North Hat­ley News

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE - Vic­to­ria Vanier

The mu­nic­i­pal­ity of North Hat­ley has agreed to an out-of-court set­tle­ment re­gard­ing the two files re­lated to the fire that de­stroyed the Au­berge Hat­ley in 2006. The Groupe Ger­main, the own­ers of the inn, were try­ing to sue the town of North Hat­ley, the town’s fire depart­ment and the plumb­ing com­pany whose em­ployee in­ad­ver­tently set off the fire for $9.7 mil­lion. “We won’t need to go to court,” com­mented Leonard Castag­ner, the town’s gen­eral man­ager, with a lit­tle re­lief in his voice. When the judge­ment is fi­nal­ized, an an­nounce­ment will be made about the amount set­tled upon.

An­other prob­lem, re­gard­ing some land­scap­ing work which was done on a prop­erty, will also be set­tled out-of-court. A cit­i­zen had changed the path of a creek and re­moved the nat­u­ral veg­e­ta­tion on the shore. They have agreed to put the creek back where it be­longs and re­plant the shores with the proper veg­e­ta­tion.

About eight cit­i­zens at­tended Mon­day night’s coun­cil meet­ing, most to com­plain about the win­ter de­bris that has not yet been com­pletely cleaned up from the town’s streets.

A mo­tion was made for a mod­i­fi­ca­tion to the zon­ing by-law. “The coun­cil will look into mak­ing the reg­u­la­tions on ter­races and beach houses more spe­cific,” said Mr. Castag­ner.

The or­ga­niz­ers of North Hat­ley’s first Mother’s Day Half-Marathon, which takes place this Sun­day, are still look­ing for vol­un­teers for the event that will draw hun­dreds of vis­i­tors to the lake­side com­mu­nity. Any last minute vol­un­teers who would like to take part are in­vited to at­tend the meet­ing this evening, at the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre at 7:00 pm, to find out how they can help.

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