Low­est turnout in years

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Staff Stanstead

From the out­side, it looked like Mon­day’s Stanstead town meet­ing fi­nally had at­tracted a full-packed house, cars lin­ing both sides of Duf­ferin Street. As soon as we parked, dozens quit in droves from City Hall. We had been fooled! Yes, dozens had come, but to claim a prize!

So it is with ex­actly one mem­ber of the gen­eral pub­lic, a para­medic and the Fire Chief, present be­cause of the prize giv­ing, and three mem­bers of the press that the meet­ing pro­ceeded.

We learned… Not much.

Well, we will get $1,000 in lease fees from the RCMP when they in­stall some cam­eras on two poles, bring­ing a re­mark from coun­cil­lor Guy Ouel­let that they can plant more if they want.

That we will not send a lawyer to rep­re­sent the town in a suit brought by a down­town de­vel­oper, the town be­ing sure of win­ning in Small Claims Court.

And that the bak­ery will ex­pand by 41.5 square me­ters! The area al­lowed be­ing 25 me­ters, this is con­sid­ered a mi­nor dero­ga­tion. Do the math and try ex­plain­ing to your teenager that midnight is not four in the morn­ing.

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