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Council meeting: Monday, September 21, 2015 at 8 pm

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, September 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 Consultation Meeting: Monday September 21, 2015 at 7 pm

City response to union advertisement

The recent full-page ad in The Suburban by the union representing the city's blue collar workers makes several inaccurate and misleading statements about Côte Saint-Luc's decision to outsource garbage and organic waste collection. It should be noted that the union’s complaint came more than nine months following the ratification by City Council of the contract.

Here is some history. Côte Saint-Luc used to use outside companies for garbage collection. Since this council was first elected in November 2005, the City of Côte Saint-Luc has done business cases for all investment decisions. In 2006, the price of garbage contracts escalated greatly and the city determined that doing collection in-house would be less costly. We negotiated a letter agreement with our union to take the work in house and stated clearly that we would have the right to outsource again at a future date should we determine that it made sense to do so. We have continually evaluated collecting waste in house. Recently the price of waste collection and compost collection has fallen. As such, in our most recent business case we determined that it would be more cost-effective with an equal level of service if we contracted the service to an outside company. The decision was approved unanimously by the city council. City and management and council all agreed it was the best decision.

Here are the numbers. The cost of the city handling in house waste collection and organic collection (brown bin) would have been almost $1.336 million in 2015. By contrast, the cost to outsource was about 50 percent less costly at $680,606.84. Given the market change, the decision was an easy one.  

But beyond just saving taxpayer money, Côte Saint-Luc also tries to be fair with staff. For instance, all the workers who had been working on our waste collection teams were offered new jobs. Some got promotions. Others were transferred to comparable jobs, in addition to being offered training to improve their skills.

We have shown good faith in our dealings with the union, we have been very fair with our workers -- all while making decisions that save taxpayers money.

Inspection of the Côte Saint-Luc Road overpass

Following the recent work that took place on the Côte Saint-Luc Road overpass (near West Broadway and across from the IGA), the City of Montreal will be conducting an inspection on Sept, 3 and 4 and Sept. 8 and 9. Traffic may be reduced to one lane in each direction at certain times.

 

School zone safety

During this period, the police will hold a variety of awareness activities to remind school children, their parents, and drivers of the importance of obeying traffic signals and the Highway Safety Code, to boost safety for children around schools and school buses.

The police will remind children to take the school corridors where busy intersections are supervised by crossing-guards throughout the school year. For more information click here.

 

 

Canadian Pacific to resume overnight work (Aug. 25 - Aug. 28)

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) will be doing work on the railway tracks behind Baily, Wavell and Holland roads in the evenings and overnight periods of Tuesday, August 25 to Friday, August 28, 2015.

Please note that the City of Côte Saint-Luc does not have jurisdiction over work performed on the railway tracks.

CP is replacing the ties, which are the pieces of wood that connect the two rails. This work is part of their ongoing investment in their tracks. 

Because the AMT commuter trains use the track during the day, CP says it must do the work between 7pm and 2am. CP acknowledges this work will be noisy and may be disruptive to residents. You may hear motor sounds of heavy machinery in operation and idling, metal percussion, compacting sounds from tamper equipment, voices of 25 to 35 people, and the beep sounds from trucks that are backing up.

If you have questions or concerns about the work, contact Canadian Pacific at 1-800-766-7912 or community_connect@cpr.ca.

 

 

Intriguing new art exhibit and vernissage at the Library’s Art Gallery in Côte Saint-Luc

A new exhibit of paintings by Brigitte Radecki will run at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library’s Art Gallery from September 10 to November 1, 2015.

The Double Chance exhibit opens with a vernissage on September 10 at 7pm.

Radecki will present her latest works in a series called Double Chance, alongside a handful of other pieces from previous bodies of work. Double Chance addresses the happy accidents created when relying upon elements of chance and randomness. Radecki initially creates a form by throwing paint and employing dripping techniques. She then goes a step further by adding to the equation a more rigorous methodology of photography, enlargement, printing, tracing, and reproducing in order to arrive at the final artwork. In this manner, her work differs from what is traditionally referred to as “action painting” as well as “geometrical abstraction” in the sense that deliberate and exacting methods are used in order to subvert the spontaneous and gestural aspect of the very process art critic Harold Rosenberg uses to describe the work of Jackson Pollock.

