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|Regular Council Meetings - 2019|
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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.
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.
Town of St. George’s
Updated: Monday, December 4, 2017 3:01 pm
MAYOR'S NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2016
| 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
Updated: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 8:57 am
Updated: Oct 4, 2016 8:58 am