Event Date: 
Mon, 05/07/2018 - 6:30pm

Council Committee Meetings

Meeting Location:  Council Chambers (Courtroom I - City Hall, 2nd Floor)

Time:  The first meeting is generally scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm

Finance -- 6:30PM

Information Systems -- 6:40PM

Meeting agenda and attachments

A 10% discount on Aquatic Center Memberships is being offered through Friday, May 18, 2018.  Additional information on memberships and pricing is available by going to the following link.




Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that the City of Marion will be sponsoring a free Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

Any City of Marion resident, currently on City Sanitation Service, wishing to dispose of unwanted items may do so by taking those items directly to the Marion County Solid Waste Transfer Station located at 1564 Victory Road, (directly east of the Marion Correctional Institute).  Proof of current city sanitation service will be required.

Hours of operation will be from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Please note:  Yard Waste, Appliances, Tires, Regular Garbage, or Hazardous Materials will NOT be accepted.

Mayor Schertzer reminds City residents that this drop off is free.


Contact the City Sanitation and Streets Department at (740) 382-1479 for additional information.



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. 


Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that in observance of the Good Friday holiday, offices located in City Hall will be closed on Friday, March 30, 2018.

PLEASE NOTE:  As a result of offices in City Hall being closed on Friday, the weekly early closure day for the City Hall building will be observed on Thursday, March 29.  Offices will be observing their Friday business hours on this day, with notable early closures being the Municipal Court, Probation, and Utility Billing offices closing at 2:00 p.m.

The following departments will operate as noted below on Friday, March 30:

  • Sanitation crews will collect garbage and recycling.  Customers who normally have refuse collected on Friday are requested to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m.
  • Marion Area Transit buses will not be in operation on Friday, March 30.
  • ​Marion Senior Center will be closed, resulting in programs, activities, and transportation not being available on Friday, March 30.​

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



On Tuesday the 3rd day of April, 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. $ 2,435.00 min. bid
438 Lee $ 2,000.00 min. bid
134-136 N. Vine $ 1,000.00 min. bid
820 Bennett $ 1,260.00 min. bid
1022 Bennett $ 2,072.00 min. bid
980 Bryant $ 5,260.00 min. bid
356 Commercial $ 2,052.00 min. bid
578 Decatur $ 3,471.00 min. bid
194 Edwards $ 2,376.00 min. bid
334 Fies $ 2,712.00 min. bid
274 Patton St. $    750.00 min. bid
The following are available for sealed bids:  
426 N. Grand $    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. $    750.00 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, at anytime.  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., April 3, 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.

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