Pontiac council report – new bicycle trail route

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Mo Laidlaw

MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – About 30 people attended the regular council meeting of the Municipality of Pontiac, February 11, at the Marcel Lavigne Community Centre in Luskville.

Mo Laidlaw

MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – About 30 people attended the regular council meeting of the Municipality of Pontiac, February 11, at the Marcel Lavigne Community Centre in Luskville.
Michel Séguin asked about special projects for tolerance roads. He would like the municipality to take over his road. Mayor Roger Larose stated that taking over tolerance roads that conform to the requirements will solve a lot of problems.
Diane Lacasse and Carl Hager had questions about the new Quyon Community Centre. Larose repeated much of what he said at the last meeting; the grant has been turned down and a complete rethinking of the project is required before another application is made. Lacasse would like to be on the committee that looks into the project.
Proposals will be requested for a    geotechnical study for paving Chemin de la Montagne from Crégheur to Townline Road, and another for the size of culvert required to take the Fahey creek across Chemin de la Montagne.
The public works department is      mandated to prepare a quote for           scarifying existing asphalt, spreading gravel and paving Chemin de la Montagne from Crégheur to Townline Road, and the final preparation and paving for the 2.5 kilometre Luskville Project off Crégheur.
A change to the proposed bicycle trail route, “Route verte” was passed, with Councillor Middlemiss voting against. The trail will now go up Terry-Fox Road from the former rail-line, to Lavigne Road, Panorama Road, and then onto Highway 148 at McCaffrey Road. The Ministry of Transport will be asked to install a      flashing light on Highway 148 at McCaffrey. The change is because owners of two sections of the former rail-line changed their minds about allowing the bike path on their properties.
J.F. Sabourin and Associates were given the mandate to review the             documents for the Domaine des Chutes project, for $2,560, after a request for   proposals. This is the proposed new subdivision on the north side of Chemin de l’Hôtel-de-ville in Luskville.
Pioneer Wireless will be asked to provide a breakdown of costs for its   internet service at the municipal offices, libraries, and community centres, including proof of liability insurance.
The following were approved: $28,800 in invoices for January; $215,750 in fixed expenses for January; $17,491 in incurred expenses for February; financial           assistance to the following recreational associations for a total of $22,375 –  Groupe Action Jeunesse $8,500, Quyon Sports & Recreation $7,500, Quyon Ensemble $3,375, Beechgrove RA $2,000, and Les Blés d’Or $1,000; $5,800 to the Municipality of Shawville for use of the arena; $4,500 to Group Action Jeunesse for controlling access to the gym at the school in Luskville; and $125 to the Pontiac Artists’ Association for their brochure.