At the Special Council Meeting held May 14th, 2020, St. Mary's Council passed a new policy called the COVID-19 Property Tax Financing Policy. The Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s is concerned about the health and safety of residents and recognizes that facilitating the payment of the 2020/2021 property taxes in installments may better allow Nova Scotians to follow the public health directives endorsed by the Government of Nova Scotia. This Policy responds to that need by establishing a one-time property tax installment payment program for residential and commercial properties negatively affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic. For more information and to see if you qualify, please see the full policy or call the office for more information.  pdf Property Tax Financing Plan Policy (1.56 MB)  and   pdf Property Tax Financing Program Enrolment Form & Information Bulletin (440 KB)

The Province announced this week that the Fall 2020 Municipal Elections will take place on October 17th, 2020 as scheduled in Nova Scotia. The Municipality will explore the various options afforded by the Municipal Elections Act to ensure a safe and democratic election that conforms with public health directives, if necessary. Additional information on the 2020 election including being added to the voters list and polling details will be provided over the next couple of months. Please watch upcoming newsletters and our website for this information.

The Municipality of St. Mary’s would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the St. Mary’s Lions Club for their kindness and generosity.  This week Lion’s Club members prepared and distributed treats to front-line workers within the Municipality to show appreciation for their dedicated service during this difficult time.

Please note the water utility for the Sherbrooke area will be shut off tonight, May 7th, 2020 from 11:30pm- 3:00am. We apologize for any inconvenience as staff performs maintenance to the system.

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