News and announcements

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.


Council agenda

View the agenda


Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

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.


Council agenda

View the agenda


Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

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.

 
 

Tax bill information and building permits: not available on September 23

Due to system maintenance on some of our software, our city hall staff we won't be able to provide information about tax bills or issue building permits on Wednesday, September 23. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

 

 

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.


Council agenda

View the agenda


Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

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

View the agenda


Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

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

View the agenda


Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

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.