June 2004 to present (last updated Saturday, 15 February, 2014)
Status of the bicycle trail, according to the minutes of Pontiac Council and local newspaper reports:


Google map of 2014 route.

For two sections, this corresponds to the 2008 route, maps 2 and 4 (see link)


Le 11 fevrier 2014, 11 February 2014

14-02-1841 PROJET SENTIER DE PONTIAC
CONSIDÉRANT QUE la municipalité doit statuer sur un nouveau tracé faisant partie de l’Axe 1 de la Route Verte du Québec;
CONSIDÉRANT les recommandations de M. David Massé de Conception Plein Air et les options offertes;
Il est Proposé par : Dr Jean Amyotte Secondé par : R. Denis Dubé
ET RÉSOLU QUE la municipalité aille de l’avant avec l’option #1 soit :
« chemin McCaffrey – chemin Panorama – chemin Terry-Fox – ancienne emprise ferroviaire (ville de Gatineau) ».
IL EST DE PLUS RÉSOLU QUE la municipalité demande au Ministère des Transports d’installer un feu clignotant à l’intersection du chemin McCaffrey et la route 148.
Le conseiller Brian Middlemiss vote contre la résolution.
Adoptée sur division

14-02-1841 PONTIAC PATHWAY PROJECT
WHEREAS the Municipality must decide on a new route as part of Axis 1 of the Route Verte du Québec;
WHEREAS the recommendations from Mr. David Massé at Conception Plein Air, and the options available;
It is Moved by: Dr Jean Amyotte Seconded by: R. Denis Dubé
AND RESOLVED THAT the Municipality moves forward with option # 1, that is:
“McCaffrey road – Panorama road – Terry-Fox road – former railway right-of-way (City of Gatineau)”.
IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the municipality ask that the Ministry of Transport install a flashing light at the intersection of McCaffrey road and route 148.
Councillor Brian Middlemiss votes against the motion.
Carried on a divided vote


1 avril 2011 Le Droit CHARLES THÉRIAULT
Le tracé de la Route Verte est finalisé

Le tracé de la Route Verte qui traversera la municipalité de Pontiac (Luskville-Quyon) est maintenant connu. Le conseil municipal de Pontiac a adopté un tracé qui comprendra une petite partie de l’ancienne voie ferrée, quelques tronçons de la route 148 où l’accotement sera asphalté et plusieurs chemins ruraux.
Selon le directeur général de la municipalité de Pontiac, Sylvain Bertrand, la Route Verte devrait être complétée en 2013 mais certains détails ne sont pas encore réglés. Le lien entre le réseau cyclable urbain de Gatineau et le Cycloparc PPJ qui relie Bristol à Waltham pose problème depuis plusieurs années, et le projet de construire une piste cyclable sur l’ancienne voie ferrée a longtemps divisé la population de Pontiac.
Aujourd’hui, seuls de petits tronçons de l’ancienne voie ferrée sont encore utilisables. La Route Verte devra donc emprunter un parcours très varié pour traverser la municipalité. Venant de Gatineau (secteur Aylmer) par l’ancienne voie ferrée, les cyclistes continueront jusqu’au chemin Azaret puis suivront la route 148 jusqu’au chemin des Plaines (ruisseau Breckenridge).
Le parcours sillonne ensuite la plaine de Luskville par les chemins de la Rivière, des Pères-Dominicains, Papineau, Tremblay, Damase-Perrier, de la Baie et Alary, pour revenir à la 148. Plus à l’ouest, le parcours empruntera les chemins Curley, Duffy, Kennedy, Clarke, Cochrane et River pour revenir encore une fois au bord de la 148.
« À cet endroit, le ministère des Transports doit construire une piste cyclable complètement séparée de la route pour relier le chemin Clarendon qui entre dans le village de Quyon. Pour notre part, nous allons aménager des bandes cyclables et de la signalisation sur le chemin Clarendon et le chemin McKechnie jusqu’à la limite de la municipalité, où débute le Cycloparc PPJ. Le lien entre le village de Quyon et le Cycloparc PPJ sera donc clairement indiqué », a expliqué M. Bertrand.
D’habitude, les chemins ruraux non asphaltés ne sont guère attirants pour les cyclistes – malgré leur tranquillité –, mais selon M. Bertrand, la surface de roulement est très dure, donc favorable à la circulation des vélos.
La municipalité de Pontiac aura aussi besoin de la collaboration de Gatineau pour concrétiser le projet car la Ville doit faire asphalter sa partie de l’ancienne voie ferrée entre le chemin Lattion et le chemin Terry-Fox, pour compléter le lien.

