Coun­cil starts slow

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEF - Staff, Stanstead

It was a slow start for the first meet­ing of the Stanstead coun­cil on Mon­day.

We know that all the can­di­dates at the by-elec­tion paid their own ex­penses out of their pock­ets, none get­ting any con­tri­bu­tions from elec­tors.

Any way you look at it, the min­i­mum money that the town will spend this year is al­most a whop­ping $31,200,000, this com­ing at vir­tu­ally no cost to tax­pay­ers who will be pay­ing prac­ti­cally the same amount in taxes as last year.

There will fi­nally be an el­e­va­tor at the Pat Burns Arena in the next few months.

Fire wise, Stanstead-East will pay a bit over $39,000 for the ser­vices of our Fire Depart­ment while Barn­ston-West will pay a bit more than a third of that amount.

And Ni­cholas Ouel­let’s gran­ite sign is on its way…

Pho­tos Stanstead Jour­nal

All the pro-may­ors for the next few years be­fore the next elec­tion have been nom­i­nated. In three-month terms they will ro­tate, start­ing in March: Ni­cholas Ouel­let and Wayne Strat­ton.

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