City of Marion

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that all City departments will be closed on Thursday, November 22, 2018 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Offices in City Hall will also be closed on Friday, November 23, 2018.

PLEASE NOTE:  As a result of offices in City Hall being closed on Thursday and Friday, the weekly early closure day for the City Hall building will be observed on Wednesday, November 21.  Therefore, most offices in City Hall will be observing their Friday business hours on Wednesday, November 21, with notable early closures being the Municipal Court and Utility Billing offices closing at 2:00 p.m.
  • The Sanitation and Streets Department will not collect trash, recycling, yard waste or leaves on Thursday, November 22, 2018.  Refuse collection will resume on Friday, November 23, with crews collecting both Thursday and Friday’s refuse.  Residents who normally have Thursday sanitation service are asked to have their refuse at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Friday.  Leaf collection will also resume on Friday.  Residents may rake leaves to the tree lawn area to be vacuumed; place the leaves in biodegradable paper bags for City pickup; or take biodegradable paper bagged leaves to the free drop off site at 560 Barks Rd. W. (Park Enterprise Construction).  There is no charge for the leaf drop off; however, proof of City residency may be required.
     
  • Marion Area Transit will be closed and have no bus service available on Thursday, November 22 or Friday, November 23.  Normal bus service will resume on Monday, November 26, 2018.
     
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23.  All programs, activities, and transportation will resume at the Senior Center on Monday, November 26, 2018.

Necessary services including fire, police, and airport will operate as usual.

 

Updates: 

The City of Marion is announcing that the last week for its 2018 curbside yard waste collection will take place during the week of December 3-7, 2018.   The week of December 3-7 will also be the last scheduled week for leaf pick-up, as well.

Yard waste collection service is curtailed during the winter months to allow employees to fulfill other duties during these months.  Residents may continue to take yard waste materials, free of charge, to Park Enterprise Construction Co., Inc., located at 560 Barks Rd. W. (between S. Prospect St./Rt. 4 S. and the Barks Rd. overpass).  Requirements for yard waste drop off are:

  1. Must stop at office or other designated location (verification of City residency may be required - i.e. license, utility bill, etc.)
  2. Items being dropped off must be weighed by Park Enterprise employee before materials are discarded.
  3. Residents using plastic bags are required to remove waste from bags and then discard of plastic bags properly.  Biodegradable paper bags are available at most local retail stores.

Call Park Enterprise at 740-223-7275 for additional information on acceptance program or for hours of operation.  

 

Updates: 

Trick-or-Treat for the City of Marion will be held from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Wednesday, October 31.
 

In 1999, Marion City Council passed legislation which set "Trick-or-Treat" night within the City of Marion for October 31 of each year between the hours of 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm, unless October 31 falls on a Sunday.  If October 31 falls on a Sunday, "Trick-or-Treat" night will be observed on the preceding Saturday.  As a result of the passage of this Ordinance, the date for Trick-or-Treat cannot be moved unless legislation is presented before full City Council.
 

Halloween Safety Tips:

  • Trick-or-Treat in a group or with an adult.
  • Accept treats only in doorways.  Never go into a house.
  • Visit homes that have the porch light on.
  • Carry a flashlight.
  • Walk, don't run, and stay on sidewalks.
  • Look both ways before crossing streets and only cross the street at corners.
  • Wear reflective clothing.
  • Be sure your costume is not too long ... you don't want to trip or fall.
  • Shoes should fit comfortably (even if they don't match your costume).
  • Carry only flexible swords, knives, and props.
  • Consider using "face paint" instead of a mask.  If you wear a mask, be sure you can see out of it clearly.
  • Be sure your parents always know where you are going to trick-or-treat and stay in familiary neighborhoods.
  • Do not ride a bicycle.  Your costume might get tangled in the wheels.
  • Keep away from candles and open fires.
  • Be cautious of animals.
  • Let parents check your treats before you eat them.
  • Never eat unwrapped candy, opened candy, or fruit given to you on Halloween.

     

Updates: 

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that leaf collection for city residents will begin Monday, October 22 and continue through Friday, December 7, 2018.  The three options for disposal of leaves by city residents are:

  1. Place leaves in the tree lawn area to be vacuumed.

    A vacuum-type collector will collect leaves raked to the tree lawn area, with each street having leaves collected during the leaf pick-up season.

    As a note, it is requested that residents NOT rake leaves into the streets so water can drain properly into the city’s storm sewer system and therefore, not cause blockage for catch basins and drains.

     

  2. Place leaves in biodegradable paper bags for City pick up, which will follow yard waste pick-up limits of 3 bags per week.

    Residents wishing to bag leaves may do so by placing them in clearly marked biodegradable paper bags sold at local retail stores.  The filled bags should be placed at curbside for pick-up.  The City will continue to follow its yard waste limits of collecting 3 bags and 3 bundles per residence per week.

     

  3. ​Take biodegradable paper bagged leaves to 560 Barks Rd. W.​

    Park Enterprise Construction located at 560 Barks Rd. W. is the location of the City’s free drop off site.  This location will be open to city residents free of charge.  Residents may call 740-223-7275 for Park Enterprise hours of operation.  Proof of city residency may be required.  PLEASE NOTE:  If non-biodegradable bags are used, leaves must be emptied from the bag at site.

