Speech of the 1er Vice-President of the COM Ceremony of the Vows 2015
Ladies and Gentlemen Vice Presidents,
Ladies and Gentlemen, Territorial Advisers,
Ladies and Gentlemen Deputy Directors-General, Directors and Heads of Service,
Mr President of the CESC,
Mr President of the CCISM,
Ladies and Gentlemen, community business leaders,
Ladies and Gentlemen, territorial officials,
Ladies and gentlemen, representatives of the print, audio and television press,
Ladies and gentlemen,
I am pleased to be able to for the second time, carry you with the executive gathered around the president, my vows for the new year.
Indeed, Madam President, you could, as so many others do, present the vows to the citizens and the civil servants alone, but you wanted to leave your vice-presidents a share of initiative,
That honors you and I thank you for that.
Ladies and gentlemen, the month of January is traditionally reserved for the formulation of vows
For the year that is opening, but it is also a privileged moment to take stock of the past year and present the prospects for the future.
But first of all, I would first of all like to give public testimony of all the pain I feel in view of the dramatic events that are shaking the national territory at the beginning of this year.
I wish to remind you that here too we are the Republic and the French nation we also belong, when the country is in danger, then we are all in danger.
So we have to be in communion both with those who suffer, who mourn the disappearance of a relative or a friend but in communion also and especially with those who struggle with the peril of their lives to To preserve our freedoms and our rights to the difference: at the moment, I think of the police and magistrates.
Thus, my first vows go to those who suffer, the sick, the excluded, the expatriates, the homeless, the unemployed, the excluded and form the vow they find at the beginning of Year of new reasons to hope, believe and strength, tenacity, envy and willingness to get out of it and that we, government, do not forget to include them and include them in their programs .
Allow me now as leader of the sustainable development and transport pole to revisit with you very quickly our flagship achievements of 2014 and to review the perspectives for 2015.
In terms of the environment and the environment
First of all, I want to salute the work of the entire team for the relentless fighting that is delivered on a daily basis for the preservation of a quality environment and for an improved living environment.
I must also pay tribute to the work of our partner companies.
Mowing and pruning of our roads are done regularly, the surroundings are made, the sorting selective increases in power and the collection of our waste produced.
However, this work is often not very visible because of the incivility of our populations, we must perhaps return to the good old methods of denunciation and especially of sanction.
All these efforts and financial resources can not be annihilated by the lack of civility of a few. 2015 will see us react faster and stronger, it can not be otherwise if we want to maintain our tourist destination and regain our lost market share, the effort must be generalized.
2015 will see the improvement of the selective sorting system, a generalized beautification program
Downtown, on our roads, at the entrance of the various neighborhoods and especially the restoration of the garden of the community.
And then how not to mention our desire to see the realization of a mobile waste disposal facility.
I must confess that we must put the overdrive, because too many illegal immigrants, too many transports inside the city, too much frequentation by unauthorized transport to serve cross-border lines, failure to comply with regulatory stops and j 'on the way...
The installation of the bus station is a most incontestable but does not solve all the problems related to transport.
We will have to work more and better with the professional organizations of freight transport, passenger transport, taxi, but also with professionals from learning to driving.
On the subject of achievements, we need to mention the introduction of examinations for both the code and the conduct in the case of examiners and examination places, and I take this opportunity to salute the skills and the performances. from the company Computech that assists us in this matter.
The sites to open and / or to concretize in 2015 will relate to the following points:
- the issuance at the end of the month of the first permits issued locally
- the accentuation and finalization of license exchanges
- reflection on the urban transport plan
- the registration of vessels
In order to do so, I have to rely on renewed cooperation with our friends in the southern part of the Island, and I am very hopeful that the new Prime Minister of Sint Maarten will understand our common issues.
I want to be able to count on the full and entire availability of my workforce by whistling the end of the recess for some.
I want to be able to count on the effectiveness of our territorial police to carry out a number of these files.
