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    Water Rates to Increase in April

    The water rate increase is needed in part to pay down the Water Department's $2.2 million SRF loan from 2010 for Well #7 and to fund a number of capital improvements.

    03/21/2018 3:10 PM

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    What to Do When an Emergency Vehicle Approaches

    Iowa law requires that you pull over as far to the right side of the road as you can and come to a complete stop. If you are in a roundabout, continue through the roundabout and then stop as soon as you can. Do not pull over to left side of the road if you are on a multi-lane road.

    03/21/2018 1:38 PM

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    Ron Hoover Retiring after 28 Years with the City of Marion

    At the end of March, Ron Hoover, longtime building inspection director for the City of Marion is retiring. The City is hosting a reception and open house in his honor on Thursday, March 29 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Marion City Hall, 1225 6th Avenue.

    03/06/2018 10:19 AM

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    Spring Edition of the Marion Messenger Now Available

    The Marion Messenger is a quarterly publication for the residents of Marion. It helps inform residents of city policies, new developments and community events.

    03/02/2018 10:44 AM

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    Registration Now Open for TreeKeepers Class

    Registration is now open for participants in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Corridor TreeKeepers class. Classes will be held in the Thomas Park Safe Room each Tuesday evening through the month of April.

    02/27/2018 8:52 AM

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    Marion to participate in National Opioid Data Initiative Study

    Marion was one of 11 cities in the United States to be selected to participate with CNA, a nonprofit research and analysis organization located in Arlington, Virginia, in regards to an in-depth study associated with the National Opioid Data Initiative.

    02/26/2018 5:02 PM

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    State of the City Video Now Available

    On Thursday, Jan. 25, Marion Mayor Nicolas AbouAssaly delivered his third State of the City presentation. The event was hosted by the Linn County League of Women Voters.

    02/08/2018 11:25 AM

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    Hogan-Hansen Releases City of Marion's Audit Report

    It is the opinion of the auditing firm that the City of Marion’s financial statements as of June 30, 2017 fairly present the financial position and cash flows of the City and were conducted in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles.

    02/07/2018 11:07 AM

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    Get Plugged In!

    Are you passionate about well-being initiatives, the needs of seniors, opportunities for youth or finding ways to support small businesses? If so, we want to get you plugged in.

    02/01/2018 1:48 PM

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    Building Safety Series: Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

    a law mandates the use of a dual sensor alarm device and heavily emphasizes having interconnected smoke alarm system with all detector devices tied together.

    01/17/2018 1:54 PM

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    Marion Civil Rights Commission to Launch Speaker Series on February 7

    The first presentation in the new speaker series will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7 in the Council Chambers at Marion City Hall (1225 6th Avenue, Marion). The program is offered free of charge and the public is encouraged to attend. Leslie Wright, vice president of community building

    01/17/2018 10:13 AM

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    Serve on Marion Boards and Commissions

    Do you want to provide input on City policies and help shape both our city and its government? Apply to be one of 100+ volunteers that serve on Marion boards or commissions.

    01/10/2018 1:48 PM

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    2018 Holiday Garbage & Recycling Collection Schedule

    The Public Services Department maintains a holiday collection schedule to coincide with City/Department holidays and the Linn County Solid Waste Agency.

    01/10/2018 1:38 PM

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    Open House set for January 9 to Gather Input on Future Improvements at Lowe Park

    Join the Marion Parks and Recreation Department on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 between 5:30-7 p.m. to provide input on the next phase of improvements scheduled at Lowe Park. An all-inclusive playground, open air pavilion and restroom facility are planned near the south entrance to the park at Irish Drive.

    01/03/2018 9:18 PM

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    Marion Independent School District Adopts Safe Routes to School Action Plan

    The plan encourages walking and biking to school and was created using input from the City of Marion, Marion Independent School District, Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Linn County Public Health and feedback from community members, students and parents within the district.

    12/27/2017 12:02 PM

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    Garbage and Recycling Collection Delayed by One Day

    Collection will take place Tuesday-Saturday the weeks of Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

    12/27/2017 9:35 AM

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    Marion Firefighters Association to Offer Scholarships

    For the first time, the Marion Firefighter’s Association is pleased to offer a $500 scholarship to one graduating senior from Marion High School and one graduating senior from Linn-Mar High School.

    12/27/2017 9:28 AM

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    Whitlow Retiring after 17 Years as Marion's City Engineer

    On Friday, Dec. 29, with 17 years as Marion’s City Engineer and a 39-year career in public service, Dan Whitlow will retire from the City of Marion. The City is hosting a retirement reception and open house in his honor on Friday, Dec. 29 from 3-4:30 p.m. on the first floor at Marion City Hall.

    12/22/2017 2:04 PM

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    Marion Fire Department to Assist with "Be a Santa to a Senior" Project

    The Marion Fire Department will help make the holidays a little brighter for some area senior citizens on Thursday, Dec. 21 when they deliver Christmas gifts on behalf of Home Instead Senior Care’s “Be a Santa to a Senior” program.

    12/18/2017 2:58 PM

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    Radium Level Update

    The Marion water supply is routinely monitored for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Quarterly testing over the course of at least one year is required to determine any correcting actions if necessary.

    12/15/2017 2:48 PM

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