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Hydro-Québec - 2017-2019 Vegetation control project

Hydro-Québec begins vegetation control work in Saint-Lazare to improve the quality of electricity service (copy)


Saint-Lazare, August 18, 2017
– In an effort to improve the quality of electricity service and to ensure public safety, Hydro-Québec announced last March that it will undertake a special vegetation control project with the support of the town of Saint-Lazare. The project will run from 2017 to 2019 and involves pruning and cutting down weakened trees or trees growing too close to the electrical system.

 

In May and June, Hydro-Québec’s forestry technicians surveyed the two sections of the network as part of Phase One of the project for 2017. They identified the work that needs to be carried out, obtained permission from affected landowners and acquired the necessary municipal permits.

The technicians have completed their survey, and work will soon begin in the Saddlebrook and Cedarbrook districts. Hydro-Québec has hired the firm Asplundh to prune and cut down trees from August until the end of 2017.

On August 18, Hydro-Québec Distribution president David Murray and Saint-Lazare mayor Robert Grimaudo met on the field to discuss the results of the survey and observe the start of the work.


Mr. Murray was satisfied with the progress of Phase One and commented, “Thanks to the collaboration of the town of Saint-Lazare and our customers, we are confident that this project will improve the quality of electricity service in the municipality.”

Mr. Grimaudo applauded the positive response of Saint-Lazare residents. “We could never carry out this type of initiative without the full cooperation and leadership of our partner, Hydro-Québec. This project will improve the reliability of the electrical distribution network and make life easier for everyone in the town. I was extremely pleased with the support we received from residents. It is the first project of this type in Québec where a municipality, Hydro-Québec and residents are working together to improve the community. We have set the bar very high for future projects.”

Residents who would like more information about the project should contact Hydro-Québec by calling the Info-project line at 1 877 653-1139 or by visiting the town’s Web site at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/hydroquebec.

Vegetation control in 2017

Saddlebrook and Cedarbrook are sectors whose vegetation will be controlled in 2017. Hydro-Quebec representatives will contact you. If you are not present, they will leave a door-hanger with their contact information.
Line information - 1 888 385-7252

Here is the list of streets where Hydro-Québec technicians will complete an inventory during the next weeks. Hydro-Québec estimates that this year the inventory will take 3 weeks for each power line. Of course, dates could change depending on weather conditions and other unforeseen events.

Saddlebrook - power line - VDS 233 – Inspection and inventory from April 19 to May 12, 2017

Appaloosa

Derby

Pine Run

Barnsby

Derby Hill

Place Curry

Belmont

Des Érables

Place des Feuillus

Bordelais

Des Sables

Place du Louvet

Brady

Du Manège

Place de Pimlico

Carriage Way

Du Polo Drive

Place du Sorrel

Castonguay

Equerry

Place Ventura

Charlebois

Equestrian

Pommel

Chemin Saint-Louis

Hunt

Place du Louvet

Colony Park

Kentucky Drive

Place Riata

Croissant Cavaletti

Livery

Pommel

Croissant des Écuyers

Louvet

Post

Croissant du Golf

Master

Rouleau

Croissant du Sablier

Ménard

Route 237

Croissant du Sablon

Metcalfe

Rowel

Croissant Harness Ridge

Monaco

Simpson

Croissant Hialeah

Hunt

Stagecoach

Croissant Tarpen Heights

Kentucky Drive

Stallion

De Calumet

Livery

Trolley

De la Martingale

Louvet

Westwood

De la Sablonnière

Master

 

De Nice

Ménard



Cedarbrook - power line VDS 252 – Inspection and inventory from May 15 to June 2, 2017

Bellevue

 

 

Beaujolais

De L’Étang

L’Estérel

Boischâtel

De Sarratoga

Lotbinière

Bonaventure

De Provence

Maple Ridge

Bordeaux

Des Alpes

Michel

Bouchard

Des Cascades

Minervois

Bouleaux Blanc

Des Fauvettes

Montée St-Lazare

Bourgogne

Des Mésanges

Muscadet

Burgundy

Des Moucherolles

Neufchâtel

Cambridge

Des Pluviers

Place Laurier

Cedar

Des Sittelles

Plantation

Chambertain

Drapeau

Place du Lièvre

Champagne

Du Bordelais

Place Maple Grove

Chantelys

Du Buisson

Remembrance

Charles-Goulet

Du Cerf

Richard

Coloniale

Du Chablis

Roitelets

Country

Du Clavet

Rozon

Cristal

Du Lièvre

Saint-Dominique

Croissant Du Fleuve

Du Merisier

Saint-Émilion

Croissant du Julienas

Du Pinacle

Saint-Robert

Croissant Du Saumur

Du Pommard

Sainte-Angélique

D’Anjou

Du Puits

Sainte-Marie

D’Avalon

Du Ruisseau

Sébastien

D’Avignon

Du Sauvignon

Soprano

De Chamonix

Du Souvenir

Stéphane

De la Famille

Du Trotteur

Symphonie

De Lafite

Du Valentin

Touraine

De L’Aubère

Gervey

Vallée de la Loire

De la Chevrière

Héritage

Villas Desmarchais

De la Tradition

Karl

Vallée du Rhône

De Lasalle

Leduc

Violoncelle





Erratum : Vegetation control work

The city of Saint-Lazare and Hydro-Québec collaborate to improve the quality of electricity service

Please note that there has been a mistake in the invitation letter sent by mail to all residents. Under the signature of Mayor Robert Grimaudo, one should read Mayor of the Town of Saint-Lazare and not, Hydro-Québec. We confirm that Mr. Grimaudo is the Mayor of the Town of Saint-Lazare, and has no connection with Hydro-Québec.


 

Information session - Vegetation control work in Saint-Lazare - April 6, 2017

An information session about the pilot project was held on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

The city of Saint-Lazare and Hydro-Québec collaborate to improve the quality of electricity service

Over the next two years, Hydro-Québec will be conducting major vegetation control work in Saint-Lazare.

Most major power outages in the area over the past few years have been caused by vegetation coming into contact with the power system. Also, weather events—which are increasingly numerous and severe—have a direct impact on the number of outages and service restoration times. The denser the vegetation and the closer it is to the power system, the more challenging it becomes for Hydro-Québec crews to intervene.

In an effort to make the electrical system less vulnerable and ensure public safety, Hydro-Québec, with the support of the city of Saint-Lazare, will undertake a special vegetation control project to prune or cut down weakened trees and vegetation growing too close to the electrical system.

Before cutting down the trees that have been identified, Hydro-Québec must obtain permission from the affected landowners. Over the next few months, a Hydro-Québec forestry technician will therefore contact the property owners as part of the project operations. Once all the required permissions are granted, the technician will obtain a municipal tree-felling permit from the city of Saint-Lazare’s urban planning department.

 

To present the project and respond to your questions, we are inviting the citizens of Saint-Lazare to an information session:

 

April 6, 2017

7 p.m.

  Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare  (Salle Les Forestiers)
2800, chemin Lotbinière

 

 

We are counting on your collaboration to ensure the success of this special project, so that the citizens of Saint-Lazare can benefit from improved service in the years to come. Our collective effort is critical to the attainment of this objective.

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