Cemetery Maintenance and Conservation Policy

Our cemeteries are much more than places where we bury our dead. They are effectively archival documents that contain a wealth of information, much of it not recorded in any other location. They recount, better than many written documents, family genealogies, local demographics, the methods of burial and everything related to it.

It is in our interest to preserve and maintain our cemeteries to slow the ravages of time: the monuments and tombstones are often in poor condition and their inscriptions are gradually disappearing.

Recognizing the richness of this collective heritage and the urgent need to act, the Town of Sutton Council, in partnership with the Heritage Sutton historical society has adopted a policy to maintain and preserve cemeteries and other burial sites.

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Claudine Filion-Dufresne

Cultural development officer : 450 538-2290 : 450 538-0930

Contract Management Policy

This policy aims to promote transparency in the management of municipal contracts in compliance with the rules governing the award of such contracts provided for in the laws governing the operation of municipal bodies.

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Pierre Largy

Director General : 450 538-2290 : 450 538-0930

Community, Cultural, Recreational and Sports Organizations Recognition and Support Policy

Every year the council receives many grant applications or requests for financial contributions from local organizations. In the interest of establishing clear and transparent rules for all, the council has adopted a new policy. The following documents describe the process for submitting a funding application to the Town of Sutton:

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Cultural Funding Applications

Claudine Filion-Dufresne

Cultural development officer : 450 538-2290 : 450 538-0930

Community or Recreational Applications

Jérémy Haman

Recreation and Community Life Coordinator : 450 538-2290 : 450 538-0930

Cultural Policy

Sutton’s cultural environment is vibrant and diversified. In fact, an analysis of the 2001 census shows Sutton is the most artistic town in Quebec and the fifth most artistic in Canada. When it adopted a Cultural Policy in April 2007, the Town of Sutton decided to make a conscious contribution to its cultural development. Since the policy was introduced, many actions have been undertaken in response to specific cultural challenges.

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Claudine Filion-Dufresne

Cultural development officer : 450 538-2290 : 450 538-0930

Public Art Policy

Through its Public Art Policy, the Town strives to create vibrant public spaces that reflect the diversity of our community, stimulate a sense of pride and engage its residents and visitors with quality works of public art. Public art is defined as physical works of art and cultural property placed in the public realm. These works or artifacts may be inside buildings, or outdoors on public lands belonging to the Town. It is therefore a concrete sign of the recognition of the contribution of arts and heritage to the development of Sutton.

Consult the Procedures for the Administration of the Public Art Policy

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Claudine Filion-Dufresne

Cultural development officer : 450 538-2290 : 450 538-0930

Report on “My Municipality, on foot, on bike”

In 2012, the Town received a grant from Pacte Rural to set up the “My Municipality, on Foot, on Bike” project. The main purpose of this project was to improve pedestrian safety and to encourage active modes of transportation in Sutton.

“My Municipality, on Foot, on Bike” is a local strategy that encourages a collective approach by schools, citizens and the municipality. The working committee for this innovative project is composed of stakeholders from the municipality, the Centre de santé et de services sociaux La Pommeraie, the Direction de santé publique de la Montérégie, Nature-Action Québec and Youth in Motion Brome-Missisquoi. This unique project is aimed at stimulating and motivating everyone who could potentially contribute to the improvement of walking and biking conditions in Sutton.

After a consultation and analysis process, the “My Municipality, on Foot, on Bike” committee submitted its activity report, along with its recommendations for promoting safe, active modes of transportation in Sutton, to the municipal council at the meeting of November 5 of last year.

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Jérémy Haman

Recreation and Community Life Coordinator : 450 538-2290 : 450 538-0930

Families and Seniors Policy

The newly updated version of the Municipal Family and Seniors Policy was launched June 24th, 2017. The procedure of the update started in 2016 with the financial support of the ministère de la Famille.

The first family and seniors policy adopted in 2012 required a complete revision as the majority of the actions specified in this one had been achieved.

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Jérémy Haman

Recreation and Community Life Coordinator : 450 538-2290 : 450 538-0930

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Alain Beauregard

Director of Urbanism and Land-Use Planning : 450 538-2290 : 450 538-0930

Policy on Non Violence

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Pierre Largy

Director General : 450 538-2290 : 450 538-0930

Policy on Physical and Psychological Safety and Harassment

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Pierre Largy

Director General : 450 538-2290 : 450 538-0930

Hall Rental Policy

In December 2015, the Town adopted a policy to ensure fairness in the management of hall rentals and to ensure that tenants fulfill their obligations. The purpose of this policy is to clarify the rules and procedures, to define rental guidelines and to establish the rights and obligations of the tenants.

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Jérémy Haman

Recreation and Community Life Coordinator : 450 538-2290 : 450 538-0930

Strategic Development Plan

In 2015, the town council and the administration began a three-year process to develop a strategic framework for this plan. This process formed part of a continuum that included public participation overseen by CDÉS (Sutton…vers 2035), and it culminated in the presentation of a framework that reflects the vision, mission, values, and concerns of the town’s citizenry.

At this point the Town of Sutton decided to design an integrated strategic development plan that would embrace both the multifaceted community inputs and the policies that had already been undertaken by the town, such as its cultural policy (2007), the Action Plan for Cultural Development (2012) and the Families and Seniors Policy (2012). The goal of this effort was to establish a coordinated vision for long-term development (10–12 years) along with a well researched strategic development plan.

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Pierre Largy

Director General : 450 538-2290 : 450 538-0930