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Fire Chief urges drivers to pull over for emergency vehicles

Posted on Friday, January 13, 2017 11:00 AM

Flashing green lights also indicate emergency responders

Town of St. Marys Fire Chief Richard Anderson is reminding local and area drivers to heed the law and Driver’s Handbook when reacting to approaching emergency vehicles.

“When responding to recent calls, I have noticed some drivers not pulling over or getting nervous and stopping right in the middle of the street,” said Chief Anderson. “These actions delay emergency vehicles and increase the danger of collision for both drivers and emergency responders.”


St. Marys Town Council votes on alternative policing options

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:00 PM

Following a public meeting on January 10, Town Council voted in favour of seeking approval from the Ontario Civilian Police Commission to bring the Stratford Police Service to St. Marys. The decision was based on the findings of a review of alternative policing options undertaken by the Town in 2016.

The review was initiated in response to concerns about the level of service currently provided by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). The review explored ways that the Town could increase service levels,...

Town Council makes decision on Hall of Fame funding request

Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 02:00 PM

At a special meeting on Wednesday, December 21, members of Town of St. Marys Council voted to deny a request for funding from the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (CBHFM). The organization was seeking a grant from the Town to support a 6.2 million dollar expansion of its current site into a museum campus.

The CBHFM approached Council in February to request a one-time $550,000 capital funding contribution and an additional $150,000 per year to permanently support the new museum project’s annual...

Town Council holds meetings to discuss 2017 municipal budget

Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2016 03:15 PM

On Tuesday, December 13, members of Town of St. Marys Council held a special meeting to discuss the 2017 draft municipal budget. The meeting was the first in a series of four, with the remaining sessions scheduled for January 2017.

A number of capital items were pre-approved by Council during the meeting, including new equipment purchases as well as upgrades and repairs to Town roads, structures and facilities. Council’s pre-approval allows staff to move forward on these items prior to the adoption...

Council Budget Committee meetings begin December 13

Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2016 10:00 AM

Draft 2017 budget available on the Town’s website and at the Municipal Operations Centre

Town of St. Marys Council will be holding special meetings on the following dates to review the 2017 Municipal Budget:

Dates: Tuesday, December 13, 2016; Tuesday, January 10, 2017; Tuesday, January 17, 2017; and Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m., with the exception of January 31, which is at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Municipal Operations Centre (408 James Street South)

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The 2017 draft budget...