North Hatley News
There were several residents at North Hatley’s January council meeting. Citizens from the Rublee Street sector were questioning why the value of their homes, mostly new constructions, had gone up so much. “We will arrange a meeting between the residents and the evaluator,” said Leonard Castagner, the town’s general manager. Residents also had many questions about the water filtration plant that has been in the works for several years. The government has promised $2.2 million to help finance the $6 million dollar project. “Our request is for $6 million. The town of Thetford Mines received up to 75% for their filtra- tion plant. If it’s good for one, then why not the other? So we’ve gone back to the government to ask for more money,” explained Mr. Castagner.
An agreement with the municipalities of Ayer’s Cliff and Hatley to provide shelter for citizens in case of a major disaster was reached. “We had an informal agreement but now it is specific and formal.” The North Hatley Curling Club was awarded the amount of $1000 to help repair its roof.
The town has finally, officially, bought the tennis courts in front of the beach from the golf club. “It is a done deal. The courts will be for all of our citizens and the NHRS will operate them for the town,” concluded Mr. Castagner.