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Mayor’s appointment of a Director of Public Service

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing his appointment of Randy Caryer to the position of Director of Public Service for the City of Marion. Mr. Caryer assumed his new duties on April 6, 2016.

In his position as Service Director, Mr. Caryer will oversee the operation of the City’s Airport, Maintenance, Information Technology, Parks, Senior Center, Transit, and Utility Billing Departments. Mayor Schertzer states, “I believe the relationships that Randy had previously established within local government, as well as his institutional knowledge of municipal administration and problem solving skills as a former internal affairs officer will be a great help not only to my administration but to our departments as well.… Read More


City of Marion Weekly Yard Waste Collection Information

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Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that weekly yard waste collection at curbside will begin on Monday, April 11, 2016. 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 currently on the City’s “Pink Sign Program” as the result of a delinquent sanitation and sewer account are not eligible for curbside pick-up of yard waste.… Read More


City of Marion Observance of Good Friday

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Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that in observance of the Good Friday holiday, offices located in City Hall will be closed on Friday, March 25, 2016. Due to City Hall being closed on Friday, offices will be observing their weekly early closure day on Thursday, March 24.

The following departments will operate as noted below on Friday, March 25:

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 a.m.… Read More


City Hall Closed for President’s Day holiday

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Mayor Schertzer is announcing that in observance of the President’s Day holiday, offices in City Hall will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016. The following departments will operate as noted below:

Sanitation crews will collect garbage and recycling on Monday, February 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 buses will not be operating on Monday, February 15.… Read More


Marion Community Foundation’s 2016 Scholarship Program Open

Marion Community Foundation’s 2016 Scholarship Program is now underway for area high school seniors and graduates. The Foundation’s scholarship program, which has grown exponentially since its first award in 2000, now includes more than 75 funds.

In 2015, scholarship funds generated 185 awards to 134 Marion area students – exceeding $339,000. “In just the last 5 years, the number of scholarship funds has nearly doubled – from 40 to 75 – and the amount of awards quadrupled,” said Marion Community Foundation President and CEO Dean Jacob.… Read More


City of Marion schedule for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

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City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2016 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. However, some City departments will operate on a regular or modified schedule for the day.
The following departments will operate as listed below:

Sanitation crews will collect garbage and recycling on Monday, January 18. Customers who normally have refuse collected on Monday are requested to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m.… Read More


Holiday Hours announced for City Offices

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Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing the following closings and adjusted hours for City Offices during the weeks of December 21 and December 28. City Hall Many departments will be utilizing vacation time over the holiday period of December 24 – 25 and December 31 – January 1. Therefore, residents are highly encouraged to call and ensure the office relevant to their needs will be open. All offices will be closed on December 25, and January 1.… Read More