Municipal LifeA word from the mayor
At the November meeting, the municipal council announced that the site chosen to build the future fire station in Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot will be the land opposite Carrefour Notre-Dame at the intersection of Don-Quichotte and Saint-Joseph Boulevards. Of the three sites considered, this one provides optimal fire safety coverage for our territory, significantly reducing response times in those areas farther away from the current station. This site also has the advantage that the city already owns the land, which avoids any delays and acquisition costs and limits administrative issues.
We have also announced the intention of Ville de Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot not to renew the Fire Safety Agreement with Ville L’Île-Perrot, which expires in September 2021. By making this announcement well in advance of the expiry of the agreement, we want to clearly demonstrate the seriousness of NDIP’s intent and our determination to ensure that all residents of Notre-Dame have optimal coverage for fire safety and first responder intervention.
However, we have also indicated that our intention is not to create an independent fire service in NDIP. As we have long said, we want to work collaboratively with our neighbours to establish a common service with one or more partners to better serve everyone’s needs. This collaboration could take the form of a shared service, service plan or contracts between municipalities.
In closing, we are dedicating a lot of energy these days to preparing the next budget. As is the case every year, this is a complex exercise, and we must set our priorities within our fiscal framework. Budget 2020 will be presented at a special meeting on Tuesday, December 17. We look forward to seeing you there.