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PLANIFICATION STRATÉGIQUE 2010-­2020

Mission

Contribuer à maintenir l’harmonie entre les besoins de la collectivité et la protection de l’environnement dans un esprit de gestion responsable et respectueuse de la capacité financière de ses citoyens.

Vision

La qualité de vie, la conservation du patrimoine naturel et bâti et l’implication… tout simplement!

Valeurs

  • Qualité des services
  • Engagement individuel
  • Respect des autres et de l’environnement
  • Collaboration
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Citizen’s Guide

The Shefford Township Citizen's Guide

A balance between personal freedom  and the well-being of the community.


I am responsible for my environment:

  • I protect trees and plant life;
  • I minimize the urban development of my property (i.e. lawns, tree felling, paving, etc.);
  • I respect speed limits;
  • I intervene when visitors disrupt our peace and quiet;
  • I walk my dog on a leash and clean up after it.

I respect my neighbours:

  • I keep noise to a minimum (mechanical, music, conversation);
  • I only light the entrance to my property when necessary (eg. I turn my outdoor lights off at night);
  • I participate in the neighbourhood watch;
  • I consult the municipality before making changes on my property (eg. trees, visual impact, surface runoff);
  • I let my neighbours know when I plan to hold a gathering outdoors;
  • When I build a fire, I make sure the smoke will not inconvenience anyone;
  • I avoid clutter of any kind on my property (eg. visual impact and burglary risk);
  • I make sure people visiting me or working on my property are aware of these guidelines;
  • If a neighbour does not respect me, I take it upon myself to talk things over with him politely.

I participate actively within the community:

  • I attend Municipal Council meetings and express my opinion;
  • I participate in local and regional activities;
  • I take responsibility for my private and public space;
  • I make sure I am familiar with municipal bylaws and I respect them.

This is how i live in harmony with nature and my neighbours.


Social Ethics in Shefford: Humanity in Harmony with Nature, a Special Place Worth Protecting.

Context

In recent years, rapid growth in residential construction and the importance of initiating residents to the guiding principles of the Shefford Township has led a group of citizens, who are concerned about their quality of life and committed to protecting the well-being of their community, to reflect and define a common vision: to preserve our natural heritage, our peace and tranquility, and the warmth of our community in our daily lives.

Guiding principles:

  • Appreciate the tremendous biodiversity of the Shefford Township. The integrity of its unique ecosystems must be preserved;
  • Avoid unnecessary cutting of healthy mature trees. Tree cutting affects the public good: specifically the water table, surface runoff, and it has a distressing visual impact;
  • Protect plant life, especially native plants. Why replace them with grass that has to be maintained artificially (eg. mowing, which is noisy and causes pollution)?;
  • Preserve natural waterways, which have a direct impact on many plant and wildlife ecosystems;
  • Protect Mt. Shefford and the diversity of its wildlife, as well as its rare plants (i.e. plants unique to the Monteregian Hills);
  • Preserve the water table by eliminating phosphates in our soaps, detergents, and the wastewater when we empty our swimming pools. Opt for natural organic compost;
  • Minimize light pollution. Avoid blinding light sources. Use a motion detector to lower your energy costs, and so you can enjoy the stars at night;
  • Respect your neighbours and maintain a cordial relationship with them. Lighting, noise and smoke from your property directly affects everyone living nearby;
  • Realize that, viewed as a whole, the properties in a neighbourhood are what create the near horizon, forming a common landscape that we want to keep as natural and harmonious as possible;
  • Decrease hunting to eliminate the risk of accidents.
Social Ethics Committee:
  • Françoise Gariépy
  • Claude Prévost
  • André Laperrière
  • André Roy
  • Andrée Nault
  • Anny Schneider
  • André Pontbriand
  • Jean-Paul Vermette

GUIDE FOR NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION

What are the documents required for an application for a building permit (new home)

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