Pontiac trail, bicycle path
Summary of motions passed at Pontiac council meeting held on 8 March 2011. (in French, below)
Pontiac requests two grants of $3,500 each from the ministry of Transport for work on 9.3 km of bike path on designated roads (ch MacKechnie, rue de Clarendon and ch Ferry); and two grants of $12,500 each for 2.3 km of bike path in Breckenridge, between ch Terry-Fox and rue Asaret/route 148.

The following route is the latest accepted officially by Pontiac council (councillor Middlemiss voting against):
Along the former rail-line from ch Terry-Fox (the limit of the municipality with Gatineau), ch Asaret, route 148, ch des Plaines, de la Rivière, Pères-Dominicains, Papineau, Tremblay, Damas-Perrier, de la Baie, Alary, route 148, ch Curley, Duffy, Kennedy, Clarke, Cochrane, River, route 148, rue de Clarendon, MacKechnie. (see Link to Google map at top of page)

11-03-591
SENTIER PONTIAC – POLITIQUE DU VÉLO – AIDE FINANCIÈRE AUPRÈS DU M.T.Q.

Il est Proposé par Dr Jean Amyotte, Appuyé par Jim Coyle
ET RÉSOLU QUE la Municipalité de Pontiac demande une aide financière auprès du M.T.Q. pour l’aménagement de la voie cyclable sur chaussée désignée de 9.3 km, du secteur Quyon (ch. MacKechnie-Clarendon et Ferry) de l’ordre de 3 500,00 $ provenant de la “Politique du Vélo”.
Adoptée

11-03-592
SENTIER PONTIAC – PROGRAMME ROUTE VERTE – AIDE FINANCIÈRE AUPRÈS DU M.T.Q.

Il est Proposé par Dr Jean Amyotte Appuyé par Inès Pontiroli
ET RÉSOLU QUE la Municipalité de Pontiac demande une aide financière auprès du M.T.Q. pour l’aménagement de la voie cyclable sur chaussé désignée de 9.3 km, du secteur Quyon (ch. MacKechnie-Clarendon et Ferry) de l’ordre de 3 500,00 $ provenant du programme de développement de la « Route Verte ».
Adoptée

11-03-593
SENTIER PONTIAC – POLITIQUE DU VÉLO – AIDE FINANCIÈRE AUPRÈS DU M.T.Q.

Il est Proposé par Dr Jean Amyotte Appuyé par Inès Pontiroli
ET RÉSOLU QUE la Municipalité de Pontiac demande une aide financière auprès du M.T.Q. pour l’aménagement de la voie cyclable de 2.3 km, du secteur Breckenridge
(ch. Terry-Fox à la rue Asaret/route 148), de l’ordre de 12 500,00 $ provenant de la “Politique du Vélo”.
Adoptée

11-03-594
SENTIER PONTIAC – PROGRAMME ROUTE VERTE – AIDE FINANCIÈRE AUPRÈS DU M.T.Q.

Il est Proposé par Dr Jean Amyotte Appuyé par Roger Larose
ET RÉSOLU QUE la Municipalité de Pontiac demande une aide financière auprès du M.T.Q. pour l’aménagement de la voie cyclable de 2.3 km, du secteur Breckenridge
(ch. Terry-Fox à la rue Asaret/route 148), de l’ordre de 12 500,00 $ provenant du programme de développement de la « Route Verte ».
Adoptée

11-03-595
TRACÉ PROJETÉ – SENTIER PONTIAC

Il est Proposé par Dr Jean Amyotte Appuyé par Inès Pontiroli
ET RÉSOLU QUE la Municipalité de Pontiac accepte officiellement le tracé suivant pour le sentier Pontiac :

A partir de la limite est de la municipalité, emprise de l’ancienne voie ferrée, Chemin Azaret, Route 148, Chemin des Plaines, de la Rivière, Pères-Dominicains, Papineau, Tremblay, Damas-Perrier, de la Baie, Alary, Route 148
Chemin Curley, Duffy, Kennedy, Clarke, Cochrane, River, Route 148, Clarendon, MacKechnie
Le conseiller Brian Middlemiss vote contre la résolution.
Adoptée sur division


