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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Flushing Commencing 27 June, 2017

We wish to advise our residents that flushing of our water lines will commence on June 27th and may last up to three weeks.  During this period you may experience discoloration of water or odour, running your water until it runs clear will resolve either of these potential issues.  Flushing is necessary to maintain our water and sewer system.  Thanking our residents in advance for their cooperation.

Updated: Sunday, June 25, 2017   10:15 am NFLD



Birthday Wishes

Birthday Wishes are going out to our Deputy Mayor Andy Tobin, hoping you have an amazing day!!!!

Town Office - Relocated Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium

  We wish to advise our residents that our temporary move is now complete and the Town Office is now located at the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium.  The move to this temporary location is expected to last approximately 4 months while the Town Office on Main Street is being renovated.  Phone numbers we can be reached at are as follows: 709-647-3283 or 709-647-3741 Fax Number is:  709-647-3411 At this time Public Wifi is available at Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium, anyone wishing to avail of this service is encouraged to do so. Just a reminder - June 26th is a Statutory Holiday and the Town Office will be closed.

Updated: Friday, June 23, 2017   10:41 am NFLD



Benedict Alexander Memorial Playground

The Town of St. George's would like to thank everyone that was in attendance at the dedication of The Benedict Alexander Memorial Playground yesterday, especially Ben's wife Heather and son Greg.  Special thanks to MHA Scott Reid for his attendance.  We hope that our children will have many years of making memories on this playground, that will last a lifetime.  We acknowledge the late Ben Alexander with gratitude and remembrance for the contributions that he made to this Town and the dedication of this playground will mark those contributions for many years to come.

Canada Day Celebrations - 1 July 2017

Canada Day celebrations will commence at 11:00 AM with a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Royal Canadain Legion Branch 38 St. George's, once the ceremony  is complete, all decorated bikes, cars, etc. will depart the Legion and parade to the Fire Hall on Main Street where Hot Dogs and Drinks will be served by our Volunteer Firefighters.  So decorate those bikes, cars, faces, etc. and please come out to celebrate Canada Day 150.  

Playground Dedication

We wish to advise our residents that the Benedict Alexander Memorial Playground Dedication will take place tomorrow June 21st, 2017 at 1:15 pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend this dedication.  The playground is located behind Our Lady of Mercy Elementary School.   

Updated: Tuesday, June 20, 2017   11:32 am NFLD



Sunset Trail - Update

Thank you to the volunteers who helped install the culvert on the Trail today - Mayor Danny Conway, Jerome Bennett, Tyson Koops, Eugene Sheppard and Daphne Bennett much appreciation and gratitude is extended to you!!  Volunteers making a difference.  

Updated: Monday, June 19, 2017   3:56 pm NFLD



Special Meeting - 19 June, 2017

Please note that the Agenda for the Special Meeting of June 19th, 2017 has been published under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.

Sunset Trail

Council is sending much appreciation and gratitude to the volunteers who have the trail done from the Government Wharf to Bayview Avenue and who are now working on the Trail from the Government Wharf to Molly Anne's Brook and for the support to install the culvert on Monday June 19th, 2017.  Thank you for your hard work and determination, volunteers making a difference! 

Updated: Friday, June 16, 2017   4:45 pm NFLD



St. George's Recreation Summer Program - Update

We wish to advise our residents that the afternoon session for children aged 8 to 12 is now full.  There are still six places available for the morning session children aged 5 to 7 years.  You may register your child at the Town Office.  The Recreation Summer Program will be run this summer from July 5th - August 17th at the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium/Ball Field.  Our two Recreation Councillors are Mallory Hicks and Shania Cormier, they're looking forward to a fun filled summer with the children.  Please note that there will be two sessions a morning session for children aged 5 to 7 (age 5 must have been in the current Kindergarten Class) and an afternoon session for children aged 8 to 12. The program runs for 31 days and each session is 2.5 hours per day.  A nominal fee of $40.00 per child will be charged, for family's the second child will be $30.00, each additional child will be $25.00, this equates to a mere 0.52 cents be hour or $1.29 per day. 

Sunset Trail Update - Correction

We wish to advise our residents that the Sunset Trail is being worked on.  One of our residents has whipper snipped a portion of the trail and we are grateful for his volunteering efforts.  Many residents have shown an interest in  volunteering to do the whipper snipping along the trail throughout the summer and we encourage them to do so with grateful appreciation.  On Monday June 19th at noon a group we will be installing a new culvert and rock where there is currently an aluminum door covering the water, anyone wishing to lend a hand on Monday is encouraged to come as this is a big job (many hands make light work).  Thank you to all who attended the meeting.

