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Saturday, April 29, 2017

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



Birthday Wishes

On behalf of the Town of St. George's, we'd like to wish town employee Tyler Piercey a very Happy Birthday albeit belated the sentiment remains the same! 

Town Office Closure

We wish to advise our residents that the Town Office will be closing at 12:00 pm on Friday April 28th and will re-open Monday May 1st, at 09:00 am.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Administrative Professionals Day

On behalf of the Town of St. George's we acknowledge our Town Clerk Debbie Woolridge with grateful appreciation on this Administrative Professionals Day.  Debbie's contribution to the success of this office is second to none.  For your constant hard work that is delivered professionally and with such a pleasant attitude we wish you a very Happy Administrative Professional Day!

Federal Summer Student Jobs – Recreation Coordinator – Resumes Requested

The Town of St. George's has two vacancies under the Canada Summer Jobs Program for Recreation Coordinators.  This position will involve working with children and youth ages 5 - 12 promoting physical activity and sports.  It involves motivating children to participate in baseball, soccer, basketball and other sports for both indoor and outdoor activities.  Indoor activities include sport, arts and crafts.  The program will run Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm each day (35 hrs per week) with work hours from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm for 7 weeks commencing approximately 04 July, 2017.  The position will require staff to participate in outings, field trips and swimming sessions.  Applicants should have prior experience in working with children, past kids programs, be highly motivated, able to work both independently and with others, have good communication/organizational skills, be responsible and have knowledge of sports related activities.  Must be able to supervise and be responsible for minor players throughout the entire day.  First Aid is considered an asset.  These positions are open to students currently enrolled in post-secondary and returning in 2017, however, grade twelve graduates with an acceptance letter of post-secondary schooling may be considered.  Resumes with cover letters will be accepted until end of day May 19th, 2017 in the following formats:   Email:  townmanager@townofstgeorges.com   Mail:  P.O. Box 250 St. George’s, NL A0N 1Z0   Fax:  709-647-3180   In Person:  195 Main Street St. George’s   The Town of St. George’s thanks all who apply, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Updated: Tuesday, April 25, 2017   11:46 am NFLD



Youth Summer Student Employment Program

    The Town of St. George's is looking for a student for 6 weeks of summer employment (35 hours per week) meeting the following requirements: Be between the ages of 15 and 29 (inclusive); Must be planning to attend full-time studies in the upcoming academic year; Must have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year; and, Must be an Aboriginal person with priority given to registered members of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band. Anticipated start date will be between 19 June - 04 July, 2017. The employment will be conducted at the Town Office where the successful applicant will be transcribing town documents to a digital data format. Resumes with Cover Letters will be accepted untill end of business  5 May, 2017 in the following formats: Email - townmanager@townofstgeorges.com Mail - P.O. Box 250 St. George's, NL A0N 1Z0 In Person - Town Office 195 Main Street St. George's, NL Fax - 647-3180 The Town of St. George's acknowledges the receipt of all resumes, however only those accepted for interviews will be contacted.  Sponsored by Qalipu First Nation.

Updated: Tuesday, April 25, 2017   11:10 am NFLD



Composting at Home

On Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 6:30 pm Alison White will be hosting a Composting at Home Seminar at the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium (Lounge).  Information will be provided on the benefits of at home composting.  Composting bins are available at the Town Office at a cost of $20.00 per bin.  We invite all residents to attend this very worthwhile seminar. 

Updated: Tuesday, April 25, 2017   10:02 am NFLD



Office Closure Monday April 24th, 2017

In observance of St. George's Day the Town Office will be closed Monday April 24th, 2017.

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. 

Long Range Mountains Clothing Drive

LONG RANGE MOUNTAINS CLOTHING DRIVE   TIME:  April 27th, 2017   7-9 pm   PLACE:  Appalachia High School Gym, St. George’s   What’s Available:  FREE   ·       CLOTHES FOR ALL AGES ·       OVER 3000 PIECES TO GO ·       COME OUT & TAKE WHAT YOU NEED   ALL CLOTHES FREE  

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. 

Spring Clean-Up Week 01 - 07 May, 2017

TOWN OF ST. GEORGES SPRING CLEAN-UP WEEK 01 - 07 MAY 2017   1.    Clean-up week dates 01 thru 07 May, 2017. 2.    Under no circumstances will any area be revisited after the pickup is completed. 3.    All items must be placed near the curbside/road side. 4.    Metal items must be separated from all other items (wire must be coiled and bound). 5.    Trees, limbs off trees and hazardous materials will not be collected as per materials not accepted below. 6.    Items for pick up must be bagged, boxed or bound as large piles of small debris will not be collected unless it’s contained.   MATERIALS NOT ACCEPTED AT CURBSIDE DURING SPRING CLEAN-UP WEEK ·       Hazardous, explosive or toxic waste. ·       Debris – not bagged or boxed. ·       Trees, limbs off trees. ·       Paints. ·       Bulk Liquids. ·       Fuel tanks (Diesel/Gas) that have not been emptied, cleaned and vented. ·       Tires from cars, pickup trucks, vans and SUV’s.  (Tires from wheel barrows, snow blowers, ATV’s, bicycles and other off road vehicles are accepted). ·       Propane tanks and cylinders. ·       Any item that has an engine/motor that has not been drained of all fluids for example (lawnmower, snow blower, chainsaw, etc.). All items for clean-up week must be put out no later than end of day 7 May, 2017.             

Updated: Monday, April 17, 2017   10:21 am NFLD



Water Shut Off - Parson's Lane - 13 April 2017

We wish to advise residents of Parson's Lane that your water will be off from approximately 8:30 am to 4:00 pm on April 13th, 2017 due to a water break repair.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: Wednesday, April 12, 2017   5:34 pm NFLD



Office Closure - 14 April, 2017

We wish to advise our residents that the Town Office will be closed on Friday April 14th, 2017 in recognition of Good Friday.  We'd also like to send along wishes for a Happy Easter!!!

Updated: Wednesday, April 12, 2017   2:23 pm NFLD



Garbage Pick-Up Friday April 14th, 2017

Residents are advised that the garbage pick-up for Friday April 14th, will go ahead as scheduled.  All regularly scheduled runs for garbage is unchanged despite Friday being a holiday.

Updated: Wednesday, April 12, 2017   1:52 pm NFLD



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.      

Birthday Wishes

Wishing Town Employee Stephen Bennett a very Happy Birthday!

Office Closure - March 20th, 2017

Our residents are advised that the Town Office will be closed on Monday March 20th, 2017 as this is a Statuatory Holiday.  The Office will re-open on Tuesday March 21st, at 0900 AM. 

Updated: Friday, March 17, 2017   11:15 am NFLD



Happy St. Patrick's Day

On behalf of the Town of St. George's we'd like to wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day.  

Menu for Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium Lounge St. Georges

Please see Menu for items that will be served at the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium Lounge on 17 & 18 March during the 2017 Labatt St. Paddys Annual Hockey Tournament.  Remember that proceeds go towards St. George's Minor Hockey & Skating Programs.  Come out have a meal and support this very worthwhile cause. 

