VERDUN, QC, May 31, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Further to the official
statement he made on May 24 regarding the location of the future
elementary school in the L'Île-des-Sœurs neighbourhood, Claude Trudel,
Verdun Borough Mayor and member of the Executive Committee responsible
for public safety and security, has announced that the task force
assigned to reflecting on this matter has now been formed.
Many residents, and particularly those living in the areas adjacent to
De la Fontaine park, have expressed their interest in joining this
committee. Four residents from Les Verrières, 3 from Place du Soleil, 2
from rue Berlioz, 1 from rue Terry-Fox and 1 from rue Abélard will
serve as members of this committee. "I am confident that with their
willingness and open-mindedness, we will succeed in proposing a
construction project which, we hope, will be well received by
everyone," stated Mayor Trudel.
As it may be recalled, the Québec government requires that the Cities
provide the land for free when it subsidizes the construction of any
new school. In the L'Île-des-Sœurs neighbourhood, De la Fontaine park
is the only piece of land belonging to the Verdun Borough that could
potentially be the site of a school and gymnasium; nevertheless, if
this land is used, the zoning bylaw must be amended, and some residents
living in areas bordering the park seem to be opposed to it.
In this context and following the comments received at two information
and consultation sessions, Mayor Claude Trudel and the members of his
Council reached the decision to temporarily suspend the adoption of the
zoning bylaw amendment and to set up a working committee. This
committee of residents living in areas adjacent to De la Fontaine park,
as mentioned above, as well as representatives of the Verdun Borough
and Marguerite-Bourgeoys school board in addition to parents of
students have been appointed to reflect on ways and means of improving
this school construction project. The Committee's first meeting will
take place on Monday, June 6.
As pointed out by Mayor Trudel in his official statement on May 24, "the only sustainable, suitable solution continues to be the
construction of the new elementary school in a small part—and I repeat
"small part"—of De la Fontaine park."
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