Highlights of Council Decisions
Regular Meeting Held on September 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Request to the Government of Quebec: Local Road Infrastructure Response Plan (PIIRL)
In 2016, the Government of Quebec encouraged municipalities in the various territories to take charge of their five-year planning for the maintenance of the unnumbered road network, which is intended for inter-municipal transit.
For its part, the Ministère du Transport du Québec (MTQ) undertook financing a high proportion of the cost of the planned work. However, after several years of developing the plan and after the plan was approved by the MTQ, there are no longer any funds to cover the cost of work that is beyond the municipalities’ reach.
Therefore, the MRC Pontiac Regional Council is asking the Government of Quebec to respect its commitments and inject the necessary funds to fully implement the Local Road Infrastructure Response Plans (PIIRL).
Local school governance
After being informed that the Government of Quebec is about to review school governance, the Council adopted a resolution with the objective to remind that it is essential for rural territories such as Pontiac to preserve a local and representative school governance system and the election of local commissioners.
Independent Inquiry Commission
The Council adopted to submit to the Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM) general assembly to require an independent commission of inquiry to determine whether the partners responsible for the management and regulation of water from the rivers in the Outaouais have indeed carried out their roles according to established rules.
Draft agreement: intermunicipal assistance in civil security
Before November 9th, municipalities must have in place an emergency response plan that will define alert and mobilization procedures and minimum emergency measures to protect the safety of persons and property in the event of a disaster.
Such a plan is often only possible through intermunicipal mutual assistance in a context of limited municipal resources.
Adopted by the Council, this draft agreement defines the terms and conditions of the agreement. For example: the use in a disaster situation of equipment, machinery, of a building or other infrastructure, and the sharing of human resources.
Multi-purpose roads funding request
- Council accepts the funding request from the Association des résidents des lacs Coulton, Bertrand et Wright in accordance with the MRC’s policy regarding rehabilitation work on a multi-resource road located in TNO up to a maximum of $10,000.
- Council also agrees to finance the Schyan Road project in accordance with the MRC’s policy regarding rehabilitation work on a multi-resource road located in TNO up to a maximum of $50,000.