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2018-03-01 Security and Prevention
The Heineken Regatta 2018

2018-03-01 Town planning
The technical control auto and heavyweight again operational on the island

The Collectivité of Saint-Martin, in partnership with the State services, the Prefecture of Saint-Barthélemy and Saint-Martin, the DEAL Guadeloupe, has made every effort in recent months for a technical control center for cars and heavyweight is again operational on the island.
To this end, in support of a pre-verification report prepared by DEAL Guadeloupe engineers on the partially damaged DEKRA Grand-Case site, a territorial decree authorizes the temporary opening of an alternative technical inspection, the time of a return to a normal activity of the operators on the territory.
For example, the authorized DEKRA technical inspection center at Hope Estate is authorized to resume an activity:
-Technical control on isolated site, out of center in the conditions of the ministerial order of 27 July 2004, from Monday 05 March 2018 for heavy vehicles, on the parking lot of Galisbay from 8H00 to 16H00 on convocation. Heavy vehicles waiting are invited to park at the carnival village site.

-Optional technical control from Monday 12 March 2018 for light vehicles, in the provisional conditions recommended by the DEAL Guadeloupe.

Checks will be made exclusively by appointment with Dekra at 0690 74 03 79 (DEKRA Grand Case at Hope Estate Grand Case 97-150 SAINT-MARTIN).

If 85% of the usual control points are made during the alternative control, the general conditions to be respected for the passage of a vehicle to the technical control remain unchanged. The vehicle must be in condition to be presented, the owner must also provide the originals of the regulatory documents: certificate of registration, old technical control, original certificate of registration or loss of it an official duplicate issued by the community.
For heavy vehicles the owners must be presented in addition to:
-Authority check of the speed limiter for heavy vehicles
- Planning approval for the number of places in the public transport of persons (TCP)
Vehicles that do not comply with European standards are subject to a special technical check, free of certain checkpoints from the 27 July 2004 Ministerial Decree on the technical inspection of heavy vehicles.
The alternative control will focus on the control of 115 control points distributed on the 9 verification sections such as identification, braking, steering, visibility, lighting and signaling, the ground connection, the body structure, the equipment, the mechanical organ, and the pollution noise level.
By this alternative device, the Collectivité of Saint-Martin wanted to provide a temporary solution to the many motorists waiting for a change to the technical control to regularize their vehicle and allow insurers to the territorial service of the Driving Titles to be able to instruct requests vehicle registration), this device being only provisional.
WARNING: The alternative technical inspection of light vehicles, while contributing to the resumption of administrative and economic activities and the return of road safety conditions, following the interruption phase caused by Hurricane Irma, will not be valid and limited. than in the territory of the Collectivité de SAINT-MARTIN. Export vehicles will be required to undergo a new technical inspection at their new destination.
As a reminder :
For all vehicles over 3 years and 6 months, the technical inspection is mandatory in case of transfer. During the assignment of a vehicle, the technical inspection must have a validity of less than 6 months. The Technical Inspection must be carried out after 4 years for new vehicles, and then all 2 years. It must be completed after 1 year for taxis and heavy goods vehicles and after 6 months for Public Transit (TCP).

2018-02-28 Proceedings of the Executive Board
The latest decisions of the Executive Board

