Pontiac council report – tender for new fire truck accepted

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Mo Laidlaw

PONTIAC – About 24 people attended the municipality’s regular council meeting, September 9,         at the Marcel Lavigne Community Centre in Luskville.
Public input

Mo Laidlaw

PONTIAC – About 24 people attended the municipality’s regular council meeting, September 9,         at the Marcel Lavigne Community Centre in Luskville.
Public input
Replying to questions from Marie-Claude Pineau about the Lions Club building in Quyon, Mayor Roger Larose said the study on the state of the building will be available to the public as soon as it has been tabled at a council meeting.
Pineau also asked which councillors were present when the verbal legal advice, regarding the audit,  was given by representatives from Deveau, Bourgeois, Gagné, Hébert & associés; Larose explained the matter is confidential and cannot be discussed publicly.
 M. Séguin raised an issue about a section of Highway 148 that does     not conform to provincial standards (between Breckenridge Creek and Aylmer). “When is MTQ going to do something? There was a fatal crash in Breckenridge earlier this summer, and today another vehicle left the road,” he said. Larose replied he is working with MNA André Fortin and MTQ to address the issue.
New staff
Jalloul Salah was hired as head of the planning department and Alain Bourgeois, a civil engineer who will be working on infrastructure and public works projects, was hired for two months.
Fire prevention
An MRC bylaw regarding fire prevention in high risk buildings was adopted; this transfers responsibility to the MRC for fire prevention inspections in places like day cares        and seniors’ residences. However, the Pontiac Fire Department will inspect day cares as soon as possible, because it may be some time before the MRC organizes inspections.
No parking
Parking will not be allowed opposite the Maison de la Famille, 1074 rue de Clarendon, in Quyon, or opposite the apartment building at 825 rue de Clarendon both places have been the site of several recent collisions and near-collisions.
Money matters
The following were approved: $54,961 in invoices for August; fixed expenses of $315,976; $11,714 in incurred expenses for September; $393,214 to Aero-Fen for a pumper-tanker truck for the fire department; $3,000 for an agreement with CREO; $6,854 for the 10% municipal share in the housing deficit; and $3,500 for the cost of translating