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Montreal police alert: Preventing thefts of cash or bank drafts

The following alert was provided by the SPVM Police Station 9 (514-280-0409).

 


 

Public alert: Preventing thefts of cash or bank drafts

Montreal, September 27, 2013 – The Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) is asking you to be alert when leaving banks, currency exchange establishments or stores after withdrawing money or having bank drafts made. 

A group made up of three to four perpetrators in your neighbourhood has been watching and observing the comings and goings of customers at these locations. They follow the victims to their vehicles. One of the perpetrators distracts the victim, while another steals the victim’s handbag or briefcase. 

The perpetrator usually approaches the victims once they have unlocked their car door and placed their personal belongings inside the vehicle. The perpetrator generally tells the victim: “You dropped some money on the ground,” “Your coat or overcoat is stained,” “Could you tell me how to get to the nearest hospital?” The perpetrator’s accomplices then take advantage of the victims’ distraction in order to steal their money.

In some instances, the perpetrators puncture one of the victim’s car tires while he or she is making a withdrawal. The victim then has to stop a few blocks away, which is when the perpetrators offer to help and then steal the victim’s money.

Here are some tips to prevent you from becoming a victim of this type of theft: 

  • Keep a close eye on your surroundings when you are withdrawing money from an ATM to make sure that you are not being watched by someone or followed when you leave.
  • Beware of strangers approaching you.
  • Get into the habit of unlocking your car door only on the driver’s side to prevent any perpetrators from opening other car doors.
  • If you get a flat tire, call a tow-truck company.
  • Call 911 immediately if you are the victim of theft or witnessed such an incident. OR
  • Go to the nearest police station to report the incident you were a victim of.
  • Don’t forget to report your stolen bank, ID or credit cards to the appropriate issuers.
  • If you have any information to report, you can also provide it anonymously and confidentially to Info-Crime Montreal at 514 393-1133.

Council meeting: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Council Meeting

Special Council Meeting

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 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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Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

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Ballroom dancing championship coming to Côte Saint-Luc

For the third consecutive year, the Canadian Amateur Open Dancesport Championships will be at the Côte Saint-Luc Gymnasium (7500 Mackle Rd.) on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 1 pm to 11 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 $45 for people age 16 and older or $30 for people 15 and younger and can be purchased at www.dansesportquebec.com or at the door. 

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.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, please visit www.dansesportquebec.com or call 514-418-TANGo (8264).

 

 

Peer-to-Peer Reading Program at the Côte Saint-Luc Library

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library Children’s Department is offering a program called Peer-to-Peer Reading Buddies. 

This school year, teen volunteers will be available to read with elementary school children, helping to improve their confidence and comfort with the written word. 

Reading pairs meet regularly one-on-one. Teens listen to their younger buddy read, offering guidance and support as needed along the way. Reading buddies programs have the capacity not only to boost the confidence of both child and teen, but also to improve the reading of those who are falling behind. A U.S. Department of Education study showed improved classroom performance, behaviour, and an increased appreciation of reading in struggling or reluctant readers. 

Our volunteers are passionate about helping their younger peers become confident readers. This bilingual program blends mentoring and literacy so that both teens and young readers benefit from the experience; confidence and motivation come naturally from this positive peer relationship.

Matches are made based on the availability of our teen volunteers. To sign up for the program or to become a teen reading buddy, please contact the Children’s Department at -514-485-6900, ext. 4111 or visit www.csllibrary.org.

Award-winning author Nancy Richer will speak as part of Côte Saint-Luc Reads

Author Nancy Richler will be at the library on Thursday, October 17 at 7 pm to discuss her latest novel The Imposter Bride, this year’s selection for Côte Saint-Luc Reads: One City, One Book. 

First launched in 2008, this community-wide reading initiative was created to promote a love for books in the city. 

The Imposter Bride focuses on an enigmatic woman who arrives in post-war Montreal to marry a man she has never met. It is immediately clear that she is not who she claims to be but her attempt to live out her life as Lily Azerov shatters and she disappears, leaving a new husband and baby daughter, and a host of unanswered questions. It is left to the daughter she abandoned to find the answers to these questions as she searches for the mother she may never really know. Set in Montreal and periodically in Côte Saint-Luc, Richler’s novel will entice readers with her beautiful prose and a haunting plot that goes back and forth in time. 

