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Côte Saint-Luc adopts resolution proclaiming city as a proud "Bonjour-Hi" community

The City of Côte Saint-Luc adopting the following resolution at the city council meeting of Monday, December 12, 2017.

 

RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING CÔTE SAINT-LUC A PROUD BONJOUR HI COMMUNITY

WHEREAS Bonjour Hi has been the defacto greeting defining the proud character of Quebec's communities for decades;

WHEREAS we encourage people to speak in multiple languages;

WHEREAS the bonjour hi greeting creates a sense of harmony and respect;

WHEREAS we are proud to be a bilingual community;

WHEREAS we wish to promote the use of French, English and other languages in verbal communication among individuals;

WHEREAS we want to be a community that welcomes visitors and individuals of all linguistic backgrounds;

 

It was

MOVED BY COUNCILLOR RUTH KOVAC

SECONDED BY COUNCILLOR MITCH KUJAVSKY

 

AND RESOLVED:

“THAT the City of Cote Saint Luc be proclaimed a proud Bonjour Hi community.”

 

ADOPTED UNANIMOUSLY

 

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RÉSOLUTION PROCLAMANT CÔTE SAINT-LUC UNE FIÈRE COMMUNAUTÉ BONJOUR HI

ATTENDU QUE Bonjour Hi a été la salutation defacto reflétant le fier caractère des communautés québécoises pendant des décennies;

ATTENDU QUE nous encourageons le multilinguisme;

ATTENDU QUE la salutation bonjour hi dégage une harmonie et du respect;

ATTENDU QUE nous sommes fiers d’être une communauté bilingue;

ATTENDU QUE nous souhaitons promouvoir l’utilisation du français, l’anglais et toutes autres langues dans les échanges entre individus;

ATTENDU QUE nous souhaitons être une communauté qui accueille les visiteurs et les individus provenant de divers milieux linguistiques;

 

Il fut

PROPOSÉ PAR LE CONSEILLER RUTH KOVAC

APPUYÉ PAR LE CONSEILLER MITCH KUJAVSKY

 

ET RÉSOLU :

« QUE la Ville de Côte Saint-Luc soit proclamée une fière communauté Bonjour Hi. »

 

ADOPTÉ À L’UNANIMITÉ

ACC Indoor pools closed Friday, December 15 until Sunday, December 17 inclusively

Please note that the Aquatic and Community Centre indoor pools will be closed to the public starting Friday, December 15 until Sunday, December 17 inclusively for a swim meet. The public is encouraged to come cheer the local teams. 
Regular pool schedule resumes on Monday, Dec. 18 

Council meeting - Monday, December 11, 2017 at 8pm

City Council Meeting - December 11, 2017

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

 

Council agenda

View agenda (PDF)

 

Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

 

How to ask a question at the city council meeting

The City of Côte Saint-Luc allows both residents and non-residents to ask questions at its council meetings, however when there are a large number of questioners residents are given preference. When someone is called upon to ask a question, he or she must address the question to the mayor. A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No statement may be made prior to the follow-up question. Following the first question period and the remainder of the agenda of the council meeting, there is a second question period. Attendees can only ask questions about items on the agenda that evening.

 

 

Tickets on sale for the 2018 Winter Carnival Dance

Tickets for the Saturday, February 10, 2018 Côte Saint-Luc Winter Carnival Valentine Dance will go on sale at the Aquatic and Community Centre starting Monday, December 11 from 8 am to 9 pm daily. Tickets are available for $35 each (tax included) in advance. The dance has been sold out for the past six years, so buy your tickets early. The dance begins at 7:30pm.

There will be hot and cold hors d’oeuvres served at your table, catered full size buffet and sweet table by Blossom by la plaza, and plenty of door prizes, etc. Guests can bring their own wine.

Entertainment and music will provided by the George Thomas Entertainment Group. The event is partly subsidized by community sponsors and the City of Côte Saint-Luc.

To learn more about the 2018 Côte Saint-Luc Winter Carnival Valentine Dance, call 514-485-6806, ext. 2200 or email recreation@cotesaintluc.org.

