North Hat­ley News

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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.

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