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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


Eight New Funds at Marion Community Foundation

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MARION – Local donors, including Marion’s “favorite daughter,” Mary Ellen Withrow, have created eight new funds at Marion Community Foundation in the past month. This brings the total funds in the Foundation’s portfolio to 210. The new funds include scholarships, organizational endowments, donor advised funds, and unrestricted funds.
Withrow, who served as the 40th Treasurer of the United States during the Clinton administration, created the Mary Ellen Withrow Scholarship Fund for female students from any Marion County high school, with special consideration for students pursuing an education in the field of finance or political science.… Read More


Director of Public Service for City of Marion Retires

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Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing the retirement of Jay M. Shoup, Director of Public Service for the City of Marion, effective December 31, 2015. During his tenure with the City of Marion, Mr. Shoup oversaw the operation of the City’s Airport, Engineering, Maintenance, Sanitation, Streets, Transit, Utility Billing, and Water Pollution Control Departments. He has also served on the Marion County Regional Planning Commission and the City Planning Commission.

When joining the City of Marion as Director of Public Service on April 7, 2008, Jay continued his years in the public sector that originally began in the late 1960’s as a summer intern for the City engineering department.… Read More


City of Marion Holiday Sale for Memberships to the Lincoln Park Aquatics Center

The City of Marion will hold a Holiday Sale for Family Memberships to the Lincoln Park Aquatics Center. This sale will be held from Monday, November 30 through Thursday, December 3, 2015. During this Holiday Sale, the cost of the Family Membership will be $199, and may include up to 8 people on the membership. The discounted memberships may be purchased at the Safety Directors office on the 3rd floor of City Hall from 7:30 am – 5:00 pm or at the Marion Municipal Airport (1530 Pole Lane Rd.) from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.… Read More


City of Marion’s observance of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that all City departments will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2015 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Offices in City Hall will also be closed on Friday, November 27, 2015.

PLEASE NOTE: As a result of offices in City Hall being closed on Thursday and Friday, the weekly early closure day for the City Hall building will be observed on Wednesday, November 25. Therefore, most offices in City Hall will be observing their Friday business hours on Wednesday, November 25, with notable early closures being the Municipal Court and Utility Billing offices closing at 2:00 p.m.… Read More


City of Marion Offices Closed for Veterans Day Observance

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that offices in City Hall will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in observance of Veteran’s Day.

The following city departments will operate as noted:

Sanitation crews will collect garbage and recycling. Customers normally having refuse collected on Tuesday are requested to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 am.

The Marion Senior Center will be open normal operating hours on November 11. On this day, the Center will be honoring and providing a complimentary lunch for all local Veterans.… Read More