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2016-04-23 Speeches, meetings / Agenda / Debates
The Territorial Council voted the original 2016 budget

The Territorial Council voted the original 2016 budget

Meeting in plenary on Thursday 31 March 2016, the territorial council of Saint-Martin voted the original budget of 2016. This budget, amounting to a little more than 200M €, has been called an action budget by President Aline Hanson, who intends to continue the renovations undertaken in 2015 and implement neighborhood projects in the neighborhoods.

Despite a financial crisis, the community has made strong commitments to the people in 2015, stabilizing its tax system and carrying out various priority projects. The original budget of 2016 will also be exercised in a constrained context. These constraints stem mainly from a decrease in the State's allocations, an increase in the custody of the RSA Socle service, and the non-repayment by the State of the 4.5M € as compensation for the source of 2008's direct debits. and 2009 and the non-repayment by the state of the compensation on the 1.8M € games on the 2008 exercises to 2012.
Notwithstanding this significant shortfall, the community will pursue an ambitious policy in 2016, with concrete achievements for a global 34,2M investment. By streamlining its operating expenses, the Collectivité is able to generate cash from 15 M €, which will be used for investment projects.
The original 2016 budget was adopted by a majority vote (opposition TDG voted against, Councilor Charville abstained) with an investment section of 64801627, 93 € and a working section of 136870433,89 €, for An amount of 201672060 €.

In her introductory remarks, the President said that "for the nineteenth consecutive year, the result of the administrative account of the community is positive, with a clear intention to control operating expenditure". According to the original budget, the President indicated that the investment was mainly financed by the State / COM development contract, European funds and borrowing, insisting that the debt ratio is constant decreasing since 2 (2014 % In 62 - 2013% in 47).
This investment budget takes into account the city contract signed last December, and the resulting actions, as well as the grievances of the six neighborhood councils. The town contract provides for the construction of a landing dock for professional fishermen in the Orleans district, as part of the structuring of the fishing industry. He also plans to build a new MJC in Grand Case.
The rehabilitation of water and sewerage systems and the construction of sewage treatment plants are at the heart of the 2016 budget, as well as the improvement of public lighting and the renovation of sports facilities.
"We wanted to respond as a matter of priority to the day-to-day needs of the citizens, and to implement local actions. This 2016 budget is a budget of action, focusing on everyday life and living environment, with the multiplication of structural achievements for the youth, not forgetting the major challenges of the territory, which are the development of the road map and the rehabilitation of the networks Water and sanitation, "concluded the Chair.

2016-04-18 Culture
FISH DAY, Sunday 08 May 2016, to Cul de Sac!

FISH DAY, Sunday 08 May 2016, to Cul de Sac!

The community of Saint-Martin has the pleasure to invite the population to its famous FISH DAY, Sunday 08 May, from 10h to 22h to Cul de Sac - site of the landing of Pinel.

The Fish Festival is an unmissable annual event in Saint-Martin. For the nineteenth consecutive year, the Community of Saint-Martin offers to the inhabitants of the island and the visitors to spend a day of relaxation and fun on the theme of fish.
FISH DAY is a highly anticipated event by the public. We come here from afar to salute the work of the fishermen, to restore the fish products and to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the FISH DAY, with its leisure activities and its musical podium.
Developed by the community, the program of this 14 edition promises some nice surprises.
The activities dedicated to youth will start at 11 hours, after the ecumenical Mass and the traditional tribute to the fishermen. Fun activities and various activities, on land and at sea (games, fishing, kayaking, paddle, and races on water), the young as well as the big ones will be able to give to heart to joy.
Music fans will not be left out, they will be spoiled for choice with an eclectic music scene hosted by local and international artists that will perform from 16 hours to 22 hours.
The FISH DAY is a multi-generational celebration, it is aimed at children from 7 to 77 years! Culture, traditions, culinary delights and music are all part of the celebration to please the whole family.
As is the case every year, the Community will provide free shuttles between the Hope Estate car park and the Cul de Sac pier, in order to make it easy for visitors to reach the site. The FISH DAY will be fully secured, with control at the entrance and an order service throughout the day.

Come with family or friends, party in peace at FISH DAY!
The community of Saint-Martin and its partners await you many, Sunday 08 May 2016, in Cul de Sac. Food, Fun, Music and Culture, come and enjoy!


ENGLISH VERSION

FISH DAY, Sunday 8 of May, in Cul de Sac!

The Collectivity of St-Martin is a great way to get to know each other.

