Pontiac Council - Another $1.5 million borrowed to fix roads
Pontiac council held its monthly meeting on May 9, at the Breckenridge fire hall. Eleven members of the public were present.
Henry Steiner feels that animal controllers (SPCA) are harassing him with four visits and threats of fines. He has four working dogs to protect 600 sheep. “They are not tied up as they must be free to roam their territory,” Steiner explained to council, “and occasionally go on the road to clean up road-kill.” Whoever is complaining is allowed to be anonymous and does not need to show proof - a photo of his dog for example. He would like a special permit.
The umbrella borrowing bylaw for a loan of $1.5 million for repair work by Public works on Clarendon, Murray, Bronson-Bryant and other roads was adopted.
A contract for $67,025 is awarded to Multi-Route for supplying and spreading dust suppressant in 2023.
Mario Allen is authorized to bid for a “Lowboy” trailer at Les Encans Ritchie Bros, for up to $30,000.
Work will start on replacing the culvert on ch Bronson-Bryant with a contract to A.J Environnement Inc for an ecological study and requests to ministries, for $15,470.
Councillor Garry Dagenais is nominated as chair of the CCU (planning committee).Xplore Inc is granted a permit to erect a 45 m high-speed Internet tower on a lot owned by the Ministry of Transport at the east end of the four-lane (Heyworth).
The municipal ecocentre will be upgraded with an electrical connection. Technical studies for a future municipal sand and gravel pit will be carried out by Bélanger Agro-Consultant.
A preliminary subdivision project for a 4.2 ha site accessible from 3302 route 148 (just east of Eardley Masham road) is approved. The parks contribution will be 10% of the value of the new lots created.
The Canadian Hazard Information service will install a seismic station at the Luskville municipal complex.
The municipal civil protection plan is updated to meet new requirements by the Ministry as well as to cope with employee changes. Mayor Roger Larose is the spokesman and person designated for emergency measures, with Mario Allen as the municipal coordinator responsible for updating the plan and replacing people in charge as necessary.
Five new volunteer firefighters are hired: Emma Hurtubise, Justin Robillard, Nicholas Tassé, Kurt McLean and Samuel Maurier.
The contract with Morneau Sheppell to provide an Employee Assistance Program was renewed for 2 years.
A contract for managing communications including daily information for citizens, is given to Miss Comm of Gatineau, for about $4000 per month as needed.
DHC Avocats are retained for second opinions in a few files, for $500 per year.
Council resolved to adopt the 2007 UN declaration on the rights of indigenous people.
Council authorized payment of $8,800 to Shawville Arena for 61 registered users last winter.
Staff are hired for the day camp: Alexia Bélanger as coordinator and Kayla René de Cotret, Zoé Gendron, Chloé Paquette-Dicke, Alexanne Gendron and Madyson Belland as animators.