Pontiac council report - proposals for farm incinerator and slaughterhouse.
Mo Laidlaw

About 30 people remained for the regular council meeting on 11 March 2014, after the crowd supporting a new community centre in Quyon had left. (Discussion reported elsewhere).

Farm-related industry: requests to the CPTAQ
Council supports the request by Vincent Perrier to operate a farm-animal incinerator at 1927 route 148, his farm and residence.
At an earlier special meeting council supported the request of Alain Lauzon to run a slaughterhouse and butcher shop for cattle, sheep and large game, including a halal sector, on his farm at 7312 5th concession (at Murray). CPTAQ file number 407076.

Bylaw changes
The bylaw on subdivisions is being changed so that in future 10% of the value must be donated towards a park instead of 4%. This will provide funds for playground equipment as well as the land.
The Ethics bylaw which has to be revised after each general election was adopted.

Council passed a resolution supporting MRC Pontiac, which has asked the Ministry of Transport to improve route 148 between Gatineau and Isle-aux-Allumettes. The 3 km section between Terry-Fox and Maple may be brought up to provincial highway standards soon. (This was originally scheduled for 2012, but there were delays in acquiring some parcels of land.)

Residents of ch Wilmer and croissant des Mélèzes have asked for their roads to be taken over by the municipality. A survey of affected owners will be carried out.

The NCC has asked for proposals to animate public spaces on the banks of the Ottawa River in the urban core. Benedikt Kuhn has presented a project to develop a “Blue Route” for canoes on the Ottawa River which could become a tourist route if the urban portion is facilitated. Council supports this project.

Le Grenier des Collines will be allowed to use space at the Marcel Lavigne community centre in Luskville free of charge, for a food bank.

Money matters
The following were approved:
Invoices for February amounting to $75,953, fixed expenses of $335,731, and incurred expenses for March of $7,693. 
$11,200 for supervision and upkeep of the ice rink at the Luskville park to Brent Mainville, for 2014.

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