Pontiac council report – Skating rink contracts approved


Mo Laidlaw

MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – Pontiac council held its regular monthly meeting, December 14 at the Luskville Community Centre, with about 20 member of the public attending.
Public input
Mickael Desaulniers bought a house on ch de la Butte last year. The road is less than 200 m long and the municipality has maintained it for 30 years. However, since March 2021, it’s now owned by the Ministry of Transport. Desaulniers inquired about who is responsible for maintenance. The solution for residents of non-municipal roads is to get the municipality to take over the road after it has been brought up to required standards.
Public works, planning, fire department
The firm QDI are preparing plans and specifications for replacing the washed-out culvert carrying Knight’s creek on Bronson-Bryant Road. QDI asked for an additional $4,250 plus tax for further analysis because of the large size of the watershed.
Council supported two applications to the CPTAQ
The owner of the 100 acre farm at 200 ch Crégheur wants to build and open a daycare, Excelsior Mini Farm Daycare, which will “create jobs and supply a needed service to young farming families”.
Eldon Davis, the owner of 251 ch Crégheur, was adding fill to about an acre of his farm to improve the land for farming, which required permission.
A volunteer firefighter who hasn’t completed the Officer 1 course was given an extension until the end of 2022 as the pandemic delayed the course.
A firm was hired to install baseboard heaters in the old part of the Town Hall so employees can use it.
Clarisse Iribagiza was hired as receptionist clerk following the retirement of an employee.
Recreation and culture
Contracts for maintaining the municipal rinks in Luskville and Quyon this winter were awarded to Michel Duval for $9,083 each, the lowest of three offers. The contract for the Davis Park rink in Breckenridge was awarded in October to Christian Lauzon for $12,647.
Équipe Accès, part of the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l’Outaouais, requested a $500 contribution to the CLSC Pontiac Foundation “to promote access and break isolation”, which council approved.
Le Club des Blés d’Or requested a $31 refund for water supplied on voting day, when there was no drinking water available at the Luskville Community Centre.
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