The City published a press release stating that the cost of the Noise Barrier is now evaluated to 46 Millions $, from 20 Millions $ in 2010. These look like big numbers. In reality, the city has a 25%-75% proposal from the MTQ. The burden on the city goes down to 10 Millions$
The mayor makes this statement without showing the report. And he doesn’t talk about fighting to reduce the city’s invoice, following this raise. He wants to on a referendum without a fight.
Where is the fiery attitude today ? The mayor should be fighting to protect one third of his population which is aggressed daily by the noise. Instead of that, he lowers his head, burns money fighting with his citizens, trying to hide behind a referendum to kill the project.
Here are some recent findings about about ‘the hidden lost audition ’
” Conventional wisdom says that damage to our hearing is an age-related phenomenon. But researchers caution that in a noisier world, chances are that more people, at younger ages, will begin to exhibit signs of hearing loss, hidden or otherwise. ”
“You can have this hidden audition loss by being exposed to sounds that we don’t necessarily consider traumatic,” . The sound levels on a city street aren’t thought of as traumatic, but they can be enough.
You see a health issue, you act to correct it and protect your citizens. No small politics to put people against each other in order to keep control. No mumbling about extended delays and being dependant on the MTQ.
ACTION TO PROTECT THE CITIZENS NOW!
The mayors of Baie d’Urfé, Laval and Longueuil signed up for a sound wall in the last year!
In June 2019, the mayor of Beaconsfield has announced a surplus of 10 Millions $ from the welcome tax over the last 5 years. So the city has the money,
The mayor wants to quash this project with a loan referendum where he will ask “Do you want to pay for a sound wall ?” to those who will NOT benefit from that noise protection…
But the mayor of Baie d’Urfé can use the city’s surplus without asking for a referendum?
About 23% of the Beaconsfield population is sick because of the noise and air pollution near the Highway 20. That is 4,500 citizens, including 2,500 kids, most of them located less than 20 meters from the highway in their homes, in a primary school, in a daycare, in a high school and an academy.
The citizens of Beaconsfield waited for 35 years to resolve this HEALTH ISSUE.
In 2020, the berm between Lakeview and Gray streets is finally going to happen. The Ministère des Transports will pay a minimum of 50 per cent of the $4 million project. [Baie D’Urfé] will pay our share out of the surplus said the mayor Maria Tutino to the Gazette on January 8, 2020.
November 12 and 13, 2019: the Ministry of Health organized the first edition of this two-day event, in collaboration with several other ministries, including transport and environment. It was a great success! Two hundred and forty five (245) participants were registered.
was intended for the municipal sector, representatives of citizen groups and
non-profit organizations, academia, health and social services network and
community stakeholders as well as the various government departments and
agencies concerned by this issue.
heard lectures on several important dimensions of this scourge and we have
mainly made contact with several important players in this field in Quebec in
ministries, research centers, cities and dedicated organizations.