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Groundbreaking Ceremony For New Water Plant

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Water Plant was held on Friday, August 10th.  Water and Sewer Dept. Superintendent Jeff Thompson addressed the crowd as well as Mayor McGowan, Jakob Meinerding from Jones and Henry Engineers, Robert Knapke from Peterson Construction, and State Representative Craig Riedel.  This 18 million dollar project, located at 11314 County Road 66A, is anticipated to be completed in the Spring of 2020. 

View Your Utility Bill Online

The City of St. Marys is now providing a way for you to view your utility bill and billing history online.  Click the link below and click SignUp to create a new account.  You will need your customer account number and your account name as it appears on your monthly utility bill.  If you are already registered, click the link below to login. 

Anderson Ewing Hired As A Firefighter/Paramedic

The Fire Department welcomes its newest employee, Firefighter/Paramedic Anderson Ewing.  A 2015 graduate of Celina High School and an Eagle Scout, Anderson began his firefighting career by graduating from the Ohio Fire Academy on July 12, 2017 and serving on Celina Fire Departments auxiliary.  Anderson has obtained his Firefighter Level II, Hazardous Materials Operations, Rescue SCUBA Diver and most recently his Paramedic certification. 

Welcome aboard!

Intersection to Change - High and Front Streets

ST. MARYS – Motorists in St. Marys will soon have one less traffic signal to deal with while traversing the city.

New Pickleball Courts Ready For Use

The newest attraction at K.C. Geiger Park is open and ready for the public.  The pickleball complex at the park has recently been installed and is open for play.  In addition to four new pickleball courts, three tennis courts at K.C. Geiger Park have been upgraded as part of ongoing improvements at the facility.

Peak Load

The City of St. Marys is under a peak load alert for Friday (June 30), Monday (July 2), and Tuesday (July 3).  Residents are encouraged to reduce electric usage between the hours of 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. those days to help save on power costs. 

Scheduled Power Outage

There will be a scheduled power outage on Sunday, June 10th beginning at 7:00 a.m. lasting approximately 2 hours.  This will affect some residents on Greenville Road and all residents south of Greenville Road.

Open House A Success

National Donut day was celebrated with an Open House at the St. Marys Police and Fire Departments on June 1st.  Attendees enjoyed donuts, juice and coffee and took tours of the Police and FIre Departments.  The K-9 was on hand for demonstrations as well as other demonstrations by the staff.  Below are pictures from the event.  Thanks to all who attended. 

Pool Passes - Early Purchase Dates and Times

Pool passess will be available for purchase on May 21, May 22, and May 23, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Family Aquatic Center. 

Ohio EPA Environmental Assessment Availability Notice

Please click link below for access to the Ohio EPA's Environmental Assessment Availability Notice

Downtown Traffic Study

The PDF below contains a presentation given by Choice One Engineering regarding the results of a traffic study conducted in the downtown district.  Based on those results, Choice One Engineering has recommended the removal of several traffic signals.

  Traffic Study Presentation

New Officer and Josh Boos Promoted to Sergeant

Josh Boos was promoted to Sergeant on February 12, 2018.  Josh has 12 years with the department and is a Memorial High School graduate with an associate degree in law enforcement.  Charlie Eberle is the department’s newest officer.  Charlie also graduated from Memorial High School and has a bachelor of science in criminal justice from Bowling Green State University. Congratulations!

Sgt. Vondrell Retires

Sgt. Vondrell has retired from the Police Department after 22 years of service.  He was hired March 4, 1996, as a Police Officer and promoted to Sergeant on August 16, 2004.  Thanks for your service Shawn.  Enjoy your retirement!

New Hours For Tax and Utility Office

In an effort to increase efficiency and streamline operations, the City of St. Marys Tax and Utility Office will be changing its hours of operation.  Starting on Feb. 5, 2018, the Tax and Utility Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The change will help the tax and utility clerks better serve customers.

Our New Chief of Police, Jacob Sutton

Sgt. Jacob Sutton was promoted to Chief of Police on December 5, 2017.  Chief Sutton is a graduate of Memorial High School and has a bachelor degree in Criminal Justice from Tiffin University.  He started his career with the City of St. Marys as a Police Officer in 1999 and was promoted to Sergeant in 2007.  Congratulations Chief Sutton on your new appointment!

Tom Kennedy Promoted to Sergeant

On December 11, 2017, Thomas Kennedy II was promoted to Police Sergeant.  Sgt. Kennedy has been with the department since 2007 and is a graduate of Bluffton High School and has a bachelor degree in Criminal Justice from Tiffin Univerity.  Congratulations Tom!

Karen Bergman Retires!

Karen Bergman retired from the City after 28 years of service!  Karen worked in the Utility Office as a Utilities Billing Clerk. We wish her the best!  Thank you for your service! 

Plt. Shane Grieves, our new Police Officer

Ptl. Shane Grieves, hired November 20th, took his Oath of Office at last night's Council Meeting.  Shane is a graduate of Anna High School and the Grand Lake Law Enforcement Academy at Wright State University.  Welcome aboard Shane!

27th Year Tree City USA

Stephanie Miller, the district representative for the State Forestry office, recognized the City of St. Marys for their 27th year in the Tree City USA program.

New Utility Payment Drop Box

For your convenience, a new utility payment drop box has been installed in the municipal parking lot behind the Utility Office.  Utility payments can be placed in the box 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.  Payments are collected each day the Utility Office is open.  Do not place cash in the drop box; personal checks or money orders only. 

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat for the City of St. Marys is Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

City Linemen Helping With Recovery Efforts In Florida

Two City of St. Marys linemen left for Florida Sunday morning to help with Hurricane Irma recovery efforts.  They met up with 10 employees from Hamilton, Ohio and were headed down in a convoy that included bucket trucks and digger trucks.  Pictured below are Jason Durkee and John Vogel.  Thanks guys for volunteering!  Be safe!

School and City Partnership

The City of St. Marys has partnered with the St. Marys Memorial High School, FFA/Agricultural Department, to allow the school to do agricultural activities on City owned property located on McKinley Road.  This partnership allows the students to get experience in crop production.  From planning, development, managing and monitoring agricultural crops, the students will learn to manage all aspects of actual farming practices.

Congressman Jim Jordan's Deputy District Director will be at the Municipal Building on September 13th

Cameron Warner will be available to meet with constituents regarding any concerns they may have on Wednesday, September 13th from 2-4 p.m. at the City Municipal Building, 101 E. Spring Street.