Waterville considering added fees for ­neighbours

Waterville considering added fees for ­neighbours

The Town of Waterville is considering applying a fee to non-residents who use the softball park in Huntingville as a way of helping to offset the cost of anti-erosion work planned for this spring. In December the Town extended an invitation to the City of Sherbrooke to make a contribution of $15,000 to help cover the $36,000 project but according to Waterville Mayor Nathalie Dupuis, the request was denied. “It is not our favourite option,” Dupuis said, noting that the idea is not set in stone at this point but is in discussion. The Mayor said that she has not given up hope on getting support from Sherbrooke, explaining that the initial request was sent to Sherbrooke’s flood management services because of the fact that the work has to do with preventing high water from washing away the ball field. In that case the service said that budgets are already used up trying to handle Sherbrooke’s flood needs, but Dupuis said that she wants to try again, this time with an appeal to the city’s recreation department. See full story in the Wednesday, April 4th edition of The Record.

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