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2014-10-19 Miscellaneous information
Information on accommodation

The Departmental Agency for Housing Information of Guadeloupe (ADIL) will hold a permanence: Monday 27 October 2014 from 9h to 13h and from 14h to 17h, to the direction of social inclusion, building SEMSAMAR, 2th floor, Fort Louis, 97150 Saint-Martin.
For complex situations requiring an in-depth analysis of the documents, it is advisable to make an appointment with the Solidarity & Families Division - Social Inclusion Department - at the 0590 87 61 92.

2014-10-16 Culture, Youth & Sports
The Collectivity organizes the Poets' Garden

Annual cultural activities As part of its annual cultural activities, the Community of Saint-Martin organizes the event "Garden of Poets", the 24 October 2014, from 19 hours to 22 hours in the Gardens of the Community in Marigot, in support of October Pink month, against breast cancer.
Saint-Martin authors will present their poems and essays on the theme "Tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness Month". The strength of the women will thus be honored through this evening whose color of predilection will be pink. Touching testimonies will be offered in the form of poems. The authors Dania Amacin, Léon Noël, Mélissa Fleming, but also the Gunslingers and beautiful artistic surprises await you in the Gardens of the Collectivity, Friday 24 October 2014 from 19h. The Arts & Cultures department of the Community is waiting for you!
The program :

19h: Musical Interlude "Steel Pan Melody" Break the chain.
19h15: Opening of the Ceremony and presentation of the program of the evening
19h20: Color me Alive with Melissa Fleming. Body Expression Rythm; John Legend Dancers; Peggy Dance Factory.
19h30: First session of poets
Refreshing break
20h30: Second session of poets.

2014-10-16 Miscellaneous information
Community Sports Facilities

The Community of Saint-Martin informs the population and the user associations of the Community's sports facilities that following the passage of Hurricane Gonzalo, a control will soon be carried out on all the sports facilities of the Community by a specialized company. This, in order to make a precise inventory of the state of the infrastructures.
In the meantime, Sandy Brook's Vanterpool and Albéric Richards stadiums can be used with caution by the public and associations, while the Orleans District Thelbert Carti Stadium (football field, athletics track, and field of play). Basket) is forbidden to the public and to user associations until further notice, because of the major damage caused by the cyclone.
The Community thanks you for your understanding and asks you to respect this safety instruction.

2014-10-14 Town planning
The eco-site and the waste disposal center

Opening hours Opening hours of the eco-site and the waste disposal center

The Collectivité informs you that in order to allow the tremendous quantities of waste arriving every hour to be treated in the context of post-cyclone cleaning, and to rationalize storage spaces on the Grandes Cayes eco-site, the latter will close its doors To 16h. It will be open until 12h on Saturday (closed on Sunday). Please dispose of your waste before the closing hours inside the site and do not spill on the roadside of Grandes Cayes.
Individuals can also deposit their waste at the Galisbay waste disposal facility, which is open every day from 10h to 18h (closed on Sundays).
The Collectivité deploys at the moment all its means to clean the public domain, it does not intervene, on the other hand, on the private domain.
The Community thanks its citizens for the collective cleaning effort initiated yesterday, and for compliance with these guidelines.

2014-10-09 Miscellaneous information
Report of the Executive Board of Tuesday 07 October 2014

The Executive Council of the Community of Saint Martin met in plenary session on Tuesday 07 October 2014 to 15h, under the presidency of Aline Hanson, President of the Territorial Council of Saint-Martin.
General Directorate of Services

1) - Complementary contract for project management assistance for the implementation of the Sea Front development project.
Considering the need to carry out technical studies through more in-depth calculations, to specify the cost of the Marigot Bay development project and the conditions of its profitability - on the grounds of additional services strictly necessary for the perfect completion of the initial contract - the Executive Council has decided, in accordance with the Code des Marches Publics, to proceed with a supplementary contract by negotiated procedure without prior publicity and without call for competition for the following additional services:
- Study of agitation
- Pre-sizing of the channel
- Pre-sizing the dike
- Pre-sizing of platforms and scenario alternative cruise
- Environmental background.
A contract awarded with the Ricochin Consulting group (mandataire) / Cabinet Landot & associates Selarl / Stratorial Finances / Sarl Tropisme and Egis Ports, for an amount of 142 760 euros.
The Executive Board has delegated signing of the undertakings of the said contract to President Aline Hanson.
Voted unanimously

2) - Contract of Mandate of Delegated Project Management for the realization of a study of revitalization of the sector of Marigot
Having regard to the consultation procedure launched by public notice of competition published in the 101 May 176976 27-2014 (also published in BOMP No. 101 and Pelican No. 2447), the Executive Board decided to endorse the decision of the tender commission to award the contract Contract of mandate delegated project management for the realization of a revitalization study of the Marigot sector. This contract was awarded to the Semsamar / Axo group / CCET / ETEC Tropisme / BC Conseils / CGIL for an annual amount of 217 190 euros.

