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On behalf of the City of Marion and County of Marion, the Marion City/County Regional Planning Commission requests qualification statements from qualified professional engineering-architectural-design and construction-inspection consulting firms to preform necessary functions for their Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), ODOT, FEMA and similar State or Federal funding programs.  In addition, more specifically:

  1. The City of Marion is requesting professional qualifications from design, architectural and engineering firms related to CDBG projects.  The City often has projects involving 100+ year old private commercial, residential mixed use, and public buildings.  Design Professional will need to have familiarity and expertise dealing with the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Industrial Compliance and Marion Public Health Department for plumbing codes.    
  2. On behalf of the City of Marion or Marion County Villages, assistance in downtown planning ( downtown development plan, market study/analysis, design review), the preparation of CDBG competitive applications for Downtown Revitalization, Neighborhood Revitalization, Critical Infrastructure, Target of Opportunity, Economic Development, Housing Rehabilitation, or other similar programs, administration if funded, and related Public Works, ODOT, or other funding opportunities.  This could include, as required, architectural and engineering work required for infrastructure or design improvements as well as building and project inspection services.
  3. In conjunction with the proposal for section #2, above, or as a separate stand-alone qualification/ proposal statement; program design, application, administration, implementation, residential property rehabilitation specs and inspection, and asbestos and lead-based paint risk assessments and clearances for a City of Marion, County of Marion, or combined Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) and Fair housing Program Implementation

Qualifications and Proposals may be submitted for # 1, 2, or 3 above, or more than one area and retained for use by Marion City and Marion County with the intent of using for FY 2018, 2019, FY 2020, or FY 2021 funding, but may also be used for other specialized projects such as property demolition or flood proofing.

All proposals must be responsive to the Scope of Work section of this RFP and must meet the content of the RFQ/RFP criteria. Applicants are invited to submit one original and one copy of their response to Evelyn Warr-Cummings, Director, Marion City/County Regional Planning Commission, 222 West Center Street, Marion, Ohio 43302 no later than September 27, 2019.  The Complete RFQ/RFP may be requested from Evelyn Warr-Cummings ( 740-223-4143) or Robert Morris (740-223-4146).
 

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As of 06/27/2019, the following parcels of real property are available for purchase from the Land Bank Program (City of Marion):
 

The following properties are available at the following minimum bids:
         
980 Bryant  $  300.00 min bid       578   Decatur $  300.00 min bid
820 Bennett $  300.00 min bid   415  415 1/2 Mary St. $  300.00 min bid
334 Fies $  300.00 min bid   356 Commercial $  300.00 min bid
144 Carhart St. $  300.00 min bid   274 Patton St. $  300.00 min bid
134 -136 N Vine $  300.00 min bid   469 Park Blvd. $  300.00 min bid
136  E. Mark St. $  300.00 min bid    326  Park Blvd $  300.00 min bid
835 York St. $  300.00 min bid   232 Oak St. $  300.00 min. bid
364  Milburn $  300.00 min bid      

 
Any party interested in a property(ies) listed above may submit an offer through sealed bid to the Office of the Safety Director.   The party shall place in a sealed envelope the sum they are willing to purchase the aforementioned lot for and deliver said envelope to the Office of the Safety Director located on the 3rd floor of Marion City Hall at any time.  The envelope must be sealed and contain on the outside in clear legible text the property address for which the bid is made.  The envelope must contain only one (1) bid per envelope.  The enclosed writing shall contain the amount of the bid, the submitter’s printed name, address and contact telephone number.  The highest bidder will be required to execute the City’s purchase contract within 5 days of the receipt of the first received bid.

 

City Safety Director Tom Robbins - 740-387-5865       Law Director Mark Russell - 740-387-4956

 

Updates: 

On Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. the City of Marion will conduct a meeting in the conference room at Marion Municipal Airport, 1530 Pole Lane Road, Marion, OH 43302. The meeting will be open to the public for the purpose of soliciting consultation with minority, women’s, and general contractor groups, community organizations, and other officials or organizations which could be expected to have information concerning the availability of disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged businesses, the effects of discrimination on opportunities for DBEs, and the City of Marion’s efforts to establish a level playing field for the participation of DBEs in construction contracts awarded for work at Marion Municipal Airport. For further information regarding the meeting or DBE opportunities, contact the City of Marion Director of Aviation at 740-382-1634 or marnold@marionohio.org.

Click Here to view a copy of the Marion Municipal Airport's DBE Program Objective/Policy Statement.

