News from the City of Marion

Posted: Friday, April 3, 2020 - 12:12pm

Offices located in City Hall will be closed on Friday, April 10, 2020 in observance of the Good Friday holiday.

The following departments will operate as noted below on Friday, April 10:

  • 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, April 10.
  • Marion Senior Center continues to be closed as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Contact the Senior Center for transportation options that are available through the center. 

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

 

As a reminder, City Hall and some outlying departments will remain closed to the public until further notice.  Most city employees in non-essential departments are working a reduced number of hours, as well as a rotating schedule to reduce exposure to the COVID-19 virus.  Therefore, it may be necessary to leave a voicemail message when calling for information.

 

Posted: Friday, April 3, 2020 - 12:09pm

UPDATE ... The filing deadline for City of Marion Income Tax Returns has been extended to July 15, 2020.

 

The Income Tax Return form for filing 2019 City of Marion Income Tax is now available on the Auditor/Income Tax page of the City's website.  To be directed to the page with the 2019 form and instructions, click here.

 

Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 11:49am

As the situation with COVID-19 is ever evolving and new information is continually being provided through our local Emergency Management Agency, Marion Public Health, the Ohio Department of Health and the office of Governor DeWine, the following changes are being enacted by the Mayor for the City of Marion:

  • As of Tuesday, March 24, 2020, City Hall will be closed to the public until further notice.  Contact the Marion Municipal Court Office at 740-387-2020 option 1 or Misdemeanor Probation at 740-387-2020 option 2 to obtain hours of operation for either of these offices.
  • The City Sanitation and Streets Department will not collect yard waste at curbside until further notice.  Residents may take grass clippings and yard waste materials, free of charge, to Outdoor Resource Supply (formerly Park Enterprise), which is located at 560 Barks Rd. W. (between S. Prospect St./Rt. 4 S. and the Barks Rd. overpass).  Contact Outdoor Resource Supply at 740-223-7275 for additional information on acceptance program or for hours of operation.
  • Residents are reminded that they may pay their utility bill online (https://www.marionohio.us/online-utility-payment), through the mail, by automatic bank draft, or by dropping their payment in the locking drop box between the two front doors of City Hall.
  • Residents are reminded that they may pay their city income tax online (https://www.marionohio.us/online-tax-payments), through the mail, or by dropping their forms and payment in the locking drop box between the two front doors of City Hall.

Please note, if circumstances change and conditions are warranted, modifications will be made to the services provided by the City of Marion.  If this occurs, information will be relayed to the media and shared on the City of Marion website.

 

Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 2:05pm

With the recent shortage of toilet paper, it has been brought to the attention of the City that many households are increasing their use of ‘flushable’ wipes, paper towels, etc. for sanitary cleaning purposes.  Flushing baby wipes - even those that are labeled flushable or biodegradable - and paper towels down the toilet can lead to sewer backups and in-home plumbing issues.  This can lead to blockages within the private sewer lateral, where the property owner is responsible for correcting the problem.  Additionally, they can cause issues within the city sewer mains and eventually at the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

While it might seem to make your daily life easier, putting the wrong thing down the toilet or drain can and does cause blockages, which take time and money to fix.

The wipes should be thrown in the trash.  They should not be flushed down the toilet.  This is the same with paper towels, etc.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

 

Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 8:29am

As the situation with COVID-19 is ever evolving and new information is continually being provided through our local Emergency Management Agency, Marion Public Health, the Ohio Department of Health and the office of Governor DeWine, the following changes are being enacted by the Mayor for the City of Marion:

  • As of Wednesday, March 18, 2020, City Hall will only be open to the public from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Monday through Friday until further notice.  These hours are in effect for all departments in City Hall with the exception of Marion Municipal Court and Probation.  Contact the Marion Municipal Court Office at 740-387-2020 option 1 or Misdemeanor Probation at 740-387-2020 option 2 to obtain the hours of operation for either of these offices.
     
  • Income Tax Payments will be accepted at the Utility Billing Department window beginning on March 18, 2020.

Please note, if circumstances change and conditions are warranted, modifications will be made to the services provided by the City of Marion.If this occurs, information will be relayed to the media and shared on the City of Marion website.

 

Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 8:24am

Auditor Landon is announcing the Marion City Auditor's Office will be taking extra measures to protect our employees and the customers we serve. Effective March 17th, 2020, Auditor Landon is requesting all citizens to drop off their income tax documents inside the Utility Billing Dropbox inside the front doors of City Hall.

We are taking extra precautions in order to conform with state and federal guidelines in response to the corona virus (COVID-19). Auditor Landon is committed to providing the best and most efficient service possible to our constituents while maintaining the safety of customers and employees. Further, the Auditor's Office is encouraging the public to make income tax payments online.