The grouping of all the services in the sustainable development division must be able to allow me to be optimistic.
Major Risk Management
A dedicated and competent mission manager of the first two crises enabled us to test our efficiency and our responsiveness and will allow us to be even better armed and better trained in the management of major risks.
The year 2014 saw the acquisition of new means of satellite telephony and 2015 will see the pursuit of essential equipment and also the improvement of our DITRIM and a concretization hopefully of a harmonization of our alert processes and With the cross-border OP 2014-2020, for example, the acquisition of a radar to cover the shadow zone of hope, St Barth and of course the southern part of the island .
Spatial planning, urban planning and addressing
Very honestly, the worst is behind us, 2014 has seen the whole team re-mobilize, the quality of work has improved remarkably, our deadlines are now respected.
All this new dynamics allowed us to write, and vote our urban planning code which will be effective at 1er March 2015.
The continuation of the local plan of urban planning which will have to be finalized in 1er September 2015 and to do this we try to anticipate the few pitfalls which could be here and there on our road taking into account the grievances of the administered ones and by communicating via the community site and meeting the public and professionals.
The continuation and intensification of the regularization of the management and disposal of the 50 not geometric will be continued but it will also be necessary that the notifications already made are concluded financially
In any case we have agreed to a treatment of a hundred files both, this is the pace retained for the commission.
The management of the public domain is improving, new tariffs have been established and will have to be respected.
A systematic check of all permits will be carried out in order to compel the occupants to respect the authorized limits and freedom of movement.
A unique management structure is in place to better recover sums due to avoid the situations we are experiencing today.
Finally, we are in the final stages of negotiation for the acquisition of the trim grounds for the extension of the Grand Case track and for a number of other acquisition cases or we have asserted our right of pre-emption.
The arrival at the beginning of February of a deputy general manager, I am convinced, will further optimize our performance, perfect our modernization with new software to better meet the requirements of the world of urban planning, architecture And the environment.
To this recruitment will be added the hiring of a competence Saint-Martinoise for that which relates to the geographical information.
A reorganization will complete our actions with the establishment of an office, a cell or a land agency for better management of territorial heritage.
The Roads and Buildings
Much has been done at this level, but much remains to be done but we would need more money.
I shall merely enumerate a few enumerations:
- the realization of a campaign of asphalt for 1,5 Millions in 2014
- Concordia Road
- St. Louis Road
- the two streets of Shanty Town
- Nana Clark Street in Hameau du Pont
- Morne O'Reilly
- a portion of RN7
- the Oyster road lays in its initial part
- Victor Maurasse Street
- the installation of reflectors to improve the safety of the road of the Low lands
And in spite of this, a road network in poor condition, is to say how much the task is important vis-a-vis the weakness of the financial envelope.
In addition, the Galion road, the two works of art in Grand Case and three internal roads in Quartier d'Orléans were repaired.
The seismic comfort of Simeone TROTT, the staircase and the entry gantry of, high school.
The good execution of the work of the school district, leaving us optimistic for September 2015.
Complete reconstruction of our territorial council chamber.
But these achievements should not leave us with satisfaction but instead encourage us to go even further in our desire to equip this territory with quality infrastructures.
Thus 2015 will see the continuation of our action with the rehabilitation of the road of Colombier, that of Rambaud, Morne Valois and others.
The performance of our lighting needs to be revised, our vertical signs almost non-existent is to be put in place and the continuation of the security of our roads also.
But I would like to pay tribute to the work of the technical services and I will renew it on the occasion of my meeting with them scheduled at the end of the month I will not fail to congratulate them but also to let them know that I expect even more in terms of attendance , Punctuality, respect for the hierarchy and helpfulness.
As a vow, I want to borrow them from someone else as they suit what I expect from each one of you.
"I would like to ask each one of you more commitment than in the past and that 2015 is for each of us a year of Happiness, Peace, and that professionally, it enriches you to the measure of your expectations And your commitment "
Good Courage, Good Health and Very Happy 2015 year.