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


The City of Marion is announcing that weekly yard waste collection at curbside for the 2018 collection season is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 16 and will run through Friday, December 7.

The curbside pick-up for yard waste generally occurs on the day following each resident’s regular trash collection day (example: Friday trash pick-up - Monday yard waste pick up).  With limited personnel, this schedule may vary.  Note: Residents with an excessive delinquent sanitation and sewer account balance are not eligible for curbside pick-up of yard waste.

There is a limit of 3 bags and/or 3 bundles of limbs/branches that will be collected from each residence per week during the 2018 yard waste season.  Branches must be tied in bundles no larger than 2 feet in diameter and 5 feet in length.  As in the past, the City will not collect grass clippings as yard waste material at curbside.

Residents are encouraged to drop off grass clippings and 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 grass and yard waste drop off are:

  1. Must stop at office or other designated location to verify proof of City residency (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.

Also, note that the City of Marion is not responsible for the collection and/or disposal of trees or large amounts of brush cut and/or removed from personal property.  Disposal of trees and/or large amounts of brush from personal property is the property owner’s responsibility.  These items may be taken, FREE OF CHARGE for all city residents, to Park Enterprise Construction (560 Barks Rd. W.) for disposal.

Call Park Enterprise at 740-223-7275 for additional information on acceptance program or for hours of operation.

Additional Information:  City Saniation and Streets Department:  740-382-1479



2018 SPECIAL SALE will be held for family memberships for the 2018 Lincoln Park Aquatics Center season.  This SALE AND SPECIAL PRICES will ONLY  be available April 2 - 13, 2018.

     Membership Type      Price
     Family (3-6 members not living in the same household)      $199.00
         Additional Member (maximum of 2 additional)      $25.00 each

Memberships will be available for purchase at the following locations and times:

  • Safety Director's Office - City Hall, 3rd Floor
    Monday through Thursday - 7:30 am - 5:00 pm; Friday - 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Parks Department Office - Marion Municipal Airport, 1530 Pole Lane Rd.
    Monday through Friday - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Accepted forms of payment include check, cash, Visa®, or Mastercard®.

For additional information on memberships, contact the Parks Department at 740-387-5370 or the Safety Director’s Office at 740-387-5865.


Special Sale Membership Form



Mayor Schertzer is announcing that, in observance of the President’s Day holiday, various City of Marion offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018. 

Following is a list of closures:

  • All offices in Marion City Hall
  • Marion Senior Center
    ​​No Transportation Services will be available on Monday, February 19. All programs, activities, and transportation at the Marion Senior Center will resume on Tuesday, February 20.

The following departments will run on normal schedules:

  • Sanitation and Streets Department
    Crews will collect garbage and recycling on Monday, February 19.  Residents normally having refuse collected on Mondays are requested to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. 
  • Marion Area Transit
    Buses for Marion Area Transit will observe normal hours of operation on Monday, February 19.

Essential services including fire and police will operate as usual.


Event Date: 
Mon, 02/26/2018 - 7:30pm

City Council Meeting 

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

Time: 7:30 pm

Event Date: 
Mon, 01/01/2018 - 12:00pm

City Council Meeting (Special Meeting)

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

Time:  12:00 pm