Nancy Richler’s first novel, Throwaway Angels, was published in 1996 and was shortlisted for the 1997 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel. Her second novel, Your Mouth Is Lovely, won the 2003 Canadian Jewish Book Award for fiction and Italy’s 2004 Adei-Wizo Prize. It has been translated into seven languages. The Imposter Bride has been shortlisted for the Giller Prize in 2012. Born in Montreal, Nancy Richler now lives in Vancouver.  

Refreshments will be served prior to the event starting at 6:30 pm. Select musicians from the Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra will play light classical music at the reception. This event is free of charge.

A lecture, Diamonds: From the Elusive Rough to the Sparkling Gem given by the founder of the Montreal School of Gemmology, Odile Civitello will take place on Thursday, October 10 at 7 pm. The topic of diamonds is prevalent throughout Richler’s The Imposter Bride. Tickets for this event are $3 in advance and $5 the day of the event.  

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

Côte Saint-Luc crime prevention volunteer patrollers add layer of security for residents

The city is looking for new Volunteer Citizens on Patrol recruits and will be holding an information session on Tuesday, October 8 at 7pm 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/en/vcop. There is a one-time membership fee of $75 to defray the costs of uniforms and accessories.

Volunteer Citizens on Patrol (vCOP) members have contributed the equivalent of more than four years of 24/7 patrols, providing Côte Saint-Luc residents with another layer of security.

Since its inception in July 2006, vCOP volunteers have worked alongside public security, police, fire and EMS services to add to Cote Saint-Luc's substantial safety initiatives and have logged in more than 36,000 hours. 

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, work with the fire department going door to door in providing smoke detector safety checks and assist with residents at major fires and other large incidents.

“Our vCOP patrollers have made an enormous contribution to the safety of our city,” said Councillor Glenn J. Nashen, the council member responsible for public safety. “We can always rely on vCOP to provide assistance, be it for planned events or in an emergency situation. They are an invaluable resource to Côte Saint-Luc,” said Nashen, who created the group seven years ago.

Volunteers are required to make a minimum commitment of six hours per month. 

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.

Since its inception in July 2006, vCOP volunteers have spent patrolled more than 200,000km of city roads, which is the equivalent of circulating the length of the equator five times. 

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/en/vcop.

Auditions for CSL Dramatic Society on Sept. 23 and 24 from 5pm to 10pm

The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society will be holding auditions on Monday, September 23 and Tuesday, September 24 for the winter production, Bedtime Stories: A Comedy by Norm Foster.  Auditions will be held in the Auditorium or Council Chamber of City Hall (5801 Cavendish Blvd) from 5pm to 10pm on both days.  

To reserve an audition appointment and indicate which hour would be most convenient for you, email csldramaticsociety@gmail.com.

Information about the CSLDS: The Côte Saint Luc Dramatic Society is a community theatre initiative that the city began in the late spring of 2011. We pull together actors of all ages, writers, and musicians interested in producing works of theatre in an inclusive environment.

Information about the commitment: The Production will rehearse two times per week in the Harold Greenspon Auditorium on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.  The production will go up on January 30th and run through February 2nd with 5 performances.  All participants will pay a membership fee of $100 and agree to fundraise through Ticket and Advertisement sales. 

Looking forward to another stellar production!

Anisa Cameron, Director, Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society

 

About the Audition Process:
There will be sides at the audition for you to cold read from. 

About Bedtime Stories
Six different scenes which all feature a bed as their primary focus. A shock radio jock pays a couple five thousand dollars to make love on the air. A woman visits a dying man she feels she hurt years ago. Two men rob a house and discover a shocking secret. An aging rock star is confronted by a groupie. An accident-prone stripper meets with her no-nonsense boss. A woman leaving her husband lectures the movers on the proper way to treat a lady.

