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Monday, December 10, 2018

Long Service Awards

On Saturday 8 December, 2018 MHA Scott Reid presented long service awards to Mayor Danny Conway for 16 years of Municipal Council Service as Councillor/Deputy Mayor/Mayor, to former Councillor Charlie Foote for 20 years of Municipal Council Service as Councillor/Deputy Mayor and to Councillor Andy Tobin for 16 years of Municipal Council Service as Councillor/Deputy Mayor.  We thank you for your dedication and the many contributions you have all made to the Town of St. George's over the last 20 years.

Updated: Monday, December 10, 2018   5:09 pm NFLD



Children's Christmas Party & Santa Claus Parade Huge Success

On behalf of the Town of St. George's we want to send out special thanks to Deputy Mayor Tanya Messervey and Councillor Rhonda Blanchard for all the time they spent preparing for the Children's Christmas Party and Santa Claus Parade.  Their dedication to the town's children and it's residents is admirable.  It takes many hours to pull off such a successful event, they planned, prepared and executed with precision.  Thank you for volunteering your time to ensure our community had a great Children's Christmas Party.  We also would to thank all involved with the Santa Claus Parade, special thanks to Mr. Ron Alexander, St. George's Fire Department, Mr. Kenny Lee, Mayor Conway, Deputy Mayor Messervey, Councillor Blanchard and everyone who contributed to the Parade.

Updated: Monday, December 10, 2018   5:00 pm NFLD



General Skating on Saturday's

We wish to advise our General Skating Users that effective 15 December, 2018 the timeslot for this skate will be 4:45 pm vice the current timeslot of 2:15 pm.  Last day for 2:15 pm General Skating will be 08 December, 2018.  

Updated: Thursday, December 6, 2018   2:19 pm NFLD



Mayor's Christmas & New Year Message

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 in the coming New Year.  We are extremely grateful and privileged to have served this great community throughout 2018 and we thank you for your commitment to community and continued support.   This year has been a busy year for the Town, we’ve addressed a number of water & sewer leaks, conducted road work that was long overdue and worked to get our Stadium up to current Refrigeration Code so the doors could be opened for all to enjoy.  Our Divestiture committee saw much hard work come to fruition for the replacement of the current government wharf with a new Marina complete with launch way and floating docs.  The Marina project is 100% funded by the Government of Canada at an estimated overall cost of 3.2 million dollars.  We are also proud to announce that the Firehall Extension has finally started and upon completion will be able to house all Fire Department Vehicles.  Our Chlorination Building will see upgrades in the coming months that will see fencing to protect our well head area and ventilation to protect our staff from any safety issues.  We are happy to announce that our Tax Structure has not changed and there will be no increases to taxation in 2019 for our residents.  For projects in 2019 we are hoping to receive funding to replace our current water tank which is in a state of disrepair.  Our focus is on providing our residents with clean and safe drinking water and the longevity of our wells.   We’ve seen 4 employees retire this year and we wish Debbie Woolridge, Tom Pye, Fabian Lucas and Stephen Bennett all the best in their new paths in life.  We welcome Taylor Garnier to our staff as the Assistant Town Clerk.  The council would like to thank the Staff for another year of professionalism, reliability, hard work, exceptional knowledge and their attention to a safe workplace.   Many thanks to our corporate sponsors Leading Edge Credit Union, On Grade Construction 2015 Inc. and Back Home Cannabis/BIOME who have provided donations for the Family Skate program which enables families to partake in recreation weekly in a fun environment at no cost.   Special thanks are extended to our community volunteers, without your generous enthusiasm and support our community would not be able to succeed in the way that it does.  To our volunteer Fire Fighter’s we are grateful for your continued service and the risks your willing to take in order to keep our community safe.   To our residents we send a heartfelt thank you.  Our beautiful community would not be what it is today without having so many amazing residents.  We hope that you share in our belief that the Town of St. George’s is a strong sustainable community that is an exceptional place to live!  We have prepared and approved a balanced budget for 2019 which sees no increase of taxation to our residents, the mill rate and water & sewer rates remain the same as well as fees and permitting costs.   In closing, just a reminder to subscribe to our newsletter through the town website, you’ll get emails about all upcoming events as well as information specific to the Town.  If you haven’t provided your phone number for the Boil Water Advisories & Town Notifications as of yet please call the office and provide either your cell or home phone number. The Office will be closed from noon on 24 December 2018, and will re-open on 2 January, 2019.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Town of St. George’s.   Daniel Conway Mayor Town of St. George’s

Ice Rental Schedule

Please see ice rental schedule for the week of 9 to 15 December, 2018 to your left.  We wish to advise our users that there will be no Adult Skate on December 8th, 2018 at 7:15 pm.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium - Hot Water Issue

We wish to advise the public that our hot water heater that supplies hot water to our dressing rooms & washrooms at Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium failed over the past weekend.  We have a commercial hot water heater on order and are expecting it's delivery sometime later this week, with the install to be scheduled after receipt.  We regret the inconvenience this may cause our users.

