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Special council meeting: Monday, February 15, 2016 at 7 pm

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, February 15, 2016 at 7 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.

 

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Special council meeting: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 8am

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 8 am 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.

 

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Council meeting: Monday, February 8, 2016 at 8 pm

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, February 8, 2016 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.

 

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Council meeting: Monday, January 18, 2016 at 8 pm

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, January 18, 2016 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.

 

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Concert : The Magic of Music with the students from Fortissimo Music Academy

Fortissimo Music Academy will be performing a matinée of classical and jazz music. This free concert is a great activity for the whole family. It takes place on Sunday, January 31 at 3 pm at the Harold Greenspon Auditorium (5801 Cavendish).

Enlightening new art exhibit at the Library’s Art Gallery in Côte Saint-Luc

A new exhibit of paintings by Dennis Ekstedt runs from January 21 to March 20, 2016 at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library Art Gallery.

Ekstedt will present his large-scale paintings depicting masses of many small lights and luminous forms in a series entitled Lodestar. The lights and forms evoke nighttime images of the earth from a bird’s eye view. The lights represent an interconnected system, like that of a living organism. In his work, the artist is concerned with the rapid and excessive population growth around the globe. 

A vernissage to mark the opening of this exhibit is on Thursday, January 21 at 7 pm.

Dennis Ekstedt lives and works in Montreal. He received his Diploma in Fine Arts in 1986 from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, B.C and his M.F.A in 1993 from Concordia University. He was the Eastern Canada winner of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition in 2002 and his paintings are included in many public, corporate and private collections. He is currently represented by Herringer Kiss Gallery in Calgary, Alberta and Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects in Toronto, Ontario.

His current artworks can be viewed at www.dennisekstedt.com

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 10 pm, and Friday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. It is open from 10am to 5pm on statutory holidays. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.csllibrary.org.

 

Local residents Stanley Sklar and David Chandler present unique exhibits at Côte Saint-Luc Public Library

Two Côte Saint-Luc residents are exhibiting their art work in January at the Côte Saint-Luc Public Library.

Born and raised in Montreal, Stanley Sklar's passion for art began at an early age. He was an award-winning fashion designer.

He studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) in New York and at École Contoir Caponi in Montreal. He then pursued his studies in Fine Arts at École des Beaux Arts. Stanley also taught the art of draping at Montreal's Sadie Bronfman Centre.

Throughout his career he always continued painting and evolving as an artist, working often on glass. Fascinated by reflections that light cast on his images, Sklar continued creating three-dimensional architectural sculptures. This culminated in his latest art form. His imagination transforms his houses into homes. Meticulous attention to detail, from the hand-crafted bricks, worn stairs, to the people that inhabit each neighbourhood, makes this art unique. These sculptures are encased in clear Lucite boxes. They may be displayed free standing or hung on a wall. This art may be purchased or commissioned to capture everlasting memories of your home to be shared for generations.

The exhibit can be viewed in the fiction section of the library.

David Chandler’s exhibit runs until January 31 and is titled "Antique Maps from the Holy Land to New France.” It can be viewed in the Community Art Space section of the library. The exposition consists of 56 maps printed between the late 16th and late 19th centuries that depict either the Holy Land and surrounding areas, or early North America (including Montreal). This exhibit is informative and beautiful. The amount of artistry and dedication that went into creating these maps is nothing short of inspiring.

Chandler has been interested in maps from an early age and in the 1980s began using antique maps in his history and geography classes. This eventually grew into David becoming the only antique map dealer in Québec, under the name Ptolémée Plus. David’s current collection consists of several thousand maps from all parts of the world.

New concept Library Lounge opens at Aquatic and Community Centre

The Côte Saint-Luc Public Library has transformed the library annex at the Aquatic and Community Centre into the new Library Lounge, which includes the popular take-a-book-leave-a-book concept.

“The very popular concept of Little Free Libraries has been gaining momentum in North America over the last few years,” said Councillor Mike Cohen, who is the council member responsible for the library. “People bring books, CDs, or movies they no longer need and take ones already there. There is no need for membership cards and no associated fees. Items are not part of the regular library collection so they don’t need to be returned so there are no due dates to contend with.”

