Pontiac Council – Residential Development

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About twelve residents attended the monthly meeting on July 11, 2023 at the Luskville Community Centre, many of them concerned about speeding drivers on ch de la Baie.

Robert Poirier had contacted other residents to get their input and encourage them to attend the council meeting.  There are new residents and short-term renters who do not respect the speed limit.  Two other residents added their concerns about speeding and mentioned that people walk on the road.  They worry that future construction will bring truck traffic. Mayor Roger Larose replied that he will talk to the director of the MRC police.

James Riordan asked for an update on proposed work on Braun Road. The mayor replied that Braun Road remains a priority but floods and fallen trees have caused delays. He will meet with residents to review the work plan and the work will be completed in the fall.

Planning

Two proposed subdivisions require special approval because of the number of lots created. They need approval by the planning committee (CCU), then preliminary approval from council (which was given) and from the Ministry of Transport.

There are 12 lots and a road at 330 rte 366 Ouest, near Lac Beauclair (Ste-Cecile-de-Masham, but in Pontiac); and 9 lots and a road at 3302 rte 148 (just east of ch Eardley-Masham).

Owners of 22 and 29 rue Church in Quyon asked for minor variances to build closer to the rear and side of the lots than allowed. The CCU approved these, and a majority of council did too, except for councillor Caryl McCann.

Martin Perrier asked for council to support a revised request to the CPTAQ to build a residence on farmland at 626 ch Tremblay.

Council accepted a proposal by the Société d’évaluation immobilière de l’Outaouais (SEIO), for $1,750 to evaluate 2 lots totalling 7.8 ha between the end of ch de la Baie and ch Tremblay for park purposes. SEIO’s proposal to evaluate a lot at 5 ch Filiou (off Sumac) for $750 was accepted.

A revised plan for phase 2 of Domaine des Chutes was accepted.

Other matters

$30,124 expenses for July were approved.

The proposal by DWB Consultants (engineering firm) to “audit” the St-Dominique Church and Presbytery for $10,244 plus tax was accepted as the best of three offers.

Stratzer’s offer to assist in obtaining authorizations to operate the municipal Ecocentre for $6,250 was accepted.

Council accepted a proposal from State of the Art Acoustik Inc, for a study and recommendations to correct the acoustic problems at the Quyon Community Centre, for $2,775.

Two firefighters have resigned and were thanked for their service.

– Mo Laidlaw