A Success for the Free Weekend at the Landfill Site

CLARENCE-ROCKLAND – October 28, 2020 – The City of Clarence-Rockland would like to thank residents that participated in the free weekend at the landfill site last October 23rd and 24th.
Employees welcomed 850 vehicles during those two days and do not report any incidents, even with lineups that could be long at times. The patience from residents has been appreciated.
The City of Clarence-Rockland would also thank the employees from Infrastructure and Planning, Protection, Parks and Recreation and Client Service Centre and those from our contractors for their work at organizing this activity.

Budget 2021 - A recommendation on November 16

CLARENCE-ROCKLAND - November 6, 2020 - The City of Clarence-Rockland’s Municipal Council spent the last three evenings reviewing the City’s draft operating and capital budgets.
Following these discussions, adjustments have been made to the operating budget. The Committee of the Whole will recommend a tax increase of 1% dedicated to roads and 1.25% to offset other increases, for a total of 2.25%. This recommendation will be considered by Municipal Council on November 16, 2020, at 7:15pm. The details of all the adjustments will be presented to Council that evening.
For the first time, budget discussions were broadcast via Facebook Live on the City’s page, making the budget process more transparent and accessible. The questions from residents that were received through budget@clarence-rockland.com will be responded to before November 16th.

The City Adopts the 2021 Budget

CLARENCE-ROCKLAND – November 17th, 2020 – The City of Clarence-Rockland’s Municipal Council adopted its 2021 budget on November 16th, 2020. The 2.25% tax increase includes 1% that is dedicated to roads, representing an increase of $211,000 to the road reserve fund. For a home valued at $301,000, a 2.25% increase represents $46 annually.
The average cost for water and sewer services will increase by 2.97% and the rates for waste collection will increase by 10%.
Capital budget
The city's 2021 capital budget amounts to 11.7 million dollars and covers strategic capital investments related to growth, repairs and planned maintenance for 2021. Included is 5.6 million dollars for road repairs.
Some of the projects approved in the 2021 capital budget include:

Edwards Street Reconstruction

$1,684,140

Culvert replacement Laurier Street (Fontaine Creek) and paving from Laporte to the culvert

$1,416,250

Culvert replacement – Du Lac Road

$646,047

Multiuse path between Amber and Caron Roads

$205,000

Sidewalk on Landry Road

$200,000

Plans and specifications for Notre-Dame Street

$102,000

Replacement of dehumidifiers at Clarence-Creek Arena

$70,000

Bourget Park - Play structures replacement  

$60 000

The draft budget was presented and debated in Committee of the Whole from November 3rd to the 5th, 2020. Due to the pandemic, Council Members decided to freeze their salaries for 2021.

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Information:
Julie Chartrand
Communications Officer
jchartrand@clarence-rockland.com

The magic of Christmas will be present in Clarence-Rockland

CLARENCE-ROCKLAND - November 18, 2020 - The City of Clarence-Rockland is very proud to announce that there will be a Christmas Parade of Lights this year. Due to the pandemic, and to avoid gatherings, the parade will be “drive-through” style.

The event will take place on Sunday, December 6, 2020, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., in the Clarence-Rockland Arena parking lot, located at 8710 County Road 17 in Rockland. In the safety of their vehicles, residents will follow the route and admire the various floats. Businesses and associations wishing to participate in the parade are asked to contact Christine Sarault, Cultural and Community Activities Coordinator at csarault@clarence-rockland.com.

Christmas Shows

In partnership with the Clarence-Rockland Public Library, the City of Clarence-Rockland will present two Christmas broadcasts. Santa Claus will host these shows, one in French and one in English.

These shows will be broadcast on December 18 at 6 p.m. in French and at 7 p.m. in English on the Cité de / City of Clarence-Rockland and Bibliothèque publique de Clarence-Rockland Library Facebook pages, in addition to being shown on TVC 22. We invite children to write a letter to Santa and submit it to the Rockland branch of the Library by December 6th. Santa will respond to each letter and might even read some during the broadcast.

“The pandemic has been very difficult on the morale of the municipality’s residents. The drive-through Christmas Parade of Lights and the special broadcasts on Facebook are great initiatives to experience the magic of Christmas in our community. I take this opportunity to invite residents to decorate their homes early in order to enjoy the excitement of the holidays longer,” said Mayor Guy Desjardins.

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For information:

Julie Chartrand

Communications Officer

Jchartrand@clarence-rockland.com

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