WMA’s brief to the Office de consultation publique de Montréal

The WMA submitted the following brief to the Office de consultation publique de Montréal to voice our concerns about the redevelopment of the former Montreal Children’s Hospital.

Westmount
Thursday March 23, 2017

On behalf of the Westmount Municipal Association (Canada’s oldest such organization, founded in 1908), we’d like to register our concerns about the proposed redevelopment of the former . . . → Read More: WMA’s brief to the Office de consultation publique de Montréal

Call for nominations – 2017 Volunteer of the Year

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Transportation Round Table Meeting Wrap Up

Thanks to the Honorable Marc Garneau (federal transport minister), Marvin Rotrand (vice-chair of the STM), Peter McQueen (representative for NDG), Marc-André Gadoury (responsible for active transportation for the Ville de Montreal) and Catherine Blanchette-Dallaire  (founder of OnRoule) for participating in our round table on transportation event. A special thank you to Professor Ahmed El Geneidy and . . . → Read More: Transportation Round Table Meeting Wrap Up

November 7th Council Meeting Agenda

Per the protocol for releasing this upon the start of the meeting, the agenda for the November 7th meeting of Council is here: 2016-11-07_media-agenda

Please note that the agenda above has all of the background information about motions being presented, as well as minutes from the general committee meetings . . . → Read More: November 7th Council Meeting Agenda

Prominent speakers to meet over transportation issues on November 10th

Prominent speakers to meet over transportation issues

By Megan Durnford

The Westmount Municipal Association (WMA) will host a Transportation Round Table on Thursday, November 10. This is an extraordinary opportunity for Westmount residents to learn about upcoming transportation infrastructure projects as well as an important occasion to voice concerns regarding local transportation-related issues.

The Honorable
Marc Garneau

The Transportation Round . . . → Read More: Prominent speakers to meet over transportation issues on November 10th

WMA Requests Longer Pool Season

The WMA, at our September 19th board meeting, passed a resolution calling for the swimming pool season to be extended. With climate change continuing, we have just experienced one of the warmest summers on record. The final day of summer feels more like early August than late September, with a high of 27C.

Westmount is fortunate to . . . → Read More: WMA Requests Longer Pool Season

WMA Against Breed Specific Dog Legislation

The WMA, at our September 19th board meeting, passed a resolution calling for the rejection of any attempt to pass breed-specific dog legislation, both in Westmount, Montreal and the province of Québec.

Westmount has many dog owners and requires all to have their pets vaccinated and licensed. The WMA was concerned about a recent case where a . . . → Read More: WMA Against Breed Specific Dog Legislation

Invitation to the WMA AGM – Wednesday 18th May, Victoria Hall

We are honored to invite you to our one hundred and eighth Annual General Meeting, to be held on Wednesday May 18th at 7:00pm in Victoria Hall. We will present the slate of directors for 2016-2017, the WMA’s financial report for 2015, membership information as well as this year’s recipient of the Derek Walker Volunteer of . . . → Read More: Invitation to the WMA AGM – Wednesday 18th May, Victoria Hall

On Taxes and Surpluses

Cities have the right to levy taxes but taxpayers have only consented to this because of the responsibility implied in the use of said monies. When federal or provincial taxes are overpaid, a refund is awarded. Citizens are free to save or use their remaining income as they see fit – this responsibility does not belong . . . → Read More: On Taxes and Surpluses

Request for input into the Urban Planning / Permit Process

The WMA would like to solicit input from our members for their thoughts on the current Westmount Urban Planning and associated permits process.

We know that many members have had to interact with the Urban Planning department and we are interested in hearing your thoughts about your experience.

What went well?
What issues did you have?
Any suggestions to streamline . . . → Read More: Request for input into the Urban Planning / Permit Process