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  • Message from Burin Peninsula Waste Management
    Change in Waste Collection for Christmas DayDue to the Boxing Day Holiday on Tuesday December 26, 2017, the Waste ... (more)
  • Theft of Street Signs Can Endanger Lives!
    At first glance, the theft of a street sign for a dorm room or switching them around as a prank might not seem like a big ... (more)
  • Water Shut-off, Greenwood Street, November 29, 2017
    Residents of the Greenwood Street area are advised that the water will be shut off tomorrow, November 29th, at ... (more)
  • Water Shut-off, Greenwood Street West, Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    Residents are advised that there will be a water shut-off tomorrow morning, Tuesday, November 28th, around 7:30 a.m. / 8:00 ... (more)
  • Bulk Garbage Collection
    The Burin Peninsula Regional Service Board would like to remind residents that there will be NO Bulk Garbage Collection ... (more)
  • Rodent Poison
    Residents are advised to use caution when placing rodent poison around their properties due to the recent deaths of two ... (more)
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Message from Burin Peninsula Waste Management



Change in Waste Collection for Christmas Day

Due to the Boxing Day Holiday on Tuesday December 26, 2017, the Waste Collection Schedule for the remainder of the week will be pushed ahead by one day in the Southern Region (Red Harbour to Grand Bank). Waste Collection in the Northern Region (Rushoon to Monkstown) will not be affected by this Holiday. {This means that waste collection will take place in Marystown on Friday, December 29th.}

The landfill site will be closed from 4:00 pm on Saturday, December 23, 2017, and will re-open at 8:00 am on Wednesday, December 27, 2017.

Waste Collection for New Year’s Day

Household and Bulk Waste Collection will not be affected by the New Year’s Day Holiday and will resume its normal schedule on Tuesday, January 02, 2018.


The landfill site will be closing at 4:00 pm on Saturday, December 30, 2017 and will re-open at 8:00 am on Tuesday, January 02, 2018.

Posted on November 30th, 2017

Theft of Street Signs Can Endanger Lives!



At first glance, the theft of a street sign for a dorm room or switching them around as a prank might not seem like a big deal. But there can be major consequences.  Not only can a missing street sign be confusing for drivers and pedestrians, it can cause an accident or even worse – it can cost someone their life.

Our emergency responders rely on street signage in order to respond to a call as quickly as possible. When signs go missing, it can make it difficult for the fire department or ambulance service to find a street, especially at night. Those critical seconds or even minutes could worsen an already serious situation.

So before you decide to steal or swap out a street sign, please think of the life you may be endangering.

Residents are asked to please call the Town Office if you notice a missing street sign so we can replace it.

Posted on November 29th, 2017

Water Shut-off, Greenwood Street, November 29, 2017




Residents of the Greenwood Street area are advised that the water will be shut off tomorrow, November 29th, at 8:00 a.m. for the majority of the day as work continues on water upgrades for the area.

The water shut-off will affect the intersection of Creston Boulevard/Greenwood Street to Chris Elms' residence (25-27 Greenwood Street West) and the intersection of Creston Boulevard/Greenwood Street up to but not including Braxton Suites on Creston Boulevard.

Residents of the area will experience either no water or low water pressure.

The Town and Mallay's Industrial Services Ltd. apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Posted on November 28th, 2017

Water Shut-off, Greenwood Street West, Tuesday, November 28, 2017




Residents are advised that there will be a water shut-off tomorrow morning, Tuesday, November 28th, around 7:30 a.m. / 8:00 a.m. to complete the installation of two water main valves by Mallay's Industrial Services Ltd

Water will not be available between the residences of Jack Walsh and Ivan Farewell for most of the day.

The Town and Mallay's Industrial Services Ltd. apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience as we work to improve water services for this area.

Posted on November 27th, 2017

Bulk Garbage Collection



The Burin Peninsula Regional Service Board would like to remind residents that there will be NO Bulk Garbage Collection during the months of February and March 2018. Bulk Garbage Collection will resume its normal schedule in April 2018.

Posted on November 22nd, 2017

Rodent Poison


Residents are advised to use caution when placing rodent poison around their properties due to the recent deaths of two family pets.

Residents are advised to use a container similar to those pictured. You can choose to make a homemade container with wood or a plastic bucket or purchase a container with an opening just big enough for a rodent to access the poison.

