IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE

November 21, 2019

Eastern Regional Service Board - Expression of Interest Regarding the withdrawal of services on un-serviced roads in unincorporated areas.

Over the past number of months, the Eastern Regional Service Board (ERSB) and the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment (MAE) have been working together to revise the waste collection service delivery model in the unincorporated areas of the Eastern Region. In a letter dated October 11 2019, an Expression of Interest ballot was sent to all identified properties impacted by the agreement to withdraw services from un-serviced roads in unincorporated areas. The ballot was a means for residents to opt into the waste collection services formally provided by the ERSB on an area by area basis. The Expression of Interest has now been closed and no impacted area surveyed opted for waste collection services to be administered by the ERSB.

As outlined in the October 11th letter, the identified un-serviced roads in unincorporated areas will cease to receive waste collection services on at 11:59 pm on December 31, 2019. Any annual fees outstanding on customer’s accounts from 2019 or previous years are still due to the ERSB.

For more information, please visit our website at www.easternregionalserviceboard.com. To access the actual ballot results please click here.

Kindest regards,
Harold Mullowney, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.P.H
Chairperson, Eastern Regional Service Board

 


The ERSB and the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment have been in constant discussion regarding the identification of additional properties on un-serviced roads of unincorporated areas in the Eastern Region.  In order to provide residents of these additional areas with the time to respond to the expression of interest sent in the mail, we will be extending the deadline for the return of the ballots to 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.

Update regarding Ministerial Directives of February 8, February 27 and March 8, 2019: The Eastern Regional Service Board and the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment have agreed on an approach to waste collection services on un-serviced roads in unincorporated areas. To view the plan to implement Ministerial directives, please click here.  To see the news release, please click here.  

 


OVERVIEW OF THE EASTERN REGIONAL SERVICE BOARD

The role of the Eastern Regional Services Board (ERSB) is to provide municipal services mandated by the Province. Currently the ERSB is implementing the Provincial Solid Waste Management Strategy through the provision of waste management services and implementing a pilot project for the provision of Regional Water and Wastewater Systems Operators under the Community Sustainability Partnership. The Board meets on the last Wednesday of every month at the Holiday Inn Express, 5 Navigator Ave, St. John's, NL.

Current News

Fire and Emergency Services Continuing for Salmonier Line and Surrounding Areas including Middle Gull Pond, South West Pond, The Wilds, Belbin Mill Pond and Old Prison Camp

December 9, 2019 - The Eastern Regional Service Board (ERSB) will continue to provide fire protection and emergency services to the property owners in the above-named areas. The annual fee for this service for 2020 will be $60.00.

Property owners will be able to call the provincial 911 Emergency Dispatch to request a response to any emergencies in the area. 

Fire protection and emergency services are provided by the Holyrood Volunteer Fire Department.  The fire department will answer and respond to all fire, motor vehicle accidents, rescue or other emergency calls in the area.

The goal of the ERSB is to continue to partner with municipalities and local service districts to extend fire and emergency protection to all areas of the Eastern region that do not currently have access to such services.

Should you wish to contact us regarding any service we provide, please call (709) 579-7960 or email us at info@ersbnl.ca.

For more information, please visit our website at: http://easternregionalserviceboard.com/fire-and-emergency-services/

 


Eastern Regional Service Board - Expression of Interest Regarding the withdrawal of services on un-serviced roads in unincorporated areas.

November 21, 2019 - Over the past number of months, the Eastern Regional Service Board (ERSB) and the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment (MAE) have been working together to revise the waste collection service delivery model in the unincorporated areas of the Eastern Region. In a letter dated October 11 2019, an Expression of Interest ballot was sent to all identified properties impacted by the agreement to withdraw services from un-serviced roads in unincorporated areas. The ballot was a means for residents to opt into the waste collection services formally provided by the ERSB on an area by area basis. The Expression of Interest has now been closed and no impacted area surveyed opted for waste collection services to be administered by the ERSB.


As outlined in the October 11th letter, the identified un-serviced roads in unincorporated areas will cease to receive waste collection services on at 11:59 pm on December 31, 2019. Any annual fees outstanding on customer’s accounts from 2019 or previous years are still due to the ERSB.


For more information, please visit our website at www.easternregionalserviceboard.com. To access the actual ballot results please click here.


Kindest regards,


Harold Mullowney, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.P.H
Chairperson, Eastern Regional Service Board

 


IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE

Update regarding Ministerial Directives of February 8, February 27 and March 8, 2019: The Eastern Regional Service Board and the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment have agreed on an approach to waste collection services on un-serviced roads in unincorporated areas.  To see the agreement, please click here

To view a list of all un-serviced road in unincorporated areas please click here.

The Eastern Waste Management Committee has been established to oversee the modernization of a solid waste management system for the Greater Avalon region including both residential and commercial users. Visit Eastern Waste Management.