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Town Council approves yard sale ban

Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2020 11:45 AM

An additional means for residents to help flatten the curve

Spring cleaning and pandemic restlessness may have created an “urge to purge” but until social distancing restrictions are lifted, yard sales will not be an option.

At its regular meeting on Tuesday, Apr. 28, Town Council approved a ban on yard sales, as they run contrary to the current provincial emergency orders banning public gatherings of five or more people and non-essential work. Stratford Police Service was consulted in the staff recommendation...

Town, Library and Adult Learning offering free finance-focused webinar series

Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2020 10:00 AM

As part of its COVID-19 relief efforts, the Town of St. Marys is teaming up with the St. Marys Public Library, Adult Learning Programs of Perth and other community partners to offer a free finance-focused webinar series. The three-part series will address the economic challenges presented by the pandemic and will feature speakers with expertise in employment, finance, business development and government.

The series will be presented live on the Town’s Facebook page. To participate through Facebook,...

Town recruiting members for Business Economic Support and Recovery Task Force

Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 07:15 AM

As part of its efforts to address the financial challenges caused by COVID-19, St. Marys Town Council is expected to approve the establishment of a Business Economic Support and Recovery Task Force at its meeting on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

The new committee will advise Council on matters related to local businesses and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Its focus will be supporting the St. Marys business community now and after the outbreak has ended.

“Of the $300,000 that Council recently allocated...

Town’s local business support goes digital

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2020 04:00 PM

Online gift certificate program assists during pandemic

There’s a safe new way to support St. Marys’ shops and services during these challenging times.

The Town of St. Marys has taken the lead on participating in an online gift certificate resource, www.fansaveshelps.ca. FanSaves aims to support communities by encouraging social distancing and allowing businesses to stay afloat during this unprecedented pandemic.  

Gift certificates can be purchased from the comfort of home, with the amount (minus...

Town announcing further financial relief measures for those impacted by COVID-19

Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2020 07:45 AM

St. Marys Town Council has approved further financial relief measures for residents and business owners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The move follows Council’s March 24, 2020 decision to waive all penalties and interest charges on municipal payments for 30 days.

The Town will now allow those struggling financially to defer the May 28, 2020 interim property tax payment to June 30, 2020. Because property taxes make up the bulk of the Town’s annual revenue, the municipality is asking those that...