There will be no borough tax augmentation in Pierrefonds-Roxboro in 2013. Montreal has put forward a financial reform that led to an increase of the budgetary allocation for Pierrefonds-Roxboro of $1.8 M or 6.3 per cent. This allowed the borough to maintain the 2013 borough tax to the same amount as in 2012 despite an increase of expenses and a loss in revenues.
Zoning change in Beaconsfield prohibits conversion of attics
With the adoption of the new zoning change bylaw, proprietors of homes built after 1945 will be prohibited from converting their attics into additional housing space. Urban planning head division Stéphane Quesnel explained last Monday that houses built before 1945 which most often have an a-shape are more suited for this type of renovation than newer constructions.
Beaconsfield vows to diminish light pollution
In a bid to reduce light pollution, Beaconsfield will force owners of newly constructed houses to orient the ornamental lighting located outside their residence towards the ground. The measure is part of the zoning bylaw change adopted Monday.
Beaconsfield steps in to protect mature trees in Gables Court
Following public support for a greener city, the council has included a disposition in the new zoning change bylaw that forbids new home owners to cut down more than 50 per cent of trees having more than 20 cm of diameter in the Gables Court sector.