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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Statement Regarding Town's Financial Position

We wish to advise our residents that there has been an inordinatre amount of confusing information being circulated on social media with respect to Budget 2018 and the Town's financial position.  To clarify, PSAB financials do not give a true picture of the Town's financial position, this has been verified by the Town's Chartered Professional Accountant.  Yearly we are provided an Unaudited Statement of Revenue, Expenditures and Surplus, this gives a true picture with respect to current operating accounting.  These statements have been published in PDF form at the bottom of this page.  Accumulated Surplus includes assets so please be aware that is not our bank balance.  All of Council voted on 20 November, 2017 in favor of the Tax Structure as per the published minutes, the tax structure contained the increase to the mil rate, water & sewer and miniumums.  Below are the deficit amounts for 2014 through 2016.  The 2017 audit will not be conducted until the Spring of 2018. Deficit 2016 - $119,999  /  Deficit 2015 - $48,013  /  Deficit 2014 - $381,926      

Updated: Monday, January 15, 2018   4:35 pm NFLD



Staff - Thanks

On behalf on the myself Mayor Danny Conway and Council, I'd like to thank the Town Employees for the work conducted in advance of the rain storm.  This preparation mitigated potentially devastating flooding of town maintained roads and infrastructure.  Our lift stations were put to the test with an abundance of water and staff were out yesterday to ensure any issues were addressed.  Again many thanks for a job very well done.

Updated: Sunday, January 14, 2018   12:39 pm NFLD



Ice Schedule - Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium

Ice schedule for the week of 15 - 21 January, 2018 Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium.

Updated: Friday, January 12, 2018   2:18 pm NFLD



Municipalities Act, 1999 Modernization

We wish to advise our residents that Public Consultations are being held until January 31, 2018 on the modernization of the Municipalities Act, 1999. You can have your say by providing a written a submission, as per the circular published to the left.

Updated: Friday, January 12, 2018   1:33 pm NFLD



Regular Council Meeting Dates 2018

  REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING   DATES   FOR 2018       Please note the dates for Regular Council Meetings for 2018.  Occasionally due to availability Regular Council Meeting dates may be changed, however, notice will be provided on the Town Website.  Persons wishing to speak at a meeting must advise the Town Office no later than 12:00 pm the Friday before the meeting:       January 8th, 2018 - Monday   February 5th, 2018 - Monday   March 5th, 2018 - Monday   April 2nd, 2018 - Monday   May 7th, 2018 - Monday   June 4th, 2018 - Monday   July 9th, 2018 - Monday   August 13th, 2018 - Monday   September 10th, 2018 - Monday   October 1st, 2018 - Monday   November 5th, 2018 - Monday ​December 3rd, 2018 - Monday  

Closure - Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium

We wish to advise our residents that the Stadium will be closed from 5:00 pm this evening for the remainder of the night due to inclement weather.  General Skating, Adult Skating and General Bowling is cancelled for 6 January 2018.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: Saturday, January 6, 2018   4:48 pm NFLD



Boil Water Advisory - Lifted

We wish to advise our residents that the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted effective immediately.

Updated: Friday, January 5, 2018   1:04 pm NFLD



Agenda - Regular Council Meeting January

Be advised that the Agenda for the Regular Council Meeting of January 8th, 2017 has been published under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.  Deadline for Agenda items, or speaking delegations has not changed and remains at 12:00 noon on the Friday preceding the Monday meeting.

Updated: Friday, January 5, 2018   10:27 am NFLD



Town of St. George's - Collective Agreement

We are pleased to announce the signing of a 6 year collective agreement between the Town of St. George's and Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees, on this the 20th day of December, 2017.  The contract was successfully negotiated with an effective date of 12 September, 2017.  On hand for the signing was NAPE Representative Randy Avery, Mayor Danny Conway, Councillor Andy Tobin, Councillor Conrad White, Town Manager Jocelyn Butt and Union President/Asst Lead Hand Public Works Kenny Lee.    

Updated: Wednesday, December 20, 2017   2:47 pm NFLD



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, 2017 - 30 April, 2018.  Freezing during the cold winter months can cause water line breakage that could potentially result in considerable damage.

Updated: Wednesday, December 20, 2017   9:02 am NFLD



Library Re-Opening at Town of St. George's

We wish to advise our residents that the Library will be opening on 18 December, 2017 at the Town Hall Building, in it's new location in the old fire bay.  The new hours of operation are:  Monday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Tuesday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - Wednesday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Thursday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  We hope you enjoy this new space that is accessible to all persons.  

Updated: Thursday, December 14, 2017   4:22 pm NFLD



Municipal Properties for Resale

Please be advised that a list of Municipal Properties for resale can be found at the bottom of this page in a PDF document.

Indiscriminate Dumping

We wish to advise our residents that indiscriminate dumping is strictly prohibited within our Municipal Boundaries. Unfortunately the No Dumping signs have not been a deterrent.   The Town provides weekly household garbage collection and a yearly clean up week.  Persons who indiscriminately dump put a burden on all taxpayers as Town resources must be used to address this problem.  We are asking if anyone has information related to indiscriminate dumping to contact the Town Office.  Let's work together to end indiscriminate dumping.  We wish to advise those who are dumping within the town boundaries that dumping is strictly prohibited and is a chargeable offence.  All dumping is reported to the RCMP.

Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium Ice Rental Cancellation Policy

We wish to advise all Ice Rental users that at our Regular Council meeting of December 4th, 2017 Counil approved a change in the ice rental cancellation policy. Effective January 2nd, 2018 a 24 hour ice cancellation policy will be in place.   Due to the number of cancellations we've receive thus far this ice season coupled with scheduling for unionized workers and our obligation to provide them adequate notice this change is necessary. Cancellations due to inclement weather will be looked at on an individual basis.  We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.  

