After practically half the city’s inhabitants voted on a brand new moniker, Asbestos, Que., is beginning the method to alter its title to Val-des-Sources.
“We live in a very historic second,” says the city’s mayor, Hugues Grimard, in an announcement issued Monday.
As officers seemed to transition the city away from the title of a poisonous mineral, voters additionally had the choice of selecting L’Azur-des-Cantons, Jeffrey-sur-le-Lac or Larochelle.
Practically 2,800 residents forged their votes between Oct. 14 to 18.
A rare council assembly was then held Monday to make it official with a vote by municipal politicians.
The following step is to ship a decision to the Fee de toponymie, a provincial physique that makes place names official. The fee can have 60 days to offer its opinion of the brand new title, the city’s assertion says.
As soon as the fee has evaluated Val-des-Sources, the municipality will request an official title change from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs.
That is when residents will be capable of problem the title, by submitting their opposition to the ministry earlier than a choice is made remaining.
If all goes easily, the title will formally change in December, the assertion says.