Town Coun­cil Meet­ing

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Made­line Mul­hol­land Stanstead

Mon­daynight’s Town Coun­cil meet­ing was low key this month, as only 5 cit­i­zens were in at­ten­dance and the meet­ing was ad­journed by 8:30 PM. The coun­cil ad­dressed Stanstead’s in­creas­ingly press­ing need to pur­chase a new Pub­lic Works truck. The cur­rent truck, a Top­kick, has been cost­ing the mu­nic­i­pal­ity a great deal of money in re­pairs over the past cou­ple of years, with the prob­lems only wors­en­ing. Ac­cord­ing to Mayor Du­til, the box of our cur­rent truck is rot­ten and the ve­hi­cle needs ser­vic­ing far too fre­quently. The town will be seek­ing quotes for a re­place­ment 10 wheeler truck, which will be ca­pa­ble of plough­ing, haul­ing dirt and tar, and will ba­si­cally of­fer full func­tion­al­ity for the town’s cur­rent needs.

The Town meet­ing did not ad­dress the is­sue of the lad­der truck which has been on loan to Stanstead for the last cou­ple of months. Be­cause the coun­cil did not agree to buy the truck, there was no res­o­lu­tion re­quired to de­cline pur­chas­ing the truck. The coun­cil had ad­vised the Fire Depart­ment last week of their de­ci­sion not to pur­chase a new fire truck at this time. Coun­cil mem­bers have stated that the town in­tends to keep the di­a­logue with the Fire Chief open in re­gards to the fu­ture pos­si­bil­ity of a new lad­der truck, but with a mind to map out a fi­nan­cial plan fo­cus­ing on bud­get­ing for all fu­ture equip­ment re­place­ment re­quire­ments.

David Dubois of Bor­der Mi­nor Hockey was present at the meet­ing and, af­ter ask­ing some ques­tions con­cern­ing the arena, voiced his dis­ap­point­ment that no of­fice space was pro­vided for the BMH at the Arena. Also noted was the fact that some peo­ple are al­low­ing their dogs to defe­cate on the soc­cer field with­out clean­ing up af­ter their pets. Need the ob­vi­ous be stated? We are sup­posed to be a civ­i­lized so­ci­ety, af­ter all. Per­haps lo­cal res­i­dents can place a box of plas­tic ‘doggy bags’ on site at the field with a highly-vis­i­ble, posted in­vi­ta­tion to all dog­walk­ers to help them­selves to a bag in or­der to clean up af­ter their pet.

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