December Council Highlights

December 7, 2023

Presentation of the draft by-law establishing property tax rates and rates for various services for 2024

Council presents the draft by-law to establish the property tax rates and the rates for various municipal services for the year 2024.

The Council has approved the tabling of the draft by-law, and formal adoption will take place at an extraordinary meeting scheduled for December 19, 2023. It is at this meeting that the tax rate for 2024 will be known, as the Council has not yet taken a decision.


Notice of reservation for lots of interest for the CSSPO

The Council approved mandating RPGL to acquire the lots of interest for the Centre de services scolaires des Portages-de-l'Outaouais (CSSPO). This resolution guarantees that the lots in question will be reserved for the Municipality.


Tax to finance 911 emergency centers

The Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation du Québec has asked local municipalities to amend their by-laws for the imposition of the municipal tax for 9-1-1.

For this reason, the Council must adopt the by-law by which it imposes the change in the rate of this tax to $0.52 per month on telephone service customers, effective January 1, 2024.


Modifications to the Master Plan to reduce and control heat islands on the territory

The Sustainable and Planning Development Department is proposing amendments to the Master Plan to reduce and control heat islands on the territory. The aim is to comply with provincial government requirements.

The Council approved the draft by-law.


Modification to dog license sales and renewal service

Council approved redirecting the entire dog license sales and renewal service to the SPCA de l'Outaouais. Starting in 2024, residents will be required to purchase or renew licenses either in person at the SPCA offices or online on their website.

Replacement tags will continue to be available at the Town Hall reception desk for $2.


Meredith Centre request for financial support

The Meredith Centre applied to the Recreation Department for financial support of $3,000 for their Halloween community event, held October 27 to 29, 2023.

The Council approved the request.


Mandate to obtain a market appraisal for a community lot

Council agreed to mandate a certified appraiser to obtain an independent market appraisal for the vacant lot owned by Développement Ruisseau Chelsea Inc. The purpose of this exercise is to acquire the lot for community use, either to relocate the municipal library or for other projects such as affordable housing.


Changes to the frequency of residual materials collection

Amendments to the by-law concerning the frequency of residual materials collection have been officially adopted by Council. The main changes are as follows:

  • Addition of two garbage collections in April;
  • Addition of two compost collections in October;
  • Bulky items and metal bulky items will be collected once a month.

The change will take effect on January 1st, 2024. Details and the next collection schedule will be posted shortly on the residual materials Web page of the municipal Website.


Consult the full agenda of the meeting here.

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