Public consulttion on the draft lease agreement for the site of the CBC broadcasting antenna in parc du Mont-Royal



    MONTREAL, Oct. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - It is tomorrow that the Office de
consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) is launching a public consultation on
the Draft lease agreement for the site for the CBC broadcasting antenna in
parc du Mont-Royal. The Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) was
given the mandate by the Montréal executive committee to hold public hearings
on that project.
    The City of Montréal must renegotiate the lease agreement for the site of
the antenna in Parc du Mont-Royal, as the current agreement expires on
December 31, 2008. The new draft agreement provides for the rental of the same
site for a period of ten years, with an option to renew for an additional five
years. The rent to be paid by Radio-Canada would amount to $500,000 the first
year, indexed annually. It is proposed that part of the amount be earmarked
for the protection and enhancement of Mount Royal.
    The public consultation held by the OCPM will provide a forum for
discussing the draft agreement, location of the antenna, public health and
safety issues, and questions involving the landscape. The consultation is open
to all.
    The information session of tomorrow October 8 starts at 7:00p.m. at the
Basement of Saint-Kevin Church, located at 5590 Côte-des-Neiges, (métro
Côte-des-Neiges). The session for the presentation of briefs will be hold at
the same location and will start on October 29, 7:00 p.m.
    Individuals and organization interested in reviewing the draft agreement
and documentation pertaining to the project are invited to do so, during
regular business hours, at the OCPM offices at 1550 Metcalfe Street, Suite
1414, and on its Web site: www.ocpm.qc.ca. The registration deadline for oral
presentations and filing of written briefs is October 23, 2008. OCPM can also
be reached at 514 872-3568 or at ocpm@ville.montreal.qc.ca

    Created under section 75 of the Charter of Ville de Montréal, the Office
de consultation publique de Montréal is an independent organization whose
mission is to carry out public consultation mandates pertaining to urban
planning and land-use management, and to any project designated by the
Montréal city council or executive committee.




For further information:

For further information: Luc Doray, (514) 872-3568, Cell. (514)
977-8365


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