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Pontiac council report: Planning bylaws harmonized with MRC

Mo Laidlaw
Local Journalism Initiative

MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – The municipality’s monthly council meeting was held June 11 at the Quyon Community Centre with a few residents present.

Administration
RPGL Avocats are mandated to respond to a human rights complaint and represent the municipality in a judicial matter.

Relais Expert Enquête et Médiation Inc’s service offer for human resources management was accepted as well as Therrien Couture Joli-Coeur’s offer to support legal services in HR management.

Mario Pilon, director of finance and human resources, was appointed to manage access to information requests.

Public works
Bylaw 09-24 on maintaining tolerance roads was tabled, to replace bylaw 08-23, adding roads and determining the cost of external maintenance contracts by estimate, not by km.

Planning
Five new draft bylaws removed from the agenda of the last regular meeting were passed at special meetings on May 22 and 27. Councillor Laforest said council has been assured by municipal lawyers that the bylaws conform. Urban plan bylaw 10-24 replaces 175-01, zoning bylaw 11-24 replaces 177-01, construction bylaw 12-24 replaces 179-01, subdivision bylaw 13-24 replaces 178-01 and permits and certification bylaw 14-24 replaces 176-01. Changes are to harmonize planning bylaws with the land use and development plan of the MRC des Collines.

Subdivision projects at 3302 route 148 (9 building lots and a road) and 412 rte 366 ouest (4 building lots and a road) were authorized after cash contributions for parks are made.

 The director general was mandated to negotiate the parks contribution with the developer of a subdivision at 75 ch Terry-Fox.

Requests to name the road at 3302 rte 148 “ch Simard” and the road at 412 rte 366 ouest “ch Laliberté” were made to Québec toponymy.

 DHC Avocats has recommended a structural audit of 217 Cedarvale, the subject of many complaints. DWB consultants will carry out this audit for $4,633.

Cardo Urbanisme’s offer to provide support staff for the planning department to manage files and issue permits was accepted for $15,000 plus taxes.

Council supported an owner’s request to the CPTAQ to reconstruct a residence on farm land at 1874 ch de la Montagne.

Recreation and culture
Council thanked volunteers Nathalie Larose, Lyne Lévesque, Marie-France Larose and Lina Légaré for helping with the landscaping of the municipal complex under the coordinator of recreation, community life, etc.