06 Oct Municipal News!
Urban Planning, filming and more at the Town Council Meeting
By: Info Suroît
For a few months now, the Town of Hudson has shared information from Town Council meetings using this platform. Due to the lingering pandemic, Council meetings will continue to be held in-camera and by videoconference. Citizens may now join the live broadcast of those meetings and participate to the question period via Zoom, access is shared on the Facebook Ville de Hudson page before each meeting. A video of each meeting is also available on Facebook.
Many items were on the Monday, October 5th agenda, including Urban Planning and new single-family constructions on Maple and Main Road. Amongst other points on the agenda and adopted by Council are a request to shoot a film from Incendo Productions (a second film shoot as many months in the Town of Hudson), a temporary modification of office hours at Town Hall as well as an administrative reorganization.
The Town’s group insurance renewal was also discussed and adopted. Modifications to the Town’s organizational structure is ongoing and should be finalized soon. Among the modifications presented, a reorganization of the water treatment department and, as a result, the awarding of a contract for the management and operation of water treatment and wastewater treatment plants, as well as the renewal of the community patrol service contract.
It should also be noted that an additional mandate was awarded to Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton (RCGT) for an in-depth evaluation of the Recreation Department and community relations.
Finally, after many years, an amendment to Loan By-Law #505 was adopted in accordance with the Ministry of municipal affairs and housing (MAMH) expectations. The final taxation basis of this loan by-law is now being realised. The Town of Hudson will finally complete this taxation file, which has been dragging on since 2014, in order to meet accounting standards.
The October 5th meeting question period gave Mayor Jamie Nicholls and Council the opportunity to answer citizens’ questions which were sent by email. Monthly meetings are recorded and broadcast on the following page: Facebook Ville de Hudson. Also, we wish to remind citizens who want to participate to the Council meeting process to send their questions in writing until 7:30 pm on the Town Council meeting day. Please submit your questions by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in the Town Hall mailbox.