 

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Monday, March 11, 2019 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

The City of Marion will be hosting a Public Meeting for the Marion Water Pollution Control Center Enhancement Project.  The meeting will be held in the administration building of the Water Pollution Control Center located at 1810 Marion Agosta Road, on Monday March 11, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. 

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On Tuesday the 12th day of February, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. the Marion Land Bank Program will sell the following parcels of real property:
 

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On Tuesday the 16th day of October, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. the Marion Land Bank Program will sell the following parcels of real property:
 

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On Tuesday the 4th day of September, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. the Marion Land Bank Program will sell the following parcels of real property:
 

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On Tuesday the 10th day of July, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. the Marion Land Bank Program will sell the following parcels of real property:
 

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On Tuesday the 22nd day of May, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. the Marion Land Bank Program will sell the following parcels of real property:
 

   
Vacant Lots Available for Bids:  
144 Carhart St. $ 1,200.00 min. bid
438 Lee $ 1,000.00 min. bid
134-136 N. Vine $    750.00 min. bid
820 Bennett $ 1,000.00 min. bid
1022 Bennett $ 1,000.00 min. bid
980 Bryant $ 2,630.00 min. bid
356 Commercial $ 1,000.00 min. bid
578 Decatur $ 1,736.00 min. bid
194 Edwards $ 1,100.00 min. bid
334 Fies $ 1,356.00 min. bid
   
The following are available for sealed bids:  
274 Patton St. $    500.00 min. bid
298 S. High St. $    500.00 min. bid
469 Park Blvd. $    500.00 min. bid
136 E. Mark St. $    500.00 min. bid
326 Park Blvd. $    500.00 min. bid
257 Waterloo $    500.00 min. bid
380 Chester St. $    500.00 min. bid
232 Oak St. $    500.00 min. bid
364 Milburn $    500.00 min. bid
415 - 415-1/2 Mary St. $    500.00 min. bid
835 York St. $    500.00 min. bid

 

The sale will take place in the lobby of Marion City Hall.  Pursuant to the adopted Disposition Guidelines those properties shall not sell for less than the fair market value which is defined in said Guidelines as 67% of the Marion County Auditor's true value for the lot value.  Second sales will be at a determined fair market value by competitive bid. No sale will be made to a transferee that has a property which is tax delinquent in Marion County, Ohio or any other Guidline prohibition as is contained within the Residential Land Transfer Policies. (Guidelines 7/21/09) 

The Marion Land Bank was created by an act of City Council in 2008 in order to address the non-productive lands and work to putting these nuisance properties back to productive use for the benefit of Marion’s neighborhoods.

The successful offer will be required to execute the Land Bank Offer to Purchase Agreement on the date of the sale and will be required to pay the successful bid amount in the form of an escrow payment on the same date to the City of Marion, Ohio.  The information contained above and related hereto is believed to be true, but is not a warranty of its accuracy.  Participants are urged to complete their own due diligence and are advised neither the City of Marion, Ohio or its agents make any assurance whatsoever and buyer assumes full and absolute risk associated with the transaction.

Any interested party in those listed above marked as available for "sealed bids" shall place in a sealed envelope the sum they are willing to purchase the aforementioned lot for and deliver said envelope to the Office of the Safety Director, located on the 3rd floor of Marion City Hall.  The envelope must be sealed and contain on the outside in clear, legible text the property for which the bid is made and must be submitted to the Safety Director before 10:30 a.m., May 22, 2018.  The enclosed writing shall contain the amount of the bid, the submitter's printed name, address and contact telephone number.  The highest bidder will be required to execute the City's purchase contract within 5 days of the receipt of the first received bid.

Subsequent to the Sale on May 22, 2018 any parcel listed under the Sealed Bid list above shall remain open to any person for tendering a sealed bid at anytime subsequent to the May 22, 2018 sale.  Meaning, after May 22, 2018 any property listed that has not sold and is listed under Sealed Bid list above shall be available to the first person to submit a qualifying sealed bid, without the need to wait until the next sale date.
 

City Safety Director Tom Robbins - 740-387-5865
Law Director Mark Russell - 740-387-4956
 

Updates: 

Please take notice that the Marion City Board of Zoning Appeals will hear the following application for a variance on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at Marion City Hall, 2nd Floor, Courtroom No. 1, 233 West Center Street, Marion.

Application for Variance from Section 1151.011 from the required front/side yard and setback in residential districts of the Marion City Zoning Code has been filed by Terry Litteral for the property located at 245 Johnson Street, Marion. 

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