Pontiac council report Waste management, fire services & flood zones

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Mo Laidlaw

MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – Only ten
people attended the regular council meeting on July 12 in Luskville in addition to three councillors and Mayor Roger Larose.
 Public input

Mo Laidlaw

MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – Only ten
people attended the regular council meeting on July 12 in Luskville in addition to three councillors and Mayor Roger Larose.
 Public input
M. Papineau complained about a “mile of continuous dust” on Papineau Road and increased truck traffic in spite of a truck ban. Larose said police gave a fine to
a truck company last week. The municipality ran out of calcium to reduce dust because of uneven spreading and is waiting for more to be delivered.
Administration
Dominic Labrie has taken over the Assistant Director General and interim assistant secretary treasurer positions in addition to being Head
of Communications. Ms Chevrier-Bottrill continues as Finance and Human Resources Director.
A truck driver and an operator have been hired for the public works department and Michel Lemieux’s resignation as Fire Director was rejected (a full-time Fire Director is being sought). Since the pay scale for managers is lower than the average rate for a full-time Fire Director in the region, the pay policy will be modified. Mathieu Hull’s contract was renewed for two months as fire prevention officer.
The MRC des Collines will be informed that Council opposes the project to enlarge the police headquarters in Wakefield for $8 million, since the MRC has not seriously considered establishing satellite offices. Council expects the MRC to spread economic benefits among all the municipalities.
Garbage collection
The new fee structure for garbage and recycling was adopted as well as the new garbage bylaw. The municipality will buy back green wheelie bins in good condition for $50 from residents who are changing to larger containers, and will resell them to citizens for $75.
After LJ Towing dumped the contents of a commercial garbage container on Ave des Fauvettes in May, a majority of council voted to call in a clean-up company to deal with the situation.
The speed limit on Chemin de la Sapinière, du Lac, and Avenue des Plages will be reduced to 40 km/h; new signs will be installed.
Planning
A bylaw was introduced to stop parking or storing of heavy trucks along Highway 148 in zone 7 (between Smith-Léonard and Elm); a public consultation will be held.
The bylaw on work in flood zones was adopted and the official maps of
0-20 year and 100 year likelihood of flooding were annexed. Residents are responsible for determining whether their property is within the flood zone.
Council supported a request to the CPTAQ to allow the transformation
of local farm produce (commercial usage) in the farm zone, at 225 Pilon.
As soon as the borrowing bylaw for the Quyon community centre is approved by Municipal Affairs, a call for offers for an architect to design and manage the project will be issued.
 Expenses approved
The following were approved: $11,355 to J.B. McClelland & Son for
culverts; $10,000 for the Country Fair at Luskville Falls; and $8,950 to
MOSAIC 3D Inc for calculating volumes of rock and sand removed from quarries and sandpits annually, using satellite data.