Brigitte Radecki received both her BFA and MFA from Concordia University.  She has exhibited throughout Canada and Europe for over thirty years. Her work is in several public and private collections such as the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Musée d’art contemporain in Montréal, the Musée National des beaux-arts du Québec, Air Canada and the National Bank. Her career initially began working in sculpture and installation and since the 1990s she has concentrated entirely on abstract painting installations. She lives and works in Montreal and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Her current artworks can be viewed at www.brigitteradecki.com.

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

 

Let Me Grow by Brigitte Radecki

 

 

 

 

CJA Carnival Day at Trudeau Park on August 30

Federation CJA and the City of Côte Saint-Luc are excited to present CJA Carnival Day on Sunday, August 30 from 1pm to 6pm at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park. Join us for a fun-filled day of food, family volunteer opportunities, and activities for the whole family, including blow-up games, arts & crafts, dancing, face painting, zumba, and more! 

Cost: $5 per child at the door, or register in advance for access to FREE activities.

 

CJA Community Launch

Auditions for the Montreal West-End Operatic Society on Aug. 26 and 31 and Sept. 2

The Montreal West-End Operatic Society will be holding auditions on August 26 and 31 and September 2 for the Spring production, Gilbert & Sullivan's: the Gondoliers. Auditions will be held in the Harold Greenspon Auditorium (5801 Cavendish Blvd).  

For more information, visit: www.mwos.org or call 514-990-8813 or contact casting@mwos.org

 

 

Canadian Pacific to resume overnight work

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) will be doing work on the railway tracks behind Baily, Wavell and Holland roads in the evenings and overnight periods of approximately Tuesday, August 11 to Tuesday, August 18, 2015.

Please note that the City of Côte Saint-Luc does not have jurisdiction over work performed on the railway tracks.

CP is replacing the ties, which are the pieces of wood that connect the two rails. This work is part of their ongoing investment in their tracks. CP is starting work on Tuesday, July 28 in Lasalle and moving east through Montreal West, Côte Saint-Luc, Hampstead, TMR and Outremont.

Because the AMT commuter trains use the track during the day, CP says it must do the work between 7pm and 2am. CP acknowledges this work will be noisy and may be disruptive to residents. You may hear motor sounds of heavy machinery in operation and idling, metal percussion, compacting sounds from tamper equipment, voices of 25 to 35 people, and the beep sounds from trucks that are backing up.

If you have questions or concerns about the work, contact Canadian Pacific at 1-800-766-7912 or community_connect@cpr.ca.

Council meeting: Monday, August 10, 2015

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, August 10, 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.


Council agenda

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Canadian Pacific overnight work

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) will be doing work on the railway tracks behind Baily, Wavell and Holland roads in the evenings and overnight periods of approximately Wednesday, July 29 to Monday, August 3.

Please note that the City of Côte Saint-Luc does not have jurisdiction over work performed on the railway tracks.

CP is replacing the ties, which are the pieces of wood that connect the two rails. This work is part of their ongoing investment in their tracks. CP is starting work on Tuesday, July 28 in Lasalle and moving east through Montreal West, Côte Saint-Luc, Hampstead, TMR and Outremont.

Because the AMT commuter trains use the track during the day, CP says it must do the work between 7:30pm and 2:30am. CP acknowledges this work will be noisy and may be disruptive to residents. You may hear motor sounds of heavy machinery in operation and idling, metal percussion, compacting sounds from tamper equipment, voices of 25 to 35 people, and the beep sounds from trucks that are backing up.

If you have questions or concerns about the work, contact Canadian Pacific at 1-800-766-7912 or community_connect@cpr.ca.

Aqueduct repairs this summer

During July and August 2015, our water contractor Simo will be on several streets to perform routine operations. This includes opening small manholes to manipulate the valve underground. Some teams will do it by hand while others would use a machine in the front of the vehicle. This is an important part of the maintenance of our aqueduct network. It is done every year.

In addition, we will be improving the resistance of water main pipes to corosion with a procedure called cathodic protection. A subcontractor will saw 18-inch holes 7 metres apart on the streets listed below. There will be a pneumatic excavation, which involves a big truck that digs with a vacuum hose. An anode will be placed in the hole.

 

Street

From

To

Length (m)

 

Earle

Oakwood

Tyme

64

 

Small

Earle

Cul-de-sac

54

 

Norfolk

Westluke

Smart

102

 

Edinburgh

Westluke

Smart

124

 

Westluke

Côte Saint-Luc

Linden

452

 

Westluke

Edinburgh

Magnolia

115

 

Linden

Crescent

whole loop

168

         
         

Ten Côte Saint-Luc artists convene for a one-night-only group show

Ten local artists will convene for a one-night-only group art show on Wednesday, July 22 at 7 pm in the Harold Greenspon Auditorium at 5801 Cavendish Blvd. 

