All assessment procedures are entrusted to the firm Évimbec.
The evaluation of the property properties of the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent is based on three items:
- Maintaining inventory: all properties must be visited within 9 years;
- Continuous update: correct the information to match the current situation (in the case of renovations, demolition, change of address or owner, etc.);
- An equilibration: every three years (optional) or every six years (mandatory), the property values are readjusted according to the prevailing market price of the moment.
The supervision of this service is done by the administrative committee.
Please contact your local municipality for any request for intervention in a watercourse.
The MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent is responsible for the management of all waterways in its territory. It evaluates and carries out all maintenance work "cleaning" and development of watercourses.
An agreement has been reached between the MRC and the local municipalities to take care of the removal of all obstructions (branches, debris, beaver dams) preventing the proper flow of water.
The Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks must approve the various works carried out by the MRC in compliance with the Law on the Protection of the Quality of the Environment.
The watercourse management department reports to the Watercourse Committee.
The MRC is responsible for the production and implementation of a fire safety cover plan that complies with the requirements of the ministère de la Sécurité publique (Ministry of Public Safety) and the Fire Safety Act.
The object of the Fire Safety Cover Plan is the protection of persons and property against fires. The fire safety cover plan determines fire protection objectives for the Haut-Saint-Laurent and the actions required to achieve those objectives.
The fire safety cover plan includes an inventory, evaluation and classification of the fire risks present in the territory concerned and specify their location. The fire safety cover plan also includes an inventory and evaluation of existing or planned fire protection measures, the human, physical and financial resources allocated to fire safety by the local or regional authorities or by intermunicipal boards, and the infrastructures and water sources available for fire safety purposes.
In addition, the fire safety cover plan includes an analysis of the functional relations between those resources and an evaluation of the operational procedures in force. The fire safety cover plan determines, for each class of risk listed or each part of the territory defined, optimum fire protection objectives that can be achieved having regard to the measures and resources in place.
The fire safety cover plan also specifies the actions to be taken by the municipalities and the regional authority to achieve the determined objectives on incorporating their implementation plans.
The entire procedure is the responsibility of the Risk Management Committee.
Documents to download related to risk management (available in French):
Fire Safety Cover Plan
Appendix 1 - Resolutions of the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent and participating municipalities
Appendix 2 - Municipal Resolutions of Dundee and Saint-Chrysostome
Appendix 3 - Approximate Cost per Municipality
Appendix 4 - Maps
The RénoRégion program provides financial assistance to low or modest-income owner-occupants in rural areas for work to correct major defects in their home.
The Société d’habitation du Québec (SHQ) covers the costs of the RénoRégion Program. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation may also contribute. The SHQ administers the program and delegates application at the local level to regional county municipalities (RCM) and specified municipalities.
More information and application form available in links below.