Please ensure the safety of children and pets when using rodent poison!


 

Posted on November 8th, 2017

2016-2017 Scholarships


Dr. Chester Harris Memorial Scholarship
Mary Hodder Scholarship

The Town Council of Marystown invites applications from graduate students of Marystown Central High School in the academic year 2016-2017 for the Dr. Chester Harris Memorial and Mary Hodder scholarships. The applicant must be the son, daughter or dependant of a citizen of Marystown.

These scholarships are valued at $500 each and will be awarded based on criteria available from the Town Office or by phoning 279-1661 or faxing 279-2862. Interested graduates are asked to submit applications, available at the Town Office, along with requested documentation no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, December 8, 2017, to:

Scholarship Committee
c/o Town of Marystown
P.O. Box 1118
Marystown, NL
A0E 2M0

Applications received after the December 8, 2017, deadline will not be accepted.

2016-2017 Scholarship Applications

Posted on November 8th, 2017

Rental Rates for Kaetlyn Osmond Arena - 2017/2018 Season


Posted on October 3rd, 2017

Join Our Mailing List!


           

In an effort to increase the distribution of information important to our residents, we now have an email mailing list. Residents who subscribe to this list will receive important information directly in their email inbox.

These notices will include information regarding disruptions in municipal water, sewer and garbage collection, road closures and detours, office closures, power outages, emergency notices, etc.

Just complete the Communications Consent Form and send it back to us. Your information will only be used to communicate information to you and will not be used to contact you for any other purpose (ie., tax collection) and will not be shared.  You can unsubscribe at any time if you are not satisfied.

Please note that this mailing list will only be used to communicate important notices from the Town and will not be used to advertise the Town’s or any third party’s events, festivals, etc.

 

Posted on July 17th, 2017

Fire Department's 50th Anniversary





Congratulations to the Marystown Volunteer Fire Department on the occasion of their 50th Anniversary this weekend!

Our dedicated firefighters have protected our town since 1967 and have been serving our town with pride and honour both on and off duty.

We are extremely proud and thankful for each and every person, both past and present, who has stepped up and volunteered their time as a firefighter. We are also thankful to the families of our firefighters who support them.

The Fire Department has a number of events planned for this weekend to celebrate this huge milestone. Checkout their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MystVolFireDept/ for updates.

Their weekend will start off with a Meet and Greet at the Fire Hall tonight from 7:00 to 10:00 -come on out and say hello to your firefighters!


 

Posted on July 14th, 2017

Sale of Animals / Permits





As per the Town’s Regulations, a mobile business permit is required by any person wishing to advertise the sale of animals on a regular basis as this constitutes a business.  If you see an ad selling any animal and you are interested in purchasing that animal, please contact the Burin Peninsula SPCA at 891-8000 to speak with a representative as to whether that seller is considered an acceptable seller.


As per section 64 of the Animal Pedigree Act of Canada, it is a federal offense to sell an animal of a recognized breed as purebred, registered or eligible to be registered if it is not. If you have questions or concerns regarding a seller of a purebred animal, again, contact the Burin Peninsula SPCA for assistance.

 

Posted on June 29th, 2017

Posting Your Civic Address Is Important!




If you had an emergency, would an ambulance be able to find your residence? Would the Fire Department or the RCMP? How about at night? Or from a distance?

Every second counts during a fire, police or medical emergency and valuable time can be lost if your civic address is not clearly posted where emergency responders can see it. Emergency responders cannot provide lifesaving services to you and your family if they cannot find your house.

Your civic address is assigned by the Municipal Assessment Agency. If you are unsure what your civic address is, or if you are using a number that was assigned to you by Newfoundland Power, please contact the Town Office to confirm your address and post it for emergency responders – the closer to the end of your driveway, the better.

Because they can’t help you if they can’t find you…

 

Posted on June 20th, 2017

Cortney Lake




Council and staff with the Town of Marystown would like to send thoughts and prayers to the family of Cortney Lake. We continue to hope that she will be found safe and sound.

Council would like to offer their support in the search of Cortney through the distribution of flyers (as pictured). Anyone who would like to assist in posting or distributing them may come to the Town Office and request copies.

May the family and friends of Cortney stay strong during this difficult time and may God protect Cortney and return her safely to her family.