Taxation Department
3) - Notice of a Free Recourse Presented in Respect of Income Tax
The Executive Council gave an unfavorable opinion regarding a gracious remedy from an official in Saint-Martin since the 1er May 2008. This graceful appeal within the meaning of Article 247 of the book of fiscal procedures of the Community of St Martin requires an opinion of the Executive Council, the final decision belonging to the tax administration, in accordance with the organic law.
In the context of a real estate purchase in the 2009 metropolitan area, the holder of the appeal benefited from a tax reduction on "Scellier" income. Since the acquisition by our Community of the source jurisdiction (in December 2010), the officials assigned to St Martin after the 15 July 2007 must declare their "world" income to the state, To the Collectivité, this double taxation being neutralized by the granting by the State of a specific tax credit.
This complex system has had mixed effects on taxpayers who have been in the country for less than five years. Thus the bearer of the appeal had to pay taxes to Saint-Martin (without possible reduction) whereas it would have been non-taxable by the state if the rules had not changed in 2010. However, it can not be considered that, in the sense of Article 247, the person concerned is in a "situation of annoyance or indigence" since the amount of the unfavorable financial impact referred to above is much lower The amount of the financial benefits resulting from its installation in Saint-Martin (40% increase, special allowance and installation allowance, which is equal for an installation in 2008, 16 month of the agent's basic index processing).
The Executive Board therefore decided to give an unfavorable opinion to this appeal.

Voted unanimously

Directorate of Legal Affairs and Litigation
4) - Opinion on the draft law authorizing the approval of the Franco-Lithuanian agreement on cooperation in the field of defense and security.

The Executive Council decided to give a favorable opinion to the adoption of the draft law authorizing the approval of the Agreement between the Government of the French Republic and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania on cooperation in the field of Defense and security.
This agreement, which is in conformity with the Treaty of the European Union, seals the Franco-Lithuanian understanding as regards the interventions to be carried out on international theaters of operation. It also includes provisions for the exchange of training, training or expertise between civilian personnel working in the armed forces. Finally, it strengthens the modalities of police cooperation and exchange of information between the National Gendarmerie and the Public Security Service of Lithuania.
Voted unanimously

5) - Opinion on the draft decree relating to certain administrative sanctions in the field of civil aviation
This draft decree amends and simplifies the regulatory provisions for personnel responsible for recording failures committed by air transport operators and provides for new procedures for the imposition of administrative penalties by the Administrative Commission for Civil Aviation and the Minister for Development sustainable. The draft decree provides for the establishment of two administrative police regimes to enforce the technical safety rules, the operating rules of an aerodrome and the rights of passengers.
The Executive Council expressed a favorable opinion on this draft decree. It also decided to send a letter to the competent authorities in order to have a representation from Civil Aviation in Saint-Martin.

Voted unanimously

6) - Approval of the draft decree relating to exceptions to the application of the principle "silence equals agreement" (Article 21 Law 2000-321) concerning the right of citizens in their relations with administrations
Article 21 of the law of 12 April 2000 relative to the rights of the citizens in their relations with the administrations in its drafting resulting from the article 1er of the law of 12 November 2013, stipulates that the silence kept for more than two months by The administration of an application constitutes an agreement and provides that the application of that principle may be disregarded with regard to the subject-matter of the decision or for reasons of good administration. This decree specifies the list of procedures excluded from the application of the principle that the "silence of the administration is valid for agreement", such as work authorization, family reunification, acquisition of French nationality.
This text, which enters into force on 12 November 2014, extends in particular to applications relating to the code of entry and residence of aliens, the Civil Code, the Electoral Code, the Highway Code and the Internal Security Code.
The Executive Council has given a favorable opinion to this draft decree.
Voted unanimously

