VERDUN, QC, Jan. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - The Verdun Borough has decided to
resume the public consultation process that led to the adoption, on
December 7, 2010, of the Bylaw on the Verdun Chapter of Ville de
Montréal's Master Plan (urban planning program).
"We were over-transparent", pointed out Claude Trudel, Verdun Borough
Mayor and member of the Executive Committee responsible for public
safety and security.
In fact, the Loi sur l'aménagement et l'urbanisme (Land Use Planning and Development Act) stipulates that Council may
amend the proposed Bylaw, but only after holding a public consultation
However, at the public consultation meeting on December 6, 2010, the
Borough submitted a draft bylaw that was slightly compared to the text
published in the public notice. This amended draft bylaw took into
account, in particular, the informal consultation meetings that had
been held in the three Borough neighbourhoods as well as the
submissions that had been presented or filed within this process.
"Through this procedure, we wanted to show our residents that we had
taken their comments into account and to submit them the draft bylaw of
the Verdun Chapter, which would be tabled to Borough Council, the
following day, for its approval", explained Mayor Trudel.
As soon as the Borough was informed that this way of proceeding could be
contested, since the public consultation meeting concerned a modified
public notice, and also, as a precaution, Mayor Trudel took the
decision to resume the procedure from the time of the adoption of a
draft bylaw until its adoption by Council, including the holding of a
formal public consultation meeting. The schedule for this procedure
will be announced on the Borough's website and may also be consulted at
Borough Hall (at the Bureau d'arrondissement, 4555, rue de Verdun).
SOURCE VILLE DE MONTREAL - ARRONDISSEMENT DE VERDUN
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