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Job offer – Cultural awakening project for toddlers

Published on April 11, 2019

The Town of Sutton initiated the project entitled “J’inviterai l’enfance”, which is now supported by the Town of Cowansville and now includes seven municipalities in Brome-Missisquoi. We are looking for a coordinator for a one-year contract. Click here to consult the job offer (in French only)

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Correction – deposit of light bulbs at the Ecocentre only

Published on April 10, 2019

Town of Sutton wishes to rectify an error published in the municipal bulletin of April 2019 . Light bulbs must be brought to the municipal Ecocentre or the MRC Ecocentre of Sutton and not left at the Town Hall’s front desk.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

New – Free gym for teens

Published on April 4, 2019

Come in large numbers to participate in the « Free gym for Teens »!

In partnership with Le Spot Youth Center, the Town of Sutton is launching the «Free Gym for Teens» pilot project. The activity will take place on Fridays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm from April 5 to April 26 inclusively at the gymnasium of the Sutton School.

«The Free gym for Teens» is an opportunity for teens to practice indoor physical activity, of their choice, with friends, and supervised by the animators of the Youth Center. The activity is for teenagers aged from 10 to 17 years old.

The activity is free and no registration is required. You only have to present yourself at the gym.

For more information contact:

Jérémy Haman
Coordinator of the recreation and community life service of the Town of Sutton
450-538-2290
[email protected]

A message from the Mayor – Understanding our past, planning for the future

Published on April 4, 2019

Did you know that, prior to the arrival of Yarntex/Filtex in 1955, the area bound by Pine, Principale, du Dépôt and the train station, was full of businesses and lodgings and was considered the liveliest neighbourhood in the village?

The evolution of our built heritage in the former railway square, the history of the textile industry on the site and the testimony of many former workers, are all contained in a fascinating report produced by Héritage Sutton.

The research project was financed by the Town of Sutton and the Brome-Missisquoi Pacte rural 2018. The objective is to provide information about the neighbourhood’s past that will help when we come together to reflect on its future. You can find this fascinating report by clicking here (in French only) or a copy can be consulted at the Town Hall during usual business hours.

I will provide updates to citizens regarding the demolition of the buildings as soon as new information becomes available.

Michel Lafrance, Mayor of Sutton

Second Award for Sutton’s Heritage Tours

Published on April 3, 2019

Second Award for Sutton’s Heritage Tours

Last Thursday, the Glen Sutton audio-guided heritage tour, “If these roads could speak,” won the Jury’s Choice Award in the heritage category from Culture Montérégie. The winning project was presented jointly by the Town of Sutton and Heritage Sutton; the presenters outlined the unique concept of the tour, which takes the form of a radio drama based on accounts by seniors in the Glen Sutton community.  

The jury noted that you have reinvented the audio-guide by turning incidents from Glen Sutton’s history into a very original radio drama with high production values, all of which brings its history alive. Plus, you did so with an impressive number of contributors and participants. Congratulations!”

Click here to read the complete press release.

On March 28, 2019, Claudine Filion-Dufresne (Town of Sutton), Jeanne Morazain (Heritage Sutton) and Étienne Legast (Audiotopie) attended the Culture Montérégie awards ceremony in Boucherville to receive the Jury’s Choice Award

Enhancing our landscapes – participatory mapping activity

Published on March 27, 2019

The MRC has mandated Mille lieux to proceed with the characterization of the Brome-Missisquoi Regional County’s landscapes.  More specifically, the project will

  • Undertake the characterization of landscape dynamics over the Brome-Missisquoi territory;
  • Identify the main territorial dynamics and issues;
  • Develop recommendations and concrete intervention actions to ensure the preservation and the enhancement of Brome-Missisquoi’s landscapes.

This would then make it possible for the MRC to ensure the conservation and the enhancement of the landscapes by using the Regional Development Plan, by implementing cultural and tourism projects that locals will become involved with.

It is essential that citizens and those involved with the territory value our landscapes.

Activity : participatory mapping : TOWN OF SUTTON

It would very useful if each citizen completed the map now available at the Cantine, located at 32 North Principale Street.  Using the supplied pencil, you share with others the names of places which are not necessarily known by everyone and which have not been documented on official or tourism maps.

Objectives of this activity :

  • To highlight the importance of these places which are not officially known by citizens;
  • To discover new areas of belonging;
  • To locate landscapes that the population value;
  • To highlight informal names that the citizens use.

The activity ends April 15th, 2019

For further information regarding the overall project and activities underway, click on the following web site: https://mrcbm.qc.ca/fr/cult_paysages.php

 

A message from the Mayor – Challenges and opportunities

Published on March 26, 2019

The Filtex site, the John Sleeth Community Centre and the Sutton Museum are part of the fabric of our community. Due to their age and condition, each of the three presents its own challenges but together they also present a real opportunity for the future of Sutton – an opportunity for us to work together to build a future of which we can all be proud. In consequence, your Council is looking at different methods of public participation. Methods that will engage the entire community in a genuine dialogue concerning the future of these buildings and sites.

As regards the demolition of the former Filtex factory, the call for tender was issued February 20, 2019. Small amounts of material containing asbestos were known to be in the buildings, e.g., acoustic tiles, and this was detailed in the tender document. However, some potential bidders asked for more information regarding the parts of sections 2, 3 and 4 that collapsed and then, as a matter of security, were demolished late in 2018. Specifically, information regarding what precautions, if any, needed to be taken in the treatment and disposal of this material, versus the rest of the material. In order to ensure a level playing field for all bidders, and the greatest control over cost, the decision was made to cancel the original call for tenders and replace it with a revised version which will be published as soon as possible.

Public security remains my primary concern. I want to remind citizens that entry into the entire site remains prohibited. I also want to assure citizens that, even though the presence of asbestos is judged to be minimal, all appropriate precautions will be taken on the site before and during its demolition as well as consideration of the best possible moment to undertake the work.

Lastly, I am happy to report that after further discussions with La Mutuelle des Municipalités du Québec (MMQ), we can now make public the rapport d’expertise produced, at the request of the MMQ, by the company PYROTECH BEI regarding the state of the structures. The document (in French) may be consulted here or at the Town Hall during usual business hours.

Michel Lafrance, Mayor of Sutton

Closing the outdoor rink and the ice ring

Published on March 22, 2019

With the springtime coming and the mild weather forecast, we need to close the outdoor rink and the ice ring for the season.

Thanks for your understanding.

Jérémy Haman
Coordinator of the recreation and community life service of the Town of Sutton
450 538-2290
[email protected]

Recyclable materials

Published on March 15, 2019

Glass bottles filled with hazardous liquids were found in the recyclable bins for the past collections in surrounding towns, which represent a significant health and safety risk for citizens and employees manipulating the recyclable materials.

The Public Works Department would like to remind you that:

  • Recyclable materials must be emptied, when applicable and rinsed properly if they are soiled.
  • Household hazardous waste (HHW) has to stay in its original container and be brought to the municipal Ecocentre or the MRC Ecocentre of Sutton.

HHW can also be brought to the Régie intermunicipale de gestion des matières résiduelles de Brome-Missisquoi.

Thank you for your collaboration! It makes all the difference!

For more information about the collection of domestic waste and recyclable materials: follow this link.

For more information about ecocentres: follow this link.

 
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