Stanstead Township News
StansteadTownship has hired Francois Duquette, as of September 17th, as the new environment inspector. He will have a probationary period of six months. Josianne Hudon is back to work as the municipality’s General Director after her maternity leave. The council is working on an employee manual and has two issues to finalize for it: the RRSP contributions and employee insurance.
Three of the town’s employees, Ms. Hudon, Mr. Duquette and Dominic Gauthier, the town’s building inspector, will take part in a municipal training provided by the ADMQ (Association des Directeurs municipaux de Quebec) at $278 per person. The training will provide a better understanding of the roles of Director General and Environment and Building Inspectors regarding procedures, project analysis, drafting and implementing regulations, duties and powers.
Council authorized the purchase of $3,809 worth of communication equipment to better equip its fire department. After taking inventory of the fire-fighting equipment, some of it was found to be obsolete and the Fire Chief was authorized to give some of that equipment away to Firefighters without Borders.
The town will send a resolution to Canada Post to maintain its customer service hours. Council also announced that it supported Phase II of the Place Stanstead project to add nine more apartment units to the complex.
TheQuebec school board elections will take place on Sunday, November 2nd, and there are three candidates running for the post of commissioner for HatleyStanstead ward 6. This ward includes the towns of Ayer’s Cliff, Barnston West, Coaticook, Dixville, Hatley, Hatley Township, North Hatley, Ogden, Stanstead, Stanstead East and Ste. Catherine de Hatley. Voting for the ETSB commissioners will take place at Sunnyside Elementary (Stanstead), Ayer’s Cliff Elementary and North Hatley Elementary, between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm.
Claire Beaubien, of Hatley Township, has worked for the ETSB for almost 35 years, as a teacher of special needs students, a French second language teacher at ACES, a mentor for teachers and a principal of Bury, Sawyerville, Cookshire and North
The annual Stanstead Catholic Church dinner on Sunday was a huge success as hundreds of parishioners flocked to a steamy basement.