Town Services


The Town of Georgetown is pleased to offer the following services to town residents and visitors.


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Boat License: Who needs the Pleasure Craft Operator Card?
All operators of recreational powered watercraft in Canada regardless of age, engine horsepower or length of boat.

By-Law Enforcement
Community Planning & Development
Recreation
Snow Removal
Taxes
Waste Management
Water & Sewer
Georgetown Public Computers
Georgetown Library
Canada Post
Police Protection
Health and Social Services
Streets
Harbour
Georgetown Courthouse
Fire Department


By-Law Enforcement


The Town is responsible for enforcing by-laws set in place by the town municipal government.

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Community Planning & Development


The Community Planning and Development Department is responsible for facilitating land development within Georgetown. The Planning and Development Committee strives to manage growth efficiently, and with the intention of providing the highest quality of life for both present and future residents, business operators and visitors alike.

The components involved in this process include planning, development control, building and fire inspection and subdivision.

Any additional questions regarding permits, development, and other community planning issues, do not hesitate to contact the town office. The Georgetown and Area Development Corporation may also be of help in new development interests. Chairperson Barb Mazzerolle and the GADC Board of Directors would welcome the opportunity to meet and discuss development potential in the area. Phone 902-652-2924.

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Recreation


Georgetown has activities for everyone. If you are into sports, check out the Three Rivers Sportsplex, skate park, tennis courts, baseball or softball fields. Have a family with active kids? Why not go to one of the playgrounds around town or go for a walk or bike ride on the Confederation Trail. Still not your thing? There is always flyfishing at local piers, golf, camping at Brudenell Provincial Park, horseback riding, or boating!

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Snow Removal


Georgetown Public Works Department is the entity responsible for clearing roads after snow storms. Please remember to exercise caution and patience as removal activities take place during the winter season. Inquiries please call 902-652-2924.

Public Works would like to remind residents and inform tourists that winter parking regulations extend from December 1st to April 15th each year and prohibit vehicles being left at the roadside through the night. Removal of vehicles from streets, parking lots and sidewalks greatly assists with providing effective snow removal services. Cars that are not moved may be subject to fines or towing at the owner’s expense.

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Taxes


Municipal Tax rates for 2017 have been set at $.85 per $100 of assessment for residential properties and $1.70 per $100 of commercial assessment for commercial and business occupancy
properties.

There is a Residential Waste Collection levy of $193.00 per dwelling unit.

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Waste Management


The Town belongs to the Provincial Waste Watch Program, in which residents sort and separate their household waste.The Town participates with the Provincial Clean Up Weeks in May and November.

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Water & Sewer


A piped sewerage system with lift stations and lagoon treatment system operates at 75% capacity, and allows ample room for residential and commercial expansion in the Town. Most of the Town is serviced by Municipal Water System.

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Georgetown Library Public Computers


There is access to public computers/internet during the posted Library hours below.

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Georgetown Library


Located in the Civic Center – 36 Kent Street – side entrance. Susan Walsh is the Librarian, phone 902-652-2832  or email georgetown@gov.pe.ca. The Library also accommodates the general public for computer/internet access.
Hours of operation

Tuesday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Canada Post


The Town of Georgetown has full postal services, including rural delivery to the Royalty and Burnt Point are provided.

The post office is conveniently located in the center of town.
Phone 902-652-2296.

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Police Protection


Police services are provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, located in Brudenell, under the Provincial Policing contract. Phone 911.

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Health and Social Services


The province owns and maintains three senior citizens complexes, comprised of a total of 16 units. Each building has a large common room area for group activities, along with ample parking and quiet accommodations.

Southern Kings Health provides a wide range of health and social services with facilities in nearby Montague.
Georgetown Housing Authority is engaged with social housing needs.

For information contact: Manfred Ohlandt, Manager – Phone: 902-652-2883.

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Streets


Streets are a shared responsibility between the Town and the Province. Approximately 3.2 km of 14.4 km has been designated as Provincial Highway, and is maintained by the Department of Transportation and Public Works. The remaining 11.2 km is maintained by the Town.

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Harbour


The Queens Wharf:
Owned by the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Administered by the Georgetown Harbour Authority and offers the following services; fresh water, electricity (120volt), unloading hoist, slip area and garbage disposal.

Certain fees apply. Contact Ronald Gallant, Harbour Manager, at 902-652-2981.

Georgetown Marine Terminal: Administered by the Georgetown Port Authority. Services include:

  • fresh water
  • supplies
  • minor repairs
  • oil discharge
  • stevedoring
  • electricity
  • harbor master
  • wharfing

Icebreaker support is available during the winter months. The approach channel to the Terminal has no width restrictions; and has a depth of 10.97 meters. Pilotage is available but not compulsory.

The terminal is divided into four berthage sections:
Section 1: Length 153m depth 8.0m
Section 2: Length 42m depth 8.0m
Section 3: Length 164m depth 8.0m
Section 4: Length 70m depth 3.0 to 6.0m

The heated storage shed has an area of 600 square meters.

Contact Wayne Chiasson 902-969-7510.

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