Smart Me­ter meet­ing tonight in Ma­gog

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE -

Hy­dro-Que­bec is hold­ing a pub­lic meet­ing this evening, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at the Ho­tel Etoile-sur-le-lac, 1200 Prin­ci­pale Ouest, in Ma­gog, to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion about the con­tro­ver­sial smart me­ters that they would like to in­stall. At the meet­ing, peo­ple can learn about the tech­nol­ogy and how they work. Res­i­dents from other mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties, be­sides Ma­gog where there has been much op­po­si­tion to the me­ters, are wel­come to at­tend the meet­ing also.

North Hat­ley is just one of many other mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties who do not sup­port the rather hur­ried changeover to the smart me­ters. At the town’s last coun­cil meet­ing, it adopted a res­o­lu­tion on the topic that had three main as­pects. “We wanted to en­cour­age Hy­dro-Que­bec to de­lay the in­stal­la­tion of smart me­ters in North Hat­ley and to en­cour­age them to con­tinue to re­search the tech­nol­ogy to find so­lu­tions to the con­cerns of cit­i­zens,” ex­plained the town’s gen­eral man­ager, Daniel Dé­cary. The third as­pect of the res­o­lu­tion en­cour­ages Hy­dro-Que­bec to put a phone ser­vice in place to an­swer the ques­tions of the pub­lic. Right now, peo­ple have to wait hours on the phone be­fore speak­ing with a rep­re­sen­ta­tive about the is­sue.

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