 

Valentine Dance

Extended free skate at the Arena in honour of Canada 150 on Dec. 10 from 12:30 pm to 2:15 pm

On Sunday, Dec. 10 from 12:30 pm to 2:15 pm come for an extended free skate at the Arena (6985 Mackle). Lots of fun activities including face painting and tattoo stations, free hot chocolate and music by George Thomas. Everyone is encouraged to come dressed in red and white. Free admission. Non-perishable food items will be collected for the NDG Food Depot.

Public Skating at the Samuel Moskovitch Arena cancelled on Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:30pm.

The Samuel Moskovitch Arena is hosting a hockey tournament until December 10. Public Skating is cancelled on Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:30pm. Please come cheer the local teams and bring a non-perishable food item for the NDG Food Depot.

Lane closures in Cavendish underpass overnight period of November 20 and 21, 2017

The Cavendish underpass in both directions will be reduced from three lanes two lanes on Monday, November 20 and Tuesday November 21, 2017 in the overnight hours of 10pm to 5am. The reason for the partial lane closure is to replace the existing high pressure sodium lighting with new LED lighting.

 

Siren test at Parmalat factory at 2pm on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

On Tuesday, November 14 at 2pm, several factories across the island will be testing their sirens as part of their emergency preparedness. One of these factories is the Parmalat south of CSL. Some parts of CSL may hear the sound. You can ignore it. It is only a test.

 

>> More information: http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/portal/page?_pageid=7637%2C100603631&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Council meeting - Monday, November 13, 2017 at 8pm

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

 

How to ask a question at the city council meeting

The City of Côte Saint-Luc allows both residents and non-residents to ask questions at its council meetings, however when there are a large number of questioners residents are given preference. When someone is called upon to ask a question, he or she must address the question to the mayor. A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No statement may be made prior to the follow-up question. Following the first question period and the remainder of the agenda of the council meeting, there is a second question period. Attendees can only ask questions about items on the agenda that evening.

 

Council agenda

View agenda (PDF)
 

Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

Election results 2017

The following is a table showing the final vote tally with percentages. The participation rate was 43.88 percent.

 

Mayor / Maire X BROWNSTEIN, Mitchell 5,605 57.80%
    LIBMAN, Robert 4,092 42.20%
    Rejected / Rejetés 207  
         
District 1   GOLDBLOOM, Sam 546 48.06%
  X SEBAG, Oren 590 51.94%
         
District 2 X COHEN, Mike 1,008 81.69%
    COHN, Mélodie 226 18.31%
         
District 3 X BERKU, Dida    
         
District 4   BANON, Eric 304 28.87%
  X ERDELYI, Steven 749 71.13%
         
District 5   ESSIMINY, Armand 161 10.73%
  X KUJAVSKY, Mitch 837 55.80%
    LEVINE, Allan J. 502 33.47%
         
District 6   NASHEN, Glenn J. 571 43.86%
  X TORDJMAN, David 731 56.14%
         
District 7 X BENIZRI, Sidney 919 79.98%
    SERERO LORAN, Matitya 230 20.02%
         
District 8   ASSOULINE, Monique 412 33.07%
  X KOVAC, Ruth 834 66.93%

Election day: Sunday, November 5, 2017

Election day is Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 10:00am to 8:00pm. Check the yellow card you received in the mail for polling place information. For more information, visit the election page.

Heywood overpass closed from Wednesday morning (Nov. 8) to Thursday (Nov. 9) at 5pm

The Heywood overpass will be closed in both directions from Wednesday, November 8, 2017 morning until Thursday, November 9 at 7pm. It's being closed so the contractor have pour asphalt and complete the renovation.

 

 

Halloween costume winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Côte Saint-Luc Halloween On Ice costume contest.

  • Sarah Vischoff
  • Sofia Sira
  • Hila Cohen
  • Everett Penner
  • Nathan Manel
  • Adam Abouchakra
  • Liana Benigaminov
  • Paris Solermanipan
  • Kaitlyn Caron
  • Diana Lebbadi
  • Lia Gadshi
  • William Schwartz

You can see photos from the event, which took place on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the Samuel Moskovitch Arena:

> Facebook

> Google Photos

 

Flu vaccination schedule

Keep your distance from the flu

Beginning in the fall and continuing in winter, the Influenza (flu) vaccine is free for people at high risk and people in close contact with them:

  • Children aged 6 to 23 months old
  • People aged 60 years and over
  • People with chronic illnesses
  • Healthy pregnant women in their second or third trimester
  • People in contact with babies under 6 months old
  • Health network workers

The flu vaccine is available at the CLSC René-Cassin (Quartier Cavendish Mall) at the date and times listed below. Bring your health insurance card.