The fish festival is a major annual event in St. Martin. For the fourteenth consecutive year, the Collectivity of St. Martin offers a relaxing and fun-filled place to relax and unwind.
The public love FISH DAY, it is a very appreciated event. People come from afar to the work of fishermen, to the products of fishing and to enjoy the atmosphere of FISH DAY. Throughout the day, visitors can enjoy fun activities and artists on the scene.
Prepared by the Community of St Martin, the program of this 14th edition will offer you a lot of surprises.
The youth entertainment will begin at 11am, after the ecumenical Mass and the traditional tribute to fishermen. Fun and cultural activities on land and at sea (games, fishing games, kayaking, paddling and racing on the water) will be purposed to the public.
Music fans will have a great choice with an eclectic music scene by local and international performing artists from 4pm to 10pm.
FISH DAY is for all generations, it is for children from 7 to 77! Culture, traditions, culinary dishes and music will please the whole family.

As every year, the Community will provide a free shuttle service between the parking lot in Hope Estate to the Cul de Sac pier. This is a great place to stay.
FISH DAY will be completely secure, with a security and service throughout the day.

Bring your family and friends, come and enjoy safely FISH DAY 2016!
The Collectivity of St. Martin and its partners expect you on Sunday May 08 2016, in Cul de Sac. Food, Fun, Music and Culture, come and enjoy!

2016-04-14 Economy
Constitutional Council - Just Compensation for 2007's Competence Transfers

Just compensation for 2007 skills transfers
The President of the Territorial Council succeeds in bringing the dispute before the Constitutional Council

In a decision of the 13avril2016 the Council of State ruled in favor of referring to the Constitutional Council the priority question of constitutionality raised by the President of the Territorial Council to declare the legislative provisions governing the modalities Calculation of the total compensation allocation supposed to guarantee the financial neutrality of the transfers of competences in 2007.

After a thorough examination, the Conseil d'État considered, in particular, that the question raised was "serious", despite the arguments of the Minister for Overseas Territories.

While referring the issue as "serious", the Council of State does not prejudge the unconstitutionality of the disputed system and merely noted in its filtering function, the question should be referred to the Constitutional Council , This is an important decision for the community of Saint-Martin which, until now, has never managed to open a constructive dialogue on this subject with the services of the State. As a reminder, this allocation was fixed at a negative amount of 634126 € (2008 value).

NB: The decision of the Council of State can be consulted on the website of the Constitutional Council. The latter has now three months to rule on the purpose of the dispute.

2016-04-04 Security and Prevention
Work on the RN7, zone of the Savannah,

The community of Saint-Martin will begin work on the RN05, zone of the Savane, starting on Tuesday 2016 April 7, 30h7, to secure pedestrians between the crossroads of the Robert Weinum school city and the Savane sports shelf . Thus, sidewalks will be built for the safety of students and users who walk on foot in this area.
The community of Saint-Martin asks road users to be vigilant during the work and thanks you for your understanding.

2016-03-22 Speeches, meetings / Agenda / Debates
Reaction President Aline Hanson ?? Brussels attacks

"Europe has once again been the target of terrorist attacks. This time it is the center of Brussels - and therefore the heart of the European Union - which has been affected, and we can only note with dismay the dramatic consequences of the murderous ideology conveyed by these terrorist organizations.
These attacks have a sad resonance with those perpetrated on the 13 November 2015 on French soil, which have all upset us. It is clearly our values, our freedoms, the very essence of our democracies that are being targeted, and we must fight this ideology relentlessly.
The Collectivité de Saint-Martin, represented by all the elected members of the Territorial Council and the entire population, joined the side of France in condemning these acts with the utmost firmness, and expressed its sympathy to the wounded, Families of the victims and the Belgian people as a whole.
The terrorist alert is at its maximum level in Europe, I have a thought for our fellow Saint-Martinis settled on the continent. I ask them to be vigilant.
To testify to the deep solidarity of Saint-Martin with Belgium, the Belgian flag will be illuminated on the Fort Louis, from this evening. This illumination will also be the symbol of unity and universal peace among peoples. "

Aline Hanson
President of the Territorial Council of Saint-Martin

2016-03-16 Town planning
VHU Campaign Launch at 1er April 2016

The Saint-Martin Community and Environment Department organizes a free carcass removal operation from 01 April 2016 to 31 July 2016.
A free pickup of all wrecks is indeed offered to all owners wanting to get rid of an end-of-life vehicle.
Beyond the 31 July 2016, this collection service will be paid and only the treatment will be taken care of by the Collectivity. The public will then be asked to bring their own vehicle to the VHU treatment center in Grandes Cayes. Take advantage of the opportunity!
The removal of carcasses carries out the development of our landscapes and makes it possible to effectively fight dengue, chikungunya and more recently zika viruses by destroying mosquito larvae.
If you wish to dispose of one or more vehicles, a telephone number is at your disposal: Direction of the environment and living environment / service life environment: 05 90 52 27 30 - Mrs. ISAAC Hélène.
Under no circumstances will kidnappings be carried out in private condominiums and garages.
The Community of Saint-Martin invites you to participate actively in this campaign of public utility.

