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THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL CURRENT MEMBERS

Members of council are elected every fourth year for 4 years, as a whole; thus, each counciller represents the whole Township of Potton, not districts. Citizens vote for all members of council.
The Municipal Council of Potton is composed of the mayor and of six (6) councillors :

Post Name Telephone Numbers e-Mail
Mayor Bruno Côté 450-292-5802 / 819-580-9344 mcpottoncoteb@gmail.com
Councillor seat 1 André Ducharme 450-368-1077 duch29@sympatico.ca
Councillor seat 2 Christine Baudinet 514-731-3554 christinebaudinet@gmail.com
Councillor seat 3 Francis Marcoux 450-292-3471 / 450-776-8567 francismarcoux2@gmail.com
Councillor seat 4 Émilie Hébert-Larue 514-245-4458 emiliehebertlarue@gmail.com
Councillor seat 5 Cynthia Sherrer 819-349-2916 csherrer11@outlook.com
Councillor seat 6 Jason Ball 450-292-0307 / 819-580-2449 swamp_ophilia@yahoo.com

 

AGENDA FOR MONTHLY MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL
Municipal Council meetings are once again closed to the public. Citizens will still be able to listen to the audio recording of the session the next day, on the town’s website.

AGENDA
For the municipal Council of the Township of Potton
Thursday, January 13th, 2022

1. OPENING OF THE MEETING
2. ADOPTION OF AGENDA
3. FIRST QUESTION PERIOD
4. ADOPTION OF MINUTES FROM DECEMBER 2021
5. CURRENT AFFAIRS AND DELIBERATIONS

5.1 GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
5.1.1 Statutory filing of the register of donations received by members of Council;
5.1.2 Statutory filing of the declaration of pecuniary interests of Council members;
5.1.3 Appointment of a representative to the board of directors of Potton Apartments;

5.2 FINANCES
5.2.1 Authorization to pay an invoice Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton;
5.2.2 Authorization to pay the balance of an invoice for the development of trail in the Missisquoi-North river park, André Gagnon sector;

5.3 PERSONNEL

5.4 MATERIAL, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

5.5 PROPERTIES AND RENTED SPACES

5.6 PUBLIC SAFETY

5.7 TRANSPORT AND ROADS
5.7.1 Authorization to prepare the call for tenders regarding hourly rates of local contractors, by invitation;
5.7.2 Authorization to purchase two radar speed displays;

5.8 PUBLIC HYGIENE

5.9 HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

5.10 TOWN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
5.10.1 Minor derogation: Lot 5 751 830, Vieux-Verger road, Eventual development of a driveway over 45 m in length with a width of less than 6 m ;
5.10.2 PIIA-5: Lot 6 249 298, Montée du Trille road, construction of a single-family dwelling ;

5.11 CULTURE AND LEISURE

6. NOTICE OF MOTION
6.1 Bylaw number 2005-338-E modifying bylaw 2005-338 and its amendments relating to the measurement of sludge and scum from septic tanks and the emptying of septic tanks;
6.2 Bylaw number 2021-483 establishing the Code of ethics and professional conduct for elected officials

7. ADOPTION OF BYLAWS
7.1 Bylaw number 2021-481 determining the tax rates and tariffs for the 2022 financial year and to set the conditions for collection;
7.2 Borrowing bylaw number 2021-482 relating to the repair of the raw water intake for the Owl’s Head sector and authorizing a loan for this purpose;
7.3 Draft bylaw number 2021-483 establishing the Code of ethics and professional conduct for elected officials;

8. ACCOUNTABILITY AND RENDERING OF BUDGETARY ACCOUNTS
8.1 List of payments made during the last month
8.2 List of expenses incurred but not paid during the last month;
8.3 Variation analysis list

9. VARIA

10. SECOND QUESTION PERIOD

11. CLOSING OF MEETING

Council meetings - Dates and notes

Monthly meetings 2021 – 1st Monday of the month (except as noted) at 7:00 p.m.

  • January 14
  • February 1st
  • March 1st
  • April 6
  • May 3
  • June 7
  • July 5
  • August 2nd
  • September 7 — (Monday, September 6th: Labor Day)
  • October 4
  • November 15
  • December 6
  • ATTENTION: CHANGE Thursday, January 13, 2022 exceptionally

All decisions and filing made by Council at a public meeting are written in the minutes of the meeting. The minutes are published three working days after the meeting in draft form; they must be adopted by Council at the next meeting in order to be final. The adopted minutes are public documents which can be consulted and a copy of which can be obtained in person at the Town Hall, upon payment of fees for photocopies. Alternatively, they are listed and downloadable below (french only).

