Pontiac council report — Paving rush and a plan for agriculture

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Mo Laidlaw
MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – Only eight residents attended the regular Pontiac council meeting, October 9 at the Luskville Community Centre.

Mo Laidlaw
MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – Only eight residents attended the regular Pontiac council meeting, October 9 at the Luskville Community Centre.
Jean Coté asked about the cleaning contract for municipal buildings. No bids were received, so municipal employees are doing the work. Another tender will be launched, splitting the contract between the Quyon and Luskville/Breckenridge buildings so it’s more attractive to local contractors.
Sue Lamont again asked how the municipality is keeping to their budget. Mayor Joanne Labadie assured her that revenue is still coming in to pay bills, including $350,000 from the Ministry of Public Security. “Has council done a cost analysis of the [Transcollines] bus?,” added Lamont. Labadie replied that the municipality contributes $23,000 a year for the bus which serves several municipalities. It’s well used, she added.
Anita Trudeau and Jean Amyotte asked about ditching that should be carried out before winter on Pères Dominicains and Cedarvale roads to avoid flooding in the spring. Trudeau also asked if council verified if snow removal contractors have at least two vehicles available and stocks of sand, as required by October 1. Labadie will ask the public works director at their next meeting.
—– Pre-winter road paving
Eurovia Quebec Construction Inc. was awarded a contract for $490,005 for paving 1.4 km of Pères Dominicains with warm flexible asphalt and Pavage Robillard was given $62,003 for patching and paving roads.
The Ministry of Transport will be asked again to redevelop the median between #2920 and #3000 Highway 148, the commercial area at the west end of the four-lane, to improve safety and access to businesses.
The MRC-des-Collines’ Agricultural Zone Development Plan (PDZA) was tabled. The document is available at www.mrcdescollinesdeloutaouais.qc.ca (search for pdza), in English and French. Now that there is a plan, concerned citizens will be asked to join the Agriculture Committee.

The fire chief was given the go-ahead to spend up to $25,000 to make their new 2,500 gallon tanker truck more effective for firefighting.
The containers for hazardous waste located next to the municipal garage will be dismantled and disposed of by the end of the year because they are not designed to prevent soil contamination and other places accept these wastes (Canadian Tire takes used oil, Rona takes paint cans, batteries are collected at the town hall, etc.).