City of Marion

Mayor Schertzer is announcing closures and modifications in operational schedules for City of Marion departments for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  It is important to note that as a result of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day falling on a Saturday this year, the federally observed holiday will occur on the Friday December 24, 2021 and Friday, December 31, 2021.   

  • All  offices  in  City  Hall  will  be  closed  on  Friday,  December  24,  2021  and  Friday, December 31, 2021.  
NOTE:  Due to City Hall offices being closed on each Friday, offices in City Hall will be observing their early closure day on Thursday, December 23 and Thursday, December 30.  Notable early closures include the Municipal Court and Utility Billing offices closing at 2:00 pm.   It is important to note that schedules are subject to change; therefore, residents are highly encouraged to call ahead to ensure the office relevant to their needs will be open.
  • Sanitation collection will not take place on Friday, December 24 or Friday, December 31.  Residents with Friday sanitation service are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 am on Monday, December 27 and Monday, January 3.  Crews will collect both Friday and Monday’s refuse on each Monday.  Sanitation crews will also begin collecting live Christmas trees on Monday, December 27 and continue tree collection through the month of January.  Live Christmas trees should be placed at curbside on the resident’s trash collection day.  The tree should NOT be wrapped in plastic and ALL lights and decorations must be removed.
     
  • Buses for Marion Area Transit will operate on a shortened schedule on Thursday, December 23, with the last drop-off scheduled for 2:30 pm.  Bus Service will NOT be in operation on Friday, December 24, 2021 or on Friday, December 31, 2021.
     
  • The Marion Senior Center will be closed on Friday, December 24, 2021 and Friday, December 31, 2021.  Senior Transportation will not be available on either day, with the exception of dialysis appointments.

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

 

 

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Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that the final week for curbside yard waste collection for the 2021 season is scheduled for the week of December 6-10.     The Mayor also reminds residents that this will also be the last final week for leaf pick-up as well.

Yard waste collection service is curtailed during the winter to allow employees to fulfill other duties during these months.  Residents may continue to take yard waste materials, free of charge, to Outdoor Resource Supply, located at 560 Barks Rd. W.  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 Outdoor Resource Supply 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 Outdoor Resource Supply at 740-914-8227 for hours of operation or for additional information on their acceptance program. 

 

 

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Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing upcoming closures that will affect services over the Thanksgiving holiday for City of Marion residents.  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 25 and Friday, November 26, 2021.
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 24.  Notable early closures include the Municipal Court office closing at 12:00 pm 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 25, 2021.  Services by these crews will resume on Friday, November 26 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 25 or Friday, November 26.  Bus service will resume normal hours of operation on Monday, November 29, 2021.
  • The Marion Senior Center will be closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26, 2021.  Senior Transportation will not be available on either day, with the exception of dialysis appointments.

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

 

 

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Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that some City departments will be closed on Thursday, November 11, 2021 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday, while other departments will operate on their regular schedule for the day.  The following departments will operate as noted below:

  • All offices in City Hall will be closed.
  • Sanitation crews will collect garbage, recycling and yard waste on November 11.  It is requested that customers with Thursday sanitation service have their collections at curbside by 7:00 am.
  • Marion Area Transit will be open with buses in operating normal business hours on Thursday, November 11.
  • Marion Senior Center will be open to members from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on Thursday, November 11 with senior transportation available from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm.

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 10, 2021.  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.

 

 

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The State Historic Preservation Office will hold an in-person public meeting on at the Harding Centre (267 W. Center St.) on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 3:00 pm to discuss the nomination of the Marion Downtown Historic District.  Comments from property owners and public officials regarding the proposed historic district, which is part of the submission, will be received during this public meeting. 

The Marion Downtown Historic District is roughly bounded by Center Street to the north, Pleasant Street on the south, Vine Street on the east, and Orchard St. to the west.  CLICK HERE to see a map that shows the approximate area of the district.