10 juin 2010, Le Droit, CHARLES THÉRIAULT ctheriault@ledroit.com
Vélo Québec pourrait favoriser un autre tracé
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Vélo Québec pourrait favoriser un autre tracé que l’accotement de la route 148, entre le Dépanneur Eardley et l’entrée du village de Quyon, pour la future piste cyclable dans la municipalité de Pontiac.
Participant à l’annonce officielle de la désignation du Cycloparc PPJ comme faisant partie de la Route Verte hier, le vice-président de Velo Québec, Jean-François Pronovost, a été surpris d’apprendre que la municipalité de Pontiac (Luskville-Quyon) privilégie un tracé empruntant la route 148 sur une distance aussi longue.
Ce lien cyclable de plus de 30 kilomètres entre la limite ouest de Gatineau (Aylmer) et le Cycloparc PPJ à Bristol, doit passer par le prolongement de l’ancienne voie ferrée, une rue d’un quartier résidentiel, puis sur un accotement de la route 148, entre le Dépanneur Eardley et le chemin Clarendon, à Quyon.
Les cyclistes emprunteraient ensuite deux routes tranquilles, (Clarendon et McKechnie), jusqu’au début du Cycloparc PPJ, une piste cyclable complètement séparée, construite sur une ancienne voie ferrée. Ce fameux lien manquant entre le secteur Aymer et le Cycloparc PPJ, fait l’objet de discussions depuis plus de 10 ans.
Préférable d’éviter la 148
« Il est possible que la municipalité veuille que la route 148 soit améliorée en y construisant un accotement pavé mais ça ne veut pas dire que c’est la meilleure solution pour les cyclistes. Il va falloir regarder le tracé de près, en collaboration avec la municipalité et le ministère des Transports du Québec. S’il y a moyen d’éviter la 148 en empruntant des chemins municipaux plus tranquilles, il pourrait être préférable de faire quelques détours plutôt que de suivre une route nationale sur une aussi longue distance. Il y a peut-être aussi des paysages à voir sur des chemins un peu à l’écart et il serait intéressant que la Route Verte passe par des beaux endroits car ça fait partie de l’expérience de voyager à bicyclette », a déclaré M. Pronovost. Dans plusieurs régions du Québec, la Route Verte passe sur l’accotement d’une route nationale. Il arrive aussi que le parcours dévie de ces grands axes pour proposer au cycliste, une route plus tranquille ou une piste cyclable. Parfois, le tracé proposé entre deux villages est plus long que le parcours direct sur la route nationale mais il est habituellement plus joli et plus sécuritaire.

9 juin 2010, Le Droit, CHARLES THÉRIAULT ctheriault@ledroit.com
Un accotement le long de la route 148
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Piste cyclable dans le Pontiac
Le tracé du lien cyclable entre Gatineau et le Cycloparc PPJ (entre Bristol et l’Isle-aux-Allumettes) passera par l’ancienne voie ferrée et sur un futur accotement asphalté le long de la route 148.
Selon le directeur général de la municipalité de Pontiac (Luskville-Quyon), Sylvain Bertrand, il n’y a plus de tergiversations sur le tracé que prendra ce lien d’une trentaine de kilomètres qui est attendu depuis plus de 10 ans, entre l’ouest de Gatineau (Aylmer) et Cycloparc PPJ aménagé sur l’ancienne voie ferrée.
« Le tracé est maintenant adopté et les travaux vont dépendre de la volonté et des investissements du ministère des Transports du Québec qui devra asphalter l’accotement de la 148 sur une très grande partie du tracé, jusqu’à l’entrée du village de Quyon », a indiqué M. Bertrand. Pour sa part, le Cycloparc PPJ a reçu son accréditation et fera partie de la Route Verte, ce qui ouvre la porte à un prolongement éventuel de la Route Verte, de Gatineau à l’Isleaux-Allumettes.
Lorsque le lien dans la municipalité de Pontiac sera construit, les cyclistes qui partiront de la marina d’Aylmer pourront prendre la piste cyclable sur l’ancienne voie ferrée jusqu’à la limite ouest de la ville, au chemin Terry-Fox. Ils continueront ensuite un peu sur cette même piste à l’intérieur de la municipalité de Pontiac, jusqu’à une nouvelle rue qui mène à la route 148, devant le Dépanneur Eardley. Le reste du tracé sera un accotement pavé de chaque côté de la 148, jusqu’à l’entrée de Quyon, par le chemin Clarendon. Le chemin Clarendon traverse le village de Quyon et croise de nouveau la 148 pour devenir le chemin McKechnie qui mène directement au début du Cycloparc PPJ, à l’entrée de la municipalité de Bristol.
À Quyon, les cyclistes ont aussi la possibilité de se rendre en Ontario par le traversier et explorer les chemins ruraux des environs de Fitzroy Harbour et même faire une boucle passant par Kanata et l’ouest d’Ottawa.
Sauf pour la première partie sur l’ancienne voie ferrée (entre Aylmer et le dépanneur Eardley) le lien cyclable attirera surtout les cyclistes aguerris, habitués de circuler sur les routes et non la clientèle familiale, qui préférera les véritables pistes cyclables.

