April 29, 2017
April 24, 2017
From April 24 through April 30, Canadian Pacific CP will conduct rail safety blitzes in communities across their network – from Montreal to Vancouver – with participation from police agencies and schools to educate motorists, pedestrians and the general public about staying safe.
“When people use railway property or tracks as walking paths, they are risking their lives,” said Laird Pitz, CP’s Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. “Rail safety requires vigilance 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. We are asking everyone to consider their own safety around railroad property. The impact of an incident can have tragic consequences for all concerned, including family, friends and community.”
CP is proud to be the safest railway in North America, with the fewest reportable train accidents per million train miles among all Class 1 railroads for 11 years straight.
While we are pleased that crossing incidents declined in Canada last year, a sharp rise in trespassing incidents means we must continue to do more. Tragically, 46 pedestrians and 19 drivers lost their lives in these preventable incidents. This is in comparison to 31 pedestrian and 14 driver lives in 2015.
CP believes that one incident is too many. That is why they are working tirelessly, along with their community partners, to promote safety in and around railway property throughout Canada.
Cote Saint-Luc is surrounded by CP Rail yards and tracks. CSL Mayor Mitchell Brownstein, Councillor Glenn J. Nashen and the entire City Council remind our residents to stay safe, to keep out of the rail yards and off of their tracks. Report any damaged or missing fences along railway property. Most importantly, take the opportunity to remind children of the extreme danger in ignoring these vital safety tips.
· Did you know this week marks Canada’s Rail Safety Week? Remember to Look and Listen to Live!
· This week we’re joining @CanadianPacific and all Canadian railways in reminding people to make smart decisions around tracks and trains
· Scary stats: In 2016, 46 pedestrians and 19 drivers tragically lost their lives in preventable rail incidents
· Always practice situational awareness around tracks and trains to keep yourself safe
· This Rail Safety Week, choose the safe route to school or work and stick to it. Don’t let a shortcut cut your life short
· If you use railway property or tracks as walking paths, you risk your life. Always use designated paths and crossings
· This Rail Safety Week, speak to your children about dangers at level crossings and railway property
For more social media content, visit Operation Lifesaver’s website at www.oplifesaver.ca
April 23, 2017
From April 23 to 29, 2017, the City of Côte Saint-Luc joins communities across Canada in celebrating the county’s 12.7 million volunteers during National Volunteer Week.
“Côte Saint-Luc is home is to more than 530 active volunteers,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “This includes our first responders at EMS, our vCOP patrollers, sports coaches and officials, actors and production staff of our Dramatic Society, and the many people who donate their time at the Côte Saint-Luc Library and the Parks and Recreation Department. Thank you to everyone who gives up their time to enrich the lives of people in Côte Saint-Luc.”
In 2016, Côte Saint-Luc distributed 15 awards to its Volunteers of the Year. See the list and video at CoteSaintLuc.org/VolunteerAwards2016.
Côte Saint-Luc has proclaimed April 23 to 29 as National Volunteer Week in the city.
March 31, 2017
City mourns loss of former Councillor Harold GreensponThe City of Côte Saint-Luc has lowered the flags in front of the city hall in tribute to former Councillor Harold Greenspon, who passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017.
Councillor Greenspon served from 1975 to 2001.
“I have sent on behalf of the city, condolences to his wife Malvina, his children Neil and Donna and their families,” said Mayor Mitchell Brownstein. “Harold was the dean of the council. As a young councillor, I could always ask for his advice.”
The city has previously honoured Councillor Greenspon through the naming of its auditorium and city park.
“Harold was a mentor and a Mentch. He coached us, as young councillors in our early mandates. He gave wise advice on matters of finance, urban planning and governance. Harold always had a good sense of what was good for the community, for our residents,” said Councillor Glenn J. Nashen. “Harold would always call when he wanted support for his district and did a great job of convincing us to see things from his perspective. And he was usually right. His years on council were a great benefit to the city. His departure is surely a loss. He will be missed but his legacy, and his name. carries on.”
The funeral takes place Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 12pm at Paperman & Sons.The Shiva takes place on Sunday, April 2 to Friday, April 7 (from 1pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm daily) at 5850 Marc Chagall Ave.
Décès de l’ancien conseiller Harold Greenspon
La Ville de Côte Saint-Luc a mis les drapeaux devant l’hôtel de ville en berne en guise de témoignage à l’ancien conseiller Harold Greenspon, qui est décédé le jeudi 30 mars 2017.
Harold Greenspon fut conseiller de 1975 à 2001.
