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MAY 2019


Last Sitting of Municipal Council


A Look Back at the Council Sitting of May 6

At the beginning of the meeting, the mayor congratulated the volunteers who took part in the spring clean-up on April 28. The Council then authorises the payment of the following statements: 

- 178,862.78 taxes included ( Town Hall restoration) 

- 114,581.25 plus taxes (Mill Road and Fairmount Road reconstruction) 

- invoices totalling $51,774.71 (related to the purchase of generators) 

The elected officials approved the signing of two agreements (one between the Town and CIUSSS de l'Estrie-CHUS for the services of a receptionist + another with the Canadian Red Cross' prevention and safety training partners). They also approved the purchase of a 12-wheel truck ($257,575.04, including taxes).

The permanency of the Coordinator of Recreation, Culture and Community Life was confirmed. He also noted the request for the RAM budget of the Office municipal d'habitation de Brome-Missisquoi for the year 2019 and authorized the expenditure of $10,471 for the payment of its part. 

Councillor Lee Patterson gave a notice of motion and introduced By-law 601-6 amending By-law 601 (AIIP). This notice of motion also acts as a moratorium by "freezing" any provision of a by-law currently in force that would be irreconcilable with the future by-law. 

The Council adopted the first draft of By-law 596-10 amending By-law 596 (Zoning), By-law 597-7 amending By-law 597 (Subdivision), By-law 601-5 amending By-law 601 (AIIP) and By-law 601-6 amending By-law 601 (AIIP).

Councillor Lucy Gagnon highlighted the presentation of a painting by France Clavet, an internationally renowned Bromont artist, to Pierre Beaudoin for his long-standing dedication and commitment to the Town and the protection of the environment, particularly for Brome Lake. 

In closing, the elected officials authorize the expenditure of $13,230 as a financial contribution to various organizations or projects, including $2,500 to the Main dans la main on behalf of the grandparents, residents of Brome Lake, of the little girl who died in Granby under tragic circumstances.

To read the detailed minutes


A Look Back at the Special Council Meeting of May 13

At this short meeting, the Council granted Groupe AllaireGince Infrastructures Inc. the contract for water treatment in West-Brome and authorized the expenditure of $920,000.00, including taxes, for this project. However, the adjudication of this contract is conditional on obtaining all the funding and any ministerial approval required to complete this project.

The elected officials authorized the signing of a municipal work agreement as part of the Jolibourg/Julien real estate development project, as well as a grant application under the Age-Friendly Municipality Infrastructure Program for the construction, repair or expansion of infrastructures used by seniors.

To read the detailed minutes



The installation of address markers continues

Begun in mid-May, the installation of address markers, these small blue signs placed along the roadside, continues for a few more days in non-urban areas.  

The installation of the markers is carried out free of charge by a firm mandated by the Town of Brome Lake, in collaboration with the Brome Lake Public Safety and Fire Department. Once in place, they allow emergency services to quickly locate the address of a residence during an intervention.

The Town of Brome Lake would like to remind you that the address markers must be clearly visible at all times in order to properly fulfill their role.   

The Council at a glance: five topics discussed 

Take a look at our monthly video clip. In May, Mayor Richard Burcombe and Communications Manager Ghyslain Forcier discussed the following topics:

 - A service agreement with the CIUSSS de l'Estrie-CHUS is renewed

 - The Town buys a 12-wheel truck

 - Changes in urban planning

 - Financial assistance to certain organizations

 - A resolution adopted for the formation of committees and working tables

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Sorting compostable materials: sustained efforts are needed

No less than 74 tons of materials were diverted from the landfill site between January 1 and April 30 through the use of the brown bin. The Town of Brome Lake would like once again to acknowledge everyone's efforts in implementing this initiative.  

There is only one drawback: the Town asks its residents to pay particular attention to the sorting of materials, a crucial element in the entire composting process. In a letter sent in early May, the Régie intermunicipale de gestion des matières résiduelles de Brome-Missisquoi (RIGMRBM) informed the Town of Brome Lake of the presence of non-compliant materials in one of its shipments. The latter contained, among other things, recyclable materials, compostable and non-compostable plastic bags, household waste, plastic bottles and styrofoam.

As of April 30, a total of 40 loads have been sent to RIGMRBM, three of which contained materials that did not meet the standards imposed by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Control. Although this rejection rate is lower than the MRC average, it may result in an increase in the invoice sent to the Town for longer processing times.  

Here are three useful links containing a lot of information that you can consult in case of uncertainty:

The MRC website

The Town of Brome Lake's page dedicated to compostable materials

The Ça va où application is available on the App Store and on Google Play

Finally, it should be noted that the use of plastic bags is prohibited, even if they are labelled biodegradable. The degradation cycle of these materials is longer than that of other materials at the RIGMRBM platform. 

