City of Marion

Tree Board Meeting Rescheduled to September 8

The Marion Tree Board Meeting scheduled for Friday, August 18, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at Countryside Barbeque has been rescheduled to Friday, September 8, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at Countryside Barbeque, located at 2070 Rutherford Road in Marion.

For more information, please contact Administrative Assistant Debi Sherlin at (828) 652-3551 or dsherlin@marionnc.org.

City Council Planning Session Scheduled for Tuesday, August 22

The Marion City Council will meet on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Marion City Hall, located at 194 North Main Street in Marion.  The purpose of the meeting is for the City Council to conduct a Planning Session to discuss current and future projects and priorities.  For more information, please contact Bob Boyette, Marion City Manager, at (828) 652-3551.

August Planning Board Meeting Rescheduled to Wednesday, August 2

The City of Marion Planning Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 3, 2017 has been rescheduled to Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Marion City Hall, located at 194 North Main Street in Marion.

For more information, please contact Heather Cotton, Planning and Development Director, at (828) 652-3551 or hcotton@marionnc.org.

Ridge Road to be Closed to Through Traffic on June 19 and 20 Due to Tree Removal

Please be advised that Ridge Road will be closed to through traffic from 8:00 A.M. until approximately 4:00 P.M. on Monday, June 19, 2017 and Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  The temporary closure is being done to allow City of Marion crews and a contractor to remove two large trees from the roadside.  Both trees are in the public right-of-way and it has been determined that both trees are potentially hazardous.  The City will make every effort to minimize inconveniences to the residents of Ridge Road and the surrounding area while the trees are being removed. 

 

If you have any questions regarding the temporary closure of Ridge Road or the removal of the trees, please call the City of Marion Public Works Department at 828-652-4224.

City Offices Closed Tuesday, July 4 for Independence Day

City offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 for the Independence Day Holiday. Residential garbage, recycling and street trash collection will run on a normal schedule the week of July 3-7.  There will be a partial brush collection the week of July 3-7.

June 15 Joint Utility Committee Meeting Cancelled

The Joint Utility Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 15 at 3:00 p.m. at Marion City Hall has been cancelled.

Please contact City Manager Bob Boyette at (828) 652-3551 or bboyette@marionnc.org if you have any questions or need any additional information.

City Council Budget Workshop/Planning Session Scheduled for May 23

The Marion City Council will meet on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at Marion City Hall, located at 194 North Main Street in Marion.  The purpose of the meeting is for the City Council to conduct a Budget Workshop/Planning Session to review the proposed 2017-18 City Budget and to discuss current and future projects and priorities. 

For more information, please contact Bob Boyette, Marion City Manager, at (828) 652-3551.

Annual Water System Flushing Scheduled for May 22-26

The City of Marion Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants on the dates listed below to clean the water mains and lines.

Monday – May 22, 2017

Tuesday – May 23, 2017

Wednesday – May 24, 2017

Thursday – May 25, 2017

Friday – May 26, 2017

Flushing will begin at approximately 11:00 p.m. each night and will continue until approximately 5:00 a.m. the following morning.

Flushing of the water system is done as part of the City’s ongoing effort to provide safe drinking water of the highest quality to its customers.  While the Water Department will make every effort possible to avoid inconveniences to customers, the flushing process may cause temporary discoloration of water.  It may also create air pockets in pipes and plumbing fixtures.  If you experience either of these conditions, please open water faucets and allow water to flow until clear.

Before laundering clothes, please make sure water is clear.

If you experience a problem, or have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 652-4224.

In the case of an emergency, please contact the Marion Police Department at 652-3231. 

Community Building Park Closed Due to Sinkhole

The Community Building Park, except for the tennis court, splash pad area and the upper picnic shleter next to Logan Street, is closed until further notice due to sinkholes in the Park.  In early April, a sinkhole formed underneath one of the basketball courts.  Subsequent investigations determined that a concrete culvert, likely dating back to the construction of the Community Building Park in the 1950’s or the construction of the Community Building in the mid 1930’s, had become deteriorated, leading to the sinkhole.  The concrete culvert in question appears to run from Main Street to a large drain pipe that was replaced by the City approximately 12 years ago.  City personnel consulted with an engineer, who provided advice on determining the extent of the problem.

City personnel excavated next to the sinkhole on April 26 and were able to put the City camera in the deteriorated concrete culvert running toward Main Street.  The video showed considerable deterioration of both the top and bottom of this culvert.  City crews were able to run the camera 61 feet toward Main Street before it fell into another sinkhole near the swing sets in the park.  Fortunately, the City retrieved the camera and there was no damage.  On April 27, City crews are excavating the new sinkhole and seeing how far the camera can run toward Main Street.  This process will be repeated until the full extent of the problem is known.

