Pontiac Council Report

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New equipment for Public Works

Mo Laidlaw
Local Journalism Initiative

MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – Twelve residents attended the monthly municipal council meeting on November 14 at the Luskville Community Centre, a recent record. Councillors McCann and Dagenais were absent. Three residents of Cedarvale were concerned that they now must bring their garbage bins to the road along the servitude to their properties. They left after question period.

Administration
Expenses of $169,823 for November were accepted.

A loan of $401,800 was refinanced for five years. The tender from Caisse Desjardins de Hull-Aylmer had the lowest interest rate – 5.55% – and was accepted.

Dates were set for next year’s Council meetings. As usual, they are held on the second Tuesday of the month except for January, when it will be on the fourth Tuesday, the 23rd. The June and September meetings will be held in Quyon and the May meeting in Breckenridge.

RPGL Avocats was given the mandate to take part in an “amicable settlement conference” to settle the dispute between the contractors and architect of the Quyon Community Centre and the municipality.

Public Works
The Director of Public Works is mandated to invite tenders for a pick-up truck for a maximum of $50,000, and to call for tenders on SEAO for an excavator and equipment for about $150,000. These amounts are covered by the umbrella borrowing bylaw 02-23.

Planning
The Municipality wants to revise the urban plan and bylaws but has missed the two-year window following the revised MRC plan. They requested an additional 12 months from the Minister of Municipal Affairs.

Draft bylaw 11-23 was passed to allow special projects (PPCMOI) to be approved, even if they don’t comply with all the  planning bylaws. The application fee is $1,000. See the municipal website for the text of the bylaw.

The owner of 11 Chemin Quero wishes to regularize the location of a third secondary building, with a minor variance. This was approved.

William Twolan wishes to divide his 1.2 ha lot at 25 Chemin Elm (waterfront) into three to allow two new residences (about one acre each). This is farmland and requires approval from the CPTAQ. A majority of Council members supported this.

Rue St. Patrick, currently used as part of the St-Mary’s Church parking lot, will be abolished as a municipal road.

The Catholic Presbytery at 5 Rue St. John is permitted to subdivide the lot into two.

The Council approved buying 225 Chemin Pontiac from the succession of the previous owner.

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