October Council Highlights

October 6, 2023

Here are the highlights of the October 3 Council meeting. You can consult the full agenda at any time by clicking here.


Modifications to by-laws concerning the establishment of committees

Changes and additions have been made to the by-laws of the various municipal committees to update their composition, authority, duties and rules of internal management.


Three-year contract awarded to Cocoriko for the citizen consultation platform

The Council awarded Cocoriko the contract for the citizen consultation platform for a three-year period in the amount of $27,938.93. This contract represents a saving of 40%.  Created in Chelsea, this platform is essential to democratic life, as it enables citizen consultations on various subjects.


Grant application for the implementation of a car-sharing program in Chelsea

Council has agreed to join the grant application submitted by the Conseil régional de l'environnement et du développement durable de l'Outaouais for a car-sharing pilot project involving hybrid and/or electric cars. The application is being made under the Fédération canadienne des municipalités' Fonds Municipal Vert program.

The project would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by making a fleet of self-service vehicles available to residents and municipal employees.


Adoption of privacy and confidentiality policies

Following the adoption of Bill 25 in Quebec, it is mandatory for the Municipality to adopt policies for the protection of personal information. For this reason, the Council has adopted a:

  • Policy - Governance framework for the protection of personal information
  • Confidentiality Policy

Both policies can be found on this Web page.


Adoption of the Chelsea 2040 Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan has been officially adopted by Council. Anchored in a vision towards 2040, the three-year plan will guide the decisions of the municipal organization and Council in the years to come.  A public presentation was held last June.

In order to enable residents to familiarize themselves with the plan, it will be available via a microsite, which will be online in the near future.


Compensation project for wetlands bordering Autoroute 5

The Municipality submitted a compensation project to the Ministère des Transports et de la Mobilité durable in 2015, for the enhancement of a complex of wetlands and beaver ponds located between Autoroute 5 and Chemin Musie and Chemin du Roc Ouest. A financial contribution of up to $49,450.00 has been granted by the Ministry for the project.

Council authorized the signing of an agreement for the transfer of funds between the Municipality of Chelsea and the Ministry.


Concordance and short-term resolution for a loan in the amount of $7,496,000.00

The Council approved new financing in the amount of $7,496,000, including the renewal of a $2,355,000 loan expiring on October 16, 2023.  The difference of $5,141,000 will be used to pay for various works (e.g., repairs to Chemin de la Rivière) and vehicle purchases during 2023.


Second phase of Chelsea Creek development approved

Council has approved the second phase of development in the Chelsea Creek residential area. This phase includes residential projects featuring multi-family dwellings, townhouses, single-family semi-detached residences and single- and multi-family dwellings. This phase will also offer affordable housing to meet the needs of all Chelsea residents.

Consult the presentation that was given at the Council meeting.


Changes to collection frequency and treatment of residual materials

Amendments to the by-law concerning the frequency of residual materials collection were presented to Council. The main changes are as follows:

  • Garbage will be collected every two weeks, year-round.
  • Bulky goods and metal bulky goods will be collected once a month.

The change will come into effect on January 1, 2024. Details will be posted shortly on the residual materials Web page.


Authorization for additional work and indexation of contract for rehabilitation work on Chemin de la Rivière

The Council authorized additional expenditure for unplanned crushing and blasting work to replace a culvert.

The Council authorized indexation of 4.8% of the balance of the contract to the company responsible for the work completed and to be completed in 2023.


Policy governing relations between elected officials and municipal employees

Council has adopted a policy to govern interactions and communications between Council members and municipal employees.


Support to MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais in its request for equitable treatment from the Minister of Public Security

The Council supports the MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais in its request for equitable and recurring funding for the municipal police service. This would create equity between MRC member municipalities and those served by the Sûreté du Québec.


Transfer of buildings to school service centers by municipalities

Following the adoption of Bill 40 in Quebec, the Council is asking the government to review its approach to municipalities obliged to assume significant costs for the transfer of buildings required for the construction or expansion of schools or school service centers on their territory.


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