News from the City of Marion

Posted: Friday, February 9, 2024 - 7:39am

Mayor Bill Collins is announcing that in observance of the Presidents Day holiday, many City of Marion departments will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024;  however, some departments will be operating on a normal schedule.  Following is information regarding office and departmental schedueld for Monday, February 19, 2024:

  • All offices in Marion City Hall will be closed.
  • Sanitation crews will collect garbage and recycling on Monday, February 19.  Residents with Monday sanitation collection are asked to have their trash and recycling at curbside by 7:00 a.m.
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, February 19.  No senior transporation will be available that day except for dialysis appointments.
  • Marion Area Transit will be observing normal hours of operation on Monday, February 19.

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

 

Posted: Monday, January 29, 2024 - 12:17pm

City of Marion Tax Return Forms for 2023 tax filing are now available for download.  Click Here to be redirected to the Income Tax page.

 

Posted: Monday, January 8, 2024 - 8:38am

Mayor Bill Collins is announcing that all offices in Marion City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2024 in observance of the Marion Luther King Jr. holiday.

The following departments for the City of Marion will operate as noted below on Monday, January 15, 2024:

  • Sanitation crews will collect garbage and recycling on Monday, January 15.  Residents 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 with bus service available on Monday, January 15, 2024.
     
  • Marion Senior Center will be open with transportation available on Monday, January 15.

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

 

Posted: Friday, December 15, 2023 - 10:20am

The following closures and modifications in operational schedules for City offices are being announced for Christmas and New Year's holiday weeks.    

  • All offices in City Hall will be closed on Monday, December 25, 2023 in observance of the Christmas holiday and Monday, January 1, 2024 in observance of the New Year's holiday. 
     
  • Sanitation collection will not take place on Monday, December 25 or Monday, January 1.  Residents with Monday sanitation service are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 am on Tuesday, December 26 and Tuesday, January 2.  Crews will collect both Monday and Tuesday’s refuse on each Tuesday.  Sanitation crews will also begin collecting live Christmas trees on Tuesday, 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 and the tree should NOT be wrapped in plastic.
     
  • Buses for Marion Area Transit will not operate on December 25 and January 1.  Marion Area Transit will resume normal services on Tuesday, December 26 and Tuesday, January 2.
     
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, December 25, Tuesday, December 26, and Monday, January 1.  Transportation will be available for dialysis patients only on December 26.  All other programs, activities and transportation will not be available through the Senior Center on the above noted dates.

Necessary services including police and fire will operate as usual.

 

Posted: Thursday, November 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.

 

Posted: Monday, November 6, 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.

 

Posted: Thursday, October 5, 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.

 

 

Posted: Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 9:55am

Trick-or-Treat in the City of Marion will be held from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

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 must be held as noted above. 

 

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.

 

 

Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2023 - 12:48pm

The City of Marion is announcing that detours in the downtown Marion area will get underway at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 5 to accommodate activities for the upcoming Marion Popcorn Festival, being held September 7-9.  Streets will remain closed until the festival’s conclusion on Saturday and may remain closed into the early hours of Sunday, September 10 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 7.  The following streets will closed in the section noted beginning at approximately 5:00 pm and remain closed until parade units have cleared the street:

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

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

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

Due to the various street closures that will take place in preparation of the Popcorn Festival Parade, Marion Area Transit will be making final pick-ups at 2:00 pm, with final drop offs scheduled for 2:30 pm on Thursday, September 7.  Normal operating hours will resume on Friday, September 8.

 

Posted: Monday, August 28, 2023 - 7:47am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing the following closures for City of Marion offices and departments on Monday, September 4, 2023 in observance of the Labor Day holiday:

  • All offices in City Hall will be closed.
     
  • Sanitation crews will not work on Monday, September 4.  Residents that normally have Monday sanitation service are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 am on Tuesday, September 5.  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 4.  Normal bus service will resume on Tuesday, September 5.
     
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, September 4.  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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