Ayer’s Cliff water still murky

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE - Staff Ayer’s Cliff

Seems that a side ef­fect of the new water fil­tra­tion plant is that it is not only pro­vid­ing cleaner water to the town but that the MYOX sys­tem used is also clean­ing the pipes lead­ing to houses! Only

the last cou­ple of res­i­dents at the end of a branch are con­cerned, some hav­ing a rather yel­low­ish water com­ing from their faucets. The fix, the water is drink­able, is to let the water run a cou­ple of min­utes daily.

Which is not what the town wants all cit­i­zens do­ing as it is hav­ing the water us­age habits sur­veyed, all to lower the to­tal con­sump­tion by 20% in or­der to get a sub­stan­tial govern­ment grant.

The town will have the MRC con­duct a reap­praisal of the tax role. This would have the ef­fect of mod­i­fy­ing the val­u­a­tion of houses and busi­nesses in Ayer’s Cliff, with no im­me­di­ate ef­fect on the tax bill. But it will spare the town the tri­als that some mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties had when they were faced with huge jumps in val­u­a­tion and taxes from the SQ and school boards when they de­cided to skip the reap­praisal and got hit with a 6 year jump in val­u­a­tion.

Fi­nally, the town will eval­u­ate how to ad­dress the Éco­cen­tre us­age by non-cit­i­zens of Ayer’s Cliff, a sug­ges­tion made by a coun­cil­lor since it will open only on Satur­day, with sur­veil­lance.

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