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2014-10-06 Miscellaneous information
Report of the Executive Board of Tuesday 23 September 2014

The Executive Council of the Community of Saint-Martin met in plenary session on Tuesday 23 September 2014 to 15h, under the presidency of Aline Hanson, President of the Territorial Council of Saint-Martin.
Human Development

1) - Grants to Secondary Schools for the 2014-2015 School Year - 2015 Budget
Within the framework of its competences, the Community has allocated the following sums for the 2014 accounting year:
- College of Accords: 295 400 euros
- Collège Soualiga: 204 000 euros
- Collège Quartier d'Orléans: 180 123 euros
- Polyvalent high school of the islands of the North: 889 600 euros.
That is an annual total of 1.582 million. These operating grants and specific grants have been validated by the Executive Board.
Voted unanimously

2) - Accommodation concessions granted to staff housed by absolute necessity of service and utility of service in public educational establishments
By virtue of the 14 article of the 863-663 law of the 22 July 1983, the Collectivity can allocate and maintain the housing concessions to the personnel performing certain functions. According to the provisions of the Education Code, the Collective may accommodate, by absolute necessity or utility of service, management, management or educational staff, depending on the size of the institution, as well as health and social workers. service.
On the basis of a system of calculation defined by law, the Executive Council decided to grant 5 housing for the college Mont des Accords, 5 for Soualiga College, 5 for the Quartier d'Orléans college, and 5 for the LPO des Islands of the North.
Five votes in favor, the President did not take part in the vote

Sustainable development center

3) - Review of land use applications
The Executive Council analyzed twelve requests for occupation of the public domain. Ten Temporary Occupation Authorization (TOP) applications received a favorable opinion, one of which was conditional. Two AOT applications received an unfavorable opinion because one was located on private land and the other had previously been allocated. The twelve requests concerned mainly authorizations or renewal of authorizations for beach restaurants, beach shops or the creation of floating pontoons. These AOTs are issued for a period of 1 to 5 years, renewable by decision of the Executive Council.

Voted unanimously

Directorate of Legal Affairs and Litigation
4) - Notice - Draft Order in Council respecting the statutory portion of the Code of Expropriation for the Public Utility
The Executive Council decided on a national decree to amend the statutory part of the Code of Expropriation to take account of the amendment to the legislative part of the code. This decree repeals the obsolete provisions of the existing code and simplifies it.
The Council decided to give a favorable opinion to this draft decree.
Voted unanimously

 

2014-10-06 Miscellaneous information
Report of the Executive Board of Tuesday 16 September 2014

The Executive Council of the Community of Saint-Martin met in plenary session on Tuesday 16 September 2014 to 15h, under the presidency of Aline Hanson, President of the Territorial Council of Saint-Martin.

2014-10-06 Town planning
Local Urban Plan

Documents available to the population in neighborhoods
As part of the consultation on the development of the Local Planning Plan (PLU) of Saint-Martin, the Collectivity provides the population with the documents (Plan de Zonage, synthesis of the PLU regulations) constituting the PLU Project , In the neighborhood councils and on the Internet site of the Community.
These documents can already be consulted in the District Councils.
They are intended to enable the population to become aware of the progress of the project and the major options that will be proposed through the Zoning.
Persons who wish to do so may submit observations, comments or requests in connection with the general PLU project in the accompanying register.
However, the PLU is set to evolve and a new consultation will be organized in a few months. These documents are therefore not final, they simply testify to the degree of development of the PLU project.
The register is therefore intended for the general observations which the population wishes to make.
NOTE: Only general elements (zoning, settlement) will be taken into account. Special requests concerning private properties can only be processed by appointment to the Urban Planning Department (05 90 52 27 30), or by mail addressed to the Community.
We remind you that it is also possible to consult the documents of the PLU project on the Internet site of the Community: www.com-saint-martin.fr (tab Environment and Urbanism).
 

2014-10-05 Guide "Doing Business in Saint-Martin"
Investor's Guide ?? Doing business in Saint-Martin ??

