A series of infrastructure-related items were approved when Lachute council met on June 7. 

Council adopted a regulation to borrow up to $900,000 for street resurfacing and paving in urban areas. The motion to adopt the regulation was moved by Councillor Guylaine Cyr-Desforges and seconded by Councillor Hugo Lajoie. 

Oh Well! 

On June 7, Lachute council received a notice of motion and approved the deposit of a regulation bill to borrow up to $800,000 for rehabilitation and maintenance of municipal water wells. 

Dam study 

Lachute council has approved engineering services for a study on the Jean-Marchand Dam at Lac Sir John, and for a revision of emergency plan for Jean-Marchand Dam. 

“It’s an obligation to have a plan to inspect for safety and security of the dams,” Mayor Bernard Bigras-Denis said. Dams in Québec are provincially regulated, but often municipally or even privately owned. 

Bigras-Denis said a plan will be made to better optimize the water levels between Lac Beattie and Lac Sir John. He said through conversations with areas residents and Gore Mayor Scott Pearce, he heard of how water levels in both lakes fluctuate. Bigras-Denis said the technology is there to make better regulation of the water levels possible.  

Although Lac Beattie is partly located in Lachute, the Township of Gore has developed the uninhabited area around lake into a park for hiking, canoeing, and kayaking. 

The engineering work was awarded to Stantec at a cost of $85,190.