The show is dubbed the Community Art Celebration and will feature all past exhibitors in the Community Art Space of the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library, the organizer of this event.

“This is a very talented group of photographers, painters, printmakers, and artists in mixed media,” said Councillor Mike Cohen, who is the council member responsible for library and culture.

This is the first event of its kind to be presented by the library, with the goal of highlighting the multi-talented residents of Côte Saint-Luc.

“The quality of art made by Côte Saint-Luc residents is astounding,” said Justin Burnham, the library coordinator responsible for the Community Art Space. “Currently there is no venue to fully appreciate the variety of our local talent, so we’re trying to change this by bringing a number of artists together in one place.” 

The library is eager to display this wide selection of artwork and sees this as a great opportunity for artists to meet, share their passion, and celebrate their love of the arts.

“The artists are looking forward to exhibiting their works and meeting many friends, neighbours, fellow artists, and art lovers who will join them for this event,” said Ron Novolker, a nature photographer who will be exhibiting his work.

For more information about the Community Art Celebration, visit programs.csllibrary.org/community-art/celebrate-cote-saint-lucs-artists or contact Justin Burnham at514-485-6900, ext. 4701.

 
 

Low water pressure on Wednesday for 10 minutes

On Wednesday, July 15 at about 1 pm, there will be a reduction of water pressure in many parts for Côte Saint-Luc for about 10 minutes. The south-east area near the Kingsley area will be the most affected. 

This temporary reduction in water pressure is related to work being done by the City of Montreal, previously announced. Some residents on the upper floors of apartment buildings in the Kingsley area may lose water pressure entirely for the 10-minute period.

The work being done should not normally trigger any boil-water advisory. However, if something unforeseen happens we will issue a new announcement. Visit CoteSaintLuc.org for any updates.

 

 

A record number of golfers to play at Côte Saint-Luc Golf Classic, while city to honour veteran volunteer Ron Yarin

A record 104 people will tee off at the 36th annual Côte Saint-Luc Golf Classic on Tuesday, July 14 at the Meadowbrook Golf Course, 8370 Côte Saint-Luc Rd.

The event begins at 7 am and is followed by an awards banquet at 1 pm honouring long-time volunteer Ron Yarin at the Aquatic and Community Centre (ACC) at 5794 Parkhaven Ave.

“This year’s event is attracted so many new and returning players in part because we presented a new format of play, as well as two new age-specific classifications whereby players can compete on a friendly basis amongst their own age group,” said Councillor Mike Cohen, the event co-chair. “The groups include Masters for people age 65 and older, and Eagle, for those age 64 and younger.”

The title sponsor is Freemark Apparel Brands Inc. and its Bench brand. Mark Routtenberg, president of Freemark Apparel Brands and former minority owner of the Montreal Expos, has been named honourary chairperson for this year's event. Routtenberg, who raised his family in Côte Saint-Luc, will be the guest speaker at the luncheon and talk about the Expos and the possibilities surrounding the return of baseball to Montreal.   

“We will be honouring Ron Yarin for more than 35 years of dedicated service to the community,” said Councillor Sam Goldbloom, the event co-chair. “Many friends will be on hand to help celebrate the occasion including the Routtenberg family, whom Ron worked with for many years.”

Sam Eltes, president of Silver Star Mercedes-Benz, has sponsored a hole-in-one contest. If someone achieves this feat they will drive way in a brand new Mercedes-Benz.

The new format of play is called “Scramble” and is quite popular in today’s golf outings. This format helps speed up the game for all players and is being introduced as a result of many requests from previous participants. The players decide which golfer hits the best shot off the tee and then all players from that foursome play their next shot from that point. Play continues from hole to hole in the same fashion for the rest of the outing.

In case of thunderstorms on Tuesday, July 14, the luncheon  will proceed with festivities at the Aquatic and Community Centre at 1 pm. Golf will be postponed until the following Tuesday, July 21. The same starting times will be honoured at Meadowbrook Golf Club. History will note that this event has never been rained out before.

 

 

Council meeting: Monday, July 13, 2015

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, July 13, 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.


Council agenda

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School Tax Payment

At the start of every school year, the Comité de gestion mails out school tax bills for all taxable properties within the five school boards on the Island of Montreal territory.

