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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.

Sincerely,
Scott Schertzer - Mayor

Latest News from the City of Marion

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. 

 

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:52pm

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing the following closures for the City of Marion on Monday, September 1st in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

  • All offices in City Hall will be closed.
  • Sanitation crews will not work on Monday, September 1st.  Residents that normally have  Monday  sanitation  service  are  asked  to  have  their  collections  at  curbside  by 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 2nd.  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 1st.  Normal bus routes will resume on Tuesday, September 2nd.
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, September 1st.

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

 

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:05pm

The City Parks Department will be fogging for mosquitoes on Friday mornings from 5:00 - 8:00 am, as weather conditions permit and as needed.  City Parks and high mosquito population areas will be targeted during the fogging times.

Residents with respiratory conditions are advised to keep doors and windows closed during these hours.