Highlights of the borough council meeting on Monday, March 11, 2019
March 12, 2019
The borough's Green Patrol embarks on its 12th year of activity
Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough council, at its meeting on Monday, March 11, 2019, voted a financial contribution of $6,400 to the Regroupement des éco-quartiers (REQ) for its 2019 Green Patrol project.
The sum will cover part of the salary paid to four students who will form the 2019 Green Patrol, an awareness campaign that will be active for the 12th consecutive year in the borough. This initiative, launched as part of the Sustainable Montréal Plan, is aimed at promoting public awareness of various environmental issues, including residual materials management, environmental citizenship, greening, optimal water management and the importance of the urban forest, and the importance of changing habits. The borough hopes the patrol will also contribute to the borough-wide ragweed control project.
Launch of the project to control ragweed across the borough
At the same meeting, council also requested that the city's executive committee increase the budgetary envelope for revenues and expenditures by $100,000 for the year 2019 in order to implement a ragweed control plan across all of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.
The borough in February 2019 received a non-recurrent financial contribution of $100,000 from the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux in response to a request filed in November 2018 as part of the Government of Québec's Stratégie québécoise de réduction de l'herbe à poux et des autres pollens allergènes (Québec strategy to reduce ragweed and other allergenic pollens).
This project will get started in April 2019, after a collaboration agreement is tabled between the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux and the borough, and a services agreement is concluded with an non-profit organization at the borough council meeting on April 1.