Municipal LifeA word from the mayor
On October 1, we consulted residents on the future of the old Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde gym located near city hall and Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal church. For many, this building, which I affectionately call the plastic gym, has been site of various experiences and still awakens many wonderful memories. To keep the connection with the past, we decided to retain a portion of the original building and to add a new, modern, forward-looking section. Following the presentation of the plans to renovate the gymnasium and to redevelop adjacent grounds, residents were asked to comment on the future uses of this magnificent site. The proposals were varied and inspiring. Very promising! I would like to thank everyone who attended the evening. This consultation was a key step in our project to revitalize the heritage site with the invaluable collaboration of the Fondation du patrimoine Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal and the Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal parish council.
Fall has clearly moved into our beautiful region, and with fall comes leaf collection. This year, we have found a local solution to manage fall leaf collection. Unlike previous years, the leaves will remain in Notre-Dame thanks to an agreement with Quinn Farm. For us, this is a greener solution as it will result in a significant reduction in greenhouse gases resulting from the transportation of leaves. This solution is also very cost effective as collection will be handled by city staff. Three collections were originally planned; a fourth was added on October 12 at the request of many residents. On behalf of Council, I would like to thank the owners of Quinn Farm for agreeing to receive and compost the leaves collected from our fall green waste collections. Residents should also remember that leaves must be placed in paper bags or reusable containers. No plastic bags will be collected. Leaves are also a free source of fertilizer for your lawn. Consider recycling your leaves on site!