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The Broadway smash hit Hairspray the Musical is coming to Côte Saint-Luc

Hairspray


The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society presents Hairspray the Musical from May 28 to June 14, 2015 at the Harold Greenspon Auditorium. 

This award-winning musical tackles the issue of racial segregation in the United States in the 1960s. It follows the story of the plucky and plump Tracy Turnblad as she pursues her dream of becoming one of the regular dancers on The Corny Collins Show. The obstacles to Tracy's dreams help to open her eyes to the struggles of the black community, and her fight for herself turns into a crusade against segregation in 1960s America. 

“Hairspray is not only great entertainment with wonderful music and dancing, but it promotes ideas of justice and anti-discrimination that the City of Côte Saint-Luc holds dear,” said Councillor Mitchell Brownstein, who is also producer of the show and acts in it. “I’m proud of this show and encourage everyone to see the show and even bring their kids.”

Tickets are available online on CSLDramaticSociety.com, at the Côte Saint-Luc Library or the Aquatic and Community Centre. General admission is $32, and students and seniors pay $28. Tickets are $25 for all preview and matinee shows.

“Hairspray is, at its heart, a musical about acceptance and having the courage to stand up for principles that are universal truths,” said artistic director Anisa Cameron. “Hairspray challenges us all to work towards the goal of unity in diversity. Whether it is the stories of cyber bullying that seem to permeate our media, or the struggles that continue for civil rights here in Canada and abroad, Hairspray is much more than a trip to the theatre for a fun night out. It’s a reminder to continue to stand up for what is right because you can’t stop the beat.”

The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society has reassembled their 2014 META (Montreal English Theatre Award) nominated artistic team to bring Hairspray the Musical to Montreal. This larger-than-life show is produced by Mitchell Brownstein, directed by CSLDS Artistic Director, Anisa Cameron, musically directed by David Terriault and choreographed by Alexia Gourd. It will star a talented cast of 32 performers, including members of the Montreal Gospel Choir and the Jireh Choir.

“It took us two years to find the perfect cast for Hairspray, and it was worth the wait,” Cameron said. “The awe-inspiring talent that has joined us for Hairspray will render people speechless -- I know it does for me, and that is just in rehearsal!”. 

Returning to work with the CSLDS will be favorites from last year’s show, Catch Me If You Can, Mike Melino (playing Edna Turnblad), Mitchell Brownstein (playing Wilbur Turnblad), Megan Magisano (playing Amber Von Tussle), and Brandon Schwartz (playing Link Larkin). Joining the CSLDS for the first time will be Jireh Gospel Choir member Maddana Calix-Antoine (who will bring Motormouth Maybelle to vivid life on stage), Justin Johnson (as the charismatic and smooth-as-silk Seaweed J. Stubbs), the vocally voracious Alisha Ruiss (who will be the venomous Velma Von Tussle), Ryan Kligman (as the charming and campy Corny Collins), Jeanne Motulsky (as the perfect Penny Pingleton) and Amber Jonas (bringing an ebullient optimism that is a delight to experience in her turn as Tracy Turnblad to the Greenspon stage.).

Côte Saint-Luc Library unveils what’s on for spring and summer 2015

The Côte Saint-Luc Library is hosting a public preview of its spring and summer events on Wednesday, April 15 at 2 pm at the Harold Greenspon Auditorium, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

Programs department staff will present highlights from the upcoming season, serve refreshments, and give away tickets to some of the most anticipated events. Brochures containing all programs details are available at the Côte Saint-Luc Library or at csllibrary.org/programsandevents. 

“It’s a new season of cultural happenings at the library with concerts, author appearances, and art events,” said Councillor Mike Cohen, the council member responsible for the library. “The preview event is good way to hear first-hand about what’s coming this spring and summer.”

Avid readers can stock up on books for spring and summer reading at the Côte Saint-Luc Library spring used book sale, happening Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19 from 11 am to 5 pm. Prices start at 50 cents and all proceeds go towards the future purchase of a baby grand piano.

The Côte Saint-Luc Library’s first musical event of the spring will feature the critically-acclaimed Molinari Quartet playing a concert of classical music from the 20th and 21st centuries on Thursday, April 23 at 7 pm. Tickets are $5 and are on sale now.

