Hack­ett may be fixed

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE - Staff Sten­stead

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.

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