Please note that the City of Côte Saint-Luc is not linked with the school board, therefore school taxes cannot be paid at the City Hall.

For more information about school taxes, please visit: http://www.cgtsim.qc.ca/en/

>> A reminder of terms of payment of the school tax:

Via the Web site of your financial institution, option bill payments: add the Comité de gestion de la taxe scolaire de l’île de Montréal to your list of provider, do the search using «Comite»; use the 20-digit reference number for electronic payment shown on the top left side of your reminder notice; add the reference number for each tax bill.

At the counter or ATM of your financial institution.

By mail : P.O. Box 11071, Downtown Station, Montréal H3C 5A9

At Comité de gestion school tax payment counter : 500, Crémazie Blvd East, Montréal, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., only payments by cheque and debit card are accepted.

 

 

 

Ballroom dancing championship coming to Côte Saint-Luc

For the fifth consecutive year, the Canadian Amateur Open Dancesport Championships will be at the Côte Saint-Luc Gymnasium (7500 Mackle Rd.) on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 11 am to 11:30 pm.

The Canadian Amateur Open Dancesport Championships is presented by Danse Sport Québec. It allows ballroom dancers to compete for the title of Canadian Open Amateur Champion.

Tickets to this event are $35 for people age 16 and older or $25 for people 15 and younger and can be purchased online at www.dansesportquebec.com or offline by filling in the ticket order form and sending it with your payment information :

E-mail: claudette.martin@dansesportquebec.com

Fax: 450 222-2305

Mail: Danse Sport Québec, 380 rue Lafond, St-Calixte (Québec) J0K 1Z0.

Dancers of all ages and from all regions of Canada, the United States, and possibly Europe will perform their best efforts in both Latin and standard styles of dance for judges and spectators. Dancers will be dressed in ball gowns and tailcoats and as they perform the Slow Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot and Quickstep. They will also dance to Latin music including the Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive.

Danse Sport Québec has a number of dancers from Côte-St-Luc who will be introduced at the competition. Danse Sport Québec extends an invitation to its spectacular event to all dance lovers.

For more information, please visit www.dansesportquebec.com or call 1-800-474-5746.

 

 

 

Sidewalk repairs are underway in Côte Saint-Luc

Sidewalk repairs are underway in Côte Saint-Luc and should be complete by the end of August 2015. In all, our contractor Ventec Construction will be repairing approximately 3,500 linear metres of sidewalk most in need of repair.

 

 

Côte Saint-Luc to honour former councillor on June 28, 2015

The City of Côte Saint-Luc will inaugurate Henry Marcovitz Playground at McDowell Park on Sunday, June 28 at 11 am, in honour of the former city councillor who passed away last October.

McDowell Park is located on Randall Ave., south of Fleet Rd. A new sign will be unveiled at the Randall Ave. entrance to the park.

“I first got to know Henry Marcovitz on the demerger campaign in 2004 when he joined with me and other former Côte Saint-Luc elected officials to promote the reconstitution of our city,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “He was already quite advanced in years but he had enormous energy and impressed me with his intellect and dedication to the cause.”

Marcovitz moved to Randall Ave. starting in 1955. He became involved in local politics when he worked on the mayoral campaign of Samuel Moscovitch in 1964. He was first elected to city council in 1970, serving for 20 consecutive years. He represented District 3 when the district system was set up in 1982.

Marcovitz was chair of the town planning committee and a member of the finance and audit committee during the mid-1980s. This included the period when Côte Saint-Luc built its new library and city hall. He fought against condo conversions, forcing landlords to carry out improvements required under city bylaws.

“He was my city councillor while growing up in Côte Saint-Luc and was always available and welcoming treating my concerns with respect and importance,” said Councillor Mitchell Brownstein. “I was always proud to say I knew him as a friend to all he served.”

Marcovitz’s contributions were lauded by his peers. When he left office in 1990 after six terms, then-Mayor Bernard Lang called him a “level-headed” and “effective” councillor and that “he added a great deal of serenity to negotiations.” Then-Councillor Isadore Goldberg called him “one of the deans” of council.” Councillor Glenn J. Nashen said Markovitz had been very committed and served as an inspiration for new leaders. 

“It was great having him as part of the council for two decades and his name and way of thinking continues to be mentioned a half century later,” Councillor Nashen said.