On Wednesday, April 29 at 7 pm, educator and therapist Susan Wener will be at the Côte Saint-Luc Library to discuss her memoir, Resilience, which tells the story of her recovery from two bouts of cancer. Critics have praised Wener’s memoir as “a 'must read' for everyone but especially for those who have had cancer affect their lives or the lives of their friends or family.”

The Côte Saint-Luc Library Art Gallery will feature an exhibit of photographs by Fiona Annis entitled The After-Image (Swan Songs). Art lovers are invited to a vernissage on Thursday, April 30 at 7 pm. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit runs from Thursday, April 30 to Thursday, May 21.

For more information about what’s on this spring and summer at the Côte Saint-Luc Library, visit csllibrary.org or contact Robin Grantner at 514-485-6900, ext. 4205.

One-way traffic on Mackle Rd. between Cavendish and Marc Chagall

From Monday, April 13 to Monday, April 20, 2015, Mackle Rd. will be narrowed to one lane from Cavendish Blvd. to Marc Chagall Ave. It will become a one-way street during this period, with one-way traffic flowing from Cavendish Blvd. to Marc Chagall Ave.

Infrastructure work

Mackle Rd. will narrowed because the Agglomeration of Montreal will transform an existing valve chamber to monitor water pressure. The actual work will take place near the front of the Cambridge Court, at the corner Armstrong Ave. 

Work hours

The work will be done by the Agglomeration of Montreal between 7 am and 5 pm from Monday to Friday. 

Driveway access and on-street parking

There will be no effect on driveway access. Residents will be able to continue to enter and exit their residence as usual. However, on-street parking will be restricted during the work.

Water

The Agglomeration of Montreal says that with a project like this, there should be no loss of water at any point. However, you may notice a slight reduction in water pressure at various points. 

For more information

This is an important infrastructure project that will benefit our residents. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Charles de Jean at our Engineering Division at 514-485-6800 ext. 1503 or cdejean@cotesaintluc.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Côte Saint-Luc Volunteer Citizens on Patrol information session on April 7

The City of Côte Saint-Luc is looking for new recruits and will be holding an information session on Tuesday, April 7 at 7 pm at the Harold Greenspon Auditorium at Côte Saint-Luc City Hall (5801 Cavendish Blvd.). 

Prospective volunteers should be residents age 18 or older. They should bring identification and a completed copy of the application form available at CoteSaintLuc.org/vcop. There is a one-time membership fee of $75 and volunteers are required to make a minimum commitment of six hours per month. 

“Since its inception in July 2006, vCOP volunteers have worked alongside public security, police, fire and EMS services to add to Côte Saint-Luc's substantial safety initiatives,” said Councillor Glenn J. Nashen, who is responsible for vCOP.  “The patrollers have logged more than 46,625 hours and 254,166 kilometres, which is more than six times around the Earth.”

More than 80 volunteers patrol the streets of Côte Saint-Luc in marked vCOP vans, scooters, on foot and on bicycles. The volunteers notify local agencies about emergency and non-emergency situations as they act as observers throughout the community. Volunteer patrollers also help out at all community events, check smoke detectors in homes in partnership with the fire department and assist with residents at major fires and other large incidents.

Côte Saint-Luc was the first city in Quebec to implement this neighbourhood-watch-on-wheels program in 2006. Similar programs have been established in communities throughout Canada and the United States.

For more information or to join the vCOP program, please call 514-485-6800, send an e-mail to vcop@CoteSaintLuc.org, or visit CoteSaintLuc.org/vcop.

 

 

 

Public skating start time delayed on Saturday, March 29, 2015

The regular 8pm start time for public skating on Saturday, March 29 will most likely be delayed due to the finals of the Peewee AA/AAA hockey playoffs. The end time will be extended to match the lost time at the beginning so that skaters get the full 80 minutes of skate time.

 

 

Low water pressure across Côte Saint-Luc on Wednesday, March 25

On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, Côte Saint-Luc residents may notice low water pressure from 8 am to 8 pm. Depending on your location and the type of building you are in, the reduction in water pressure will range from being barely noticeable to a potential temporary loss of water.

Different water pressure depending where you live

If you live near in the area near Kingsley Rd., Trent Ave., and Ashdale Ave., you will be most affected. Residents in houses and duplexes in that area may notice very low water pressure. Residents on upper floors of the high-rise apartments in that area may lose water pressure entirely. Residents in all other areas of the city – including those in apartments -- may notice a lower water pressure to various degrees.

