Hackett may be fixed
A citizen’s complaint at the first question period of this month’s council meeting in Stanstead brought the assurance that the town will be looking seriously into the matter of fixing this blight of a road once and for all. The mayor and all councillors agreed that the street is in worse than bad shape and that something more permanent than continual patching will solve the problem.
This was almost the highlight of the evening, conducted in jest it must be said, an exercise moment being taken by Councillor Guy Ouellet, who left his chair when the delicate subject of naming the volunteer in charge of the soccer league came up, and Frances Bonenfant who did the same when the financing of Tourisme Stanstead’s web site was discussed. If all municipalities had such delicate ethical problems, daytime television would be boring as there would not have been a Charbonneau commission.
The town has hired a maid, well, to be precise, a ‘préposée à l’entretien des immeubles muncipaux’, everyone around the table admitting that the hiree is doing a marvellous job. We wonder however if the PCP, the Politically Correct Police, now officially represented in the National Assemblée by Québec Solidaire Manon Massé, will accept that the feminine is used in the resolution. We are sure that Council will see to it to correct the matter.
For a fee, you will soon be able to consult the registry of municipal valuation at home or anywhere around the globe and even, why not, in the Space Station.
Three resolutions were passed dealing with nuisances, security and law and order and parking. They are part of a much needed normalisation of all municipal bylaws across the province, a must if the Sûreté du Québec is to enforce them. The motions will go thru the process and the bylaws should be adopted in the next few months.
Another bylaw was passed, technically allowing the Régie des déchets to modify the term of a loan. We learned that Magog may join it and, as an aside, that the Outlet town generates as much garbage by itself than the remainder of the MRC. We would never have guessed!
About the Tourisme Stanstead website, the town allocated $4,500 for its start-up, money that will be taken back from its annual grant. There will be no extra cost for the municipality after all.