North Hat­ley News

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier,North Hat­ley

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.

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