Highlights of the August 22 Council meeting

August 24, 2023

Awarding of a contract for the development of the intersection of Voie Verte Chelsea and route 105

The Council adopted a resolution confirming the awarding of a contract to the firm Équinoxe JMP, in the net amount of $324,053.42, for the development work at the intersection of the Voie Verte Chelsea and route 105. This work is part of the 2023 Three-Year Capital Expenditure Plan (PTI).


Speed limit modification on a section of Route 105 at Chelsea Montessori School

Council adopted the draft by-law to modify the speed limit on a section of Route 105 at the Chelsea Montessori School.

The speed limit will be reduced from 50 km/h to 30 km/h from Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., from August 15 to June 30 of each year.

The new speed limit will be officially adopted at the Council meeting of September 5, 2023.


Authorization for additional work on chemin de la Rivière

During an inspection by the company responsible for carrying out the work on chemin de la Rivière, it was assessed that a cross culvert needed to be replaced due to its deteriorated condition. 

For this reason, Council authorized the additional expenditure.


Financial support for the Festival du violon des Collines de la Gatineau

The Council accepted a request for $3,000 in financial support from the Festival du violon des Collines de la Gatineau.

The financial support is intended to help with the organization and staging of the festival, which will take place in Chelsea in October 2023. The festival showcases local artists and attracts visitors from far and wide.


Financial support for the Tour des Artistes dans leur milieu

The Tour des ateliers des Artistes dans leur milieu is an annual arts tour that has been running for over 30 years. The tour takes place in Chelsea and Wakefield and showcases the work and talents of local artists and artisans.

To help them promote the event and raise their profile, the Council accepted their request for financial support in the amount of $2,000.

This year's event will take place on September 23, 24, 30 and October 1.


Designation of additional persons to enact fire safety standards


The purpose of the by-law to enact fire safety standards on the territory of the Municipality of Chelsea is to provide a framework of rules and provisions for the protection of persons and property against fires of all kinds.

At present, the Fire Chief or his representative can only order an offender to remedy conditions that do not comply with the by-law, not enforce it.

For this reason, the Council has approved that the following persons may enforce the by-law and take penal action against any person who does not comply with it:

  • Fire Chief;
  • Operations Chiefs;
  • Captains;
  • Lieutenants;
  • Director of Legal Services and Clerk's Office;
  • Assistant General Manager.

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