2017 Labatt St. Paddy's Annual Hockey Tournament Information

Please see information related to the 2017 Labatt St. Paddy's Annual Hockey Tournament being held 16 - 18 March, 2017 at the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium St. George's.  Come out and watch some great hockey, have a bite to eat and maybe even a dance or two.

Updated: Thursday, March 16, 2017   8:35 am NFLD



Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium Schedule

Please see Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium Ice Schedule for week of 13 - 19 March, 2017.

Closure of Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium

We wish to advise our residents that the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium will close it's ice surface at 5:00 pm on Sunday March 19th, 2017.  We thank everyone who availed of ice surface rentals your support was greatly appreciated.  We acknowledge with gratitude St. George's Minor Hockey, Can Skate, Stephenville Minor Hockey, Rec Hockey, Fireman's Hockey, Female Hockey, Xing Oldtimers and all others who rented during this ice season.  A huge thanks goes out to the Free Family Skate providers which include Emera, Rokstad, Leading Edge Credit Union and an anonomous donater, this free skate provided countless hours of family exercise and fun.  General Bowling will remain in effect until April 1st, 2017.  We also wish to thank the league bowlers for availing of the bowling alley, your support has not gone unnoticed. ​Again, thank you all for another successful season at the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium.    

Updated: Monday, March 13, 2017   9:56 am NFLD



2017 Labatt St. Paddy's Annual Hockey Tournament

2017 Labatt St. Paddy’s Annual Hockey Tournament St. George’s   The following is the schedule for the 2017 Labatt St. Paddy’s Annual Hockey Tournament to be held at the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium from 16 - 18 March 2017. Thursday    7:15pm – 8:15pm               Flames vs Flat Bay Flyers (div 1)                     8:30pm – 9:30pm                Labatt vs CSR Bombers (div 2) Friday         7:00pm – 8:00pm                Puck Up!! Vs Flames (div 1)                     8:15pm – 9:15pm                Burgeo Gulls vs CSR Bombers (div 2)                     9:30pm – 10:30pm              Labatt vs Penitentiary (div 2) Saturday    11:00am – 12:00pm            Puck UP!! vs Flat Bay Flyers (div 1)                     12:15pm – 1:15pm              Burgeo Gulls vs Penitentiary (div 2)                     1:30pm – 2:30pm                Crossover game 2nd vs 3rd (div 1)                     2:45pm – 3:45pm                Penitentiary vs CSR Bombers (div 2)                     4:00pm – 5:00pm                Labatt vs Burgeo Gulls (div 2)                     5:15pm – 5:45pm               St. George’s Minor Hockey Showdown Division 1 Championship                    6:00pm – 7:00pm Division 2 Championship                    7:15pm – 8:15pm Please come out and support this fundraising initiative with proceeds going towards St. George’s Minor Hockey.  Watch some great hockey, have a bite to eat in the Lounge where some amazing food will be served.  Have fun and stay safe.  

Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium Closed March 11, 2017

The public is advised that due to inclement weather all activities scheduled for March 11th, 2017 at the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium have been cancelled.  Please stay safe. 

Updated: Saturday, March 11, 2017   1:18 pm NFLD



Proclamation Multiculturalism Week 19 - 25 March 2017

The Town of St. George's is committed to the promotion of inclusive citizenship, welcoming communities, and cross-cultural understanding where the cultural diversity of all people is valued, supported and enhanced to collectively build a self-reliant, properous community, therefore, we are proud to celebrate multiculturalism week with this Proclamation.

Updated: Friday, March 10, 2017   4:08 pm NFLD



Town Office Closure Cancelled

Our residents are advised that the Town Office will be open Friday March 10th, 2017 until 5:00 PM.

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

  The Canada Revenue Agency offers a program called Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) which identifies community organizations host free tax preparation clinics and arrange for volunteers to prepare income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals who have a modest income and a simple tax situation.    Are you eligible for help? You may be eligible if you have a modest income and a simple tax situation.   Modest income Your total family income should be less than the amount shown in the chart. Check with your community organization as some organizations have different requirements.
Family size Total family income
One person $30,000
One person with one dependent $35,000 (add $2,500 for each additional dependent)
Couple $40,000 (add $2,500 for each dependent)
  Simple tax situation In general, your tax situation is simple if you have no income or if your income comes from these sources:   ·        employment ·        pension ·        benefits such as CPP, disability, CCB, EI, social assistance ·        RRSP ·        support payments ·        scholarships, fellowships, bursaries or grants ·        interest (under $1,000)   Your tax situation is not simple if you: ·        are self-employed or have employment expenses ·        have business or rental income and expenses ·        have capital gains or losses ·        file for bankruptcy ·        are completing a tax return for a deceased person  
Link to FREE Tax Prep Centreshttp://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/clncs/nl-eng.html   List of communities in the Long Range Mountains riding: Bird Cove Burgeo Corner Brook Deer Lake Englee Goose Cove Raleigh Ship Cove St. Anthony St. Anthony Bight St. Lunaire-Griquet Stephenville   If you know of anyone who may be able to avail of this program, please share.    
   

Road Conditions Main Street & Steel Mountain Road

We wish to advise our residents that the Town is actively working with the Department of Transportation and Works with respect to the road conditions on Main Street and Steel Mountain Road.  The Town has repeatedly expressed it's concern regarding the maintenance of these provincially owned roads along with the causes of constant deterioration.  We’ve engaged our local MHA to petition on our behalf with the Minister of Transportation & Works.  This is not a simple fix, to prevent further deterioration a number of issues must be addressed for example ditching & catch basin placement just to name a few.  On behalf of our residents and all users of these provincially owned roads the Town is constantly working on your behalf for improvements.

Notice To Permit Use Of Quarry

The Town of St. George’s proposed to approve the use of the quarry located 0.2 km from Flat Bay Access Road & TCH Inter NTS map sheet 12B/08 4 hectares to expire December 31st, 2017 under the terms and conditions of the Quarry Materials Act, 1998, SNL 1998.  The applicant is On-Grade Construction 2015 Inc. Referral Letter 71111988 Authorized uses: Borrow Material, Pit Run Removal at NTS Map Sheet 12B/08 with the following coordinates UTM’s are in NAD 83 Zone 21 Projection 390440 19 mE – 5359572.50 mN (remainder of coordinates are contained in attached documents).  Written comments/objections must be received by 4:30 pm, March 16th, 2017, after which the Town of St. George’s will determine whether or not to execute the Quarry Permit Approval.  Information is available from Jocelyn Butt (Town Manager) mailing address Town of St. George’s P.O. Box 250, St. George’s, NL A0N 1Z0, by phone 709-647-3283 or email at townmanager@townofstgeorges.com the referral letter is attached in documents.  Only a person who submits written comment or objection to the Town at the address and by the date and time specified in this notice and includes a return address, is entitled to have notice of the Town’s decision sent to that address.