 

Posted on June 14th, 2017

Adopt-A-Spot

 




Do you enjoy gardening? Do you want to share that with others? If you are an individual, business or local organization interested in maintaining a green space and contributing to the beauty of your town, why not adopt a spot?

The Burin Peninsula Chamber of Commerce's Adopt-A-Spot Program was designed to give volunteers the opportunity to make an impact and show their pride.

All you need to do is pick a spot in our community that you would like to maintain and complete the application in the link below. The Burin Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will provide the sign and you get to contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment!

For those students looking for volunteer opportunities, this is a great way to volunteer, support your community and meet new friends!

Adopt-A-Spot Brochure



 

Posted on June 13th, 2017

Integrated Community Sustainability /Municipal Plan




The Town would like to thank those residents who attended last night's public session to help provide input and feedback on a new 10-year Integrated Community Sustainability / Municipal Plan. There was a lot of discussion and a lot of interest in how our community should be planned and developed in the future.

If you weren't able to attend the meeting but would still like to have some input, please feel free to complete our survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KG5WJ7R.

Our draft Key Findings Report can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/2pZYBdM.

Posted on June 6th, 2017

Goobies Visitor Information Centre



Residents and Tourists are advised that the Visitor Information Centre in Goobies will be closed for the 2017 season.


With the heavy construction at the Irving Gas Station/Circle K Restaurant site, a water supply and parking will not be available for the VIC. Heavy construction, plus a very restricted flow of traffic, pose a public safety issue for staff and prospective visitors.

With the assistance of two volunteers, the Heritage Run Tourism Association will maintain two outside dispensers (one at the Goobies VIC building and one at the Circle K convenience store trailer) containing Heritage Run map guides, Heritage Run brochures and St. Pierre et Miquelon brochures. Volunteers will also ensure that Whitbourne and Clarenville VICs have updated guides and brochures. As they become aware of festivals/events, the HRTA will forward that information to SPM and other Provincial VICs and post it on their website and Twitter/Facebook pages.

This closure is for the 2017 season only. Operations will resume at the Goobies Visitor Information Centre in 2018.


Posted on May 29th, 2017





Integrated Community Sustainability / Municipal Plan
Monday, June 5, 2017
St. Gabriel's Hall @ 7:00 p.m.

The Town of Marystown invites all residents to participate in the planning process for a new Integrated Community Sustainability / Municipal Plan. If you have any concerns, any ideas or any input that you want to provide on shaping future growth and development in our community, please join us and have your say!

You can click on the link below to complete a short survey that will provide useful information in this process. You can also click on the link to the draft Key Findings Report that may provide you with some useful information.

We look forward to seeing you!

Integrated Community Sustainability / Municipal Plan Survey

Draft Key Findings Report



Posted on May 18th, 2017

UPDATE - CRESTON BOULEVARD / GREENWOOD STREET AREA WATER SHUT-OFF


As most residents know, the water in your area was restored around 3:00 a.m. this morning, which was later than anticipated.

We would like to thank the crew of Mallay's Industrial Services Ltd. who worked for 21 hours yesterday to ensure all necessary repairs were done in one day so that the water did not have to be shut off for a second day. The workers replaced three valves and upgraded the water and sewer lines in the area to mitigate future issues, especially during winter months. They also replaced a large sewer manhole that was 6 meters deep, which was connected to four roads and necessitated the water being shut off so early in order to work with the tide.

We realize the long water shut-off was an inconvenience but we are now happy to report to all residents who were affected that a large portion of the water and sewer system was upgraded and work is pending on the remainder.

As work continues, it's possible that the water may need to be shut off in certain sections for short periods of time. Should that happen, you will be advised. It's likely that you will notice discolouration in your water. If you have an outside tap, please run it until the water clears. If not, you should run the cold water tap inside your house.





Posted on May 18th, 2017

Elevator Issue



Residents are advised that the elevator at the Municipal Centre is currently inoperable.

A Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16th. If the elevator is still inoperable by that day, we will host our meeting at another location that is accessible to all residents.

An update on this item will be pending.

 

Posted on May 11th, 2017

Supplies for Community Clean-ups





The Town of Marystown would like to applaud our residents who have volunteered to help clean up our community! A litter-free community is not just a pretty sight...it's a sign of a community that cares.