The reason why the upper floors or apartments in the area may lose water pressure is because the pumps in apartments that normally push water to the upper floors won’t have enough incoming water to push up. That’s why residents on the lower floors may have water, while the upper floors may not. 

Stock up on bottled water

It is always a good idea to have bottled water on hand in the event of a real emergency. Follow the lead of your neighbours and take this opportunity to buy a case of bottled water. It will be critical in the event of a real emergency, and might come in handy on Wednesday, March 25, too, depending on where you live.

The cause of the low water pressure

The temporary low water pressure will happen as a result of a valve repair being done by the Agglomeration of Montreal to a valve chamber. The work will take place on two of the west-bound lanes on Côte Saint-Luc Rd., just before the overpass, near the IGA supermarket.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Charles de Jean at our Engineering Division at 514-485-6800 ext. 1501 or cdejean@cotesaintluc.org.

 

 

 

 

Household waste drop-off: extended hours

Residents of Côte Saint-Luc can drop off excess waste due to spring cleaning at the Public Works Yard (7001 Mackle Rd.) Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 9 am to 4 pm or weekdays from Monday, March 30 to Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 8 am to 7 pm. For more information, call 514-485-6868, ext. 3005.

 

 

 

Driveway widening and access ramps: key dates in 2015

In order for the City of Côte Saint-Luc to provide a sidewalk access ramp in 2015 to residents widening their driveways, residents must request a driveway alteration permit by Friday, July 31 and pick it by Friday, August 7.

Residents can still apply for a permit after this deadline, however the city will not be able to provide the sidewalk access ramp until the next year.

When a private driveway is widened, the city must widen its sidewalk access ramp, too. While the cost is borne by the resident, the city pays its own contractor to do the work. The city needs to know exactly how many stretches of sidewalk need to be modified so it can determine the cost and schedule the work.

The maximum allowable width of a driveway is 6.4 metres or 21 feet. In the case of irregularly-shaped lots (trapeze-like), the maximum width of the driveway between the city sidewalk and the property line is 4.27 metres or 14 feet.

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The world music quartet Surkalén will perform in Côte Saint-Luc on Thursday, March 19

The world music ensemble Surkalén will perform a concert of original ethno-fusion music at Harold Greenspon Auditorium at 5801 Cavendish Blvd. on Thursday, March 19 at 7 pm.

Surkalén (www.surkalen.ca) is a group of four musicians of Latin American and European heritage who play in a musical style that they call ethno-fusion. This poetic style mixes South American sounds and rhythms with elements of African, Asian, European, and Middle Eastern music. 

In 2012, Surkalén released their album Essence de lumière. They were nominated for World Group of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2012, and in 2013 the group won the People’s Choice Award from the Conseil des arts de Montréal.

Critics have described their music as gentle, spellbinding, wide-ranging, and always defiant towards boundaries. The four musicians use many instruments, including guitar, bass, flutes, violin, percussion, as well as vocals to create their unique sound. 

Tickets for the concert are $5 and are available at the front desk of the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library. For more information, please contact Robin Grantner at 514-485-6900, ext. 4205.

 

 

Council meeting: Monday, March 9, 2015

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, March 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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How to prevent frozen pipes and what to do when pipes do freeze?

As temperatures plummet, there is a risk of water pipes freezing in homes across the country.

Here's a list of tips from the Red Cross on how to prevent frozen pipes and what to do when pipes do freeze:

  • Keep garage doors closed if water supply lines are in the garage.
  • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing.
  • When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe - even at a trickle - helps prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night.
  • Leave the heat on in the home, even while out of town. Set to a temperature no lower than 13 C or 55 F.

How to Thaw Frozen Pipes

If only a trickle of water comes out when taps are turned on, suspect a frozen pipe. Here are some tips on what do when pipes freeze:

Likely places for frozen pipes include against exterior walls or where water service enters the home through the foundation.

Keep the faucet open while treating a frozen pipe and as the frozen area begins to melt, water will begin to flow through the frozen area. Running water through the pipe will help melt ice in the pipe.

