News from the City of Marion

Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 12:25pm

An announcement regarding an upcoming sale of parcels of land through the Marion City Land Bank is being announced.  CLICK HERE to be directed to the Legal Notices page of the City's website for full details regarding this sale.

 

Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 2:11pm

City of Marion Sanitation and Recycling will not be collected on Thursday, January 31, 2019 due to the temporary closure of the Marion County Solid Waste Transfer Station.  At this time, plans are for crews to collect both Thursday and Friday’s refuse on Friday, February 1.

If further updates are required, information will be directed to local media and posted at www.marionohio.us.

 

Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 5:25pm

Due to weather conditions, Marion Area Transit buses will not be in operation on Monday, January 21st. 

Bus services is expected to return to normal hours of operation on Tuesday, January 22.

 

Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 4:52pm

City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019 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 21.  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 21.
  • The Marion Senior Center will open on Monday, January 21.

Essential services including fire and police will operate as usual.

 

Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 8:55am

The following closings and adjusted hours for City Offices are being announced for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday weeks:   

  • Many departments will be utilizing vacation time on Monday, December 24 and Monday, December 31; therefore, it is highly encouraged that residents call to ensure the office relevant to their needs will be open. 

    All offices in City Hall will be closed on Tuesday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday and Tuesday, January 1 in observance of the New Year’s holiday. 
     

  • Sanitation collection will not take place on Tuesday, December 25 or Tuesday, January 1.  Residents with Tuesday sanitation service are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 am on Wednesday, December 26 and Wednesday, January 2.  Crews will collect both Tuesday and Wednesday’s refuse on each Wednesday.  Sanitation crews will also begin collecting live Christmas trees on Wednesday, 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 will have buses in operation until 2:30 pm on Monday, December 24 and will then be closed on Tuesday, December 25 and Wednesday, December 26.  Transit services will also be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
     
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, December 24, Tuesday, December 25, Monday, December 31, and Tuesday, January 1.  Programs, activities, and transportation will not be available through the Senior Center on these days.

 

Necessary services including police and fire will operate as usual.

 

Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 10:14am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that all City departments will be closed on Thursday, November 22, 2018 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Offices in City Hall will also be closed on Friday, November 23, 2018.

PLEASE NOTE:  As a result of offices in City Hall being closed on Thursday and Friday, the weekly early closure day for the City Hall building will be observed on Wednesday, November 21.  Therefore, most offices in City Hall will be observing their Friday business hours on Wednesday, November 21, with notable early closures being the Municipal Court and Utility Billing offices closing at 2:00 p.m.
  • The Sanitation and Streets Department will not collect trash, recycling, yard waste or leaves on Thursday, November 22, 2018.  Refuse collection will resume on Friday, November 23, with crews collecting both Thursday and Friday’s refuse.  Residents who normally have Thursday sanitation service are asked to have their refuse at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Friday.  Leaf collection will also resume on Friday.  Residents may rake leaves to the tree lawn area to be vacuumed; place the leaves in biodegradable paper bags for City pickup; or take biodegradable paper bagged leaves to the free drop off site at 560 Barks Rd. W. (Park Enterprise Construction).  There is no charge for the leaf drop off; however, proof of City residency may be required.
     
  • Marion Area Transit will be closed and have no bus service available on Thursday, November 22 or Friday, November 23.  Normal bus service will resume on Monday, November 26, 2018.
     
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23.  All programs, activities, and transportation will resume at the Senior Center on Monday, November 26, 2018.

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

 

Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 9:00am

The City of Marion is announcing that the last week for its 2018 curbside yard waste collection will take place during the week of December 3-7, 2018.   The week of December 3-7 will also be the last scheduled week for leaf pick-up, as well.

Yard waste collection service is curtailed during the winter months to allow employees to fulfill other duties during these months.  Residents may continue to take 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 yard waste drop off are:

  1. Must stop at office or other designated location (verification of City residency may be required - 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.

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

 

Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 3:51pm

Trick-or-Treat for the City of Marion will be held from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 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 cannot be moved unless legislation is presented before full City Council.
 

Halloween Safety Tips:

  • Trick-or-Treat in a group or with an adult.
  • Accept treats only in doorways.  Never go into a house.
  • Visit homes that have the porch light on.
  • Carry a flashlight.
  • Walk, don't run, and stay on sidewalks.
  • Look both ways before crossing streets and only cross the street at corners.
  • Wear reflective clothing.
  • Be sure your costume is not too long ... you don't want to trip or fall.
  • Shoes should fit comfortably (even if they don't match your costume).
  • Carry only flexible swords, knives, and props.
  • Consider using "face paint" instead of a mask.  If you wear a mask, be sure you can see out of it clearly.
  • Be sure your parents always know where you are going to trick-or-treat and stay in familiary neighborhoods.
  • Do not ride a bicycle.  Your costume might get tangled in the wheels.
  • Keep away from candles and open fires.
  • Be cautious of animals.
  • Let parents check your treats before you eat them.
  • Never eat unwrapped candy, opened candy, or fruit given to you on Halloween.

     

Posted: Monday, October 8, 2018 - 10:27am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that leaf collection for city residents will begin Monday, October 22 and continue through Friday, December 7, 2018.  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, it is requested that residents NOT rake leaves into the streets so water can drain properly into the city’s storm sewer system and therefore, not cause blockage for catch basins and drains.

     

  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 per week.

     

  3. ​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 740-223-7275 for Park Enterprise hours of operation.  Proof of city residency may be 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 740-382-1479.

 

Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:42pm

An announcement regarding an upcoming sale of parcels of land through the Marion Land Bank is being announced.  CLICK HERE to be directed to the Legal Notices page of the City's website for full details regarding this sale.

 

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