Updated: Wednesday, March 8, 2017   10:18 am NFLD



PROCLAMATION PURPLE DAY FOR EPILEPSY MARCH 24TH, 2017

The Town of St. George's proclaims that March 24th, 2017 will be PURPLE DAY FOR EPILEPSY. Purple day is an effort to raise awareness and understanding of epilepsy and to support all those who live with seizures each day.

ICE SCHEDULE SIKI BENNETT MEMORIAL STADIUM

Ice schedule for the week of 06 March - 12 March, 2017. 

Updated: Monday, March 6, 2017   11:56 am NFLD



AGENDA - REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MARCH 6TH, 2017

Our residents are advised that the Agenda for the regular Council Meeting of March 6th, 2017 has been published in the documents under the Municipality tab.

Updated: Friday, March 3, 2017   2:29 pm NFLD



St. PATRICK'S DAY HOCKEY TOURNAMENT IN AID OF MINOR HOCKEY

We wish to advise our residents that a major fundraiser (St. Patrick's Day Hockey Tournament) is being held in support of St. George's Minor Hockey.  There are currently 7 adult hockey teams confirmed and this is sure to provide some great sports entertainment. The dates for the tournament are 16, 17 & 18 March, 2017 with a schedule to follow and will be posted on this website. The Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium Lounge will be open and staffed by minor hockey volunteer, a full bar and kitchen will be available (a menu will be published)  with proceeds going to Minor Hockey.  Some fun entertainment will be provided such as an Open Mic on Friday night and a Dance following the conclusion of the tournament on Saturday night.  More information will follow on the schedule of events. Mark your calendars and get set to have a fun-filled weekend while supporting Minor Hockey!!!!

Updated: Wednesday, March 1, 2017   2:06 pm NFLD



CLOSURE DATE FOR ICE RINK

We wish to inform our residents that the final day for Ice activities this season at the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium will be March 19th, 2017.  The ice surface will re-open again in the fall and residents will be notified of the date.  There's still time to get out and enjoy some ice recreation, please avail of the free family skates and we look forward to another great ice season in the Fall.   

Updated: Wednesday, March 1, 2017   8:53 am NFLD



ICE SCHEDULE SIKI BENNETT MEMORIAL STADIUM

Ice schedule for the week of 27 February - 05 March, 2017.

Updated: Monday, February 27, 2017   2:15 pm NFLD



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.  Sometime between 16 & 17 February, 2017 dumping occurred off of Butt's Lane and the materials dumped included the identity of a resident.  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.  The Town of St. George's would like to acknowledge with gratitude the two residents who cleaned up the dumped mess off of Butt's Lane and brought it to the Landfill, your dedication to keeping our Town clean is very much appreciated.

Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2017   9:09 am NFLD



ICE SCHEDULE SIKI BENNETT MEMORIAL STADIUM

Ice schedule for the week of 20 - 26 February, 2017.

Updated: Monday, February 20, 2017   9:44 am NFLD



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.


ST. GEORGE'S FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE (MAIN STREET) WINTER SCHEDULE

WHAT IS A FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE? Family Resource Centres provide a fun and supportive environment for your children from birth to six years and their parents/caregivers. A place to come to relax and socialize with other families and most importantly, learn and play together with your child. There is a variety of fun learning experiences for young children available including book and toy libraries, crafts, painting, sand and water play, blocks and puzzles and much more!!!! Resources/Information and Workshops are also provided for parent/caregivers.  Please see the Winter Schedule!!!

Updated: Wednesday, February 15, 2017   3:34 pm NFLD



EXPRESSION OF INTEREST - WINTER CARNIVAL COMMITTEE

Residents are advised that a meeting was held to determine if there was enough public interest in forming a Winter Carnival Committee. As no one showed at this meeting, it has been determined that there is no interest in the formation of a committee for such an event at this time.

Updated: Wednesday, February 15, 2017   8:29 am NFLD



ICE SCHEDULE SIKI BENNETT MEMORIAL STADIUM

Ice schedule for week of 13 February - 19 February, 2017.

Updated: Monday, February 13, 2017   1:07 pm NFLD



PARTIAL BOIL WATER ORDER LIFTED

We wish to advise our residents of Harview's Lane, Harview's Lane Extension and Sullivan's Lane that the partial boil order has been lifted effective immediately.

Updated: Friday, February 10, 2017   11:51 am NFLD



SIKI BENNETT MEMORIAL STADIUM CLOSED 9 FEBRUARY 2017

Residents are advised that the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium will be closed the evening of February 9th, 2017 due to a mechanical issue. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: Thursday, February 9, 2017   5:27 pm NFLD



EXPRESSION OF INTEREST - WINTER CARNIVAL COMMITTEE

A public meeting will be held on February 14th, 2017 7:00 pm at the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium Lounge for anyone wishing to form a committee regarding a Winter Carnival. Anyone interested in this initiative is asked to make every effort to attend.

COMMUNITY GARDEN MEETING

The Community Garden Committee wishes to advise residents that a meeting will be held  7:00 pm, 12 February, 2017 at the Bay St. George Cultural Circle Building in St. George's. Speakers from the Stephenville Community Garden will be in attendance and will speak on the advantages/disadvantages of establishing a community garden.  All persons interested in a Community Garden are asked to attend.

Updated: Tuesday, February 7, 2017   3:33 pm NFLD



ICE SCHEDULE SIKI BENNETT MEMORIAL STADIUM

Ice schedule for week of 06 February - 12 February, 2017.

Updated: Monday, February 6, 2017   10:30 am NFLD



CONDOLENCES

The Town of St. George's extends sincere condolences to Town Employee Sherry Bennett and her family on the passing of her brother Roger.  We hope your memories will bring you comfort during this sorrowful time. 

AGENDA - FEBRUARY 6TH, 2017

Our residents are advised that the Agenda for the regular Council Meeting of February 6th, 2017 has been published in the documents under the Municipality tab.

Updated: Friday, February 3, 2017   3:39 pm NFLD



CONDOLENCES

The Town of St. George's wishes to extend our deepest sympathy to the family & friends of Mr. Wayne Chubb.  Both Teresa and Wayne have made considerable contributions to our business community and have supported many community recreation programs & events; for this we acknowledge with gratitude those contributions.  Teresa, Leah, Laura and David, in this time of sorrow we offer you our support, Wayne will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. 

WATER SHUT-OFF HARVIEW'S LANE AREA

We wish to advise our residents that due to a water break and the subsequent repair that the water on Harview's Lane, Sullivan's Lane and Harview's Lane Extension will be shut off tomorrow February 3rd, 2017 from approximately 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We regret any inconvenience this causes. Please note once the water is returned to service your water will be placed on a boil water advisory until advised that it has been lifted.

Updated: Thursday, February 2, 2017   9:18 am NFLD



UPDATED SCHEDULE SIKI BENNETT MEMORIAL STADIUM

Schedule for week of 30 January - 05 February 2017.

