Highlights of Stanstead Township monthly meeting

Highlights of Stanstead Township monthly meeting

Construction refusals and fire station location troubles

By William Crooks

Local Journalism Initiative

A denied construction request, by notable local Paul Desmarais, and complaints concerning the location of the new fire hall in Fitch Bay, figured prominently at Stanstead Township’s monthly meeting Dec. 11.

The issue with Desmarais’ request was the number of trees that would need to be cut to make way for his proposed building, said Director General Matthieu Simoneau in a Dec. 12 interview. Their bylaws allow for a building the size Desmarais wanted, but it was to be built in a forested area. The intended building was an 800 square meter waterfront principal residence including an indoor tennis court.

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