9 March 2010
10-03-91
CONTRACT – BICYCLE PATH – CONCEPTION PLEIN AIR

It is Moved by Jim Coyle
Seconded by Inès Pontiroli
AND RESOLVED THAT the municipality renew the contract with Mr. David Massé of “Conception plein air” for the period of January 1st to December 31, 2010 at the rate of $35/hr. plus $0.40/km for travelling expenses, as submitted.
Carried

10-03-110
PROOF OF WORK COMPLETED FOR THE PRELIMINARY STUDY ON THE PONTIAC BICYCLE TRAIL AS PART OF THE GOVERNMENT HELP PROGRAM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ROUTE VERTE “GREEN PARKWAY” AND THE “CYCLING POLICY”

WHEREAS the municipal council adopted resolutions no. 08-10-354, 08-10-355, 08-10-356 and 08-10-357 on October 27, 2008, asking the ministry of Transport for financial assistance in order to carry out a preliminary study of the final route of the extended Route verte “green parkway”, on the highway 148 right of way, within the territory of the MRC Pontiac and the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais;
WHEREAS to request payment of the financial contribution to the Municipality of Pontiac, it is necessary to send a resolution to the ministry of Transport, attesting that the work was carried out for the preliminary study of the final route of the extended Route verte “green parkway”, on the highway 148 right of way, within the territory of the MRC Pontiac and the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais;
It is Moved by Jim Coyle
Seconded by Lynne Beaton
AND RESOLVED THAT the municipal council hereby attests that the work was carried out for the preliminary study of the final route of the extended Route verte “green parkway”, on the highway 148 right of way, within the territory of the Municipality of Pontiac and the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais, for the actual cost of $81,529, that it is compliant with the plans and specifications and the with the description of the request for a subsidy in the amount of $20,382 as part of the Government help program for the development of the Route Verte “green parkway” and $20,382 for the “cycling policy”;
The accounting office of the financial department is authorized to send the final request with supporting documents to the Quebec ministry of Transport for payment of the financial contribution to the municipality for a total amount of $40,764 for the preliminary study of the final route of the extended Route verte “green parkway”, on the highway 148 right of way, within the territory of the Municipality of Pontiac and the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais.
Councillor Brian Middlemiss votes against the motion.
Carried on a divided vote.

17 November 2009
09-11-388
PONTIAC BICYCLE TRAIL – CYCLING POLICY PROGRAM – FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT

It is Moved by Dr. Jean Amyotte
Seconded by Lynne Beaton
AND RESOLVED THAT the Municipality of Pontiac request financial assistance from the Quebec ministry of Transport for a feasibility study of the Pontiac bicycle trail, in the amount of $2,500.00 to come from the “cycling policy” program.
Councillor Brian Middlemiss votes against the motion.
Carried by division

09-11-389
PONTIAC BICYCLE TRAIL – GREEN PARKWAY PROGRAM – FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT

It is Moved by Dr. Jean Amyotte
Seconded by Inès Pontiroli
AND RESOLVED THAT the Municipality of Pontiac request financial assistance from the ministry of Transport for a feasibility study of the Pontiac bicycle trail, in the amount of $2,500.00 to come from the “green parkway program”.
Councillor Brian Middlemiss votes against the motion.
Carried by division

14 July 2009
09-07-263
BICYCLE TRAIL – MANDATE FOR PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS – QUYON SECTOR

It is Moved by Dr. Jean Amyotte
Seconded by Jim Coyle
AND RESOLVED THAT the municipality grant the mandate to the firm Génivar to prepare the plans and specifications for the Quyon sector at a cost of $34,924.50 plus taxes.
Brian Middlemiss and Harold McKenny vote against the motion.
Carried on a divided vote

