North Hatley Council News
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.