The Aquatic and Community Centre is located at 5794 Parkhaven Ave. The Library Lounge is open from 6 am to 10 pm. The space is loaded with thousands of donated items. People can also use the space to read, relax, play a game, do a puzzle and use the public computer. There is also an outdoor return slot where official library items can be returned 24/7.

Material and monetary donations are welcome and can be made in place.

For more information please contact Justin Burnham at jburnham@cotesaintluc.org.

 

New weekend hours at the Côte Saint-Luc Public Library in 2016

The Côte Saint-Luc Public Library will be changing its hours to 10am to 6pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays starting the week of January 4, 2016.

“For decades, Côte Saint-Luc has gone beyond many other municipal libraries by staying open from 10am to 10pm every day of the year,” Acting Mayor Glenn J. Nashen said. “In a continuing effort to provide the best services to most people most of the time, we are modifying the hours because of relatively low usage on some nights. Unfortunately, we do not have limitless resources and we have to make choices.”

To put the weekend hours in context, all other suburban libraries on the island of Montreal close early on weekends.

“The Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is still open 365 days a year which is, to our knowledge, unmatched in the library world,” Acting Mayor Nashen said.

The virtual library remains open 24/7 with online access to eBooks, audio-books, magazines and reference material. Library membership is free for Côte Saint-Luc residents.

Côte Saint-Luc adopts 2016 budget: city spending stays flat, average residential property tax increase of 2.3 percent

The City of Côte Saint-Luc has adopted an operating budget for 2016 that kept spending flat and saw the property tax of 2.3 percent for an average single-family home in the city, which is in line with what the Conference Board of Canada has forecast as the inflation rate for the greater Montreal region.

“We made every effort to keep property taxes as low as possible while maintaining the highest quality services,” Acting Mayor Glenn J. Nashen said. “We continue to operate as efficiently as possible to help ensure that Côte Saint-Luc remains to be one of the best places to live.”

The Côte Saint-Luc City Council adopted the $67 million operating budget on December 14, 2015. About 42 percent of all taxes collected by Côte Saint-Luc are transferred to the Agglomeration of Montreal, which is the island-wide regional government that funds services such as police, fire, and public transit. 

The property tax bills will be sent to homes by the last week of January. The deadline to pay property taxes has been set at February 26 for the first installment and May 27 for the second installment.

“We understand that the public entrusts us with their money and we take that responsibility seriously,” said Councillor Steven Erdelyi, the council member responsible for finances. “My family uses many of our municipal services. I’m keenly aware of how important they are to our residents, while also understanding the need to keep property taxes as low as possible.”

Budget and tax highlights include the following:

Average increase in taxes for single-family home valued at $572,300: 2.3 percent (or $142)

Decrease in water, residential and non-residential tax rates

Increase in revenues from taxation: 2.39 percent

Revenues from property taxes: 86.7 percent

Revenues from compensation in lieu of taxes: 1.9 percent 

Other revenues (eg, program fees, memberships, etc.): 11.2 percent

 

The three-year capital expenditures plan was also adopted on December 14. Approximately $10.5 million in capital expenses is anticipated in 2016. It will be used for projects such as enhancements to Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park, improvements and repairs to the Westminster and Cavendish underpasses, repairs to municipal buildings including the Bernard Lang Civic Centre building envelope, repairs to roads and sidewalks and more.

 

 

 

Council meeting: Monday, December 14, 2015 at 8 pm

 

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, December 14, 2015 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.


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Special Council meeting: Monday, December 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm

 

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 7:30 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.


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Special Council meeting: Monday, December 7, 2015 at 7 pm

 

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, December 7, 2015 at 7 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.


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CSL swimmers break records at ACC meet in November

Congratulations to the Côte Saint-Luc swimmers who became provincial record-holders at the Coupe du Québec meet on November 14, including David Quane in the 50m breaststroke and Ilka Lowensteyn in the 100m freestyle, 50m butterfly and 100m butterfly, the last of which was also a national record. 

The event featured 200 master swimmers ranging in age from 18 to 85 from all regions of Quebec. It was held at the Aquatic and Community Centre.

If you are interested in joining the Côte Saint-Luc swim team call 514-485-6806 x2235 for more information. If you can swim a lap you can be a masters swimmer.