We would like to assist those who are organizing community clean-ups by providing garbage bags, disposable gloves and bottled water. If you need any of these supplies, please contact Rob Warr at 279-1661 ext. 231.

To our volunteers...thank you for your help in keeping our community clean and beautiful - your efforts do not go unnoticed. If you would like to pass along any pictures of your organized clean-ups, we would be happy to post them on our page.

Let's all work together so we can enjoy a clean community!

 

Posted on May 11th, 2017

Thank you to our Firefighters!




The Town of Marystown would like to say a HUGE thank you to our volunteer firefighters at the Marystown Volunteer Fire Department for everything they do to keep our residents and our town protected.

In 2016, our thirty volunteers recorded a total of 8,954 volunteer hours - that's an average of 6 hours per firefighter per week for 52 weeks! Those hours were spent attending drill meetings, training, being on call (weekend duty), responding to call-outs and participating in community programs/events such as the breakfast program.

We are extremely proud and thankful to have such an exceptional team of firefighters who are so giving of their time. They respond to calls at all hours of the day or night, they give up their weekends and holidays and they sometimes miss out on family events.

We invite all residents to join us as we say a heartfelt "Thank You" to our firefighters and of course, their families!

 

Posted on March 9th, 2017

Orkin Canada


Residents are advised that the Town has engaged the services of Orkin Canada to implement a rodent management program. Residents are encouraged to read their brochure and implement the recommended preventative maintenance steps to help reduce the rodent population.

Orkin Brochure

 

Posted on March 6th, 2017

Ten Equal Interest-Free Payments Plan



Residents are advised that the Town has extended the deadline to sign up for its Ten Equal Interest-Free Payments Plan to March 17, 2017. Taxpayers are required to have a $0.00 balance at the time of registration.

Because we have already processed the first of the ten payments, anyone registering for the plan now will be required to make March's payment at the time of registration. The remaining nine payments will be deducted from you bank account on the first business day of each month.

In order to process automatic payments, we require a direct payment form from your bank at the time of registration.

 

Posted on March 6th, 2017

Email Communications


Residents and businesses are advised that the Town is compiling a mailing list that will provide everyone with information via email on issues such as water shut-offs, road work, road detours/closures, office closures, etc.

If you wish to be added to this mailing list, you will need to provide us with your email address.

Residents and businesses are advised that the collection of email addresses will be for the purpose of providing information as noted and will not be used to contact you individually outside of that purpose and will not be shared with any third parties.

You can download a consent form here.

Please send completed forms to the Town Office.

 

Posted on November 4th, 2016

Outdoor Fire Regulations 2012


The Town of Marystown would like to advise residents that in addition to the Government's Fire Prevention Act and Forest Fire Regulations under the Forestry Act, the Town has Regulations in place regarding open outdoor fires, incinerators and outdoor fireplaces.

Please take the time to click the link below and review these Regulations to ensure you are in compliance with regards to any type of outdoor fire.

Outdoor Fire Regulations 2012 
 

Posted on June 1st, 2016

Hazardous Materials in Garbage Collection


Residents are reminded that hazardous materials, such as waste oil/motor oil and other such materials that cause many environmental issues, are not permitted in the regular residential garbage collection and must be disposed of by other means. Disposing of such items in your regular garbage poses a safety issue for the sanitation workers (could spray when compacted) and could cause major interruptions/delays to the collection service in your area.

Please check with some of the local service stations to determine which ones will recycle your used oil.

Thank you for your co-operation and protection of our environment.
 

Posted on May 3rd, 2016

Burning Prohibition of Demolition Materials


Residents are advised that the burning of demolition materials/ waste from derelict structures such as old or abandoned houses, barns, sheds, etc. is strictly prohibited as per Section 12 of the Province's Air Pollution Control Regulations, 2004.

As per Section 16 of the Environmental Protection Act, all debris resulting from the demolition of derelict structures shall be directed to an approved waste disposal site. On-site burial of the debris is also strictly prohibited.

A complete copy of the Air Pollution Control Regulations, 2004 can be obtained here.

 

 

 

Posted on April 4th, 2016

Waste Collection


The Burin Peninsula Regional Service Board would like to remind residents of the following regulations:

1. Under our regulations waste is to be collected between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. There are no set times for curbside waste collection in any particular area and specific collection times may vary from week to week. In order to ensure that waste is collected as scheduled, it should be placed at the curbside by 8:00 a.m. on the set day for collection.

