Hat­ley has new mayor

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS - Vic­to­ria Vanier Hat­ley

The mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Hat­ley has a new mayor. Former town coun­cil­lor De­nis Fer­land was con­firmed as the new in­terim mayor dur­ing the town’s monthly meet­ing on Mon­day night. Long-time Hat­ley mayor, Jacques de Le­se­leuc, re­signed in Novem­ber af­ter sell­ing his Hat­ley home quicker than ex­pected and mov­ing to Ma­gog. “Since there is less than twelve months left be­fore the next mu­nic­i­pal elec­tions, one of the coun­cil­lors will be the in­terim mayor,” ex­plained the town’s gen­eral di­rec­tor, Roland Gas­con. Mr. Fer­land was the only coun­cil­lor to come for­ward to fill the va­cancy.

The town adopted its bud­get on De­cem­ber 3rd. The gen­eral tax rate re­mains the same at .3602 per $100 eval­u­a­tion. Agri­cul­tural prop­erty tax went up slightly from .3512 to .3602; po­lice tax went down for non-farm­ing res­i­dents and up for farm­ing res­i­dents and is now at .0997 per $100 for ev­ery­one. Same can be said for the road tax: up for farm­ers and down for non-farm­ing res­i­dents, now equal at .0400.

The fees for garbage re­moval went down con­sid­er­ably: from $183 per house­hold to $156, and the fee for re­cy­cling pick-up was abol­ished all to­gether.

To­tal rev­enues in 2013 will be a lit­tle higher than in 2012, ris­ing from $1,394,052 to $1,576,889. Op­er­at­ing ex­penses for 2013 are pro­jected at $1,496,539.

Photo Stanstead Jour­nal

The town of Hat­ley’s mu­nic­i­pal coun­cil named their in­terim mayor at last Mon­day’s coun­cil meet­ing: De­nis Fer­land.

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