Apply heat to the section of pipe using an electric heating pad wrapped around the pipe, an electric hair dryer, a portable space heater (kept away from flammable materials), or by wrapping pipes with towels soaked in hot water.

Do not use a blowtorch, kerosene or propane heater, charcoal stove, or other open flame device.

Apply heat until full water pressure is restored. If the frozen area can’t be found, if the frozen area is not accessible, or if the pipe cannot be thawed, call a licensed plumber.

Check all other faucets in the home to find out if there are additional frozen pipes. If one pipe freezes, others may freeze, too.

Future Protection

Consider relocating exposed pipes to provide increased protection from freezing. Pipes can be relocated by a professional if the home is remodeled.

Add insulation to attics, basements and crawl spaces. Insulation will maintain higher temperatures in these areas.

For more information, please contact a licensed plumber or building professional.


Source: www.cbc.ca

Statement from CP regarding labour matters

The City of Côte Saint-Luc received the following statement on February 11, 2015 from Canadian Pacific Railways regarding the expected labour strike.

Despite Canadian Pacific's best efforts to reach an agreement with Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Running Trades (TCRC), the union has provided official notice of its intent to strike the company in the event there is not a negotiated settlement. This group represents more than 3,000 active locomotive engineers and conductors at CP.

Subject to the union's decision to strike, which could be as early as February 15 at 12:01 a.m., CP will implement its extensive contingency plan by deploying qualified management employees to maintain a reduced freight service on its Canadian network.

This will have no impact to the City of Cote St-Luc's access to CP property for the purposes of emergency services and response. Residents may note reduced train operations in and around CP's St Luc Yard during this period of work stoppage. As always, CP asks the community to stay safe and be vigilant around rail crossings and railroad property.

CP will continue to provide updates on the matter on its website: www.cpr.ca

 

Canada Reads, Côte Saint-Luc-style

The popular annual book debate Canada Reads returns to the CBC airwaves in mid-March and the Côte Saint-Luc Library is getting in on the action.

On Thursday, March 12 at 7 pm, five Côte Saint-Luc librarians will defend their choice of one of the five books in contention at a high-spirited round-table debate at the library. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

“Canada Reads is an important annual literary event, and we want Côte Saint-Luc to be a part of it,” said Library Director Janine West. “Book-lovers can come to our debate to hear a personalized case made for each book by our librarians. When the CBC debate airs the next week, readers will have a fresh perspective on the books in the running.”

The theme of this year’s debate is “One Book to Break Barriers” and it features five books, both fiction and non-fiction, that question stereotypes and bring important issues to light. The shortlisted books are Ru by Montreal writer Kim Thúy (translated by Sheila Fischman), Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes by Kamal Al-Solaylee, The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King, And the Birds Rained Down by Jocelyne Saucier (translated by Rhonda Mullins), and When Everything Feels like the Movies by Raziel Reid.

For more information about Canada Reads at the CSL Library, visit csllibrary.org or email mtomecz@cotesaintluc.org.

 

First installment of tax bill due on Friday February 27, 2015

The first installment of Côte Saint-Luc municipal tax bills is due Friday, February 27, 2015. (The second installment is due May 28, 2015.) If paying by cheque, please include your second installment postdated to May 28, 2015 when sending your first installment. If no post-dated cheque is received for the second installment, you will receive a reminder two weeks prior to the deadline for payment.2015 tax bill

 

Your Côte Saint-Luc municipal tax bill can be paid using any of the following methods

1. Internet* (online banking): You will need your 18-digit “Matricule” number to identify your municipal tax account. Add “Côte Saint-Luc” to list of suppliers.

2. By mail: Place cheque(s) and payment stub(s) in the return envelope sent to you with your tax bill and mail to the address below: City of Côte Saint-Luc, Taxation Processing Centre, P.O. Box 11639 Downtown Station, Montreal, QC H3C 5Z5

3. At your financial institution: Teller, bank machine, phone. You will need your tax bill payment stub(s) and your 18-digit “Matricule” number to identify your municipal account.

4. Your mortgage company: If you pay your taxes through your mortgage, please contact your mortgage company to ensure that payment is made on time.

5. At Côte Saint-Luc City Hall: In person (cash, cheque, Interac) at Côte Saint-Luc City Hall weekdays between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

 

>> Learn more about property valuations, the budget and tax bills.