2016-03-01 Town planning
Notice to car rental companies of Saint-Martin

The community informs vehicle rental companies that they are now invited to order their own parking discs in blue zone with the image of their company. They will be able to distribute them to their staff and clients. Vehicle rental companies were informed of this procedure by an individual letter from the Community.

To order their discs, they can directly contact the following supplier:
- email address producte@orange.fr
- Contact person's telephone number: Isabelle at 06 27 51 38 12

The discs ordered must however conform to the only approved model in force, from the 1er January 2012. This is indicated by a single window showing the time of arrival of the vehicle (see example below).

The Community of Saint-Martin thanks the rental companies for their involvement in the success of this car-sharing system in the city center, which aims to make parking and access to shops and services easier.

2016-03-01 Town planning
Census of inhabitants of downtown Marigot

As part of a global reflection on the evolution of the regulation of parking in the blue zone, the Community of Saint-Martin asks the inhabitants of downtown Marigot, residing in the perimeter of the blue zone, to kindly To register with the territorial police, located at the Hôtel de la Collectivité, rue Victor Maurasse in Marigot.
The inhabitants concerned must present themselves at the reception desk of the territorial police, with proof of domicile of less than -3- months, the vehicle registration card and their identity document (the original and one Copy in 3 cases).

The results obtained at the end of the census will make it possible to examine the possible conditions for setting up a system specific to local residents. In the absence of any particular arrangement, residents of the downtown area are encouraged to make arrangements to park their vehicle outside the blue zone between 9H30 and 16H30.
The community of Saint-Martin thanks you for your cooperation.

2016-02-26 Town planning
Opening of the Kennedy-Holland road

Within the framework of the Local Council for the Safety and Prevention of Crime (CLSPD), the Committee on Regional Planning, Works, Urban Planning and Transport validated the reopening of the road junction between Rue de Holland and Kennedy Street, in Marigot.
By this decision, the Community of Saint-Martin wants to give back to this portion of the street its primary use and to make it easier to traffic in this busy area of ​​the city center, but also to avoid the congestion of parked vehicles and untimely gatherings On the edge of the causeway, for reasons of public safety and tranquility of the residents.
The opening of this section will be effective from the 1er March 2016, one way.
The community of Saint-Martin asks motorists to respect this new direction of traffic and thanks them for their collaboration.


2016-02-22 Culture, Youth & Sports
Exhibition media library

The Médiathèque Territoriale informs the public that it hosts 22 February 05 March 2016, an exhibition entitled "Blacks in Science". This exhibition is organized as part of the "Black History Month".

The public is invited to come and discover this exhibition proposed by the Médiathèque Territoriale, at the usual opening hours.
The media library is open on Monday and Tuesday from 14h to 19h, Wednesday from 9h to 19h, Thursday and Friday from 11h to 19h00 and Saturday from 9h to 13h.

(Médiathèque Territorial de Saint-Martin, Jean-Luc Hamlet Street, Concordia)

2016-02-22 Containers
Opening hours

NOTE TO USERS OF DECHYouTERIE WELCOME-GALISBAY

During the month of March 2016, the waste collection center will be closed as follows:



THURSDAY 03 (Mid-Lent)


FRIDAY 25 (Good Friday)


MONDAY 28 (Easter Monday)



From Wednesday 23 March to Wednesday 30 March 2016: the waste disposal center will be open from 10h00 to 17h00 (closed on Saturday during this period).

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

2016-02-12 Economy
Recruiting Army

The Army will be present in Saint-Martin, from Monday 15 to Thursday 18 February 2016, for a recruitment session. An information meeting is being held on Monday 15 February from 14h to 16h, in the premises of the Home, Information and Orientation (AIO) service of the Community, former school Evelyna Halley.

The Community of Saint-Martin is joining this recruitment and is waiting for you many to come and discover the Army trades and the positions to be filled.

For more information, please contact the AIO service at the 0590 27 94 82.

2016-01-22 Transport
Transportation and school registration

The Community recalls that, in application of the school transport regulations:

- Every student taking school transportation must be in possession of his ticket (transport card).
- From the 1er February 2016, a check will be carried out before the climb in the bus.
- Students who do not hold the ticket will not be able to benefit from the service
- Registration for school transport must be made at the Human Development Center - School Affairs Department. Contact: 0590.29.59.23.