« Au nom de la ville, j’ai transmis mes condoléances à sa femme Malvina, et ses enfants Neil et Donna ainsi qu’à leurs familles, a fait savoir le maire Mitchell Brownstein. Harold était l’aîné du conseil. Et, comme jeune conseiller, je lui ai souvent demandé conseil. »
La ville a rendu hommage au conseiller Greenspon en nommant, il y a quelques années, son auditorium et un parc en son honneur.
« Harold était un mentor et un Mentch. Il nous a coaché, les jeunes conseillers, dans nos premiers mandats. Il a donné des conseils judicieux en matière de finances, de la planification urbaine et la gouvernance. Harold avait toujours un bon sens de ce qui était bon pour la communauté, pour nos résidents « , a déclaré le conseiller Glenn J. Nashen. « Harold nous a appelé au téléphone quand il a voulu le soutien pour son district et a fait un excellent travail de nous convaincre de voir les choses de son point de vue. Il était généralement correcte. Ses années au sein du conseil ont été un grand avantage pour la ville. Son départ est sûrement une perte. Il nous manquera, mais son héritage, et son nom. poursuivra « .
Les funérailles auront lieu le dimanche 2 avril 2017 à 12 h à Paperman & Sons. La shiva aura lieu du dimanche 2 avril au vendredi 7 avril 2017 (tous les jours, entre 13 h à 16 h et de 19 h à 21 h) au 5850 av. Marc Chagall.
Pour plus d’information : http://www.paperman.com/en/funerals/2017-4-2-Harold-Greenspon
March 28, 2017
March 1, 2017
Potholes are back across the island of Montreal. Here’s information on why they are formed, the procedure of the City of Côte Saint-Luc in filling them, and how much it costs.
Côte Saint-Luc is responsible for all roads on our territory. However, the City of Montreal is responsible for the south side of Côte Saint-Luc Rd. from Décarie Blvd. to a few blocks east of Westminster Rd. Motorists who spot potholes on that side can call 3-1-1 to speak to a Montreal information agent.
How potholes are formed
Potholes are a result of the freeze/thaw cycle, which deteriorate road surfaces. If water seeps into crevices of the road and then freezes, sections of the pavement are forced up. Then the weight of vehicles travelling over the section of road breaks the pavement and the asphalt is forced out. That’s why potholes are more frequent in the spring or even during the winter right after a period with a sudden rise and decrease in temperature.
How we identify potholes
City employees who are frequently on the road from Public Works, Public Security, and volunteers from vCOP and EMS are on the lookout for potholes and report them to the Public Works office. Residents can help by calling the Public Works office at 514-485-6868 or using the SeeClickFix app on a smartphone to notify the city of a pothole.
How we fill potholes
There are two types of asphalt used to fill potholes, cold mix and hot mix. They are used at different times of the year. Cold mix asphalt contains an additive that prevents it from hardening and makes it more granular. Hot mix asphalt doesn’t bind to frozen surfaces, which is why it shouldn’t be used in winter. Cold mix asphalt, however, is a temporary solution. Once the weather gets warmer, we have to re-fill the potholes, but this time with hot mix asphalt, which is a more permanent solution.
From May to November, we have a crew that is dedicated to minor asphalt repair and potholes. During the rest of the year, we have crews to fill potholes as needed.
When we receive a call from a resident or employee about a pothole, a crew is sent out to fill it. Most potholes take just a few minutes to fill.
It costs about $2.60 of hot-mix or cold-mix to fill the average pothole. Of course, this doesn’t include the labour cost or cost to operate and maintain the equipment used. One team of two employees and equipment will cost about $800 each day to fill 15 potholes. Therefore, an average pothole costs Côte Saint-Luc about $50.
February 28, 2017
Following the fluctuating temperature over the past two weeks, Côte Saint-Luc crews have filled 50 potholes in 3 days, including 10 on its side of Côte Saint-Luc Rd.
“The milder weather has caused potholes to form and I directed our Public Works Department to prioritize filling them as quickly as possible,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “In particular, our crews have been very quick to fill potholes on our major streets, including the westbound portion Côte Saint-Luc Rd. I’ve received many complaints about the eastbound side, but unfortunately that’s part of the City of Montreal. We’ve asked Montreal to prioritize their part of Côte Saint-Luc Rd.”
Pothole repairs done in winter are temporary because cities must use cold mix asphalt. In the spring, potholes are filled with hot mix asphalt, which is a more permanent solution.
City employees who are frequently on the road from Public Works, Public Security, and volunteers from vCOP and EMS are on the lookout for potholes in Côte Saint-Luc and report them to the Public Works office. Residents can help by calling the Public Works office at 514-485-6868 or using the SeeClickFix app on a smartphone to notify the city of a pothole.