A Message from Your City Councillor Marvin Rotrand
To the Residents of Snowdon
Allow me to wish you the best for the summer season. Please take note of the following important information.
Partnership with the Filipino Community – The Borough Council adopted several of my motions to maintain our relationship with Filipino organisations in our neighbourhood. This has led to a $7500 grant to support the annual Independence Day celebration, $7500 to help the organization of Pista Sa Nayon and funding to the Fil Can Chess and Social Club, Filipino Volleyball League, Cordillera Cultural Association, Knights and Ladies of Rizal, Filipino Basketball League, Marquis Basketball, PBAM, Panday Tinig, and regional associations such as Pangasanan Association and Kalihukang Bisaya.
Place Dora Wasserman – The Borough has budgeted $20,000 to enhance the forest at Mackenzie King Park and to create a new rest area. The beautified area will now bear the name Place Dora Wasserman, in honour of the founder of the Yiddish Theatre. A ceremony to fete Dora’s life will be held at the Segal Centre and in the park in mid August.
Record Road Maintenance Work – The Borough will carry out a record amount of road repaving this summer and much of it will be in Snowdon. This will be topped up by funds from Centre City. The entire northern part of the district will become a large work site. Phase 1 of work on de la Savane Street has begun. Victoria north of Jean Talon is being redesigned and work is proceeding on Pare and Buchan Streets. There is also a long list of repaving work in the central part of Snowdon. Please refer to the Borough’s web site for more information.
Victoria and Van Horne – Several years ago I obtained $4 million to improve the commercial area of Victoria between Cote St. Catherine and Mackenzie. That helped revitalize the street. However there was not enough funding to redesign the intersection of Victoria and Van Horne. I have now secured funding for such a project in 2018. It is a major investment that I believe will have a very positive impact on the entire neighbourhood. Enclosed is an artist rendering of the proposal for your information. I intend to convene the public to an information session on this matter.
Electoral Map Contestation – The Quebec Electoral Commission after specifically promising to respect the boundaries of the 3 provincial ridings in our part of Montreal, fused Mount Royal and Outremont and substantially changed D’Arcy McGee meaning we have far less representation. I organized a public meeting on March 22 that drew over 400 upset citizens. Working with the Mayors of Cote St. Luc, Hampstead, Mount Royal, Outremont and our Borough, a legal challenge has begun. If you would like to help, please consider sending a cheque made out to “Julius Grey, In Trust.” Mr. Grey is our lawyer in this case. Envelopes can be mailed to: Marvin Rotrand, City Councillor, 5160 Decarie, #710, Montreal, QC H3X 2H9