ST. Mary – St. Mary’s City Manager Joe Fleming spoke at a council meeting on Monday night about a number of city topics and projects.

First of all, he thanked all those involved in making Halloween a success of the “Hidden Forest” in St. Mary’s Parks. More than 1,100 people attended, and the volunteers praised the “excellent work”.

Bensinger Park has been graded along the Wine Road, Fleming said. The ski is also installed for the winter. Opening date not specified yet.

“The mobile phone is gone,” Fleming said, adding that the “My St. Mary” app is now available. The city’s new website is active, and in progress.

Fleming indicated that he would change his policy regarding residents’ complaints when contacted by St. Mary’s City Administration.

“We are in the process of updating our systems with apps and websites so I ask residents to submit written or electronic complaints so we can better monitor and follow them all,” he said. . “I urge her residents to do this because, verbally, I fear some will get into trouble.”

Unfortunately, the newly-appointed Fitness Court has already experienced some vandalism in Downtown Event Park, Fleming reported. Residents should contact the St. Mary’s Police Department if they have any information.

Mayor Chris Plecher commented: “This is a shame. The grand opening took place on October 29. Fleming responded by saying that a week later there was a catastrophe and, more recently, a leak in the courtroom.

Fleming thanked all those who attended the Nov. 11 Patriots’ Day celebration on Diamond, including the American Legion Post 103 and the funeral list for St. Mary’s ministers.

According to Fleming, the city’s road department is still collecting leaflets, but it is moving towards winter precautions, including salting the roads.

Street workers around St. Mary’s City can be seen decorating Christmas.

Fleming said municipal elections will be held on November 2 and that the city will have a new council from next year. The reorganization meeting will take place on January 3, 2022.

The council held budget workshops on November 4, 8 and 9.

Fleming said, “I am pleased with his comments and suggestions for moving the budget forward. Many difficult decisions have been made to improve the city.

Fleming also wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving, and good luck to the hunters at gunpoint.