events. 

To read the detailed minutes



Louise Penny makes Brome Lake shine in the L.A. Times!

Louise Penny's universe was the subject of a beautiful article in the Los Angeles Times. Under Margo Pfeiff's pen, a local resident, the whole atmosphere of the Eastern Townships, as well as some notable addresses, can be found there.  

For those who missed it, it is accessible here.

See Ms. Penny's appearance on Tout le monde en parle (starting at 1 hour 27 minutes).

The Council at a glance: five items on the agenda 

The video capsule published monthly can be viewed on our Facebook page. Mayor Richard Burcombe and Communications Manager Ghyslain Forcier discuss the following topics:

 - Council gives three notices of motion in urban planning

 - The situation is critical at the Brome Lake Medical Clinic

 - A new real estate project will be launched

 - The Town renews an agreement with Renaissance Lac Brome

 - The Council makes financial contributions to various organizations

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Six public meetings this summer

This summer, elected officials from the Town of Brome Lake will meet with residents through their respective districts.

In a friendly atmosphere that encourages discussion, citizens will be able to discuss issues that are important to them or express their concerns.

The meetings will start at 7:00 p. m. Here are the chosen dates:

 - Fulford: Thursday, May 23rd at Davis Hall (62 Davis Road)

 - West Brome: Wednesday, June 12 at Auberge West Brome (128 Route 139)

 - Foster: Thursday, June 13 at the Ovide-Dagenais Hall (25 Taylor Road)

 - Bondville: Thursday, September 5 at the Club de la Bonne humeur (5 Mill Road)

 - Knowlton/East Hill: Thursday, September 12 at Centre Lac-Brome (270 Victoria Street)

 - Iron Hill: Wednesday, September 25 at Iron Hill Church (218 Iron Hill Road)

More than 44 tons of matter diverted from the landfill site!

Launched at the beginning of the year, the compost pick-up has allowed the equivalent of four ten-wheel trucks to be revalorized! Many congratulations for your collective efforts!

We remind you that the use of plastic bags is prohibited, even if they are biodegradable. Instead, learn in just a few seconds how to make a bag for the small kitchen bin using newspapers.

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Douglass Beach stickers now available!

The new parking passes allowing free access to Douglass Beach for the years 2019, 2020 and 2021 are now available for $6! 

They can be purchased at Town Hall (30 Lakeside Road) or at the Centre Lac-Brome (270 Victoria Street).  

Please note that tenants must provide proof of residence, while landlords can show proof of identity.

Street cleaning: a first operation completed

The Town has begun the spring sweeping of paved roads and street surfaces. This intervention is meant to remove debris and materials that have accumulated over the winter and could cause a danger to traffic, pedestrians and cyclists, or even block street sumps.

Note that the cleaning work will be done as quickly as possible to reduce the impact on residents and businesses. A first phase has already been completed; however, the trucks mandated by the Town are called upon to make other passages in order to properly erase the traces of a long winter.

Residents must avoid raking or blowing leaves, cut grass or other debris on the roadway or in the ditch.

If you think a street has been forgotten, contact the Town Hall reception at 450 243-6111, ext. 0.

Vehicles that will be parked where parking restrictions are placed may be ticketed and towed.

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Temporary car shelter: a few days before the deadline

Only a few days left before the deadline to remove your temporary car shelter. The regulations in effect in Brome Lake indicate that your shelter can only be installed within the period between October 15 and April 30.

Application of dust control in June

As the thaw period ends on May 24, several sections of the territory require a few extra hours of work. The dust control application will take place from early to late June

Please note that the time required for the work can be influenced by weather conditions.

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The garage sale period is coming up!

As the warmer days approach, the desire to make room (and a few dollars) comes to you? Garage sales are permitted on Saturdays and Sundays between May 1 and September 30, throughout Brome Lake.

Before proceeding, you must obtain a permit at a cost of $10. The Town will then be able to promote your garage sale on its website and inform you of the rules surrounding signage (By-law 478).

Spring clean-up: an action for Earth Day

Some ditches, public trails and parks will be the subject of a major citizen clean-up event, an activity to which both young and old are invited on Sunday, April 28, between 9 a.m. and noon

Organized as part of Earth Day, the event will conclude with a snack at Douglass Beach, offered by the Town of Brome Lake, which will recognize the efforts of the participants.  

This is a perfect opportunity to meet new neighbours! 

Check actionslacbrome.blogspot.com 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 give you the appropriate gathering place.

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Shrub distributions for shorelines

To enhance your shoreline areas, it will be possible to purchase shrubs on Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Douglass Beach (215 Lakeside Road), as part of Regional Shrub Distribution Day.

Click here to learn more about the species available and to complete the order form. 

The quantities offered free of charge may vary according to the number of registrations and may amount to a maximum of 20 shrubs per registered address.

Public notices: changes made by the Town

Elected officials have adopted new measures to change the way public notices are published. The Town is no longer required to use local newspapers. 

Instead, residents are invited to read them on the Town' s website. Notices are also posted at all times at Town Hall (30 Lakeside Road).  

Full details in this press release.

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Garbage, recycling and ecocentre: a few dates to remember

Door-to-door collection of dead leaves (paper bags only)

Friday, May 10
Friday, June 7

Monthly collection of bulky items

Zone 1: Monday, May 13
Zone 2: Tuesday, May 14

Ecocentre (50 Mill Road) 

Saturday, May 11

See the calendar for full details

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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The Objectif Brome-Missisquoi photo contest is into the last stretch!

Launched on June 21, the Objectif Brome-Missisquoi contest is entering its fourth and final phase! This means that you have until June 21 to send your photos!  

Details here

The photo is by Penny Lee, one of the winners of the third round of the competition. It was taken at Brome Lake.


Volunteer Appreciation Evening

Each year, we welcome more than a hundred volunteers, working in several organizations in the community. It's our way of thanking you, and congratulating you for your compassion, dedication and energy. 

We look forward to seeing you there! This year, the evening will be held on Friday, May 10 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Center Lac-Brome.

RSVP before May 2nd: 450 242-2020

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Registration for Salamander Summer Day Camp 

Unlimited places until May 10. Registrations will resume on May 22 depending on remaining places.

  - Online

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

See more details about our bilingual Summer Camp for children aged 5 to 13 years. 

May 2019 Preteen Dance

Chaperoned dance for 9 to 12 year-olds.
May 24 from 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm at Centre Lac-Brome
Admission: $5, canteen on site

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Family Movie Night: Johnny English frappe à nouveau

May 17 at 6:30 pm at Centre Lac-Brome

French version of Johnny English Strikes Again

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

Land Management and Environment
5 Victoria Street
450 243-6111

Roads and Public Works
Municipal Garage
50 Mill Road
450 243-6111


Public Safety
Fire Station
27 Mont-Echo Road
450 243-6111

Lac-Brome Recreation and Community Services
Centre Lac-Brome
270 Victoria Street
450 242-2020


Town of Brome Lake | 122 Lakeside Rd| | Lac-Brome (Qc) J0E 1V0 | Tel: 450-243-6111 | Fax : 450 243-5300


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