Gatineau council report
Council approves mega housing project on Aylmer Road, only two vote against
During the March 15 city council meeting, all members wore a ribbon with the colours of the Ukrainian flag. Councillor for the Tourraine district, Tiffany-Lee Norris Parent, proposed that Gatineau must support the Ukrainian people and welcome any refugees who settle in Gatineau. Her proposal was supported by Mayor France Bélisle. Gatineau is flying the Ukrainian Flag in front of the City Hall.
“The Quebec government has announced their plan to welcome Ukrainian refugees. Gatineau is the second immigration pole in Quebec, after Montreal,” says Mayor Bélisle. “We will do anything we can to support and welcome refugees who may settle in Gatineau.”
The council authorized an expenditure and borrowing of $25,274,000 to carry out various types of work on the roads this year. This was included for 2022 in the Investment Plan. Additionally, the council approved $51,400,000 to carry out road work between 2022 and 2025 included in the 2022-2026 Investment Plan.
In line with the Executive Committee’s recommendation, the council approved the expenditure and borrowing $34,075,000 to carry out various projects such as rehabilitation of water and sewer systems, works of art, redevelopment of boulevards and other infrastructure work, as well as professional fees planned for the completion of the work included in the Investment Plan for 2022.
The council also approved the borrowing and expenditure of $6,087,000 to fund the purchase of vehicles and equipment for the public works, the fire safety services and other services included for 2022 in the Investment Plan.
$1,130,000 was approved by the council to realize various words in municipal afin d'effectuer divers travaux de réfection dans certains bâtiments
municipaux prévu à l’année 2022 du Plan d’investissements
Committees and mandates
The council renewed Jean-Luc Bourdages’ mandate as citizen member in the Commission sur les Transports, les Déplacements Durables et la Sécurité. His mandate started on January 1, 2022 and ends December 31, 2023.
Marie-France Laviolette has been appointed Assistant Director in human ressources, with the title of representative of the employer in the Comité de retraite des cadres de la Ville de Gatineau. Laviolette will be replacing Julie Cardinal. Council appointed Mayor Bélisle as representative of the City of Gatineau on the administrative council for the Table Éducation Outaouais.
—-Construction projects approved in Aylmer
The council approved the construction of a new road and two new residential housing projects in the Village Ferme Ferris in the Lucerne district of Aylmer. The work is being done by Bena Construction. The project will include two integrated residential projects, totalling 24 and 72 units located between 9 and 93 and 10 and 38, rue de la Buse. The approved work is part of phase 7J of the project.
The council also approved the construction of a three-level building that will house the library and municipal administrative offices. Located at 115, rue Principale, the building will replace the demolished Places des Pionniers building.
Gatineau plans to sell lots 3,972,889 and 3,972,908, located in the Lucerne district, to owners of an adjacent lot, 3474313 Canada Inc. The lots, with a combined total area of 8,469.9 m², will be sold at $60,000, plus applicable taxes. The lots are recognized as surplus and cannot be developed as they are. The buyers have signed a document where they promise to buy the lots.
Photo: Screenshot of the March 15 city council meeting
Caption: Mayor Bélisle at the beginning of the meeting, addressing citizens and the council. (SD)