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.
Insurance Administration/Risk Management
City Compensation for your Costs
The City of St. Thomas will not be held responsible for your costs unless you can provide evidence that the City committed a negligent act or omission which resulted in injury or damage. The City of St. Thomas only compensates when it is legally liable for the damage sustained. This approach helps to reduce costs for the taxpaying public - who ultimately bear the cost of the claims. Please contact your own insurance company regarding damages - if your insurance company believes that the City is responsible for damages, they will seek compensation on your behalf as stipulated in your insurance policy.
Making a Claim
If you have incurred costs for which you believe the City may be responsible, you must follow the process outlined below for the City to consider your claim. In some situations, you are required to place the City on notice within 10 days of the incident.
The Municipal Act requires that the City receives notification in writing to ensure that your claim meets the notice requirement, please forward your claim within the 10 day period to City Hall. Note that payment in respect of property damage or bodily injury is contingent upon the City being found legally liable.
In all cases of damage you must contact your insurance company or broker. Depending on the type of property damaged and the insurance policy you purchased, you may be eligible for greater compensation then you can legally recover from the City or other party.
Claim Reporting Process
Prepare your notice of claim in writing and ensure it contains the following information:
-the name, mailing address, email address and telephone number of the person making the claim;
-the date, approximate time of the incident and exact location (address or closest intersection);
-the type of damage or injury;
-the name of any contractor involved (if known).
Please forward your claim to the City of St. Thomas, Treasury Department.
NOTE: Fraudulent claims cost all taxpayers. The City will prosecute all fraudulent claims to the full extent of the law.
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.
- 1 of 5
- next ›
How can we help?
A - Z
Pages in this section
- City Hall
- By-Law Enforcement
- City Clerk
- City Departments
- City Manager
- Contact Us
- Cultural Mapping Project
- Environmental Services
- Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Human Resources
- Mayor and Council
- Minutes and Agendas
- Ontario Works
- Planning and Building Services
- Police Building Background Information
- Select Committee for New Police Building
- Visiting Us