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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.

Scott Schertzer - Mayor

Latest News from the City of Marion

Thu, 11/16/2023 - 7:54am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing upcoming closures that will affect services for City of Marion residents over the Thanksgiving holiday.  The following closures and modifications in operational schedules are being announced for various city departments:

  • All offices in City Hall will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, 2023.

    PLEASE NOTE:  As a result of City Hall offices being closed on Thursday and Friday, offices in City Hall will be observing their weekly early closure day on Wednesday, November 22.  Notable early closures include the Municipal Court office and the Utility Billing office closing at 2:00 pm.

  • The Sanitation and Streets Department will not collect trash, recycling, yard waste, or leaves on Thursday, November 23, 2023.  Services by these crews will resume on Friday, November 24 with the Sanitation Department collecting refuse, recycling, and yard waste for both Thursday and Friday on this day.  Therefore, residents who normally have Thursday sanitation and recycling service are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Friday.  Leaf collection will also resume on Friday.
  • Marion Area Transit will be closed and have NO bus service available on Thursday, November 23 or Friday, November 24.  Bus service will resume normal hours of operation on Monday, November 27, 2023.
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, 2023.  No Senior transportation will be available on Thursday or Friday, with the exception of dialysis appointments on Friday only.

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


Mon, 11/06/2023 - 8:11am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that some City departments will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2023 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday on Saturday November 11, while other departments will operate on their regular schedule for the day.  A schedule for notable departments follows:

PLEASE NOTE:  As a result of offices being closed on Friday, the weekly early closure day for many offices in City Hall will be observed on Thursday, November 9.  Most offices will be observing their Friday business hours on this day, with notable early closures being the Municipal Court and Utility Billing offices closing at 2:00 pm.

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

  • All offices in City Hall will be closed.
  • Sanitation crews will collect garbage, recycling, and yard waste on November 10.  It is requested that customers with Friday sanitation service have their collections at curbside by 7:00 am.
  • Marion Area Transit will be open with buses operating normal business hours on Friday, November 10.
  • Marion Senior Center will be open on Friday, November 10 with Senior Transportation available from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm.  The Center will also host a special "Veterans Day Celebration" beginning at 12:00 pm with a free lunch for all local veterans followed by a ceremony recognizing and honoring veterans in attendance.  The public is welcome with non-veteran guests being able to purchase lunch tickets at the door for $4.00.  Contact the Senior Center at 740-387-6100 for additional information.

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

City residents are also reminded that yard waste and fall leaf pick-up will continue through Friday, December 2023.  The options available for disposal of leaves are as follows:

  1. Leaves may be raked to the tree lawn area to be vacuumed (Residents are reminded that leaves are NOT to be raked into the street or parking lane);
  2. Leaves may be placed in biodegradable paper bags (limit 3 per week) for City sanitation workers to pick up; or
  3. Leaves may be taken to the free drop-off location at 560 Barks Rd. W. in biodegradable paper bags.  Proof of City residency may be required.


Thu, 10/05/2023 - 9:56am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that leaf collection for city residents will begin on Monday, October 23 and continue through Friday, December 8, 2023.  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:  Leaves are NOT to be raked into city streets and/or parking lanes.  Doing so may be an attraction for children or be a safety hazard for the walking and/or motoring public.  It can also block the flow of water to the city's catch basins preventing proper drainage to the storm sewer system during rain events in the fall seaon.
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.





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