The City of Deux Montagnes council meeting took place on May 6th, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. once more virtually due to the safety regulations for covid-19.
New online service
Mayor Denis Martin announced a new online service with the service d’urbanisme which will allow citizens to apply for different permits from the comfort of their homes without having to travel to the city-hall. All permit requests for tree-felling, tempos, sheds, commercial occupation certificates, demolition permits, private garages, watering permits and pools etc. will be available online. The service will be available by the end of May.
The mayor announced the repair of major streets in Deux Montagnes with high quality materials since the last time the streets were repaired was in 2002. There will be also new speed indicators in the streets to remind drivers of the speed limits for the safety of all.
Three by laws were amended and financial assistance payments were given to five recognized organizations. At the skate park in parc Olympia, a contract for the installation of a slab concrete was approved.
The “united for the climate” declaration of commitment
By a resolution adopted at the municipal council the City of Deux-Montagnes is committed to its citizens to make the fight against climate change a priority, by adhering to the Declaration of Commitment United for the Climate, initiated by the Union of Quebec Municipalities (UMQ ).
The declaration United for the Climate recalls the leading role of municipalities in the fight and adaptation to climate change. It allows municipalities to make a clear commitment to their population, to act and take concrete steps to fight and adapt to climate change.
“No one can turn a blind eye to the climate emergency. As a municipality, we have a duty to make decisions that will reduce our ecological footprint on the territory, through different spheres, such as infrastructure, our urban planning tools, mobility, to name a few. By adhering to the United for the Climate declaration of commitment, we are assuming our responsibilities and expressing our willingness to act as an example to generate measurable and positive effects on the climate today and for future generations”, declared the mayor, Denis Martin.
Here are some concrete examples of commitment taken by the city of Deux-Montagnes to fight against climate change:
Adoption of a tree policy (more strictly restricting felling)
Planting of hundreds of trees
Modifications to municipal buildings to make them less energy-intensive
Change to the refrigeration system at the arena for a more ecological system
Continue to replace municipal vehicles with electric cars
Acquisition of properties to create new green spaces
Change of infrastructure to eliminate overflows
Wooden play modules
Commitment declaration United for the Climate
The declaration of commitment United for the Climate, adopted by the UMQ stresses in particular that climate change causes global changes and that these changes require local responses (concrete measures must be taken to forward by municipal decision-makers to adapt living environments, infrastructures and services to the population). It also recalls that climate change require political commitment and for a shared response: we are all part of the problem, but we are also all part of the solution, governments, as citizens.