Council meeting: Monday, February 9, 2015

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

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

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CJAD 800 Passion host Dr. Laurie Betito to speak at the Côte Saint-Luc Library

Dr. Laurie Betito, author and host of CJAD’s popular radio show Passion, will speak at the Côte Saint-Luc Library on Thursday, February 12 at 7 pm.

The event is free and open to the public.

“We are very fortunate to have such an expert in her field as Laurie provide this kind of talk for us,” said Côte Saint-Luc City Councillor Mike Cohen, who oversees the library and culture portfolio. “Laurie grew up in our community. Her parents still live here. We are so very proud of the career she has carved for herself and can think of no better speaker to have on the eve of Valentine's Day than the host of Montreal's foremost radio show dealing with relationships.”

Dr. Betito will discuss her career as a clinical psychologist, radio host, and writer in the sex and relationship field. She will also share tips and insights from her new book, The Sex Bible for People over 50. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Every week, Dr. Betito discusses various sex and relationship topics and takes questions from listeners on Passion, which airs weeknights at 10 pm.

She has been a practicing psychotherapist in Montreal for over 25 years, and is currently the president of the Sexual Health Network of Quebec.

For more information about this event, visit www.csllibrary.org or email jwest@cotesaintluc.org.

 

New days for curbside collection in Côte Saint-Luc starting week of February 2

Curbside collection days are changing for most homes in Côte Saint-Luc starting the week of Monday, February 2, 2015.

For single-family homes and duplexes, brown bins (organic waste) will be collected on Mondays, blue bins (recyclables) on Tuesdays, bulky waste on Wednesdays, and garbage on Thursdays.

Residents can start placing closed-lid bins at the curb at 10 pm the night before the collection. You can place bulky waste as of noon the day before. Blue bins must be at the curb by 7 am on collection day to ensure it is collected. Brown bins, bulky waste, and garbage bins must be placed by 8 am on collection day.

It made financial sense to outsource garbage collection and organic waste collection. The contractor has the capacity to collect garbage from single-family homes and duplexes across Côte Saint-Luc in one day. Same with organics and bulky waste. We decided to simplify collection and schedule it on the same day.

For those townhouses that currently take part in curbside organic waste collection, they will follow the same schedule as single family homes and duplexes. For all other multi-family complexes and institutions, garbage collection is on Mondays and Thursdays, recycling collection remains on Tuesdays and bulky waste collection is on Wednesdays.

For old electronic items (computers, monitors, etc.) and household hazardous waste (paint, CFL bulbs, etc.), residents can bring these to the EcoCentre at 6925 Côte-des-Neiges or Public Works (7001 Mackle Rd.). Call 514-485-6868 to arrange a pick up at the curb of an old TV.

Côte Saint-Luc is mailing a flyer with the new collection days information to all homes, doing a city-wide phone call out, and sending an email to all those subscribed to the Côte Saint-Luc e-newsletter, among other things.

 

 

Special council meeting: Monday, January 26, 2015

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 9 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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Location

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Hilarious whodunit Haven’t Got A Clue is set to take the stage just in time for Valentine’s Day

 The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society presents the hilarious whodunit, Haven’t Got A Clue, from February 12 to 15, 2015 at the Harold Greenspon Auditorium, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

“The show will be a great Valentine’s Day surprise for your significant other,” said show producer, Councillor Mitchell Brownstein. “Do something different this year and watch this very funny story, which takes place in Connecticut in 1954.” 

Tickets available at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library, the Aquatic and Community Centre or at www.CSLDramaticSociety.com. Tickets are $23, or $20 for students and seniors.

Artistic Director, Anisa Cameron, has assembled a stellar cast of 25 professional and community actors who will bring the play to life in the Harold Greenspon Auditorium. 

“I think people will really enjoy Haven’t Got A Clue,” Cameron said. “It’s so funny and our cast is so spectacular, it’s going to be a memorable time at the theatre for all. I am particularly excited to see how the audience participation in determining the end plays out. It seems like such a fun way to enhance the performer/audience relationship.”

The audience will be asked to decide the fate of the show at each performance, choosing from three different endings.