Updated: Monday, January 30, 2017   3:58 pm NFLD



LOITERING TOWN OFFICE BUILDING REMINDER

On the evening of 24 January, 2017, two elementary school age children were observed under the steps to the Town Hall Building huddled under a blanket.  We have published several notices with regards to loitering around this building.  Loitering in front of or on the premises is not permitted.  With regard to this particular incident danger did exist as there is an oil fill pipe under the steps, no one should be accessing that area for any reason other than town employees. Please inform your children that loitering is not permitted at the Town Office. Note: Loitering does not pertain to persons in vehicles parked and availing of the free Library wifi.

Updated: Monday, January 30, 2017   1:45 pm NFLD



CHANGE IN LIBRARY HOURS

We'd like to advise our residents of the new library hours effective 30 January 2017. Sunday's - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm Monday's & Tuesday's - 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm  Wednesday's - 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm  Thursday, Friday & Saturday - CLOSED 

Updated: Monday, January 30, 2017   12:08 pm NFLD



GARBAGE PICK-UP HARVIEW'S LANE EXTENSION - 27 JANUARY 2017

We wish to inform our residents who reside on Harview's Lane Extension that Containerized wasn't able to get on your street today due to weather conditions for garbage pick-up.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: Friday, January 27, 2017   1:28 pm NFLD



SIKI BENNETT MEMORIAL STADIUM CLOSED (25 JANUARY, 2017)

Residents are advised that the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium will be closed due to poor road conditions this evening January 25th, 2017. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: Wednesday, January 25, 2017   4:00 pm NFLD



BIRTHDAY WISHES - FABIAN LUCAS

Sending Birthday wishes for a very Happy Birthday to town employee Fabian Lucas.

Updated: Thursday, January 19, 2017   8:59 am NFLD



ADULT SKATE - TUESDAY'S 8:30 PM CANCELLED

We wish to advise our residents that effective immediately the Adult Skate that was scheduled for Tuesday's at 8:30 pm is cancelled due to very low attendance. We welcome everyone to attend our 4 hours of free skating every week on Thursday's & Friday's from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Sunday's from 2:15 pm to 4:30 pm. 

Updated: Wednesday, January 18, 2017   2:12 pm 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. 

BOOKING REQUESTS - SIKI BENNETT MEMORIAL STADIUM

Please be advised that all booking and or cancellation requests (ice, bowling, birthday parties, lounge) should now be made by calling 647-3283 Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, for booking/cancellation requests after these hours please call the Stadium at 647-3741.  This change is effective immediately.

Updated: Thursday, January 12, 2017   3:25 pm NFLD



SIKI BENNETT MEMORIAL STADIUM

We wish to advise our residents that both the Adult Skate on Tuesday's at 8:30 pm and the General Skating on Saturday's at 7:15 pm are being under utilized, meaning both time slots are in jeopardy of being cancelled. If you wish to have these time slots remain on the schedule attendance will have to increase. The time slots will be monitored over the next few weeks and the decision will be posted at the end of the monitoring period. Please support our Stadium with your participation.

Updated: Tuesday, January 10, 2017   4:34 pm NFLD



TAXATION ASSESSMENT 2017

We wish to advise residents that your Municipal Taxation Invoice will be mailed to you or your mortgager before the end of this week.  Please pay particular attention to the Notes on the bottom of your invoice, this provides critical payment information. For residents who wish to pay their invoice by equal payments over a period of 12 months (January to December 2017) two methods are available either by Post Dated Cheques, or by making a similar arrangement with the Leading Edge Credit Union whereby they debit your account monthly and have them advise the Town Office of this information.   If your interested in the Post Dated Cheque method of payment please have your 12 cheques submitted to the Town Office no later than the end of January. Again, we'd like to remind our residents that if you have a home based business located within the Town of St. George's municipal boundary, you must apply for a business permit at the Town Office.  Municipalities Act 1999 Section 120 (1) states "A council shall impose an annual tax, to be known as "the business tax", on all businesses carrying on business in the municipality."  The minimum business tax for 2017 is $300.00 per business. The Town of St. George's also wishes to advise that we do accept debit payments at our office through our point of sale system.   

Updated: Monday, January 9, 2017   1:55 pm NFLD



AGENDA JANUARY 9TH, 2017

Residents are advised that the Agenda for the regular monthly Council Meeting of January 9th, 2017 has been published under the Municipality Tab.

Updated: Friday, January 6, 2017   3:12 pm NFLD



OFFICE CLOSURE FRIDAY 6 JANUARY 2017

We wish to advise our residents that the Town Office will be closed from 10:30am to 1:00pm on Friday 6 January, 2017.

Condolences

The Town of St. George's would like to offer it's deepest sympathy to the family of the late Loretta Lee, especially Councillor Simeon Lee and Town Employee Kenny Lee.  Loretta Lee was an extraordinary woman and a pillar of this small community, her presence will be greatly missed.

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

The Town of St. George's would like to take this opportunity to wish our residents a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a happy NEW YEAR filled with health, happiness and good fortune. 

Updated: Friday, December 23, 2016   10:44 am NFLD



GARBAGE PICK UP SCHEDULE CHANGE CANCELLED - RETURNED TO FRIDAY

We wish to advise our residents that regular garbage pick-up for Friday 23 December and Friday 30 December will now go ahead as per the weekly pick-up.  Containerized made an error in pick up times.  We regret any inconvenience this may have caused our residents.  So please have your garbage put out for pick up on your regularly scheduled day.

Updated: Friday, December 23, 2016   9:20 am NFLD



TOWN OFFICE (CHRISTMAS CLOSURE) - REMINDER

We wish to advise our residents that the Town Office will be closed from 12:00 noon on December 23rd, 2016 and will re-open on January 3rd, 2016 at 9:00 am. Should you encounter a town related emergency during this time please call 649-8663 for assistance.   

HOME BASED BUSINESS (BUSINESS PERMIT APPLICATION)

We'd like to remind our residents that if you have a home based business located within the Town of St. George's municipal boundary, you must apply for a business permit at the Town Office.  Municipalities Act 1999 Section 120 (1) states "A council shall impose an annual tax, to be known as "the business tax", on all businesses carrying on business in the municipality."  The minimum business tax for 2017 is $300.00 per business.

Updated: Tuesday, December 20, 2016   9:13 am NFLD



SIKI BENNETT MEMORIAL STADIUM CLOSED 16 DECEMBER 2016

Our residents are advised that the Stadium will be closed 16 December, 2016 due to inclement weather. All ice bookings have been cancelled. Please stay safe during this storm.

Updated: Friday, December 16, 2016   2:16 pm NFLD



GARBAGE COLLECTION FOR FRIDAY 16 DECEMBER CANCELLED

Our residents are advised that the regularly scheduled garbage collection for Friday December 16th is cancelled due to the snow storm. Collection has been rescheduled for Monday December 19th, 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.   

