Highlights of Council Decisions
Regular meeting held on January 17, 2018
MRC Pontiac Council’s 2018 Priorities
Warden Toller presented the eleven priorities of the MRC Pontiac for 2018. The priorities stem from the first annual mayors’ retreat held on January 20th.
The MRC launches a call for tenders
The MRC Council will hire a firm specializing in industrial prospecting to fill a need for the search for investors to fill the Pontiac’s heavy and light industrial sites. The MRC will proceed with a call for tenders by invitation, and a committee will make the selection based on a scorecard.
Council grants Transpor-Action $ 25,000 from the municipal shares for the organisation’s 2018 operational expenses, which represents at least half of the expected user revenues.
Since the government assistance program for public transit in rural areas matches the sum of the MRC’s contribution and the carrier’s user revenues, the Ministère des Transports du Québec will contribute $ 75,000 for public transit on MRC Pontiac territory for 2018.
Donations and sponsorships
- $ 5,000 will be donated to Fort-Coulonge’s Country Festival from the Major Events Fund for the 2018 Festival.
- Rapides-des-Joachims’s recreation committee “Life Down Town” will receive $ 400 for the organisation of community events.
- $ 400 will be donated to the Breakfast Club for the organization of a volunteer recognition event in June 2018.
Residual materials management
The MRC Pontiac will avail itself of the one-year extension option in its current contract with Tom Orr Cartage Construction for the reception, transportation and disposal of household waste in the municipalities of the MRC Pontiac.
The MRC Council adopted interim control by-law 245-2018, which repeals the interim control by-laws to protect the Sault-des-Chats Park area, and to maintain the boundaries of Norway Bay in the Municipality of Bristol. This new regulation will allow greater flexibility for the development and improvement of private properties in this sector.