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Please keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice.
Per City of Marion Ordinance 141.03 “Removal of Snow, Ice and Accumulations” property owners are required maintain their sidewalks and that snow and ice shall be cleared within 12 hours after the snow or ice has been deposited on the sidewalk.
The entire sidewalk along the property must be cleared, including any corners leading into the street. If the snow/ice is not removed by the date and time stated above, the City will clear the sidewalk. The resulting charges will be 85 cents per square foot, plus a $25.00 administrative fee.
If you have any questions, please contact the Parks Department at (319) 447-3580.
The City of Marion requires contractors to have permits prior to any installation, modification, or removal of fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, suppression systems, smoke control systems, or underground fire lines. Even if you are only adding one sprinkler head, moving one sprinkler head, or moving one fire alarm device, a permit is required. Permits are also required for the installation, removal, or abandonment of above ground or underground fuel tanks, the erection of tents over 600 square feet, fireworks or pyrotechnic displays and retail and commercial fireworks sales.
Keep your water bill manageable this summer by implementing the following these water conservation tips:
- Check all faucets for drips. If a drip fills an 8-ounce glass every 15 minutes, it will lose about 180 gallons per month. That's equivalent to 2,160 gallons a year, enough for more than 30 showers or baths. Drips can usually be fixed by replacing inexpensive washers or valve seats.
- Let your grass go dormant during the hot summer months. If you must irrigate, do so in the early morning or late evening to avoid excess evaporation. 1” of water per week is a typical amount. Contact our local Master Gardners for other yard conservation tips and ideas. 319-377-9839.
- Install flow restrictors or other conservation devices on all faucets. With these in the shower alone, you can cut your water use from about 5 to 10 gallons per minute to as low as 1.4 to 3 gallons per minute.
- Wrap exposed indoor and outdoor pipes to prevent breakage in freezing weather.
- Check kitchen cupboards beneath the sink once a week for wet spots or bowed cabinetry.
- Keep drinking water in the refrigerator so you don't have to run the tap until the water gets cold enough to drink.
- Only run full loads in your dishwasher.
- Check grout and tiles in shower area. Are any loose? Is grout missing, allowing water to flow beneath the tiles?
- Check toilets for leaks. Drop a teaspoon of food coloring into the tank. If the color appears in the bowl after 15 minutes, have the "flapper" valve replaced.
- Replace older toilets with new ultra-low flush models or put water displacement devices inside every toilet tank. Make them from plastic water bottles weighted down with pebbles. Do not put bricks in your tank; they can dissolve and clog siphon jets.