Updated: Tuesday, December 4, 2018   4:26 pm NFLD



General Skating - Family Skate

We are pleased to announce that through the kind sponsorship of Back Home Cannabis/BIOME our General Skating/Family Skate on Friday evenings at 6:00 will be free of cost to all users.  A huge thank you from the Town of St. George's to Dave Callahan for his company's sponsorship, your willingness to support this community is commendable.

Updated: Tuesday, December 4, 2018   4:00 pm NFLD



Force Main Repair

We wish to advise our residents and the public that the Town is working at a Force Main Repair at 346 Main Street, please be aware that we have flag persons on site, please use caution in this area, a portion of the sidewalk is closed.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: Saturday, December 1, 2018   11:19 am NFLD



Office Closure

We wish to advise that the Town Office will be closed this afternoon November 30th and will re-open Monday morning December 3rd at 9:00 am.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: Friday, November 30, 2018   2:02 pm NFLD



Agenda - Regular Council Meeting

The Agenda for the Regular Council Meeting of December 3rd, 2018 at 7:00 pm has been published under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.

Updated: Friday, November 30, 2018   1:54 pm NFLD



Boil Water Advisory

The Town of St. George's has issued a Boil Water Advisory due to low chlorination levels.  The Boil Water Advisory is effective immediately and will remain in place until notified that it has been lifted.  Consumers should bring water that you might ingest to a rigorous boil for one minute.  We regret the inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2018   6:19 pm NFLD


Employment Opportunity - Resumes will be accepted until December 13th, 2018

Assistant Lead Hand – Town of St. George’s
Overview
The Town of St. George’s is looking for an individual to fill the role of Assistant Lead Hand (this is a succession position with the new hire replacing the current Assistant Lead Hand upon retirement).  Conditions of employment require the individual to be a qualified heavy equipment operator and qualified Level 1 Water Operator/or be willing to take the required training with a successful exam result at the first writing for Level 1 Water Operator.  This is a fulltime unionized position at 40 hours per week and is expected to start January 2019.  Rate of pay is $22.41 per hour.
Responsibilities
Performing the assistant lead role in the effective and safe operation of all Public Works within the Town of St. George’s under the supervision of the Lead Hand;
Supervision of Public Works Staff in liaison with the Lead Hand;
All water/wastewater maintenance within the Town including all associated equipment (PRV Building, Lift Stations, Chlorination Building, Pumps, SCADA System, etc.);
Safety as per OHS Acts & Regulations; and
Maintenance of Refrigeration Plant.
Responsible To
Town Manager/Clerk
Lead Hand Public Works
Duties
Supervision of Public Works Staff in absence of Lead Hand;
Operation and maintenance of all Town owned equipment;
Completion of labour related assignments from water & sewer repairs, complete road work maintenance, town property/building/infrastructure maintenance, snow clearing, mechanical repairs, etc;
This job description incorporates all other Public Works job descriptions including, Equipment Operator, Labourer I & II, Rink Assistant and Rink Attendant; and
Other duties as assigned.

Resumes along with proof of qualifications including safety qualifications may be forwarded to the Town Manager/Clerk at:
Email:  townofstgeorges@nf.aibn.com  

Mail:   

Town of St. George’s 
 P.O. Box 250
 St. George’s, NL A0N 1Z0
Fax: 709-647-3180     

Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2018   5:17 pm NFLD


Second Hour of Family Skate

We are pleased to announce that through the kind sponsorship of On Grade Construction 2015 Inc. (Charlie Foote) we will now have a second hour of Family Skate on Sunday's, this hour will be from 3:30 to 4:30 pm on Sunday's commencing 9 December 2018.  For this Sunday only the Family Skate will start at 1:00 pm.  A huge thank you from the community to Charlie for his company's sponsorship.

Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2018   3:12 pm NFLD



Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium Ice Opening

We wish to advise our residents and users of Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium that the Ice portion will open on Saturday December 1st, 2018.  The opening is greatly due to the hard work and diligence of our Public Works Department as well as contractors.  We hope to have a successful ice season filled with hockey and skating for all to enjoy.  A huge thank you to the Leading Edge Credit Union for sponsoring a 1 hour Family Skate on Sunday's from 2:15 to 3:15 pm.  General Skating will take place on Friday evenings at 6:00 pm and Saturday afternoons at 2:15 pm.  Adult Skating is scheduled for Saturday evenings at 7:15 pm.  Please see weekly schedule to your left.

Updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2018   12:39 pm NFLD



Fireman's Ball 2018

Saturday evening November 24th, 2018 the St. George's Fire Department celebrated their 47th Annual Fireman's Ball.  The event was very well attended and we thank MHA Scott Reid, Mayor Danny Conway, Deputy Mayor Tanya Messervey and Councillor Andy Tobin for being in attendance.  Fire Fighter Kevin Dunphy was the evenings emcee, he did a great job and gave us a few laughs as well.  Chief Theodore Bennett gave his yearly report and made a variety of presentations as follows:  Firefighter of the Year - Nikkia O'Brien, Individual Attendance - Brian Bennett, Crew of the Year - Capt Justin Chinn, Assistant Captain Shantell Tobin and Firefighters Brian Bennett, Kevin Dunphy, Nikkia O'Brien, Harry Piercey and Stanley Harper.  Service awards were presented to Toby White (20 Year Medal), Robert Tobin & Stanley Harper (15 Year Pin), Justin Chinn & Brandon Legge (5 Year Pin).  Chief Bennett, thanked the Penton Family for their contributions over the past 4 years to the St. George's Fire Department, they have donated over $12,000.00 from fundraisers which they have spear headed and along with the Fire Department the entire community is grateful for their contribution.  On behalf of the Town of St. George's we are extremely proud of our volunteer Fire Fighters, their committment to this community is second to none, they allow us to go to bed at night in comfort knowing that if there is any emergency they are there to respond.  With deep gratitude and respect we thank Chief Theo Bennett, Deputy Chief Toby White and all the volunteer Fire Fighters with the St. George's Fire Department.  

General Bowling Cancelled

Due to inclement weather General Bowling is cancelled tonight at the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium November 23rd, 2018.  Please stay safe.

Updated: Friday, November 23, 2018   5:39 pm NFLD



Special Meeting

There will be a special meeting of Council on November 26th, at 7:00 pm, the Agenda may be found under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.

Updated: Friday, November 23, 2018   5:05 pm NFLD



Snow Clearing Operations

We wish to advise our residents that as the snow clearing operations have started please use extreme caution when travelling behind our snow removal equipment.  Walkers are asked to also use caution and wear bright reflective clothing when walking especially after dark.  Parents are asked to remind children to play well away from the shoulder of the roads and not engage in play in ditches or near culverts.  Lets keep our community safe!

Water Dis-coloration

We wish to advise our residents that due to a well issue, you may experience water discoloration over the next few days.  This dis-coloration is not harmful.  Running your water until it runs clear will resolve this issue.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Chair Lift - Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium

We wish to advise our residents/visitors that the Chair Lift at Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium is currently out of order.  There are very limited available companies on the Island that service Chair Lifts outside of St. John's.  We have made contact with these companies and are currently awaiting a time frame for availability.  Unfortunately due to the chair lift being inoperative the Lounge may not be accessible to all residents/visitors.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause but are working diligently to get this corrected.  We will provide updates as they become available.

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, 2018 and 30 April, 2019.  Freezing during the cold winter months can cause water line breakage that could potentially result in considerable damage.

Town of St. George's Family Christmas Party

Please see poster to the left regarding the Town of St. George's Family Christmas Party being held 9 December, 2018 12:30 to 2:30 pm at the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium.

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Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2018   5:24 pm NFLD



St. George's Santa Claus Parade

Mark your calendars, the St. George's Santa Claus Parade will take place on December 9th, at 6:00 pm.  

Updated: Tuesday, November 13, 2018   2:06 pm NFLD



Bells of Peace

On Sunday, November 11, 2018 we will honour the 100th Year Anniversary for the First World War. During this event bells will chime 100 times to mark each year since the armistice. Please come out and take part in the initiative, called "Bells of Peace" at our St. Joseph's Church at 4:00 p.m.  

Updated: Friday, November 9, 2018   12:37 pm NFLD



Press Release STF New Play Development

Please see Press Release to your left which the Stephenville Theatre Festival asked the Town to share.

Agenda

The Agenda for the regular Council Meeting of November 5th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm has been published under the Municipality Tab-Minutes.

Updated: Friday, November 2, 2018   2:22 pm NFLD



Garbage Collection Reminder

We'd like to remind our residents that in accordance with our Gabage/Refuse Regulations Section 8(a) "garbage must be out by a time not later than 8:00 AM on the day designated by Council for Garbage Collection".  The Garbage Contractor has a copy of our regulations; therefore pick up may start at 8:00 AM on Friday's.

Update Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium

We wish to advise our residents and users of the ice surface at Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium, that we now have all necessary quotations to complete the work required to the Refrigeration Room.  It is our sincere hope that all work can be scheduled with the contractors and completed by end November, allowing the Stadium to open 1 December, 2018 for ice rental.  The work required is for life safety issues.  A deadly ammonia leak took the lives of 3 employees in the fall of 2017 at a stadium in Fernie, BC.  After an inspection by Service NL on 19 September, 2018 we were required to upgrade the refrigeration room to meet the Mechanical Refrigeration Code B52-13 providing a safer environment for our employees and users.  The upgrades include a sealed Vestibule to the refrigeration room so that the refrigeration room doesn't open to the public, inside the sealed vestibule will be an ammonia detector to warn employees of any leak, a sensor inside the refrigeration room will transmit the parts per million of ammonia information to the ammonia detector.  Our stadium is 29 years old and it is imperative that we ensure we are providing a safe recreational facility.  We regret the timing but we have no control over Service NL's inspection scheduling.  We are working diligently to get the ice surface up and running while at the same time ensuring no one is at risk.  Beyond, the work mentioned above we must also install a fresh air intake in the refrigeration room for which we will also be receiving quotations and due to the age of the chiller which has a life expectancy of 20 - 25 years, this item will also be looked at for possible replacement (in the meantime it will be monitored twice yearly by conducting a brine analysis to ensure no ammonia is leaking into the system).  Should timelines change we will provide on update on this website.