 

Characters

Eddie “Nighthawk”Nichols  - A Shock Radio Disc Jockey

Lou and Betsy Ballantyne - A middle-aged married couple 

Derek Baumgarden - A man who is chronically ill

Susan Upchurch - A woman from Derek’s past

Nick - A Thief

Davey - Middle-aged, a hired hand

Melody Ballantyne - A teenaged groupie

Tommy Quick - An aging rock legend

Charlie - The owner of an exotic dance club

Sandy - An accident-prone exotic dancer

Laura Nichols - Eddie’s wife

Steve - A mover

Jerry  - A mover

Yolanda - A woman of interest

 

Special Council Meeting: September 23 at 7pm

Council Meeting

Special Council Meeting

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 7 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

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


Council agenda

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Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

Op-ed in National Post explains CSL opposition of Charter of Quebec Values proposal

Mayor Anthony Housefather published an op-ed in the National Post of September 16, 2013 arguing against the Charter of Quebec Values.

>> Read the op-ed.

Côte Saint-Luc app allows people to report and track neighbourhood issues

Côte Saint-Luc, September 16, 2013 – The City of Côte Saint-Luc is the first municipality in Quebec to launch SeeClickFix, a website and mobile app that allows anyone to flag a problem in their city on a map.

“We are giving residents a way to report issues and then to be notified as soon as we have fixed the problem,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “Everything is public and anyone can monitor what issues have been posted and how many we have closed. This application allows us to monitor to ensure we fix problems fast and to the satisfaction of our residents.”

Boston was one of the first cities in the world to build this kind of app in late 2009. Other cities have forgone a large capital investment and instead pay a yearly fee to use the software, such as Toronto, Chicago, Houston, Washington D.C., and now Côte Saint-Luc. When users report an issue, they can choose to get updates by e-mail when the city has reviewed it, and fixed it. Anyone can monitor the issue, view the updates, make a comment, and vote to show they agree the issue posted should be fixed. This helps the city see what issues residents are most interested in.

Côte Saint-Luc did a soft launch of SeeClickFix in late July with staff and city councillors posting neighbourhood issues. Over the next few weeks, residents will learn about the service through social media, the city’s e-mail newsletter and outdoor billboards.

“From an operations point-of-view, SeeClickFix helps because it gives our Public Works foreman a more-or-less exact location of the issue, and a photo--if the person included one,” said Councillor Steven Erdelyi, who is responsible for Public Works issues. “For instance, if someone posted a photo of graffiti in a park, the foreman could dispatch the cleaning crew to take care of it right away instead of driving to the location to confirm it following a complaint by telephone.”

Users can report issues at SeeClickFix.com or using the free app available for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone and BlackBerry smart-phones. Users can search “SeeClickFix” to download the app from the app stores, or else visit CoteSaintLuc.org/SeeClickFix for the links.

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Media contact: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org.

 

EMSB announcement about Wallenberg Academy open house

The English Montreal School Board released information today about the open house at Wallenberg Academy (5785 Parkhaven Ave.) on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 7 pm.

You can read about it here:
http://www.emsb.qc.ca/emsb_en/media_en/onepressrelease.asp?id=1345

Mayors from the Association of Suburban Municipalities Unanimously Oppose Charter of Quebec Values

September 11, 2013 -- The mayors of the 15 demerged municipalities on the island of Montreal unanimously oppose the Charter of Quebec Values proposed by the Marois government.

This plan reveals a conscious denial of the multicultural reality of Montreal and will only lead to division and exclusion. The plan threatens the rights and freedoms guaranteed in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.

The Association of Suburban Municipalities (ASM) suggests that the Marois government focus instead on pressing problems such as Quebec’s spiralling debt, crumbling infrastructure, and stagnating economy. 

The ASM represents 15 municipalities on the Island of Montreal, with an approximate population of 242 600 citizens. These municipalities are Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Côte-Saint-Luc, Pointe-Claire, Kirkland, Westmount, Beaconsfield, Town of Mount Royal, Dorval, Hampstead, Montreal West, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Baie-D’Urfé, Montreal East, Senneville and Dorval Island.

 

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Contact: Bruce St-Louis 514-989-5273

Annual vernissage at the Creative Social Center on Clanranald Ave.

