The mayor chaired the meeting with all councillors present. There were about 13 citizens in attendance.
Administration – Police services will cost TBL $1,818,000 this year.
Agreements and contracts – The cost of overseeing the reconstruction of Mill and Fairmount Roads will be $44,638. The town will participate in group purchases with the Union des municipalités for sodium chloride, tires, collective group insurance, risk management and liability insurance at substantial savings to the town.
Legislation and bylaws – Adoption of first draft of zoning bylaw 596-9 to allow duplex style (jumelé) housing in certain areas. A public consultation meeting is scheduled for May 23.
Land use and Environment – More permits were issued this year than at the same time last year for a total value of $5M. Council granted all six requests for architectural changes. Two requests for minor derogations notably one for the reconstruction of a patio within the shoreline protection zone were postponed.
Adoption of the special bylaw to allow the construction of Knowlton Brewery with some changes as per comments received at the public consultation meeting on the project.
Leisure, Culture and Community Life – Council authorized financial assistance to: Échec au crime, $480; Duckfest, $20,000; Canada Day, $9,000; Theatre Lac-Brome, $150. for the season launch; Nos Weekends Knowlton, loan of equipment; Brome Lake Optimist Club, $1,000 for lobster supper.
The Brome Lake Firefighters Association is authorized to set up at Knowlton and Lakeside Roads for a fundraiser on Sat. May 19.
The Yamaska Literacy Council will hold its annual Ball Tournament in Lions Park on September 8.
Duckfest will be held in Coldbrook Park on September 22-23.
The mayor had kind words for the hard work of Elisabeth Dupéré, chairman of the special committee that has planned and will over- see the MADA program (Municipalité Amie des Aînés).
Economy and Tourism – Council voted a $15,000 grant to the Pettes Library for a feasibility study on the new redevelopment that will be set up behind the library as part of the revitalization of Knowlton.
Varia – TBL’s contribution to the Office Municipal d’Habitation is $13,034 in 2018. TBL accepted a gift of land on Victoria to col- lect rain water. The facility will be built with the reconstruction of Victoria.
Next meeting: Monday, June 4 at 7 p.m. at CLB
Faubourg Lac-Brome gets MRC approval
At its last public meeting, on May 15, the Brome-Missisquoi MRC council approved a motion tabled by the mayor of Dunham and seconded by the mayor of West Bolton to grant a certificate of conformity to the SCAOPI bylaw to allow the Faubourg Lac-Brome. MRC Clerk Me Alexandra Pagé told Tempo that the motion was passed unanimously and did not require a vote from the mayors of the MRC.
The project must now receive a certificate of authorization from the Department of the Environment before going ahead.