Pierre-Paul Routhier, mayor of Châteauguay, used his veto power to stop the adoption of parking ban on both sides of boulevard d’Youville, between the Nautical centre and Ville de Léry, at the city council meeting on July 9.
The proposition was originally put forth by François Le Borgne, city councillor of the neighbourhood, where the number of visitors increases during summer.
He evoked a « security issue and the passage of emergency vehicles » in a letter raising multiple inconveniences with a petition signed by the sector’s residents.
For its part, the mayor considers that this regulation « curtails access to part of Châteauguay’s heritage, along the shore of Lac Saint-Louis, without offering any other options. That land belongs to all the residents of the city and the resolution voted in on Monday prevents them from enjoying it », he expressed in a press release.
The resolution was consequently postponed to the next city council meeting on August 14.
In the meantime, the municipal by-law in effect since July 2019 applies. Parking is forbidden on the west side of Boulevard D’Youville from civic addresses 605 to 619. The mayor, however, asked for increased police presence in this area, especially on weekends.
The intentions of creating a committee, mentioned by the mayor Routhier during the city council meeting will take form quickly, as soon as next week, to address complaints expressed by local residents.
It will be formed with representatives of the Police Department, the urban planning, local residents and visitors of the area.
Anyone interested in participating is invited to contact city hall at 450-698-3008 or email@example.com.