Letter to the editor 1, Dec. 3, 2015
St. Lazare Mayor Robert Grimaudo was happy with the attendance of less than 50 people showing up at the presentation of the new city hall project. We have a population of over 6000 households and, in my opinion, this is a rather poor success rate.
As per the signing of the registry, it was not advertised ahead of time, leaving an 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. period on a Tuesday. It should have been advertised properly with a week’s notice.
Many citizens feel they were not informed and everything was done on a fast track. Spending $10 million will definitely translate to a substantial tax hike in the next years, and surely more than $63 on a property evaluation of $350,000.
Maybe the town needs a new city hall but I have a hard time justifying the spending of $10 million on a municipal building when it could be done at a lesser cost.