$1 million loan approved for vehicles

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Pontiac Council – Mo Laidlaw

MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – Two members of the public attended the February 14, 2023, Pontiac Council meeting at the Luskville community centre. Councillor Amyotte was absent.

Borrowing bylaws

Three borrowing bylaws for a total of $1.4 million were modified by refinancing through bank notes. Three tenders had been received for the loan from a public call, with the lowest cost from Financière Banque Nationale. A draft umbrella borrowing bylaw was tabled for a loan of $1 million for vehicles and equipment for public works.

Administrative updates

A resolution to clarify Mario Allen as Acting Director General, Secretary-Treasurer and Clerk was passed. The current mayor, Roger Larose, and finance director, Mario Pilon, were added to the municipal credit card accounts and the names of former officials removed; as well, Pilon was named as the administrator of the Desjardins bank account. Councillors Lacasse and Allen voted against an additional salary level increase for the position of the janitor, to recognize years of service; the motion was passed by a majority.

Requests to the CPTAQ

Four members of the Lelièvre family asked for lots on cr Lelièvre totalling 6.7 ha to be removed from the farm zone; another request was made to exclude the proposed daycare from the farm zone; Karim Schir requested approval to build a residence on 0.5 ha of the 1.9 ha lot at 3,900 ch du Lac-des-Loups; and two requests were made that maintain farmland but require CPTAQ approval, at 476 ch de la Baie and 223 ch Vaillant.

Planning

Phase 2 of Domaine des Chutes was authorized to create 22 lots. The park’s contribution was made in phase 1; and Annick Régimbald will replace Alain Goulet on the Environment Committee.

Community life

David Massé of Conception Plein Air will develop plans to improve the Quyon Park as a tourist park for $14,946 and the Luskville Park for residents for $9,925; eight canopies will be bought from Uline for $4,336, for various events; a contest for Pontiac youth was authorized to find and name a mascot for the day camp, with a total of $200 in prizes; the community life coordinator will manage a project to revive the Quyon Jam Fest as the “Pontiac Country Music festival”; the contract with Éditions Média Plu to
produce a municipal calendar was renewed for 2024–2026, with editorial content provided by the municipality. This will be funded by advertising, at no cost to the municipality.

Mo’s reports: www.heritagepontiac.ca/Municipality

Municipal website: www.municipalitepontiac.com