Councillor Lee Paterson presided over the council meeting in the absence of Mayor Burcombe who had COVID symptoms.
Beach & Boat Washing
The procedure will be much like it was last year for access to the beach. Residents will have parking passes and Gardaworld has been hired to take care of security as of June 23rd. The town agreed to take over the boat washing station from Renaissance Lac Brome as of the 2022 season. Maurice Marine has been given the contract for this summer.
There will be ten new benches in Lion’s Park, along the Coldbrook path, and outside Centre Lac-Brome. The First Responders will be the recipients of a new Toyota Highlander 2022 to replace vehicle 954-1.
With the addition of the new cultural policy, Isabelle Arsenault has been hired part-time as the Cultural Agent overseeing the project. Steve Russell has taken over, from Ross Clarkson, the vacant position of Fireman Preventionist. Five new first responders have completed their training.
The Inverness Golf Club was sold to Mavrik Real Estate Inc. (Immobilier Mavrik) for $7.58M. This only days before one of its directors, Mark Pathy, took off for the International Space Station.
St. Paul Condo Project
The second project motion was rejected by council which put an end to the process of changing the zoning necessary to allow the condo project to move forward. As with any landowner, the developers could submit a new project in the future.
PPCMOI – 67 rental units
A new project has been proposed for a development of seven buildings or 67 units on rue Julien, behind Garage DCS. There are several derogations included in the requested construction project: four buildings will have twelve units (only eight are permitted), three stories high (only two allowed), and over the height limit by just over two meters. Some of the building will also not be set back from the road as much as the zoning requires. The town has requested a plan for revegetation and for a public walking path to be added. A public consultation is planned.
Nautical Security Committee
The new Nautical Security & Active Corridors Committee has been created. It is made up of nine members, plus two optional when needed. There will be at least two meetings per year with one for nautical concerns and the other for the active corridors.
There are many activities that will be returning over the coming months: Sidewalk Sale (June 4-5), Tour du Lac Brome (June 17- 19), Fête nationale (June 24), Canada Day (July 1).
Next meeting: Monday May 2 at 7 p.m. Centre Lac-Brome