Pontiac council report Domaine des Chutes approved

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Mo Laidlaw

MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – Sixteen members of the public attended the municipality’s regular council meeting, April 12 in Luskville.  

Mo Laidlaw

MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – Sixteen members of the public attended the municipality’s regular council meeting, April 12 in Luskville.  
Alain Larose, who started building a house on farmland on Lac des Loups road after being issued a building permit by the municipality although the CPTAQ had turned down his request to build, presented a photograph of a fire hydrant and sewage access point at Garage Mohr, right next to his lot, in order to demonstrate that municipal services are available nearby. However, farm zoning was said to be the constraint. Larose began legal proceedings against the municipality after they halted his construction.
A borrowing bylaw for $372,990 over 10 years was adopted to buy a grader from Nortrax Canada Inc. Councillor Middlemiss gave notice that he will propose a borrowing bylaw for $2 million over 20 years for municipal road maintenance. The first reading of the bylaw was passed. The bylaw concerning waste management was adopted by a majority. Tom Orr Cartage Inc. was awarded the contract for garbage pickup for 5 years for $2,243,900.
For the Domaine des Chutes, Mayor Roger Larose and Director General Benedikt Kuhn were given signing authority for an agreement with the owner, Philippe Charettte, concerning constructing a new, 900 meter road.
Phase 1 of the project for 20 houses just north of the town hall in Luskville was approved by a majority. Three lots will be ceded to the municipality at the developer’s expense, as a contribution for parks etc., and the developer will also pay $70,956 to bring the contribution up to 10% of the land value.
The developer has to pay the certified appraiser’s fees ($2,299), and share the results of the CIMA+ study, the analysis of water supply by Maxxam, and the recommendations for drinking water treatment by Apollon.
An architectural implantation and integration plan is required for Domaine des Chutes. A public consultation was held April 29 at the Luskville community centre.
The municipality withdrew its request to extend the “perimeter of urbanization” north of Highway 148 in Quyon, at the request of the MRC planners. The aim is to concentrate on consolidation of development in existing urban areas. The MRC’s Schéma d’aménagement has to be deposited soon for government approval.
Notice was given that the zoning bylaw will be modified to add flood zones to the map.
Offers for a play structure for Parc Davis-Soulière will be sought, for a maximum of $25,000. To improve control of access to municipal buildings and reduce the need for a janitor to open doors after hours, offers for door locks operated by magnetic cards, for a maximum of $25,000, will be requested. Meghan Lewis’s contract is extended from June 23 to the end of the year for community development work.
The following grants totalling $23,000 were approved: Association des artistes du Pontiac, $1,000; Canada Day Committee, $2,000; Groupe Action Jeunesse, $6,000; Le Grenier des Collines, $2,000; Les Blés d’Or de Luskville, $1,000; Maison de la Famille de Quyon, $2,000; Parents de la Municipalité de Pontiac 0-5, $2,000; Association sportive et récréative de Quyon, $4,000; and Table Autonome des Aînés des Collines, $1,000.
Royal-T will be paid $94,265 for the janitor contracts for all municipal buildings for three years, $500 was given to Quyon Ensemble for Jamfest, and a $125 sponsorship was given for the Pontiac Artists’ Association brochure.