The Community recalls that in terms of school enrollment

- Registration for children born in 2010, to go to the CP, as well as new registrations of children from CE1 to CM2, not attending the public, will take place from 02 to 19 February 2016, to the Human Development Pole - Department of School Affairs. Contact: 0590.29.59.23
- The list of documents to be provided is as follows:
- Family booklet or birth certificate,
- Health record, parents' identity document,
- Proof of residence (less than 3 months),
- Notice of imposition or non-taxation 2014,
- Certificate of education (for children out of school)

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

2016-01-22 Town planning
EEASM Works Cul de Sac

The Saint-Martin Water and Sanitation Institution (EEASM) informs the residents of Cul de Sac that due to the installation of drinking water and sewerage pipes along the main road, Circulation will be alternated from Monday 25 January 2016.

This work, carried out within the framework of the rehabilitation of the collective networks, will be carried out every day from 8h30 to 15h30, over a period of three months.

The President of the EEASM thanks you for your understanding and apologizes for the inconvenience.

ENGLISH VERSION

Water and Sewage Treatment Facility Of Saint-Martin (EEASM) informs Citizens of Cul de Sac area that due to The installation of Water and sewage pipes Along the main road, Traffic will alternate from Monday, January 25, 2016.
This work is part of The rehabilitation of Collective networks undertaken by the EEASM. It will be conducted Daily from 8: 30 am to 3: 30 pm, Over a period of Three months.
The President of the EEASM Thanks you for your u And apologizes For the inconvenience.

2016-01-18 Town planning
Notice to restorers Garbage collection

The Collectivité de Saint-Martin brings to the attention of the restorers of Saint-Martin, and more particularly the restaurateurs in Grand-Case, that garbage collection is always done at night, and that it is imperative to respect This operation.

The garbage bins in the Community are strictly reserved for household waste. Consumers are therefore asked to place their household waste in collective waste bins, only after 18 hours. Before 18 hours, garbage cans must be kept in your respective premises, so that the waste does not stagnate in the sun and in the sight of all in the day. It should be noted that at the "Grand Case Tuesdays" event, collective containers are emptied after midnight, so restorers can deposit their waste at the last moment.

The community also reminds restaurateurs that it is strictly forbidden to throw the frying oils into collective waste bins. The waste oils must be collected in a prescribed grease trap and deposited at the sorting center of Grandes Cayes, with a view to their valorisation. Any offender will be verbalised by the agents of the brigade of the environment or the territorial police, during unannounced checks.

The Community of St. Martin counts on the cooperation of all to ensure that these rules of use are respected, and thanks the restorers for their contribution.

ENGLISH VERSION

The Collectivity of St. Martin informs restaurant owners, especially those working in Grand Case, that the garbage collection is always done at night and that is very imperative to follow this rule.
Indeed, the Collectivity garbage bins are strictly reserved for domestic waste and restaurant owners must dispose their garbage bins in the collective garbage bins after 6 pm Before 6 pm restaurants are required to keep their garbage in their premises, Sun and in plain sight of the public. During the "Mardis de Grand Case" event, restaurant owners can put their waste in the community containers around 10 as the garbage truck empties them after midnight.

The community also reminds the restaurants that it is strictly forbidden to throw used cooking oils in garbage containers. Cooking oils must always be collected in a grease trap and brought to the garbage center in Grandes Cayes, in order to be recycled. People who do not comply with regulations will be fined by the Police or by the Territorial Police.
The Collectivity of St. Martin is a great place to stay.

2016-01-15 Speeches, meetings / Agenda / Debates
Greetings to the population: 2016, a year of concretization!

Community President Aline Hanson and her four vice-presidents, Ramona Connor and Rosette Gumbs-Lake, and Guillaume Arnell and Wendel Cocks, received the active leadership of the community on Friday, 15, January 2016, for the traditional Ceremony of the wishes of the executive to the whole population of Saint-Martin. The ceremony was broadcast by local TV and radio stations, so that people could watch the event live.

The 2016 Vows ceremony, which was organized in the City Hall deliberations room, began with the speeches of the five members of the Executive, who presented their guests with a summary of the actions initiated in 2015 and the perspectives Of 2016, within the various centers of competence of the community.

The objective of this unavoidable exercise is to inform the population about the strong political commitments of the majority and the actions undertaken in favor of the territory. In their respective domains, the councilors have listed the main achievements made by the clusters in the key sectors, namely the care of the pupils in Saint-Martin and the action of the neighborhood councils to Mrs. Rosette Gumbs-Lake, economic development for Mr. Wendel Cocks, everything related to social and family support for Mrs. Ramona Connor, sustainable development of the territory for Mr. Guillaume Arnell and the care of youth and Training activities for Mrs. Aline Hanson (see speeches below).

