Mayor’s speech­less

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Staff Stanstead

Stanstead’s mayor, Phillipe Du­til, strug­gled with grace at last Mon­day’s monthly meet­ing, af­fected by a bad case of sore throat, call­ing the meet­ing and pre­sid­ing it all the while.

The first ques­tion pe­riod saw what might be po­litely de­scribed as al­most en­raged cit­i­zens who have the mis­for­tune of re­sid­ing on streets that also hap­pen to be pro­vin­cial roads. Since they are cleaned by the prov­ince rather than the cities, they are living a sort of los­ing battle with dust and stones fly­ing away the mo­ment al­most any ve­hi­cle is rid­ing through. A de­spon­dent coun­cil could only hear their con­cerns and tell them that they are do­ing their best to force the Min­istry of Trans­port to act in a timely fash­ion.

Next on the ques­tion front was an­other re­peat of the peren­nial: “What are you go­ing to do with the dum­mies on ATV’s?” Once again, the few are cast­ing a very bad rep­u­ta­tion on a sport that truly doesn’t need them, on non-plated ve­hi­cles, with­out a sin­gle re­gard to the law and ob­vi­ously less so of cit­i­zens’ peace and quiet, some am­a­teurs of the sport them­selves.

Well, well. It seems like Stanstead Col­lege has re­alised that a mod­ern fa­cil­ity that hand­i­capped peo­ple are un­able to use is not a good idea. So the Col­lege is ask­ing for the town’s sup­port for a grant from the fed­eral gov­ern­ment to bring in the el­e­va­tor that should have been at the Pat Burns Arena from day one.

Need­less to say, no wa­ter yet on the half a dozen wells dug over the last few months. So more money will be spent, some say­ing go­ing down the drain, to find the right place to get drink­ing wa­ter.

Stanstead mayor Philippe Du­til could hardly speak at Mon­day’s coun­cil meet­ing.

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