News from the City of Marion

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 12:52pm

Lincoln Park Aquatics Center will open for the 2022 season on Saturday, May 28th (weather permitting).

Hours for the 2022 season will be as follows:

Sunday & Monday   12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday         Closed
Thursday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Daily Admission Rates are:

Adults        $8.00
Children (4-17) $5.00
Seniors (55 and older) $4.00
Children 3 and under Free
Half Price Admission after 4:00 every day


Please visit the Parks & Aquatics Center Facebook page for the most up-to-date information on the status of the Aquatics Center.


Posted: Monday, May 16, 2022 - 10:43am

Public Works Director Jim Bischoff is announcing that the Utility Billing Department will be closed for in-person payments from Monday, May 16 through Wednesday, May 18 due to quarantine requirements as a result of employees being directly exposed to an individual with COVID-19.  This closure is being put in place to protect the remaining staff members of this department, as well as the public.   Online, dropbox, payments received via mail, and phone payments will be processed during this time.  The department will re-open for in-person payments on Thursday, May 19.



Posted: Monday, May 2, 2022 - 7:57am

The Parks & Aquatics Center excited to officially announce that memberships will be offered for the Lincoln Park Aquatic Center for the upcoming season.  However, it is being announced in advance that as a result of the ongoing lifeguard shortage, at this time, it is expected that the Aquatic Center will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer.

MEMBERSHIP SALE will be held Monday, May 2 through 12:00 pm on Friday May 20.  During this sale period, all regular memberships are 10% off the full price and a family membership will cost $199 for up to 6 people, with the option of adding up to 2 additional people for $25 each.  For a full list of all membership types and prices, please visit the Parks Department’s RecDesk site (  If you have any questions, call the Parks Department at 740-387-5370.

Once the sale is over at noon on 5/20, prices will revert to full membership prices and will only be available for purchase at the aquatics center for the remainder of the season.

Memberships will be available for purchase during regular business hours at the following locations:

  • Parks Department Office - Marion Municipal Airport, 1530 Pole Lane Rd.
  • Safety Director's Office - City Hall, 3rd Floor

Accepted forms of payment include check, cash, Visa®, or Mastercard®.


Special Membership Sale Form


Posted: Friday, April 8, 2022 - 9:25am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that offices located in City Hall will be closed on Friday, April 15, 2022 in observance of the Good Friday holiday.

PLEASE NOTE:  As a result of offices being closed on Friday, the weekly early closre day for many offices in City Hall will be observed on Thursday, April 14.  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 City Auditor and Income Tax Offices will be open until 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 14 for individuals needing to file and/or pay city income tax in person.


The following departments will operate as noted below on Friday, April 15:

  • 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 15.
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Friday, April 15.  No senior transportation will be available that day with the exception of dialysis appointments.

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


Posted: Monday, March 21, 2022 - 8:17am

The City of Marion is announcing that weekly curbside yard waste collection for the 2022 collection season will begin on Monday, April 18 and run through Friday, December 9, 2022.

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 2022 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 740-914-8227 for additional information on acceptance program or for hours of operation.


Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 4:30pm

The City of Marion has become aware of a third-party online bill pay website ( that has set-up pages listing a large number of cities/agencies/companies that they are accepting payments on behalf of.  The City of Marion has been placed on this list by Doxo, however DOXO IS NOT THE THIRD-PARTY BILL PAY VENDOR USED BY THE CITY OF MARION.  The City of Marion has no contract or affiliation with this company.

After checking, it appears that is a service that claims to help consumers manage billing statements/payments to various companies.  Payments being collected through the website are being made to Doxo NOT the City of Marion.  Furthermore, may charge customers extra fees and the City of Marion has no control over when (or if) payments made through the site will be received which could result in late payments being applied to city utility accounts.

More information with reviews and complaints for Doxo are available through from the Better Business Bureau (BBB).  Click here to be directed to the BBB website.

As a reminder, the City offers the following options for making payments:
1.   Online Payments
  Submit payment through the third-party payment service provider approved by the City of Marion.  Link provided at
2. Direct Payment (auto pay)
  Monthly bill amount electronically withdrawn from customer’s checking or savings account.  If interested, contact Utility Billing Department for additional information.
3. Mail Payment to:
  City of Marion, Utility Billing Department, 233 W. Center St., Marion, OH 43302
4. Pay In-Person
  Drop payment off at the Utility Billing Department located at City Hall.  Department Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
5. Drop Box
  A locking drop box is located at the front of City Hall inside the double doors to your left as you are entering the building. Cash payments are not to be placed in the drop box.
6. Pay by Phone
  Credit and debit card payments are accepted over the phone.  However, all credit and debit card transactions will incur an additional $3.00 fee.


Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 8:00am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that many City of Marion departments will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2022 in observance of the Presidents Day holiday.  However, there are city departments that will be operating on a normal schedule.   Following is information regarding office and departmental schedules for Monday, February 21, 2022:

  • All offices in Marion City Hall will be closed.
  • Sanitation crews will collect garbage and recycling on Monday, February 21.  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 21.  No senior transportation will be available that day with the exception of dialysis appointments.
  • Marion Area Transit will be observing normal hours of operation on Monday, February 21.

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



Posted: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 12:29pm

City of Marion Tax Return Forms for 2021 tax filing are now available for download.  Click Here to be redirected to the Income Tax page.



Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 9:03am

The City of Marion's Annual Report for 2021 is now available to view by clicking here.  

Through this report, the Administration for the City of Marion strives to provide insight into accomplishments, activities, progress, and challenges that  occurred for our city departments during the previous calendar year (January 2021 – December 2021). 



Posted: Monday, January 10, 2022 - 4:49pm

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that all offices in Marion City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. 

The following departments for the City of Marion will operate as noted below on Monday, January 17, 2022:

  • Sanitation crews will collect garbage and recycling on Monday, January 17.  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 17, 2022.
  • Marion Senior Center will be open with transportation available on Monday, January 17.

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