Town Office Closure

We wish to advise our residents that the Town Office will be closed from 21 to 23 June, 2017 as the contents of the building is being moved to the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium prior to the Town Hall Renovation taking place.  The Town Office will be located at the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium for the duration of the renovation with an expected completion date of end October, 2017.  All business will be conducted from the front offices located just to the right as you come through the main doors.  Our phone number will remained unchanged but you may also call 647-3741 as well.  Please note that as June 26th is a statutory holiday the office will reopen on June 27th at 9:00 am from the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium.

Provincial Stakeholder Sessions for the Legalization of Cannabis

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is seeking input on the legalization of cannabis (including non-medical use).  This is of particular interest to business owners as it applies to the workplace and upholding public safety.  It also gives all individuals an opportunity to provide input by way of a survey.  The survey is included in the link below: http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2017/just/0609n01.aspx

Support Windell - Young Citizen Award Recipient

The Town of St. George's proudly supports Windell S - he is competing in the Young Citizens Video Contest for a chance to go to Ottawa.  Windell lives in St. George's and attends Our Lady of Mercy Elementary School.  Windell won at the Local Heritage Fair in Corner Brook where he claimed top prize (Young Citizens Award).  Below you will find the link to his video about the 1929 Tsunami, please follow the link and vote for Windell.   http://kids.canadashistory.ca/Kids/YoungCitizens/Profiles/2017/WindellS#.WT6gXZvVmno.mailto

Updated: Monday, June 12, 2017   12:55 pm NFLD



Ball Hockey - Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium - Cancellation

Effective 13 June, 2017, rental for ball hockey will be cancelled for the remainder of the summer months as a result of upcoming renovations and the ice surface being required for storage.  The Town regrets the inconvenience this causes to our renters.

Updated: Friday, June 9, 2017   10:09 am NFLD



Town Gravel Roads

We wish to advise our residents that at the end of today we will have completed the grading of 11 roads in Town, this included Class A as required.  The remaining roads will be backdragged as required throughout the summer and time will be allocated in our Public Works Department for this work.  Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Public Notice - Maritime Link Project

EMERA is providing the following Public Notice to all residents:  


Public Notice
Transmission Line Construction Work for the Maritime Link Project

EUS-Rokstad Joint Venture (ERJV), the HVdc transmission line contractor for the Maritime Link
Project, is currently installing an HVdc transmission line between Bottom Brook and Cape Ray.

As part of this work, the lines will be spliced together or terminated every 2.5 km with a
conductor sleeve. This is a safe and highly controlled activity that creates a loud sound when the
wires are joined together.

ERJV would like to notify local community members that they can expect to hear a loud sound similar
to a clap of thunder or fireworks, up to 3 km away from each wire splicing location. Residents can
expect these activities to occur periodically between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. while work is occurring in
their area.

Work will begin near Route 490 (Stephenville Crossing exit from TCH) in late May and will gradually
progress south along the transmission right-of-way toward Cape Ray until completion in late July.*
Residents in the vicinity of communities such as St. George’s, Flat Bay, St. Fintan’s, South
Branch,
Benoit’s Siding, Doyle’s, and Cape Ray may hear this activity while it is occurring.

*Note: Work will be progressing in all locations over the next two months. Depending on weather
conditions and advancement of the work, the schedule for locations may vary within this timeframe.
To ensure that all residents adjacent to the transmission route are aware of these activities and
have advance warning before each splice, ERJV will be using the following notification process
similar to the industry standards used at rock quarries:

•     Three (3) short bursts of a warning horn
•     Followed by a 60 second pause
• Then the transmission wire will be spliced, which will create a loud sound similar to a clap of
thunder or fireworks

If you have any questions about this activity or about the Maritime Link Project, please feel free
to contact us by email: info_MaritimeLink@emera.com or toll-free at: 1-855-722-3373.

Emera Newfoundland & Labrador

11th Annual Bay St. George Powwow

Information for the 11th Bay St. George Powwow.

