Pontiac Council report

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Pontiac council adopts new bylaws and names permanent DG

Mo Laidlaw
Local Journalism Initiative

MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – Council’s monthly meeting was held March 12 at the Luskville Community Centre with four residents present. Councillor McCann was absent.

Administration
Mario Allen was named director general and director of public works (DPW) after two years as the acting DG and DPW. He was originally hired for four months in April 2022.

Bylaw 08-24 to update the fee schedule for supplying goods and services was adopted.

The contract with Centre de services partagés du Québec (CSPQ) to supply printers, photocopiers, office supplies and paper for the Town Hall and the Luskville library was extended for 24 months.

Councillor McCann was named as municipal representative on the Pontiac Housing Office (OHP) administration committee.

A daily labourer was hired for a maximum of 1,000 hours.

Public works
The DPW was authorized to bid up to $25,000 each on used equipment at auction at Les Encans Ritchie Bros: a roll-off trailer and containers for the eco centre. At a special meeting on March 19, a small garbage truck was added to the list to simplify collection from private roads in winter and support snow removal, with a bid up to $50,000 authorized.

Planning
Bylaws 05-24, 06-24 and 07-24 on minor variances, public nuisances and the planning committee (CCU) were adopted.

More time was requested from the MRC des Collines to revise the urban plan and bylaws.

Pontiac and other municipalities of the MRC made a collective request to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MAMH) for more time to make various bylaws conform to the revised land use and development plan of the MRC des Collines.

A surveyor will be contacted to replace survey markers at 1863 ch de la Montagne.

A municipal “flood lot” at 447 ch Clavelle will be leased to a neighbouring owner.

Volunteers are requested to sit on the planning committee (CCU).

Recreation and culture
The 2024 Pontiac Country Music Festival (Festival Country de Pontiac) was advanced $35,000 for expenses, to be refunded by sales.

Cabinets for storing dishes, etc. at the Luskville and Quyon Community centres will be purchased: two cabinets for each location for $699 plus tax each.