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Mayor's Highlights for April 2015

May 5, 2015

At the beginning of every Borough Council regular sitting, Mr. Dimitrios (Jim) Beis, Borough Mayor, presents monthly highlights of the borough activities. Below is the Mayor's Highlights for the month of April 2015.

Prayer will no longer be performed at the beginning of the Borough Council meetings
Following Canada's Supreme Court ruling in the case opposing a citizen, the Mouvement laïc québécois and the City of Saguenay regarding the prayer at the city council meetings, the Borough Council has decided to stop performing the prayer at the beginning of Borough Council sittings. 

Regular Borough Council sitting at the East Community Centre
In order to promote citizen participation, the next Borough Council regular sitting will be held on Monday, June 1, 2015, at 7 p.m. at the East Community Centre, located at 9665, boulevard Gouin Ouest.

Revitalisation of the marina area
Mr. Dimitrios (Jim) Beis, Borough Mayor, is proud to announce the revitalization of the marina sector. The redevelopment of the park, located at the north end of rue Rose, will be done in celebration of the 375th anniversary of Montréal. The project will include a marina for non-motorized boats, a boat ramp, water games and beach games area such as volleyball, trails, an exercise area, picnic areas and a fishing pier. A service building will be housing a meeting room and basic food services. The project cost of $3.1 million will be funded in part through a financial contribution from the Ville de Montréal that will inject $1 million in this project.

Civil Security Week
This week marks the Civil Security Week. On May 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., come and meet members of the Montréal Fire Department, the Civil Protection Center and the Red Cross, to learn more about the 72h emergency kit and how to get ready in case of major disasters. Every attendee will be eligible for a chance to win a Red-Cross 72h-emergency kit! For more information, visit the Borough's website or the following website: ville.montreal.qc.ca/csc.

Life in Pierrefonds-Roxboro municipal magazine
The distribution of May issue of the Life in Pierrefonds-Roxboro municipal magazine will be completed this week. Remember that you can always consult the electronic version available on the borough's website.

A tree for my neighbourhood
Ville de Montréal, Soverdi and Regroupement des éco-quartiers (REQ) are inviting Montréalers to take part in the "A tree for my neighbourhood campaign" by planting trees in order to promote urban biodiversity and increase the tree cover of their neighborhood. Until June 5, citizens might reserve one or many trees at the reduced price of $25 each on the REQ's website: eco-quartiers.org or by contacting éco-quartier Pierrefonds-Roxboro.

The Mayor's Walk
Mr. Dimitrios (Jim) Beis, Borough Mayor, and Member of the Executive Committee, responsible for procurement, sports and recreation and communities of diverse origins is please to invite residents to cross the borough by foot on Sunday, May 24, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more details and to register, please visit the borough's website or consult the municipal magazine.

Relais rivière du Tour de la Route bleue
The Borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro is pleased to invite you to discover rivière des Prairies and its banks onboard of a rabaska or a kayak canoe on Saturday, June 13, 2015. This activity is open to the general public of all levels. To participate, you must register online no later than May 22, 2015, at 5 p.m. at the following address: routebleue.com.

Green waste collection
Green waste collection will begin on May 6, 2015. The only accepted containers are paper bags and reusable rigid containers. Plastic bags will not be picked-up.

Collection of branches as part of the Emerald Ash Borer control plan
Do not put branches of deciduous trees (maple, ash, oak, poplar, etc.) and evergreen branches whose length exceeds 1 meter or diameter exceeds 5 cm in the green waste or garbage container. These branches will be picked-up separately, free of charge, by the borough.

No need to call 311. Borough teams will drive through the whole territory to carry out a systematic collection. Please note that this free service will be offered until Friday, October 30, 2015 inclusively.

An online tool is being developed in order to allow you to follow the itinerary of the collection trucks throughout the borough's territory.

Ecological Gardening Day
The borough, in partnership with the Éco-quartier Pierrefonds-Roxboro and the Société d'horticulture et d'écologie de Pierrefonds (SHEP) will hold its Ecological gardening day on Saturday, May 23, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or while quantities last) in the parking lot of the Borough Hall, located at 13665, boulevard de Pierrefonds.

During the day, you will be able to acquire free compost, woodchips and plants (perennials, annuals, herbs and vegetables). Kids will receive a strawberry plant.

Buy a compost bin at a low cost
In order to encourage you to get started with home composting, the borough invites you to buy a compost bin at the reduced price of $30. To buy a compost bin, please fill out the compost bins order form figuring at page 24 of the municipal magazine. The deadline to order a compost bin is Friday, June 5. The compost bins will be distributed on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the Pierrefonds Cultural Centre, located at 13850, boulevard Gouin Ouest, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A French information session will be held at 6:30 p.m. and an English one will follow at 7:30 p.m.