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Maintenance and repair of the City of Marion's Infrastructure.

Road Closure: S. Washington from 3rd to 4th St. Closed Friday Morning

Grant County Maintenance has announced that they will have the west lane of S. Washington Street from 3rd (S.R. 18 W) to 4th (S.R. 18 E) blocked/closed for approx. 2-4 hours starting at 8:00 am Friday September 29, 2017 so that their contractor may install 2 HVAC units at Marion Design Co. (old Salin Bank Bldg) on the S.W. corner of S. Washington & 3rd St.’s. For further information please contact Mr. Vince Beneke, Grant County Maintenance.

Road Closure: South Washington at Courthouse Square, 9/16

LOCATION: S. WASHINGTON STREET between 3rd Street (S.R. 18 W) and 4th Street (S.R. 18 E)
TIME: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

The Lark’s Song will be having their 4th Annual Day of Aliveness this Saturday in downtown Marion on the Square. For any questions or information please contact, 812-521-1378 or, 765-351-LARK.

Employee Spotlight: James Loftis

"James has implemented programs to improve the efficiency of his department while reducing its operating expenditures. He is a department head who leads by example. There is nothing that James asks of his employees that he himself has not done to ensure a task gets completed. His return to Citywide Maintenance has proven invaluable in ensuring that the citizens of Marion receive the service that they have come to expect." – Mike Flynn, Chief of Staff, City of Marion

Thank you, James, for your initiations, your hard work, and displaying an example of high character.

IWU Football Players and Coaches Help Spruce Up Downtown

A significant area of Downtown Marion is much cleaner and attractive, thanks to Indiana Wesleyan University’s new football team. 65 players and 15 coaches, 80 in all, painted curbs, pulled weeds, and picked up debris around the Courthouse Square and several surrounding blocks. The specific project was identified and directed by Citywide Maintenance Director, James Loftis.

Marion Airport Accessible Despite State Road 9 Construction

Entrance into the Marion Municipal Airport in Marion (Grant County) is fully accessible despite construction on Indiana State Road 9. Road improvements along an approximate 6-mile stretch of State Road 9 began this week, however motorists will have access into the airport.

Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) officials say barricades must be in place during the construction window, however they’ve been positioned for even buses and large trailers to pass through.

Road Closure: E. 7th St. to Close Saturday for Downtown Neighborhood Block Party

Date: Saturday August 5, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: E. 7th Street between S. Washington & S. Adams St.'s
The Historic Marion Neighborhood Association is having a block party at E. 7th Street at the above date & time. There will be free hot dogs, chips and water, K9 demonstrations from the Marion Police and Marion Fire Departments, lawn games, and music. The First United Methodist Church has offered access to their restrooms. For further information, please call Ms. Kayla Johnson Main Street Marion at 662-1192.

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