Driving CSL forward with EVs

Leave a comment

 

Watch and share: I’ve advocated for the city to purchase its first Electric Vehicle and truck. I am pushing for the adoption of more EVs in CSL to reduce our dependence on fuel and to reduce pollution and noise. I am so convinced that I got one myself!

CSL Public Works took delivery of its first electric vehicle, a Kia Soul, in November 2016 (Photo: Bebe Newman)

Regarder et partager: J’ai plaidé pour que la ville achète son premier véhicule électrique et camion. Je préconise l’adoption de plus de véhicules électriques dans CSL afin de réduire notre dépendance au carburant et de réduire la pollution et le bruit. Je suis tellement convaincu que j’en ai acheté une moi-même!

Polaris electric vehicle makes demo debut at CSL Public Works in November 2016

 

I visited the ZENN (Zero Emission No Noise) Auto manufacturer in St. Jerome in Oct. 2008 and took this early model electric for a spin around the test track

 

My brand new 2017 Chevy Volt Electric Vehicle

Advertisements

CSL: A digital city | En ligne à CSL

Leave a comment

Cote Saint-Luc’s digital presence is getting better and better. I’d like to see Council meetings streamed live, track waste collection trucks and snow removal crews in real time. Our emergency notification system is a success. Please watch and share.

La présence numérique de Cote Saint-Luc s’améliore. J’aimerais voir les réunions du Conseil diffusées en direct, de suivre les camions de collecte des déchets et les équipes de déneigement en temps réel. Notre système de notification d’urgence est un succès. S’il vous plaît regarder et partager.

City purchases two stream receptacles

Leave a comment

 

In an attempt to provide City residents with the opportunity to sort their waste on the streets, twostream waste receptacles have been purchased to replace some old, tired and one stream cans that are around the City.
“We are hoping to clean up the streets and direct the right waste into the right bins. We received many requests for street recycling bins, as our residents like to run/walk/bike and then get thirsty and have nowhere to throw their bottles,” said Public Works director Bebe Newman.

City Council authorized the purchase of 120 receptacles, partially paid out of a provincial grant, that were installed at almost all bus stops throughout the City and at several other locations on main streets, at certain parks and public spaces (bordering the street).

“We have had strong and positive reaction from the public,” said Newman.

Council approved  the purchase of an additional 50 receptacles for the City at a recent public council meeting.

City to plant 200 trees

Leave a comment

A 200 year old Bur Oak at the corner of Wavell and Melling. It is possibly the oldest of its kind on the island.

Public Works is trying to meet our annual tree planting goal of 200 trees a year, contributing to the reforestation of our community (and the canopy that had been previously compromised by the Ash Borer Disease).

To date during 2017, we have planted approximately 70 trees.

Last week City Council approved a contract that will enable us to plant up to 100 more trees throughout the City, specifically at the front lawns of residents. Residents have received official letters that the trees will be planted and were encouraged to choose the variety available. Although these residents
have been waiting for their trees for a couple of years, they were happy to know that we would be planting this fall.

This work will be done by the contractor, Les Terrassements Multi-Paysages Inc. for $56,000. while the City employees will be planting other trees in public spaces.

Cavendish underpass southbound re-opens September 15

Leave a comment

 

After more than two months of orange barrels blocking the construction zone at the Cavendish underpass a little relief is hours away as the city gets ready to reopen all lanes and the walkway in the southbound direction.

This is the first major renovation to the underpass structure since it was built over 50 years ago, when Cavendish was actually known as King George Boulevard. More than $2.7 million was spent in upgrading this critical infrastructure, much of it through provincial grants.

 

 

Work will continue on the northbound lanes and will completed soon. Thanks to the presence of a flagman the traffic flow has been improved in the construction zone with few delays reported. Safety has been increased as well.

Pedestrian safety was a major priority and I would like to thank our incredible volunteers from vCOP – Citizens on Patrol – for heeding my call to be present at Fleet and Cavendish during the morning rush hour and afternoons when school children are on their way home.

New walkway gets finishing touches for re-opening this week at the Cavendish underpass

Kildare-Shalom intersection made safer

2 Comments

Kildare – Shalom intersection made safer for motorists and pedestrians

The beautiful flowers on the median of Kildare Road were so spectacular this summer that some motorists had trouble keeping their eyes on the road. Indeed, the heavy rainfalls this season made the vegetation and floral arrangements grow much more than in an average season and blocked the view for motorists trying to negotiate the intersection at Kildare and Shalom.

Less flowers right at the corner mean easier view across the road at Kildare and Shalom

Thanks to our dedicated managers and crews at Public Works  a few changes were made last week to help with visibility – and obstructions – at the intersection.

First, the vegetation was removed from the corner approximately 15 feet east and west of the intersection.

Easier to say across the street. Kildare at Shalom.

Second, the soil was removed and concrete was poured to create a pad where pedestrians could safely stand and wait to cross.

Third, a sign will be installed advising drivers to slow down.

We will also place the radar trailer at this intersection to sensitize drivers of their speed.

Next year we will plant shorter species of flowers allowing for increased visibility at the intersection.

We are also looking into painting a crosswalk as a visible means to slow traffic.

“Flowers have always been planted along Kildare year after year and this year they look exceptionally great,” said Public Works manager John Monteiro.

I thank John and his staff for this excellent service. Several residents approached me about the problem of obscured line of sight trying to drive through this intersection. I contacted John and he quickly resolved the problem and made the entire area safer for motorists and pedestrians. I’m very appreciative of a job well done and a safer Cote Saint-Luc.

Report non-urgent issues on Voila!

Leave a comment

Signaler un problème non urgent

NEW REPORTING TOOL: On August 31, 2017, Côte Saint-Luc will no longer be using the SeeClickFix tool. All open files will still be reviewed and hopefully solved to your satisfaction. But we won’t be able to update you using SeeClickFix.

We’re now using Voilà! Signalement. As with SeeClickFix, you’ll get a confirmation by email from Voilà! Signalement, including a confirmation code, which you can use if you call Public Works later on.

 

Report non-urgent issues in your city

Voilà! Signalement is an app to report street lighting, potholes, graffitis to your city and repair them. The Voilà! app and website allows you to report non-urgent issues in your city. Residents can now actively participate in problem resolution in their neighborhood.

The power of Voilà! is in the users! The more users report the same issue, the earlier the city will be made aware of the issue to prioritize the work order and fix it.

 

Website  App

 

Introduction to Voilà!

Voila video

 

How to create an account – walkthrough

 

How to add a new issue – walkthrough

 

How to add an issue using the website

 

Download and install the app

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play
Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch & iPad.
iOS 6.0 or later.
WIFI or 3G network connection required.
Requirements:
Android 3.2 or higher.
WIFI or 3G network connection required.

 

Older Entries