Stanstead East recognized for wet zone
Stanstead East is another of those lucky municipalities where the property tax rate has come down a little, going from .55/$100 to .53/$100. The municipality’s payment to the Sureté du Quebec was decreased; one reason for the change. Residents will see the new $89 charge for septic tank cleaning on their new tax bill. Residents in Stanstead East are slated to have their septic tanks cleaned in 2017 under the Coaticook MRC’s new plan.
The municipality’s cadastral work is almost complete and residents have until February 15th for modifications. Brown’s Hill, Fairfax and Stage roads will be re-paved this summer, but not with the same material that the municipality used last time. “The material we used broke a lot and we didn’t get much support from the company that provided it. This time we’ll be using real asphalt,” said Stanstead East mayor, Gilbert Ferland.
The town was recently recognized for having one of the largest, protected marshes in the Eastern Townships. Situated along the Tomifobia River, this wet zone is home to several endangered species, including the wood turtle.