Marcovitz had been accepted to McGill medical school, but rather than complete his medical training, he felt compelled to enlist with the Canadian Army to fight in the Second World War. He later returned to school and graduated with a bachelor of commerce degree. He went on to become a successful businessman. He met his future wife, Shirley, who was the love of his life for 59 happy years. When she passed away a few years ago, he asked that the tombstone be engraved with the unusual but heartfelt words, “a beautiful marriage.”

He lived a healthy lifestyle and stayed in shape by water skiing, downhill skiing, and playing squash and golf. He even continued to exercise when he was in a wheelchair and attended lectures at the library into his last year.

“Henry was a Mensch, a gentleman and a role model,” said Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz at Marcovitz’s funeral last year. “He could fix his own car, repair his own house and do his own taxes. Above all, he was a man of integrity, kindness and generosity.”

 Henry Marcovitz

 

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park will be the Quebec host site for the 2015 Blue Jays Honda Super Camps

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park in the City of Côte Saint-Luc is one of 15 places across Canada -- and the only one in Quebec -- to host the annual Blue Jays Honda Super Camp for amateur baseball players ages 9 to 16.

The camp runs in Côte Saint-Luc on Tuesday, August 18 and Wednesday, August 19, 2015. To register, visit the Blue Jays Baseball Academy at www.bluejays.com/camps. 

“We have earned a reputation for some of the best baseball fields in Quebec,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “People in the baseball world know that if they need high-caliber baseball fields, in the heart of a community that loves its baseball, Côte Saint-Luc is the place.”

Every year, Côte Saint-Luc hosts two Major League Baseball scouting events, as well as all home games for the university baseball teams of McGill and Concordia, many baseball tournaments, and baseball camps. More than a dozen baseball and softball leagues play games in Côte Saint-Luc. Every few years, the Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Association host their national college tournament in Côte Saint-Luc. The main baseball field at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park was renamed Gary Carter Field on July 1, 2012, to honour the late Montreal Expos catcher.

The camps will be run by the Blue Jays Baseball Academy in partnership with both Baseball Canada and Little League Baseball Canada.  

A large group of Blue Jays alumni once again return as instructors including Duane Ward, Roberto Alomar, Devon White, George Bell, Lloyd Moseby, Jesse Barfield, and Homer Bush. The Blue Jays alumni will be joined by both coaches from both Baseball Canada and Little League Canada to help provide top level instruction to each participant.

Blue Jays Honda Super Camps will run for four hours each day. Each participant will receive a Blue Jays hat, t-shirt, Blue Jays Baseball Academy Instructional Manual, along with a 12” Alomar Baseball glove.

For more information, contact baseball.academy@bluejays.com or 416-341-2500.

 

 

 

Council meeting: Monday, June 15, 2015

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, June 15, 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.


Council agenda

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Don't leave your garage door opener remote in your car

There are reports across Canada including the Island of Montreal of thieves breaking into cars parked on driveways and using the garage door openers to access the home. 

Please do not leave your garage door opener remote in your car when you park outside your home. Instead please get into the habit of bringing it inside with you. You can even buy small remotes that fit on a keychain to replace the one on your visor. 

Finally, remember to always close your garage when you're not there and lock the door leading from your garage to your home. If you're going away, consider disconnecting your automatic garage door opener from the power outlet.

Côte Saint-Luc is one of the safest cities on the island with patrollers by police, Côte Saint-Luc Public Security, and volunteer Citizens on Patrol. You can make it even safer by making it harder on thieves.

If you notice any suspicious activity call 9-1-1 immediately. 

 

 

 

 

The Côte Saint-Luc smoke detector brigade visiting homes this spring and summer

For the fourth consecutive year, members of the Côte Saint-Luc volunteer Citizens on Patrol (vCOP) smoke detector brigade will be ringing door bells and offering to check smoke detectors, replacing dead batteries and installing new smoke detectors where needed.

"The smoke detector brigade will begin ringing doorbells in mid-May and continue all summer," Mayor Anthony Housefather said. "Please welcome these uniformed volunteers into your house as they are there to help you," Housefather said.

This initiative is done in partnership with the Montreal fire department. Smoke detector brigade volunteers will be wearing vCOP uniforms and carry a photo ID. If you are not home when they visit, they will leave a notice with information on how to schedule a visit. This is a free service.

"Smoke detectors save lives by warning people of possible fires in a home, but they can only do the job if they are working," said Councillor Glenn J. Nashen, responsible for vCOP and emergency measures. "Too many deaths occur that could have been prevented if the house was equipped with a working smoke detector," Nashen said. 

