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Boil Water Advisory Lifted
We wish to advise our residents that the boil water advisory has been lifted.
Updated: Friday, October 19, 2018   1:39 pm



Water - Returned to Service - Boil Water Advisory
We wish to advise our residents that the Water has been returned to service, it may take an hour or so to get full pressure. The Town will now be under a full BOIL WATER ADVISORY until advised otherwise. Water consumers are .... [Read more]
Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2018   3:07 pm



New Boil Water Advisory Notification Method
In an effort to ensure that all residents are advised of future boil water advisories and the lifting of boil water advisories, we've put into place a new automated calling system where each resident will receive a call immediately upon an advisory .... [Read more]
Updated: Friday, October 5, 2018   3:47 pm


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Mayor's Message

Newsletter Spring & Summer 2018

May 1st,   2018


To all Residents,

 

1.    On behalf of myself Mayor Daniel Conway, I'd  like to provide our residents with an update on
town activities over the past 4 months. Unfortunately, we've had to  deal with an inordinate amount
of social media posts which has resulted in unfounded accusations of skimming (taking money) and
what can be considered slanderous comments directed towards Council and the Town Manager.  I can
personally assure our  residents that there is no wrong doing at the Town of St. George's.   All
necessary paperwork is filed with Municipal Affairs and an independent audit is conducted yearly.
The actual cost of the Town Hall Renovation was 10 percent $34,085.00 ( plus HST) under 90/ 10
funding and this is further  highlighted in  paragraph 5.   I  would be remiss if I  didn't mention
the hard work and efforts of our Town Manager, Jocelyn has been employed here for  over two years
now, her  work ethic, ability  to  identify issues,  financial  knowledge  and her commitment  to 
this Town and residents is second to none.  In  the past two years she has identified areas of
concern with record keeping, collections, reconciling of hours, cost of services and has worked
tirelessly to make changes that were long overdue.  Please remember that the Town Manager carries
out the decisions of Council.
2.   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.
3.   The Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium saw another 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,  and the Leading Edge Credit Union 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.
4.    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 appropriate Provincial Offices to ensure that these road,  road shoulders, 
ditches and culverts are brought up to a reasonable standard.   I 've had several conversations
with our local MHA on  this matter.
5.   The Town Office renovation  is complete and it  is truly a great civic entity.   The total
Provincial project value was $355,370.00 which was paid through 90/ 10 cost sharing.   The Town's
portion was 10%  which amounted to $34,085.00 plus the HST which is reimbursed.  If  you haven't
been to the Town Office please stop by.  We'd also like to thank Brian Lasaga for  the beautiful
prints he donated  for  the  Council Chambers.    Many  of  our  residents  know  that  the Town 
Office  was  in desperate need of updating; after 50 years the requirements for asbestos abatement,
new electrical and a truly accessible office where all persons can now enter was a significant
driving factor when this renovation was submitted for capital Works back in 2013/ 2014.
6.    Council has made a decision not  to  respond to  Social Media Posts or comments, engaging in
this behaviour  can and has  lead  to  misrepresentation,  statements  being  taken  out  of 
context  and unnecessary judgements on our staff.
7.    Many thanks to our entire staff for your efforts and hard work, our Town Clerk Debbie
Woolridge will be retiring this summer and her presence will be greatly missed.
8.   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.   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 spring & summer.


Sincerely,
Danny Conway, Mayor


Updated: Tuesday, May 1, 2018   4:21 pm




Mayor's Christmas & New Year Message 2017

Mayor’s Christmas & New Year Message On behalf of myself, the Deputy Mayor, Councillors and staff, I’d like to wish the Residents of the Town of St. George’s a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  May you experience peace, joy, happiness and good health throughout the Christmas season and 2018.  We are extremely grateful and privileged to have served this great community throughout 2017 and we thank you for your community spirit and support. The past year has seen many changes with out biggest challenge being the steady increase in the cost of doing business.  We’ve seen increases in every aspect of providing services for the Town, such as cost of fuels, power, water & sewer equipment, as well as financial audits and all related office/public works supply requirements.  We’ve worked diligently throughout the year to stay on budget, however despite our best efforts we cannot neglect the increased cost to operate and with no increase of our Municipal Operating Grant from the Province it is necessary to increase our Municipal Taxation for 2018.  Our 2018 Tax Structure has been published on our website www.townofstgeorges.com as well as at the Town Office. We’d like to offer special thanks to all community volunteers, without your generous enthusiasm our community would not be able to succeed in the way that it does.  From our Volunteer Fire Fighters, Minor Hockey Chairman & volunteers, Ladies Auxiliary, Ladies Guild, Bay St. George Cultural Circle and all volunteer groups within our Town we are grateful for your service. Many thanks to our Corporate Sponsors Emera Newfoundland & Labrador and Leading Edge Credit Union who have provided donations for the Family Skate program which enables families to partake in recreation weekly in a fun environment at no cost. The Council would like to thank the Staff for another year of hard work and dedication which has resulted in many Town goals being achieved.  Our staff displays determination, reliability and professionalism daily.  Over the past two years our staff has developed a safety culture through teamwork with the philosophy of “every employee home safely everyday”.  So, we thank you on behalf of the town for your consistent efforts and good work. We want to send out a heartfelt thank you to our residents.  Our beautiful community would not be what it is today without having so many wonderful residents to share it with.  We hope that you all share the belief that the Town of St. George’s is a strong sustainable community that is a great place to live!! In closing, just a reminder to subscribe to our newsletter through the town website, you’ll get emails about all upcoming events, including water outages, boil orders, recreation, etc.  The Town Office will be closed from 24 December 2017 and reopening 2 January, 2018.  Again, Merry Christmas from the Town of St. George’s.


Daniel Conway
Mayor
Town of St. George’s


Updated: Monday, December 4, 2017   3:01 pm




MAYOR'S NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2016

October 3rd, 2016 NEWSLETTER

To all Residents:

We 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.

In 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.

We 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 municipal boundaries.

We 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.

A 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.

The 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.

Municipal elections will be held in 2017 and you will see correspondence with respect to the election throughout 2017.

Our 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 sign up.

The 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.

Lastly, 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.

Sincerely,

Daniel Conway

Mayor

Town of St. George’s


Updated: Tuesday, October 4, 2016   8:57 am



Related Documents
SNOW CLEANING PROCEDURES
Snow Cleaning Procedures.pdf
Updated: Oct 4, 2016 8:58 am



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