10 March 2009

09-03-98
REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE – PART II – PONTIAC BICYCLE PATH
It is Moved by Dr. Jean Amyotte
Seconded by Raymond Gougeon
AND RESOLVED THAT the Municipality of Pontiac send a request for financial assistance to the MRC des-Collines-de-l’Outaouais, with regard to part 2 of the program for funding of the Pontiac bicycle path project in the amount of $40,000.00.
FOR: Raymond Gougeon, Dr Jean Amyotte, Lawrence Tracey, Garry Dagenais.
AGAINST: Harold McKenny, Brian Middlemiss.
Carried

09-03-99
REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE – RURAL AGREEMENT - PONTIAC BICYCLE PATH

It is

Moved by Dr. Jean Amyotte
Seconded by Raymond Gougeon

AND RESOLVED THAT the Municipality of Pontiac send a request for financial assistance to the CLD des-Collines-de-l’Outaouais, with regard to the rural agreement, for funding of the Pontiac bicycle path project in the amount of $20,000.00.
FOR: Raymond Gougeon, Dr Jean Amyotte, Lawrence Tracey, Garry Dagenais.
AGAINST: Harold McKenny, Brian Middlemiss.
Carried


27 October 2008
08-10-353

NEW ROUTE – PONTIAC BICYCLE PATH
WHEREAS the recommendations of the Pontiac bicycle path management committee;
It is
Moved by Dr. Jean Amyotte
Seconded by Raymond Gougeon
AND RESOLVED THAT council accepts the new route for the Pontiac bicycle path, being at the intersecton of Terry-Fox road, railway, chemin Asaret, route 148, rue de Clarendon, MacKechnie road and the PPJ.
Brian Middlemiss votes against the motion.
Carried

08-10-354
REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE – FEASIBILITY STUDY – « PARKWAY » PROGRAM
It is
Moved by Raymond Gougeon
Seconded by Dr. Jean Amyotte
AND RESOLVED THAT the Municipality of Pontiac ask the Quebec ministry of Transport for financial assistance representing 25% of $32,169.38 (= $28,500.00 + taxes) for a feasibility study on route 148 for the Pontiac bicycle path, as part of the “Parkway” program.
Brian Middlemiss votes against the motion.
Carried

08-10-355
REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE – FEASIBILITY STUDY – “CYCLING POLICY” PROGRAM
It is
Moved by Raymond Gougeon
Seconded by Dr. Jean Amyotte
AND RESOLVED THAT the Municipality of Pontiac ask the Quebec ministry of Transport for financial assistance representing 25% of $32,169.38 (= $28,500.00 + taxes) for a feasibility study on route 148 for the Pontiac bicycle path, as part of the “Cycling policy” program.
Brian Middlemiss votes against the motion.
Carried

08-10-356
REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE – PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS – « PARKWAY » PROGRAM
It is
Moved by Raymond Gougeon
Seconded by Dr. Jean Amyotte
AND RESOLVED THAT the Municipality of Pontiac ask the Quebec ministry of Transport for financial assistance representing 25% of $59,856.52 (= $53,029.03 + taxes) for the plans and specifications for the Quyon sector of the Pontiac bicycle path, as part of the “Parkway” program.
Brian Middlemiss votes against the motion.
Carried

08-10-357
REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE – PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS – “CYCLING POLICY” PROGRAM
It is
Moved by Raymond Gougeon
Seconded by Dr. Jean Amyotte
AND RESOLVED THAT the Municipality of Pontiac ask the Quebec ministry of Transport for financial assistance representing 25% of $59,856.52 (= $53,029.03 + taxes) for the plans and specifications for the Quyon sector of the Pontiac bicycle path, as part of the “Cycling policy” program.
Brian Middlemiss votes against the motion.

Now superceded (see above) Maps and other information on the bicycle trail in the municipality of Pontiac (Municipalité de Pontiac)

08-09-308 REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IN THE OUTAOUAIS TOURIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
It is
Moved by Dr. Jean Amyotte
Seconded by Raymond Gougeon
AND RESOLVED THAT Mr. David Massé is hereby authorized, in the name of the Municipality of Pontiac, to submit the various requests for financial assistance as part of the Outaouais tourist development program for the Pontiac bicycle path.
Harold McKenny and Brian Middlemiss vote against the motion.
Carried

10 June 2008
The contract with David Massé of Conception Plein Air to coordinate the bike path is renewed from 1 July 2008 to 1 July 2009. This was in the budget, and grants are available. Councillors Middlemiss and McKenny voted against.

