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Saturday, May 27, 2017

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



Ball Hockey - Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium

Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium will be available for Ball Hockey rental effective 23 May, 2017.  Rental for ball hockey will be twice weekly on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (no other times will be allocated due to summer employee scheduling).  Please note that outside shoes are not to be worn on the floor surface when playing ball hockey.  For bookings please call 647-3283 Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm or call/text 649-8663.  Please note that during the summer the lights currently over the ice surface will be replaced with LED lighting, during the time of installation the Stadium will be closed and notification will be posted on this website.  The cost of rental is $45.00 per hour. 

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



Black Bank Clean Up

A Black Bank Clean Up will be held on Saturday, May 27th from 9 - 12 am. 

Town Roads - Gravel

Our residents are advised that an assessment of all town gravel roads was conducted during the past two weeks.  Our Public Works Department has recommended that we wait another two weeks before applying any fill to enable the roads to dry out.  Once the roads are considered dry enough to add fill and back drag, this will be a priority.  We thank our residents for their cooperation and we assure you that all gravel roads will be attended too.

Updated: Thursday, April 27, 2017   11:21 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. 

Free Tipping Fees at WRWM May 2017 - Residents Only

Our residents are advised that during the month of May, 2017, the tripping fees will be free at the WRWM Bay St. George Landfill St. George's. 

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.

Mayor's Message

On behalf of the Town of St. George's, I would like to inform all residents that it seems highly unlikely that the 26th Annual Blueberry Festival will occur.  This is a direct result of a lack of volunteers.  The Chairperson Jerry Northcott has made several attempts to create a Blueberry Festival committee and each attempt has been unsuccessful.  I've personally checked with different groups regarding activities in the week leading up to the festival and activities such as the usual Pancake/Touton breakfast will take place at the Parish Hall.  The Indian Cove Women will go ahead with there function on the Tuesday prior and the Royal Canadian Legion are prepared to have the Pre-Festival Bash on Friday as well and the Jiggs Dinner on Sunday.  An outdoor bingo is also set to take place. 
The planning for the 26th Blueberry Festival was a "scaled down one night celebration" on Saturday however there are not enough volunteers to pull this off.
Volunteers needed are as follows:
7 workers for a planning committee
6 workers for security
6 workers for set-up
10 bar workers
6 gate workers
6 ticket sales workers
10 workers for clean-up
I WOULD ASK EVERYONE TO READ THIS QUOTE AND THINK ABOUT WHAT WE ARE LOOSING, please email me your thoughts mayor@townofstgeorges.com or danny.conway@hotmail.com
"If you ever need a helping hand, it is at the end of your arm.  As you get older you must remember you have a second hand.  The first one is to help yourself, the second hand is to help others."

Updated: Monday, May 9, 2016   12:54 pm NFLD



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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PO Box 250 , St. George's, NL A0N 1Z0
Telephone: (709) 647-3283
Fax: (709) 647-3180
Email: info@townofstgeorges.com
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