Pontiac council report: study for Bronson-Bryant repair

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Mo Laidlaw
MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – Pontiac council held its regular monthly meeting, May 11 via teleconference.
—- Public input
Diane Lacasse asked about the Mill on rue Egan in Quyon, which was supposed to be put on the market in the spring. Mayor Joanne Labadie said the lot must be surveyed as part belongs to the Ministry of Transport. The minimum acceptable offer will be what the municipality paid for it in June 2010. The building is evaluated at $91,400 (entire property $119,000).
Marie-Anne Larose asked why local contractors are not used for some road repairs. The mayor explained that contracts expected to be more than $100,000 must go through the provincial SÉAO bidding process and be open to all Québec contractors. Local companies may bid on the contracts.
— Road work
QDI was awarded the mandate for a geotechnical study and supervision of work to replace the culvert that washed out in 2019 where Bronson-Bryant Road crosses Knight’s Creek for $85,000. To obtain a 75% grant from the Ministry of Public Security (MSP), plans, specifications and a hydraulic study must be done.
A call for tenders will be put on SÉAO for plans, specifications and supervision for repairing ch Murray and rue de Clarendon (from the Quyon river bridge east to the 148). This is listed in the triennial plan for 2022, but funding is being sought now.
EXP was awarded the mandate for $2,550 plus tax for supervision and quality control of material for municipal road work at the ch du Pékan housing development.
—- Planning
The director of urban planning has resigned and the position will be advertised. This will have no impact on issuing building permits.
The plans for two lots on ch de l’Aventure – to build a single family home and to add a detached shed – were approved.
Three requests for minor variances were approved: 82 ch McKay, 110 ch des Trappeurs, and 138 ch Cedarvale.
Council supported an application to the CPTAQ to build a residence on farm land at 5670 ch Farrell.
A new MRC bylaw concerning animals was tabled.
—- Recreation and culture
CIMA tendered the only conforming proposal for design of concrete bases, plans, specification and electrical installation for the lighting system at the Luskville Park for $29,779. This will be paid using grants from the Blue Jays and the Ministry of Education.
An agreement will be signed with Éditions Media Plus Communication to produce the 2022 calendar at no cost to the municipality.
Julien Charette will be hired under the Canada 2021 summer job program, for the second year running, for eight 35 hour weeks at $15/h.
— Public safety
A new MRC bylaw setting standards for fire safety was tabled and two volunteer fire fighters who retired or resigned were thanked for their years of loyal service.
— Expenses
The following expenses were approved: John Schuiteboer Cartage Inc won the snow removal contract for 4 years for sector G (Crégheur area) for $955,380; Nugent Construction Inc. won the snow removal contract for 4 years for sector A (a small area near Lac des Loups) for $74,734; $9,181 plus tax to Innovision for municipal election support; and $2,000 to the communication class at CÉGEP de l’Outaouais for their redesign of the municipal web site.