 

DATE

SCHEDULE

 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

10am to 6pm

8am to 3pm

8am to 3pm

10am to 6pm

10am to 6pm

noon to 7pm

 

Info: http://www.ciusss-centreouestmtl.gouv.qc.ca/en/care-and-services/vaccination/

 

UPDATE: Remembrance Day Commemoration on Friday, November 10 at City Hall

UPDATE: A Remembrance Day Commemoration takes place on Friday, November 10 at 11am at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

Inauguration of Elie Wiesel Park on November 3, 2017 at 10 am

On November 3, 2017 at 10 am the City of Côte Saint-Luc will be inaugurating Elie Wiesel Park and unveil the park sign. The park is located at the corner of Cavendish Blvd. and Kildare Rd. 

This new park includes 11 trees, pedestrian paths, lamp standards and 10 park benches.  

Born on September 30, 1928, in Sighet, Romania, Wiesel pursued Jewish religious studies before his family was forced into Nazi death camps during the Second World War. Wiesel survived, and later wrote the internationally acclaimed memoir Night. He also penned many books and became an activist, orator and teacher, speaking out against persecution and injustice across the globe. Wiesel won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. He died on July 2, 2016 at the age of 87.

Many community leaders will be present and everyone is invited everyone to attend. 
 

Halloween Skating Party on Ice on Sunday, October 29, 2017

The annual Côte Saint-Luc Halloween Skating Party on Ice will take place on Sunday, October 29 from 1:30 pm to 4:15 pm at the Samuel Moskovitch Arena (6985 Mackle Rd.).

Admission to the Halloween Skating Party on Ice is free for anyone dressed in a costume. Music will be playing while special effects take place throughout the rink.

Children will need skates to go on the ice. However, children without skates will be able to visit the activity stations—including arts and crafts, a magician, cutouts and a pumpkin decorating station. City staff will distribute candy to all participants in costumes and prizes will be awarded to those with the most creative costumes.

The event is open to all ages. Donations will be accepted for the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

For more information about the event, contact the Côte Saint-Luc Parks and Recreation Department at 514-485-6806 or recreation@cotesaintluc.org.

 

 

Public Libraries Week in CSL offers something for everyone 

In celebration of Quebec Public Libraries Week 2017, join us for a compelling story of family secrets and mystery on Wednesday, October 25 at 2 pm. 

Jan Gregory presents: Ask No Questions: Family Secrets. Held in collaboration with the 14th edition of Montreal’s Intercultural Storytelling Festival, this event is free of charge and not to be missed! Join us beforehand, beginning at 1:30 pm for light refreshments.

If you have ever wanted to try your hand at Origami, now is the chance! Indra Singh will be holding a beginner’s workshop at the Library on Thursday, October 26 at 2 pm. Registration is required. The cost is $10 for library members and $15 for non-members. 

On October 24, at 2 pm, join our popular Bright Lights film Club for a screening of the film “Fences”. Witness the tour-de force 2017 Oscar-winning performances by both Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. This will be followed by lively discussion led by Gayle Cohen, BFA.

Later on October 24, at 7 pm Pediatric consultant Tracy Braunstein will be holding a sleep seminar to talk to parents about the key elements needed to provide a healthy foundation of sleep for your baby. This event is free of charge.

Last but not least, on Sunday, October 24 at 3 pm, come discover the world of aviation with a Stratos Aviation pilot and get to build the best paper airplanes. Children ages 8 to 12 will learn how airplanes fly. Registration required is required. The bilingual event is free for members and cots $5 for non-members. 

Check out the library’s website during Public Libraries Week for other surprises.

Call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.csllibrary.org for information on all our activities.

This is the nineteenth edition of Quebec Public Libraries Week with activities across Quebec from October 21 to 28, 2017.

 

Free paper bags for leaf and yard waste for Côte Saint-Luc residents

To help encourage residents to put garden waste at the curb, the City of Côte Saint-Luc is offering five free compostable bags to every household.