Special Meeting of Council

There will be a Special Meeting of Council on 24 October 2018 at 3:30 pm, the Agenda is posted under the Municipality Tab-Minutes.

Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2018   11:35 am NFLD



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 NFLD



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 advised to bring water that you might ingest to a rigorous rolling boil for (1) minute.

Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2018   3:07 pm NFLD



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 being issued or lifted.  We've sent a notice to each resident with a Post Office box regarding this initiative.  To be notified it is imperative that you provide the Town Office with either your landline phone number or cellular phone number.  You may provide the best number to contact you at by calling the Town Office at 647-3283 or Email the number to info@townofstgeorges.com, to date we've only received approximately 130 phone number from our nearly 500 households, please pass this information along to family members and friends.  

Updated: Friday, October 5, 2018   3:47 pm NFLD



Divestiture Program

We are pleased to announce that final approval has come through for the Divestiture Program regarding the replacement of the current Government Wharf.  Tenders will be called in the near future for the new Marina & Slipway.  Many thanks to DFO Small Craft Harbours personnel for working with the Town to have this project come to fruition.  A huge thank you to both past and present Council who worked to see this become a reality for our beautiful town. To our Divestiture Committee headed by Councillor Conrad White and comprised of Wayne Hallett, Wayne Bennett, Gerry Leroux and David Morris we are grateful for the time you all took from your busy schedules to provide valued input, suggestions and knowledge your efforts are greatly appreciated. This project is made possible from Federal Government of Canada funding.

Updated: Friday, October 5, 2018   11:40 am NFLD



Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium Fall 2018 Update

Please note the change to Ice Rental Start Date:  We wish to advise our residents of the following information for Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium: Ice Rental Start Date - Anticipated for December 3rd (will be confirmed at a later date). League Bowling Start Date - Sunday 14 October, 2018 General Bowling Start Date - 2 November, 2018 Pricing as follows:
SIKI BENNETT MEMORIAL STADIUM - RATES EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2018
Ice Rental  Price HST Included    Bowling Alley  Price HST Included 
Prime Time (after 6:00 pm) per hr  $                      100.00   Adult (per game) General Bowling  $                          3.00
Non Prime Time/per hr  $                        85.00   Student (per game) General Bowling  $                          2.50
Can Skate/Minor Hockey/per hr  $                        65.00   Pre-school (per game) General Bowling  $                          2.00
Recreation Hockey/per hr  $                      100.00   Per Hour Daytime 4 Lanes/Before 6:00 pm  $                        45.00
      Per Hour Evening 4 Lanes/6:00 pm and after  $                        55.00
Skating - Adult Only/per hr  $                          5.00   Tuesday Night League With Shoes  $                          6.00
Skating - General Adult/per hr  $                          4.00   Tuesday Night League Without Shoes  $                          5.00
Skating - General Student/per hr  $                          3.00   Sunday Night League With Shoes  $                          4.00
Skating - Preschool/per hr  $                          2.00   Sunday Night Leagues Without Shoes  $                          5.00
      Misc Rentals  
Misc Rentals     Bowling Party (1hr lanes/1hr Lounge)  $                        70.00
      Lounge/Restaurant  Price HST Included 
School Rental/per hour  $                        70.00   Lounge/per hour  $                        25.00
Skating Party (1hr Ice 1hr Lounge)  $                        90.00   Lounge Restaurant Combined/per hr  $                        35.00
Summer Rink Rental per Hr  $                        45.00   Clean Up Deposit  $                        25.00

Updated: Friday, October 5, 2018   7:17 am NFLD



Mayor's March 2018

The Mayor's March in aid of the Heart and Stroke Foundation was held on Saturday September 29th, 2018 at the Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium.  Many thanks to the participants Mayor Danny Conway, Jocelyn Butt, Taylor Garnier and Linda Williams, (absent from the photo Deputy-Mayor Tanya Messervey),  Special thanks to Tyler Bennett and Jeffrey Lee from the St. George's Fire Department who was there for our safety and also participated in the walk.  With much gratitude we thank those to donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Updated: Monday, October 1, 2018   4:41 pm NFLD



People, Places and Culture Workshop

Please see flyer to your left regarding the People, Places and Culture Workshop taking place on October 13th, 2018 2:00-4:30 PM at St. Joseph's Parish Hall St. George's.

