January 14th Municipality of Pontiac Council Meeting

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Thomas Soulière

LUSKVILLE - The 2014 Municipal Budget was unanimously adopted Tuesday evening at a special meeting held just prior to the regular Council session at the Luskville Community Centre located in the Marcel Lavigne Building at 7pm.

Following the budget meeting, Council held its regular meeting which opened with a moment of silence for Mr. Leo Ladouceur, who sadly passed away at age 61 after a courageous battle with lung cancer on January 3rd of this year.  Mr. Ladouceur had been a member of the Quyon Volunteer Fire Department for over 25 years as well as serving as Chief, a member of the Quyon Lions Club and a volunteer coordinator of the Outaouais Search and Rescue with the Sureté du Quebec.

During the first round of questions from the public, Mrs. Dianne Lorraine Cousineau brought forward the suggestion that the Municipal Bulletin – issued only four times a year – was inadequate to inform citizens and should be published with more frequency.  In response, Mayor Roger Larose said that there had been a decision taken to issue the Bulletin on a monthly basis beginning in February to better keep residents informed of activities and important notices of interest to the public in the Municipality.

Among the agenda items was a motion to name the Mayor to sit as the Municipality’s delegate on the administrative board of the Transports adaptés et collectifs des Collines (TACC) as mandated by the transportation body.  Ward 2 councilor R. Denis Dubé gave notice of his intention to introduce by-law 02-14 to modify borrowing by-law 04-13 for the placement of a water conduit under the Quyon River at a subsequent meeting.  M. Dubé also deposited a second notice of motion seeking to amend by-law 06-08, which decrees the rules of controlling and monitoring the municipal budget, to be tabled at a later meeting.

Council voted unanimously to challenge Hydro Québec’s 5.8% tariff increase to begin April 1st, 2014.  “Whereas the request tabled on December 6th, 2013, by the government corporation Hydro Québec to the Régie de l’énergie regarding a 5.8% electricity rate increase as of April 1st, 2014.  Whereas Council deems unacceptable said increase and expresses its displeasure.  Consequently it is ... unanimously resolved that Council transmit its displeasure to (Hydro Québec) regarding the expected 5.8% rate increase for electricity starting April 1st, 2014.  Furthermore, it is resolved that a copy of the present resolution be transmitted to the Régie de l’énergie, to Mme. Stéphanie Vallée (MLA) for Gatineau and the Union of Municipalities of Québec for consideration.”

Councilor Nancy Draper Maxsom, representing Ward 1, gave a notice of her intention to introduce a motion to modify article 3.8.1 of Zoning By-law 177-01 to permit slaughterhouses in some agriculture zones of the Municipality of Pontiac.  A request was also tabled to the C.P.T.A.Q. to allow for the conversion a couple of lots in Onslow Township for use other than agricultural for the establishment of an abattoir.

However, councilors Dr. Amyotte and M. Dubé voiced concern that residents of the area hadn’t been properly consulted, with M. Dubé adding that he had not received all the information he required to adequately vote on the request.  The request is slated to be re-tabled at a later opportunity after Council has had time to study the request and hold public consultations.

During the second question period, the gentleman behind the slaughterhouse project questioned Councilors Amyotte and Dubé about their votes against the project.  Dr. Amyotte explained that he was not against the project in principal, only that he wished to exercise due diligence in proceeding forward to ensure that there was time to study the location and related consequences while also allowing time for residents in the area to be properly informed about the project.  Both Councilors made themselves available after the meeting to further discuss the project with the gentleman concerned.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Municipality of Pontiac Council will be at 7:30pm, February 11th, 2014, at the Luskville Community Centre in the Marcel Lavigne Building, located at 2024 Route 148.

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Sheila McCrindle

Given the importance of resident engagement in civic life, I was saddened to read Lynne Lavery’s article in this week’s Pontiac Journal.  Residents have been expressing concern that articles in the Journal relating to the Municipality of Pontiac have showed a bias in favour of the current Mayor.

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Thomas Soulière

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CARNAVAL DU PONTIAC: 25, 26 ET 27 JANVIER 2019

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Vendredi 25 janvier à partir de 18h30 au centre communautaire: Concours de talents amateur et de lip-synch.

Vous aimez danser, chanter ou vous avez un talent caché, venez participer et vous amuser dans ce concours d’amateur pour tous âges. Prix de participation.


Samedi 26 janvier : Activité intérieure (Centre communautaire, 2024 route 148)

9h-11h déjeuner hivernal (levée de fonds Cercle Socio-culturel de Luskville) et une vente d’artisanat.
Coût: 3$/enfant, 7$/adulte. PMP organise un bricolage sur le thème de l’hiver et des jeux de société pour les enfants.
12h-16h Tournoi de sac de sable. Levée de fonds pour la Ligue de sac de sable de Luskville. Coût: 2$/enfant, 4$/adulte.
17h-Souper spaghetti familial (levée de fonds 6e année), tirage 50-50 et soirée dansante, bar sur place.


Dimanche 27 janvier : Activité extérieure (Patinoire Parc Récréatif, 3206 route 148.)

9h-16H - Patinage, hockey, glissade, raquettes, ski de fond, tour de traîneau tiré par des chevaux, peinture sur neige, concours de bûcheron, cours de zumba et plus!
* Nouveauté: une tour d'escalade et des concours de fabrication de bonhomme de neige et de la plus belle tuque décorée !!


Si vous souhaitez participer dans notre carnaval, contactez-nous, nous recherchons des bénévoles Info@gajluskville.com


CARNAVAL DE LEGO

PMP est heureux de participer au carnaval d’hiver de GAJ ! Venez construire avec nous une création hivernale! (Lego, Duplo et MégaBlocks fournis par PMP)
Date: Le dimanche, 27 janvier de 4:00-5:00pm
Âges visés: MégaBlock et Duplo pour les 2 et 3 ans Lego pour les 4 ans et plus.
(Les enfants de 4 ans et moins doivent être supervisé par un parent.)
Endroit:Centre communautaire de Luskville, (2024 route 148)
Coût: 2$

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