Bags are available at City Hall (5801 Cavendish Blvd.) weekdays between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm and at the Public Works Department (7001 Mackle Rd.) weekdays between 8 am and 4 pm. Proof of residency is required. Residents can purchase additional compostable bags from Côte Saint-Luc or from retailers. For more information about compostable bags, visit www.CoteSaintLuc.org/brownbin.

During the fall, households tend to produce more organic waste than can fit in their brown bin, due to the end of season cleanup of gardens and leaves on the ground. Residents are asked to put the overflow of leaves and grass clippings into compostable bags next to their brown bin on collection day.

The compostable bags are available while supplies last. Residents can contact info@cotesaintluc.org or 514-485-6800 for information.

What's open, what's closed and overnight parking tolerance for Thanksgiving, Monday, Oct. 9

Hours of operation for Thanksgiving Monday, October 9, 2017

 

All administrative offices will be closed. 
Aquatic and Community Centre: 8 am to 8 pm (indoor pool closes at 7:30 pm)
Library: 12 pm to 5 pm
Public Works Yard: Closed
Samuel Moskovitch Arena: Closed
Gymnasium: 8 am to 8 pm 
CSL Tennis Club: 8 am to 10 pm
Rembrandt Tennis courts: 9 am to 11 pm 

Curbside waste collection: Organic waste collection service is not  affected by the holiday.

Overnight parking will be tolerated during the following dates:

Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 5 pm to Sunday, Oct. 15 at 8 am

Note: Vehicles are not permitted to park in front of fire hydrants, in fire lanes, in front of driveways, in no-stopping zones or anywhere else when parking is never permitted etc.
 

Overnight parking tolerance

Overnight parking tolerance

The city normally prohibits parking on streets between 3 am and 6 am and residents must call Public Security to request a temporary parking permit. However, the city grants a general overnight parking tolerance on many holidays—particularly those with out-of-towners visiting or when religious observances makes it difficult to move one's car. You do not need to call Public Security and you do not require any pass to be displayed in your vehicle for the following period:

Wed. Oct. 4 at 5 pm to Sun. Oct. 15 at 8 am

Note: Vehicles are not permitted to park in front of fire hydrants, in fire lanes, in front of driveways, in no-stopping zones or anywhere else when parking is never permitted etc.

Council meeting - Monday, October 2, 2017 at 8pm

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

 

How to ask a question at the city council meeting

The City of Côte Saint-Luc allows both residents and non-residents to ask questions at its council meetings, however when there are a large number of questioners residents are given preference. When someone is called upon to ask a question, he or she must address the question to the mayor. A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No statement may be made prior to the follow-up question. Following the first question period and the remainder of the agenda of the council meeting, there is a second question period. Attendees can only ask questions about items on the agenda that evening.

 

Council agenda

View agenda (PDF)
 

Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

Temporary closure of the pedestrian walkway connecting Cavendish Blvd. to Sir Walter Scott Ave.

The third and final phase of the City Hall parking lot reconfiguration is well underway. To allow for electrical work and the preparation of new sidewalks, the pedestrian walkway connecting Cavendish Blvd. to Sir Walter Scott will be temporarily closed starting September 28.

Pedestrians can use the Bernard Lang Civic Centre (City Hall/Library complex) and parking lot path to travel from Sir Walter Scott and Cavendish Blvd., but only while the doors to the building are open. The doors are open on Mondays to Thursdays from 6:45am to 10pm, Fridays from 6:45am to 6pm, Saturdays from 10am to 6pm and Sundays from 10am to 10pm.

Outside these hours, pedestrians who want to walk between Sir Walter Scott and Cavendish Blvd. will have to use Kildare Rd.

The new walkway and parking lot driveway are expected to reopen in mid-October, weather permitting.

Côte Saint-Luc Compost Giveaway on Tuesday, Oct. 10

Compost will be distributed free of charge to residents (proof of residency required) at the Côte Saint-Luc Compost Giveaway, on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 from 2 pm to 8 pm. The distribution takes place at the Public Works Department Building located at 7001 Mackle Road

Every household is entitled to 120 litres. Residents can bring their own empty 40 litre buckets to help cart away the compost. Bags will be available for residents without buckets. Residents should bring a utility bill or some other official document showing they live in Côte Saint-Luc. If there is compost left towards the end of the day, residents may return to take away more.