As a result of the excavation and there being at least one sinkhole under the playground, the City has closed the Community Building Park immediately and indefinitely, except for the tennis courts and splash pad.  The splash pad is not yet open, but will open in the next few weeks as usual. 

The City hopes to determine the full scope of the problem and undertake needed repairs as soon as possible.  The City apologizes for the inconvenience caused by the Park closure, but believes that the closure is in the best interest of public safety. 

During this closure period, the City urges the public to consider use of other City community parks: West Marion Park located on Addie’s Chapel Drive on Ridley Street next to Addie’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Cross Mill Park located on Granby Street near the old Cross Cotton Mill, Clinchfield Park located on Hill Street near the old Clinchfield Mill and Eastfield Park, located on Perry Street next to Eastfield Global Magnet School.  Each of these community parks has a parking area, picnic shelter, playground area, walking track and basketball court.

For further information about this project or regarding community parks in the City, please contact the Public Works Department at 652-4224.

City Council Pre-Budget Workshop/Planning Session Scheduled for May 4

The Marion City Council will meet on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at Marion City Hall, located at 194 North Main Street in Marion.  The purpose of the meeting is for the City Council to conduct a Pre-Budget Workshop/Planning Session to discuss issues involving the 2017-18 City Budget and to discuss current and future projects and priorities. 

For more information, please contact Bob Boyette, Marion City Manager, at (828) 652-3551.

Community Building Park Basketball Courts Closed Due to Sinkhole

The Community Building Park basketball courts are closed until further notice due to a sinkhole that formed on April 2.  City personnel are assessing the situation and hope to have the basketball courts open in the near future, once repairs are made.  Depending on the scope of the needed repairs, it is possible that the Community Building Park playground area may also have to be closed as well. 

For further information, please contact the Public Works Department at 652-4224.

City Offices Closed Friday, April 14 for Good Friday

City offices will be closed on Friday, April 14 for the Good Friday Holiday. Residential garbage, recycling and street trash collection will run on a normal schedule the week of April 10-14.  There will be a partial brush collection the week of April 17-21.

City Council Planning Session Scheduled for February 28

The Marion City Council has scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the Marion Depot, located at 58 Depot Street in Marion.  The purpose of the meeting is to hold a Planning Session to discuss current and future projects and priorities.

For more information, please contact City Manager Bob Boyette at (828) 652-3551 or bboyette@marionnc.org.

City Offices Closed Monday, January 16 for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

City offices will be closed on Monday, January 16 for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

Residential garbage, recycling and street trash collection will run on a normal schedule the week of January 16-20.  There will be a partial brush collection the week of January 16-20.

Re-opening of Mount Ida Wilderness Area

The Mount Ida Wilderness Area reopened on Monday, December 12, 2016.  The Mount Ida Wilderness Area had been closed due to the increased risk of fire danger and extremely dry conditions.  If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 652-4224.

Sanitation Holiday Schedule For 2016

THESE DATES ARE THE HOLIDAY DATES THAT THE SANITATION DEPARTMENT WILL NOT BE WORKING.

PLEASE KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE

November 24 & 25, 2016

December 22, 23 & 26, 2016

January 2, 2017

 

The only interruption to the schedule for residential garbage, recyclables & street trash will be the week of Thanksgiving and the week of Christmas.

 

Thanksgiving – Thursday & Friday, November 24 & 25 (Sanitation Dept. closed)

NO brush pick up for this week

ALL Residential garbage, recyclables & street trash will be TWO (2) days in advance

EASTFIELD area will be on regular schedule.

 

Christmas – Thursday & Friday, December 22 & 23 (Sanitation Dept. closed)

NO brush pick up for this week

ALL Residential garbage, recyclables & street trash will be TWO (2) days in advance

EASTFIELD area will be on regular schedule.

 

Monday – December 26 –   (Sanitation Dept. closed) – No Monday brush pick up.

Regular schedule for  residential garbage, recyclables & street trash.    

   

Monday – January 2, 2017 – (Sanitation Dept. closed) No Monday brush pick up  

Regular schedule for residential garbage, recyclables & street trash.

Burgin Street Closed to Through Traffic for Water and Drainage Line Replacement

Burgin Street is closed to through traffic while the replacement of a water line and drainage line takes place.  Residents on Burgin Street can access their homes, but the road will not be open to through traffic until the project is complete.  The City anticipates the project being completed in December.

The City thanks the residents of Burgin Street and the public for their patience while this work takes place.

For further information, please contact the Public Works Department at 652-4224.