First very encouraging feedback

Last July, Mrs Aline Hanson, President of the Territorial Council, had the opportunity to present to the local and regional press the "Doing business in Saint-Martin" investor's guide summarizing the assets of the Community and highlighting Its tax system, which in many respects appears very attractive to companies. This presentation, which was widely covered by the media, attracted a great deal of interest from economic actors, many of whom came to the tax division to withdraw a copy of the guide or to present their investment project. It is important to note that these requests come from both French and foreign stakeholders and, as the community wished, do not exclusively concern the tourism sector.
At the same time, each presentation in which the Community participated gave a presentation of this guide by Mrs. Jeanne Rogers-Vanterpool, Territorial Consultant, President of the Tourist Board (NABHOOD in Miami, and Meeting of World Tourism Cities In Beijing). While it is obviously illusory to expect concrete achievements in the very short term, given the time required to develop serious projects, these contacts and initial returns are very encouraging and confirm the position of the President of the Territorial Council in its strategy To make our territory better known: Saint-Martin must become, in the minds of decision-makers, a choice of implantation possible, whatever the sector of activity. Today, this strategy is continuing and will even increase by the end of the year. The largest tax law firms have just received the Investor's Guide, which should in principle give rise to The publication of articles in specialized journals.
Similarly, Saint-Martin should be referenced as an autonomous tax jurisdiction in international tax comparisons. In addition, the French Federation of Banks, the French Federation of Insurance Companies, CGPME and MEDEF are now aware that the Community of Saint Martin offers investors not only great legal and financial security but also an attractive tax environment . Finally, an interactive format of the guide has just been posted on the Internet site of the Community.
Users can now enjoy high-quality screen playback, search for specific items, make targeted impressions of the document, and even share the guide via email or social networks. The objective by the end of the year is to multiply the communication operations around this guide by relying, as appropriate, on certain economic titles of the national press and by implementing a strategy of communication to the " International, following on from the first contacts made at the fairs already mentioned.

2014-09-23 Miscellaneous information
Cleaning algae sargasses

Cleaning algae sargasses
 
The Community of Saint-Martin informs the residents of the area of ​​Cul de Sac that the Environment Department is currently proceeding (from Wednesday 24 September 2014) to the collection of the sargas algae in the area of ​​the landing stage of Cul de Sac.
 
This cleaning will make it possible to clean up the area, impacted since August by these algae conveyed by the sea currents from the Sargasso Sea.

Health effects such as eye irritation, irritation of the respiratory tract, nausea, headache may occur in case of exposure. It is therefore advisable for sensitive people not to frequent impacted sites.

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

2014-09-23 Miscellaneous information
The passage of the programmed plate from the 1er October

 
In order to continue the cleaning and maintenance of the public spaces, the Saint Martin Community will proceed, from Wednesday 1er October 2014, to the pruning of the road aisles using a blade on the axes Of the Community. The passage of the Lamier will thus make it possible to prune the trees located near the roads.
 
The Community apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and would like to thank you for your understanding.
 

2014-09-17 Miscellaneous information
Reorganization of public cemeteries

The Community of St. Martin is working on the identification of family tombs and vaults.
As part of its program for the redevelopment of public cemeteries, the Saint Martin Community has put in place a process to identify family tombs and vaults.
 
Since Monday 1er September, the formalities of identification of burials, buried in the public cemeteries of Marigot, Grand Case, Cul de Sac and Quartier d'Orléans, are by appointment. However, permanent census officers are provided in Marigot and Grand Case cemeteries, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9h30 to 11h30 for Marigot, and on Wednesdays from 9h30 to 11h30 for Grand Case. For the cemeteries of Cul de Sac and Quartier d'Orléans, it is requested to make an appointment.
Administrators who have buried one or more of the deceased in the public cemeteries are therefore invited to visit the site at the specified times, or to make an appointment with the Directorate of Legal Affairs of the Community, by contacting 0590 87 61 51 . It is also possible to do this by email by requesting an appointment at: dir-juridique@com-saint-martin.fr.
At the time of the appointment, citizens are requested to bring with them an identity document, a death certificate, a burial permit or any document proving the date of burial.
The Community of Saint-Martin thanks you for taking steps to rehabilitate the public cemeteries of Saint-Martin.
 

