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  • 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 ... (more)
  • Upcoming Blood Donor Clinics
    Summer is upon us and now, more than ever, there is a CRITICAL NEED for blood donors to GiveLife by donating blood on the ... (more)
  • Closure of Waste Disposal Site - Canada Day
    Residents are advised that the waste disposal site will be closed on Saturday, July 1st, due to the Canada Day Holiday. ... (more)
  • 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 ... (more)
  • Summer Employment Opportunities
    The Town of Marystown has openings for maintenance workers. Duties would include, but not be limited to, grass cutting, ... (more)
  • Cortney Lake
    Council and staff with the Town of Marystown would like to send thoughts and prayers to the family of Cortney Lake. We ... (more)
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News Articles

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

Upcoming Blood Donor Clinics





Summer is upon us and now, more than ever, there is a CRITICAL NEED for blood donors to GiveLife by donating blood on the Burin Peninsula in July!

Low blood inventory could cause issues for patients. Every unit of blood collected will be sent to local hospitals in this province within 3-5 days of donating.

Donating blood only takes an hour of your time - but it could mean a lifetime to someone else. Please help and make your appointment to donate!


Posted on June 27th, 2017

Closure of Waste Disposal Site - Canada Day



Residents are advised that the waste disposal site will be closed on Saturday, July 1st, due to the Canada Day Holiday. The site will re-open on Tuesday, July 4th, at 8:00 a.m.

Regular waste collection will NOT be affected by the Canada Day Holiday.

Please visit the Burin Peninsula Waste Management website at www.burinpenwaste.com for more information.


Posted on June 21st, 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

Summer Employment Opportunities




The Town of Marystown has openings for maintenance workers. Duties would include, but not be limited to, grass cutting, painting, staining, minor repairs to equipment (playground), raking, spreading stone, etc.

These are Job Creation Project (JCP) positions and are subject to funding.

Please note these work hours are not EI eligible.

Interested candidates can forward their resumes to Robert Warr, Director of Recreation & Community Services at rec-dept@townofmarystown.ca or drop them off to the Town Hall.


Posted on June 14th, 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

Canada Day - Remote Control Car Race



Children are advised to bring their remote control cars to the Canada Day festivities taking place in the vicinity of the Marystown Heritage Museum/MADD Gardens.

We will be holding a remote control car race as we did last year so come on out and have some fun!


Posted on June 13th, 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

Canada Day Parade and Memorial Service




Residents are advised that this year’s Canada Day Parade and Memorial Service will take place in Marystown.

The parade will start from the Sobey’s parking lot at 10:30 a.m. Anyone wanting to participate in the parade is asked to be at Sobeys by 10:20 a.m. to form up. The parade will proceed to the Town Hall and the memorial service will proceed promptly at 11:00 a.m. where there will be a wreath laying ceremony.


Posted on June 9th, 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

July 1st Canada Day Events and Road Closure




We have several events planned for this year's Canada Day Celebrations, which will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the vicinity of the Marystown Heritage Museum again this year.

We are pleased that the Burin Peninsula Chapter of MADD will be involved in this year's events. MADD will host a picnic in the park at MADD Gardens. Hot dogs and refreshments will be provided as well as musical entertainment - you provide the rest (your own blanket, etc.). Simultaneously, there will be games and live music at the front of the Marystown Heritage Museum.

Later on that evening, there will be a movie for the kids behind the Marystown Heritage Museum (canteen to be provided by the museum). And of course, you can't celebrate Canada Day without fireworks over the water (immediately following the movie).

To facilitate the day's events, we will be shutting down a section of Ville Marie Drive from Sacred Heart Parish to the overpass by MADD Gardens from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

Student Employment Opportunity

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