Updated: Friday, December 16, 2016   8:56 am NFLD



WRWM ST. GEORGE'S CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE

Our residents are advised that WRWM Landfill at St. George's will be closed for the Christmas Schedule as follows:  24 December (1/2 day at 12:00 pm) 25 December (all day) 26 December (all day) 27 December (all day) 31 December (1/2 day at 12:00 pm) 1 January (all day) 2 January (all day) 

TREE OF LOVE - HUGE SUCCESS

Tree of Love
The Town of St. George's is pleased to announce that the Tree of Love Memorial Service held on 9 December, 2016 was a huge success.  Special thanks to the Leading Edge Credit Union for your support by allowing the town to put up the tree near the Gazebo and for opening your doors for the warm up gathering after the service.  To everyone who attended the tree lighting and to the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital Foundation who are the proprietors of this yearly event a huge thank you. 

SIKI BENNETT MEMORIAL STADIUM CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE

We wish to advise our residents that Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium will be closed from 24 - 27 December, 2016 inclusive but will re-open on December 28th for bookings, please refer to the pictured schedule. The Town of St. George's is pleased to announce that on New Year's Eve we will be offering two hours of free general skating and bowling. Please come out to the Stadium and have a great time.

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.

MESSAGE OF THANKS

The Town of St. George's would like to acknowledge with grateful appreciation all those who participated in making the Santa Claus Parade 2016 such a successful event.  Special thanks to our Mayor Danny Conway and his team for the organization.  To Ron Alexander (aka Santa) many thanks for your support as Jolly Saint Nicholas.  To the Town of Stephenville Crossing for sharing their sleigh float with us and for all those who where in attendance we thank you and wish you all a Very Merry Christmas.

Updated: Monday, December 5, 2016   3:04 pm NFLD



AGENDA - REGULAR MEETING 05 DECEMBER 2016 (UPDATED)

Residents are advised that an updated AGENDA for the Regular Meeting to be held December 05, 2016 has been published under the Municipality tab.

Updated: Monday, December 5, 2016   2:58 pm NFLD



SANTA CLAUS PARADE REMINDER - 4 DECEMBER, 2016

We wish to advise our residents that the ANNUAL SANTA CLAUS PARADE will be held on December 4th, 2016 at 6:00 pm leaving Brakes Road and making its way along Main Street and ending at the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium. Anyone interested in putting in a float please contact Danny Conway @ 649-3656 or Gerry Northcott @ 647-3224. Santa Bags will be given out at the Stadium to all children following the parade and is proudly sponsored by the Town of St. George's.

Updated: Friday, December 2, 2016   4:18 pm NFLD



TREE OF LOVE (CHANGE OF LOCATION)

On behalf of the Tree of Love (Light a Bulb) we wish to advise our residents that the Carol and Memorial Service will be held Friday December 9th, 2016 at 7:00pm. It will now take place at the LEADING EDGE CREDIT UNION near the Gazebo.  LECU has kindly agreed to host the drinks & snacks donated by the Town & Foundation after the Memorial Service.  Donations are being accepted at Chubb's Convenience, St. George's Pharmacy and Midtown Variety.

Updated: Thursday, December 1, 2016   11:00 am NFLD



45th ANNUAL FIREMAN'S BALL

The Town of St. George's would like to express grateful appreciation to the Volunteer Fire Fighters who serve our community selflessly.  The Fire Department held it's 45th Annual Fireman's Ball on Saturday November 26th, 2016 at Branch 38 the Royal Canadian Legion.  In attendance MHA Scott Reid on behalf of the Provincial and Federal Governments, Mayor Danny Conway on behalf of the Town and Chief Theo Bennett on behalf of the St. George's Fire Department.  Chief Bennett gave the yearly report and the following awards were presented:
  • Attendance of the Year  - Brian Bennett
  • Fire Fighter of the Year - Justin Chinn
  • Team Attendance - Captain Justin Chinn & Team
  • 25 Year Certificate & Bar - Arthur Lasaga & Harry Piercey
  • 5 Year Pin - Claude Bennett, Garrett Bennett & Harry Hudson

Updated: Monday, November 28, 2016   9:21 am NFLD



LEADING EDGE CREDIT UNION FAMILY SKATE

We are extremely pleased to advise our residents that Leading Edge Credit Union will be sponsoring a Free Family Skate on Friday evenings commencing 25 November 2016 to March 2017. 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 Leading Edge Credit Union.

Updated: Wednesday, November 23, 2016   9:33 am NFLD



AGENDA - SPECIAL MEETING NOVEMBER 23RD, 2016

Residents are advised that the AGENDA for the Special Meeting to be held November 23rd, 2016 has been published under the Municipality tab.

Updated: Tuesday, November 22, 2016   3:12 pm NFLD



SEWER REPAIR STEEL MOUNTAIN ROAD

We wish to advise our residents that a portion of sewer will be repaired on Steel Mountain Road commencing 8:30 am November 23rd, 2016. Traffic control will be in place so please be vigilant and obey all traffic control measures.    This repair should not affect water & sewer on Steel Mountain Road, should this change residents will be notified.

Updated: Monday, November 21, 2016   11:08 am NFLD



TREE OF LOVE

On behalf of the Tree of Love (Light a Bulb) we wish to advise our residents that the Carol and Memorial Service will be held Friday December 9th, 2016 at 7:00pm. It will take place at the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium in the upstairs lounge.  Donations being accepted at Chubb's Convenience, St. George's Pharmacy and Midtown Variety.

NOTICE TO PERMIT USE OF QUARRY

The Town of St. George's proposes to Permit the use of the quarry located 1.1km west of Shallop Cove NTS Map Sheet 12B/07 1.9 hectares to expire 31 December 2016 under the terms and conditions of the Quarry Materials Act, 1998, SNL 1998. The applicant is On-Grade Construction 2015 Inc. Referral Letter 71111860 Authorized uses: Sand, Gravel, Rock, Ripping and Crushing at NTS Map Sheet 12B/7 with the following coordinates (NAD 27 Coordinates) 385,240 mE - 5,362,960 (remainder of coordinates are contained in attached documents). Written comments must be received by 4:30 pm, November 21st, 2016, after which the Town of St. George's will determine whether or not to execute the Quarry Permit. Information is available from Jocelyn Butt, Town Manager mailing address Town of St. George's P.O. Box 250, St. George's, NL A0N 1Z0, by phone at 709-647-3283 or email at townofstgeorges@nf.aibn.com. The referral letter is attached in documents.
Only a person who submits written comment or objection to the Town at the address and by the date and time specified in this notice and includes a return address, is entitled to have notice of the Town's decision sent to that address.

Updated: Tuesday, November 15, 2016   11:32 am NFLD



ROKSTAD POWER FAMILY SKATE

We are extremely pleased to advise our residents that Rokstad Power will be sponsoring the Free Family Skate on Sunday afternoons from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm commencing 6 November 2016 to March 2017. 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 Rokstad Power.