Info: 514-485-6868 

Next vCOP info session on Tuesday, Oct. 10

Residents interested in joining vCOP should come to an information session on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 at 7 pm at Côte Saint-Luc City Hall (5801 Cavendish Blvd.). They should bring identification and a completed copy of the application form available at www.CoteSaintLuc.org/en/vcop.

Repaving on MacDonald Ave. in CDN-NDG

The Borough of Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce is doing paving work on MacDonald Ave. between Vezina and Langhorne. The work begins Sunday, October 1 and should be completed October 6, barring unforeseen delays due to poor weather and other similar obstacles.

While the area is not in Côte Saint-Luc, it is near the Côte Saint-Luc portion of MacDonald Ave.

 

Splash pads open while the summer-like conditions last

CSL splash pads will stay open this weekend (September 23-24, 2017) and until these summer-like conditions end. Our splash pads are at Richard Schwartz Park, Fyon Park, Yitzhak Rabin Park, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park, and McDowell Park.

Unfortunately the splash pad at Rembrandt Park is being repainted so won't be available.

You can find the locations of this parks in the Google Map at www.cotesaintluc.org/Parks.

 

Special meeting of the city council - Monday, September 18, 2017 at 4:45pm

Special Council Meeting

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 4:45 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

 

How to ask a question at the city council meeting

The City of Côte Saint-Luc allows both residents and non-residents to ask questions at its council meetings, however when there are a large number of questioners residents are given preference. When someone is called upon to ask a question, he or she must address the question to the mayor. A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No statement may be made prior to the follow-up question. Following the first question period and the remainder of the agenda of the council meeting, there is a second question period. Attendees can only ask questions about items on the agenda that evening.

 

Council agenda

View the agenda
 

Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

Court judgment in Meadowbrook case good news for Côte Saint-Luc

A decision by the Quebec Superior Court released on Thursday affirms the position of the City of Côte Saint-Luc that the Meadowbrook land in the western part of the city can be zoned as exterior recreational.

The judgment stems from a case between Meadowbrook Group Pacific and the City of Montreal. Meadowbrook Group Pacific is also currently suing the City of Côte Saint-Luc alleging that a zoning bylaw is invalid.

“The judgement in favour of Montreal is very promising for Côte Saint-Luc, because it essentially affirms what we have been arguing for years,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “While there is still a case pending since 2002 against Côte Saint-Luc, this related decision validates many of our arguments.”

In her judgment, Judge Pepita G. Capriolo ruled that Meadowbrook Group Pacific never had a viable project because it never advanced its own project properly, the proximity to the rail yards made this project less viable, the costs of infrastructure of the project were far too high, the land's use was not sterilized, it did not prove its land had the value it alleged to have, and Montreal never acted in bad faith.

Côte Saint-Luc zoned its half of the Meadowbrook Golf Course in its territory as exterior recreational in 2001.

 

 

 

Côte Saint-Luc to consult public on Kirwan Park renovations on December 3, 2017

Consulation Parc Kirwan Park

The City of Côte Saint-Luc will hold a public consultation on the subject of renovations to Edward J. Kirwan Park on Sunday, December 3 from 3pm to 5pm, at the Aquatic and Community Centre, 5794 Parkhaven Ave.
 
All residents are invited to participate, however the city requests that people RSVP at consultations@cotesaintluc.org by December 1.
 
“The city council has designated  Kirwan Park as the next major park to renovate,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “The public consultation is one of the first steps, but there will be other opportunities for the public to provide input and participate.”  

An important part of the consultation is to get feedback on whether to build a large chalet to accommodate multi-purpose use, such as for a camp, or to build a more modest chalet with bathrooms, or something in between. Another key element will be safety, especially around the Wentworth Ave. and Blossom Ave. entrances to the parks.
 
While this is subject to feedback from residents, our initial belief is that the focus of the renovations will be on the central part of the park, between the baseball diamonds and the playground.
 
The budget allocated for the renovation of Kirwan Park will only be decided when the city budget is adopted in December.