Welcome to the City of Marion

As Mayor of the City of Marion, I welcome you to the newly updated City of Marion website. I hope that you enjoy your time browsing and find the information provided useful and informative. As our website is still a work in progress, I ask for your patience as we continue to update and add information over the coming months.

Marion is a community rich in heritage and history and I would invite you to stop and experience the history, attractions, culture, food and more if you have not done so in the past.

Scott Schertzer - Mayor

Latest News from the City of Marion

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:32am

The City of Marion has upgraded to a new automated phone system.  When a citizen calls the City at 387-2020, they will be greeted with an automated message with menu options helping to direct them to one of several city departments.  This new system will automatically connect various departments without using a live person.

The City’s new Mitel phone system utilizes Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP), which is an automated calling technology that uses the internet instead of traditional phone lines.  Moving to an automated phone system allows the City to handle incoming calls more efficiently and provides the City with the ability to include a professional greeting and/or message that can be updated throughout the year as needed.  Other benefits include flexible calling between departments and the efficient handling of multiple incoming calls simultaneously.

When calling the City, callers will be asked to listen to the menu options and then make their menu selection using their keypad.  Callers will respond to the voice prompts and be routed to the right extension, or else request a staff directory listing to find the extension number of the person that they want to reach.  

The City is reminding residents that 911 should only be used in emergency situations and should not be used to bypass the automated phone system or to be connected to a department.


Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:38pm

The Sawyer Park Disc Golf Course will be closed Thursday, September 18 through Sunday, September 21 for the Marion Historical Society's “Travel Through Time” event that will be taking place at Sawyer Park.


Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:15pm

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that on Tuesday, September 2nd at 6:00 pm detours will begin being posted in the downtown Marion area to accommodate activities for the 2014 Marion Popcorn Festival.  Streets will remain closed until the festival’s conclusion at midnight on Saturday and may remain closed into early Sunday morning for festival clean-up.  The following downtown streets will be closed to traffic beginning September 2nd at 6:00 pm:

  • 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.

Closure of a number of area streets will begin at 4:00 pm on Thursday, September 4th in preparation for and during the Popcorn Parade. 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 for the Popcorn Festival Parade, on Thursday, September 4th, 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 5th.