The Executive Council of the Community of St. Martin met in plenary session on Tuesday 10 June 2014 to 15h, under the chairmanship of Aline Hanson. REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF TUESDAY 10 JUNE 2014
The Executive Council of the Community of St. Martin met in plenary session on Tuesday 10 June 2014 to 15h, under the chairmanship of Aline Hanson. The seven elected members of the executive have adopted several deliberations from the Human Development, Taxation, Economic Development, Legal, Sustainable Development and General Services departments.
1) - Support of transport costs for a young student
The Executive Council authorized the payment of travel expenses for a student of Bac Pro Accueil who was to attend a language study trip in the United States. The Community assumed the remainder owing to the cost of the stay, of which the family had already paid a large part. The amount will be paid directly to Travel Boutic who organizes the trip.
2) - Exceptional support of travel expenses
The Executive Council decided to cover the travel expenses (airfare) of a young athlete, motocross champion, in order to participate in the qualifying competitions in Philadelphia in the United States.
3) - Granting of Scholarships for the academic year 2013-2014 - 4e
The Collectivité awards scholarships on social criteria each year to students pursuing higher education. Thus, following the meeting of the Committee on Education, Education and School Affairs, held on 12 in February, the Executive Board allocated the scholarships and exceptional grants to four students, Depending on their family situation, between 650 and 2700 euros of scholarships.
4) - Investment tax assistance scheme (Article 217 unions A of the General Tax Code of the Community of St Martin) - Opinion of the Executive Board on an investment project of the SESMA, The airport of Saint-Martin Grand Case
Companies subject to corporate tax in the community of Saint-Martin can deduct from their taxable income the amount of productive investments they make in St Martin in priority economic sectors, notably the air transport sector and ancillary services At airports. As part of the Public Service Delegation (PSD) signed with the Community, the SESMA delegate intends to carry out expansion and modernization work on the site. The investments proposed in this application relate solely to the functional reorganization and expansion of the terminal (+ 300m2), the realization of a new AFIS lookout, the extension of the general aviation parking area and (Passing from 6000 to 12 000m2).
The Executive Board decided to give a favorable opinion to this request for tax exemption. This notice is subject to the production before the 15 July 2014 of a tax certificate attesting that the company is up to date of its tax returns.
Pôle Solidarité & Familles
5) - Adoption of the social assistance scheme for the elderly and persons with disabilities
The Community of Saint-Martin, in its capacity as leader of social action in its territory, must establish or frame any device aimed at ensuring subsistence for the benefit of an indigent user. In view of the subsidiary character of the aid, the Community is only called upon to intervene after all the means of recourse to the applicant's own resources have been exhausted. Pending the validation of the next Territorial Social Welfare Regulation, a clear procedure should be established for admission to Social Assistance, particularly for the elderly and persons with disabilities. This procedure will be decisive in two specific areas: care at home and assistance with accommodation (in institutions).
The Executive Board was therefore called upon to validate the procedure for admission to social welfare and to determine the composition of a collegial training course composed of the DGA (Deputy Director General) of the Solidarity and Families division, Autonomy of persons, the Head of the tariff service, the social work assistant, and the agent of the service for the elderly and disabled.
Pole of economic development
6) - Opinion on draft decision calling for applications for a local television service to be broadcast on the OM1 network
Pursuant to Article 6353-7 of the CGCT, the CSA shall consult the Executive Council on the call for applications for a local television service to be broadcast on the OM1 network. A first call for applications has been made for the benefit of Production Company of the Northern Islands, which operates the proximity chain Carib'INTV. This authorization comes to an end, so it is a question of re-launching a competition to allocate the channel. The Executive Council will again be consulted on the choice of the candidate.
The Executive Board decided to give a favorable opinion on the draft decision on the call for applications for a local television service.
7) - Opinion on the draft Order amending the Order of 18 April 2012 relating to the documents and visas required for the entry of foreigners in the territories of Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy
The aim of this new decree is to increase the list of countries whose passport holders are exempted from short-stay visas (less than three months) to enter our territory. By this decree and in compliance with the provisions of Schengen, the state defines a local provision favorable to the Anguilla nationals who must enter the territory of the Collectivity of Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy. This order regulates the situation with Anguilla, whose citizens will be able to officially go to Saint-Martin or Saint-Barthélemy without having to present a visa (a right which hitherto applied by way of derogation).
The Executive Council gave a favorable opinion on the draft order modifying the order of 18 April 2012, but it drafted an observation allowing to make a reservation as to the durability of this type of provisions in the legal regime of Immigration in Saint-Martin. The Council also wished to express the will of the Collectivity to request the taking of orders in the framework of the work resulting from the revision of the Organic Law in order to no longer be included in the scope of Article L111 -2 of CESEDA. The Collectivité could thus benefit from a legal regime better adapted to its specificities, comparable to that defined by the State for the territories of Mayotte, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna and New Caledonia.
8) - Authorization to sign a recovery agreement with the SCRELEC coordinating body for the free take-over (transport, sorting, treatment) of used portable batteries and batteries
Collectivities have the possibility to set up a selective collection of used batteries and batteries in their territory. SCRELEC is the referring agency of the Ministry of Ecology for the overseas collectivities of St Martin, St Barthelemy and St Pierre et Miquelon. SCRELEC therefore proposes to take charge of the collection of used batteries, their transport, their sorting and treatment.
The Executive Council has therefore decided to set up a collection on the territory and has authorized the President to sign a recovery agreement defining the technical conditions for the organization and the arrangements for such collection.
9) - Approval of the agenda of the Territorial Council dated 26 June 2014
The Executive Council approved the agenda of the next Territorial Council, to be held on 26 June 2014. The agenda was validated as follows:
1- Application for authorization - Active Solidarity Income (RSA)
2- Attribution - Public Service Delegation (DSP)
3- Fixing of attendance fees - Semsamar
4- Appointment of an elected member of the Semsamar Board of Directors
5 - Special Services Report - 2013 exercise.