Council Meeting, April 4, 2017
Residents are advised that due to the pending office closure on March 31st to accommodate the relocation of staff back to ... (more)
UPCOMING OFFICE CLOSURE
Residents are advised that staff will be moving back to the Municipal Centre at 150-168 Ville Marie Drive on ... (more)
The 9th annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2017. It's a day to shine a bright light on autism and raise ... (more)
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 ... (more)
Burin Peninsula Relay for Life 2017
Residents are advised that there will be a meeting on March 26th at 2:00 p.m. at the Summer Games Building for ... (more)
Red Cross Month
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News ArticlesCouncil Meeting, April 4, 2017
Residents are advised that due to the pending office closure on March 31st to accommodate the relocation of staff back to the Municipal Centre and the ensuing office set-up once staff have relocated, the Council meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, April 4th, has been cancelled.
UPCOMING OFFICE CLOSURE
The 9th annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2017. It's a day to shine a bright light on autism and raise awareness about individuals living with autism, their families and their caregivers. It's also a day to celebrate inclusion and diversity, a day to highlight the accomplishments and successes of those in our community and a day to discuss the many needs and challenges of individuals with autism.
On Sunday, April 2nd (or Friday, March 31st for schools, etc.), please wear blue to show your support and light it up for World Autism Awareness Day!
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!
Burin Peninsula Relay for Life 2017
Red Cross Month
March is Red Cross Month.
Purple Day for Epilepsy
Purple Day was founded by 9-year old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia who wanted to help raise awareness of epilepsy. This neurological condition is estimated to affect over 10,000 people in our province, over 300,000 people in Canada and 50 million people worldwide.
Purple Day is celebrated annually on March 26th to increase understanding, reduce stigma and improve quality of life for people living with epilepsy.
On Saturday, March 26th (or Friday, March 24th for schools, etc.) please wear purple to show your support!
Residents are advised that we will be moving back to the Municipal Centre across from McDonald's at the end of this month.
Because staff will be busy with this move, the deadline for 2017 Municipal Taxes has been amended from March 31st to April 17th.
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.
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.
Breast Cancer Focus Group
Support for Quebec City
The Town of Marystown wishes to extend our deepest condolences to the victims, family members and all those who have been impacted by the horrific events that transpired in Quebec City on Sunday.
Canada, and the communities that make up our great country, is broad and diverse in nature. Despite those differences, we are fellow citizens, and believe ALL people are worthy of respect and decency. We strongly condemn all acts of violence, hatred and racism, and we encourage all citizens to display the values we all hold dear of peace, love and compassion.
The flags at the municipal centre will be flown at half-mast as a gesture of support and empathy.
The Town of Marystown is offering a 10-Month Equal Payment Plan for 2017 (interest free). The plan is being offered to those taxpayers who have a zero balance on all accounts as of February 24, 2017.
For more information on set-up of this plan, please contact the Town Office at 279-1661 before February 20, 2017.
Request for Proposals – Cleaning/Janitorial Services
The Town of Marystown is seeking proposals for Cleaning/Janitorial Services. The successful bidder will be required to provide cleaning services, as specified in the RFP package, at the Town of Marystown’s Municipal Building, 150-168 Ville Marie Drive, Marystown. This agreement will be in place for a two (2) year period.
For a detailed Request for Proposals package please contact Mike Walsh, Acting Chief Administrative Officer, at 279-1661, extension 229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals must be received by 3:00pm on Friday February 3, 2017. Proposals must be in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Request for Proposals – Cleaning/Janitorial Services”.
Bulk Garbage Collection
The Burin Peninsula Regional Service Board would like to remind Towns and Residents that there will NO BULK COLLECTION during the month of February and the month of March of 2017.
Bulk Collection will resume its normal Schedule in April.
Waste Collection During Snow Clearing Season
The Town of Marystown reminds its residents of Waste Collection Regulations regarding the placement of waste.
All waste to be collected must be placed at the curb or street line no later than 8:00 a.m. on the designated day of collection. From November to April, waste to be collected must be placed 12ft/4m from the curb or asphalt.
With the winter season upon us and snow-clearing operations in place, failure to follow these regulations results in the Public Works Department being unable to clear snow due to waste items in the road reservation.
Residents are asked to please abide by the regulations and work together with the Town to ensure that snow is cleared in a timely manner.
Your cooperation is this matter is appreciated.
Snow Clearing Regulations
Residents are reminded that the Town of Marystown’s Snow Clearing Policy is in effect from the week of December 11th, 2016 to April 29th, 2017. As per section 4 of the regulations, side-street parking is prohibited and unattended vehicles interfering with snow clearing operations will be immediately removed at the owner's cost.
As well, residents are reminded that as per section 5 of the regulations, no person shall deposit snow from a driveway, sidewalk, parking lot or other property onto any street or street reservations.
A copy of the Snow Clearing regulations can be seen on our website (Forms and Publications) or picked up at the Town Hall.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Goodland O'Flaherty Report
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com and the nomination will be reviewed by the Recreation Committee for inclusion.
Legacy Wall List
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.