A Productive Municipal Meeting
AtMonday evening’s Municipal Meeting it was announced there will be a long-awaited public meeting concerning the Pat Burns Arena. The meeting is scheduled for February 22nd, at 6:30 pm on the second floor of the Caisse Desjardins in Beebe. Representatives of Stanstead College and the municipal council will be present to explain the complexities of the political and financial structure of the Pat Burns Arena project. At present Stanstead College has taken responsibility for paying the remaining debt on the Arena, the Town of Stanstead is legally the owner, and donations are being channelled through a charity known as the Red and White Educational Foundation. The Red and White Foundation is a non-profit organization separate from Stanstead College, also a non-profit organization. The Red and White Educational Foundation is authorized to issue tax receipts for donations, whereas neither the College nor the Town of Stanstead can do so. Hence, it is beneficial to utilize the Red and White Foundation for arena donations, as this encourages donations by offering taxrelated incentives to prospective donors.
Mayor Pierre Levac explaining the zoning change on the former Montjoie ski hill.