Hat­ley News – Trailer own­ers can mod­ify

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE - Vic­to­ria Vanier

About fifty peo­ple at­tended a pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion meet­ing in Hat­ley on Au­gust 22nd. The topic was a new zon­ing by-law for a sec­tion of the Ba­con’s Bay area, known as “Ville 1”. “The aim of the by-law is to es­tab­lish new rules for trail­ers that will al­low the own­ers to make mod­i­fi­ca­tions to their trail­ers, to rec­og­nize their ac­quired rights,” said Hat­ley mayor De­nis Fer­land. Sev­enty-eight prop­er­ties, all in a flood zone, will be af­fected by the new rule. “The meet­ing went well and there was no op­po­si­tion. We worked with the As­so­ci­a­tion de parc Tomi­fo­bia and the As­so­ci­a­tion de parc Mas­saw­ippi be­fore mak­ing the by-law,” he added. Prop­erty own­ers can­not put in foun­da­tions un­der their struc­tures in the area.

The mayor spoke about the project to cre­ate a Regie in­cendie for the whole area. “The ob­jec­tive of the new Regie is more ad­min­is­tra­tive. Right now the fire ser­vices are man­aged by part-time em­ploy­ees. In a Regie there would be one full-time direc­tor to man­age all the fire halls. We don’t want less fire­fight­ers or fire chiefs, but a bet­ter co­or­di­na­tion of the ser­vices,” said Mr. Fer­land.

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