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Newsletter of Monday, March 29, 2021


As of March 29, 2021, the status of the sanitary sewer extension project is as follows
(rues Frontenac, Radisson, Dutchy, Duhamel, De la Paix, Des Pins, Brunet, a portion of Chemin Sainte‐Angélique, De la Sapinière, Des Plaines, De la Bouleraie, a portion of Chemin Saint‐Louis and a portion of Route de la Cité-des-Jeunes)

Preliminary studies, plans and specifications
(Sub-section 1.1 of the municipal water infrastructure program PRIMEAU)

Since the October 27, 2020 newsletter, which confirmed the promise of a financial assistance to the city to cover a portion of the preliminary studies and plans and specifications, the Town has since, and amongst other things:

  1. Signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation (MAMH) (November 12, 2020). This memorandum sets out the required professional services, among other things, the eligible work and costs, and the respective obligations of the parties.
  2. Submitted a request to the Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC) for a certificate of authorization for the work to be carried out (March 19, 2021). A 12-month delay is expected for analysis.

These steps confirm the completion of sub-component 1.1.

Project completion
(Sub-section 1.2 of the municipal water infrastructure program PRIMEAU)  

  1. The Town should proceed with a public request for tenders for the construction work in early October 2021 and open the bids in mid-November 2021.
  2. The MAMH should issue the financial commitment for the work in December 2021.
  3. An information evening for the affected property owners could therefore possibly be held in January 2022.    
  4. Provided the certificate of authorization for the work is granted by the Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC) and the borrowing by-law is approved by the MAMH, property owners could expect to see the start of construction in early May 2022 and completion in December 2022.

Questions

Should you have any questions regarding this project, please contact us by phone at 450-424-8000, extension 235 or by email at infrastructures@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca.

 

Newsletter of October 27, 2020

Sewer project - Update

As of October 27, 2020, this is the status of the Sanitary Sewer Extension Project (Frontenac, Radisson, Dutchy, Duhamel, de la Paix, des Pins, Brunet, part of Chemin Sainte‐Angélique, de la Sapinière, des Plaines, de la Bouleraie, part of Chemin Saint‐Louis and part of Route de la Cité-des-Jeunes)

Preliminary studies, plans and specifications
(Sub-section 1.1 of the Water Infrastructure Program)

On October 6, 2020, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Andrée Laforest, has confirmed the promise of a financial assistance to the city to cover part of the preliminary studies, plans and specifications whose costs are estimated at just over $483,000. The Government of Quebec will officially announce it jointly with the city at a later date.

Project realization
(Sub-section 1.2 of the Water Infrastructure Program)

On October 13, 2020, Council authorized the request for financial assistance (Resolution 10-323-20) under sub-section 1.2 for the work which is estimated at 19.4M$.

Next steps

Depending on whether or not the Town receives a favourable response to its request for financial assistance under sub-section 1.2, and depending on the amount of assistance it would be granted, if any, the City will develop various financial scenarios for residents affected by this work. How to present and exchange this information with residents will depend on the sanitary guidelines in effect when the time comes. The City’s wish however remains to meet with residents in person or virtually to discuss the project and to allow them to get all the answers to their questions.

Questions

While awaiting a favourable response, questions about this project can be addressed by phone at 450-424-8000, ext. 235 or can be emailed at infrastructures@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca. 


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Newsletter of September 10, 2020

Sewer project
Construction of a domestic sanitary sewer network
A response required for residents
(Frontenac, Radisson, Dutchy, Duhamel, des Pins, Brunet, part of Chemin Sainte-Angélique, de la Sapinière, des Plaines, de la Bouleraie, part of Chemin Saint-Louis and part of Route de la Cité-des-Jeunes)

More than 5 years have already passed since the City applied for funding under the Municipal Water Infrastructure Program (PRIMEAU) to address environmental and economic issues deemed priorities by the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation (MAMH). In November 2018, the City’s eligibility for a financial assistance of up to $4,424,000 was confirmed. Two (2) years later, the City is still waiting for the financial assistance, and residents of the affected area have been vocal about their dissatisfaction with the slow progress of the work and the various negative impacts that result. Since efforts to request support from Member of the National Assembly, Marilyne Picard, have not borne fruit, Council members wish to inform residents that they have asked the Ministry, by resolution, to confirm the promise of a financial assistance. The links to the letter sent to the MNA of Soulanges as well as the resolution sent to the ministry are included below for residents to review.
Elected officials encourage residents to express their dissatisfaction directly to the Member of the National Assembly whose contact information is provided below. The infrastructure department continues to follow the steps required to make the project a reality, and on September 8, 2020, it has authorized Shellex Infrastructure to submit the Ministry of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change the request for authorization as well as the plans relating to the work. The City will continue to inform you on the project’s progress.

Electoral division
Marilyne PICARD
Member for Soulanges
Coalition avenir Québec
607, route 201
Saint-Clet (Quebec) J0P 1S0
Telephone: 450-456-3816
Toll-free: 1-866-268-3607
Fax: 450-456-3930
Marilyne.Picard.SOUL@assnat.qc.ca

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