• John Jantak

Pincourt council meeting notes


PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK

With the first of the three proposed murals now adorning the west side of the Parc Bellevue Chalet on Avenue Monseigneur Langlois, the town is eagerly anticipating the start of its second set of murals slated to be painted next summer onto private fences along Boulevard Cardinal-Léger.

The Town of Pincourt announced it will continue to increase its recycling initiative by expanding its range of services already offered to include a separate service to collect green and organic material beginning late next year, said Mayor Yvon Cardinal at the Tuesday evening council meeting on September 12.

The neighbouring municipalities of Île-Perrot, Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot and Vaudreuil-Dorion will also participate in the program which was originally proposed by the Municipalité Régionale de Comté (MRC) de Vaudreuil-Soulanges as a positive method to reduce green waste that is usually dumped into garbage bins.

Town anticipates positive compliance

Cardinal said most of the town’s residents already use their garbage and recycling bins regularly each week and he expects a similar result when the specialized collection begins officially in October 2018. Every household will receive its own bin for organic waste and a public information campaign will begin before the program officially kicks off to inform people of the type of material that is suitable for disposal.

While some residents already have compost bins on their properties and may not need to use the service regularly, Cardinal said the program will be especially useful for residents who live in multi-unit dwellings.

Arena completion still on ice

After more than three years following a Quebec Superior Court decision that ruled in favour of the owners of the abandoned hockey arena on Pincourt Avenue near the intersection of Fifth Avenue, there’s still no indication when renovation work will begin to modify the structure into a fully-functional, year-round sports complex.

The issue was raised during question period when a resident asked council whether they had any news about the current status of the building. Cardinal replied the town so far hasn’t received any indication from the complex owners, Société d’Exploitation Sports Sherbrooke (SESS), about when they intend to proceed with the project.

The SESS was expected to begin work to upgrade the facility soon after the June 2014 court ruling and was scheduled for completion three months later in September just in time for the start of the 2014-15 hockey season. In the meantime, the city will continue to rent ice time for its hockey and skating activities at the Vaudreuil-Dorion arena.

Pincourt paints the town

With the first of the three proposed murals now adorning the west side of the Parc Bellevue Chalet on Avenue Monseigneur Langlois, the town is eagerly anticipating the start of its second set of murals slated to be painted next summer onto private fences along Boulevard Cardinal-Léger south of Fifth Avenue.

The aim of the project is to bring people together, especially kids and teens who are willing to lend their artistic talent with the aim of beautifying the town and to reflect the unique character that makes Pincourt unique, said Mayor Cardinal.

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