Ayer’s Cliff water still murky
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.