News from the City of Marion

Posted: Friday, March 26, 2021 - 9:22am

Auditor Robert Landon has announced that the Marion City income tax filing deadline is being extended to May 17, 2021. 

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced it’s plans to extend the federal tax filing deadline to May 17, 2021 with the State of Ohio following the same path and extending the state tax filing deadline to the same date.

Taxpayers can mail their tax documents to the Auditor’s Office via the United States postal service.  In addition, taxpayers can securely drop off documents inside the drop box located just inside the front doors of City Hall next to the Utility Billing Department. 

 

 

Posted: Friday, March 26, 2021 - 9:21am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that offices located in City Hall will be closed on Friday, April 2, 2021 in observance of the Good Friday holiday.

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, April 1st.  Most offices will be observing their Friday business hours on this day, with notable early closures being the Municipal Court office closing at 2:00 p.m.

The following departments will operate as noted below on Friday, April 2:

  • 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 am.
  • Marion Area Transit buses will not be in operation on Friday, April 2.
     
  • Marion Senior Center continues to be closed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to protect the health and welfare of its members.  Contact the Senior Center (740-387-5444) for senior transportation options that are available weekdays from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm.  Senior transportation will be available on the Good Friday holiday (Friday, April 2).

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

 

 

Posted: Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 1:29pm

Marion County has received Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) funding through the Ohio Department of Development.  These funds are used to improve the housing stock in Marion County for low to moderate income citizens.  The County has contracted with Ohio Regional Development Corporation (ORDC) to administer its program.
 

CHIP Information

Owner Rehabilitation:  The purpose of this program is to rehabilitate single family units, which are owned and occupied by low- and moderate- income households.  Eligible items for this program include: installation and/or repairs to foundations, roofs, gutters, electrical upgrades, plumbing, furnaces, hot water heaters, insulation, windows, doors, accessibility improvements and lead-based paint abatement.

Home Repair is an activity to help preserve housing by providing limited assistance to correct specific problems that adversely affect the occupant health or safety and/or structural integrity.  Examples of this activity would be to address one or two systems of a house: a roof, a furnace, hot water tank, or an accessibility ramp.

CLICK HERE to see more information on qualifications for CHIP. 

Additional information on the Community Housing Improvement Program is available by contacting Stacy Zier, Housing Specialist at Marion Regional Planning at (740) 223-4140 or through email at stacyzier@ordevelopment.com.

 

 

Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 3:59pm

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that the Love Our Neighborhoods team will begin its’ series of 2021 neighborhood cleanup programs on March 24-25.

This program provides residents with education and awareness of City codes and further assists residents through the neighborhood cleanup event.  A team that consists of community service workers, volunteers, and employees from the City of Marion will be ready and available to help the residents.  It is a belief that with the dedication of these resources, this help can be of great benefit to the neighborhood and provide a true helping hand. 

The first cleanup project of the year will have the Love Our Neighborhoods team working in the area that encompasses Edwards St. to Kenton Ave. from Hocking St. to the south portion of Silver St.  

The cleanup event will take place on Wednesday, March 24 and Thursday, March 25, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. 

For more information on the Love Our Neighborhoods program or to get additional information on this Neighborhood Cleanup event, contact the Code Enforcement Office by phone at 740-387-2248, through email at sthrapp@marionohio.org, or through its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cityofmarionloveourneighborhoods.

 

 

Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 11:14am

The City of Marion is announcing that weekly curbside yard waste collection for the 2021 collection season will begin on Monday, April 12 and will run through Friday, December 10.

The curbside pick-up for yard waste generally occurs on the day following each resident’s regular trash collection day (example: Friday trash pick-up - Monday yard waste pick up).  With limited personnel collecting yard waste, this schedule may vary.  Note: Residents with an excessive delinquent sanitation and sewer account balance are not eligible for curbside pick-up of yard waste.

There is a limit of 3 bags and/or 3 bundles of limbs/branches that will be collected from each residence per week during the 2021 yard waste season.  Branches must be tied in bundles no larger than 2 feet in diameter and 5 feet in length.  As in the past, the City will not collect grass clippings as yard waste material at curbside.  Please note:  yard waste collections that exceed the limitations listed above may result in a special pick-up charge. 

Residents are encouraged to drop off 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).  Requirements for grass and yard waste drop off are:

  1. Must stop at office or other designated location where verification of City residency (i.e. license, utility bill, etc.) may be required.
  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.

Also, note that the City of Marion is not responsible for the collection and/or disposal of trees or large amounts of brush cut and/or removed from personal property.  These items may be taken, FREE OF CHARGE for all city residents, to Outdoor Resource Supply (560 Barks Rd. W.) for disposal.

Call Outdoor Resource Supply at 740-223-7275 for additional information on acceptance program or for hours of operation.

 

 

Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 11:33am

The Hazardous Waste Special Collection Event set by the Delaware-Knox-Marion-Morrow (DKMM) Solid Waste Distict has been set for 2021.  The event is open to residents of Delaware, Knox, Marion, and Morrow Counties and will be held in Marion County as follows:

Location: Marion Fairgrounds, 220 E. Fairground St., Marion, OH 43302    
Date: Saturday, July 17th    
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm    
Collection Type: Hazardous Waste & Paint    

CLICK HERE for a copy of the DKMM Special Collection Flyer for Marion County or go to www.dkmm.org/hazardous-waste for additional information regarding the DKMM 2021 Special Collection Events.

 

 

Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 1:18pm

 

 

Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 7:51am

Individuals and Businesses can locate the 2020 Income Tax Forms and Instructions within Income Tax section of the Auditor's webpage.  Click Here to be redirected to this page.

 

Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 9:12am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that in observance of the Presidents Day holiday, many City of Marion departments will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021; however, some departments will be operating on a normal schedule.  Following is information regarding office and departmental schedules for Monday, February 15, 2021:

  • All offices in Marion City Hall will be closed.
     
  • Sanitation crews will collect garbage and recycling on Monday, February 15.  Residents with Monday sanitation collection are asked to have their trash and recycling at curbside by 7:00 a.m.
     
  • Marion Senior Center continues to be closed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to protect the health and welfare of its members.  Contact the Senior Center (740-387-5444) for senior transportation options that are available weekdays from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm.  Senior transportation will be available on the Presidents Day holiday (Monday, February 15).
     
  • Marion Area Transit will be observing normal hours of operation on Monday, February 15.

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

 

 

Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 8:47am

The 2020 City of Marion Annual Report is now available to view by clicking here.  The Administration for the City of Marion strives to provides insight for our citizens, elected officials, and other interested individuals on the city's activities, progress, accomplishments, and challenges that occurred during the calendar year (January 2020 – December 2020).  

 

 

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