Pontiac council – TransCollines takes over bus service

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Mo Laidlaw

MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – The regular council meeting, held in Quyon on August 9, did not proceed as there wasn’t quorum – only two councillors and the mayor were present in addition to 16 members of the public and the director general.

Mo Laidlaw

MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – The regular council meeting, held in Quyon on August 9, did not proceed as there wasn’t quorum – only two councillors and the mayor were present in addition to 16 members of the public and the director general.
The special meeting at the community centre in Luskville on August 16 was a re-run of the regular meeting with the same agenda. Only 8 members of the public attended, and the only public input was to suggest there had been less than 48 hours notice of the meeting, although it was posted on the municipal website the previous Friday.
Council accepted Michel Trudel’s resignation as head of division in the Public Works department. He has accepted a position as Director of Public Works at the Municipality of Cantley.
Council mandated Public Works to undertake major upgrades (gravel, clearing of brush, ditches, and culverts) on chemins River, Elm east of 148, Kennedy north, Steele Line, Terry-Fox north and Sapinière for $350,000.
A plan for renewal of drinking water and sewer lines in Quyon was adopted, which allows the work to be financed through the TECQ (gas tax) program.
Several files have been sent to RPGL lawyers to start legal procedures against owners who have not responded to letters from the municipality.
The following are appointed members of the planning committee (CCU): Alain Goulet, Kenney Daley, Jean-Claude Beaucher, Kirk Finken and Daniel Desjardins.
A deposit of $400 is added to the $200 cost of a permit for a septic
system, which will be returned when a conformity certificate has been issued.
Council supports the request of the Quyon ferry operator to the Ministry of Transport to indicate the new, larger capacity of the ferry on highway signs.
At the special meeting on September 6, council passed a resolution to support TransCollines running the bus service (formerly Thom Transport) on Highway 148, serving the MRC Pontiac and the Municipality of Pontiac. Pontiac will contribute $13,500 for the first 12 months from October 17, 2016, 6% of the total. The Ministry of Transport grant covers 63%, MRC Pontiac 14.5%, and passengers 16.5%.
Council approved spending $30,960 to buy 24 refurbished sets of breathing apparatus (APRIA) from Gatineau for the Fire Department;
8 for each of the three fire stations. These are lighter than those currently used, reducing the risk of injury and fatigue.