News from the City of Marion

Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 3:06pm

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that leaf collection for city residents will begin Monday, October 21 and continue through Friday, December 13, 2013.  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. 
As a note, residents should NOT rake leaves into the street in order to keep from blocking catch basins and drains, so water can drain properly into the city’s storm sewer system.
  1. Place leaves in biodegradable paper bags for City pick up.  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.
  1. Take biodegradable paper bagged leaves to 560 Barks Rd. W.  Park Enterprise Construction located at 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 223-7275 for Park Enterprise hours of operation.  Proof of city residency is required.  PLEASE NOTE:  If non-biodegradable bags are used, leaves must be emptied from the bag at site.

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


Posted: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 2:44pm

As a reminder to all residents, yard waste collection at curbside for the month of October will occur during the first full week of October, which is October 7 – 11, 2013.

Grassclippings will not be picked up at the curbside.  Branches must be bundled and cut in lengths no longer than 5 feet. 

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 (Photo ID with address).
  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.  Paper biodegradable bags are available at most local retail stores.

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

Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 3:30pm

The Disc Golf Course located at Sawyer Ludwig Park will be temporarily closed September 19-22, during the Marion County Historical Society's use of Sawyer Ludwig Park for their 2013 Travel Thru Time Event that will be taking place.  For more details on this event, you may visit the Historical Society's website at

Posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 1:03pm

Posted: Monday, August 5, 2013 - 8:34am

The City of Marion will be fogging mosquitoes on Thursday or Friday mornings from 4 – 7 AM, as needed and as weather permits.  The areas that will be sprayed will rotate based on mosquito populations.

Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 5:02pm

The Utility Billing Department will be closed on Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th.  As at any time this department is closed, payments may be dropped in the mail drop, which is located between the front entrance doors of City Hall.

Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 9:21am
Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing the following closures for the City of Marion on Thursday, July 4, 2013 in observance of the Independence Day holiday:
  • All offices in City Hall will be closed.
  • Sanitation crews will not work on Thursday, July 4, 2013. Residents who normally have Thursday sanitation service are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Friday, July 5. Sanitation crews will collect both Thursday and Friday’s refuse on Friday.
Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 2:06pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has put together a list of questions and answers about the use of chloramines in public drinking water.

Posted: Monday, April 29, 2013 - 11:18am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that the City of Marion will sponsor a Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 18, 2013.

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).

Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 11:42am

The City of Marion is announcing information related to its 2013 yard waste program.  The 2013 program will essentially follow a once per month collection pattern, although some additional support may be available during April and May.  Following is a list the weeks in which yard waste is tentatively scheduled