| October 3rd, 2016 NEWSLETTER
have been busy throughout the past year responding to the needs of the town
from water & sewer repairs, new installations, snow removal, general
maintenance and many other activities that keep our Public Works and Office
Staff quite busy.
February of 2016 we hired a new Town Manager – Mrs. Jocelyn Butt who has been
working diligently to address the many challenges a town is faced with over the
course of several months.
have been working with our Animal Control Officer in the enforcement of the Town’s
Cat and Dog Regulations. For residents
who are unaware, the roaming of cats and dogs is strictly forbidden within our
are attaching to this newsletter the Snow Cleaning Procedures which are
effective October 4th, 2016. Our
residents are asked to please refrain from shovelling, plowing or cause to be
shovelled or plowed any residue snow from a driveway, parking lot or adjoining
property unto any roadway/sidewalk within the municipal boundaries of the Town.
concentrated effort to collect Taxes as per the invoices sent out to our
residents/businesses each January has met with good results. In order for the Town to run effectively we
must have a guaranteed revenue stream, therefore your invoice will state that
property taxes/business taxes and utility taxes must be paid by 31 March in the
year in which they are levied. Water
& Sewer taxes are paid quarterly at the end of March, June, September and
December in the year in which they are levied. Taxes will not be carried over from year to year. We understand that this information hasn’t
been portrayed to our residents the way it should have been and the education
process has been trying for some. To
that end, we’d like to offer our residents a payment plan which will be
comprised of 12 equal payments and this can be achieved through Post Dated
Cheques (unfortunately we do not at this time have the capability to process
auto-debit). If you wish to avail of
this payment plan; cheques will need to be provided no later than 28 January,
2017 for the entire 12 months. Cheques
maybe dated for the last day of each month.
public is welcome at our monthly council meetings which are conducted the first
Monday of each month unless the Monday is a holiday then the meeting will be conducted
the second Monday of the month. If you
wish to speak at a Council Meeting then you must inform the Town Clerk no later
than the Friday noon prior to the Monday council meeting.
elections will be held in 2017 and you will see correspondence with respect to
the election throughout 2017.
website is a valuable information asset that informs our residents of all
activities, outages and events related to the Town if you haven’t signed up for
email notifications please visit our website at www.townofstgeorges.com and
Town Hall and Fire Hall buildings will be undergoing renovations this fall,
this will result in a temporary closure of the Library plus the Town Office
being temporarily relocated to the Stadium, all information pertaining to when
this will happen will be available on our website.
the Council and Staff wish all of our residents a happy fall and we look
forward to what the New Year will bring. Your questions and concerns are always welcomed and as such we are here
to serve the municipality with professional and thoughtful governance.
of St. George’s