Full House for Can­ton Stanstead meet­ing

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

Al­most fifty res­i­dents at­tended Stanstead Town­ship’s last coun­cil meet­ing, most there to voice their con­cerns about all the short term cot­tage and house rentals tak­ing place. As in many other ar­eas of the world, pri­vate rent­ing of home prop­er­ties is be­com­ing more and more com­mon on the ter­ri­tory of the mu­nic­i­pal­ity. “The res­i­dents want the mu­nic­i­pal­ity to in­ter­vene so our In­spec­tor will be con­tact­ing those prop­erty own­ers who are do­ing this with­out a per­mit,” ex­plained the Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of the mu­nic­i­pal­ity, Josianne Hudon. Home­own­ers who rent out their prop­erty more than thirty-one days per year must have a spe­cial per­mit to do so.

Mem­bers of Mem­phrem­a­gog Con­ser­va­tion Inc. (MCI) worked with the mu­nic­i­pal­ity and some vol­un­teers, on Au­gust 6th, around Fitch Bay and Parc Fo­rand to re­move In­va­sive Phrag­mites from those ar­eas. In­va­sive Phrag­mites are plants that cause dam­age to bio­di­ver­sity around lakes and in wet­lands.

The old com­mu­nity cen­tre, La Foumil­liere, is fi­nally com­ing down. It will be de­mol­ished in Oc­to­ber and a new fire­house will be built on that site. Vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers will be­gin vis­it­ing res­i­dences, this week, to check smoke alarms and car­bon monox­ide de­tec­tors as part of a fire pre­ven­tion plan.

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