Town Update

May 24, 2017   To all Residents,   On behalf of myself, the Deputy Mayor, Councillors and Staff, I’d like to provide our residents with an update on town activities over the past 5 months.  The past several months have been quite busy, the winter months saw snow clearing on nearly a daily basis and when it wasn’t snowing our staff was busy pushing snow back while making every effort to keep the streets cleared for the safety and comfort of our residents. The Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium saw a record breaking year for use.  Minor Hockey and Can Skate Programs were successful as well as adult hockey leagues and we sincerely thank the volunteers who provide their time selflessly for the children involved in Minor Hockey and Can Skate.  The Family Free Skates sponsored by Emera, Rokstad, the Leading Edge Credit Union and an anonymous company was a resounding success which provided exercise and enjoyment to our families.  The bowling alley was well used for general bowling and league bowling alike. We have made every effort to engage Transportation and Works with respect to our provincially owned roads (Barachois Drive, Main Street & Steel Mountain Road) in so far as writing the Minister to ensure that these roads and road shoulders are brought up to a reasonable standard.  With that being said I’ve invited our local MHA to our next Council Meeting to further discuss this issue. The Town Office will be renovated this year to allow greater accessibility for our aging residents.  We firmly believe that every resident should have access to this building for counter service and to attend Council Meetings if they so wish.  The renovation will see a ramp installed with both the Town Office and Town Chambers being fully accessible.  Once the renovation starts which is projected for early July the office staff will move to the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium and the Library will be closed until completion.  Completion of this project should take approximately 4 months. This year is an election year for all Newfoundland and Labrador Municipalities, the election will take place on September 26th and residents will be advised of all Election information prior to that date.  Nominations for election will take place between August 29th and September 5th, the specific date during that timeframe will be published on the Town Website, throughout the town and in a local newspaper.  If you are interested in municipal politics now is the time to get involved.  Should you have any questions regarding the process our Town Clerk and Town Manager will gladly answer any questions.  I want to remind our residents that we are here to serve the residents of this great town, we do this within municipal guidelines, regulations and applicable legislation, and we do our best to meet your needs.  All Newfoundlanders have felt the pinch of excess taxation and our Municipality is no different.  For 2017 taxes were not increased despite a substantial increase in overall inflation.  That inflation affected every service we provide from the purchasing of gas for Town Equipment to the purchase of water & sewer supplies.    Municipalities are the only sector of Government that are required to balance their budget, we cannot run a deficit.  We are doing our utmost to work within our budget while providing all necessary services and we thank our residents for their understanding during times of financial constraint. In closing, just a reminder to please subscribe to our newsletter through the town website, you’ll get emails about all upcoming events, water outages, closures etc. simply go to www.townofstgeorges.com to join.  We wish you a happy and safe summer.   Sincerely,   Daniel Conway Mayor Town of St. George’s

PERMITS REQUIRED

Permit Required
This is to notify our residents that a General Repair Permit is required for all repairs on your residence including exterior painting, replacement of siding, replacement of windows, repairs to decks & fencing and any other general repair being conducted.   A Building Permit is required for all construction of buildings including Homes, Sheds, Garages & Fencing.  A Demolition Permit is required for any demolition within the municipality. An Occupancy Permit is required for all newly built homes, change in status (for example from a store into a house), and homes that have been vacant for six months or more.

INDISCRIMINATE DUMPING

The town has received a number of complaints regarding indiscriminate dumping.  Please be advised that INDISCRIMINATE DUMPING within the town boundaries is strictly prohibited.  All dumping will be reported to the RCMP.  Garbage is picked up weekly in Town and a Clean Up Week is held every spring, there is absolutely no reason why dumping should occur within this Town. 

Updated: Wednesday, May 24, 2017   1:23 pm NFLD



Town of St. George's Community Involvement Scholarship

Our residents are advised that the Town of St. George's has a $500.00 Community Involvement Scholarship that is available for Level III Graduates.  Applications are available at the Town Office.  The criteria for this Scholarship is based upon academic standing and volunteer activities.  The Town invites the graduating class to avail of this opportunity.  Good luck to those who apply.  Deadline for submission is June 30th, 2017.

Updated: Thursday, May 18, 2017   11:13 am NFLD



Burning Prohibited

We wish to remind our residents of the list of materials prohibited from Burning in a Fire.  Permits for burning must be obtained from the local Forestry Office, this is in effect from May 1 - September 30, 2017.  Attached in the documents is the Consolidated Newfoundland and Labrador Regulation 11/96 (Forest Fire Regulations under the Forestry Act).    