Family & General Skating Rules

We wish to advise those availing of both General and Family Skating at the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium that any type of horseplay will not be tolerated, horseplay can result in many safety issues including skaters getting hurt and the Town of St. George's takes the safety of our workers, residents and visitors seriously.  During General & Family Skating no pucks are allowed on the ice, skating drills are not to be conducted and users are asked to be considerate of other users especially small children.  A list of rules will be published at the Stadium and those rules will enforced by our Rink Attendants for the safety of all.  It's our sincere hope that all persons attending general and family skating have a fun, safe and leisurely skate.

Updated: Monday, December 4, 2017   11:37 am NFLD



Helmet Usage Mandatory - Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium

We wish to advise our residents that helmet usage is mandatory effective immediately for all skating activities at Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium.  We believe in safety first and protecting all users at this facility.  Persons not wearing helmets will not be allowed on the ice surface.  Have a happy ice season and keep your head protected. 

Updated: Tuesday, November 7, 2017   10:17 am NFLD



Dog Control Regulations

We wish to advise our residents that we've received a number of calls regarding roaming dogs.  Allowing dogs to roam within our municipal boundaries is strictly prohibited.  In accordance with the Dog Control Regulations Paragraph 10 it states - "Every owner of a dog within the Town shall keep such dog safely tethered or penned up at all times, except when it is under the immediate control of some person capable of controlling it at the time."  Paragraph 14 states - "Prosecution under these regulations may be taken summarily by the Council or any Police Constable."  Further, Paragraph 15 states - "Any person who is guilty of an offence against these regulations, or who acts in contravention of or fails to comply with any provisions thereof, or neglects or refuses to do so, shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty not exceeding two hundred dollars ($200.00) or in default or payment thereof to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ninety (90) days or to both such fine and imprisonment." We respectfully ask that all dog owners abide by the Dog Control Regulations.    

Leading Edge Credit Union Free Family Skate

We are extremely pleased to advise our residents that the Leading Edge Credit Union ​will be sponsoring a Free Family Skate on Sunday afternoons from 2:15 to 3:15 commencing 5 November 2017 and recurring weekly throughout the ice season.  The free hour of family skate promotes recreation, a healthy lifestyle, it enhances community spirit and family unity.  The Town of St. George's acknowledges with grateful appreciation the sponsorship provided to our community by the Leading Edge Credit Union.

Updated: Monday, October 23, 2017   2:58 pm NFLD



Emera Newfoundland & Labrador Free Family Skate

We are extremely pleased to advise our residents that Emera Newfoundland & Labrador will be sponsoring the Free Family Skate on Sunday afternoons from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm commencing 5 November, 2017 recurring weekly throughout the ice season.  The free hour of family skate promotes recreation, a healthy lifestyle, it enhances community spirity and family unity.  The Town of St. George's acknowledges with grateful appreciation the sponsorship provided to our community by Emera Newfoundland & Labrador.

Updated: Monday, October 23, 2017   1:33 pm NFLD



General Bowling

We wish to advise our residents that General Bowling has started!!  General bowling is every Friday and Saturday evening from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  Come on out and bowl a few games, bowling is a fun, social activity that can be enjoyed by all ages.

Town Council

Town Council
Congratulations are extended to the new Town Council. From left to right Councillor Conrad White, Councillor Mike Fleming, Councillor Andy Tobin, Mayor Danny Conway, Councillor Rhonda Cramm-Blanchard, Councillor Roland Williams, Deputy Mayor Tanya Messervey.
Updated: Tuesday, October 3, 2017   2:00 pm NFLD


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/repair of siding, replacement/repair of windows, repairs to decks & fencing and any other general repair being conducted on the outside of your home/property, this includes any installation of oil tanks and heat pumps.  Residents performing work without a permit will be issued a stop work order until a duly authorized permit has been issued.   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.

Speed Limit Reminder

As our children will be returning to School tomorrow, please remember that our school zone speed limit from the intersection of Station Road/Court House Road to Hayes Lane along Main Street is 30km from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.  Please obey all posted speed limits and keep our children safe, we have many walkers and we depend upon our motorists to slow down and be aware.  

Updated: Tuesday, September 5, 2017   4:54 pm NFLD



Town Ball Field

We wish to advise our residents that the ball field directly across from the stadium is for the recreation of our ballplayers both adult and children.   People wishing to run their dogs are asked to keep their pets off of this ballfield, the old ballfield maybe used as a dog run, but please remember to stoop & scoop behind your dog, it is the responsibility of the owner to clean up after their pets, thanking you in advance for your cooperation. 

Updated: Monday, August 21, 2017   1:35 pm 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



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. 

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Related Documents
2016 Unaudited Statement
Unaudited Statement of Revenue, Expenditures and Surplus 2016.pdf
Updated: Jan 15, 2018 4:37 pm
2015 Unaudited Statement
Unaudited Statement of Revenue, Expenditures and Surplus 2015.pdf
Updated: Jan 15, 2018 4:38 pm
2014 Unaudited Statement
Unaudited Statement of Revenue, Expenditures and Surplus 2014.pdf
Updated: Jan 15, 2018 4:38 pm
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
2018 - Council Meetings
Regular Council Meeting Dates 2018.pdf
Updated: Jan 9, 2018 4:49 pm
MUNICIPAL PROPERTIES AVAILABLE FOR RESALE
Municipal Properties for Resale.pdf
Updated: Dec 13, 2017 3:12 pm
Eco Green Loans
ecogreenloansFINAL.pdf
Updated: Sept 20, 2017 1:38 pm
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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