 

 

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Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that leaf collection for city residents will begin on Monday, October 25 and continue through Friday, December 10, 2021.  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 cause catch basins and drains to become blocked and prevent water from properly draining into the city's 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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Trick-or-Treat in the City of Marion will be held from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Saturday, October 30.

In accordance with legislation passed by Marion City Council in 1999, as a result of Halloween (October 31) falling on Sunday this year, the annual "Trick-or-Treat" night in the City of Marion will be observed on Saturday, October 30 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. 
 

Legislation reads:  The municipality shall observe the historic tradition of "Trick or Treat Night" on October 31 of each year, between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., unless that day falls on a Sunday in which event, the tradition shall be observed on the previous Saturday.

 

While “Trick-or-Treat” is an annual tradition, with COVID-19 still affecting our community, parents/guardians are encouraged to exercise their own judgment on whether they allow children to participate.

Suggestions and Tips for 2021:

  • 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 date that is set (by City ordinance) will not change. Parents/guardians are encouraged to exercise their own judgment on whether they allow children to participate.

 

 

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Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that the Love Our Neighborhoods team will be hosting a FREE Tire Collection event on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at Sawyer Ludwig Park (1313 White Oaks Road).

This FREE tire collection is for City residents only and has the following requirements:

  1. Individuals must show proof of City residency (i.e. driver’s license or utility bill).
  2. There will be a limit of 10 tires per household.
  3. Large tires (tractor or semi) will NOT be accepted.
  4. This event is for tires from residential locations only.  Tires from commercial dealers or businesses will not be accepted.

For more information, call 740-387-2248 or email sthrapp@marionohio.org.

 

Funding for this project is provided through the City of Marion and Marion Public Health.

 

 

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The City of Marion is announcing that detours in the downtown Marion area will get underway at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 7 to accommodate activities for the upcoming Marion Popcorn Festival, being held September 9-11.  Streets will remain closed until the festival’s conclusion at midnight on Saturday and may remain closed into the early hours of Sunday morning for festival clean-up.  Detours during the festival will occur for the following streets:

  • Center St. between State St. and Campbell St.
  • Church St. between Main St. and Prospect St.
  • Main St. between Huber St. and Church St.
  • Prospect St. between George St. and Church St.
  • Oak St. between Huber St. and Center St.

In preparation for and during the Popcorn Parade, the closure of several area streets will occur on Thursday, September 9.  The following streets will close beginning at approximately 5:00 pm and remain closed until parade units have cleared the street:

  • Forest Lawn Blvd. (E. Center St. to Mt. Vernon Ave.)
  • Chicago Ave. (E. Center St. to Wilson Ave.)
  • Johnson St. (E. Center St. to Wilson Ave.)
  • Boone Ave. (E. Center St. to Wilson Ave.)
  • Pennsylvania Ave. (E. Center St. to E. Church St.)
  • Kenmore Ave. (E. Center St. to E. Church St.)

      The following streets will be closed until the conclusion of the parade:

  • E. Center St. from Merchant St. to State St. (closing at approximately 5:00 pm.)
  • S. State St. from Center St. to Columbia St.
  • S. Vine St. from Center St. to Church St./Mt. Vernon Ave.
  • E. Church St. from State St. to Vine St.
  • S. High St. from Center St. to Church St.

Due to the various street closures taking place in preparation for the Popcorn Festival Parade on Thursday, September 9, Marion Area Transit will be making final pick-ups at 2:00 pm, with final drop offs scheduled for 2:30 pm.  Normal operating hours will resume on Friday, September 10.

 

 

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Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing the following closures for the City of Marion on Monday, September 6, 2021 in observance of the Labor Day holiday:

  • All offices in City Hall will be closed.
  • Sanitation crews will not work on Monday, September 6.  Residents that normally have Monday sanitation service are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 am on Tuesday, September 7.  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 6.  Normal bus service will resume on Tuesday, September 7.
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, September 6.  No senior transportation will be available that day with the exception of dialysis appointments. 

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

 

 

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