Saturday, September 30, 2023

The merchants of 1st avenue were not satisfied

Nearly a dozen businessmen from 1st Avenue in Saint-Georges showed up at last night’s City Council meeting.

The owner of the business Elle et Chic, Kelly Veilleux, took the microphone during the question. He has many questions to be answered by the members of the council to improve his daily life as well as his colleagues on the same road.

Started by Ms. Veilleux by solving the speed issue, a point that was discussed several times during the council meeting. He explained that customers complain about the speed of road users, that it slows them down to go to businesses, especially the elderly who take longer to cross the road.

Citizens should learn to stop at pedestrian crossings. It is not for pedestrians to cross immediately. There is good behavior to be had on both sides », Mentioned Serge Thomassin, councilor of district #1.

The possibility of installing an educational radar in the sector is therefore raised to collect statistics and raise the awareness of motorists.

Outdoor toilet in the city center

The businessman also questioned the council about the possibility of having a public toilet in downtown Saint-Georges.

No one comes into my bathroom anymore, because there are disasters. It’s flying up to the ceiling, and there are other businesses too! I’m not tempted to call Qualinet every time I clean », Kelly Veilleux was angry.

It will be recalled that this project was announced by the City in the past, but has not been implemented since. As such, the general director of Saint-Georges, Claude Poulin, determined that this construction will require a budget between $200,000 and $300,000 because it requires digging and connecting.

At worst, if the cost is too expensive to put in the bathroom, why not put in a chemical toilet? », answered the shopkeeper. An idea considered by the council, which also remembers that there are public toilets in the Veilleux Park and the Espace Carpe Diem.

More attention

The location of the Christmas Market was also mentioned. Businessmen want the event to be held elsewhere, claiming it will cause problems for customers. They should park far away and not go to businesses. ” This is our busiest time of the year and we suffer from that. », identified as Kelly Veilleux. A solution must be thought of.

Finally, the representative of the merchants of 1st Avenue called on the City to pay more attention to the state of destruction of some buildings and land on the street. To which he replied that he was working on it.

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