With the speeches delivered, the executive then invited the public to the traditional New Year's cocktail in the Community Gardens, where everyone was able to share the glass of friendship and meet with the local councilors.

As the President and his four Vice-Presidents are reminded, the 2016 year - the last straight line before the 2017 territorial elections - will be a year of concrete projects, like the new school city Robert Weinum, which has just opened its doors on 04 last January, on the impetus of the mandature, and Carbets d'Orient Bay, a project for which the community has invested 3.8 M € in favor of revitalizing the public parcel aw34 Located on the beach. As part of the accompaniment of the youth, the community has begun the renovation of all the sports platforms existing in the working-class neighborhoods, as well as the upgrading to the standards of the Omnisports room of Galisbay, which will be delivered 2016 and can again To host associations and school sports activities.

As part of the COM / ARS Health Plan, it is planned to launch contracts for the installation of Athletic pathways for all public health, from the first quarter 2016. The creation of a medico-social center is also planned, two projects carried out by the Solidarity & Families cluster. Followed by the economic development pole, the revitalization of downtown Marigot has progressed well, with the forthcoming implementation of the first action cards; As well as the major project for the development of Marigot Bay will soon see the launch of the international call for tenders to select the future developers.

The Majority is committed to the realization of all projects are now in the operational phase with one goal: to produce concrete results, to revive the economy and employment for our youth.

After outlining the main issues at the end of the mandate, the Chairperson and her Vice-Chairpersons welcomed the investment of community agents "who are contributing to the growth of the administration", the President insisted, before Wish once again an excellent 2016 year to the partners of the community, to the socio-professionals and to the whole population of Saint-Martin.

2016-01-07 Cooperation
EU to invest 10 million for cross-border cooperation Saint Martin / Sint Maarten

In a statement, the European Commission reported 15 December 2015, to have adopted the new cross-border cooperation program covering the whole island of St. Martin in the Caribbean. "The total budget of the program for the period 2014-2020 reaches 12 million, including 10 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)," the commission said.

Corina Creţu, Commissioner for Regional Policy, commented: The island of Saint-Martin is an exceptional territory, as much by its multicultural character as by its natural richness and its splendid landscapes. This program will foster greater cooperation between communities on the island, which will work together to preserve and promote its natural heritage."

As stated in the European Commission communiqué, the program has two priority axes:



Protect the environment and improve water and sanitation infrastructure, including the construction of a transboundary wastewater treatment plant. The program also plans to protect the biodiversity and ecosystems of the Simpson Bay lagoon.


Prevent flooding, particularly in the Belle-Plaine border area, through better management and regulation of stormwater.



Among the expected results of these investments:



Construction of a sewage treatment plant in Cole Bay that will benefit about 15.000 inhabitants.


The revitalization of more than 800 hectares of the lagoon of Simpson Bay.


A reduction of 50% of the population at risk of flooding.



This program should also mobilize the European Development Fund (EDF) for the construction of the cross-border processing plant to be located on the Dutch side of the island.

Context:

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) aims to strengthen economic and social cohesion in the European Union by reducing imbalances between its regions. Coordination between the INTERREG program and the development programs financed by the EDF in the area will be sought in order to set up cooperation projects financed jointly by the EDF and the ERDF.

2016-01-05 Town planning
Census of Population, 21 January to 27 February 2016

Every year, the Saint Martin Community carries out the population census in partnership with the INSEE. Enumerators trained and officially mandated by the Community will present themselves to individuals, between 21 January and 27 February 2016, in order to carry out the annual census.

The census is a strong act on a territory, because it allows to know precisely the number of inhabitants and their characteristics, and on the other hand to define the participation of the state in the financing of the public policies of the community.

Enumerators will come to your home between 21 January and 27 February 2016, with an official card. They will provide you with all the necessary information and will provide you with the necessary support to complete the questionnaires concerning your accommodation and the people who occupy it. The community will also identify homeless people and people living in mobile homes. Be aware that your answers will be kept confidential; They will be handed over to the INSEE to establish strictly anonymous statistics, in accordance with the laws that protect your privacy.

This census operation is important for our territory because it will determine the number of people who live in Saint Martin, whatever their origin and their nationality. This figure of the population will be used in particular to determine the amount of certain budgetary allocations paid by the State to the Collectivity.

The census also provides statistical information on the age pyramid, family composition and housing stock. All this information is useful to your elected representatives to define public policies adapted to the territory (infrastructures, measures for the benefit of youth, the elderly, etc.).

For all these reasons, your participation in the census is essential, it is also made mandatory by law.

For further information, please consult the website www.le-recensement-et-moi.fr, or get in touch with the Community Census Department, located at Fort Louis Road, in Marigot.