One of the interesting alternatives, as you will see in this video, is the creation of bags made from old newspapers.

Citizens' meetings: two dates in June 

Two citizen meetings are scheduled in June as part of the summer tour of elected officials in their respective districts.

Here are the dates:

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

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

The meetings start at 7:00 p. m.

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Tax payment: deadline for the 2nd instalment

The deadline for the second instalment of municipal taxes is Wednesday, June 12, 2019. The accepted payment methods are the following:

 - Online banking payment

 - Cheque (post-dated cheques are accepted)

 - Debit card and cash at the reception desk of the Town Hall.

Avoid wasting water during the summer months 

Water wasting remains frequent in summer, as these few facts testify:

 - In summer, lawn watering is the main source of drinking water consumption.

 - A very large majority (85%) of landscaping problems result from excessive watering.

 - It is recommended to water only once a week. After a good rainfall, the lawn does not need to be watered for seven days.

Watering periods are regulated on the territory of the Town of Brome Lake, as evidenced by the Drinking Water Use By-law. Here are some excerpts:

Removable sprinklers and porous pipes

Watering lawns, hedges, trees, shrubs or other plants watered by these tools is only permitted from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the following days:

 - a day on which the date is an even number for the occupant of a residence whose address is an even number;

 - a day when the date is an odd number for the occupant of a house whose address is an odd number.

Automatic watering systems

Watering is permitted only from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Residential swimming pools: safety first and foremost

This summer, take action to prevent accidents. The most effective way to do this is to control access to the pool.

 - Make sure the pool is inaccessible outside swimming hours (fence, spring barriers and latches, ladders with automatic closing devices).

 - Always assign an adult to supervise.

 - Find out about the safety instructions available on the Lifesaving Society's web page at perfectswimming.com. You will find a self-assessment test and a contest. Why not take the opportunity to make an appointment to have your pool checked free of charge at home by an advisor?

Note that any installation of a swimming pool (inground or above ground) must first be the subject of an application for a certificate of authorization from the Town.

Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact the Land and Environmental Management at 450 243-6111, ext. 241.

Consultation on housing

As part of its attraction strategy, the Brome-Missisquoi MRC wants to ensure that young people can find a home that meets their needs. 

Through a survey of no more than five minutes, young people who live and/or work in Brome-Missisquoi are invited to share their experience, needs, issues and solutions related to housing.

Click here to complete it.

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Objectif Brome-Missisquoi photo contest: only three weeks left to participate!

The Objectif Brome-Missisquoi contest is in the last stage, while you have until June 21 to submit your work. Three prizes are at stake.

Click for details.

A few dates to keep in mind

Dust control application in Brome Lake takes place from early to late June.

Door-to-door pick-ups of dead leaves (paper bags only)
Friday, June 7

Monthly pick-up of large items
Zone 1: Monday, June 10
Zone 2: Tuesday, June 11

Ecocentre (50 Mill Road) 
Saturday, June 8

Check the calendar for all the details.

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A look back at the launch of the tourim season

On May 21, the new tourism season was launched at the Brome County Museum. Many players in the tourism industry were gathered for the unveiling of several new products, including the brand new Tourisme Lac-Brome website.

Read the press release issued at the launch.

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The public market opens on Saturday! 

The public market will be accessible for the first time this Saturday, between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm! Don't miss your chance to fill up on fresh and local products from nearly 20 artisans! 

It's a rendez-vous every Saturday morning at 48 Maple Street!

Recreation Registration for Summer 2019

From June 7 to 21

 - Online anytime starting June 7

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

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Beach Opening

Douglass Beach will be accessible starting Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m. 

Information: 450 242-2020 

ville. lac-brome.qc.ca/recreation

June 2019 Preteen Dance

Chaperoned dance for 9 to 12 year-olds.
June 14 from 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm at Centre Lac-Brome
Admission: $5, canteen on site

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Quebec National Holiday in Brome Lake

Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day celebrations will be held on Lakeside Street (downtown Knowlton) on Monday, June 24.

Infos here

Canada Day

Canada Day will be held at Lions Park on Saturday, June 29, starting at 1:00 p. m. If it rains, activities will be postponed until the next day, June 30.

Details on the event's Facebook page.

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Movie Night under the stars: Mamma Mia! Here we go again

June 28 at sundown at Coldbrook Park

In English

Free admission, bring your chair!

More details on all upcoming activities

How to reach us

Administration, Taxes, Town Clerk
Town Hall
30 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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