PRESS RELEASE                                                               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Côte Saint-Luc, September 10, 2013 – The Creative Social Center will host its annual vernissage and sale on Sunday, October 6 from noon to 4:30 pm and  Monday, October 7, from noon to 3 pm at 5237 Clanranald Ave.

Works from 30 artists will be on display including traditional, contemporary and abstract styles. Works range in price from $50 to $300 and some paintings are already framed. Sculptures, jewelry and blank cards will also be on sale. 

Located on the second floor of the Congregation Chevra Kadisha B’nai Jacob – Beith Hazikaron, the Creative Social Center is affiliated with Côte Saint-Luc. Many of the group’s 175 members reside in Côte Saint-Luc. The Creative Social Center was founded by Helen Knight on November 28, 1982.

In addition to painting classes, the Creative Social Centre also organizes aerobics, jewelry making, computer classes, drawing, folk dancing, and sculpture workshops. The courses are open to members and non-members. Membership costs $30 per year. 

For more information, call 514-488-0907 between 10 am and 3 pm, e-mail cscmtl@gmail.com or visit www.cscmtl.com.

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Media contact: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org.

 

                

 

 

Council meeting: Monday, September 9, 2013

Council Meeting

Council meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, September 9, 2013 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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Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

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Registration for aquatics programs

Registration begins on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 6 pm to 8 pm at 7500 Mackle Rd. for Côte Saint-Luc residents registering for fitness, arts and sports programs.

Residents of Hampstead and Montreal West can register starting August 26 during office hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm). Other non-residents can register as of August 26.

>> Download the program guide (PDF)

Candlelight concert will feature voice and classical guitar in Côte Saint-Luc

Côte Saint-Luc, August 9, 2013 – On Thursday, August 15 at 7 pm Dr. Yi-Lan Niu and Dr. Christopher Cramer will perform a free concert at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Library. 

On the program will be pieces by Georg Friedrich Händel, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Isaac Albéniz.  

Dr. Yi-Lan Niu is an accomplished soprano. She received her Master’s degree in voice from the Eastman School of Music and her doctoral degree in vocal performance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships including the Joyce and William Wartmann Scholarship and the UW-Madison Opera Props Award.

Classical guitarist Dr. Christopher Cramer began his music studies at the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc, where he won a number of awards including the UW-Manitowoc County Fine Arts Award in the Area of Music. Dr. Cramer earned both his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in music performance under the direction of renowned guitarist Javier Calderón.  

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

 

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For more information, contact: Danielle Bélanger, 514-485-6900 ext. 4205 or dbelanger@cotesaintluc.org.

 

 

 

Council meeting: Monday, August 12, 2013

Council Meeting

Council meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, August 12, 2013 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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Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

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Members of council

Côte Saint-Luc swimmers shine at Maccabiah Games: Mayor Housefather wins seven medals

Anthony Housefather with medals at Maccabiah Games 2013Côte Saint-Luc, August 6, 2013 – Five swimmers from the Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic Club competed at the Maccabiah Games held Israel in late July and early August. 

Mayor Anthony Housefather won seven medals for Canada in the masters division and David Hartal and Mikoh Benrimoh also each won two medals in the junior division. Alexandra Obrand and Robbie Laxer were also on the Canadian team and just missed the podium. Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic Director Martin Levine coached the Canadian swim team.

“I was very pleased with my times and was honoured to represent my country,” said Mayor Housefather, who missed a gold medal by four tenths of a second in the 400 metre freestyle.

Mayor Housefather won silver medals in the open water swim, the 100 metre butterfly, the 400 metre freestyle, the 50 metre backstroke and the medley relay. He won a bronze in the 200 metre freestyle, and the freestyle relay. Hartal and Benrimoh both won two bronze medals in the freestyle and medley relays and Hartal just missed a bronze medal in the 100 freestyle.

“I was a competitive swimmer in my teens,” said Mayor Housefather. “At a certain point I burned out and switched to water polo and then other sports but I decided to get back into competitive swimming when we launched our Côte Saint-Luc Sharks outdoor swimming team in 2009 and built the Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre in 2011. My goal has always been to build an aquatic culture in Cote Saint-Luc similar to what existed on the West Island when I was growing up and the rapid growth of our youth swim team and masters teams leads me to believe we will have a majority of the Maccabiah swim team coming from our club four years from now.”

