TNO Council and Regional Council of Mayors
Regular meeting held on January 20, 2021 AT 6:30 P.M.
ACCEPTANCE BY THE TNO COUNCIL OF AMENDMENTS TO THE SUMI AGREEMENT (WATER RESCUE)
The MRC Pontiac had previously adopted a local protocol for intervention in isolated areas and has been coordinating this rescue service for several years now. Considering the fact that the terms of the water rescue program closely resemble those of an isolated rescue, it was resolved that the TNO Council accept the modifications proposed by the MRC Pontiac to the intermunicipal agreement for isolated environment rescue to incorporate water rescue.
REGIONAL COUNCIL OF MAYORS
MRC CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CPO
Considering that the Warden, as a representative of the MRC Pontiac, sits on the Conférence des préfets de l’Outaouais (CPO), an organization which brings together the four wardens of the Outaouais region and the mayor of the city of Gatineau, a financial contribution from each of the MRCs and the City of Gatineau is required. It was resolved by Council to authorize a payment of $34,000 to the CPO for the financial contribution of the MRC for 2021-2022.
RENEWAL OF THE CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR 2021-2023
Last October, the MRC Pontiac received a proposal from the Ministry of Culture and Communications to renew the Cultural Development Agreement (EDC) for the years 2021-2023. The MRC and the Ministry of Culture and Communications have shared a Cultural Development Agreement (EDC) for the Pontiac territory since 2005. It was resolved by Council that the MRC Pontiac invest a minimum amount of $ 61,900.00 for the next three (3) year period for the Cultural Development Agreement 2021-2023.
MAPAQ BIO-FOOD SECTORAL AGREEMENT
The Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation has proposed a sectoral agreement with all the MRCs of the Outaouais and partners for the creation of a common fund steered by a steering committee to study funding projects that meet the priorities of local, supra-local and regional communities. The Table agroalimentaire de l’Outaouais (TAO) was designated as the trustee of the agreement.
It was therefore resolved by Council that the MRC Pontiac participate in this agreement with annual financial assistance of $45,000 for the three-year period between 2020 and 2023 from component 2 of the Regions and Rurality Fund (FRR).
Donations & Sponsorships
- $500 to the Life Downtown committee at Rapides-des-Joachims for their ‘kids party time’ event to be held on July 10, 2021.
MANAGEMENT OF TERRITORY
DRAFT BY-LAW 269-2021: PUBLIC CONSULTATION AND OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES ACT (HIGHLIGHTS)
A presentation was made to the Council of Mayors to provide an overview of the comments received to date as part of the public consultation for the DRAFT BY-LAW 269-2021, as well as corresponding excerpts from Bill 71, An Act Respecting Off-Road Vehicules.
COUNCIL SUPPORTS RESOLUTION TO REQUEST A REVIEW OF TRANSCOLLINES 910 BUS LINE SCHEDULE
Since January 4, 2021, the service of Interregional Route 148 is integrated into the City of Gatineau’s public transit service with the brand-new line 910, which no longer runs directly to downtown Ottawa. As this change in service is causing a delay, some riders in the Pontiac region have expressed concerns of not being able to get to work on time. It was resolved by Council to support Resolution 018-01-2021 of the Council of the Municipality of Campbell’s Bay to request Transcollines to review the schedule of bus route 910 in order to continue direct service to downtown Ottawa for government employees coming from the region.