North Hatley News
There were only a couple of citizens at the last North Hatley council meeting which was held on Wednesday, March 9th, after the March 7th meeting was cancelled because of the horrific weather. Those citizens had questions about Scowen Park and expressed their concerns about speeding motorists on Sherbrooke Street. “There is an issue there regarding cars and trucks at the top of the hill, so we will transfer their concerns to the SQ,” commented the town’s general manager, Leonard Castagner. People at the meeting also expressed their satisfaction with the town employees for their exceptional snow removal work.
Grants were announced for the following organizations: the Memphremagog Hospital Foundation, the Jevi suicide prevention centre, Maison Aube et Lumiere and Townshipper’s Association, a new beneficiary. “We gave them a grant for their Make Way for YOUth program. It’s important for the community,” said Mr. Castagner.
It was decided that citizens who rent the community hall for birthdays, funerals or other important events, will now be reimbursed. The town made an agreement with Hatley Township concerning the building of an administrative building and a community centre for that municipality in Scowen Park. This land was given to both municipalities by the Scowen family and they would have to agree to the construction.
The town’s policy to reimburse homeowners who purchase low-flush toilets will continue. As long as the bill is provided, residents will receive a reimbursement of $75 per toilet. These toilets use about half as much water as the old models.