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Outdoor Fire Ban Lifted

Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 03:30 PM

Effective immediately, all Fire Departments in Perth County, including the Town of St. Marys, have lifted the ban on open air burning due to the significant amount of rainfall.

Residents are reminded to follow all municipal burning regulations and permit requirements. Details about the open-air burning regulations and requirements can be found on the Town’s website at

Any questions can be directed to the St. Marys Fire Department at...

Frequently asked questions about the external water use ban

Posted on Friday, August 12, 2016 02:45 PM

1.   Why did the Town “upgrade” from a conservation notice to a ban?

Warm and dry conditions in 2016 have resulted in increased demands on the water system. As a result, water levels are declining more quickly than usual. The upgrade is a preventative measure to lessen the strain on the system while maintaining adequate water levels.

2.   Are conservation times still the same?

No, with the implementation of the ban, the conservation times are no longer permitted and a full ban is...

External water use ban

Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2016 04:45 PM

An external watering ban for the town has been implemented, effective immediately.

Due to the prolonged warm and dry conditions currently being experienced in the region, excessive water use is putting a strain on the Town’s water production capabilities. The water supply is not recharging and consumption continues to place a growing strain on the system.

Watering of flowers, shrubs, small trees and vegetable gardens will be permitted with hand held appliances only. Watering with sprinkler systems...

Queen Street between Peel Street and Thomas Street to be paved August 17

Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2016 04:30 PM

To accommodate Emergency Medical Services and ensure pavement quality, the Town of St. Marys will be paving Queen Street between Peel Street and Thomas Street in one day on Wednesday, August 17. Weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin at 4:00 a.m. and estimated to be complete by 6:00 p.m.

As during earlier phases of construction, there will be no parking on Queen Street in order to accommodate traffic flow. Crews will begin paving the north lanes, with two-way traffic allowed on the south...

Town of St. Marys seeking input on updated Strategic Plan

Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2016 09:45 AM


The Town of St. Marys wants to hear from you. The organization is currently in the process of updating its Strategic Plan and is looking for feedback from local stakeholders.

The Town’s first Strategic Plan was approved in 2010, following extensive consultation with community members. The plan offered valuable insights into St. Marys’ socioeconomic environment, and proposed a number of actions the Town could take to achieve its strategic goals.

In 2015, the Town undertook a review of the 2010...