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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

High Grass & Weeds Complaints

Vegetation over six-inches (6”) in height on private property within the City of Marion is considered a violation of City ordinance. Click here for more details or to report a high grass and weed violation.

Latest News from the City of Marion

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 8:05am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that leaf collection for city residents will begin on Monday, October 26 and continue through Friday, December 11, 2020.  The three options for disposal of leaves by city residents are:
 

1.  Place leaves in the tree lawn area to be vacuumed.
 
  A vacuum-type collector will collect leaves raked to the tree lawn area, with each street having leaves collected during the leaf pick-up season.
 
  NOTE:  Residents should NOT rake leaves into the city streets and parking lanes, so water can drain properly into the city’s storm sewer system, with catch basins and drains not becoming blocked.
     
2. Place leaves in biodegradable paper bags for City pick up, which will follow yard waste pick-up limits of 3 bags per week.
 
  Residents wishing to bag leaves may do so by placing them in clearly marked biodegradable paper bags sold at local retail stores.  The filled bags should be placed at curbside for pick-up.  The City will continue to follow its yard waste limits of collecting 3 bags and 3 bundles per residence each week.
   
3. Take biodegradable paper bagged leaves to 560 Barks Rd. W.
 
  Outdoor Resource Supply (560 Barks Rd. W.) is the location of the City’s free drop off site.  This location will be open to city residents free of charge.  Residents may call 740-223-7275 to obtain hours of operation for Outdoor Resource Supply.  Requirements for drop off are:
     
  a.  Must stop at office or other designated location where verification of City residency (i.e. license, utility bill, etc.) may be required.
  b. Items being dropped off must be weighed by an Outdoor Resource Supply employee before materials are discarded.
     
  PLEASE NOTE:  If non-biodegradable bags are used for collection, leaves must be emptied during drop-off.
 

For additional information, contact the Sanitation/Streets Department at 740-382-1479.

 

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 3:56pm

Trick-or-Treat in the City of Marion will be held from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Saturday, 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 must be held as noted above.

While “Trick-or-Treat” is an annual tradition, parents/guardians are encouraged to exercise their own judgment on whether they allow children to participate.

Suggestions and Tips for 2020:

  • Practice Social Distancing;
  • Wear a face covering;
  • It is suggested that individuals trick-or-treat with family members only (do not carpool with other neighbors or go out in large groups of friends);
  • It is suggested that adults hand candy to each child rather than allowing children to grab candy from a bowl or a pile which reduces the number of hands touching the remaining candy and potentially spreading the virus;
  • Everyone in the household should monitor for symptoms leading up to trick-or-treat night.  If someone in the household is sick or may have had contact with a positive COVID-19 case, stay home and/or do not give out candy. 

 

Inclement weather:  In the event of inclement weather, the set date will not change. Parents/guardians are encouraged to exercise their own judgment on whether they allow children to participate.

 

Tue, 09/01/2020 - 8:10am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing the following closures for the City of Marion on Monday, September 7, 2020 in observance of the Labor Day holiday:

  • All offices in City Hall will be closed.
  • Sanitation crews will not work on Monday, September 7.  Residents that normally have Monday sanitation service are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 am on Tuesday, September 8.  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 7.  Normal bus service will resume on Tuesday, September 8.
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, September 7.  Contact the Senior Center (740-387-6100) for transportation options that are available through the center.

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