MARION, OHIO – Marion Community Foundation is awarding $548,200 this year from its 2018 Community Grants Program. These funds will help support 36 programs at Marion area nonprofit organizations.
“For the past 20 years, Marion Community Foundation has supported Marion’s nonprofit organizations with grants from its charitable funds,” said Dean Jacob, Foundation president and CEO. “Cumulatively, we have returned $15 million in grants and scholarships—which is more than the Foundation’s original endowment in 1998.”
Jacob noted the anniversary year is a natural time to reflect on the organization’s history and progress.… Read More
Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that leaf collection for city residents will begin Monday, October 22 and continue through Friday, December 8, 2018.
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.
As a note, it is requested that residents NOT rake leaves into the streets so water can drain properly into the city’s storm sewer system and therefore, not cause blockage for catch basins and drains.… Read More
The City of Marion is announcing that detours in the downtown Marion area will get underway at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 4 to accommodate activities for the upcoming Marion Popcorn Festival, being held September 6-8. Downtown streets will remain closed until the festival’s conclusion at midnight on Saturday and will remain closed into the early hours of Sunday morning for festival clean-up. Detours will occur for the followings streets:
• Center St.… Read More
Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing the following closures in observance of the Labor Day holiday for the City of Marion on Monday, September 3, 2018:
• All offices in City Hall will be closed.
• Sanitation crews will not work on Monday, September 3. Residents that normally have Monday sanitation service are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4. 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.… Read More
The Administration for the City of Marion is announcing that The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is currently working on State Route 95 (Mount Vernon Avenue), which is part of an Urban Resurfacing Project. ODOT’s Urban Resurfacing Project resurfaces state routes through a city. This particular project will also involve minor curb replacement in specific locations as the project is completed.
While work has begun on State Route 95 on the east side of the Marion, additional portions of State Route 95 will also be paved this year.… Read More
Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that the City of Marion will sponsor a Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 5, 2018.
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.… Read More
The City of Marion is announcing that weekly yard waste collection at curbside for the 2018 collection season is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 16 and will run through Friday, December 7.
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. Note: Residents with an excessive delinquent sanitation and sewer account balance are not eligible for curbside pick-up of yard waste.… Read More