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AUGUST 2019

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Last Sitting of Municipal Council

 

A Look Back at the Council Sitting of August 5

To open the meeting, the Council authorizes the payment of statements in the following amounts (including taxes):

   - $210,947.96 (Victoria Street reconstruction)

   - $23,592.87 (water treatment in West-Brome)

   - three payments of $120,372.07, $14,798.36 and $42,145.50 (paving work)

The elected officials then approve the signing of the "Disaster Services" agreement with the Canadian Red Cross Society (at a cost of $955.91), as well as the signing of the service agreement with the Tour du Lac Brome (at an annual cost of $10,000 for the years 2019, 2020 and 2021).

The Council adopts By-law 596-10 (By-law amending by-law 596 on zoning). The latter limits the authorized uses in zones AFB-1-H11 and RB-2-H11 in the Intensive Outdoor Recreational Activities category to the only practice of golf and unlit driving range for golf.

Six requests for SPAIP, six requests for minor exemptions and one request for subdivision were approved by members of Council.

The following requests for financial contributions are accepted:

   - $1,200 for Holy Trinity Anglican Church

   - A maximum of $1,810 for the Wellness Volunteer Centre

   - A maximum of $500 to the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club

Finally, the Council asks the Commission de toponymie du Québec to make the odonyms "Rue du Villageois" and "Rue du Patrimoine" official as part of the Faubourg Lac-Brome residential project.

To read the detailed minutes

*THE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, AT 7:00 PM AT THE CENTRE LAC-BROME*

 
News
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The original building housing the Town Hall is soon to be operational again!

After eight months of work, the original building housing the Town Hall will soon be back in service! Freshly renovated, 122 Lakeside Road will once again welcome residents starting Tuesday, September 17.

This date also marks a new beginning for the staff of the Department of Land Management and Environment, as they will leave their offices on Victoria Street and move to the Town Hall.

Since December, the Town' s administrative staff had been housed at 30 Lakeside Road.

It will be possible to visit the newly renovated facilities as part of an open house in October.

Lyme disease: more reports than at the same time last year

An article published in the daily newspaper La Presse on August 13 (Recrudescence des cas de maladie de Lyme en Estrie) revealed that our community, along with some surrounding municipalities, is one of the most important sites for Lyme disease.

The same text also mentioned an increase in alerts this year compared to the same time last year. Moreover, the months of August to November are the ones where the most cases are reported.

With these facts in hand, the Town of Brome Lake once again recommends you to be more cautious.

Here's what to do in case of a tick bite.

You can also check out this article by the CBC.

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Municipal taxes: the third instalment deadline is approaching

The deadline for the third and final installment of the municipal tax bill is Wednesday, September 11.

Pay your bill by one of these payment methods:

- Online banking payment

- Cheque (post-dated cheques accepted)

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

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The fight against illegal cannabis production continues

During the outdoor planting period for cannabis plant cuttings, the Sûreté du Québec would like to remind the public of its continued efforts to combat the illegal production of this drug.

The Accès-Cannabis program, the equivalent of which already exists to combat the underground tobacco and alcohol economy, specifically targets any illegal action related to cannabis. Despite the legalization of this drug, its production, both personal and for trafficking, is illegal. Patrollers and investigators will conduct vigils, be on the lookout for suspicious behaviour in the vicinity of fields and eradicate all illegal cannabis planting.

It should be recalled that despite the coming into force of the Cannabis Act, certain activities outside the legal framework remain Criminal Code offences, such as production, possession for the purpose of trafficking, importation and exportation.

A Sûreté team works daily to combat cannabis smuggling at all stages of supply, from illegal production to neighbourhood smuggling, throughout Quebec. This is without forgetting the considerable contribution of all patrollers and investigators, who are fighting drug trafficking at all levels.

Anyone who notices illegal activities related to the possession, production or sale of cannabis is asked to contact the Sûreté du Québec's Criminal Information Centre at 1 800 659-4264.

Source: Sûreté du Québec

Translation: Town of Brome Lake

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The fire services and the UPA team up at Brome Fair

Brome-Missisquoi MRC Fire Departments and the UPA (Union des producteurs agricoles) will jointly operate a kiosk at Brome Fair!

On-site prevention and fire safety questions will be answered for both agricultural and residential buildings.

The UPA representative will cover agricultural safety requirements.

Members of the fire departments will answer questions more specifically related to fire.

Mascots and surprises for children will also be part of the event!

See you on August 30th from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm!

More info on Brome Fair

The Council at a glance: five topics on the agenda

Four topics are featured in the monthly video involving Mayor Richard Burcombe and Communications Manager Ghyslain Forcier.

Here they are in order:

- Two agreements approved

- Three financial requests granted

- The opening of the dog park

- Complaints about speed and requests for additional signage: the Town will adopt a policy

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What happens to your recyclable materials?

Find out during the open house at the Sani-Eco Inc. recycling centre! Visits by reservation only. 

Tuesday, September 17 at 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm
Thursday, September 19 at 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm

Groups of 25 people
7 years and over
Closed shoes required


Reservation: services@sani-eco.com

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A few dates to keep in mind

Ecocentre (50 Mill Road)
Saturday, September 14

Monthly pick-up of large items
Zone 1: Monday, September 16
Zone 2: Tuesday, September 17
 

Check the calendar for all the details

Recreation

Canard & gourmandises: a traditional market-style event to celebrate the duck 

On September 20, 21 and 22, more than 30 exhibitors will gather in downtown Knowlton to celebrate the duck. On the program, blind wine tasting, local craftsmen, old-fashioned games and a host of activities for young and old!

The three-day festival will be held on Lakeside Road. The duck will be showcased with local products through various activities, many of which will involve Bob the Chef (blogger, columnist, host and author of the series L'Anarchie culinaire selon Bob le Chef), the spokesperson for the event.  

Keep an eye on the event's Facebook page to make sure you don't miss out on any of this gastronomic event!

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The dog park is now open!


Accessible by Mont-Écho Road, at the back of the fire station, the dog park is open every day between 7 am and 10 pm. The vast 28,000 square foot space is divided into two parts: an area for large dogs and one for smaller ones.

Follow this link to discover the rules.

Watch a short video on our new installation here.

More details on our upcoming activities

Our tourism newsletter is about to be unveiled!

To make sure you don't miss any of our events and sightseeing attractions, subscribe to our all-new tourism newsletter, which will be sent out for the first time during the week of September 9!

Click here to register!

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The Coldbrook walking path is reopened

The section of the Coldbrook walking path connecting Lakeside and Maple streets, which can be taken near the Star Café, has been reopened to pedestrians!

Our public works team demolished the old bridge, and then built a brand new path!

Enjoy your walk!

Fun and sun at our Beach Party!

Under sunny weather, several hundred of you enjoyed the Beach Party on August 15. 

Thank you for your participation and see you next year!  

A look back at the Beach Party in pictures and numbers

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Activities for everyone

A whole range of courses and activities are available this fall for young and old of Lac-Brome! 

You can register in person at the Lac-Brome Community Center or online.

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
122 Lakeside Road
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

Recreation, Tourism, Culture and Community Life
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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