Haven’t Got a Clue is a murder mystery that takes place at Covington Manor in Connecticut in 1954. McCarthyism is at its height and the country is terrified of Communism and the threat of nuclear war. Theodore Covington, a well-known war profiteer, has died under mysterious circumstances and a whole host of shady characters with motives galore have shown up at the manor to hear the reading of Theodore’s will just as Tropical Storm Francine has been upgraded to a full-blown hurricane. The guests must batten down the hatches with a murderer in the midst. As suspects emerge and victims begin to drop like flies, it’s up to the audience to determine the outcome of this fast-paced, hilarious whodunit.

“Murder is most definitely a laughing matter in this treacherous tale that weaves double-crossing, revenge, crimes of passion, dark secrets and government conspiracy into a fast-paced, laugh out loud, irreverent take on the murder mystery genre,” Cameron said.

For more information, e-mail csldramaticsociety@gmail.com or call 514-485-6800 x2024.

 

Council meeting: Monday, January 19, 2015

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, January 19, 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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Christmas tree curbside collection in January 2015

The city will collect Christmas trees left at the curb on Wednesdays in January (7, 14, 21, 28). You can leave it at the curb the night before. Please sure sure it is at the curb by 8 am on collection day. If we aren't able to collect it on Wednesday, we may be able to collect it on the next day, that is, Thursday.

Please be sure to strip the trees of all lights, decorations, and cords. Do not bag or wrap the tree.

Côte Saint-Luc adopts 2015 budget: city spending stays flat, average residential property tax increase of 1.9 percent

The City of Côte Saint-Luc has adopted an operating budget for 2015 that kept spending flat and saw the property tax of 1.9 percent for an average single-family home in the city, which is less than the Canadian rate of inflation, which is 2 percent.

“We have again contained costs while maintaining our services,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “This is the ninth consecutive year where the tax increase was below the rate of inflation.”

The Côte Saint-Luc City Council adopted the $66.67 million operating budget on December 15, 2014. About 42.3 percent of all taxes collected by Côte Saint-Luc are transferred to the island-wide regional government, which funds services such as police, fire, and public transit. 

The property tax bills will be sent to homes on January 28, 2015. The deadline to pay property taxes has been set at February 27 for the first installment and May 28 for the second installment.

“As a responsible city administration sensitive to the financial constraints of our taxpayers we made every effort to meet our target and hold the tax increase to less than 2 percent – with a decrease in water tax rate – all in line with the increase in the cost of living,” said Councillor Steven Erdelyi, the council member responsible for finances.

Budget and tax highlights include the following:

Average increase in taxes for single-family home valued at $572,300: 1.9 percent

Decrease in water, residential and non-residential tax rates

Increase in revenues from taxation: 1.12 percent

Revenues from property taxes: 85.2 percent

Revenues from local improvement taxes: 0.1 percent

Revenues from compensation in lieu of taxes: 1.9 percent

Other revenues (eg, program fees, memberships, etc.): 12.8 percent

The three-year capital expenditures plan was also adopted on December 15. Approximately $13 million in capital expenses is anticipated in 2015.

 

 

 

Special Council Meetings (Budget 2015): Monday, December 15, 2014

Council Meeting

Special Council Meeting

Two special meetings of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, December 15, 2014. The first one at 7:00 pm and the second at 8:00 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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Location

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Council meeting: Monday, December 8, 2014

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Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, December 8, 2014 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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Birnbaum announces annual D’Arcy-McGee Citizenship Medal ceremony

David Birnbaum, member of the National Assembly for the riding of D’Arcy-McGee today announced the creation of a yearly ceremony to honor up to three riding residents for “outstanding achievement in community involvement”.  The National Assembly makes available to MNAs a handsomely-cast medal that can be bestowed for such purposes. The first D’Arcy-McGee Citizenship Medals will be announced at a public ceremony on Monday, June 22, 2015. The winners, to be recognized for a single initiative or a long-standing commitment, will be chosen by a blue-ribbon jury composed of three former D’Arcy-McGee MNAs: Dr. Victor Goldbloom, Justice Herbert Marx and Lawrence Bergman, each of whom served as Ministers during their lengthy and proud careers.

“I’m privileged to serve a riding population that consistently distinguishes itself by its community involvement, compassion and leadership,” Birnbaum noted. “We are all beneficiaries of their dedication, and I look forward to this formal opportunity to show our recognition.”  

