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Last Sitting of Municipal Council


A Look Back at the Council Sitting of September 3

The Council authorises the payment of accounts in the following amounts, including taxes:

- $46 706.35 (replacement of the water system, Knowlton Road) 

- $193 652.83 ( Town Hall renovation)

- $244 839.03 (emptying of pond #3)

The elected officials approve the signing of the Inter-Municipal Recreation Agreement with West Bolton, as well as a request to the Programme de soutien financier aux initiatives soutenant l'éveil à la lecture, à l'écriture et aux mathématiques (PELEM). 

They then authorize the filing of a request for financial assistance for the Fonds pour l'infrastructure municipale d'eau (FIMEAU), and the signing of an agreement for the Town to purchase three lots as part of the Faubourg Lac-Brome housing project. 

The list of buildings on which taxes imposed by the Town have not been paid has been submitted by the Treasurer.

The Council approved three requests for SPAIP (and refused one), as well as three requests for minor exemptions. 

The resolution of the first draft of the by-law governing specific construction, alteration or occupancy proposals for an immovable related to the 14 Maple Street file was adopted. The public consultation took place on Monday, September 23, at 7 p.m., at the Centre Lac-Brome.

Councillors Ron Myles, Lucy Gagnon and David Taveroff are designated as members of the Sector Signaling Working Table. Finally, the elected officials support the Central Maine & Quebec Railway for its request for funding from the Ministère des Transports du Québec.

To read the detailed minutes


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Trestle Cove footbridges: work is underway!

Work has begun, preparing for the construction of the footbridges at Trestle Cove! Besides the present heavy machinery, they require the closure of some sections of the Quilliams Trail.

More specifically, the installation of the supporting structure is progressing well, while the manufacturing of the gateways has begun at the supplier's site. Tree cutting to build the trail has just begun on the island. The installation of the footbridges is scheduled for early November, but this timeline may vary depending on weather conditions, among other things.

Don't miss the latest developments on our Facebook page!  

Blue-green algae in the lake: be careful

Brome Lake is experiencing blooms these days due to the presence of blue-green algae. For example, in some places, the surface of the water may look like broccoli soup.

If this is the case, here is a reminder of some instructions to follow:

- Do not consume water

- Do not touch the foam forming on the surface

- Do not swim in this area

- Keep children away from the affected area

- Take a shower after swimming

It is possible to continue aquatic activities normally in unaffected areas.

Other tips are available on the Government of Quebec website.

Access here for the latest newsletter from Renaissance Brome Lake.

*Photo courtesy of Renaissance Brome Lake

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The relocation is complete!  

Town Hall staff is now well installed at 122 Lakeside Road, which was back in service in mid-September. The Land and Environment Management Department is now under the same roof, creating a one-stop office for your requests.  

Do you want to see the result of the nine months of work? An open house activity will be held in the next few weeks. 

Follow our Facebook page for more details.


Imminent start of the influenza vaccination campaign

The flu vaccination campaign takes place starting November 1.

Here is what you must do to benefit from this service:

- Make an appointment at ClicSanté.ca as of October 1

- People without Internet access can call 819-821-5118 (Sherbrooke and surrounding areas) or 1 877 921-5118 (toll-free - elsewhere in the region) as of October 15

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Compostable material collection: the fall/winter calendar soon to be in effect

The arrival of fall marks a change in the frequency of organic material collection. The weekly collection ends on October 10 and 11, depending on the zone in which you are located.

In this first year of the program's implementation, the Town of Brome Lake would like to thank you for your efforts in the valorization of compostable materials.

Check the calendar here.

The Brome-Missisquoi MRC collects baby seats

The Régie intermunicipale de gestion des matières résiduelles (RIGMRBM) de Cowansville collects car seats for babies and children.

Before you arrive:

- Remove fabric padding

- Keep only the plastic seat with metal straps and fasteners

Bring them:

Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, Friday closed for lunch from 12 pm to 1 pm.

Saturdays, October 5 and 19 and November 16 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Deposit location:

2500 St-Joseph Road, Cowansville

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The Council at a glance: five topics on the agenda

Mayor Richard Burcombe and General Manager Gilbert Arel discuss five of the topics addressed at the last Council meeting, as part of the September monthly video.

Here they are in order:

- The Town acquires three lots

- 14 Maple Street Building: A Future Zoning Change

- Tribute to Dr. Barakett

- Reopening of the Town Hall

- A first edition for Canard & gourmandises

Brome-Missisquoi Pact: the call for projects is launched

You can now apply for the Brome-Missisquoi Pact call for projects. 

You will find the form here and the promoter's guide. New this year, schools can submit an application.

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A few dates to keep in mind

Ecocentre (50 Mill Road)

Saturday, October 12 (penultimate day of the year)

*Note that the Cowansville Ecocentre will exceptionally open twice in October, on Saturdays, October 5 and 19. It is located at 2500, Saint-Joseph Road.

Monthly pick-up of large items

Zone 1: Monday, October 14
Zone 2: Tuesday, October 15

Dead leaf pickup (in urban areas only)

Friday, October 25

Only three Saturdays left to enjoy the riches of the Brome Lake public market: Saturday, September 28, October 5 and 12.

Check the calendar for all the details


Canard & gourmandises: a look back at a successful first edition!

The first edition of Canard & gourmandises can be qualified as a success, while it is estimated that about 5000 participants visited the thirty exhibitors on site.  

The gastronomic festival was able to count on superb weather, as you will see on this photo gallery.

Pumpkin decoration workshops have helped to distribute more than 150 pumpkins to children.  

The Town of Brome Lake wishes to acknowledge the cooperation of all, particularly the closure of a section of Lakeside Road.

See you next year!

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The dog park will be inaugurated officially this Saturday!

September 28th will mark the official inauguration of the dog park! Don't miss our workshops offered between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. For the occasion, claw cuts and many door prizes will also be offered.

Note that the activity will be postponed until the next day in case of rain.

For those who wish to go there on foot, the starting point is the park of the Pettes Memorial Library around 10:30 am.

The canine park remains accessible by Mont-Écho Road. It is located at the back of the fire station and is open daily between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.

More details on our upcoming activities

Seniors Day: Mark Tuesday, October 1 in your calendar!

Tuesday, October 1 will be held between 9 a.m. and noon on the very first Seniors Day in Brome Lake. The Town of Brome Lake invites you to come and meet some twenty exhibitors at the Centre Lac-Brome.

30-minute workshops on the following topics will also be presented:

- Osteoarthritis: a review of the best care guidelines in physiotherapy (by Amy Rogerson)

- Les voyages forment la jeunesse (by Luce Bergeron and Mario Brisebois) (in French only)

- Demystifying Palliative Care (by Wilma Falconer)

For this occasion, the seniors' directory will be launched. It is a forty-page document containing various resources for seniors. 

You will then be able to get your copy!

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Journées de la culture

From September 27 to 29, Brome Lake will welcome a host of cultural events as part of the Journées de la culture! 

Sculpture, painting, exhibition in nature and digital creations. You're guaranteed to have fun!

Click here for the full program.

How to reach us

Administration, Taxes, Town Clerk
Town Hall
122 Lakeside Road
450 243-6111

Land Management and Environment
122 Lakeside Road
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

Recreation, Tourism, Culture and Community Life
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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