The project is ahead of schedule and will be completed mid May. The contractor is installing the curb and will be starting to pave next week. On Monday, May 1st (weather dependent), lane restrictions at the intersection of Talbot Street and First Avenue will be in place from 9pm until 7:30am the next morning to complete the paving of the intersection. Westbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, Eastbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, and Southbound traffic on First Avenue will be able to turn westbound onto Talbot Street, all other movements will be restricted.
Wendell Graves, City Manager
The City Manager of the City of St. Thomas is appointed by and reports to City Council. The City Manager directs and manages daily administration of the City and ensure the delivery of high quality services in a timely, responsible and cost effective manner.
The City Manager's duties and responsibilities include:
- Setting the overall strategic direction for short and long term corporate goals
- Leading, directing, coordinating and supervising the implementation of the policies and programs approved by Council
- Providing strategic guidance and advice to Council for the effective delivery of programs and services in a manner which is consistent with the well being of all the City's residents
- Keeping council up to date on corporate matters
- Providing leadership and directions to all departments, ensuring the corporate coordination of the activities of all departments and the efficient and consistent implementation of policies and decisions of Council
- Encouraging the City's administration to search for improvements in the delivery of City Services to the public
- Fostering a climate of positive community relations
- Coordinating the presentation of the annual budget with general assistance from the City Treasurer
- Regularly conducting organizational and operational reviews, ensuring effective and efficient utilization of existing resources.
- Regularly reports on the overall efficiency of operations.
- Develops and maintains communication linkages with officials, groups, agencies, other jurisdictions and stakeholders as is necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the office of the City Manager and promote the interest of the City.
The City Manager leads the Management Team which provides overall corporate leadership to the organization. The Management Team meets every other week for the purpose of providing direction and discussing management issues, corporate policy and general coordination of matters of significance to the operations of the Corporation. The Management Team is structured as follows:
- David Aristone, Director of Finance/City Treasurer
- Robert Broadbent, Fire Chief
- Michael Carroll, Valleyview Administrator
- Graham Dart, Director of Human Resources
- Heather Robinson, Chief Librarian
- Sean Dyke, Economic Development Manager
- Pat Keenan, Director of Planning and Building Services
- Maria Konefal, City Clerk
- Justin Lawrence, Director of Environmental Services/City Engineer
- Darryl Pinnell, Police Chief
- Elizabeth Sebestyen, Acting Director of Ontario Works
- Ross Tucker, Director of Parks and Recreation/Property Maintenance
Wendell Graves, City Manager
519-631-1680 ext. 4120
Please be advised that construction will start on Elm Street from Centennial Avenue to east of Tyke Road for underground storm sewer installation. The construction will start on Monday, May 1, 2017 with traffic control and lane restriction in place until the end of May 2017. Please follow traffic control signs and personnel on site in order to navigate through the construction zone safely.
The City is excited to announce the Edward Street Road Rehabilitation Project will start in April. The Burwell Road Rehabilitation project will begin after Edward Street has been completed. Construction is expected to be complete in July 2017. For more information visit the Construction Projects page.
The Elgin St. Thomas Age-Friendly Committee is developing a community plan for residents of Elgin County and the City of St. Thomas. An Age-Friendly community is one where policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environments support and enable older residents to lead healthy, active lives and stay involved in their communities.
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