I thank you in advance for the good reception you will give to your enumerator.

President Aline Hanson

2015-12-24 Culture, Youth & Sports
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT SCHOOL YEAR 2016 / 2017

The Community will inform the parents as part of the preparation of the 2016-2017 school year, students will be enrolled as follows.
Registration in kindergartens: All Sectors combined.
From 04 January to 22 January 2016

- Children born in 2013 (PS) and 2014 (TPS)
- Children born in 2012 and 2011 (MSet GS - not enrolled)

Preparatory Course (CP) Registration: All Sectors combined.
Parents of children enrolled in GS will withdraw at school from 01 February 2016, the fact sheet which, duly completed, will be deposited to the 1er degree and school board management between 25 January and 19 Février 2016.

From 06 June to 15 June 2016 : Classes nursery
- Transfer request: (bringing together siblings or domicile)

From 20 June 2016 : Classes (CE1 to CM2)

- Application for enrollment: (newcomers or enrolled elsewhere)
- Transfer request: (bringing together siblings or domicile)

Transfer requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will be granted within the limit of available seats. The files will be analyzed in detail.

List of items to be provided per child for registration or transfer
The application can only be accepted if the application is complete.

- Photocopy of the family booklet or birth certificate (child)
- Photocopy of the vaccination record (pages 90 to 93)
- Photocopy of proof of residence less than 3 months (EDF, Waters)
- Notice of imposition or non-taxation 2014
- Photocopy of the parents' identity document,
- Photocopy of the judgment for the exercise of parental authority (in case of separation, divorce, ...). And the identity document of the ascendants or the persons legally responsible.
- Medical certificate of aptitude for life in school (children born in 2013 and 2014).
- Certificate of education or cancellation (in case of change of public or private school)

Registration certificates must be withdrawn from:
8 June 2016 for kindergartens and 27 June 2016 for elementary

Public Reception Schedule
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 8h30 to 15h00 and Wednesday and Friday from 8h30 to 14h00

2015-11-18 Town planning
Restoration: obligation to have a grease tray in the kitchen

You are professional of the food trades and catering, consequently, you reject waters loaded with fat. The problem is that these greases can damage the pipes and generate a malfunction of the purification plants.

According to the law, greasy waste must not be abandoned or released into the natural environment or even into household waste. They must not be burned in the open air. Food and beverage establishments must therefore have a grease trap and take charge of the elimination of this greasy waste (article R541-2 of the Environmental Code).

The Community therefore asks all the restorers who are not already equipped to install a grease trap in their establishment. The grease residues of the tanks must then be emptied regularly, collected and processed by a specialized company.

The Collectivity asks you to get closer to the two authorized collectors and waste processing center (Verde SXM) that are at your disposal for these mandatory operations.

The Chair of the Territorial Council Aline Hanson.

2015-11-10 Economy
Occupation of the public domain - Decisions of the Community

On Wednesday, 29, October 2015, President Aline Hanson received the prefect Anne Laubies in the community in order to work with the services of the prefecture and the services of the community on the respect of the law on the occupation of the land and maritime public domain Of the community of Saint-Martin.

While the situation of the beaches of Saint-Martin as a whole was raised during this working meeting, the Bay of Grand Case has mainly been the subject of an inventory of the untimely use of the public domain by private. The aim is to identify abuses and to bring strict enforcement of the law on the occupation of the public domain in this sector.

Several points were raised: the issuance of Temporary Occupancy Authorization (AOT) on this beach, the practice of nautical activities in the air corridor, the discharge of sewage and cooking oils into the sea, occupancy Of the public domain by many deckchairs and umbrellas, the installation of terraces on the beach without prior authorization, noise nuisance and licensing in drinking places. The issue of stray animals on beaches and the ignition of barbecues in inappropriate places was also discussed between community and state services.
The follow-up committee which met on Friday 06 November 2015 in community, allowed to define the strategic axes of actions to be implemented.

It was thus decided:



Meeting in session on Tuesday 03 November 2015, the Planning and Town Planning Commission decided to prohibit the occupation of the beach of Grand Case by deckchairs and umbrellas. The opinion of the committee will be proposed for validation to the executive board on 17 next November. Restorers of the area will be notified by mail of this decision.


An order prohibiting motorized water sports on the beach was signed by the president. Watersports operators will be notified by mail of the regulations in force. Note that the nautical activity is already prohibited in the air corridor of the airport of Grand case.


Additional signs will be installed by the community on the shores of the coast and controls will be operated by the territorial police to enforce the prohibition of animal wandering and nudism on the beaches of the Community.


The restorers will be notified by mail of the obligation to install grease traps and to evacuate the cooking greases through a non-polluting circuit. Controls will be carried out by the territorial police so that this directive is respected.