May 13, 2008
The contract with David Massé of Conception Plein Air to coordinate the bike path is extended to 1 July 2008. Councillors McKenny and Middlemiss voted against as they do for bike path motions since November 2007 and April 2006 respectively.

February 19 2008.
At a special meeting several resolutions were passed by a majority of council to enable progress on the bicycle trail. The modified route in Breckenridge was accepted. Requests to the ministry of Transport to cross highway 148 at Smith-Léonard, and to use the south side of 148 between Alary and Cochrane and between River and Clarendon, were passed. A request will be made to the CPTAQ to use farmland near Smith-Léonard for the trail. Councillors Middlemiss and McKenny voted against all these motions.

February 12, 2008.
In answer to a question from Jean-Claude Carisse, Councillor Amyotte said:
Following the input of the Nature Conservancy, owners of the Breckenridge Creek Preserve, the bicycle trail route in Breckenridge (from the boundary with Gatineau) will be on the former rail-line near Cedarvale as far as Domaine Bellevue, through the new subdivision, across highway 148 at Dépanneur Eardley, then along Dubois and Maple to Terry-Fox, north along the planned municipal road (Terry-Fox to Townline) as far as Smith-Léonard. The trail will proceed west on Smith-Leonard and de la Rivière.

Sylvain Bertrand, the director-general, commented that although this route is 2 km longer than going along the highway, the cost is less.

January 15, 2008.
13.17 Correspondence to Mr. Massé from the Nature Conservancy – It cannot give a right of way (droit de passage) for the Pontiac bicycle path on the former railway line (in Breckenridge)

07-11-774
BICYCLE PATH
WHEREAS the working committee’s recommendations on the bicycle path;
WHEREAS council considers the suggested route to be appropriate;
It is
Moved by Raymond Gougeon
Seconded by Dr. Jean Amyotte
AND RESOLVED THAT the municipality accepts the route for the bicycle path, as recommended by the working committee and presented and prepared by Mr. Davis Massé.
Brian Middlemiss & Harold McKenny vote against the resolution.
Carried

07-04-509 BICYCLE TRAIL – HIRING - PERSON IN CHARGE (COORDINATOR)
WHEREAS the publication of a call for tenders for coordinator of the “Pontiac bicycle trail”;
WHEREAS the selection committee’s recommendations;
It is
Moved by Dr. Jean Amyotte Seconded by Raymond Gougeon
AND RESOLVED THAT the municipality award a minimum one (1) year contract to Mr. David Massé of “Conception plein air” at $35 / hour excluding travelling expenses.
The contract may include a clause for a 3-month probationary period and a renewal clause on an annual basis, conditional to obtaining the necessary financing.
Mr. Brian Middlemiss votes against the motion.
Carried
Certificate of availability of credit no. 0407023

07-02-438 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE “CRÉO”
It is
Moved by Raymond Gougeon Seconded by Jean Amyotte
AND RESOLVED THAT the municipality authorizes the Mayor and the Director general to sign, along with the representatives of the “Conseil Régional des Élus de l’Outaouais” (The Outaouais regional council of elected representatives), the agreement relating to the planning of the Pontiac bicycle path.
Councillor Brian Middlemiss votes against the motion.
Carried

June 13, 2006
FLOOR OPEN TO PUBLIC
Pierre Robillard - Mr. Robillard submits a copy of a petition which had been submitted in 2004 concerning the bicycle path in the sector which includes zone R1-32. Residents of the area will accept only option 2 of the study by Génivar.