The Executive Board met in plenary session on Wednesday 28 February 2018 at 9h30.
At the first item on the agenda, the Board decided to endorse the decision of the tender commission, in order to award the market of the reform of the fiscal system of Saint-Martin to the specialized firm FIDAL, 6 deadlock Serge Reggiani in Saint-Herblain, for an amount of 500 000 €. This specialized company is responsible for carrying out a mission on the reform of the tax system. This audit is a will of the majority, which urgently wants to rethink the taxation to revive the economy and generate reliable revenue post cyclone Irma. The tender was launched on 15 December 2017, three offers were submitted on time: CMS Francis Lefebvre Lawyers, Cabinet Fidal and Ernst & Young Lawyers. The choice fell on the firm Fidal.
The 1 phase of the audit will consist in carrying out a diagnosis of the current tax system (strengths and weaknesses) and the competitive analysis of the territory in relation to its regional environment. The 2 phase, the overhaul of the tax system based on the diagnosis, political objectives and future investment projects, the rewriting of the general tax code and the organization of a local control center within the services of the DGFIP.
In point 2, the Executive Council authorized the signing of a management agreement with the Directorate General of Customs and Indirect Rights (DGDDI). Since the basis, control and collection of taxes, duties, taxes and other levies are carried out by State agents, this agreement defines the terms of payment for these agents. A first agreement was signed 21 March 2008 with the DGFIP. By agreement of 18 March 2014, the community then entrusted to the General Directorate of Customs the control operations of the tax on petroleum products, the tourist tax, and the tax on the hiring of vehicles. The framework having been rediscussed, the Executive Council authorized the President to sign the new convention on the same basis.
In point 3, the Executive Council authorized the signing of a partnership agreement with the Department of the Gironde. In a spirit of cooperation between public actors and in a logic of national solidarity towards its Saint-Martin citizens, the Gironde Department proposes to contribute to the financing of post-Irma rehabilitation or reconstruction operations. The Gironde Department Council has decided to commit to supporting elderly people in the area and has voted an investment grant from 100 000 € for the rehabilitation of the EHPAD Bethany Home, a unique medical and social structure taking into cares for people with aging disabilities. The Executive Council authorized the signing of a partnership agreement between the two communities for the implementation of this project.
President Gibbs thanked the President of the Gironde Departmental Council, Jean-Luc Gleyze and the members of his Council for this gesture of solidarity particularly appreciated.
In points No. 4 and 5, the Executive Council has approved the renovation projects of the Stadium Jean-Louis Vanterpool Marigot, for an amount of 252 000 € and stage sports Thelbert Carti Stadium in Orleans, for a fee of 81 886 €. For these two projects, a grant application will be submitted to the National Center for the Development of Sports (CNDS) covering the total eligible expenses of the two operations.
With regard to the Jean-Louis Vanterpool stadium, the works include the repair of the enclosure fence, the rehabilitation of sports facilities, the repair of equipment, lighting, and the demolition of a wall. With regard to the Thelbert Carti stadium, the works consist of the refurbishment of the enclosure, equipment and lighting.
In Item No. 6, the Board deliberated on the award of specific scholarships for the academic year 2017-2018 - 1 Ventilation. Thus, 9 Saint-Martin students pursuing their studies outside the European Union received an exceptional scholarship, for a total amount of 13 500 €. Each student received the sum of 1500 € for the academic year.
In point n ° 7, the Executive Council voted favorably to the issue of a building permit to the company Sindextour, holder of a Temporary Occupation Permit (AOT), on the AW33 parcel of Orient Bay, for the realization of two beach restaurants meeting the post-Irma construction criteria, ie establishments located further from the sea, made of removable materials, with a portion of hard (kitchen and sanitary) to avoid projectiles on neighboring housing, in case of 'hurricane.

2018-02-27 Call for Projects
City Contract: 2018 Call for Projects

2018-02-23 Home, Information and Referral
The RSMA and the Air Force are recruiting!

The RSMA and the Air Force will be in Saint-Martin for Monday recruitment sessions 26 February at thursday 1er march 2018.

Two collective information meetings will be held at the AIO service of the Collectivité, former school Evelyna Halley in Marigot, on monday 26 february 2018:

10 h 30 to 12 h 00 for RSMA

From 15 h 00 to 16 h 30 for the Air Force

The Community of Saint-Martin invites people (18-25 years) interested to come to inform themselves and constitute a file of candidacy.

2018-02-23 Information / Administration
Connection to drinking water

The Red Cross is currently removing 11 emergency drinking water tanks set up to address the lack of drinking water in neighborhoods after Hurricane Irma.
The Water and Sanitation Establishment of the Community of St. Martin (EEASM) works to repair drinking water connections and invites users who still do not have access to drinking water because of a lack of water. broken or faulty connection, to signal urgently to the General of Waters so that repair work is undertaken as soon as possible.
Reminder: any failure occurring before the water meter (public network) is taken into account by the General Water and must be reported. Conversely, for any breakdown located after the water meter (private part), repairs are the responsibility of the user (owner of the home). It is recommended to hire a plumber.
To report your situation, contact the General Waters: 0590 89 76 76.