The Territorial Police will carry out regular checks in the bars of Grand Case, in order to combat noise pollution. Checks will also be conducted by the police regarding the possession of a license for the alcohol debit.



Anxious to enforce the regulations concerning the occupation of the public domain, the Collectivité de Saint-Martin decided to take action through concrete measures. President Aline Hanson asks everyone to respect the regulations in force; The respect of the residents and the tranquility of the Grand Case district.

2015-10-07 Culture, Youth & Sports
Graduate Scholarships

In my capacity as President of the Community of Saint-Martin, I congratulate the students who helped their parents have completed their application for Superior scholarships and handed over the documents to the Colleges' Awards Service on time.

I know that at the beginning of the school year, some of our young people bravely embarked on a training process that will allow them - in the long term - to encourage their integration into the world of work; And I always support and support these decisions.

The Territorial Council has chosen to grant scholarships of varying amounts, depending on the resources of the households and the type of studies initiated; But also to respond to exceptional demands. Co-financed at 85% by the European Social Fund and cumulative with State aid, the award of this grant meets European criteria, including the timely submission of all documents Documentary evidence.

For the 2014-2015 academic year, the balance will be paid to all students who have provided the necessary parts. Nevertheless, 16% of the applicants have not yet completed their file. However, I would like to congratulate the students and the parents who have taken the necessary steps to file their completed files on time.

The final installments will be mandated this week to all students whose records are in good standing. The latter will receive the balance of the scholarship (40%) which has been granted to them, and I am pleased that this sum can help them in their student journey. I know that the departments have fallen behind a number of cases and are ordered to settle all the pending files.

For the 2015-2016 academic year, let's remember that the deadline for filing files is the 15 October 2015. It should also be remembered that only 10% of files are complete to date; They will be treated as a matter of priority; The 90% still did not complete their file were relaunched by e-mail. I invite the students to make diligence to complete their file so that a favorable opinion is issued by the executive board, because this file falls under a strict European regulation.

I wish a good academic year to all Saint-Martin students and I maintain my commitment to Youth which remains at the center of our public policies.

Aline Hanson,

President of the Territorial Council of Saint-Martin.

2015-09-28 Job Offers
Become a family assistant in Saint Martin

The Community of St. Martin needs family assistants to accommodate young minors in difficulty. In order to obtain the authorization to practice the profession of family assistant, it is necessary to fulfill certain conditions and to send a formal request to the President of the Territorial Council, which issues the accreditation. If you fulfill the conditions, the license is granted to you for a period of 5 years renewable.

What are the conditions for applying?
- Introduce the guarantees necessary to accommodate minors under conditions conducive to their physical, intellectual and emotional development.
- Take a medical examination to check that your state of health allows you to accommodate minors.
- Have a dwelling whose condition, dimensions, conditions of access and the environment make it possible to ensure the well-being and safety of minors given the number of young people for which approval is sought.

To constitute the application for approval which must be composed of:
- From the application form,
- An extract from the criminal record no. 3 of each major person living in the candidate's home.
- A medical certificate ensuring that the candidate's state of health allows him to accommodate minors.

To whom should the application be addressed?

The application for approval must be sent to the President of the Territorial Council by registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt or to be deposited with the MSF Accreditation Service in Sandy-ground, 97150 Saint-Martin, who will give you a receipt File is incomplete, the service will ask you for the additional parts within 15 days).

Who is processing the application?

The application is processed by the Maternal and Child Protection Service (PMI).
The processing of the application for approval shall include:
- Examination of the application file.
- One or more interviews with the candidate.
- Verification that the candidate has not been the subject of criminal convictions incompatible with the exercise of this profession.

Interviews with the candidate and visits to his / her home are aimed at verifying:
- Availability, ability to organize and adapt.
- Fluency in oral and oral communication skills.
- Its ability to observe and take into account the particular needs of each minor.
- his / her knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the family assistant.that accommodation provides the conditions of comfort, hygiene and security to accommodate minors, and guarantee their health, well-being and safety. -
That it has means of communication to deal with emergencies.

Deadline and response by the administration

The decision to grant an authorization for a family assistant (issued by the President of the Territorial Council after notification by the maternal and child welfare service) shall be notified within 4 months from Receipt of the complete application file.
In the absence of a reply within this period of 4 months, approval shall be deemed to have been acquired; However, this period of 4 months may be extended by 2 months by reasoned decision of the president of the territorial council. In such a case, a decree shall be issued without delay on the application of the candidate by the territorial council. The decision or the decree specifies the number of minors and young adults that the family assistant is authorized to receive simultaneously. This number is limited to 3 (minors and adults under 21 years combined).
A waiver may authorize the reception of more than 3 youth simultaneously, if the hosting conditions permit and to meet specific needs; The approval is granted for a period of 5 years. Reasons shall be given.