Updated: Monday, October 1, 2018   4:28 pm NFLD



Free Residential Garbage Drop Off

We wish to advise our residents that there will be free residential drop off every Saturday in October at the Western Regional Waste Management Site St. George's.

Updated: Friday, September 28, 2018   6:48 pm NFLD



Agenda - Regular Council Meeting

We wish to advise our residents that the Agenda for the Regular Council Meeting of 1 October, 2018 at 7:00 pm has been published under the Municipality Tab - Minutes.

Updated: Friday, September 28, 2018   6:36 pm NFLD



Indiscriminate Dumping

We wish to advise our residents that indiscrimate dumping is strictly prohibited within our Municipal Boundaries.  We have been informed by residents that they have even found dumping on their private properties.  The Town provides weekly household garbage and recyclable collection and a yearly clean up week in the spring.  Persons who indiscrimately dump on Town property and roads put a burden on all taxpayers as Town Resources must be used to address the problem.  Indiscrimate dumping is a chargeable offence, let's work together to end indiscriminate dumping.

Updated: Thursday, September 13, 2018   8:32 am NFLD



Mothers Against Drunk Driving RNC Initiative

On behalf of MADD Stephenville:   Join us on September 13th between the hours of 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm in welcoming the RNC riders to Stephenville (Corner of Boland Dr and Main St).   A group of RNC officers have come together to start an amazing initiative. RNC officers will be biking across the province to raise awareness for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). All proceeds gathered throughout the bike tour fundraising events will go directly to MADD.

Updated: Monday, September 10, 2018   11:14 am NFLD



Agenda - Regular Meeting 10 September, 2018

We wish to advise our residents that the Agenda has been published under the Municipality Tab - (Minutes) for the upcoming Regular Meeting of September 10th, 2018 at 7:00 pm.

Updated: Friday, September 7, 2018   1:25 pm NFLD



Boil Water Advisory Lifted

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

Updated: Friday, September 7, 2018   10:53 am NFLD



Town of St. George's - Respectful Workplace Policy

The Town of St. George's is committed to creating an inclusive and healthy workplace where employees are valued and treated with dignity and respect.  The intent of th policy is to prevent discrimination and harassment of any type and provides guidelines on addressing workplace discrimination/harassment as efficiently as possible.   Harassment is a form of discrimination and means any unwanted physical or verbal conduct directed to one or more individuals and causes offence or humiliation.  This doesn't just extend to the Town Office or publically owned buildings, this also extends to any work-site.  As Council is the employer we are responsible to immediately act upon any situation involving discrimination/harassment.   Should any of our residents have any issue with work being performed or a complaint, please direct your concerns to the Town Office, please remember that the work being conducted by our workers is on behalf of Council.

Updated: Thursday, September 6, 2018   11:21 am NFLD



Mayor's March 2018 Update

We wish to inform our residents on Saturday September 29th, 2018 at 10:00 am the Mayor's March in aid of the Heart & Stroke Foundation will be held to raise money and awarenss with respect to Heart Disease and Stroke.  The walk will start at the corner of Brake's Road & Main Street ending at the Fire Hall and it is our sincere hope that our community will get involved.  Sponsor sheets are available at the Town Office.  At the end of the walk refreshments and snacks will be provided.  PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN THIS WORTHWHILE EVENT. Communities and Councils across Newfoundland and Labrador will unite to help fight the number one killer of men and women in our province.  Heart Disease and Stroke affect nearly everyone in our community, it's time to fight back!!  For anyone wishing to participate in the walk please drop by the office for a sponsor envelope, in order to make this walk a success we need walkers!!

Updated: Thursday, September 6, 2018   9:58 am NFLD



Water Dis-coloration

We wish to advise our residents that you may experience water dis-coloration, if this occurs please run your tap until the water runs clear.  We regret any inconvenienc this may cause.

Updated: Wednesday, September 5, 2018   4:41 pm NFLD



Obey Posted Speed Limits

We wish to advise all drivers that School commences this week and the safety of all children attending is imperative.  Based upon statistics from the Speed Radar sign that is within the School Zone with a speed limit of 30 km per hour, it is apparent that less than half of the drivers that use that area of Main Street are abiding by that posted speed limit.  The Town has engaged the RCMP in this matter and has requested periodic patrols throughout the school day to ensure drivers abide by posted speed limits.  We are requesting the cooperation of all drivers in this matter - please keep our children safe.

Dog Control Regulations

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

Leading Edge Credit Union Meeting

We wish to advise our residents that the Town of St. George's, along with some members of our business community held a meeting with the CEO (Cory Munden) of the Leading Edge Credit Union on 22 August, 2018.  The meeting was very productive and Cory reassured all in attendance that the Leading Edge Credit Union St. George's is a viable branch.  Many topics were discussed and those in attendance were happy with the meeting outcome.  

