Bristol council highlights

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Deborah Powell


Deborah Powell

BRISTOL – At the Bristol Council meeting, March 2, “Correspondence and Motions” included yet another twist in the trail to allow zoning changes for part of the property where Bristol Auto is located. Having passed a bylaw and received MRC support before sending in a  request to CPTAQ, the municipality was informed it would be easier to put in an Exclusion Request. Mayor Orr said the work done to request a zoning change was not wasted as much
of that information is required for the Exclusion Request; a motion was passed to follow through on the new course of action.
Council also approved a service offer from an urban planning consulting firm to write up a by-law concerning specific construction, alternative or occupancy proposals for an immovable (SCAOPI) at a cost of $6,950. Council chose this option over “spot zoning” as a step towards normalizing the status of one of
the houses built in the Pearlcrest Homes development in Norway Bay.
A complaint was made by a property owner whose property had been put up for sale for non-payment
of taxes after the bill had been sent to an incorrect address. Ratepayers were reminded of the importance of informing the municipality in writing of any address changes.
The Surété du Québec requested a list of municipal priorities for policing; suggestions included monitoring speeding on the River Road and the Second Concession, enforcing no parking in right-of-ways, and a
presence at the beach.
“Items sent out” included an invitation to tender for summer garbage and recycling pick up. Mayor Orr mentioned it is
not known who will be transporting or receiving domestic waste as the
contracts with Tom Orr Cartage and the Lachute Landfill Facility are coming to an end.
Council approved a request from Bristol Community Association treasurer, Ken Bernard,
for a $600 contribution towards building storage cupboards at the Jack Graham Hall. Payment and bonuses for firefighters who completed training courses was discussed; a $2,000 bonus will be
paid to those who received Firefighter 1 certification. The four volunteers enrolled in the pumper course will be paid for their hours and will get a $500 bonus upon completion.