Latest decisions by Laval executive-committee

Couche Tard gets $80,000 subsidy to renovate its HQ

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(TLN) The City of Laval’s executive-committee made several significant decisions at its Sept. 4 sitting, including awarding contracts for street repairs and an $80,000 subsidy to Couche Tard to renovate its headquarters.

Street work expenses

The committee recommended to city council that it award a $4.7 million contract to Construction CJRB for work to be done on du Plateau, du Plateau, de la Colline, Kugler, De Sèves and Lachance streets, as well as for the prolongation of des Trembles Ave. The work will allow the city to conform to demands made by the Quebec Ministry of the Environment.

At the same time, the city asked city council to grant Couche Tard an economic incentive subsidy of $80,000 in 2019, with additional subsidies each year until 2023 for a total of $400,000. The subsidies will allow Couche Tard to enlarge its headquarters.

Renovating Couche Tard

A longtime presence in Laval’s industrial park area, the Couche Tard headquarters is being renovated by the company at a cost of $6 million. The company intends to expand its work force at the headquarters by 200 employees, raising the total number of people employed there to 500.

The executive-committee also recommended to city council that it award a $1.46 million contract to Saho Construction for the refurbishment of Cluny Park as a nearby school is being built. New facilities will be built in the park, including a children’s playground, playground equipment, water games and a small hill for sliding on during winter.