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PÉTITION AFIN DE PROMOUVOIR ET PERMETTRE DES ACTIVITÉS AGRICOLES SUR DES PROPRIÉTÉS RÉSIDENTIELLES DE CINQ (5) ACRES ET PLUS DANS LA MUNICIPALITÉ DE PONTIAC

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L’objectif de cette pétition est de solliciter votre appui afin que le  conseil municipal mette en œuvre un règlement qui permettrait l’exploitation d’activités agricoles, pour des fins personnelles,  tels que l’élevage d’animaux de ferme, fermettes, sur des propriétés résidentielles de 5 acres et plus.

Une des grandes orientations du PLAN D’URBANISME en vigueur (175-01) est « d’encourager et consolider tous les usages agricoles en désignant des secteurs permettant différents types d’usages, tel des fermettes sur des lots de 5 acres ».  À même la définition de l’usage RURAL RÉSIDENTIEL, cette orientation y est réitérée : « Dans ce sens l’affectation rurale doit aussi permettre des activités d’élevage, d’agriculture et de foresterie ».

Malgré ces directives, le règlement de zonage (177-01) ne permet pas ce type d’activités.

D’autres municipalités de la MRC des collines, tels que Cantley et Val-des-Monts permettent et encouragent les activités agricoles sur des terrains résidentiels de moins de 5 acres.

Sur présentation de cette pétition au conseil municipal, une demande formelle sera faite afin de permettre aux propriétaires de terrains résidentiels de 5 acres et plus d’avoir des animaux de ferme et d’y pratiquer des activités agricoles.

Merci de votre appui dans la mise en valeur du patrimoine agricole de notre belle municipalité de Pontiac. 

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PETITION TO PROMOTE AND ALLOW AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES WITH FIVE (5) ACRES OR MORE WITHIN THE MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC

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The purpose of this petition is to ask for your support  with our request to the Municipality of Pontiac’s Council to implement a by-law that will allow the usage of residential properties equal to or larger than 5 acres to practice agricultural activities such as a hobby farm and  raising for their personal use and consumption, farm animals.

Under the current Master Plan (175-01), its vision is to promote and maintain the rich agricultural heritage of the municipality and encourages the residents of the municipality to participate and practice these activities.  The current zoning by-law (177-01) does not allow such agricultural activities on residential properties regardless the amount of acreage.

Other municipalities within the MRC des Collines, for example, Cantley and Val-des-Monts not only allow such agricultural activities on small acreage residential properties but strongly encourage it.

Therefore, by presenting this petition to Council, a formal request will be made to allow owners of residential properties with 5 acres or more to have farm animals and practice agricultural activities.

Thank you for your support in maintaining our agricultural heritage in the beautiful Municipality of Pontiac. 

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Please

let

your

milkweed

grow.

I found that chubby little fellow lurking on a blade of grass so I moved him to this leaf, where he lay like a slug for quite a long time. Then I saw that he'd done a neat u-turn. Then I saw he'd eaten a patch of the leaf and taken off like a maniac. No idea where went. Looked everywhere. So I assume he's out there.

Let your milkweed grow. 

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PHOTO: KATE ALEY

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by: 

Kate Aley

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by: 

Kate Aley

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Kate Aley

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by: 

Sandra Barber

To whom it may concern:

Re: Recognition of volunteer Firefighters

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