Updated: Tuesday, May 16, 2017   11:46 am NFLD



School Zone Speed

 
REDUCE YOUR SPEED
We wish to notify our residents that the statistics we've received from the speed radar sign indicates that a mere 35% of vehicles travelling through the school zone are abiding by the speed limit.  The average speed from the available data through the school zone is between 46km and 60km per hour with a high of 96km recorded on March 27th, 2017 at 3:10 pm, this is completely unacceptable in a regulated 30km zone. We must reiterate that the 30km zone is for the safety of our children. A letter is being sent to the local RCMP detachment with the current statistics requesting a concentrated effort of patrols throughout the school day in an effort to mitigate the excessive speed in which vehicles are travelling through our town. It has also been noticed that many of the vehicles not abiding by the posted speed limit are on the way to the two schools in this zone.  We implore our residents and visitors to our community to abide by all posted regulated speed signage.  Please reduce your speed.  The school zone speed sign records all data from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday. 

Updated: Monday, May 15, 2017   8:54 am NFLD



Playground - Dirt Bike Not Allowed

We wish to advise our residents that our Playground located behind Our Lady of Mercy School is for the enjoyment of our children.  This is a beautiful playground on a nicely grassed site.  Recently there have been reports of Dirt Bikes on the playground and the grassed area has been damaged.  No motorized bikes, including dirt bikes are allowed past the gate to the playground.  We ask that everyone respect this space. 

Town Road Conditions

We wish to advise our residents that we have been in contact with the department of Transportation and Works about the issues with the provincially owned roads which are Main Street, Barachois Drive and Steel Mountain Road.  We've been assured that they are aware of the issues and potholes, ditching, etc. will be addressed as required.  No dates were given but requests for repairs have been submitted, including grading of the road shoulders that were damaged last week.  With respect to our local roads we will address these issues after the spring thaw (once the road has settled), at that time we will fill dirt roads as required and back drag them.  Where the water break occurred on School Road, please know that this area is monitored again, once the ground has thawed any issues will be addressed.  We thank our residents for their patience and we assure you that we will continue to lobby Transportation & Works for repairs to our roads.      

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING DATES FOR 2017

The following are the dates for Regular Council in 2017. Please be advised that dates are subject to change but residents will be advised of any changes prior to the Regular Council Meeting. The public may attend, however if you wish to speak on an item you must contact the Town Office at 647-3283 no later than the Friday prior to the meeting at 12:00 noon.

CHURCH STREET (TANK HILL) ROAD CONDITION

The Town would like to advise our residents & visitors that we have an issue at the top of Tank Hill on Church Street with slippery conditions, we are working hard ensuring that both snow clearing and salting/sanding are performed on a regular basis. Unfortunately due to the amount of run off from above the hill which includes Main Street and despite our best efforts this area is still quite slippery. If you must use this area while walking or driving, please use extreme caution.  Once spring arrives this issue will be addressed by Council.  Please be safe. 

CURB STOP WATER SHUT OFFS

The Town of St. George's wishes to advise our residents that only emergency related curb stop water shut offs will occur during the period 1 December, 2016 - 30 April, 2017.  Freezing during the cold winter months can cause water line breakage that could potentially result in considerable damage.

MUNICIPAL PROPERTIES FOR SALE

We like to update our residents on the municipal properties for sale within the Town of St. George's.

Sign Our Guest Book

Sign Our Guest Book
Let us know how much you enjoyed your visit to the St. George's region. Publish your experiences for others to read. The town of St. George's plans to preserve guest book entries for many years to follow. Be one of the first participants to add comments. [View Guest Book]

Related Documents
St. George's Volunteer Fire Department Application
St. Georges Fire Dept Application to Join.pdf
Updated: Oct 31, 2014 2:26 pm
Schedule E
Schedule E Material Prohibited from Burning in a Fire.pdf
Updated: March 21, 2016 4:30 pm
MUNICIPAL PROPERTIES AVAILABLE FOR RESALE
Municipal Properties Available for Resale.pdf
Updated: May 17, 2016 10:50 am
Forest Fire Regulations
Consolidated Newfoundland and Labrador Regulation 11 96 (Forest Fire Regulations).pdf
Updated: May 16, 2017 11:56 am
CAT REGULATIONS
CAT REGULATIONS.pdf
Updated: April 7, 2016 4:39 pm



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Telephone: (709) 647-3283
Fax: (709) 647-3180
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