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    Marion City Showcase Planned for May 5

    On Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Marion will host its third City Showcase event in and around City Square Park. City staff will be on hand to visit with residents and share information about upcoming projects. A number of hands-on activities are planned.

    04/10/2018 2:16 PM

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    Prescribed Prairie Burns Planned on Select Dates through the Spring

    The Marion Fire Department and Marion Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting a prescribed burn in City-maintained natural areas of Lowe Park on select dates through the spring season.

    04/10/2018 8:27 AM

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    UPDATE: Hydrant Flushing Begins 4/12/18

    The Marion Water Department will be flushing the water system at various times, tentatively between April 12, 2018 and May 3, 2018.

    04/06/2018 11:30 AM

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    Water Quality Report Available

    The Marion Water Department, in compliance with the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, is providing its customers with its annual water quality report.


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    Take the Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation in April

    Marion Mayor Nick AbouAssaly is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources more wisely by taking part in the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.

    04/05/2018 2:44 PM

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    Marion named 2017 Tree City USA Growth Award Recipient

    Marion was one of 18 Iowa communities to qualify for Tree City USA Growth status. To receive the award, a city must, at a minimum, provide education and public relations; partnerships; planning and management; and tree planting and maintenance in their communities.


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    ImagiNEXT Announces the Future Four Initiatives

    The Future Four will be part of an application to Iowa Great Places. That designation is given to communities with a strong vision for innovation and enhancing vitality and quality of life.

    04/02/2018 11:19 AM

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    Marion's Hotel/Motel Grant Application Now Available

    The City of Marion is now accepting grant applications from any exempt/non-profit organization or agency of local government for a project that increases tourism within Marion.

    04/02/2018 8:00 AM

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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