Regular Meeting, October 1, 2018
September 28, 2018

Decisions form the October 1 council meeting
  • New Fire Chief

At a special meeting held on September 24 in the Desjardins Room, the Municipal Council announced that Benoit Chartrand has been recruited to head up La Pêche’s Fire and Civil Security Department. Meet him.

  • Partnership with Pontiac, Chelsea, Val-des-Monts, and Cantley
La Pêche’s Recreation Department has joined forces with those of Chelsea, Cantley, Pontiac, and Val-des-Monts to apply for a grant to purchase a semi-trailer van, bigtop tents, and safety equipment for public events and activities through MAMOT’s program to support the sharing of municipal equipment, infrastructure, services, and activities. Working with other municipalities is a great deal for La Pêche—its share of the investment comes to only $1,661.
  • A breastfeeding-friendly municipality

Municipal Council is committed to encouraging, welcoming, and protecting breastfeeding in municipal public areas—all in the interest of the health, quality-of-life, and well-being of the community. It also encourages restaurants and businesses to support breastfeeding as a way to help children grow and develop and for the well-being of women, families, and society as a whole. The municipal family policy is currently being updated and will include an action plan to promote breastfeeding in public spaces.

  • Skating in the woods pilot project

The Skating in the Woods pilot project at Lac-des-Loups began under the former Municipal Council, which granted it temporary authorization in September 2016. In December 2017 the newly elected council passed Resolution 17-610 to renew that authorization for the winter of 2017–2018, since councillors were eager to support such a wonderful project in the community. Included in that renewed authorization however was a formal reminder of the by-laws and procedures to address to get the project past the pilot stage and set it up on a long-term basis (owner correspondence of December 13, 2017). Council and the Planning Department then guided the promoters through the zoning by-law amendment process to make sure municipal regulatory requirements were met, and the required amendment took effect on June 22, 2018.

Municipal Council has now passed a resolution to end the pilot-project phase, as stipulated under Resolution 17-610 back in December 2017. The promoters will now be subject to the regulatory requirements listed in the owner correspondence of that month. Mayor Guillaume Lamoureux will continue his work with the promoters to make sure Skating in the Woods can carry on and continue to capture imaginations locally, nationally, and internationally.