City of Marion

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

In 1999, Marion City Council passed legislation which set "Trick-or-Treat" night for the City of Marion to occur on 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 on Tuesday, September 8th at 6:00 pm detours will begin being posted on the following streets in the downtown Marion area to accommodate activities for the 2015 Marion Popcorn Festival:

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

These downtown streets will remain closed until the festival’s conclusion at midnight on Saturday, September 12th and may remain closed into the early hours of Sunday morning for festival clean-up.  

In preparation for and during the Popcorn Parade, closure of a number of area streets will begin at 4:00 pm on Thursday, September 10th.  The following is a list of these 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 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.  
  • 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.
       - Hill St. between Main St. and State St.

As a result of the various street closures taking place in preparation of the Popcorn Festival Parade, on Thursday, September 10th, 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 11th. 

 

Updates: 

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing the following closures for the City of Marion on Monday, September 7th in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

  • All offices in City Hall will be closed.
  • Sanitation crews will not work on Monday, September 7th.  Residents that normally have  Monday  sanitation  service  are  asked  to  have  their  collections  at  curbside  by 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 8th.  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 7th.  Normal bus routes will resume on Tuesday, September 8th.
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, September 7th.

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

 

Updates: 

The Marion land Bank will be selling six parcels of property and one structure on August 25, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of City Hall.  Full details regarding the sale may be found on teh Legal Notices page of the City's website by selecting the following link.
 

08/25/2015 Land Bank Sale Information

 

Updates: 

According to Parks Superintendent, Mike Cheney, weather permitting, mosquito fogging operations for the City of Marion, which is handled by the Marion City Parks Department, will begin during the week of June 29.  Fogging operations will occur on Thursday or Friday mornings, typically between the hours of 4:00 and 7:00 a.m.  The areas that will be sprayed will rotate based upon mosquito populations, with fogging operations continuing as needed throughout the summer and as weather permits.

City residents with respiratory conditions are advised to keep their windows and doors closed during the above listed hours.

 

Updates: 

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that in observance of the Independence Day holiday, City Departments will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015.

Please Note:  Due to closures on Friday, City Hall’s weekly early closure day will be observed on Thursday, July 2, 2015.  Therefore, on July 2, most offices in City Hall will close at 3:00 pm.  Municipal Court Offices will close at 2:00 pm and the Utility Billing Office will close at 4:00 pm.

The following departments will operate as noted below on Friday, July 3rd:

  • All offices in City Hall will be closed.
  • Sanitation crews will not work on Friday, July 3, 2015.  Residents who normally have Friday sanitation service are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Monday, July 6.  Sanitation crews will collect both Friday and Monday’s refuse on Monday.
  • Marion Area Transit buses will not operate on July 3, 2015.  Normal hours of operation for bus service will resume on Monday, July 6.
  • The Marion Senior Center will be closed on July 3, 2015.  All programs, activities, and transportation will resume on Monday, July 6.

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

 

Updates: 

Beginning Thursday, June 25, 2015, the main entrance to the lobby of City Hall will be closed during construction work that will be taking place in front of and near the main entrance to Marion City Hall (233 W. Center St.).  This closure will last for approximately 2 weeks, but is weather permitting and could therefore be extended if necessary.  During the construction process, it will be necessary for the public to enter City Hall through doors at the rear of the building, also referred to as the Police Entrance.

 

Updates: 

The following notice will appear on all billing statements processed in the months of July and August 2015:

GENERAL REMINDER:  IF YOU HAVE PAST DUE
SANITARY AND STORM SEWER CHARGES THEY WILL BE
ASSESSED ON YOUR 2016 PROPERTY TAXES.  THESE 
CHARGES NEED TO BE PAID IN FULL BY SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2015
.
                    IF CURRENT, PLEASE DISREGARD.
A PAYMENT PLAN WILL NOT STOP ANY TAX ASSESSMENTS.

Information appearing on monthly statements will serve as notice in lieu of separate letters mailed with identical information.  Affected accounts must be paid by September 1, 2015 to avoid delinquent sanitary sewer and storm sewer charges being certified and forwarded to the Marion County Auditor’s Office for assessment to property tax records.

 

Updates: 

The Marion Land Bank will be selling six parcels of property and one structure on June 23, 2015 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 clicking on the following link.

Land Bank Sale Information

 

Updates: 

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that City Departments will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day.

  • All departments in City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015.  Offices will re-open for normal business on Tuesday, May 26.
  • Sanitation  crews  will  not  collect  trash,  recycling,  or  yard  waste  on  Monday, May 25, 2015.  Residents who normally have sanitation services on Monday are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26.  Crews will collect both Monday and Tuesday’s refuse on Tuesday, with the possibility  that  some  of  Tuesday’s  collection  could  extend  into  Wednesday, May 27.
  • Marion Area Transit will NOT be operating on Monday, May 25, 2015.  Normal hours of operation for bus service will resume on Tuesday, May 26.
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015.  All programs, activities, and transportation will resume on Tuesday, May 26.

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

 

Updates: 

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