Regular Meeting, September 4, 2018
August 31, 2018

Decisions from the September 4 Council Meeting:

  • Support to La Grande marche Pierre Lavoie Chelsea La Pêche
The Grande Marche Pierre Lavoie Chelsea La Pêche, encouraged by the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie  promotes healthy lifestyle habits and the practice of physical activities.  A hundred cities and municipalities have joined the movement this year, including La Pêche and Chelsea, which will jointly hold their Grande marche Sunday, October 21. 
  • Authorization for an intermunicipal agreement to be signed between the Municipality of La Pêche and the des Collines-de-l’Outaouais RCM for maintenance of the John’s Wood Creek agricultural watercourse
  • Authorization for the RCM to sign agreements with owners of lots affected by the watercourse maintenance

According to the Municipal Powers Act, the RCM has exclusive jurisdiction over all watercourses within its boundaries. It is therefore the RCM’s responsibility to carry out any work to build, develop, or maintain a watercourse.

John’s Wood Creek is an agricultural watercourse in need of repair to restore its normal flow and avoid poor soil drainage and lost yields for farmers. Through these resolutions, the Municipal Council authorizes the Municipality to sign an agreement with the RCM to establish a watercourse maintenance plan and authorizes the RCM to sign an agreement with the affected property owners to determine terms and responsibilities during the maintenance work.

  • Participation in the Main Street Revitalization Project

Several months ago, the Des Collines RCM obtained funding from the Regional Outreach Support Fund (FARR) for a development project in seven towns within its boundaries, including Sainte-Cécile-de-Masham and Wakefield. The goal of the project is to develop a land use plan that will promote thriving towns by spring 2019. Through this resolution, the Council confirms to the RCM, which is coordinating the project, that the Municipality of La Pêche will participate in its implementation, and appoints Annie Racine as the Municipality’s representative to liaise with the RCM.

Published on August 31, 2018.
Last updates on September 13, 2018.