Monday October 1st, 2018 – provincial polling day

Given the provincial election, please note that the administrative offices will close at 4:00 pm on Monday, October 1st, 2018 to allow 4 consecutive hours for municipal employees to exercise their right to vote.

We also remind you that in view of this election, the council meeting originally scheduled for October 1st has been moved to October 2nd, in accordance with the public notice of September 12, 2018.,

Notice of paving work on Route 139 from September 24 to October 26, 2018

The Town of Sutton wishes to inform citizens that paving work will be carried out on Route 139 in Sutton and Brome Lake


September 24, 2018

Expected Finish:

October 26, 2018


North and South


Route 139, between Royea in Sutton and Scott Road in West Brome


Alternating circulation, Monday to Friday, between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m.


Speed limits:  50 km/h and 70 km/h

These interferences may be altered due to operational or weather constraints. Consult Québec 511 to follow-up the work.

For the safety of road users and workers, compliance with the signs in place is essential.

Decision of the Court of Appeal given September 11, 2018 – Benoit et al c. Ville de Sutton

Press Release

The Court of Appeal of Quebec rendered judgement on September 11 in the matter of the action of 24 citizens regarding the 2015 amendment to the town’s urban planning regulations. The Court of Appeal concluded that the Ville de Sutton had not followed the procedures of the Act respecting land use planning and development when amending its zoning (254) and subdivision (256) by-laws. As a result, the judgement quashed and annulled zoning by-law RZ 254 and its amendments as well as subdivision by-law RL 256 and its amendments.

The Sutton municipal council made an initial reading of this judgement and concluded that it was not appropriate to file an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. Thus, the Ville de Sutton will abide by the judgement. The town will therefore apply its former by-laws, namely zoning by-law 115-2 and subdivision by-law 116-1.

The town estimates that the legal proceedings have resulted, thus far, in direct expenses approaching $200,000.

In the coming weeks, the impact of this judgement will be studied more closely, and the council will address consequent measures to be taken. Thereafter,  the council will inform its citizens of the adjustments that it deems appropriate to put forward as necessary, notably the modifications imposed by the MRC’s watercourse management plan.

The summary of the judgement by the Court of Appeal may be found at the following address: Benoit et al. c. Ville de Sutton




Attracting and retaining young people, families and immigrants to Sutton

You can consult the presented document in French only by clicking here

Prolonged closure of the Missisquoi Valley road bridge in Sutton leading to Route 105A in Richford, VT in the United States

Vermont’s Transportation Agency informs us that due to a shortage of steel, the upgrade of the cross-border structure site will be postponed to Spring 2019. The bridge will remain closed until the end of May 2019.

Upcoming meetings for districts 3 and 4

The next citizens’ meeting of the year for districts 3 and 4 are as follows:

District 4 with Councillor Rosanne Cohen – Sunday, September 16th from 10:00 to 12:00, Sutton Junction Community Hall

District 3 with Councillor Patricia Lefèvre – Saturday, September 22th from 10:00 to 12:00, Sutton Junction Community Hall

Défi Sutton Challenge – September 15, 2018

The Town of Sutton wishes to inform its population of the holding of the Défi Sutton Challenge on Saturday, September 15 in various streets of the town between 9 am and 11:30 am and in the section Marmite aux Sorcières – Du Filtre of Sentier Village-Montagne Trail. As a result, it is to be expected that there will be a lot traffic and an increase in noise level in the village core.

The Town also invites you to plan your trips in advance for this day. For more information, please visit the following link: Défi Sutton Challenge (in French only).

First Responder Service recruiting process

The Sutton First Responder Service is in the process of recruiting to fill its workforce. If you are interested in being part of a dynamic and mutual aid team, join our ranks. We are starting a training session on Saturday, September 8th. For further information, please contact the coordinator, Marie-Hélène Simard at 514 237-3015.

Invitation to an evening of information and discussion on the issue of attracting and retaining young people, families and immigrants to Sutton

 Monday September 10th, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Town of Sutton Council Room

The Sutton Town Council, in collaboration with the MRC Brome-Missisquoi and other members of the community, invites the population of Sutton to a presentation on a challenge crucial to the vitality of our community, namely the importance of attracting and keeping young people, families and immigrants. Find out why this issue is relevant to maintaining and improving the quality of life here in Sutton. A discussion period will follow the presentation.

Our offices will be closed on September 3rd for Labour’s Day