Press Release – SPTC – March 31, 2016
LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE
The San Pedro Town Council and the San Pedro Liquor Licensing Board hereby informs the general public that the following liquor licenses will not be entertained until further notice: Beer, Malt, Night Club, Publican’s Special, Publican’s General, Shop, Restaurant and Convenience Store Licenses.
Publican’s Special and Restaurant Licenses applications will only be entertained only if the restaurant or bar is located inside a hotel/resort. Hotel License (single/multiple bars) applications will also be entertained.
The San Pedro Town Council and the San Pedro Transport Department hereby informs the general public that applications for the following vehicle permits will no longer be entertained until further notice: Rentals, Private Vehicles: Cars, Pick-Up Trucks, Carry All Golf Carts, and ATV’s. The SPTC and SPTD; however, will still be accepting applications for private four-seater golf carts, motorcycles and replacements for vehicles with the condition that the vehicles being replaced must exit the island.
BURNING OF YARD GARBAGE
The San Pedro Town Council kindly advises the general public that any type of burning is an offence. If you wish to dispose of any garbage, you must notify and wait approval on behalf of the San Pedro Fire Department prior to burning your garbage. We strongly recommend that when burning any type of garbage, you do so in a controlled environment. Burning of any type of garbage is completely prohibited in residential areas since it is a health hazard and puts at risk any buildings in the surrounding area.
ELECtION OF DEPUTY MAYOR
Annually at the beginning of the fiscal year, a new Deputy Mayor is usually elected. By a majority decision, on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Deputy Mayor Gary Greif was re-elected by a majority decision. We would like to congratulate Deputy Mayor Gary Greif on a job well done and may he continue working hard for our community.Implementation of regulations for deliveries
The San Pedro Town Council, in an effort to improve the traffic conditions on our roads is requesting the full support and cooperation of all businesses that conduct deliveries with in “Town”. On March 10, 2016 the announcement was made on the Reef Radio Morning Show that all deliveries conducted with bigger and hazardous/flammable vehicles are being requested to NOT deliver after 7 am (these include all construction equipment, backhoe, tractors, mixers, standard pick-up trucks, Dump/Container Trucks, butane trucks, skytrak, freezer trucks, bobcats and all other vehicles considered heavy equipment, inclusive those towing boats or vehicles).
The areas to be affected are from the Zericote Street (North boundary of the San Pedro High School property) to Coconut Drive (at the cut-off with Manta Ray Street, by BWS office going to the Polyclinic). This includes Barrier Reef Drive, Pescador Drive, part of Laguna Drive, all the adjacent streets and the beach areas. The recommended time for delivery is from 2 am to 7 am every day of the week. The only vehicles that will be allowed to deliver after 7 am are Carry-All Golf carts and Motorized Tricycles with a permit that can be applied for at the Traffic Department for a small annual fee. Any items or personal periodic deliveries a one-time permit must also be obtained at the Traffic Department
Currently these types of vehicles are interrupting the traffic flow and creating more parking issues especially during the more demanding hours of the day. Particularly on school days we have found that these bigger vehicles are a hazard for the children going to school. With development, there has been a high demand for modes of transportation whether it is for personal or business use and the Council strongly believes that as a community we need to work hand-in-hand to make the traffic situation better for all. These changes are to come into effect on Monday April 11, 2016.
The San Pedro Town Council welcomes any recommendation and suggestions and further thank you for your full cooperation. For further information feel free to contact us.