SANTA CLAUS PARADE 2016

We wish to advise our residents that the ANNUAL SANTA CLAUS PARADE will be held on December 4th, 2016 at 6:00 pm leaving Brakes Road and making its way along Main Street and ending at the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium. Anyone interested in putting in a float please contact Danny Conway @ 649-3656 or Gerry Northcott @ 647-3224. Santa Bags will be given out at the Stadium to all children following the parade and is proudly sponsored by the Town of St. George's.

Updated: Thursday, November 10, 2016   3:14 pm NFLD



BOIL ORDER LIFTED

Residents are notified that the boil order advisory for School Road including Our Lady of Mercy Elementary School and Seals Rocks has been lifted effective immediately.

GARBAGE PICK-UP 11 NOVEMBER, 2016

Our residents are advised that garbage will be picked up for those that are regularly scheduled for Friday on November 11th. So please have your garbage available as per normal.

Updated: Thursday, November 10, 2016   10:08 am NFLD



OFFICE CLOSURE - 11 NOVEMBER, 2016

The Town Office will be closed Friday 11 November, 2016 in honour of Remembrance Day, the office will re-open Monday 14 November, 2016 at 9:00 am. WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

ICE SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE 9 NOVEMBER 2016

FAMILY SKATE
We wish to advise our residents that through the generous support of Emera Newfoundland & Labrador, Rokstad and an Anonymous Sponsor the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium will be providing 3 hours worth of FREE FAMILY SKATING WEEKLY - Sundays 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm and Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Please come out and avail of this very generous support.  Skate, have fun, and create great memories.

Updated: Wednesday, November 9, 2016   9:28 am NFLD



BENEDICT ALEXANDER MEMORIAL PLAYGROUND OPENING

We wish to notify our residents that the Playground Project is now complete and the Benedict Alexander Memorial Playground is open for public use, the Playground is located behind Our Lady of Mercy Elementary School.   A dedication ceremony will take place in the Spring of 2017.   Have fun and be safe.

STADIUM OPENING NOVEMBER 4TH, 2016

The Stadium will re-open November 4th, 2016 for the Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Ice Season.  We wish everyone a SAFE, HAPPY and FUN season of Ice Hockey, Can Skate, Family and General Skating. Please note the Stadium (Ice Rink) will be closed on all Statutory Holidays as per below:
  • November 11th 2016 (Remembrance Day)
  • December 24th 2016 - 02 January 2017 (Christmas Break)
We wish to advise our drivers in the area to be ever cognizant of our children who frequent the stadium, especially in the parking lot and along roadways, please keep our children safe. H A V E  A  H A P P Y  I C E  S E A S O N ! !

Updated: Thursday, November 3, 2016   10:51 am NFLD



PEST CONTROL

We'd like to advise our residents that we've received a number of calls regarding rats within the Town.  After speaking with Pest Control experts they've advised that all residents should follow these recommendations to avoid further rat issues and to prevent any infestation.  Once the food source is stopped, rats will move on.
  • Do not use bird feeders (this is a huge food source) for rats.
  • Pick up and dispose of all dog feces.
  • Line garbage boxes with wire mesh.

Updated: Thursday, November 3, 2016   10:35 am NFLD



PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER ORDER

Residents are advised that a precautionary boil water order has been issued for School Road which includes Our Lady of Mercy Elementary School.  A notification will be posted when the boil order is lifted.

EMERA NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR 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 2:15pm to 3:15pm commencing 6 November 2016 to March 2017. 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 Emera Newfoundland & Labrador.   

Updated: Monday, October 31, 2016   10:09 am NFLD



LOITERING

Our residents are advised that we've had a number of complaints about children loitering in the Town Office parking lot after work hours, many of these children are on scooters, skateboards or bikes and tend to be here after dusk, making them very hard to see by anyone driving in the area.  A few days ago there was a near miss accident between one of these children and a vehicle, thankfully the driver was vigilant.  After school some children have been loitering and were asked to leave as we've witnessed children jumping off the top step to the ground, littering and occupying the steps which residents need to access to get into the building.  We've posted no loitering signs and ask that you pass along to your children that there is no loitering at anytime at the Town Office building.  Please keep children safe.

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 28% 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 122km recorded on August 29th at 2:30 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 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.  We implore our residents and visitors to our community to abide by all posted regulated speed signage.  Please reduce your speed.

Updated: Wednesday, October 26, 2016   1:26 pm NFLD



ICE SCHEDULE SIKI BENNETT MEMORIAL STADIUM

ICE RENTAL SCHEDULE 2016/2017
We wish to notify our residents that the Stadium will open on November 4th, 2016 please see the Ice Schedule captioned here. For bookings and availability please call Laurie Barron at 647-3741.

Updated: Wednesday, October 26, 2016   1:14 pm NFLD



FIRE PREVENTION WEEK 9 - 15 OCTOBER 2016

Fire Prevention week is held yearly, this year fire Prevention Week is from 9 to 15 October 2016. Visits will be made to the Schools by our local Fire Fighters where fire prevention education will be conducted and discussed. This year's theme is "DON'T WAIT CHECK THE DATE" a reminder to us all to check our smoke detectors!!!

Updated: Monday, October 3, 2016   4:26 pm NFLD



MUNICIPAL PROPERTIES FOR SALE

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

EXCESSIVE SPEED WITHIN TOWN BOUNDARIES

We'd like to inform our residents that despite our best efforts some people are still driving with excessive speed within the town boundaries, especially through our school zone. To mitigate excessive speed we had a speed radar monitor installed in the school zone unfortunately to date it hasn't had the impact we had hoped for.  At this point we are asking our residents to be mindful of your speed while driving through town.  We have requested that the RCMP make several spots checks for speed and that will be forth coming.  We implore everyone for the safety of all, especially our children please drive responsibly and stay within the Town speed limits.  Thank you to everyone who does abide by speed limits. 

SIKI BENNETT MEMORIAL STADIUM RATES OCTOBER 1ST, 2016

RATES WINTER 2016/2017
We'd like to advise our residents of the rates pertaining to the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium.  Bookings can be made with Laurie Barron at 647-3741 or 721-0695.

PROCLAMATION - SEXUAL VIOLENCE AWARENESS WEEK 12th - 16th September, 2016

Proclamation
Be it resolved that I, Danny Conway, Mayor of the Town of St. George's, do hereby proclaim September 12th - 16th, 2016 as Sexual Violence Awareness Week and encourage all citizens to become involved in activities organized throughout this week.

SPEER RADAR SIGN

The Town of George's has installed a speed radar sign at the corner of Main Street and Station Road, within the school zone. The signs purpose is to advise residents and anyone driving through our town the actual speed they are travelling at. The School Zone is from the corner of Main Street and Station Road to the corner of Main Street and Hayes Lane, the maximum speed in this zone is 30km. With our children returning to school next week please be cognizant of your speed and be aware of all pedestrians especially children.  The radar speed sign was generously donated by a local business and as per their request will remain anonymous, the Town is grateful for such an incredible donation.  Thank you for your interest in keeping our children safe. The radar sign does come with anti-theft and damage control hardware.