Audio Recordings of the Council Meetings 2022
Audio Recordings - Other meetings 2021

Special Session on Bid Unveiling for Hourly Rate Work – February 23, 2021 – Part 1
Special Session on Bid Unveiling for Hourly Rate Work – February 23, 2021 – Part 2

STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE MANDATE 2018 - 2021

On February 5, 2018, Council adopted its strategic plan for the next four years (2018-2021); it may be downloaded here:

Strategic Plan 2018-2021

Process leading to the strategic plan

Council held a public consultation meeting, aimed at discussing the 4 years of its mandate in terms of the development of the Townships. During this consultation, each of the six councillors lead a round table of citizens in order to collate ideas, suggestions, commentaries and opinions présents. At the end of the period, the councillors presented a summary of all this to the reconvened assembly. Results are now available below:. You may also want to consult the original presentation of the mayor – see below to download the document.

Presentation of the public consultation by the Maire

Summary results from the public consultation

The public consultation held on Saturday, December 2nd at the Town Hall attracted 120 people. Others would have liked to attend, but were turned down because of the limited capacity of the room.

As a first step, the Mayor delivered a PowerPoint presentation (now available on the municipal website) in which, after focusing on economic vitality and demographics, he listed a large number of possible actions to be implemented over the next four years. Following the presentation, the six councillors chaired discussion groups which led to the identification of five priorities and topics of importance.

The five priorities identified are:

  1. Digital Inclusion: also referred to as “e-inclusion,” is a process that aims to facilitate digital accessibility for all citizens, mainly cellular phones and internet, and to transmit to them the digital skills that will allow them to make these tools a lever for their social and economic integration
  2. increase the use of the land bank of the MRC: the land bank makes it possible to match aspiring farmers with landowners according to custom agreements or lease with or without the option to purchase, partnership, transfer, start-up, mentoring
  3. provide stable child care, an important service for young families
  4. resolve the motor sport issue
  5. achieve a balance between development and conservation.

In addition to the above priorities, several other topics were discussed and selected. Without any order of priority:

  • finalize the Round Barn project,
  • preserve the services of the CLSC,
  • continue the development of the Village of Mansonville,
  • create a program of financial incentives to create jobs,
  • create a housing assistance program for young families,
  • meet the needs for public spaces,
  • inter and intra-municipal transportation,
  • the harmonious development of Owl’s Head,
  • publicize available jobs, protect landscapes,
  • limit speed on municipal roads,
  • computerize the CLSC files,
  • reduce the dichotomy between native and adopted citizens,
  • internet access to town council meetings,
  • creation of the Village-Mountain hiking trail (Owl’s Head),
  • analyze the issue of property taxes for non-profit and conservation organizations,
  • merger of our two schools.

The priorities as well as the topics selected will be used to develop the strategic development plan for the next four years. This plan will be adopted in January. Subsequently, public follow-up meetings will likely be held annually.

MEMBERS OF COUNCIL'S CODE OF ETHICS

The municipality of Potton Township has adopted a code of ethics for council members (french only). The code of ethics contains guidelines regarding:

  • Favors, advantages and benefits
  • Communications with the staff
  • Confidentiality
  • Integrity
  • Loyalty

Minutes of Council’s meetings

2021

Legend:

Adopted (“Adopté”):          minutes approved at the next meetings, final reading

Draft (“projet”):                  minutes immediately after the meeting (not adopted)

Extraordinary meeting:     any meeting other than the ordinary monthly meeting on the first Monday of the month

Statutory:                          special meeting mandated by the law with a stated purpose (i.e. annual financial statements, budgets)

TitleDate addedDownload
Procès-verbal séance spéciale budget 2021-12-14 projet 06-01-2022 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2021-12-06 projet 08-12-2021 DownloadPreview
Procès verbal séance 2021 11 15 adopté 08-12-2021 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2021-10-04 adopté 17-11-2021 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance spéciale 2021-09-21 adopté 27-09-2021 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance 2021-09-07 adopté 15-09-2021 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance 2021-08-02 adopté 17-08-2021 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance 2021 07 05 adopté 17-08-2021 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance extraordinaire 2021 06 28 adopté 07-07-2021 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance extraordinaire 2021 06 15 adopté 07-07-2021 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance 2021-06-07 adopté 07-07-2021 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2021-05-03 adopté 09-06-2021 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance extraordinaire 2021 04 29 adopté 05-05-2021 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance extraordinaire 2021 04 15 adopté 05-05-2021 DownloadPreview
Procès verbal séance 2021-04-06 adopté 05-05-2021 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance extraordinaire 2021 03 11 adopté 05-05-2021 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance extraordinaire 2021 03 04 adopté 05-05-2021 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2021-03-01 adopté 05-05-2021 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance extraordinaire 2021 02 22 adopté 03-03-2021 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance extraordinaire 2021 02 11 adopté 03-03-2021 DownloadPreview
Procès verbal 2021-02-01 adopté 03-03-2021 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance extraordinaire 2021 01 19 adopté 02-02-2021 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2021 01 14 adopté 02-02-2021 DownloadPreview
2020

