Pontiac council report – proposals for farm incinerator and slaughterhouse

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Mo Laidlaw

PONTIAC – About 30 people remained for the Municipality of Pontiac’s regular meeting, March 11, after the crowd       supporting a new community centre in Quyon had left.

Mo Laidlaw

PONTIAC – About 30 people remained for the Municipality of Pontiac’s regular meeting, March 11, after the crowd       supporting a new community centre in Quyon had left.
Council supports the request to CPTAQ by Vincent Perrier to operate a farm animal incinerator at 1927, Highway 148, the location of his farm and             residence. Council also supported Alain Lauzon’s request to run a slaughterhouse and butcher shop for cattle, sheep and large game on his farm.
The bylaw concerning subdivisions is being changed so 10% of the value of the subdivision must be donated towards a park, in cash or land, instead of 4% to provide funds for playground equipment. For example, if a subdivision is divided into 20 lots, one lot (5%) will be donated for a park, and 5% of the total value of all the lots will be donated in cash for       playground equipment.
Council passed a resolution supporting the MRC Pontiac, who asked the Ministry of Transport to improve Highway 148 between Gatineau and L’Isle-aux-Allumettes. The three kilometre section between Terry-Fox and Maple roads may be brought up to provincial highway standards soon. 
Residents of Wilmer Road and Mélèzes Crescent asked the municipality to take over their roads. A survey of affected owners will be carried out.
 The NCC asked for proposals to      animate public spaces on the banks of the Ottawa River in the urban core. Benedikt Kuhn presented a project to develop a “Blue Route” for canoes on the Ottawa River, which could become a tourist route if the urban portion is facilitated. Council supports this project.
Le Grenier des Collines will be allowed to use space at the community centre in Luskville for free for a food bank.
The following were approved: $75,953 in invoices for February, $335,731 in fixed expenses, and $7,693 in incurred      expenses for March. $11,200 was awarded to Brent Mainville for supervision and upkeep of the ice rink at the Luskville park for 2014.