Updated: Monday, August 29, 2016   4:57 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 of siding, replacement of windows, repairs to decks & fencing and any other general repair being conducted.  The cost of a General Repair Permit is $5.00 and is valid for 1 year from date of purchase. A Building Permit is required for all construction of buildings including Homes, Sheds, Garages & Fencing. The cost of a building permit is $20.00 and is valid for 2 years from date of purchase. A Demolition Permit is required for any demolition within the municipality.  There is no cost for Demolition Permits. 

MAYOR'S MARCH FOR THE HEART & STROKE FOUNDATION

Mayor's March
The Town of St. George's would like to thank everyone who participated in the Mayor's March in aid of the Heart & Stroke Foundation on 20 August 2016.  For those of you who sponsored the walkers with pledges we express our gratitude.  To the St. George's Fire Department who kept the walkers safe along the way and then hosted a barbecue a huge THANK YOU for your support and hard work.

SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYEE'S 2016

The Town of St. George's would like to send a big shout out to the student's we had in our employ this summer. Great job with the Parks & Rec Program go out to Mallory Hicks & Gavin Bennett. Great job with Town Beautification going out to Spencer Hallett & Scott Hallett. Great job with Blueprint Archiving going out to Kate-Lynn Shears. Many thanks from the Mayor, Deputy-Mayor, Councillors and Staff for your support, professionalism and jobs extremely well done!

Updated: Thursday, August 18, 2016   11:52 am NFLD



WATER INTERRUPTION

Residents of Farm Road are notified that their water will be shut off August 10th, 2016 from approximately 9:00 AM to approximately 4:00 PM to conduct a Fire Hydrant repair. Once water service has been returned please be advised that a precautionary boil order will be placed until otherwise notified. The Town of St. George's apologizes for this interruption in service.

Updated: Tuesday, August 9, 2016   2:40 pm NFLD



TOWN SPEED LIMIT

We'd like to advise our residents that we have received several complaints of drivers not obeying speed limits.  The speed limit within the Town is 50km unless otherwise posted (such as 30km in our school zone), this includes Main Street from Barachois Brook Bridge to the end of Shallop Cove, Steel Mountain Road and all other roadways.  We are asking that you take a moment to consider the sometimes devastating effects of excessive speed which ultimately can result in accidents that cause grievous injury and potentially death.  We have many children in our community who play and are not always vigilant so we are asking the drivers to be vigilant, obey speed limits and employ common sense when driving. Further to this, we have sent a letter to the RCMP requesting a stronger presence in our community to deter this type of behaviour. Please obey speed limits and keep our Community SAFE

Updated: Thursday, July 7, 2016   2:34 pm NFLD



CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS!

Canada Day parade will be on Friday July 1st starting at 10:30 at the Rec Center and going to the Legion for a wreath laying ceremony in honor of Beaumont Hamel Veterans then on to the fire hall for hotdogs and cake so decorate your bikes and cars for the parade. Have fun, be safe and enjoy Canada Day.

OFFICE CLOSURE 01 JULY, 2016

We'd like to notify our residents that the Town Office will be closed on Friday July 1st, 2016 in recognition of Canada Day.  Please note there will be no change in the Garbage pick up schedule, if your garbage pick up is on Friday then it will be picked up this coming Friday. Have a great Canada Day! 

CLIMATE CHANGE STRATEGY MEETING

On July 7th, 2016 a climate change strategy meeting will be held in Corner Brook persons interested in attending can find all pertinent information at www.gov.nl.ca/talkclimatechange.

National Aboriginal Day

Join FCM and our First Nations-Municipal collaboration program CEDI in celebrating the 20th National Aboriginal Day on June 21. Activities across Canada will showcase the unique heritage, diverse cultures and achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Visit the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada website to learn more about what is planned and how you can get involved, and much more. Join the conversation on Twitter by using or following the hashtag #NADCanada.

OLOM CLEAN-UP

The Town of St. George's would like to thank the children of Our Lady of Mercy grades K-6 for the wonderful clean-up job they did along our streets on June 17th. Thank you also to the Principal Wally Childs and the teachers who so kindly gave of their time. Appreciation is extended to the St. George's Fire Department who provided safety patrols and a barbeque for the children at the Fire Hall.  Our Town working together!!!

Children's Wish Run the Rock

The Run the Rock Crew, on behalf of the Children's Wish Foundation will be in Town today at Branch 38 The Royal Canadian Legion at 6:00 pm.  We encourage our residents to come out and support this worthwhile cause.  15 crew members from the Canadian Navy frigate HMCS St. John's will be running over 900 KMs across the 'Rock' to aid in the support of granting wishes for seriously ill children in our province.

Updated: Wednesday, June 15, 2016   11:44 am NFLD



GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA REGISTRATION

We'd like to inform our residents that registration is taking place for the 1st Stephenville Crossing Unit Girl Guides of Canada for the 2016-2017 year.  Anyone interested in - SPARKS (ages 5 & 6) BROWNIES (ages 7 & 8) GUIDES (ages 9 - 11) and PATHFINDERS (ages 12 - 14) can do so online now at https://register.girlguides.ca/web/.  There will also be information and registration available at the Stephenville Crossing Library on Wednesday June 15th from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm and on Thursday June 16th from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  If you require any additional information please contact Amanda Downey at 649-8225.


SCHOOL ZONE SPEED LIMIT

We'd like to remind our residents that we have a SCHOOL ZONE located on Main Street between Station Road and Hayes Lane, the speed limit in this zone is 30km and were asking that this be adhered to.  We have received countless reports of drivers exceeding the posted speed limit in this area and throughout town.  The speed limit throughout the remainder of town is 50km again we have complaints of excessive speed. We have been in contact with the RCMP to help address this situation.  Please keep our children safe, slow down, obey posted speed limits and be respectful of all pedestrians. 

WATER FLUSHING

Residents are advised that water flushing will take place from 8 - 17 June, 2016.  During this time residents may experience water discoloration, odour or off-taste issues, this is normal during flushing.  Should you experience any of the aforementioned issues simply run your water until it runs clear. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

UPDATED INFORMATION ROADS

Residents are advised that their concerns over the gypsum being hauled through  Town have been addressed. A number of calls have been made with respect to load weight and placement and we've been assured that all provincial regulations will be met. As well the gravel road to Turf Point is being watered twice daily and calcium has been laid to control the dust.  We will continue to monitor this situation while the gypsum is being hauled to Turf Point.  It is acknowledged that the poor condition of both Steel Mountain Road and Main Street will undoubtedly incur more wear due to the hauling, as these are both provincially owned roads we have contacted the Department Highways and they have assured us that the roads will be assessed and work will be completed as required.

POINT OF SALE SYSTEM (DEBIT)

The Town of St. George's is pleased to announce that we now have a Point of Sale System for Debit Payments at the Town Office. Please note we are currently accepting debit payments only.  Should you wish to pay your property taxes, water & sewer or purchase permits, these transactions can now be processed with your debit card.   

