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City Seeks RFQs For Auctioneers

The City of St. Marys is seeking RFQs (requests for qualifications) for auctioneers in anticipation of offering real estate for sale at public auction. Please review the attached documents for more information. 

Historic Marker for Reservoir Mill

On Friday, November 12, 2021, the City of St. Marys held a dedication ceremony of a historic marker for the Reservoir Mill. The marker is the city’s first official historic marker as administered by Ohio History Connection. The marker tells the history of the Reservoir Mill, which dates back to the 1840s and played an integral role in the growth and development of the city. 

City Looks To Peak Shave

The City will be in a peak-shaving day from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021. Residents are asked to curb electric usage during those times to help reduce future electric costs.

City Seeks Help To Reduce Power Consumption

ST. MARYS – As temperatures are expected to reach well into the 90s in the next few days, St. Marys electric customers are being asked to conserve power.
There is nothing wrong with the electric grid or infrastructure. This reduction in consumption request is being made to take every avenue to reduce costs for customers. As such, customers are requested to voluntarily lower electricity usage during the peak period from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021.

Gas Aggregation Customers

Volunteer Energy Gas Aggregation customers are receiving refund checks from Volunteer Energy Services, Inc. due to a pass-through charge they added to participant bills when they had to pay higher prices in March 2021.  It was determined by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio this was to be reimbursed to the participants.  If you have any questions you can contact us at 419-300-1241.

Brian Parker Promoted to Police Sergeant

On May 31, 2021 Brian Parker was promoted to Police Sergeant.  Brian has 8 years with the department and is a graduate of Memorial High School and Wright State University-Lake Campus with an Associate of Technical Study in law enforcement.  He also served four years in the United States Marine Corp.  Congratulations Brian!  

SMORA Rules and Regulations

With the St. Marys Outdoor Refreshment Area (SMORA) coming online soon, here are some of the rules and regulations:

Village of Yorkshire

We began administering for the Village of Yorkshire July 1, 2021.  The tax rate is 1%.

Cridersville Tax Rate Increase

Cridersville tax rate increases to 1.5% as of July 1, 2021

Ptl. Randy Allemeier Retires After 17+ Years With Department

Ptl. Randy Allemeier retired from his position with the Police Department after 17+ years of service.  His most recent years was spent as the School Resource Officer.  Congratulations Randy!  

Pool House Ribbon Cutting - Open House

The City of St. Marys will be holding a ribbon-cutting and open house for the new pool house at the St. Marys Family Aquatic Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 28th.  Refreshments will be served and those in attendance will be able to register for a free drawing for a family pool pass for the 2021 season.  Guided tours of the new pool house will be available to those interested in getting a sneak peak at the facility before it opens to the public.

Splash Pad Opens Thursday, May 20, 2021

The City of St. Marys will be opening the splash pad for the season on Thursday, May 20, 2021, in anticipation of the warm weather forecast for this week.  The splash pad will be operational from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day through Labor Day weekend.

Complete Efficiency Smart's Survey and Get $5 Coupon and Drawing Entry

Complete Efficiency Smart's short survey and receive a $5 digital coupon for its Online Savings Store.  You will also be entered in a drawing to win one of three $100 Visa gift cards.  Visit to take the survey.  

Scout, our beloved K-9, died on May 1, 2021

The St. Marys Police Department is saddened to announce that on Saturday, May 1, 2021, we lost our beloved K-9 member, Scout.  On Thursday, Scout developed a Gastric Dilatation- Volvulus (GDV) and underwent emergency surgery, but died due to complications on Saturday.

Rammel Promoted to Captain-Paramedic

Sam Rammel received the highest score on the promotional exam and was promoted to Captain-Paramedic.  He took Oath of Office at Monday night's Council meeting.  Sam is a graduate of Memorial High School and Columbus State Community College.  He will assume the duties of Captain on May 1st.  Congratulations Sam!

Ball fields closed

All City ball fields are closed today due to weather.  

Fire Department welcomes a new Firefighter; Brandon Rethman

Brandon Rethman is the Fire Department's newest Firefighter.  Brandon is a graduate of Versailles High School and Owens Community College and is a volunteer with the Osgood Fire and Rescue Department.  He took his oath of office at Monday night's council meeting.  

New Police Officer, Riley Gibson

The Police Department welcomes its' newest officer, Riley Gibson.  Riley is a graduate of Wapakoneta Senior High School and the Wright State University - Lake Campus Police Academy.  Ptl. Gibson took his oath of office at Monday night's council meeting.  Welcome aboard!

Sgt. Chris Green Retires With 20 Years of Service

Police Sergeant Chris Green retired on April 9, 2021, with 20 years of service.  Congratulations!  Enjoy your retirement and come back and see us!  Thank you for your years of service!

Apartment For Rent

The CIC has an apartment available for rent located at 207 1/2 East Spring Street. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment rents for $600 a month with a $600 security deposit. For an application, call 419-300-3117.