Letter to the editor 1, Jan. 26, 2017

Landslide issues

Dear Editor,

Nice to see Notre Dame de l’Île Perrot about to get their landslide issue resolved (Your Local Journal, January 19, page 12) while we here in Chaline Valley continue to twist in the wind waiting for something to be done. Our problem has been known since 2002 and even earlier. See timeline a few postings down in landslide section of the blog. (Google St. Lazare Truth Serum). A local media outlet was going to tell the whole despicable story about this back in 2011 when I first heard about it and passed on all the details but didn't, due to a threat of legal action. Can you imagine this?

A nine-page letter of service stipulating the risks associated with the landslide zone area in Chaline Valley created last April 26, 2016, by transport Quebec and given to the town on November 14, 2016, has not been made public to the residents. Can't possibly be good news otherwise we'd certainly know about it by now.

As a homeowner here in the slide zone section of Chaline Valley I want to know just what that report says. If I decide to sell I want to be able to pass on all info I know to a potential buyer. I do not want to hide anything and be hounded after I sell for not disclosing all potential risks.

The MRC passed a regulation number 167-20 months ago regarding landslide risks.

Why has St. Lazare not adopted it yet?

Richard Meades

St. Lazare

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