 

 

Holiday Concert with the students from the Fortissimo Music Academy

The Fortissimo Music Academy will be performing a matinee of holiday music for the entire family on Sunday, December 13 at 3 pm at the Harold Greenspon Auditorium (5801 Cavendish). ​Free.



 



The Côte Saint-Luc Minor Hockey Association organizes Novice Hockey Tournament

The Côte Saint-Luc Minor Hockey Association is organizing their first ever Novice Hockey Tournament at the Samuel Moskovitch Arena from December 5 to 13. There will be 16 teams participating in two categories: Novice A and Novice B. There will be a total of 22 games played. Participating teams are from the Lac St. Louis, Montreal and Richelieu regions. See the schedule at: http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=cslnovicetourn

 

Sports Day in Canada

RBC Sports Day in Canada is a national celebration of the power of sport to build community and get Canadians moving. It takes place on Saturday, November 21, 2015 in communities across Canada.

>> See how Côte Saint-Luc is participating

http://sportsday.cbc.ca/eventlist/search?q=Cote%20Saint%20Luc#tabbedGallery

 

Special Council meeting: Monday, November 16, 2015 at 6 pm

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 6 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.


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Côte Saint-Luc releases 1974 Remembrance Day video

The City of Côte Saint-Luc has released video of the 1974 Remembrance Day parade and ceremony.

The release of this video is part of an ongoing effort by Côte Saint-Luc to share its history with the public. Côte Saint-Luc has digitized more than 1,000 photos from its archives and posted them online. Visit CoteSaintLuc.org/photogallery to see photos.

The 41-year old film was donated by Sheldon Caplan, whose his parents Albert and Lily Caplan, were active in Royal Canadian Legion and Auxiliary. The city digitized the 16-millimetre film and is making it available on YouTube to honour its veterans this Remembrance Day. The film includes then-Mayor Samuel Moskovitch and other members of council of that era.

Watch the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmFmziaVipo

“One of my goals has been to help gather old photos, films, documents and other artifacts from the history of Côte Saint-Luc,” said Acting Mayor Glenn J. Nashen. “It will be presented in some combination of rotating public display and website. We’d like suggestions from people in the community who are willing to volunteer and help build a Côte Saint-Luc Historical Society.”

Côte Saint-Luc hopes the Côte Saint-Luc Historical Society can help unearth more gems and bring them to the public. To volunteer for the Côte Saint-Luc Historical Society, call Darryl Levine at 514-485-6800 ext. 1802 or email dlevine@cotesaintluc.org.

EMSB by-election information for Ward 4

The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) has announced there will be three candidates in the by-election in Ward 4 (Côte Saint-Luc-Hampstead). Voting will take place on Sunday, December 13 with advance polls opened on Sunday, December 6. The candidates are Michèle Cohen, Bernard Praw and Charlotte Sarah Smoley. This by-election was made necessary following the passing last month of long-time school commissioner Syd Wise.

Any parent who has a child registered in an EMSB youth sector elementary or high school as of September 30, 2015 is automatically included on the electoral list. In addition, any elector who made a choice as of November 2007 elections and had his/her name entered on the EMSB electoral list is entered as well. These individuals would have signed a special form. If you do not recall doing so, you can verify whether your name appears on the list during the upcoming revision process by calling 514- 483 7200 ext. 8800 (EMSB election office). It must either be mailed or brought to the EMSB Administration Building in person as an original signature is required by November 24, 2015. A form is available online at www.emsb.qc.ca.

In order to vote you must currently be on the permanent list of electors in Quebec, be 18 years of age and over, a Canadian citizen, domiciled in the territory of the EMSB, have been domiciled in Quebec for at least six months, not be under curatorship and not have been convicted of an offence that is a corrupt electoral practice.   

The revision period is on November 18 (10 am to 1 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm), November 19 (2:30 pm to 5:30 pm and 7 pm to 10 pm) and Tuesday, November 24 (10 am to 1 pm, 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm and 7 pm to 10 pm). You can visit the EMSB Election Office in N.D.G. (6000 Fielding Avenue, Room 114).  

Test sirens might be heard north of Côte Saint-Luc on Tuesday between 2pm and 3pm

On Tuesday, November 10 from 2pm to 3pm, residents of Côte Saint-Luc might hear test sirens sounding for seven times and a voice speaking over a loud speaker. The sound will be coming from the direction of the Taschereau Yards to the north of Côte Saint-Luc. It will last about 20 minutes.