Updated: Friday, May 27, 2016   11:32 am NFLD



ROAD CONDITIONS ST. GEORGE'S

Residents are advised that the Department of Highways has been consulted regarding the condition of both Steel Mountain Road and Main Street (these roads are provincially owned).  We've been given assurance that the roads will be assessed by the Department early next week and the required work will be forthcoming. We regret the inconvenience this causes.  We'd also like to caution our residents that many areas have severe road shoulder erosion and we ask that you take every safety precaution necessary when driving or walking. 

TOWN OF ST. GEORGE'S COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS 2016

The Town of St. George's offers a $500.00 Scholarship yearly for one Level III graduating student. Students interested are encouraged to pick up an application at the Town Office for completion. Deadline for applications are 12 June, 2016. 

INTERNET, TELEPHONE & COUNTER PAYMENTS NOW AVAILABLE AT LECU

The Town of St. George's is pleased to announce that effective 18 May, 2016, all town taxes (property, water & sewer) can be paid through internet or telephone banking for members of the Leading Edge Credit Union. If you choose you may also pay your taxes directly at the Leading Edge Credit Union counter. 

WATER AND WASTE WATER FLUSHING

Water and waste water system flushing will be occurring from 17 May to 01 June, 2016.  During this period residents may experience water discoloration and/or off-taste.  It is recommended that when experiencing discoloration that you run water until it runs clear.  We apologize for any inconvenience during this time.

MUNICIPAL AWARENESS DAY WINNERS

Contest Winners, Mayor & Deputy Mayor
Congratulations to winners of the drawing and portrait contests, we thank you for your participation and the exceptional job done by all student submissions from Our Lady of Mercy Elementary School.  Please note we did not receive submissions from grades K, 3 or 6. Grade One Winner - Bree Parsons Grade Two Winner - Rylan Lee Grade Four Winner - Clare Jade Smith Grade Five Winner - Chole Kyle  Grade Seven Winner - Brayden Garnier (Mayor Portrait) Grade Seven Winner - Chloe Nardini (Councillor Portrait)

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



INDISCRIMINATE DUMPING

The town has received a number of complaints regarding indiscriminate dumping.  Please be advised that INDISCRIMATE DUMPING within the town boundaries is strictly prohibited.  For the information of our residents, clean-up week will be held during 02 thru 08 May 2016.  Anyone caught dumping within the town Boundaries of St. George's will be reported to the RCMP.  PLEASE KEEP OUR TOWN CLEAN!

VOLUNTEER FIRE FIGHTER OPENINGS

The St. George's Volunteer Fire Department currently have openings for volunteer fire fighters.  If your interested in becoming a volunteer please contact the Fire Chief Theodore Bennett.  Being a volunteer fire fighter provides training opportunities in the fire fighting field and is a rewarding volunteer activity.


CAT REGULATIONS

Our Residents are reminded that - no owner shall allow his or her cat to be running at large in the Town of St. George's and any cats running at large shall be liable to be captured as provided herein (the regulations are contained in a PDF document attached to this News article). Please note that the Town has received a number of complaints of cats running at large, this is strictly prohibited. 

FOUR WHEELING TOWN PROPERTY

There have been reports of individuals four wheeling (off roading 4 x 4 trucks) around the ball field on Diamond Court, thus causing damage to the dirt roads and parking areas.  Please note that this type of activity is strictly prohibited on town property, any further reports will be directed to the RCMP for investigation.

BURNING PROHIBITION OF DEMOLITION MATERIALS

Residents are asked to please note that burning of demolition waste from derelict structures such as old or abandoned houses, barns, sheds, etc. is strictly prohibited and is in contravention of Section 12 of the Air Pollution Control regulations 2004 which states: 12. (1) A person shall not burn or permit the burning of any material listed in Schedule E in a fire.  (Schedule E is in the PDF Documents below) 12. (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a person may burn or permit the burning of material listed in Schedule E in a fire with the written approval of the minister. Pursuant to the subsection 12(2) of the Regulations, a permit to burn will only be issued by the Department if, in the opinion of the minister, the burning of materials listed in Schedule E poses a lesser safety or environmental risk than to do otherwise.

SIKI BENNETT MEMORIAL STADIUM (ICE REMOVAL)

Please note - the ice will be removed March 21st, 2016, however the Stadium is not closed, bookings are available for ball hockey, bowling and the Lounge throughout the spring and summer.   A notification will be posted to the website when the ice is re-installed in the fall. The Town thanks everyone who utilized the ice during the fall of (2015) and the winter of (2016).

Updated: Thursday, March 17, 2016   4:04 pm NFLD



MUNICIPAL PROPERTIES AVAILABLE FOR RESALE

At the bottom of this page you will find a PDF document listing properties available for resale in the Town of St. George's.   Offers to Purchase are being accepted at a fair market value.  Submitted offers should be in a sealed envelope stating "Offer to Purchase - (Civic Address)".  Offers will be reviewed for acceptance at a public meeting of council.

Updated: Tuesday, March 15, 2016   4:07 pm NFLD



Town of St. George's Council Sign New 4 Year Contract with NAPE

The Town of St. George's today signed a new 4 year contract with its NAPE employees.  The agreement is for 12% over 4 years.  There will be a increase of 3% each of the four years.  Mayor Danny Conway and Deputy Mayor Andy Tobin signed on behalf of the Town.  For NAPE Gerard Ward, Hilary Bennett and Simon Sheppard

Bowling at Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium

Looking for something to do Sunday and Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  Why not come on down to the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium for some bowling.  Fun for the whole family.

Playground

Our Lady of Mercy Elementry School Playground
The Town of St. George's and Our Lady of Mercy Elementary School in St. George's have partnered to share the use of the Playground on the school's property.  The Town has requested funding in the amount of $117,500 to upgrade and add to the Playground.  The Town of St. George's is going to be maintaining the equipment during the summer and would like to encourage the children of St. George's to enjoy the playground but be safe.

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
Quarry Referral Letter 71111988
Quarry Referral Letter 71111988.pdf
Updated: March 8, 2017 10:24 am
Quarry Referral Letter 71111860
Quarry Referral Letter 71111860.pdf
Updated: Nov 15, 2016 11:34 am
Quarry Refferal Letter 71111859
Quarry Referral Letter 71111859.pdf
Updated: Nov 15, 2016 11:27 am
Quarry Referral Letter 71111795
Quarry Referral Letter 71111795.pdf
Updated: Oct 31, 2016 11:21 am
My favorite Place in Town Contest
My Favorite Place in Town Contest.pdf
Updated: April 8, 2016 1:12 pm
MUNICIPAL PROPERTIES AVAILABLE FOR RESALE
Municipal Properties Available for Resale.pdf
Updated: May 17, 2016 10:50 am
Mayor & Councillors Portrait Contest
Mayor & Councillors Portrait Contest.pdf
Updated: April 8, 2016 1:11 pm
Blueberry Festival Financial Statement 2014
Financial Statement.pdf
Updated: Oct 1, 2014 2:13 pm
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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