Pole Solidarity and Families
7) - Granting of grants to associations - Early childhood institutions
The Single Service Benefit (PSU) was introduced as part of the financing of the operation of childcare facilities, particularly nurseries, day-care centers and kindergartens. As part of the 2014 exercise, the "1.2.3 Soleil", "Club Dafy Swing" and "Les 3 Oursons" management associations are seeking financial assistance from the COM to carry out their educational projects. This is mainly funding for the operation of nurseries given the funding capped at 66% by CAF. Funding requested by the association "Mandarine" covers the assistance to the equipment in the framework of renewal of external material. The Executive Council endorsed the award of a grant to each of these structures. These expenses will be charged to the budget of the Collectivité.
Voted unanimously
Human Development
8) - Decree on the collection of contributions from continuing vocational training in Saint Martin
This decree sets out the criteria by which the bodies "approved joint collectors with professional competence" may be authorized to collect in the overseas departments including Saint-Martin. It provides in its provisions for authorization for authorization and control of collection. These new provisions preserve the specificities of the collection and management of vocational training contributions. There are now 48 organizations collecting contributions to vocational training companies. The law of 5 March 2014 modified the provisions of Article L6523-I by implementing a single contribution and enabling other organizations to set up. Thus, the draft decree will also aim to empower professional UCITS to provide quality services in the territories.
The Executive Council decided to approve the general framework of the collection authorization rules by the approved joint collecting bodies. The Council also proposed that the Regional Committee on Employment, Training and Vocational Guidance be consulted and give its opinion on the withdrawal or issuance of an accreditation before their adoption by the ministers responsible for training. professional and overseas. This proposal will require OPCAs to be present in the territory of Saint-Martin, which is not the case for all currently. The Council issued a favorable opinion on this draft decree.
Voted unanimously
Economic development center
9) - Aid to businesses - Island production (Caribb'in TV)
On 28, April 2011, the Executive Council granted the Island Production Company a start-up aid requested by the creation of Caribb'in TV, a new local television station authorized to broadcast on DTT. The Executive Board had granted a grant for three years. In 2014, the Island Production Company asked the Community to renew its grant which ended on 27 April 2014.
In addition, the CSA authorization for Caribb'in TV has expired this year and a call for applications has been launched on 2 July 2014 for its renewal; This call for candidature now distinguishing Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy. The Executive Board therefore considered it prudent today not to anticipate potential candidates until they are all known. To date, two candidates have made themselves known, knowing that only one will be retained for Saint-Martin.
In the light of these considerations, the Executive Board decided not to award a grant.
Voted unanimously

10) - Road Authorizations
The Executive Council analyzed fifty-four applications for itinerant sales authorization (set by an annual fee) on the public domain of the Collectivité. Thirty requests received a favorable opinion from the Evaluation Commission, for the majority of itinerant sales authorization renewals on the Marigot market. Eight received an unfavorable opinion, while 16 requests were adjourned. The Community has also taken measures to combat street selling under Articles 446-1 to 446-4 Criminal Code. It has also taken measures to expel five occupants from the Marigot market, citing the urgency of the situation with the President of the Administrative Court.
The Executive Board unanimously voted this deliberation.

Voted unanimously

11) - Approval of the agenda of the next Territorial Council
The next Territorial Council will take place on Thursday 30 October 2014.
1- Opinion of the DRFIP on the duration of the concession of the water production service
2- Collection of taxes - 2014 income tax schedule for the year and various tax measures
3- Fiscal Measures to Generate the Resources to Make 2015 Investments
4- Introduction of a flat tax levy on the sums received as active solidarity income.
5- Replacement of Territorial Advisor on SEMSAMAR Board of Directors

Voted unanimously

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) - Endowments 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 Mont des Chords: 295 400 euros
- Soualiga College: 204 000 euros
- Collège Quartier d'Orléans: 180 123 euros
- Multipurpose High School of the North Islands: 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) - Housing concessions granted to staff accommodated by absolute necessity of service and utility of service in public educational institutions
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 Cover 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 decree relating to the regulatory part of the expropriation code for reasons of 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 the elements of the set (zoning, regulation) will be taken into account. Special requests concerning private properties can only be processed by appointment with the Urban Planning Department (05 90 52 27 30), or by mail addressed to the Collectivité.
We remind you that it is also possible to consult the documents of the PLU project on the website of the Collectivité: (Environment and Urbanism tab).

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.

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