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    Road Closure Notification - 2018 HMA Resurfacing Project

    This project includes milling the existing surface and the placement of two lifts of new HMA. (Hot Mix Asphalt) [Some streets that do not have existing HMA on them will remain concrete and will just have the HMA added to them.] The schedule below was provided by LL Pelling and is weather dependent.


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    Marion to Honor Members of the Military with Banner Program

    The program is designed to recognize veterans and military personnel and their families who have ties to Marion. The banners, each featuring the honoree’s military photo, name, branch, rank and dates of service, will be placed on as many as 125 decorative streetlight poles throughout Marion.

    05/17/2018 2:58 PM

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    Spring means Door-to-Door Solicitation

    Per Chapter 122 of the Marion Code of Ordinances, all solicitors, peddlers and transient merchants are required to obtain a license through the City of Marion prior to the first day of any sale, offer for sale or solicitation.

    05/14/2018 12:09 PM

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    Yard Waste Drop-off Facility Open Year Round

    Marion residents that receive municipal solid waste collection can utilize the Yard Waste Drop-off Facility located at 195 35th Street.

    05/14/2018 12:07 PM

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    Signs in the Right-of-Way

    Did you know that signs other than official traffic or street signs are not allowed in the City right-of-way?

    05/14/2018 12:05 PM

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    Summer 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.

    05/08/2018 4:59 PM

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    Marion Welcomes Encore Cafe`

    The Heritage Area Agency on Aging, in partnership with the Marion Public Library and Marion Parks and Recreation Department, is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Encore Café in Marion for seniors ages 60 and above.

    05/01/2018 10:30 AM

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    Marion Civil Rights Commission to Host Employment Discrimination Speaker on May 2

    Wilford Stone, a Cedar Rapids-based employment attorney will speak on several recent high profile employment discrimination and harassment lawsuits. He will provide tips for recognizing and preventing discrimination in the workplace.

    04/20/2018 3:24 PM

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    MidAmerican Energy Awards Marion Trees Please! Grant

    Greg Wildebour (pictured on right) with MidAmerican Energy presented a $2,000 check to Tree Board Chair Marilyn Tormey at its monthly board meeting on April 11.

    04/20/2018 1:51 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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    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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    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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