Since 1977, the City of Cote Saint-Luc has required smoke detectors in all homes and buildings. The owner or tenant is responsible for its upkeep, including changing the battery twice a year and replacing smoke detectors that are more than 10 years old. A carbon monoxide detector is also recommended near garages and fuel-burning devices.

 

 

 

The Green Patrol is back for the summer

Homes, businesses, and institutions may receive a visit from Zoé Bigras Généreux a member of the Green Patrol, an island-wide program to provide information about ecological issues. Her main goal this summer will be to bring awareness to residents on issues of residual waste, greening (tree planting) and water conservation. 

Zoé will not ask to enter the home. She will be wearing a green t-shirt and have proper identification. She will be patrolling the streets of Côte Saint-Luc until mid-august 

The Green Patrol will also set up kiosks at municipal buildings, schools, apartment buildings, and townhouse developments. 

For more information regarding the Green Patrol, contact Juliana Costa, Environmental Technician for the City of Côte Saint-Luc at 514-485-6868, ext. 3106 or jcosta@cotesaintluc.org.

 

Special council meetings: Monday, June 1, 2015

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

Two special meetings of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 7:55 pm and 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 agendas

View the PDF (Special 1)

View the PDF (Special 2)

 

Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

Great Tomato Plant Giveaway for CSL residents on Sunday, May 31 from 1 pm to 3 pm

Get your complimentary tomato plant and enjoy fun activities for the whole family on Sunday, May 31 from 1 pm to 3 pm. First come, first served. 1 per person.

Limited quantities. Proof of residency required.

Location: 5851 Cavendish Blvd., Côte Saint-Luc 

For more information visit: CSLGrown.org or call 514-485-6800



Montreal Gazette political cartoonist Aislin to speak at the Côte Saint-Luc Library

Terry Mosher, the Montreal Gazette political cartoonist better known by his pseudonym Aislin, will be speaking at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Library on Wednesday, June 10 at 7 pm. The event is free and open to the public and is presented by the Library in collaboration with the Canadian Writers’ Society.

“I always look forward to opening the morning Gazette to see Aislin’s take on current events, and I know many of our patrons do, too,” said Library Director Janine West. “We’re proud to host fascinating and legendary figures like Terry Mosher at the library.”

The author of 46 books, Mosher has been the Gazette’s political cartoonist for more than 40 years. His most recent collection, The Wrecking Ball, published in 2014, features acerbic and irreverent cartoons about the Parti Québécois's proposed Charter of Values, Montreal corruption scandals, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, and the Sochi Olympics, among other topics.

Mosher has received numerous accolades for his contributions to public discourse over the course of his career. In 1985, he was inducted into the Canadian News Hall of Fame. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2003 and received an honorary Doctor of Letters from McGill University in 2007. He is president emeritus of the Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists.

At the Côte Saint-Luc Library event, Mosher will speak about his work, answer audience questions, and sign copies of The Wrecking Ball, another recent collection Was It Good For You?, and Caricature Cartoon Canada, a compendium of cartoons that he edited.

For more information about the event featuring Terry “Aislin” Mosher on June 10, visit http://programs.csllibrary.org/lectures/meet-the-gazettes-cartoonist-aislin or email dbelanger@cotesaintluc.org.

 

 

Côte Saint-Luc residents encouraged to organize their own activities for Neighbours Day on June 6, 2015

For the second consecutive year the City of Côte Saint-Luc is encouraging its residents to take part in the province-wide Neighbours Day on June 6, 2015

“Our hope is that residents will organize events,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “It could be as simple as gathering on a front lawn or as grand as party in a neighbourhood park. The goal is to get to know your neighbours and to create a sense of community and belonging.”

Residents who wish to initiate a neighbourhood activity can pick up from municipal buildings an invitation card to fill out and distribute in their neighbourhoods. They can also register their event at www.fetedesvoisins.qc.ca/registration.html.

“Neighbours Day is the perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbourhood and the people who live in it,” said Councillor Allan J. Levine, who is responsible for bringing Neighbours Day to Côte Saint-Luc. “Residents who participate will ultimately benefit from the success of their own neighbourhood event.”

The first Neghbours Day took place in France in 1999 and it quickly spread across Europe. In Quebec since 2006, Neighbours Day is an initiative of the Réseau québécois de villes et villages en santé, an organization which promotes and encourages the sustainable development of healthy living in Quebec. It focuses on the exchange between municipalities and the commitment of municipal decision-makers to quality of life through their ability to mobilize partners and residents to take action.