Pontiac council – municipal well to be fracked

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Mo Laidlaw

MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – The regular council meeting was held September 13 at the community centre in Luskville, with 14 members of the public in attendance.
Sale of properties for unpaid taxes

Mo Laidlaw

MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – The regular council meeting was held September 13 at the community centre in Luskville, with 14 members of the public in attendance.
Sale of properties for unpaid taxes
Council authorized the necessary procedures to ask the MRC to sell all properties with unpaid taxes, on December 1st. The Director General and Assistant DG are authorized to buy any properties at this sale, for up to the amount of unpaid taxes, interest and costs. The property at 1033 de Clarendon was not sold at last year’s sale and therefore reverts to the municipality after an act of sale has been notarized.
Planning
Council confirmed that Dépanneur Martine at 114, ch des Tourterelles has acquired rights as a dépanneur, and an extension may be built according to variances currently in force. The Western Quebec School Board will be asked to improve school bus transport between the municipality and Pontiac High School in Shawville.
Expenses approved:
The following expenses were approved:
Financing for $372,900 for the John Deere grader from RBC for 5 years at 2.31% ($197,300 will still be owing in 2021); $4,800 to J.R. Drilling for hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) of the well at the municipal offices and $5,188 to VO3 Inc to supply equipment to carry out water flow measurements;
The snow removal
contract for sector F for 4 years is awarded to Construction Nugent, for $321,010, the lowest offer received. Sector F includes municipal roads in most
of Luskville from ch Pères-Dominicains north west to ch Kennedy (but not including Kennedy).   
Pontiac’s share of telecommunications equipment for the MRC emergency services (fire and police) for $65,090. This will be paid for using funds received from the province for using the “jaws of life”, for a maximum of 5 years;
Extra costs of $19,195 for Quadrivium for supervising work on Mountain Road, minus a hold-back for the estimated cost (maximum $10,000) to
correct backfill work at 1863 Mountain Road (part of a cultivable field was removed when the ditch was dug). The municipality will try to reclaim this amount from the contractor; $1,250 to implement the “Espace” project for Luskville recreation park, with assistance from Loisir Sport Outaouais. This is the first step in determining user needs for this park, updating the equipment there, and improving
safety.
The municipality will assume the costs for one year of a 4 cu yard garbage container for the Maison de la Famille in Quyon, to be kept in a secure place and only used by the MFQ. Meanwhile the MFQ must find a solution for textile and other waste (other than landfill) as soon as possible.