Announcements and News Releases

504 Notice of Officer and Grievance Procedure for 2018

2018 LEAF PICK UP SCHEDULE

Please follow the above link to view the 2018 schedule for picking up leaves.

JACKSON ROAD DRAINAGE PROJECT

The City of St. Marys would like to inform residents that beginning Monday, September 24, 2018, the lower part of Jackson Road will be closed to through traffic.  This closure will remain in effect until Friday, October 12, 2018.  The City Street Department and contractors will be working on repairing the storm drainage system on the lower portion of the road.  The City appreciates the cooperation of the public during this project.  Any questions can be directed to City Hall at 781-1718.

ZONING PERMITS REQUIRED FOR PAVING OR CONCRETE PROJECTS

 The City of St. Marys Zoning Ordinance of 2005 requires residents and businesses to acquire zoning permits for the paving or installation of concrete or asphalt on parking lots, driveways, parking areas, and sidewalks.  Applications for these improvements are available at City Hall, 11 Lafayette Street, and can be submitted by the contractor or the property owner; the cost of which is $25.00.

Some examples of when a permit is required are: new asphalt or concrete installation, asphalt or concrete installation over existing gravel, stone, tar and chip areas, and expansion of existing asphalt or concrete areas. 

Some examples of when a permit is NOT required are: sealing of existing asphalt or concrete areas, milling and/or resurfacing of existing asphalt or concrete areas with no increase in size, and no separate permit is required for asphalt or concrete improvements if an application is received for another improvement i.e.; a house is being built that proposes a concrete driveway.  The zoning permit application for the house should state that a concrete or asphalt driveway is proposed and it will be reviewed then.

The City of St. Marys would also like to advise its residents to use caution when choosing an asphalt paving or concrete contractor. Citizens should be wary of promises of a “special deal for cash” and/or “left over material” claims. There have been instances in the past where substandard work has been performed under these circumstances.

 If you have any questions regarding this Ordinance, please feel free to contact the City’s Zoning Officer at 781-1718 Ext 227.

OUTDOOR FIRE ORDINANCE

The City of St. Marys’ Code Enforcement Office would like to explain to City residents the recent changes made to the Outdoor Fire Ordinance.

 In the past, one of the biggest challenges for the Code Enforcement Department dealt with recreational fires in backyards. Those types of fires were not permitted under the prior Ordinance. With the new changes, brush and firewood may be burned, uncontained, in the outlying areas of the City known as the Rural Conservation (RC) Zoning District. If a property is located in the more populated areas, toward the center of town or in developed neighborhoods, the brush or firewood must be burned in a container, such as a fire ring or fire-proof container. The revisions to the Ordinance allow residents to burn dead branches that have fallen from their trees, or to have a recreational fire in their backyard. Those individuals burning larger, uncontained fires located in the RC Zoning District are required to make a 24-hour notification to City Hall and/or the Crystal Fire Department.

 General restrictions still apply to any type of outdoor fire, including a 20-foot setback distance from property lines to the edge of the fire. Also, outdoor fires that discharge noxious odors, dense smoke, or fly ash are not permitted. All outdoor fires must be maintained by at least one adult person. No outdoor fires are permitted during any period for which the Chief of the Crystal Fire Department has issued a burn ban, and no outdoor fire shall be set or maintained for the purpose of disposal of garbage, processed wood, petroleum products, tires, and other similar materials.

 If a resident should have any questions regarding the changes to the Outdoor Fire Ordinance, or are not sure which Zoning District their property falls into, they should feel free to contact the City’s Code Enforcement Office at (814) 781-1718 ext. 239, and the Code Enforcement Officers would be happy to answer questions.

PRIOR NEWS RELEASES

FIREWORK SAFETY NEWS RELEASE

 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (CLOSED)

The Next 25 Town Hall August 13th

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING (CLOSED)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

Expanded Options for Sewer Bill Payments

  Sewer Bill Direct Pay Form

Zoning Permits Required for Structures

CLOSED COMMUNITY SERVICE SPECIALIST CLOSED

CLOSED PARKING ENFORCEMENT OFFICER CLOSED

 

VISION STATEMENT

2018 Vision Statement

2016 City Vision Statement


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