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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!


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
- 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)

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