Grenville-sur-la-Rouge has joined municipalities across Québec in showing support for the people of Ukraine. 

At the March 8 council meeting, Mayor Tom Arnold read a motion being circulated among all Québec municipalities, which calls on Canada to do all it can to convince Russia to abandon its war of aggression against Ukraine. In addition to adopting the motion, council approved contributing $1,000 to the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal, on behalf of all citizens of Grenville-sur-la-Rouge. 

The motion also urged the community to show its solidarity with Ukraine and organize to receive refugees. 

New Finance Coordinator 

A new Finance Coordinator has been hired in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge. On March 8, council approved hiring Christelle Soler as the new coordinator. The position had been vacant since the resignation of former Finance Coordinator Serge Raymond on December 14. Director-General Marc Beaulieu serves as the municipal treasurer. 

Security hired 

Grenville-sur-la-Rouge council has approved hiring Groupe Sûreté to perform by-law and parking enforcement during the spring to fall period on certain municipal roads. Groupe Sûreté also performed the duties for the municipality in 2021.  

The Sûreté du Québec does not do regular parking enforcement in rural areas, but illegal parking is a particular problem each summer in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge – especially on roads near Rivière Rouge.  

Groupe Sûreté will be paid $38.86 per hour up to a maximum of $10,000 by the municipality. Security officers will be working approximately 15 hours per week in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge. 

Renofaçade returns 

The Renofaçade program is back again in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge. Property owners in Calumet and Pointe-au-Chêne can apply to the municipality for a subsidy of up to $1,500 for improvements to the facade of their homes fronting the street. 

“Our citizens are allowed to request a subsidy to repair the fronts of their homes,” said Mayor Tom Arnold. 

The deadline to apply for a Renofaçade subsidy in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge is June 30.