City of Marion

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that leaf collection for city residents will begin Monday, October 16 and continue through Friday, December 8, 2017.  The three options for disposal of leaves by city residents are:

  • 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.
  • 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.
     

  • 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: 

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

The Marion Land Bank will have parcels of propety available for sale September 26, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of City Hall.  Full details regarding the sale may be found on the Legal Notices page of the City's website by selecting the following link.

September 26 Land Bank Sale Information

 

Updates: 

The City of Marion is announcing that detours in the downtown Marion area will begin being posted at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 5 to accommodate activities for the upcoming Marion Popcorn Festival, being held September 7-9.  Downtown streets will remain closed until the festival’s conclusion at midnight on Saturday and may 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 7.  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.  -  Merchant Ave.  -  Homer St.  
  -  Kenmore Ave.  -  Clover Ave.  -  Spencer St.  
  • ​The following streets will be closed between East Center St. and Wilson Ave.:
           -  Chicago Ave.                           -  Boone Ave.      -  Franconia Ave.  
  -  Johnson St.                          -  True 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 preparation for the Popcorn Festival Parade on Thursday, September 7, 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 8.

 

Updates: 

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing the following closures for the City of Marion on Monday, September 4, 2017 in observance of the Labor Day holiday:

  • All offices in City Hall will be closed.
  • Sanitation crews will not work on Monday, September 4.  Residents that normally have Monday sanitation service are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5.  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 4.  Normal bus routes will resume on Tuesday, September 5.
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, September 4.  All programs, activities, and transportation will resume on Tuesday, September 5.

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

 

Updates: 

Lincoln Park Aquatic Center is scheduled to remain open on a daily basis through 6:00 pm on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16.  After this date, the aquatic center will ONLY be open, weather and staffing dependent, as follows:

  • Saturday, August 19
  • Sunday, August 20
     
  • Saturday, August 26
  • Sunday, August 27
     
  • Saturday, September 2
  • Sunday, September 3
  • Monday, September 4
     

Please Note:  All remaining days of operation are staffing and weather dependent.

 

Morning Water Walking will continue from 8:00 -10:00 am through Tuesday, August 22.

 

Updates: 

The City of Marion will hold an internet auction for a 1971 Oshkosh Articulating Boom Snorkel Fire Truck on Tuesday, July 25 between the hours of 9:00 am and 12:00 pm.  Details regarding this auction can be found on the legal page section of the city's website through the following link.

Fire Truck Internet Auction

 

Updates: 

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing the following closings and adjusted hours for City Offices during the upcoming Independence Day Holiday week: 

  • Many departments in City Hall will be utilizing vacation hours on Monday, July 3; therefore, residents are highly encouraged to call and ensure the office relevant to their needs will be open.  All offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4.
  • Sanitation crews will collect refuse on Monday, July 3.  NO refuse, recycling, or yard waste will be collected on Tuesday, July 4.  Residents who normally have sanitation service on Tuesday are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5.  Crews will collect refuse, recycling, and yard waste for both Tuesday and Wednesday on Wednesday, July 5, with the possibility that part of Wednesday’s collection could extend into Thursday, July 6.
  • Marion Area Transit will be open with buses running normal routes on Monday, July 3.  Buses will NOT be running on Tuesday, July 4.   Normal hours of operation for bus service will resume on Wednesday, July 5.
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4.  All programs, activities, and transportation will resume on Wednesday, July 5.

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

 

Updates: 

The Marion City Land Bank will have parcels of property available for sale on June 27, 2017 at 10:30 am in the lobby of City Hall.  Full details regarding this sale can be found on the Legal Notices page of the City's website by selecting the following link.

June 27, 2017 Marion City Land Bank Sale Information

 

Updates: 

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that City Departments will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

  • Departments in City Hall will be closed on May 29, 2017.  Offices will re-open for normal business on Tuesday, May 30.
  • The Sanitation department will not collect trash, recycling, or yard waste on Monday, May 29.  Residents who normally have sanitation service on Monday are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30.  Crews will collect refuse for both Monday and Tuesday on Tuesday, May 30, with the possibility that part of Tuesday’s collection could extend into Wednesday, May 31.
  • Marion Area Transit will NOT operate on Monday, May 29.  Normal hours of operation for bus service will resume on Tuesday, May 30.
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, May 29.  All programs, activities, and transportation will resume on Tuesday, May 30.

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

 

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