The Maccabiah Games is an international Jewish athletic event, held in Israel every four years. The first Maccabiah Games were in 1932. The 2013 competition had 9,000 athletes from more than 70 countries competing in more than 30 athletic events. Canada sent a delegation of approximately 600 competitors and officials.

“Anthony is an inspiration to those adults who lead busy lives,” said Councillor Mitchell Brownstein, the council member responsible for parks and recreation issues. “In addition to his job as General Counsel of a multinational computer company, being mayor of the city, and defending the rights of bilingual municipalities, Anthony finds time for high-level athletic competition. It takes a lot of discipline and commitment to train every day the way he does.”

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Media contact: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org.

District 4 Advisory Meeting on August 15, 2013

District 4 Advisory Meeting with Councillor Steven Erdelyi

Thursday, August 15, 7 pm

Le Waldorf Residence

7400 Côte Saint-Luc Road

 

Please join us and feel free to raise any issue related to the City. It is an open discussion. Topics to be discussed include:

  • What’s new in District 4 and Côte Saint-Luc
  • Proposed renovations at Richard Schwartz Park
  • Côte Saint-Luc Grown, an urban agriculture initiative

Special Guest: Sarah Topey-Arns, Manager, Community & Staff Development

For more information and to confirm your attendance please contact Steven Erdelyi or Tammy McEwen at City Hall at 514-485-6945 or by e-mail at serdelyi@cotesaintluc.org

District 4 encompasses the south-west corner of Côte Saint-Luc bordered by Westluke Ave. (to the west), Magnolia Rd and Westover Rd. (to the south), Small Rd. and Tyme Rd. (to the east) and Baily Rd. (to the north).

District 4

 

 

 

Kildare between Westminster and Hudson closed to traffic on Tuesday July 23

Kildare between Westminster and Hudson closed to traffic (except for buses) on Tuesday July 23 between 9 am and 4 pm for aqueduct repairs. Motorist will be asked to follow detours signs. 

Côte Saint-Luc inspects 137 fences around properties with private pools

Côte Saint-Luc, July 19, 2013 – The City of Côte Saint-Luc completed its annual inspection of the fences surrounding 137 properties with private pools earlier this month. 

“I have been swimming my whole life and love pools,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “But like anything else, pools can be dangerous for infants and children, which is why we have local and provincial rules about fences near backyard pools. We want to do everything in our power to reduce the risks for our residents.”

Côte Saint-Luc Public Security visited properties with pools over the last month to ensure that the fence surrounding the property is between six to eight feet high, and that there is a gate with a self-closing and self-locking device out of the reach of children and capable of keeping the door closed. Owners of any property found to be non-conforming are given 48 hours to take corrective measures. By-law 2217 states that residential properties with pools must have a fence.

“Côte Saint-Luc has a long record to preventative safety,” said Councillor Glenn J. Nashen, the council member responsible for public safety. “By checking the exterior fences near pools, we are helping spot potentially dangerous situations and also raising the level of awareness about safety issues. Be sure that you have all the required safety and rescue devices and consider installing a pool alarms to protect against sudden intrusion by humans or animals. But most important, the best protection is never to leave an infant, toddler or child unattended and never to leave the back door from the house to a pool unsecured.”

For more information about the rules governing private pools, visit www.cotesaintluc.org/BylawGuide.

 

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Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org

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Stay cool during the heat wave

High heat temperatures are not letting up. Remember to drink to stay hydrated and try to catch a break from the heat. Our air conditioned library (5851 Cavendish Blvd.) is open until 10 pm every day.

You can also visit one of splash pads located in one of these parks : 

  • Rembrandt Park (Kildare / Rembrandt)
  • Richard Schwartz Park (Smart / Côte Saint-Luc Rd.)
  • Fyon Park (Clover / Sunrise)
  • Yitzhak Rabin Park (Kildare / Hudson)
  • Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park (Mackle / Einstein)

Special council meeting: July 15, 2013

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 7:30 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

Council agenda

Council agenda


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

City of Côte Saint-Luc Council Chamber

The City of Côte Saint-Luc allows both residents and non-residents to ask questions at its council meetings, however when there are a large number of questioners residents are given preference. When someone is called upon to ask a question, he or she must address the question to the mayor.