The successful nominees will have touched and enriched the lives of riding residents and possibly, had a positive impact beyond the riding. The nominees’ dedication to community engagement will have been most substantially, but not necessarily exclusively, exercised in a volunteer capacity. All nominations must be submitted, using the form below, and signed by a riding resident or by an organization or group situated in and/or serving the riding. The nomination will include a short biography of the nominee, brief description of achievements, the names of any organizations involved/enriched by the achievements and at least one supporting letter or document that might be helpful in the selection. 

The decisions of the jury will be final. The jury reserves the right, based on the quality and quantity of the applications, to bestow one, two or three medals in any given year. Nominations will be treated as confidential. The names of individuals who are not selected in a given year can be re-submitted for consideration in future years. Every effort will be made in the selections to reflect the diversity within the riding, the contributions of women, young people and seniors. 

The deadline for submissions to the D’Arcy-McGee office (5800 Cavendish Boul., suite 403, Cote St. Luc, QC, H4W 2T5) or by e-mail, david.birnbaum.dmg@assnat.qc.ca, is Friday, May 29th, 2015 at 3 p.m. The entry form is available below.

 

For further information, please contact Elisabeth Prass, Bureau Chief at 514-488-7028: 

 

 >> Download the Application Form (PDF)

 

 

Province-wide strike and potential effects on Côte Saint-Luc

As many of you are aware the Quebec government has proposed Bill 3 to reform municipal pension plans. The labour unions across Quebec have opposed this bill and urged their members to take part in a one-day strike on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. 

Different unions across different cities are participating in this strike and in Côte Saint-Luc our blue collar union is participating. Côte Saint-Luc management employees and those employees belonging to our professional and white collar unions will be at work as usual that day.

All Côte Saint-Luc municipal buildings will remain open and most programs will continue, except for minor hockey programs and ice rentals at the arena, which have been rescheduled or cancelled. In addition, the Public Works Yard will be closed and there will be no Bulky Waste Wednesday collection. In the event unforeseen events require us to cancel other programs or close facilities we will post all updates on our website. Please visit CoteSaintLuc.org for announcements.

We hope that public employees engaging in any strike action will conduct themselves in a respectful manner in full compliance with the law. Should this not be the case the City of Côte Saint-Luc will take all measures necessary to ensure that our services continue as normally and safely as possible so that our residents see as little disruption as possible. We also note that residents may expect to see blue collar union members from Côte Saint-Luc or other cities in front of our buildings. We encourage residents not to interact with the protesters and to simply walk into buildings as you normally would. If alternative accesses are available to the main doors we encourage you to use them. 

While we have every intention of maintaining business as usual you will understand that as this is a province-wide strike related to a provincial law and some things may arise which may be out of the control of the city.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

 

Deliberate Apertures and Accidental Enclosures— a new art exhibit at the Library’s Art Gallery in Côte Saint-Luc

Abstract paintings of Montreal-based visual artist Antonietta Grassi will be on display at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library Art Gallery from November 27 to January 25. 

Grassi will discuss her exhibit, called Deliberate Apertures and Accidental Enclosures, with the public during the Meet the Artist event on Thursday, November 27 at 7 pm. This event is free of charge. Light refreshments will be served.

Grassi says her exhibit features a questioning of both our physical and mental surroundings. This idea is reinforced in her following statement. ”My current series of paintings operates at the conjunction of abstraction and representation, furthering my ongoing investigations into the instabilities of compositional structure and architectural form as metaphors for psychological states, such as instability and loss,“ Grassi writes in her artist’s statement.

Grassi is a professional artist and professor in the Visual Arts Department at Dawson College in Montreal. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University and a Master’s of Fine Arts from l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Her work can be found in public and private collections, including the Musée du Québec. She has been the recipient of several grants and awards, including from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions across Canada and Europe and has participated in notable shows on contemporary abstract painting. 

Her current artworks can be viewed at www.antoniettagrassi.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 statutory holidays. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit csllibrary.org.

 

For more information, call 514-485-6900 ext. 4205 or dbelanger@cotesaintluc.org

 

 

The collection of bulky waste will be cancelled on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

The collection of bulky waste will be cancelled on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Also the Public Works Yard will be closed on that day.We apologize for the inconvenience.




Council meeting: Monday, November 17, 2014

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, November 17, 2014 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, November 17, 2014

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Special Council Meeting

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:54 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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Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

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