Lachute council awarded a contract for $1,915,157.30 on June 21 to Uniroc construction for road work on chemin Laurin.

Mayor Carl Péloquin said paving and culvert replacement work is being done in an area that flooded in 2019 and is being done to prevent future floods.

Neighbourhood renovations

On June 21, Lachute council adopted the receipt of a project to continue a neighbourhood beautification effort.

The town will borrow $138,000 from the Québec department of municipal affairs and housing’s Rénovation Québec program and spend up to $263,000 to renovate and repair housing in unspecified neighbourhoods.

Rénovation Québec is a program available to municipalities wanting to make minor repairs and improvements to properties in need of sprucing up where owners and occupants are not able to cover the costs.

Supporting Québec suppliers

On June 21, Lachute council also adopted a regulation complying with recent provincial policy directives that require municipal governments to prioritize purchases from suppliers based in Québec. Other municipalities across the MRC d’Argenteuil, and the MRC council have been adopting similar regulations recently.