A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No statement may be made prior to the follow up question.

Following the first question period and the remainder of the agenda of the council meeting, there is a second question period. Attendees can only ask questions about items on the agenda that evening.

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Council meeting: Monday, July 8, 2013

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, June 8, 2013 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.



Council agenda

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How to ask a question at the city council meeting

City of Côte Saint-Luc Council Chamber

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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Wrong date in Suburban article about about Hydro Quebec meeting

The June 12, 2013 edition of The Suburban stated on page 6 that the Hydro-Québec smart meter event would be on June 19. In fact, this event already took place on June 12 at the library café.

 

Mayor Housefather and Councillor Cohen with the new Hydro-Québec smart meters

Information meeting about Hydro Québec next-generation meters

The City of Côte Saint-Luc invites its residents to come and meet with Hydro-Québec representatives in order to learn more about next-generation meters.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Eco-Café
Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Library
5851 Cavendish, Côte Saint-Luc

From 4 pm to 8 pm, Côte Saint-Luc residents will have the opportunity to learn more about next-generation meter technology and operation at an information stand set up by Hydro-Québec.

 

For more information: www.hydroquebec.com/residential/customer-services/next-generation-meters

Trees for just $25 until June 15 at the Eco Quatier

Until June 15, 2013, you can buy trees of 1.5 to 2 meters (5 to 6 feet) at an Eco Quartier location. It's part of an effort across the island to plant 1,000 trees in June. Each tree costs $25.

You can choose from six types of trees: red oak, red maple, butternut, basswood, hackberry, or Saskatoon tree. First come, first served.

 

Éco-quartier Côte-des-Neiges

6767 Côte-des-Neiges Rd., suite 591

Telephone: 514-738-7848

Email: info@socenv.ca

 

Éco-quartier Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

6575 Somerled

Telephone: 514-486-2727

Email: ecoquartier@gmail.com

Mayor receives Diamond Jubilee Medal

Côte Saint-Luc, June 11, 2013 – Mayor Anthony Housefather of the City of Côte Saint-Luc was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service to the community. 

“Although there are thousands who have received this award across Canada in the past year, our mayor merits this award more than most,” said Councillor Dida Berku, who presented the award on June 5 during a reception for Côte Saint-Luc volunteers at the Aquatic and Community Centre. “He is a multi-talented individual who has proven himself from young age.”

Councillor Berku highlighted his career including being the youngest councillor elected on the island in 1994, helping lead the demerger campaign in 2005, and serving two terms as mayor of Côte Saint-Luc.

“In particular I must mention the leadership he showed in the construction of this great Aquatic and Community Centre, which was built on time and within budget and which now offers a first-class facility for our residents,” said Councillor Berku, who also received a Diamond Jubilee Medal last year in recognition of her community service and her initiatives in helping preserve the natural environment. “For as well as being a very accomplished athlete and champion swimmer, Anthony is recognized as a top lawyer in his field.”

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne. The medal is intended to honour individuals who have given selflessly in service of their communities. During the year of celebrations, 60,000 deserving Canadians will be recognized. Mayor Housefather was nominated for the award by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

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Media contact: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org

Green Patrollers visiting homes this summer

Green PatrolCôte Saint-Luc, June 11, 2013 – Homes, businesses, and institutions may receive a visit over the next eight weeks from a member of the Green Patrol, an island-wide program to provide information about ecological issues.

The Green Patrol agent will not ask to enter the home. She or he will be wearing a green t-shirt and have proper identification.

“Côte Saint-Luc once again will benefit from the services of the Green Patrol, an educational service offered by the Eco Quartier and the Agglomeration of Montreal,” said Mayor Anthony Housefather. “The goal is to give people information so they can choose to incorporate more ecological behaviours in their daily lives.”

The Green Patrollers will also set up kiosks at municipal buildings, schools, apartment buildings, and townhouse developments. They will also be at special events, such as Canada Day.

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

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Media contact: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org.

 

Council meeting: Monday, June 10, 2013

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.



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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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