The speed limit has been lowered on most urban streets in Lachute.

On May 2, council gave final approval to a regulation setting the speed limit within the municipality as 40 kilometres per hour, unless otherwise posted. Some urban streets in Lachute, especially near schools and day care facilities, already have 30-kilometre-per-hour speed limits. The speed limit on most streets was previously 50 kilometres per hour.  

Mayor Bernard Bigras-Denis said he was proud of the decision, which was part of his Vision Lachute party’s platform in the 2021 election. He said a lot of work went into making the changes and the initiative is about protecting the safety of pedestrians after too many close calls. 

Paying for parks 

On May 2, Lachute council approved proceeding with the financial plan for upgrades to municipal parks and recreation facilities. Council approved borrowing up to $1 million dollars on various initiatives. 

Paying for paving 

Lachute council is proceeding with plans to improve the surface of urban streets. On May 2, a notice of motion and deposit of a regulation to borrow up to $900,000 for urban street resurfacing was approved by council. 

Fido fuzz 

Lachute council has approved a contract to continue using Patrouille Canine to provide municipal dog control services. The contract, which is valid from May 2022 to October 2023, is costing the municipality $42,129.03. Inspectors, both municipal and Patrouille Canine employees, have also been given the authority under Québec law to enforce dog control regulations. 

Housing lots approved 

Third reading and approval was given by Lachute council on May 2 to a zoning regulation amendment to allow eight new dwelling units of mixed types on rue Lafleur between avenue Béthany and rue Fraser.