Great Job Parks & Rec Students

On behalf of the Town of St. George's we'd like to express our sincere thanks to Kate-Lynn Shears & Katrina Cressy for the great job they did this year as the Parks and Recreation Coordinators.  They both kept the children active and engaged in sports, crafts, education and a few adventures.  Their hard work was evident in the programs success with regular attendance by all children registered.  These two young women ensured that a schedule of events was created weekly and spent many hours creating fun games and activities for the children.  They attended weekly safely meetings where they participated actively.  To both Kate-Lynn and Katrina your hard work, deligence, motivation and thoughtfulness is indeed indicative of two exceptional workers who deserve an equally strong shout-out, again excellent job and many thanks.

Updated: Friday, August 17, 2018   9:45 am NFLD



Approved Traffic Regulations

We wish to advise our residents that the 2018 Traffic Regulations have been appoved by motion of Council and can be found in the documents at the end of this page.  

Burning Prohibition

  Residents are asked to please note that buring 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 at the end of this page) 12. (2) Nothwithstanding subsection (1), a person may burn or permit the burning of materials listed in Schedule E in a fire with the written approval of the minister.  Pursuant to 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 Schdule E poses a lesser safety or environment risk than to do otherwise. Residents are reminded that Cat/Dog Feces may be placed in the clear garbage bag for curbside collection and are asked to refrain from burning fecal matter.

Important Information Regarding Glass

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO WESTERN COMMUNITIES PLEASE IMPLEMENT IMMEDIATELY


A very serious health and safety issue has been brought to our attention regarding broken glass
being delivered to our recycle contractor in the blue recycle bags.

We want to emphasize the important message that GLASS DOES NOT GO INTO THE BLUE BAGS and we are
asking for your cooperation in ensuring these risks do not continue by directing your curbside
collection provider that effective immediately they are NOT to pick  up any blue bags from the curb
that contain glass containers. Please direct them to leave those bags at the curb with notification
to the resident that due to health and safety concerns, glass IS NOT accepted in the blue bags and
MUST be placed in the clear bag(s).

If the community feels it is important the take the contaminated blue bag and further educate the
residents to allow them to become more familiar with the new regulation, the contaminated blue
bag(s) must be placed in the clear bag stream as the entire bag will be contaminated with broken
glass.

Residents can still deliver glass beverage containers included in the beverage deposit program
(Wine, beer, pop) to either the retailer, or the green depot for your deposit reimbursement; all
other glass is to be placed into the clear garbage bag.


We are attempting to reach as many communities in the Bay St. George and Corner Brook & Area
Sub-regions; however, we need your assistance in passing this message along to your employees,
collection service provider, and residents.

As this is a very serious health and safety issue we will be following up on this email to ensure
glass is removed from the blue recycle bags permanently.  We are requesting that you please advise
our office that you have implemented this policy with your own curbside collectors and are doing
everything in your power to ensure glass is put into the proper waste stream (clear bag).  We
cannot express enough the importance of this message and appreciate your cooperation in this
matter.

If you have any questions regarding this request, please contact Pauline Anderson at 632- 2275 or
panderson@wrwm.ca.  Also, please notify Pauline to confirm your participation in implementing this
important initiative in your community’s curbside collection program.

For general questions regarding our Sort It Western Program, please contact our main office number
632-2922 or toll free 1-844-437-2922.


Email:  info@wrwm.ca                                                    14 Main Street, Suite 203  
                                                         Ph:  709-632-2922
Website:  www.wrwm.ca                                               Corner Brook, NL, A2H 1B8      
                                                  Fax: 709-632-2204 Toll Free: 1-844-437-2922


Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2018   3:34 pm NFLD



Western Regional Waste Management St. George's Site Hours of Operation

We wish to advise our residents the Western Regional Waste Management Transfer Site at St. George's is open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM for both residential and commercial drop off.

Presentation - Greg Colombe

It is with great pleasure that Council announces that a presentation with heartfelt thanks was made to Greg Colombe (Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Fire Department) on 24 July, 2018 at the St. George's Fire Hall.  Greg has been instrumental in the organization and donation of several shipments of  fire fighting equipment that has not only aided the St. George's Fire Department but many other departments on the Island.  Many thanks to Greg Colombe and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo's Fire Department, we are extremely grateful for your generosity.

Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2018   8:29 am NFLD



Run The Rock 2018

H.M.C.S. ST. JOHN'S Run The Rock is an annual relay run across the province in support of Children's Wish Foundation. Last year Run The Rock raised over $110,000 and granted 11 wishes for sick children in Newfoundland & Labrador. With your support this year's event could bring the all-time total raised to more than $1 million!
The team stopped in St. George's on Monday July 23rd and was met by Mayor Conway & RCL President Jean Legge at the Royal Canadian Legion.  Many thanks to the Legion for their support and hosting this event.  Thank you to the residents who came out and supported this very worthwhile cause.  Much appreciation and respect is extended to the men and women of HMCS St. John's that are running our beautiful province in support of the Children's Wish Foundation.


