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Regular Meeting, November 5, 2018
November 2nd, 2018
Decisions form the November 5 council meeting

  • More to pay to cover Des Collines-de-l’Outaouais RCM’s 2018 budget
Des Collines RCM is facing a deficit this year and has asked for additional funds from each of its seven municipalities to close out the year. La Pêche’s share comes to $65,924. Council’s resolution deplores the financial management of the MRC that led to this situation, authorizes payment of its share in two instalments, in November and December 2018, and calls on the RCM to tighten its budgetary oversight by producing quarterly budgetary reports starting in 2019.

  • 2019 budget for Des Collines Intermunicipal Transportation Authority (Transcollines) 
Trancollines’s board of directors has just approved its budget for 2019. It now needs the approval of each municipality, whose share of the funding for it is based on ridership. Council’s resolution approves the Transcollines budget and authorizes the Finance Department to pay La Pêche’s share by issuing cheques in the amount of $181,742.05.

  • Municipality of La Pêche agreement with Coopérative de solidarité en loisirs for management of Sports Complex
Council passed Borrowing Bylaw 18-773 to acquire the La Pêche Sports Complex and its equipment at a cost of $1,987,957, and the Finance Committee and Human Resources recommended having Coopérative de solidarité en loisirs manage the arena. Council’s resolution authorizes the agreement with Coopérative de solidarité en loisirs de La Pêche to manage the arena until April 2019.

  • Purchase of a trailer to use as temporary office space
In recent years the Municipal Office has become increasingly cramped, and the Municipality has looked into the possibility of putting a mobile office trailer in the yard behind the building to house additional offices. Quotes were received to compare purchasing a trailer with rent-to-own. Council authorizes, by way of resolution and on the recommendation of the executive director, to purchase a trailer from Abris Mobiles at a cost of $43,751 and to outfit it for use as temporary office space, which raises the total cost to $70,000.

  • Bylaw 18-777 permitting ATV traffic on certain municipal roads
After several weeks of deliberation comprised of a public assembly and an email campaign, the Commission responsible for studying the proposed by-law tabled its report. It was the first time in the Municipality of La Pêche history that a process such as this had been undertaken. The council was elated with the level of citizen engagement which in turn allowed for an informed decision on an issue of importance to citizens. The council members present at the time of the vote unanimously rejected the regulation. The commission report is available for consultation by clicking here.