Pontiac Council Report

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Day camp staff hired

Mo Laidlaw

MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – Council held its regular monthly meeting, April 9 at the Luskville Community Centre.

Administration
The Municipality wants to issue $2.2 million bonds to pay back loans sooner than originally set out in bylaws 05-16 and 09-17. The Ministry of Finance received three bids, the lowest from Financière Banque Nationale Inc, which was awarded the bond issue.

The Municipality will sign an agreement with the MRC-des-Collines to establish a maintenance project for the Ferris Stream branch of the Bélisle Stream to restore normal flow through farmland.

The Quyon Family Centre’s request to be exempt from property taxes was accepted.

Katia Robitaille was hired as tax clerk.

Council requested that the federal government work with municipalities to provide funds for local infrastructure to support growth.

Council supported keeping the Caisse Populaire Desjardins ATM in Luskville.

Public works
Council accepted a tender for $9,140 plus tax, from VO3, for a small-scale test to reduce organic matter and trihalomethanes (THMs) (due to decaying vegetation in lakes reacting with chlorine), in the Quyon drinking water plant. This may help the plant meet certain standards.

The one-year contract for maintaining green spaces was awarded to Entreprise MK for $55,135 including tax.

The contract for supplying and spreading dust suppressant on gravel roads in 2024 was awarded to Multi-Route for $81,086 including tax.

The Municipality will join a group purchase of road salt (NaCl) with the Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ) for 4 years.

Patrick Kevin Brazeau was hired as a day labourer.

Planning
A municipal “flood lot” at 110 ch Bord-de-l’eau will be sold to a neighbouring owner to install a septic system.

New members were appointed to the planning committee (CCU): Marielle Gervais-Joanisse, Muriel Dufour and Sophie Séguin, in addition to current members: Councillors Amyotte and Dagenais, and Mayor Roger Larose.

Recreation and culture
The following people were hired for the 2024 Pontiac day camp: Annie Lambert, coordinator; Alexia Bélanger, head animator; and Madyson Belland, Amélie Piquet, Allyson Venne and Marie-Laure Bouchard, as animators.