Remarques d’ouverture – Conseil de Ville (4 mai 2015)

Remarques d’ouverture – Conseil de Ville (4 mai 2015)

Remarques d’ouverture – Conseil de Ville (4 mai 2015)

 

Depuis notre dernière réunion, l’événement le plus marquant fut l’identification et l’embauche de notre nouveau D.G. par intérim pour une période de 5 mois, M Duncan Campbell. For those who did not attend the special meeting on April 20th where his employment was unanimously supported by Council, here are a few of his past accomplishments: Civil engineer from Carleton and MBA from U.W.O / Various engineering roles and responsibilities with Canadian National from 1974-1988 / D.G. of T.M.R. from 1989-2001 and D.G. of the city of Westmount as well as various responsibilities coordinating the 10 west-end ridings of the new City of Montreal after the merger.

Mr. Campbell will accompany us in the search for a permanent D.G. and Treasurer as well as any other positions that may be required. Après 2 semaines en selle, il serait injuste de demander à M. Campbell de vous peindre un tableau de l’état de la ville de son point de vue mais, néanmoins, je l’inviterais à vous adresser quelques mots.

On the good news front, we received $1,160M in infrastructure grants from the federal government through the Quebec government and the first of 10 Quebec grants including interest starting last June without any suggestion of penalty holdbacks as previously indicated.

Another event of note was the Open House/Portes Ouvertes from noon till 9pm on April 15th where urban planners from the MRC and our own urban planner, Nathalie Lavoie, explained the history and status of the CMM/MMC territorial development plan. Even though there is no unanimity on this subject, there is at least a much better understanding of the issues.

Depuis, le facilitateur de notre plan stratégique, Ron Laursen s’est offert à organiser des consultations avec divers citoyens afin de développer une vision à long-terme et une structure pour un plan urbain faite sur mesure pour Hudson. Les résultats de ces consultations feront également l’objet de consultations publiques au mois de juin. Le tout sera intégré à notre plan stratégique qui vous sera présenté à l’automne.
On your behalf, I attended two meetings of the MRC Board as well as a few of its Committee meetings. Additionally, the AGM of la CIT Presqu’ile and Transport Soleil took place on April 16. The NEB met with mayors of the MRC on April 20th where it would appear that there is a greater openness to public apprehensions regarding pipeline security.
Vous allez recevoir un avis par la poste concernant la distribution de nouveaux bacs verts et la collecte robotisée des déchets domestiques à compter du 1er juin. Please read that notice carefully since it precludes any garbage pickup outside of the green bins.
Question period. Reminder of the rules.