July From Town Minutes:
Mayor Richard Burcombe chaired the meeting with all councillors attending and an audience of nine people.
Questions – Deposit of formal legal notice related to the Airbnb on Montagne Street. There had been complaints from neighbours about noise.
Administration – The town agrees to participate in an inter- municipal agreement on Civil Security. Renewal until 2023 of the intermunicipal agreement on recreation services with the town of Cowansville. The agreement cost the town $49,500 last year for skating, hockey and swimming. It will increase each year by the cost of inflation.
Four new employees have been hired: Chantal Normandin as coordinator for communication and promotion of Recreation, Tourism and Community Life; Julie Laurin as administrative assistant for the same service on a part-time basis; Christophe Savoie, as Municipal inspector for the land and environment management service and Corey Massey-Ford is hired as journeyman for Parks and infrastructure for Public Works. This brings to 42 the total number of permanent town employees.
Adoption of borrowing bylaws totaling $585,210 for project re-financing, and new financing in the amount of $2,276,790 for projects that have already taken place.
Land and Environment Management – New members of the Consultative Committee on Urbanism (CCU) are: Jan Franssen, Knowlton-Victoria; Richard Drouin, Knowlton-Lakeside.
Recreation, Tourism, Culture and Community Life – Council voted a grant of $1,200 to Maison Au Diapason. Use of public domain: Sept. 29, road closure for the bicycle race Le 100 à B7; Oct. 6, Cancer Walk to fight Women’s cancers; Dec. 14, la Guignolée at Knowlton and Lakeside Roads.
The mayor chaired the meeting with all councillors present. There were about 30 citizens in attendance.
Questions – Hommage to Peter Wade and Marc Decelles for their contribution to the preservation of Brome Lake.
What is the situation concerning new doctors at the medical clinic? The mayor says there are talks with the Ministry of Health to attract new doctors to practice here.
The town requires the closure of an Airbnb on Montagne Street before December. A new bylaw will be adopted to that effect.
On the Inverness Golf course, the mayor says there are no new developments.
Administration – Council signed a service agreement with Tour du Lac Brome for $10,000/yr. for three years.
Leisure, Culture, Tourism and Community Life – A sum of $1,200 is voted for The Holy Trinity Church; $1,810 for Wellness and $500 for the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club.
Requests for public domain use: Club Optimiste on Sept. 21, 315 Knowlton Rd (KDC); Canard et gourmandise, September 20- 21-22 Coldbrook Park.
Next meeting: Tues. Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. at CLB.