Updated: Tuesday, July 24, 2018   4:11 pm NFLD



Town Roads - Traffic Regulations

We wish to advise our residents that the Town Office has received multiple complaints regarding both on and off road vehicles speeding on our Roads.  Regulations are created to keep all residents safe and speeding on our main and side roads is both illegal and against regulations.  Speeding has become a safety issue for many; especially our children.  We implore everyone to slow down, be cognizant of children at play, residents walking and other traffic.  We've met with the RCMP on this issue and have requested their assistance, expect to see a larger RCMP presence in this community.  Please slow down, obey the rules of the road and watch for children.  

Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018   1:22 pm NFLD



Sort It - Information

Please see information below released by Western Regional Waste Management on frequently asked questions.

Sort It–Western: Recycling & Waste Management Program
Frequently Asked Questions


1.   When is the Sort-It Western program coming to my sub-region?
The launch dates by sub-region are:
•    Corner Brook, Humber Valley, Pasadena and Bay St. George areas - July 16, 2018
•    Burgeo area – August 6, 2018
•    Long Range area – August 27, 2018
•    Southwest Coast area - September 17, 2018
•    Deer Lake and White Bay South areas – October 15, 2018

2.   Where can I find a list of what can be recycled?
Visit www.wrwm.ca where you can download the sorting guide. Residents will receive an information
package by mail with tips on how to sort their waste with free bag samples. Residents will receive
the package approximately 2 to 3 weeks before the program starts in their sub-region.

3.   Do labels have to be removed from tin cans before you put them in the blue bags?
No, labels do not need to be removed.

4.   Do I need to rinse plastic containers?
Yes, rinse all dirty containers before putting them in the blue bag.

5.   Do recyclables need to be sorted or can they all be put together in one blue bag?
You do not need to sort your recyclables. Simply place them ALL of them together in a blue bag(s).

6.   What about the box liners (bags) that cereal come in?
No, they cannot be recycled. Place them in the clear bag.

7.   Are Tim Hortons Iced Capp® and McDonalds Iced Frappé containers recyclable?
Yes, these containers are recyclable, but they need to be rinsed first.

8.   How does this program work for people living in condos or apartment buildings?
Check with your property manager directly to see if the service can be provided.

9.   Will the Green Depot beverage program continue?
Yes. You can continue to collect their beverage containers and bring to their local green depot for
refund.  Please note that although many of these items can be placed in the blue bag and processed
through our program, glass bottles cannot be recycled through our program and should
be brought to your local green depot to be recycled.

10. What do I do with glass bottles that can’t go to the Green Depot?
Bottles that can’t be recycled go in the clear garbage bag.

11. How will privacy issues be addressed?
Two small, non-transparent bags (privacy bags) are allowed in each clear bag for the disposal of
sensitive materials. Privacy bags should be non-transparent and no larger than 54.9 cm x 58.4 cm
(21.6 in x 23 in).  Any color ‘kitchen catcher’ style bag or paper bag is acceptable as a privacy
bag. Privacy bags must be placed in the clear garbage bag on collection day. Residents may also
place their clear bag into a solid garbage can for added privacy if it is included in their
community’s collection policy.  Please contact your municipality or Local Service District
Committee for collection details.

12. Can I use a plastic grocery bag as a privacy bag?
Yes, you can use a retail grocery bag, also known as a ‘single use bag’ as privacy bag.

13. Is there a bag limit for curb/roadside collection?
Please check with your municipality or Local Service District Committee for collection details.

14. What do I do with household hazardous waste?
Currently, residents can dispose of household hazardous waste at the Wild Cove and Bay St. George
waste disposal sites free of charge.  This service will be provided at all WRWM transfer stations
once they open.

15. Where do I bring old electronics?
Currently, WRWM has a free electronics waste recycling service available at the Wild Cove and Bay
St. George transfer stations. Old computers, printers, cell phones and other unwanted electronics
can be dropped off at both transfer stations during regular operating hours.  This service will be
provided at all WRWM transfer stations once they open.
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Regular Council Meeting Dates 2018

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

Electronic Waste - Western Regional Waste Management

ELECTRONIC WASTE
Electronic Waste (e-Waste) Drop-off Service

Did you recently replace a computer, phone or TV? WRWM has an electronics waste recycling service
available at the Wild Cove and Bay St. George transfer stations. Old desktop computers, printers,
cell phones and other unwanted electronics can be dropped off, free of charge at both transfer
stations during normal operating hours.

People are reminded to remove all personal information from their computers, cell phones and
electronics prior to drop-off. The e-Waste service is offered in cooperation with the Electronics
Products Recycling Association (EPRA), a not-for-profit organization that operates regulated
recycling programs across Canada.