As guidelines change from the state and federal government, we will continue to adapt and make the necessary changes to conform with recommended safety practices.

Click here to view Press Release.

 

Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 1:42pm

With the recent spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the now five (5) confirmed cases in Ohio, Mayor Schertzer and the Administration for the City of Marion, Ohio are working to proactively make decisions for the services it provides. 

Mayor Schertzer and his administrative staff have had several meetings over the last few days with representatives of other local and state agencies, including Marion Public Health and Marion County EMA, monitoring the virus, as well as the potential for its widespread transmission.   

The evolution of the COVID-19 information is ever evolving and new information is continually being provided from the Ohio Department of Health and the office of Governor DeWine.

As of March 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. there were no known cases of the virus in Marion. 

However, according the Ohio Department of Health, older Ohioans and people with severe chronic medical conditions are at risk for serious complications from the virus.

Mayor Schertzer is working to proactively ensure the health and safety of our citizens, as well as employees of the city. 

At this time, the following decisions have been made:

  • City buildings have had high-touch points disinfected with remaining areas set for disinfection in the coming days.  Disinfection will continue on an on-going basis following protocols that are in place.
  • Employees are being encouraged to hold face-to-face meetings on a limited basis through April 13, 2020.
  • Mayor Schertzer is recommending the cancellation of meetings for Boards and/or Commissions through April 13, 2020 that are under his appointment.
  • City employee travel to non-essential conferences and/or meetings outside the City of Marion will not be permitted through April 13, 2020.
  • The Marion Senior Center will be closed effective immediately until April 13, 2020.  The Senior Center Transportation, Homemaker services, and Lifecare Alliance Home Meal delivery will operate as normal until further notice.  The monthly Food Box distribution will continue as usual, but the pickup/distribution point will be located outdoors at the Senior Center.
  • At this time, Marion Area Transit will be open for normal business.  However, there may be a delay in service as buses are being proactively disinfected on a regular basis throughout the day.

Please note, if circumstances in Marion County change and conditions are warranted, changes will be made to the services provided by the City of Marion.  If this occurs, information will be relayed to the media and shared on the City of Marion website.

 

Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 7:45am

City Hall will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020 in observance of the President’s Day holiday.  Following is information regarding office and departmental schedules for the City of Marion for Monday, February 17, 2020:

  • All offices in Marion City Hall will be closed.
     
  • Sanitation and Streets Department Crews will work normal hours on Monday, February 17.  Sanitation and Recycling crews will collect garbage and recycling on this day; therefore, residents normally having refuse collected on Mondays are requested to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. 
  • The Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020; however, transportation will be available for dialysis patients on this day.  All other programs and activities will resume at the Senior Center on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.
  • Marion Area Transit will be observing normal hours of operation on Monday, February 17.

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

 

Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 9:04am

City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.  However, some City departments will operate on a regular or modified schedule for the day.  The following departments will operate as listed below:

  • Sanitation crews will collect garbage and recycling on Monday, January 20.  Customers who normally have refuse collected on Monday are requested to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. 
  • Marion Area Transit will be open for normal hours of operation on Monday, January 20.
  • The Marion Senior Center will open on Monday, January 20.

Essential services including fire and police will operate as usual.

 

Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 11:48am

The following closures and modifications in operational schedules for City Offices are being announced for Christmas and New Year’s holiday weeks:  

  • Many departments will be utilizing vacation time on Tuesday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 31; therefore, residents are highly encouraged to call ahead to ensure the office relevant to their needs will be open.  All offices in City Hall will be closed on Wednesday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday and Wednesday, January 1 in observance of the New Year’s holiday. 
     
  • Sanitation collection will not take place on Wednesday, December 25 or Wednesday, January 1.  Residents with Wednesday sanitation service are asked to have their refuse at curbside by 7:00 am on Thursday, December 26 and Thursday, January 2.  Crews will handle both Wednesday and Thursday’s trash collection on each Thursday.  Sanitation crews will also begin collecting live Christmas trees on Thursday, December 26 and continue tree collection through the month of January.  Live Christmas trees should be placed at curbside on the resident’s trash collection day.  All lights and decorations must be removed from the tree and the tree should NOT be wrapped in plastic.
     
  • Marion Area Transit buses will operate on a shortened schedule on December 24.  On Tuesday, December 24, the last pick-up will occur at 1:00 pm, with the last drop off taking place at 1:30 pm.  Marion Area Transit will be closed on Wednesday, December 25.  Transit services will also be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
     
  • The Marion Senior Center will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, Wednesday, December 25, Tuesday, December 31, and Wednesday, January 1.  Transportation will be available for dialysis patients only on these days.  All other programs, activities and transporation will not be available through the Senior Center on the above noted dates.

Necessary services including police and fire will operate as usual.

 

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