13.15 MRC des Collines resolution 06-04-124 « Pontiac bicycle trail Committee »
13.24 Minutes of the meeting on the Pontiac bicycle trail held on May 24, 2006

May 9, 2006
13.15 Minutes of the meeting held on March 31, 2006 on the Pontiac bicycle trail

April 11, 2006
13.13 Minutes of the Municipality of Pontiac meeting on the bicycle trail held on March 1, 2006

06-04-122 « BICYCLE PATH » COMMITTEE
WHEREAS resolution no. 06-03-088 names the people forming the working committee for the “bicycle path”;
WHEREAS it is necessary to make certain corrections and precisions pertaining to the said committee;
CONSEQUENTLY, it is
Moved by Jim Coyle Seconded by Raymond Gougeon
AND RESOLVED THAT the Municipality of Pontiac:
1° change the UPA of Gatineau South representative’s name i.e. Mr. Pierre-Yvon Alary (for the French section), for Mr. Alain Larose;
2° ask the City of Gatineau to appoint someone as delegate to the department of planning and development;
3° ask that the organizations identified in this committee appoint various delegates, if they deem it necessary.
Brian Middlemiss votes against the motion.
Carried

06-04-123 MEMBERS OF THE BICYCLE PATH COMMITTEE’S ROLES
WHEREAS it is necessary to specify the roles of the bicycle path committee members;
WHEREAS for functioning purposes, it is necessary to split the said committee;
CONSEQUENTLY, it is
Moved by Jim Coyle Seconded by Harold McKenny
AND RESOLVED to split the bicycle path working committee as follows:
1° Expanded working committee
- Representative from the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais
- Mayor, Municipality of Pontiac - Councillors, wards 2, 3 and 5 of the Municipality of Pontiac
- UPA Gatineau South (francophone section) - UPA Gatineau South (anglophone section) - UPA Outaouais Laurentides - CRÉO - CLD de Gatineau - CLD Pontiac - Representative from Mrs. Charlotte L’Écuyer’s office - Representative from Mr. Lawrence Canon’s office - Resource person (coordinator) - Committee president - Representative from the Quyon business community
2° Technical committee
- Director general, Municipality of Pontiac - Director general, MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais - Assistant to the directeur general, MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais - Project officer, CLD des Collines-de-l’Outaouais - Director general, CLD des Collines-de-l’Outaouais - U.R.L.S.O. representative - Representative from the department of Transport
- Director general, CLD Pontiac - Resource person (coordinator)
Brian Middlemiss votes against the motion.
Adoptée

06-04-124 HIRING A RESOURCE PERSON – BICYCLE PATH
WHEREAS resolution no. 06-03-089 pertaining to the eventual appointment of a resource-person to work on the bicycle path global project;
WHEREAS to obtain financing, the Municipality of Pontiac might be asked to contribute to the costs (salary and advantages) generated by this employee;
CONSEQUENTLY, it is
Moved by Jim Coyle Seconded by Raymond Gougeon
AND RESOLVED THAT the municipality accepts to contribute a maximum of 10% annually towards the salary of a resource person, up to a maximum of $5,000.00/yr. (salary and advantages).
Brian Middlemiss votes against the motion.
Carried Certificate of availability of credit no. 0406004

August 9, 2005
FLOOR OPEN TO PUBLIC
Jean-Claude Carisse: - What is happening with the bicycle trail? The file is presently in the MRC’s hands

June 8, 2004
FLOOR OPEN TO PUBLIC
Marie-Claude Pineau
Mrs. Pineau tables an addition to the petition from residents of the côte McKay sector who oppose the use of the old railway or streets of the sector for the bicycle path.

04-06-238 BIKE TRAIL
WHEREAS the citizens, the socio-economical and political participants of the great region of the Outaouais have requested for many years that a recreational trail be built on the territory of the Municipality of Pontiac in order to attach Gatineau’s bicycle path to the existing path on the territory of the MRC of Pontiac;
WHEREAS the Municipality of Pontiac, following an analysis, has concluded that it cannot assume the entire realization of this recreational trail on its territory;
WHEREAS the Municipality of Pontiac of Pontiac agrees that this file should be considered and recognized by the regional socio-economical and political participants as a regional project;
WHEREAS Génivar’s final report on the feasibility study of the Wyman-Aylmer corridor recreational trail which the municipality has accepted by resolution no. 04-05-203;
CONSEQUENTLY, it is
Moved by Pierre Lafrance Seconded by Jim Coyle
AND RESOLVED THAT the Municipality of Pontiac inform the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais and its directors that it considers that this file regarding the building of a bike trail on its territory is of regional character and that consequently it asks the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais to assume, as the entity most representative of the territory of the Municipality of Pontiac, the responsibility of realizing the Aylmer-Wyman bicycle trail on the Municipality of Pontiac’s territory, or at least ask that the CLD assumes its’ realization.
IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Municipality of Pontiac is disposed, by its actions, to support the realization of this bicycle trail.
Carried