The mayor was absent, Denis Vaillancourt was in the Chair, all councillors were present, plus 10 residents.
Questions – All municipal permits issued by the municipality are kept on file for the period required by provincial regulation. In some cases a permit may not have been properly filed and be difficult to retrieve. Mt Foster: There will be a public consultation on the final proposal for the Mt Foster development towards the end of May. The date and location of the meeting have not yet been decided. All residents will be sent a notice providing information about the consultation 2 to 4 weeks prior to the meeting. The notice will include a summary of the proposal and information on any municipal bylaws that will be changed. The meeting will include a presentation on the proposal followed by a discussion period.
Urbanism – Four minor derogations were approved.
Administration – Approval of accounts, expenditures, expenses, HR training, new computers and software; a rental agreement on a new photocopier, as well as a new contract for the road supervisor.
Roads – There are several places where the spring thaw has caused erosion and severe bumps on the municipal roads. The spring thaw period will last for 4 to 6 weeks. Drive with care.
Environment – Councillor Vaillancourt provided a summary of the results of water quality testing in streams in the municipality carried out over the past four years. The tests are based on the presence of various species of diatoms – a single cell organism. The species that are present indicate the quality of the water in the stream. In summary there has been a general improvement in the quality of water in all streams over the past four years. This is particularly true of Quilliams Creek which is the biggest tributary to the lake. Tests indicate that all water courses in the municipality are in good health. To ensure that the water quality remains good residents are asked to ensure that all riparian reserves are respected.
Next Meeting: Saturday, May 4th, 9:30 a.m.