THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF QUATRE-BORNES
SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR LIBRARY
1. Opening Hours
Simone de Beauvoir Library (Main)
9hrs to 17.00hrs
9hrs to 12.00hrs
Sodnac Branch Library
14hrs to 16.30hrs
(Palma, Bassin, Kennedy, Père Laval)
14hrs to 16.30hrs
Membership of the Library is open to all on payment of appropriate fees as set out below:
Annual Subscription (Rs.)
Resident of Quatre-Bornes
(3 books max.)
The Residents of the Town of Quatre-Bornes do not pay annual subscription fees. However, they should submit proof of identification, e.g. Utility Bill, Recent Bank Statement or similar ID showing proof of address and birth certificate/ID card as appropriate for children & students. Subscribers are responsible for their library card and all items on it. Cards are not transferable and charges will be incurred for late return (50 cents/book/day), loss or damage to library material.
3. BORROWING BOOKS
The maximum period for which books/magazines may be borrowed is 21 days. The books must be returned on or before expiry of the borrowing period. Books/magazines may be renewed once by phone. (Telephone No. 454-8054 ext. 260)
4. REFUND OF DEPOSIT
Refund of deposit is made to those subscribers who wish to discontinue their membership. The deposit receipt should be submitted to the library.
There is no refund of subscription.
5. LOSS AND DAMAGES
(i) Any person losing or damaging a book shall replace it with a similar one or shall be charged its full value with a binding cost of fifteen rupees if any. No other book shall be lent to that person until the one lost has been replaced
(ii) For loss of membership card, the borrower shall pay 15 rupees for a duplicate which will be issued to him.
6. CANCELLATION OF MEMBERSHIP
The library authority reserves the right to cancel membership of any person who fails to observe the library regulations.
If a subscriber does not use the library for a continuous period of 5 years, his/her membership will after these 5 years be cancelled and his deposit forfeited.
Please note that for new subscriptions, you should call at the Library during Weekdays only before 15.00 hrs. and to bring along with you the documents mentioned at No. 2 above.
SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR LIBRARY
Ground Floor, Town Hall
St Jean Road, Quatre-Bornes
Tel: 454-8054 Ext. 260
With a staff of 79 employees, the functions/responsibilities of the department are as follows:
The department is called upon to implement decisions of the Council and entertain requests emanating from NGO’s, sports clubs & socio cultural associations. Requests should reach the Welfare Department at least one month in advance to be considered.
The department has to coordinate facilities and logistics granted to socio-cultural associations on the following occasions.
Ø Fete du Printemps
Ø Maha Shivaratree
Ø Varusha Pirrapu
Ø Easter celebration
Ø Eid Ul Fitr
Ø Marche sur le feu
Ø Consecration of temples
Ø Ganesh Chaturthi
Ø Receiving pilgrims for Pere Laval
Ø Durga Pooja
Other activities organized by the department:
Ø National Day Celebration
Ø Abolition of Slavery
Ø Labour day
Ø Journée de l’environnement
Ø Journée contre la toxicomanie
Ø World Health Day
Ø Parents Day
Ø World Aids Day
Ø International day of the elderly
Ø International Women’s Day
Other halls/facilities leased to the public
(1) Art Gallery for exhibitions
St Jean road, Quatre Bornes – Tel: 454 8054
(2) Town hall/reception hall for wedding ceremonies & different functions
St Jean road, Quatre Bornes – Tel: 454 8054
(3) Belle Rose reception hall for wedding & functions
Royal Road, Belle Rose – Tel: 465 0916
(4) Pavillon reception hall for different functions
Ave Naz, Quatre Bornes – Tel: 427 4612
(5) Marie Marot Activity Centre for activities organized by the elderly
Cnr Murray & Antelme Aves, Quatre Bornes – Tel: 464 3350
LOCAL RATE PAYABLE AS PER SECTION 97 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 2011
Local rate may be paid in two equal installments, the first one on or before 31st January in that year and the second one on or before 31st July next ensuing.