2014-09-15 Town planning
Remediation work on the Marigot market area

Starting from the 22 September The Collectivité de Saint-Martin and the Water and Sanitation Establishment (EEASM) inform you that, as part of the work carried out on the sewage network in downtown Marigot, the causeway and squares Of parking located between the restaurant Chez Henocq and the access to the roundabout of the market will be condemned the time of the works, which will start Monday 22 September 2014 for a duration of two weeks.
Street vendors whose stands are located in this sector of the market will have to set up their stands and goods on the pavement, near the riprap. A security barrier will delimit the work area, in order to secure the premises.
The President of the Community, Mrs. Aline Hanson, and Mr. Louis Fleming, President of the EEASM, thank you for your patience and understanding.
 
 
English version :
Work on sewerage next to the market place in Marigot
The Municipality of St. Martin and the EEASM (Water and Sanitation Establishment of St. Maarten) Marigot, the street and parking lots located between Henocq restaurant and Access to the roundabout will be closed during two weeks, from Monday 22nd of September 2014.
All street vendors who are located in this area of ​​the market place, please be advised that due to road works, you will need to relocate your stalls and goods near the waterfront rocks. A security fence will delineate the work area.
The President of the Community, Mrs. Aline Hanson, and Mr. Louis Fleming, President of the EEASM, thank you for your patience and understanding.
 

2014-09-15 Culture, Youth & Sports
European Heritage Days 2014

Heritage Days Program. On the occasion of the European Heritage Days, the 20 and 21 September 2014, the services of the Community of Saint Martin and the Nature Reserve have joined together to propose a program related to the annual theme "Cultural heritage, natural heritage" .
These heritage days are an opportunity to discover or rediscover from a new angle the surrounding heritage in cultural or familiar places.
The proposed activities are as follows:

- Children and Fort Louis: As part of extracurricular activities, children from the 1 cycle and the 2 cycle from the Saint Martin schools worked from ancient sources (photographs, engravings) on the history of Fort Louis with the BDC, the Peri-Extracurricular Service and the Directorate of Education (Collectivité de Saint Martin).
O A drawing competition "Fort Louis, mon patrimoine" was organized for the children of Grande Section, CP and CE1

 
? 9 Prizes to be awarded to winners on Heritage Days
-Date: Saturday 20 September at the foot of Fort Louis at 16h15
- Schedule: 16h15
-Lieu: at the foot of Fort Louis
-Returns prices (16h15) by an elected official

The children of Cul de sac and Quartier d'Orléans also made a short film which will be broadcast in all schools the 18, 19 and 22 September 2014.
 
- "Studying biodiversity, a common heritage" (Saint Martin Nature Reserve)
 

Location: Hall of the Hotel de la Collectivity, Marigot
Date: Friday 19 September to Friday 26 September
Timetable: 8h-15h (hotel of the community)
Presentation: presentation of the sanctuary AGOA (marine mammals) and biodiversity of seabed saint-martin
- Guided tour of Fort Louis at sunset with music (Heritagesunset time): to rediscover otherwise Fort Louis a tour is organized: essential silhouette Marigot, protected architecture of Saint Martin under historic monument, old stones and echoes Rhythms of percussion at sunset under the leadership of Christophe HENOCQ.
 

Place: Meeting at the foot of the steps of the Fort Louis (at the parking lot of the Prefecture)
Date: Saturday 20 September
Time: 17h up to 19h
 

(For safety reasons, the tour can be canceled in case of bad weather).
 

2014-09-11 Miscellaneous information
E-newsletter n ° 5- September

The Digital Magazine of the Community of Saint-Martin Click here to consult the e-newsletter of the month of September: e-newsletter n ° 5 - September 2014.pdf

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