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Welcome to the City of Marion

As Mayor of the City of Marion, welcome to our official website.  The purpose of this website is to provide information about our city government, departments, services, and activities.  Whether you are a resident, business owner or visitor, we invite you to explore and access the resources throughout our web pages.

The Marion community is rich in heritage and history, including the Home and Memorial Tomb of 29th U.S. President Warren G. Harding and his wife Florence.  I invite you to stop and experience our history, attractions, culture, food and more.

Sincerely,
Scott Schertzer - Mayor

Latest News from the City of Marion

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 10:14am

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.

 

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 9:00am

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.  

 

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 3:51pm

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.