Elected representatives of Saint-Laurent's Borough reunited on the July 3 for the monthly the borough council. At the meeting, politicians presented the projects to come at Saint-Laurent.
An excavation at the Robert Bélanger's house, done as part of a project to restore this historic building, have revealed that the site has a potential archaeological discoveries. To protect and enhance this site, the municipal borough council has decided to launch a bid to retain the services of an archaeologist. A celebratory event should be held in August in partnership with the city-center.
LED lighting on the boulevard Alexis-Nihon and Toupin
Elected officials have awarded a $902,685,47contract to Électricité Pierre Marchand. This amount will be used in a pilot project of LED lighting on the Alexis-Nihon boulevard and on Toupin Boulevard. This is conducted in partnership with the City of Montreal who invested $ 526,097. Mayor Alan DeSousa welcomed the project, which should provide greater safety for pedestrians and allow the district to make long-term savings.
How many trees in the Saint-Laurent?
In order to properly conduct its tree planting projects, the district has awarded $730 118.40 to CIMA + to do the inventory of trees in Saint-Laurent. "This is an important step in implementing and managing our urban forest, with the efforts that are deployed to plant trees, it will give us the tools to take good decisions," said Mayor DeSousa
Electric cars in Saint-Laurent
The Borough Council commissioned Développement économique Saint-Laurent to negotiate an agreement with Hydro-Quebec, to implement charging stations for electric car. Sophie Mainville, coordonnatrice en développement durable, will negotiate for Saint-Laurent. . Paul Lanctôt, chef des communications at the district, said that she has been chosen for her expertise.
Good news for children and their families
The Borough Council will grant municipal funding of $ 80 000 to the organisation Au Coeur de l'enfance rt support the construction of a Maison de lEnfance at Saint-Laurent. This home will offer, among other services, social pediatrics and be used as a family center. The construction started in 2011 and should be over by fall 2012.
"We are all very happy to have a Maison de l'Enfance at Saint-Laurent, it satisfies a need for social services in the community," said Mayor DeSousa.