Blainville pays tribute to former mayor André de Carufel

The mayor of the City of Blainville, Richard Perreault, on behalf of the members of the municipal council and the population of Blainville, paid tribute to André de Carufel, mayor of the city from 1973 to 1977 and died on September 21 at the age of 90. He was also a municipal councilor from 1983 to 1985.
“Mr. de Carufel, the second mayor in our citie’s history, played a very important role in our development. Under his leadership, Blainville negotiated with the Government of Canada to acquire the lands of the former Bouchard camp. The administration of Mr. de Carufel was therefore able to start the construction of the first arena there and set up the first real town hall as well as the police station. He also set up separate real municipal services and installed the municipal garage in larger premises. It is the precursor of the modernization of the City. I had the opportunity to meet Mr. de Carufel on a few occasions and I will always have fond memories of him. I offer my sincere condolences to his wife, his children and grandchildren, as well as to the people who worked with and appreciated him, ”said Mayor Richard Perreault.
In memory of the former mayor André de Carufel, the flag of the City of Blainville was lowered to half-mast from October 16 to 19, 2020.
It should also be noted that a room in the town hall bears the name of André de Carufel.
At the end of his term, not wishing to run a second campaign, he returned to his business and hotels in the United States, having invested in the purchase of several places at the time. , abroad and here, in addition to having a family to care for, with two children, a girl and a boy.
“I managed to do what I had set for myself in my one mandate, in addition to bringing order to the city. It was my sole goal as a director,” had said a proud André De Carufel.
Interesting fact to mention for, André De Carufel had shared certain anecdotes and facts of the time with the media, such as the salary deserved by a chief magistrate of the 1970s. Indeed, a mayor was paid 25 cents per citizen at the time, which represented approximately $ 2,900 per year to manage the City of Blainville. Still according to him, a municipal councillor, for his part, was also remunerated according to the number of citizens, 10 cents per person.