North Hat­ley News

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier North Hat­ley

Sev­eral cit­i­zens at­tended Mon­day night’s coun­cil meet­ing in North Hat­ley. There was a lot of dis­cus­sion about the num­ber of North Hat­ley prop­er­ties that have re­cently been bought by Montreal busi­ness­man Richard Lal­ib­erté. Mr. Lal­ib­erté bought a lot of prop­erty in Ayer’s Cliff in the last sev­eral years, in­clud­ing the Cliff House, which he com­pletely ren­o­vated, and other down­town build­ings. He is also the de­vel­oper be­hind

the Les Hauts de Lac Mas­saw­ippi project. “Peo­ple are wor­ried about los­ing con­trol of what hap­pens to the land,” com­mented the town’s gen­eral man­ager, Leonard Castag­ner.

Res­i­dents were also con­cerned about the wa­ter level of the lake which is very low. “The wa­ter was at its low­est last Sun­day at 100.28 me­tres above sea level. That is about four cen­time­tres lower that what we tar­get at this time of the year,” ex­plained Mr. Castag­ner. The town usu­ally will keep the wa­ter low at this time to help with the fish hatch­ing on the lakebed. Some res­i­dents had dif­fi­culty get­ting their boats out, mo­tors scrap­ing on the bot­tom. The re­cent rain has brought the level up slightly.

Work will be start­ing on the 108 next week, ne­ces­si­tat­ing its com­plete clo­sure for at least six weeks. The trans­port depart­ment is re­pair­ing a dip in the road, caused by the soil un­der the pave­ment.

The town, as part of the Mem­phrem­a­gog MRC, agreed to the MRC giv­ing the build­ing on Duf­ferin Street hous­ing the Reg­istry Of­fice to the town of Stanstead. A mo­tion of in­ten­tion was also made for a code of ethics for all of the town’s em­ploy­ees, as re­quired by law. The coun­cil al­ready has their code of ethics. Prizes were given out to the win­ners of the Vil­lage Fleuri con­test.

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