The sounds are part of a Canadian National (CN) Railways emergency evacuation simulation. Although this test it will take place in the borough of Saint-Laurent, the sound may travel to parts of Côte Saint-Luc. CN last did this test four years ago.

Council meeting: Monday, November 9, 2015 at 8 pm

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, November 9, 2015 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.


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Mayor Housefather resigns as mayor in order to become Member of Parliament

Anthony Housefather resigned today as mayor of Côte Saint-Luc in anticipation of being sworn in as a Member of Parliament. Here is the process to elect a new mayor in Côte Saint-Luc.

At the November 9 meeting of the city council, the City Clerk of Côte Saint-Luc must officially declare a vacancy on council. Because there is more than one year until the November 2017 municipal elections across Quebec, the City Council cannot simply appoint someone to be mayor – there must be a by-election.

The Returning Officer will select a date for the by-election at a date to be determined. If only one candidate files nomination papers, then she or he will be acclaimed mayor.

In the mean-time, the current Deputy Mayor (sometimes called Acting Mayor or Pro-Mayor), Councillor Glenn J. Nashen, takes on the duties of mayor.

When the by-election date is set, it will be posted at CoteSaintLuc.org. Cheri Bell will be the President of the by-election in the City of Côte Saint-Luc.

 

 

Côte Saint-Luc salutes Mayor Anthony Housefather on election win

City of Côte Saint-Luc councillors and staff congratulate Mayor Anthony Housefather on his election last week to the House of Commons representing the riding of Mount Royal.

Mayor Housefather was first elected in November 2005. Before that he was a councillor in the Town of Hampstead and the then-Borough of Côte Saint-Luc/Hampstead/Montreal West. He led the effort to demerge from the mega-city in 2004.

The following are statements from the city’s eight city councillors.

Councillor Dida Berku: “I served with Anthony for 14 years and have never seen anyone work so hard and with such enthusiasm and such sincerity in campaigning. On top of the intellectual brilliance that we all recognize and the stamina and energy, Anthony has a great appreciation for the constituents.”

Councillor Mitchell Brownstein: “There have been so many accomplishments that he’s achieved over the last 10 years. He helped save our EMS first-responder service, saved police station 9, built the Aquatic and Community Centre, helped oversee several residential development projects in our city, and supported new initiatives like urban agriculture, vCOP, the Dramatic Society and more. He also led in the fight against the Charter of Values, and the attack on bilingual status.”

Councillor Mike Cohen: “It has been an honour and privilege to serve under Anthony for the last 10 years. I know he’s going to make a great MP.”

Councillor Steven Erdelyi: “Anthony has a sense of what needs to be done and what initiatives to move forward on. Côte Saint-Luc has been a leader on environmental issues and been financially sound because he knew these issues were enormously important.”

Councillor Sam Goldbloom: “I have never encountered anyone with the energy, integrity and intelligence of this young man. Our riding and Canada is very fortunate to have someone of his caliber representing all of us.”

Councillor Ruth Kovac: “I think Anthony will be one our greatest MPs just as he has been one of our greatest mayors. I have learned so much for him over the last 10 years.”

Councillor Allan J. Levine: “Anthony is the hardest-working person I ever met. Our loss is Ottawa’s gain. Anthony will be a strong voice in Ottawa for the English-speaking community of Quebec. I wish him all the best.”

Councillor Glenn J. Nashen: “I want to thank Anthony personally for his stewardship, integrity and intelligence in leading the city for almost 10 years. I like to think that we’re not losing a mayor but gaining an incredible Member of Parliament.”

Côte Saint-Luc congratulates the winning candidates across Canada as well as all other candidates who took part in the democratic process.

 

 

 

Now available: Free paper bags for residents for leaf and garden waste

To help encourage residents to put garden waste at the curb, the City of Côte Saint-Luc is offering five free extra large paper bags to every household. Paper bags are now 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 also place yard waste in their brown bins or cardboard boxes.

Residents should place paper bags and/or cardboard boxes alongside their brown bin on organic waste collection day.

 

 

 

Council meeting: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 8 pm

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 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.


