News from the City of Marion

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 10:24am

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 24 and Friday, November 25, 2022.

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 23.  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 24, 2022.  Services by these crews will resume on Friday, November 25 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 24 or Friday, November 25.  Bus service will resume normal hours of operation on Monday, November 28, 2022.
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 25, 2022.  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 7, 2022 - 12:15pm

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that some City departments will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2022 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday, 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 10.  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 p.m.

The following departments will operate as noted below on Friday, November 11:

  • 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 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 11.
  • Marion Senior Center will be open on Friday, November 11 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 infomation.

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 9, 2022.  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 13, 2022 - 7:52am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that leaf collection for city residents will begin on Monday, October 31 and continue through Friday, December 9, 2022.  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.

 

 

Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 9:29am

Trick-or-Treat in the City of Marion will be held from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Monday, October 31, 2022.

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, September 1, 2022 - 7:09am

The City of Marion is announcing that detours in the downtown Marion area will get underway at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 6 to accommodate activities for the upcoming Marion Popcorn Festival, being held September 8-10.  Streets will remain closed until the festival’s conclusion on Saturday and may remain closed into the early hours of Sunday, September 11 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 8.  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. 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.
  • 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 8.  Normal operating hours will resume on Friday, September 9.

 

 

Posted: Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 7:03am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing the following closures for the City of Marion offices and departments on Monday, September 5, 2022 in observance of the Labor Day holiday:

  • All offices in City Hall will be closed.
  • Sanitation crews will not work on Monday, September 5.  Residents that normally have Monday sanitation service are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 am on Tuesday, September 6.  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 5.  Normal bus service will resume on Tuesday, September 6.
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, September 5.  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.

 

 

Posted: Monday, June 27, 2022 - 1:43pm

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing the following closures for the City of Marion on Monday, July 4, 2022 in observance of the Independence Day holiday:

  • City Hall

All offices in City Hall will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022.

  • Sanitation

Sanitation crews will NOT collect refuse, recycling, or yard waste on Monday, July 4.   Residents who normally have sanitation service on Monday are asked to have their collections at curbside no later than 7:00 am on Tuesday, July 5.  Crews are scheduled to collect both Monday and Tuesday’s refuse, recycling, and yard waste on Tuesday, July 5, with the possibility that some of Tuesday’s collection could extend into Wednesday.

  • Transit

Buses for Marion Area Transit will  NOT be in operation on Monday, July 4.  Normal hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, July 5.

  • Senior Center          

Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, July 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.

 

 

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 12:03pm

The City of Marion will be collecting natural storm debris, which includes fallen tree limbs, brush and branches that resulted from the storms that moved through our area during the early morning hours on June 14 and left damage across the city.  

The city will provide this one-time collection over the next several days that will assist residents looking to clear their properties of storm debris.

Crews will be chipping the storm debris at curbside during this collection.  Therefore, residents are being asked to set tree limbs, brush and branches in the tree lawn area of their property.  For the safety of the motoring and walking public, debris should NOT be placed in the street or block the sidewalk.

Property owners not wanting to wait for curbside collection service can drop off storm debris to Outdoor Resource Supply (560 Barks Rd. W.)

Tips for curbside collection of storm debris:

  • Place fallen trees, branches and brush in the tree lawn area of your property near the street. Do not let it block or overhang the curb or sidewalk. The height should not impact vehicle sightlines.
  • Cut branches and trees into manageable pieces.
  • Do not place any storm debris on the road.
  • Only set out natural storm debris. No root balls or stumps. No garbage or construction waste.

 

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2022 - 8:15am

Offices in Marion City Hall will be closed on Monday, June 20, 2022 in observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day (“Juneteenth”).  Legislation established “Juneteenth” as a federal holiday in June 2021; therefore, many of the City’s departments will be observing this day beginning in 2022.  Due to the holiday falling on Sunday, June 19, the federally observed holiday will occur on Monday, June 20.

The following departments for the City of Marion will operate as noted below on Monday, June 20, 2022:

  • Sanitation crews will collect garbage and recycling on Monday, June 20.  Residents who normally have refuse collected on Monday are requested to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. 
  • Buses for Marion Area Transit will NOT be in operation on Monday, June 20.  Normal hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, June 21.
  • Marion Senior Center will be open with transportation available on Monday, June 20.

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

 

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 4:44pm

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that City Departments will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

  • Departments in City Hall will be closed on May 30, 2022.
  • The Sanitation department will not collect trash, recycling, or yard waste on Monday, May 30, 2022.  Residents who normally have sanitation service on Monday are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31.  Crews will collect refuse for both Monday and Tuesday throughout the day on Tuesday, May 31, with the possibility that part of Tuesday’s collection could extend into Wednesday, June 1.
  • Marion Area Transit will NOT operate on Monday, May 30, 2022.  Normal hours of operation for bus service will resume on Tuesday, May 31.
     
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022.  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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