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JUNE 2019


Last Sitting of Municipal Council


A Look Back at the Council Sitting of June 3rd

At the beginning of the meeting, Treasurer Caroline Cusson presented the 2018 Financial Report and outlined its highlights. This document is available on the Town' s website. The provisional financial statement for the first half of 2019 is also submitted.  

The Council then authorized the payment of statements for the following amounts:

- $185,080.05, taxes included (Town Hall renovation)

- $34,214.03, including taxes (Mill and Fairmount Road reconstruction)

- $1,874,568 (Sûreté du Québec services for 2019)

The elected officials approve the signing of the following agreements:

- municipal work as part of the Faubourg Lac-Brome and Jolibourg-Julien real estate development projects.

The private contract awarded to Groupe AllaireGince Infrastructures Inc. for an amount of $38,000, plus taxes, is authorized by the Council. This contract seeks to carry out in the immediate future certain necessary work to complete the AO 2019-05 contract (Water treatment in West Brome).

A request for financial assistance for the Primeau program in the West Brome sector mobile home park is supported by elected officials, who subsequently authorize the hiring of Me Owen Falquero as Director of the Registry and Legal Affairs to replace Me Sullivan, who has decided to leave the Town' s employment.

Amounts of $105,000 (future operating or capital expenditures for the Town's sewer and wastewater service) and $500,000 (future capital expenditures for the revitalization of the downtown area) are allocated.

Councillor Lee Patterson gave a notice of motion and introduced By-law 2019-09 authorizing a loan of $370,000 and the work to connect an isolated area to the new West Brome Wastewater Treatment Plant, as well as the expense and loan associated with the work.

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

Finally, the Council supports the grant request submitted by the Club de la bonne humeur de Lac-Brome for the acquisition of new tables under the New Horizons for Seniors Program and authorizes the submission of an application under the same program for a pavilion at Prouty Park.

To read the detailed minutes


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Two newcomers at the Town of Brome Lake!

June marks the arrival of two new employees in the Town of Brome Lake administration, Owen Falquero and Christophe Savoie, both of whom took up their positions on June 17.  

Based in Brome Lake for nearly two decades, Mr. Falquero became the new Director of the Registry and Legal Affairs. He previously worked in the civil litigation field. He replaces Me Edwin John Sullivan, who left his position on June 21 for new challenges. 

The Town of Brome Lake would like to take a moment to thank Mr. Sullivan for his seven years of loyal service. The entire staff wishes him all the best for the future!  

Christophe Savoie holds a bachelor's degree in geography and a master's degree in land use planning and regional development from Université Laval. 

He will be a great addition to the urban planning department as a municipal inspector.  

Welcome to the team, gentlemen!

Trails and parks master development plan: be heard! 

In partnership with the non-profit organization Institut des territoires, the Town of Brome Lake is implementing a planning exercise to create a simple and accessible reference document. 

Ultimately, it will lead to the adoption of a concrete action plan to justify the investment priorities for parks and trails in the coming years.

Be part of this process and give us your opinion! Complete the survey of approximately 5 minutes (the second part is optional and requires about 10 additional minutes).

Please answer before July 15th so that your information can be compiled!

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Turtles: be careful, it's the beginning of the egg-laying season!

It is already the egg-laying season for turtles, so their presence is becoming more and more noticeable at this time of year, especially along the roadsides. Visit carapace.ca and report your turtle sightings. 

The data obtained will make it possible to better define accident-prone areas, new populations and spawning sites.

For your information, here is a video explaining how to help a snapping turtle cross the road.

The Council at a glance: five topics on the agenda

In their now traditional monthly video capsule, Mayor Richard Burcombe and Communications Manager Ghyslain Forcier revisit the following topics:

- Staff changes in the Registry and Legal Affairs

- Glass recycling

- New invoice for Sûreté du Québec services

- Financial contribution of $7,500 to each of the two schools

- Revitalization of the downtown area

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Fire exercise: efforts that will pay off

On June 5, our teams of firefighters and first responders took part in a major simulation exercise at the Brome Fairgrounds site. To relive this experience in photos, it is right here!

Congratulations to all of you for your participation!

La Pommeraie Emergency Distress: a new service offered in the region

A psychosocial emergency service is now available on our territory. People living with an emergency psychosocial crisis can, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, turn to Urgence détresse la Pommeraie by calling 811, option 2.

They will find a qualified intervener to provide them with a free and confidential consultation.

If further intervention is required, an intervener can now be available to help the person in crisis, to help them protect themselves and their loved ones.

Click for more information (In French).

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A new Vision Santé publique bulletin

Prepared by the CIUSSS de l'Estrie-CHUS, the most recent issue of Vision Santé publique is entitled La maladie de Lyme toujours présente en Estrie. 

Read it here (in French).

Giant Hogweed: always be vigilant

Giant hogweed is very present at this time of year and poses a danger to anyone who tries to eliminate it. Its colourless and odourless sap contains toxins that can cause serious damage when exposed to the sun. It is often seen along rivers, ditches, railways or in meadows and vacant lots.  

To distinguish it clearly and to find out what precautions to take with this harmful plant, read this article from the Quebec government.  

Have you spotted Giant Hogweed on your property? Once it has been properly identified, please report it to the Town of Brome Lake at 450 243-6111.

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Fonds d'appui au rayonnement des régions (FARR): the call for projects is launched 

Set up by the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation (MAMH), the Fonds d'appui au rayonnement des régions (FARR) is looking for projects! They must have an impact on more than one MRC and meet the regional priorities established for the Montérégie region.

The following organizations are eligible for assistance: NPOs, social economy enterprises, municipal organizations, cooperatives, education organizations and private companies. 

All the information and documents to apply are available on the MAMH website (in French).

The Brome-Missisquoi MRC is conducting a survey on residual materials

The Brome-Missisquoi MRC wants to know your opinion about residual materials, whether it is recycling, composting, eco-centers or garbage bins. 

You can submit your comments by the end of July by completing the survey at bmvert.ca.

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Our offices will be closed on Canada Day 

Our offices will be closed on Monday, July 1st for the Canada Day holiday. 

Note that the CLSC de Lac-Brome will also remain inaccessible. 

Happy festivities!

A few dates to keep in mind

Monthly pick-up of large items

Zone 1: Monday, July 8
Zone 2: Tuesday, July 9

Ecocentre (50 Mill Road) 
Saturday, July 13th

Check the calendar for all the details.

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The Splash pad is now in service!

You can now go and refresh yourself in our brand new Splash pad! Located behind the Centre Lac-Brome, this facility is open every day between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. 

The Splash pad was inaugurated on June 21 with Mayor Richard Burcombe, Councillor Pierre Laplante, Director of Recreation, Tourism, Culture and Community Life Cynthia Brunelle, as well as members of the Carke Foundation.

More details on our Facebook page and in our press release.

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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

Canada Day 

Canada Day festivities will take place at Lions Park this 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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Festive Fridays are back! 

The beginning of July marks the return of Festive Fridays, a series of free events at Coldbrook Park. Seven shows will kick off the weekends between July 5 and August 16. Performances start at 5:30 p.m., rain or shine. The programming can be found here.

Come enjoy it and bring your chair!

Douglass Beach is just waiting for you!

Douglass Beach has been open since June 22nd. Details and lifeguards schedule here.  

Information: 450 242-2020

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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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