The Warden of the MRC Pontiac, Jane Toller, accepted the invitation of CHIP 101.9 to discuss the vote of the meeting of mayors of November 25, which resulted in a division of nine mayors against nine concerning the dossier of the consultant Pierre Vézina, responsible for the development of the Biomass Valorization Center (CVB). Half of the mayors were asking for conditions to be attached to funding for the consultant and the other half believed that more time should be allowed. It was Jane Toller who made the decision and who voted to attach conditions to the sums intended for the consultant. Jane Toller says the council of mayors is only divided on this issue.
“It is only on this issue. For me, what was important is that the vote takes place in a transparent way, publicly and that citizens can hear the positions of all the mayors ”explains Jane Toller.
Jane Toller’s position is clear: “No, we should not use public funds to pay a consultant’s salary as is the case with Pierre Vézina. CVB is no longer a project of the MRC. The project is now led non-profit organization, Fiber Pontiac ”.
Jane Toller also said that the CVB project is a project that will primarily benefit the Municipality of Litchfield. This statement was made even though the “Portage” site has often been identified as the Pontiac Regional Industrial Park. “There are several industrial parks in the Pontiac and not just one” declares the Warden. Jane Toller also said that the most likely project to come to fruition is Davidson Energy’s in Mansfield.
The full interview with Jane Toller is available here.