Amendment, Suspension or Withdrawal of Approval.

If the conditions for authorization cease to be fulfilled, the Territorial Council may, after obtaining the opinion of a joint consultative committee on territorial affairs, modify the content of the authorization or withdraw it.
In case of emergency, it may suspend approval.
During the suspension period, no young person can be entrusted.
Any decision to withdraw or suspend the authorization or to amend its content shall state the reasons on which it is based and forward it without delay to the person concerned.
To note: When the family assistant changes his residence, his authorization remains valid subject to a prior declaration addressed to the president of the general council of the department of his new residence.

How to renew your accreditation?

In the year preceding the expiry of the accreditation, and no later than 4 months before that date, the President of the Territorial Council shall ask the family assistant whether he or she wishes to renew the accreditation.
If the family assistant wishes to renew his accreditation, he must apply at least 3 months before the expiry date of his current accreditation. The renewal of the approval is subject to the same conditions as the 1ère application.

2015-09-28 Solidarity and Family
Blue Week, from 12 to 18 October 2015

Blue Week, from 12 to 18 October 2015

As part of 2015 National Retirees and Seniors Week, the Saint Martin Community is organizing, in collaboration with EHPAD Bethany Home, Blue Week, from 12 to 18 October 2015. The theme this year is "Health is in the air, Health is in the air".

Like every year, events and leisure activities will be organized to entertain the elderly of the territory. Sunday mass, barbecue on the beach, visit to the market, zumba classes, recreational day and group lunch, several fun activities will be offered throughout the week.

In parallel to these activities, the Solidarity & Families cluster will offer three information nights on the rights of the elderly; The first of these meetings will take place during the blue week, on Wednesday 14 October 2015, in Marigot-St James (council of district n ° 5). The two other information nights will be organized on 28 October and 18 November 2015, in Grand Case and Quartier d'Orléans.

During these public meetings, the services of the Collectivity will communicate on the existing social aids for retired people, but also people with disabilities, and will answer the questions of the citizens. The public is invited to come.

The three information meetings will take place:

Wednesday 14 October 2015 from 18h to 19h30: District Council N ° 5 in St-James
Wednesday 28 October 2015 from 18h to 19h30: Council of quarter N ° 1 in Quartier d'Orléans
Wednesday 18 November 2015 from 18h to 19h30: District Council N ° 2 in Grand Case


2015-09-18 Town planning
Parking in blue zone: The community launches ground marking work

The technical services of the Community of Saint-Martin will begin on Thursday 24 September 2015, the work of marking on the ground and installation of information panels, aiming to delimit the blue zone of parking, in downtown Marigot. This first step will require a month and a half of work. Commissioning of the blue zone is planned for mid-November, just before the start of the new tourist season.

The creation of a blue parking zone is the first measure initiated by President Hanson and his team in the context of the revitalization of downtown Marigot. It was acted by deliberation of the executive board, the 05 May 2015. This new territorial regulation will come into force in mid-November, and will concern about 450 parking spaces.
The new blue zone will aim to regular parking in downtown Marigot, initiating a continuous rotation of vehicle parking. A measure that aims to boost parking in the heart of Marigot and thus allow tourists to park more easily.
Public parking places for the following lanes will be affected by the blue zone:

- the squares of the Boulevard de France of the 1 number up to the rue des pêcheurs,
- all the squares of the Rue de la République,
- all the squares of the Rue de la Liberté,
- all the squares in the rue du Général de Gaulle,
- all the places on Saint-James Street,
- all the squares of the street of President Kennedy,
- all the places of the street Victor Maurasse,
- all the squares of the street of the town hall.


In the zones indicated, any driver leaving his vehicle parked shall be required to use a parking time control disc. This record shall be affixed prominently to the front of the parked vehicle without the personnel assigned to the surveillance of the public road having to engage on the road to read it. He must show the time of arrival at the same time as the parking time limit. The disc must be removed as soon as the vehicle is recirculated. The maximum parking time in the blue zone is set to 1 30 time, from 8h00 to 18h00 every day except Sunday and public holidays.

The means of control "disk" will be made available to the administrators on the basis of one record per household free of charge. Any additional disk will be invoiced 1 € with the services of the Collectivity. The discs were ordered and are expected to arrive in early November.

The blue zone will be indicated by signs at the entrance of zone and streets. A shuttle service serving the city center from Galisbay car parks and the Tourist Office will be set up by the Collectivité, simultaneously with the activation of the blue zone.


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