Surcharge of 10% shall be charged on amount of Local Rate due after due dates.
Interest at the rate of 15% will be applied on any sum due for Local Rate or surcharge if not paid in the financial year in which it becomes due and payable.
Request for exemption on ground of poverty / charitable institution should be made by official letter to the Council.
Tenant’s Tax is not applicable as per Local Government Act 2011.
ADMISSION CHARGE – LEVY ON ADMISSION CHARGE AS PER THE SECTION 128 OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 2011
Admission charge may be levied on any payment made by any person for admission to any park, site, fair, seaside resort, hotel, exhibition hall, reception hall, car park, discotheque, night club or such places within its administrative boundaries.
The Admission charge represents 10% of the sum paid for admission.
All payments by cheque payable to the Council should be made to the order of “ The Municipal Council of Quatre Bornes” at the Cashiers’ desks.
Opening Hours of Cash office: From 9.00 to 3.30 on weekdays.
The Public insfractructure Department is responsible for the construction and maintenance of roads, drains and other Municipal
Infrastructures like gardens and traffic centres and fixing of street lanterns. Construction, maintenance, tarring of roads / drains. Request for tarring of roads/lanes should be addressed to the Chief Executive with the consent of all owners of land using the roads/lanes. The roads would be declared public before its tarring subject to availability of fund.
Fixing and maintenance of street lightings/traffic sign on public roads: Request for new lighting points should be made in writing to the Chief Executive for the consideration of the Council.
The Department issues a Building and Land Use Permit for Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Services, Sui Generis, Small and Medium Enterprises and Excision/Division of land within the Township of Quatre Bornes. Application forms are obtainable from the customer counter at the second floor of the town hall building at the Planning Department and can also be downloaded from this site. Applicants are given a BUILDING & LAND USE PERMIT GUIDE to explain them how to prepare, submit and process an application. It provides a simple step by step guide to applicants, persons involved in preparation of plans, to officer of local authorities and to the public at large.
TIME FRAME FOR PROCESSING OF APPLICATION
• Residential - 2 weeks
• Commercial/Services/Sui Generis - 2 weeks
• Small and Medium Enterprise - 3 Days
• Excision/Division of Land - 2 weeks
On submission of the application applicants are given an acknowledgement receipt with a specific date to call at the
Planning Department to:
• Collect Permit or Refusal Letter
• Collect letter for amendment or submit additional documents/information
ABOUT SILENT AGREEMENT
According to the Local Government Act 2003(as subsequently amended): If an applicant has not been issued a Building and Land Use Permit or has not been notified that his application has not been approved within 2 working days of the expiry of due date, the application shall upon payment of fees be deemed to have approved by the Council and the acknowledgement receipt together with the receipt of acknowledging payment of the fees shall be deemed to be the Building and Land Use Permit. For further information call 454 8054/ 466 0322.
1. Scavenging Service
- Scavenging service is provided by inhouse labour in the whole Town of Quatre Bornes:
(a) For normal household waste : a once weekly service is provided
(b) For commercial waste in the Town : a daily service is provided
- For the removal of refuse resulting for general cleaning of household premises and garden, a paid service depending on the availability of lorry and man power is provided as follows:
(a) For every lorry load or fraction thereof with labour – Rs 1,500
(b) For every lorry load or fraction thereof without labour – Rs 600
- For the removal of trade / commercial refuse :
(a) For every lorry load or fraction thereof with labour - Rs 2,000
(b) For every lorry load or fraction thereof without labour - Rs 1,200
2. Cremation Grounds
The Health Department is also responsible for the cleaning of the cremation grounds namely at Trianon, Berthaud, Palma and also the Gas Crematorium at Palma.
For the Gas Crematorium at Palma, fees chargeable are (i) Rs 2,000 without coffin and (ii) Rs 3,000 with coffin.
