News from the City of Marion

Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 - 4:17pm

According to Parks Superintendent, Mike Cheney, weather permitting, mosquito fogging operations for the City of Marion, which is handled by the Marion City Parks Department, will begin during the week of June 29.  Fogging operations will occur on Thursday or Friday mornings, typically between the hours of 4:00 and 7:00 a.m.  The areas that will be sprayed will rotate based upon mosquito populations, with fogging operations continuing as needed throughout the summer and as weather permits.

City residents with respiratory conditions are advised to keep their windows and doors closed during the above listed hours.


Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015 - 9:17am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that in observance of the Independence Day holiday, City Departments will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015.

Please Note:  Due to closures on Friday, City Hall’s weekly early closure day will be observed on Thursday, July 2, 2015.  Therefore, on July 2, most offices in City Hall will close at 3:00 pm.  Municipal Court Offices will close at 2:00 pm and the Utility Billing Office will close at 4:00 pm.

The following departments will operate as noted below on Friday, July 3rd:

  • All offices in City Hall will be closed.
  • Sanitation crews will not work on Friday, July 3, 2015.  Residents who normally have Friday sanitation service are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Monday, July 6.  Sanitation crews will collect both Friday and Monday’s refuse on Monday.
  • Marion Area Transit buses will not operate on July 3, 2015.  Normal hours of operation for bus service will resume on Monday, July 6.
  • The Marion Senior Center will be closed on July 3, 2015.  All programs, activities, and transportation will resume on Monday, July 6.

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


Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 3:30pm

Beginning Thursday, June 25, 2015, the main entrance to the lobby of City Hall will be closed during construction work that will be taking place in front of and near the main entrance to Marion City Hall (233 W. Center St.).  This closure will last for approximately 2 weeks, but is weather permitting and could therefore be extended if necessary.  During the construction process, it will be necessary for the public to enter City Hall through doors at the rear of the building, also referred to as the Police Entrance.


Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 8:59am

The following notice will appear on all billing statements processed in the months of July and August 2015:

                    IF CURRENT, PLEASE DISREGARD.

Information appearing on monthly statements will serve as notice in lieu of separate letters mailed with identical information.  Affected accounts must be paid by September 1, 2015 to avoid delinquent sanitary sewer and storm sewer charges being certified and forwarded to the Marion County Auditor’s Office for assessment to property tax records.


Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 4:44pm

The Marion Land Bank will be selling six parcels of property and one structure on June 23, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of City Hall.  Full details regarding the sale may be found on the Legal Notices page of the City's website by clicking on the following link.

Land Bank Sale Information


Posted: Monday, May 18, 2015 - 8:50am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that City Departments will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day.

  • All departments in City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015.  Offices will re-open for normal business on Tuesday, May 26.
  • Sanitation  crews  will  not  collect  trash,  recycling,  or  yard  waste  on  Monday, May 25, 2015.  Residents who normally have sanitation services on Monday are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26.  Crews will collect both Monday and Tuesday’s refuse on Tuesday, with the possibility  that  some  of  Tuesday’s  collection  could  extend  into  Wednesday, May 27.
  • Marion Area Transit will NOT be operating on Monday, May 25, 2015.  Normal hours of operation for bus service will resume on Tuesday, May 26.
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015.  All programs, activities, and transportation will resume on Tuesday, May 26.

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


Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 12:52pm

The City of Marion is holding a Cinco-de-Mayo sale for Family Memberships to the Lincoln Park Aquatics Center.  This sale will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.  Cost of the Family Membership will be $199.00, with up to 8 people on the membership.  You can purchase the membership at the Safety Directors office on the 3rd floor of City Hall between the hours of 7:30 am - 5:00 pm or at the Marion Airport (1530 Pole Lane Rd) between the hours of 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Checks, cash, Visa, or MasterCard are accepted forms of payment.


Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015 - 11:42am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that the City of Marion will sponsor a Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 9, 2015.

Any City of Marion resident, currently on City Sanitation Service, wishing to dispose of unwanted items may do so by taking those items directly to the Marion County Solid Waste Transfer Station located at 1564 Victory Road, (directly east of the Marion Correctional Institute).  Proof of current city sanitation service will be required.

Hours of operation will be from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Yard waste, appliances, tires, regular garbage, or hazardous materials will not be accepted.

Mayor Schertzer reminds City residents that this drop off is free.

For questions on acceptable items, please contact the City Sanitation and Streets Department at (740) 382-1479.


Posted: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 11:54am

On April 15, 2015, family memberships for Lincoln Park Family Aquatic Center will be offered at the price of $199.  This Tax Day Sale is a one-timeone-day event.  Up to eight people can be included on this membership offer.

The discounted memberships may be purchased at the Marion Municipal Airport or in the Safety Director's Office at City Hall between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.  Purchases can be made with cash, money order, check, or credit card.

Weather permitting, the pool will be open for Memorial Day weekend (May 23-24) and then re-open for the summer following Marion City Schools summer break.  The pool opens daily, weather permitting, at 12:00pm, throughout the summer break.

For additional information call 740-387-5865 or 740-387-5370.


Posted: Monday, March 30, 2015 - 8:04am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that weekly curbside collection of yard waste for 2015 is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 13, 2015.  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, this schedule may vary.  Please note that residents on the City’s “Pink Sign Program” as the result of a currently delinquent sanitation and sewer account 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 2015 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.

Residents are encouraged to drop off grass clippings and yard waste materials, free of charge, to Park Enterprise Construction Co., Inc., 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 to verify proof of City residency (i.e. license, utility bill, etc.)
  2. Items being dropped off must be weighed by Park Enterprise employee before materials are discarded.
  3. Residents using plastic bags are required to remove waste from bags and then discard of plastic bags properly.  Paper biodegradable 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.  Disposal of trees and/or large amounts of brush from personal property is the property owner’s responsibility.  These items may be taken, FREE OF CHARGE for all city residents, to Park Enterprise Construction (560 Barks Rd. W.) for disposal.

Call Park Enterprise at 740-223-7275 for additional information on acceptance program or for hours of operation. 


Additional Information:  City Sanitation and Streets Department  740-382-1479