North Hat­ley Coun­cil News

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

Mayor Michael Page gave his Mayor’s Speech at Mon­day night’s coun­cil meet­ing in front of an au­di­ence of about eight cit­i­zens. The bid­ding process has be­gun for con­tracts re­lated to the new wa­ter treat­ment fa­cil­ity that is be­ing built. The town is con­tin­u­ing to up­date its mu­nic­i­pal build­ings. This year, the tourist in­for­ma­tion cen­tre on Mill Street was up­graded while, next year, the mu­nic­i­pal­ity will im­prove the Community Cen­tre and the pub­lic beach. River Park will also see some im­prove­ment with the ad­di­tion of a walk­ing path. Land sit­u­ated be­tween the park­ing lot and Capel­ton Road will be worked on. “That area is a flood zone and we want to make bet­ter use of that land,” said the town’s gen­eral man­ager, Leonard Castag­ner.

The bud­get for the Regie in­ter­mu­nic­i­pale de ges­tion des dechets solides de la re­gion de Coat­i­cook (RIGDSC) for 2013 was ac­cepted. The bud­get for the Regie in­ter­mu­nic­i­pale du Parc re­gional

Mas­saw­ippi was post­poned un­til next month.

There was much dis­cus­sion re­gard­ing the build­ing of a mod­ern piece of ar­chi­tec­ture on Hovey Road. The per­mit to build it was fi­nally ac­cepted by the coun­cil. The house will not be com­pletely vis­i­ble from the road once it is built.

“We of­fi­cially adopted our by-law on the ethics of mu­nic­i­pal em­ploy­ees,” con­tin­ued Mr. Castag­ner. It is also expected that a new by-law for prop­erty taxes will be needed.

A con­tract was awarded to Sani-Estrie Inc., the only bid­der on the con­tract, for garbage pick-up. There was a small in­crease in price for the con­tract but there will also be an in­crease in ser­vice: next sum­mer there will be three more garbage pick-ups than there were in 2012.

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