Acceptable Materials for Electronics Recycling

•Desktop computers (and their components)
•Computer peripherals
•Portable personal computers
•Printers, fax machines and Scanners
•Display devices (televisions, monitors, etc)
•Personal or portable audio and Video
•Playback/Recording Systems
•Vehicle Audio and Video Systems (after market)
•Home Theater Systems
•Home Audio and Video Playback / Recording Systems (vcr, dvd, cd players, etc)
•Telephones, Answering Machines and Cell Phones
Unacceptable Materials for Electronics Recycling
•Calculators
•Cash registers
•Typewriters
•Paper shredders
•Floor standing or rack-mounted servers
•Routers and modems
•Tabletop photocopiers
•Medical, automotive and industrial diagnostic imaging equipment
•Video game consoles and handheld controllers
•Handheld video game units
•Fridges with built-in TVs
•Microwave ovens, large and small appliances
•Satellite dishes
•CDs, Blu-ray discs, VHS, beta and cassette tapes, flash drives, floppy discs, storage cases and
storage racks


Where to drop off your electronics

Bay St. George Waste Disposal Site
Address: Trans-Canada Highway, just southeast of the Steel Mountain Road to St. Georges.
Phone: (709) 214-1255
Hours of operation: Tuesday to Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wild Cove Waste Disposal Site
Address: North Shore Highway (Route 440),
approximately 1 kilometer north of the Mount Patricia Cemetery.
Phone: (709) 632-1390
Hours of operation: Monday to Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Why should your electronics be recycled?

Electronics often contain valuable materials, like gold and copper, as well as harmful materials,
including lead, mercury and cadmium.
Recycling electronic waste keeps these toxins from polluting the air, soil and water. Materials
such as steel, aluminum, copper, glass and plastic are
used to create new products.


Updated: Friday, May 25, 2018   11:28 am NFLD



PEST CONTROL - RODENTS

PEST CONTROL We'd like to advise our residents that we've received 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/cat feces.   Line garbage boxes with wire mesh. Ensure no food sources are available.  

Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2018   11:55 am NFLD



Town Ball Field

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

Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2018   11:50 am NFLD



Statement Regarding Town's Financial Position

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

Updated: Wednesday, January 17, 2018   4:12 pm NFLD



CURB STOP WATER SHUT OFFS

The Town of St. George's wishes to advise our residents that only emergency related curb stop water shut offs will occur during the period 1 December, 2017 - 30 April, 2018.  Freezing during the cold winter months can cause water line breakage that could potentially result in considerable damage.

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



Municipal Properties for Resale

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

Helmet Usage Mandatory - Siki Bennett Memorial Stadium

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

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



PERMITS REQUIRED

Permit Required
This is to notify our residents that a General Repair Permit is required for all repairs on your residence including exterior painting, replacement/repair of siding, replacement/repair of windows, repairs to decks & fencing and any other general repair being conducted on the outside of your home/property, this includes any installation of oil tanks and heat pumps.  Residents performing work without a permit will be issued a stop work order until a duly authorized permit has been issued.   A Building Permit is required for all construction of buildings including Homes, Sheds, Garages & Fencing.  A Demolition Permit is required for any demolition within the municipality. An Occupancy Permit is required for all newly built homes, change in status (for example from a store into a house), and homes that have been vacant for six months or more.

Speed Limit Reminder

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

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



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. 

Sign Our Guest Book

Sign Our Guest Book
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Related Documents
2016 Unaudited Statement
Unaudited Statement of Revenue, Expenditures and Surplus 2016.pdf
Updated: Jan 15, 2018 4:37 pm
2015 Unaudited Statement
Unaudited Statement of Revenue, Expenditures and Surplus 2015.pdf
Updated: Jan 15, 2018 4:38 pm
2014 Unaudited Statement
Unaudited Statement of Revenue, Expenditures and Surplus 2014.pdf
Updated: Jan 15, 2018 4:38 pm
Traffic Regulations 2018
Traffic Regulations Signed 2018.pdf
Updated: Aug 13, 2018 4:42 pm
St. George's Volunteer Fire Department Application
St. Georges Fire Dept Application to Join.pdf
Updated: Oct 31, 2014 2:26 pm
Snow Clearing Procedures
Snow Cleaning Procedures.pdf
Updated: Jan 18, 2018 1:50 pm
Schedule E
Schedule E Material Prohibited from Burning in a Fire.pdf
Updated: March 21, 2016 4:30 pm
2018 - Council Meetings
Regular Council Meeting Dates 2018.pdf
Updated: Jan 9, 2018 4:49 pm
MUNICIPAL PROPERTIES AVAILABLE FOR RESALE
Municipal Properties for Resale.pdf
Updated: Dec 13, 2017 3:12 pm
Forest Fire Regulations
Consolidated Newfoundland and Labrador Regulation 11 96 (Forest Fire Regulations).pdf
Updated: May 16, 2017 11:56 am
CAT REGULATIONS
CAT REGULATIONS.pdf
Updated: April 7, 2016 4:39 pm
2017 Unaudited Statement
2017 - Unaudited Statement of Revenue, Expenditures and Surplus.pdf
Updated: May 17, 2018 1:34 pm



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Fax: (709) 647-3180
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