Stanstead Township News
- Taxes up and school coming down
Taxes in Stanstead Township have gone up by roughly 4.8 % for the average home, valued in this municipality at $369,000. Stanstead Township still has one of the lowest mill rates at .38/$100. Last year’s rate was .35/$100. Homes with
lower values, such as around $200,000, will see an increase of roughly 3.6 %.
A big project, in 2016, will be the demolition of the old school house that once served as a community centre. “It may cost as much as $100,000 to demolish the building. It has been condemned and there is asbestos in it. All the material will have to be transported,” explained Stanstead Township mayor Francine Caron-Markwell.
The municipality has applied for a grant for the Thayer Park project. If the town receives the $100,000 grant, the $180,000 project, refurbishing the playground equipment etc., will go through. A lot of road improvements will be taking place in the next five years, including the replacement of a large culvert and retaining wall on the Magoon Point Road in 2016. The boat ramps and the wooden wharf at the Foran Park will be changed, for about $40,000.
Five of the municipality’s firefighters are now receiving the extensive training required by the government.
The town will hold its Fete des Neiges, previously known as the Fete de l’Amour, in Thayer Park on February 20th.