Micheline Croteau

The mayor, all councillors and some 15 citizens were present.

Preliminaries – Regarding the recent death of Richard Price, the mayor pointed out his contribution to the community as the councillor for the Foster district from 1987 to 1991. He also stated that the current meeting would not make any decision about Tiffany Beach.

Filing of the 2017 financial report – Treasurer Caroline Cusson reviewed details of this report already featured on the internet site.

Noted was a surplus of $1,059,000.

Question period – A citizen asked that a parking space for people with reduced mobility be set up next to the new Brome Lake Books location. This request will be forwarded to the provincial Public Works Department.

A citizen representing the owners of the boat-launch ramp off Mountain street, asked when the damages caused by runoff would be dealt with. Work cannot be undertaken in the shore strip until authorizations are received.

Human Resources – The full-time employment of Maria Cordaro as Tourism co-ordinator has been confirmed.

Legislation – Notice of motion given regarding the increase to $1,000,000 of the working capital.

Adoption of the second version of a bylaw authorizing the construction of semidetached houses in some sectors. A public consultation had been held on May 23.

Land and environment management – Approval of applications for exterior modifications and minor derogations.

The SCAOPI for the operation of a microbrewery on Knowlton road (currently occupied by Plomberie Réal Bessette) has been adopted.

Request for a certificate of authorization regarding shoreline work at the foot of Mountain street (the launch ramp) was authorized.

Public safety – Purchase offer of $120,000 for the site of the future fire station at 12-30 Elm.

Request filed with the MTQ to install a pedestrian crosswalk at 360 Knowlton road (near St. Edouard School).

Recreation, culture, tourism and community life – Financial support of $500 for the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club; $600 for the Brome Lake Concert Ensemble.

Authorization by the Council for Canada Day activities at the Lions Park on June 30 from 1:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. In case of rain, events to be held July 1st.

Authorization by the Council for weekly boat races on Brome Lake organized by the Brome Lake BoatClub.

Council backs the subsidy application by the Club de la Bonne Humeur to the New Horizons programme.

Next meetings: July 3 and August 6 at 7 p.m. at CLB

Translation: Jean-Claude Lefebvre