Stanstead East rec­og­nized for wet zone

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.