2. All waste must be covered with a net or contained within a bin approved for the collection regulations. Waste is to be contained in approved bags specifically designed for the collection of household waste. At no time is loose waste permitted to be placed in these approved bins.
 

 

Posted on March 22nd, 2016

Goodland O'Flaherty Report


Goodland O'Flaherty Report - Conflict of Interest

 

Posted on February 4th, 2016

Non-Permitted Businesses


All businesses operating within the Town of Marystown’s planning area (including Beau Bois, Spanish Room, Jean de Baie and Rock Harbour) are required to have a permit to operate.  Please refer to the Town’s website at www.townofmarystown.ca for a copy of the Town’s Development Regulations and Municipal Plan as well as the Town’s Tax Structure as it relates to permit fees.

By making application to the Town to operate a business, it ensures that the business is in compliance with zoning bylaws for a specific location and ensures that other regulations (public health and safety, etc.) are addressed.  It also ensures a fair environment for all members of the business community.

Failure to obtain the proper permits will result in the issuance of a Stop Work Order.  Anyone wishing to advise the Town of a business that is operating without a proper permit may do so anonymously by calling Alje Mitchell, Director of Planning & Development Control at 279-1661 ext. 258 or emailing amitchell@townofmarystown.ca.  

 

Posted on November 7th, 2014

No Smoking Policy


Please be advised that the Town of Marystown has a No Smoking Policy in effect at all of its municipal buildings. This includes not only the buildings, but the grounds as well, especially the recreational facilities (swimming pool, arena, track & field complex, Kinsmen Field, Centennial Field and playgrounds). The Town's recreational facilities lend a popular outdoor setting for exercise and recreational activities and often attract large numbers of people, particularly families with children.

Please support our vision of providing a healthy environment and refrain from smoking at the Town's facilities, and on the grounds, at all times.

 

Posted on July 16th, 2014

Delegations at Council Meetings


Residents are advised that anyone wishing to speak at a Council meeting are to make a request in writing. Council meetings are normally held the first and third Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise scheduled.  Council receives all information pertaining to each meeting the Friday before the first and third Tuesday.  As such, any request to speak at a Council meeting needs to be received early Friday morning prior to a meeting.

Each delegate is given approximately five minutes to speak, after which Council may ask questions as deemed necessary.  If a Council decision is necessary, it will be made in time for the following Council meeting or shortly thereafter in order to give Council time to review the information that has been presented.

To be added to a Council agenda, please email Petrina Power, Executive Clerk, at ppower@townofmarystown.ca.

 

Posted on October 9th, 2013

Recreation Complex Legacy Wall


In recognition of sport and recreation and everyone who has been involved with sport and recreation over the years, the Town is putting together a list of names for a Sports Legacy Wall for the new Recreation Complex.  Simply nominate an individual and include a small paragraph outlining his or her involvement with sport and recreation for review by the Recreation Committee.  Nominees can be athletes, executive members, builders, coaches, trainers, fundraisers, officials, supporters, sponsors, etc.  All nominees will be reviewed in a non-competative way.

The Recreation Committee has been working on a list of names to be included on the wall.  The link to the list is included below.  If you know of someone who should be on that list, please review the list for his or her name and if that person is not on the list, please advise Mr. Dominic Lundrigan, Director of Recreation & Community Services, at rec-dept@townofmarystown.ca and the nomination will be reviewed by the Recreation Committee for inclusion.

Legacy Wall List 


Posted on June 18th, 2013


Marine Industrial Park

The Town of Marystown has developed a new Marine Industrial Park in the Power’s Cove area, boasting 15 large fully-serviced lots (lots can be subdivided to meet individual needs) with plans for a laydown area and 1,000 foot wharf.  Because of its ideal location – a well-sheltered, ice-free, deepwater harbour - this Marine Industrial Park is well-suited to take advantage of the opportunities in the supply and service sector, specifically oil/gas, fabrication and manufacturing.

A Marketing Plan is now being developed to hilight the attributes and benefits of the park.  This information will be posted via a web link once it is available.

For more information on the Marine Industrial Park or to view a lot, please contact the CAO at 709-279-1661, ext. 227 or email info@townofmarystown.ca.

Click Here For Lot Layout

Posted on September 13th, 2012