2018-02-07 Associative life
Workshop Well Aging At Home

2018-02-06 Security and Prevention
Voluntary fire brigade commitment: COM-SDIS

Community of St. Martin - Rescue Department of St. Martin (SDIS)

The Community of Saint-Martin will be organized on Saturday March 3rd, 2018.

Applicants must be of French Nationality and be at least 18 years of age (turned 18 as of January 1st of this year). The deadline to submit the application to the Rescue Department of St. Martin is February 20th, 2018. The Department is located in the Savannah and opened from 8: 00 to 12: 00pm, Monday to Friday. No application file will be accepted after the deadline.

Application file must consist of the following documents:

-Copy of passport or copy of valid Identity card
-Motivation Letter
-Medical Fitness certificate attesting physical fitness to practice sports and swimming (less than 3 months)
-Telephone and email contact as well as a home address

Incomplete files will not be accepted.

Lieutenant Bernard MAES
Chief of the Rescue Department
Tel: 0590 52 30 40
Cell: 0690 63 76 37

The French version is attached.

2018-02-06 Security and Prevention
Information note

English version


The Collectivity of St. Martin in collaboration with the Departmental Fire and Rescue Center of Guadeloupe (SDIS) has decided to organize two competitions for the recruitment of twelve corporal professional firefighters.

a.External Competition
Number of positions available: 6

Eligible candidates must have a title or diploma classified as level V or a qualification recognized as equivalent to one of these degrees or diplomas in the conditions established by the provisions of Chapter II of Decree No. 2007-196 of February 13th 2007.

B. Internal Competition
Number of positions available: 6
Eligible candidates must have the title of a volunteer firefighter, justifying three years of activity in this capacity or a young firefighter, be a volunteer in civilian service civil security missions, be a firefighter Auxiliary or military of the fire brigade of Paris, The battalion of the Seafarers of Marseilles, or units of instruction and intervention of the civil aviation industry, has been successfully completed by the 2nd 7nd class of XNUMXnd class of XNUMX of this decree.

This second competition is also open to candidates who are nationals of the Member States of the European Union or other States belonging to the Agreement on the European Economic Area which has a qualification equivalent to that issued to volunteer firefighters by the Commission in Article 7 and with three years of activity.

The examinations will be held in St. Martin on the following dates:
-Written examination and pre-admission May 24th 2018
-Athletic examination from the 25th to the 30th of June 2018
-Oral examination from the 8th to the 12th of October 2018

Registration forms can be retrieved at the Rescue Department in the Savannah starting on the 1st of February 2018 at 8: 00 until the 14th of March 2018 noon.
The registration form can be downloaded on the website of the SDIS Guadeloupe:

The deadline for registration is Thursday March 15th 2018:
-Before 12 pm (noon) by submitting your application directly to the Rescue Department in Savannah
-Before midnight if feels by postal service attested by the date on the postmark, to the following address:
"St. Martin Rescue Center, 80 La Savane, 97150 Saint-Martin"

Applications or mailed after midnight will be automatically rejected.

The French version is attached.

2018-02-05 Schools
School enrollment opens in kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year

Registrations in the nursery class are open from 29 January 2018 to 23 February 2018: Monday to Friday from 8h30 to 12h30 and from 13h00 to 15h00.
Parts to be provided (photocopy)
-Family certificate or birth certificate of the child
-Certificate medical aptitude for school life (children born in 2015 and 2016)
- Up-to-date vaccination card
-Piece of the parents
-Assessment addressing valid

The Education Department is located in the Annex of the Collectivité - Former School Seaside - Liberty Street in Marigot. The application can only be accepted if the file is complete.

The Community of Saint-Martin thanks you for your understanding.

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