For additional information, contact the Sanitation/Streets Department at 740-382-1479.

 

Updates: 

An announcement regarding an upcoming sale of parcels of land through the Marion Land Bank is being announced.  CLICK HERE to be directed to the Legal Notices page of the City's website for full details regarding this sale.

 

Updates: 

The City of Marion is announcing that detours in the downtown Marion area will get underway at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 4 to accommodate activities for the upcoming Marion Popcorn Festival, being held September 6-8.  Downtown streets will remain closed until the festival’s conclusion at midnight on Saturday and will remain closed into the early hours of Sunday morning for festival clean-up.  Detours will occur for the followings streets:

  • Center St. between State St. and Campbell St.
  • Church St. between Main St. and Prospect St.
  • Main St. between Huber St. and Church St.
  • Prospect St. between George St. and Church St.
  • Oak St. between Huber St. and Center St.

In preparation for and during the Popcorn Parade, the closure of several area streets will begin at 4:00 pm on Thursday, September 6.  The following is a list of street changes and closures:

  • Kensington St. will become two-way at 4:00 pm.
  • East Center St. between Kensington St. and State St. will close at approximately 5:00 pm.
  • Forest Lawn Blvd. from Center St. to Mt. Vernon Ave. will close at 5:00 pm.

The following streets will be closed between East Center St. and East Church St.:

  • Pennsylvania Ave.
  • Kenmore Ave.
  • Merchant Ave.
  • Clover Ave.
  • Homer St.
  • Spencer St.

The following streets will be closed between East Center St. and Wilson Ave.:

  • Chicago Ave.
  • Johnson St.
  • Boone Ave
  • True Ave.
  • Franconia Ave.

The following streets will be closed until the conclusion of the parade:

  • State St. between Center St. and Washington St.
  • Main St. between Church St. and Hill St.
  • Delaware Ave. between Hill St. and Washington St.
  • Columbia St. between Prospect St. and State St.
  • Hill St. between Prospect St. and State St.

Due to the various street closures taking place in prepartion for the Popcorn Festival Parade on Thursday, September 6, Marion Area Transit will be making final pick-ups at 2:00 pm, with final drop offs scheduled for 2:30 pm.  Normal operating hours will resume on Friday. September 7.

 

Updates: 

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing the following closures in observance of the Labor Day holiday for the City of Marion on Monday, September 3, 2018:

  • All offices in City Hall will be closed.
  • Sanitation crews will not work on Monday, September 3.  Residents that normally have Monday sanitation service are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4.  Sanitation crews will collect both Monday and Tuesday’s refuse on Tuesday, with the possibility that some of Tuesday’s collection could extend into Wednesday.
  • Marion Area Transit buses will not operate on Monday, September 3.  Normal bus routes will resume on Tuesday, September 4.
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, September 3.  All programs, activities, and transportation will resume on Tuesday, September 4.

Necessary services including fire, police, and airport will operate as usual.

 

Updates: 

The Administration for the City of Marion is announcing that The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is currently working on State Route 95 (Mount Vernon Avenue), which is part of an Urban Resurfacing Project.  ODOT’s Urban Resurfacing Project resurfaces state routes through a city.  This particular project will also involve minor curb replacement in specific locations as the project is completed. 

While work has begun on State Route 95 on the east side of the Marion, additional portions of State Route 95 will also be paved this year.  Center Street between Vine Street and Park Boulevard, as well as Blaine Avenue between Columbia Street and West Church Street will be included in work completed by ODOT.   

While this project is currently affecting traffic on the eastern side of the City, it will not impact the upcoming Popcorn Festival.

Please keep in mind that this is an ODOT project; therefore, contact information for ODOT is being provided below:

            Nancy Burton
            Public Information Officer
            ODOT District 6
            400 East William Street
            Delaware, Ohio 43015
            (p) 740.833.8063

 

Updates: 

An announcement regarding an upcoming sale of parcels of land through the Marion Land Bank is being announced.  CLICK HERE to be directed to the Legal Notices page of the City's website for full details regarding this sale.

 

Updates: 

FOR RELEASE:      Thursday, June 28, 2018

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, the following closures for the City of Marion are being announced for Wednesday, July 4, 2018: 

  • City Hall
    All offices in City Hall will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
  • Sanitation
    Crews in the Sanitation Department will NOT collect refuse, recycling, or yard waste on Wednesday, July 4.  Residents who normally have sanitation service on Wednesday are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 5.  Crews are scheduled to collect two days’ worth of refuse, recycling, and yard waste on Thursday, July 5; however, a portion of Thursday’s collection could extend into Friday, July 6.
  • Transit
    Marion Area Transit’s bus service will NOT be in operation on Wednesday, July 4.   Normal hours of operation will resume on Thursday, July 5.
  • Senior Center
    Marion Senior Center will be closed on Wednesday, July 4.  All programs, activities, and transportation will resume on Thursday, July 5.

Necessary services including fire, police, and airport will operate as usual.
 

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