Legend:

Adopted (“Adopté”):          minutes approved at the next meetings, final reading

Draft (“projet”):                  minutes immediately after the meeting (not adopted)

Extraordinary meeting:     any meeting other than the ordinary monthly meeting on the first Monday of the month

Statutory:                          special meeting mandated by the law with a stated purpose (i.e. annual financial statements, budgets)

TitleDate addedDownload
Procès-verbal 2020-12-07 adopté 02-02-2021 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal budget 2020-12-09 adopté 02-02-2021 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance extraordinaire 2020 12 15 adopté 02-02-2021 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance extraordinaire 2020 12 22 adopté 02-02-2021 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance extraordinaire 2020 11 16 adopté 09-12-2020 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance 2020-11-02 adopté 09-12-2020 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance extraordinaire 2020 10 27 adopté 03-11-2020 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal-2020-10-05 adopté 03-11-2020 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance extraordinaire 2020-09-17 adopté 07-10-2020 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance 2020-09-08 adopté 07-10-2020 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance extraordinaire 2020-08-27 adopté 24-09-2020 DownloadPreview
Procès verbal 2020-08-03 adopté 24-09-2020 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2020 07 06 adopté 05-08-2020 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance spéciale 2020-06-29 adopté 09-07-2020 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance spéciale 2020 06 08 adopté 09-07-2020 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2020-06-01 adopté 09-07-2020 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2020-05-04 adopté 03-06-2020 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2020-04-06 adopté 06-05-2020 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2020-03-02 adopté 08-04-2020 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance spéciale 2020-02-13 adopté 04-03-2020 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2020-02-03 adopté 04-03-2020 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2020-01-23 séance extraordinaire adopté 06-02-2020 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2020-01-13 adopté 06-02-2020 DownloadPreview
2019

Legend:

Adopted (“Adopté”):          minutes approved at the next meetings, final reading

Draft (“projet”):                  minutes immediately after the meeting (not adopted)

Extraordinary meeting:     any meeting other than the ordinary monthly meeting on the first Monday of the month

Statutory:                          special meeting mandated by the law with a stated purpose (i.e. annual financial statements, budgets)

TitleDate addedDownload
Procès-verbal séance extraordinaire 2019-12-17 adopté 14-01-2020 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2019-12-05 adopté (budget) 14-01-2020 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2019-12-02 adopté 14-01-2020 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2019-11-04 adopté 03-12-2019 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance extraordinaire 2019-11-18 adopté 03-12-2019 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance extraordinaire 2019-11-21 adopté 03-12-2019 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2019-10-28 adopté 06-11-2019 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2019-10-07 adopté 06-11-2019 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance extraordinaire 2019-09-23 adopté 09-10-2019 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2019-09-03 adopté 09-10-2019 DownloadPreview
Procès verbal 2019-08-05 adopté 09-09-2019 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance extraordinaire 2019-07-18 adopté 06-08-2019 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2019-07-02 adopté 06-08-2019 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2019-06-03 adopté 03-07-2019 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2019-05-06 adopté 04-06-2019 DownloadPreview
Procès verbal 2019-04-01 adopté 07-05-2019 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2019-04-18 adopté 07-05-2019 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2019-04-08 adopté 07-05-2019 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2019-03-14 adopté 08-04-2019 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2019-03-05 adopté 03-04-2019 DownloadPreview
Procès verbal 2019-02-04 adopté 06-03-2019 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal 2019-01-07 adopté 06-02-2019 DownloadPreview
Procès-verbal séance extraordinaire 2019-01-10 adopté 06-02-2019 DownloadPreview
2018

Legend:

Adopted (“Adopté”):          minutes approved at the next meetings, final reading

Draft (“projet”):                  minutes immediately after the meeting (not adopted)

Extraordinary meeting:     any meeting other than the ordinary monthly meeting on the first Monday of the month

Statutory:                          special meeting mandated by the law with a stated purpose (i.e. annual financial statements, budgets)

2017

Legend:

Adopted:                          minutes approved at the next meetings, final reading

After meeting:                  minutes immediately after the meeting (not adopted)

Extraordinary meeting:    any meeting other than the ordinary monthly meeting on the first Monday of the month

Statutory:                         special meeting mandated by the law with a stated purpose (i.e. annual financial statements, budgets)

2016

2015

2014

2013

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