Good news! The government has finally taken our submissions and the work of City employees seriously in the infamous matter of special intervention zones (ZIS). After a new ministerial order was issued last August 5, I was pleased but mostly relieved to announce that almost all of the City of NDIP has been removed from the special intervention zone. The order still affects roughly ten of our residences, and we will therefore continue our efforts to have our entire area excluded as it should have been from the very start. All of this government rigmarole has caused a lot of needless worry. I would like to thank everyone who spared no effort in coming to the aid of residents during this sorry affair.
At the August session, we underscored the courage and exceptional work of first responders Sylvain O’Connor, Éric Mignacco and Alexandre Carrier who saved a resident’s life during an emergency response on August 6 in Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot. The Council offers them its heartfelt congratulations and gratitude.
On August 13, we held a press conference on the 2019 Vaudreuil-Soulanges Festival de la S.O.U.P.E. to be held in Pointe-du-Moulin Historical Park. As we previously announced, the City of NDIP has taken full charge of organizing the Festival. Everything is looking good and I encourage you to mark September 8th on your calendar to ensure a strong turnout for this wonderful, community-building event. Come taste-test soups made by 35 amateur and professional soup-makers. We expect to serve at least 30,000 portions of soup this year, a likely record number in the Festival’s history!