The regular monthly meeting of the Deux-Montagnes municipal council was held via tele-conference on February 11th at 7:30 pm.
Mayor Denis Martin started the meeting with an update of the significant construction happening in the Two-Mountains territory due to the REM expansion. He announced that already the Deux-Montagnes commuter train station had been demolished and the viaduct on Oka street will also be demolished in order to enlarge the railway. Also, there will be traffic disruptions from the 15th to the 28th of February 2021. The mayor was also happy to confirm that the outdoor winter activities in park Olympia continue showing the absolute need for the residents during pandemic times.
$450 were given to the Polyvalente Deux-Montagnes Excellence Gala and a resolution supporting the Coalition Santé Laurentides was passed by the council adding the voice of the MRC Deux-Montagnes to this important organization which has as its goal the modernization and enlargement of the various health centers in the area.
Also a lease to rent the Olympia Arena for a COVID-19 vaccination center was approved in order to serve the larger MRC Deux Montagnes area. This regional vaccination centre for COVID-19 is being established in collaboration with the CISSS des Laurentides and the lease will be from the 15th of February until the 31st of August 2021. The lease will be a free service and the mayor and DG will be authorized to sign it.
The city also decided to join to the recently launched campaign by the Union of Quebec Municipalities (UMQ) under the theme “Democracy with respect, out of respect for democracy”. The Union of Quebec Municipalities (UMQ) is launched a national campaign on the above theme. For the UMQ, the start of the year is a great opportunity to launch this initiative, given that 2021 will be a high point in municipal democratic life. In anticipation of the municipal election next November, the UMQ’s campaign aims to make people want to run for politics and get involved in the public sphere. For the Union, this means enhancing municipal democracy and consolidating the bond of trust which unites citizens to their democratic institutions.
A new collective agreement was also approved for the firefighter’s union of Quebec local section Deux-Montagnes. This agreement will have a 5-year value from the 1st of January 2019 to the 31st of December 2023.
In Public works, four contracts were renewed for 2021 by the council, namely the contract for the transport and disposal of household Hazardous waste, the contract for the supply of crushed stone, the contract for street sweeping and parking lots and the contract for the marking of streets and parking lots
There were no questions sent by the residents and the mayor closed the council meeting wishing everyone a happy St. Valentine’s and announcing that the next one will also be run in the same fashion up until the Quebec health services allow the municipalities to hold again in person meetings open to the public.