Place Stanstead moves to Phase II

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

(SHQ) through its

pro- gram.

To be ad­mis­si­ble to this pro­gram, the larger com­mu­nity must con­trib­ute be­tween 15 and 25 % of the costs, with the re­main­der com­ing from a mort­gage held by the Place Stanstead Com­mit­tee.

“About one third of the money we need to raise has been com­mit­ted, and we have a void of $130,000 now to raise,” ex­plained Vic­tor LaPenna, the pres­i­dent of the

“We’ve ap­plied to the Pacte Ru­ral and we’re wait­ing to hear about that. We’re a lit­tle dis­ap­pointed with the con­tri­bu­tion from the

who gave us

and (l. to $50,000 for Phase I and only $20,000 for Phase II. The $5000 from Pierre Reid’s of­fice was very much ap­pre­ci­ated,” added Mr. LaPenna.

All the present units fea­ture good-sized rooms, adapted and wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble bath­rooms, and many other fea­tures such as slid­ing pa­tio doors that open onto an ex­panse of lawn and ma­ture trees. “Our resi- dents love all this cup­board space,” said com­mit­tee mem­ber Huguette Gre­nier as she pointed out the ex­tra cup­board space in one of the apart­ments, “and two of our apart­ments are com­pletely wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble.” There is also a large hall that res­i­dents can use with­out charge. This hall can also be rented by oth­ers, for baby show­ers and the like, when the res­i­dents are not us­ing it. “Ev­ery­thing is just per­fect here,” said Ger­ard Ther­rien, who used to live in the Rock Is­land sec­tor but moved to Place Stanstead about four years ago.

The town of Stanstead was the first to support Phase II of the project, donat­ing a par­cel of land and pro­vid­ing a tax break. Mayor Du­til has also been help­ing with the Pacte Ru­ral ap­pli­ca­tion. “We’re hop­ing to raise money from in­di­vid­u­als and the sup­port­ing towns, and we may have to do some fund-rais­ing events,” ad­mit­ted Mr. LaPenna.

For more in­for­ma­tion about this project, con­tact Vic­tor LaPenna at 819 8762585.

Photo Vic­to­ria Vanier

Seen here in front of Place Stanstead are (l. to r. front) Huguette Gagnon, Huguette Gre­nier, Emery Gre­nier, r. back) Vic­tor LaPenna, Ray­mond Lussier, Philippe Gre­nier and mayor Philippe Du­til.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.