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Public Libraries Week takes centre stage at the CSL Library

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library presents a series of special events, including a used book sale, free cultural events, and drop-in information sessions to celebrate this year’s edition of Quebec Public Libraries Week. 

“More and more, public libraries are becoming community centres offering fun and learning for people of all ages,” said Library Director Janine West. “We’ve prepared a week full of activities to showcase all we have to offer here in Côte Saint-Luc. If you haven’t been to see us yet, this is the perfect time to come and explore!”

Public Libraries Week kicks off with the library’s semi-annual Used Book Sale, which runs from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 19. A huge selection of fiction, kids’ books, paperbacks, biographies, travel books, and many more will be for sale with prices starting at $1. All proceeds from the sale go towards special projects at the library.

Throughout the week, library members and non-members are invited to attend free special events including a storytelling performance for adults as part of the Quebec Intercultural Storytelling Festival and a travel lecture on architecture and culture in Prague. On Thursday, October 22, the library presents an author talk with award-winning author and poet Alison Pick, author of the best-selling and intriguing memoir Between Gods, for the the sixth annual Côte Saint-Luc Reads event. A reception with live classical music and light refreshments will begin at 6:30 pm with the author talk to follow. The event is free and open to the public.

Library staff will also be hosting daily drop-in sessions from 1 pm to 3 pm from October 19 to 24. Members of the public are invited to drop by and meet staff members, enjoy a cup of coffee, and discover the resources and programs available to library members. Are you a Côte Saint-Luc resident but not yet a library member? Become a member for free and take advantage of all the library has to offer.

Kids of all ages can come for a family story time on Sunday, October 18 and families with kids ages 7 and over are invited to watch the classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz on the big screen on Saturday, October 24 (registration required).

For the full list of Public Libraries Week events at the CSL Library, visit http://programs.csllibrary.org/special-events/free-events-during-public-... or email rgrantner@cotesaintluc.org.

 

 

 

 

vCOP information session on October 13, 2015

The Côte Saint-Luc volunteer Citizens on Patrol are recruiting new members to join the more than 80 other volunteers who participate in this neighbourhood-watch-on-wheels program.

Volunteers interested in joining vCOP should come to an information session on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 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 CoteSaintLuc.org/en/vcop.

 

 

 

Côte Saint-Luc to distribute free compost and small trees on October 8, 2015

Residents of the City of Côte Saint-Luc can collect free compost at the Great Compost Giveaway on Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 2 pm to 8 pm at the Public Works Department Building, 7001 Mackle Rd. Also, new this year, 100 small trees will be available for distribution on a first come, first served basis. One tree per address. 

Every household is entitled to 120 litres. Residents can bring their own empty 40 litres 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.

 

 

CSL Library launches Jewish heritage program series

This October, the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Library is kicking off a series of programs focusing on Jewish heritage and culture, including workshops, lectures, music, theatre, and literature. Library members and non-members alike are invited to participate in the series and explore their family and cultural history.

The series begins with a concert of traditional Sephardic music by the Opus Prize-winning Ensemble séfarade et mediterranéen on Thursday, October 8. The following week on Wednesday, October 14, the library will present Portrait of a People, the latest production by Aviva Ravel’s Performance Playreading Ensemble. The show melds dramatic and comedic stories, legends, and poems portraying the culture of the Jewish people from Biblical times to the present. Tickets for both the concert and playreading are available for sale now at the library.

In partnership with Stanley Diamond of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal, the library is offering a genealogy lecture and workshop designed to help you begin discovering your family’s unique stories. The lecture will take place Thursday, October 15 at 2 pm, and is free and open to the public. The workshop is on Thursday, October 29 at 2 pm and requires registration and payment in advance ($5 for library members; $7 for non-members).

The program series culminates with the library’s annual Côte Saint-Luc Reads literary event on Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 pm. Each year, library staff choose one book to engage CSL residents and foster a reading culture in the city. This year’s selection is Between Gods, Alison Pick’s remarkable memoir about discovering her family’s hidden Jewish history and reclaiming an identity and religion that she had not known before. Alison Pick will speak about her book and engage with readers at this free event.

For more information about these events and programs, visit csllibrary.org or contact the library’s Programs Department at 514-485-6900, ext. 4205.