The mayor chaired the meeting with all councillors present, except Louise Morin. Ten people were in the audience.

Questions – A resident requested that a solar-powered pedestrian crossing be installed in front of the CIBC branch and Uniprix on Knowlton Road.

Human Resources – Nathalie Michaud, a risk prevention officer, has left her employment earlier than planned. Martin Lussier will be hired as Coordinator of Recreation, Culture and Community Life.

Legislation, Notice of Motion – Notice of Motion of a by-law to authorize an expense and borrowing of $350,000 to fund a grant from MAMOT (Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy) to install a water treatment facility to serve the isolated West Brome sector sewer system.

Recreation, Culture, Tourism and Community Life – Council granted financial aid of $130,000 to Pettes Memorial Library; $20,000 to Brome Lake Theatre; $10,000 to the Brome-Missisquoi Medical Clinic; $4,000 to Tour des Arts; $1,050 to the Ruiter Valley Land Trust; $4,000 to the Brome-Missisquoi Chamber of Commerce.

The town tabled a request to provide financial assistance of $3,000 to Pacte Brome-Missisquoi to support its initiative to attract young families.

Varia – Council has notified the CARKE Foundation that the town will accept its gift of a recreational water-jet that should be fully operational by early summer.
The town supports the expansion of the Estrie Administrative Region to include the MRCs of Brome-Missisquoi and Haute- Yamaska, an initiative proposed by Minister François Bonnardel.

Next meeting: March 4, 7 p.m. Centre Lac-Brome

Translation: Tam Davis