Stanstead permits awarded after the fact
Ask for a construction permit needing the approval of the council in Stanstead and chances are that you will have completed the work before it is awarded. This was the case for four of the four permits awarded last Monday: the construction permit at the Colby-Curtis, two signs downtown at Checkpoint Charlie and La Vieille Douane and a house in Beebe that was
repainted. The town is aware of the situation and will try to apply some corrective measures.
Since Arlie Fearon and his crew are back in town to do the garbage, there will be a saving for the town of more than $18,000 plus an untold amount in headache pills that were consumed by residents over the last year.
You have a choice: you can pay a fine of $30 for a first offence if you do not follow the new night parking fee of $50 a year. It was $50 a month before.
Hélène Hamel, formerly of Stanstead College, will stay in town as the person responsible for the Village-Relais program which is fully funded by the
Ministère du Transport du Québec, the same folks who are responsible for the new, and dangerous, street markings on Fairfax. Guy Ouellet is the new pro-mayor. Finally, in a nice gesture not seen too often in councils that we cover, Councillor Michelle Richard asked for forgiveness for the rude way that she treated a citizen two months ago.
Pro-mayor Guy Ouellet.