Open House at Saint-Lazare Town Hall
Doors open wide for our visitors
Saint-Lazare (QUEBEC), Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - On Saturday, September 8, the Mayor of Saint-Lazare, Robert Grimaudo, and the majority of the members of the council welcomed residents to the Open House at Town Hall.
A total of 191 visitors took the opportunity to explore the different levels of the building and have a look at the rooms that are generally not accessible to the public—mechanical and electrical rooms, the server room, the property records room and archives room, which contains over 22,000 files.
A few of our animators
|A group of cyclists riding for preventing suicide, 1 km at a time
«La prévention du suicide...1 km à la fois.»
Approximately 30 educational guided visits (45 minutes or less) were held, giving the curious a chance to discover the technical aspects of the 39,660 square-foot building, most notably the earthquake-resistant aspects, the building’s complete autonomy, which enables it to transform into an emergency centre, as well as the fire-protection systems, energy-saving lighting, aerothermal management, low-flow plumbing, the unique specifications of the roof, and its limited-access terrace, and the additional 4,165 square feet reserved for community rooms and facilities.
Express visits and future politicians
|A young visitor sitting in the Mayor's seat
for a very special photo opportunity!
Among the visitors, elected officials got to meet with cyclists riding through the region for the 15th World Suicide Prevention Day as part of the 2018 fundraising campaign for Ressource de transition Le Tournant entitled La prévention du suicide…1 km à la fois (preventing suicide, one kilometre at a time). They were entitled to an “express” version of the visit to prevent delaying their ride.
The day also gave smaller visitors a chance to sit in the Mayor’s seat for a very special photo opportunity!
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About the new Town Hall building
The new Town Hall building replaces the former building, originally constructed in 1952, which was occupied to full capacity. The latter no longer met the minimal requirements of the Construction Code of Quebec.
The maximum amount of the loan borne by taxpayers will be no more than $8,222,032. The maximum impact for the average taxpayer in 2019 and subsequent years, for a residence valued at $370,000, is $53 /year. The property tax for the construction of the new Town Hall building is included in the residual property tax in accordance with By-Law 966.