Documents to be submitted when effecting payment:-
> Death Certificate – Delivered by Civil Status Office
> Original of cremation permit – delivered by Ministry of Health & Quality of Life
> ID Card of applicant & Witness
The time of operation of the Palma Gas Crematorium is from 09.00 a.m to 04.30 p.m
Processing for payment is made at the Quatre Bornes Market (opening hours: 6 a.m to 18 hrs) Tel: 424-8107. Palma Crematorium – Tel: 427-0045
Note: Reservation of the cremation should be made prior to fixing of cremation and payment. Tel N0. (424-8107 / 427-0045)
Trois Mamelles Cemetery: For burial, please phone officers on 424-8107(Office of Quatre Bornes Market) and for late burial, please call on 59070921
3. Market / Fairs
Quatre Bornes Market / Fairs
Haberdashery Fairs Opening Hours
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Sundays : 06.00 a.m to 18 hrs
Vegetable Fairs Opening Hours
Wednesdays & Saturdays : 06.00 a.m to 18 hrs
Foodcourt Everyday from 6am to 18hrs
Weekdays and Saturday - 06.00 a.m to 18 hrs
Sundays / Public holidays - 06.00 a.m to noon
Co-operative Fairs organised by Ministry of Business Enterprise and Co-operatives (Co-operative Division) - On Monday as follows from 9am to 18hrs
9/4/18 , 25/3/18, 30/4/18, 14/5/18, 28/5/8, 11/6/18
25/6/18, 9/7/18, 23/7/18, 30/7/18, 20/8/18, 27/8/18
10/9/18, 25/9/18, 8/10/18, 22/10/18, 29/10/18, 19/11/18
Doyen Fair (Belle Rose)
Sundays only: Vegetables / Haberdashery - 06.00 a.m to noon
4. Trade Fees
Processing of trade fee – New Application
For Exempt Developments and for those requiring a Building and Land Use Permit, application is made at the Planning Dept. and after having satisfied the criteria of the Planning Dept, processing for payment of trade fee is done at the Health Department.
Renewal of payment of trade fee is done at the Cashier Office.
For existing trades, payment of trade fee in respect of every subsequent financial year is done in 2 equal instalments, the 1st installment on or before 31 January and the 2nd installment on or before 31 July next ensuing.
A Surcharge of 50% shall be levied on any amount not paid within the period prescribed above.
Trade Refuse fees are levied when payment of trade fees is effected.
5. Cleaning of drains and rivers
Types of drains within the Township:-
(i) Open drains
(ii) Covered drains
(iii) Absorption drains
Presently, drains are cleaned by inhouse labour as per programme and upon request / complaints.
Rivers are also cleaned by inhouse labour at specific places especially where religious activities are being carried out.
6. Cleaning of Barelands
Notices are served by the Inspectorate to known owners of bareland requiring them to clean their premises within a delay of 15 days failing which prosecution may be initiated by the Council.
For unknown barelands found within 100 m from residential premises upon complaints and whenever possible, a strip of about 5 m is cleared by municipal labour by means of cutlasses and bush cutters and in certain cases by JCB.
7. Herbicide Spraying
Herbicide spraying is done by inhouse labour alongside roads and public places as per a scheduled programme and upon requests.
Weeding is done near schools so as to limit the use of herbicides near such Institutions.
8. Rodent Control
Rodent control is carried out in municipal premises, public places and housing estates by private contractor.
Baits are regularly placed by the Contractor and follow up is carried.
9. Poster Panels
70 Poster panels are cleaned by the Health Department as and when required.
Application for fixing of posters and payment are made at the Treasury Department.
10. Public Lavatories
- Jules Koenig Public Square Toilet
- Guy Rozemont Public Toilet (La Louise / Candos)
- Louvet Public Toilet (Berthaud)
- Sir William Newton Public Toilet
Cleaning at above sites is carried out by private contractor.
Complaints are normally attended to within 48 hours and appropriate actions are taken as required. Complaints are also directed to other Authorities (Police De L’Environnement, Ministry of Health & Quality of Life, etc) for necessary action at their end.