City of Marion offices will be closed to public access effective Monday, March 23rd, 2020, at Noon. All departments will continue to perform business as usual. However, all communication should be conducted by phone, email, fax, or other electronic means.
Until further notice, the Building Dept. will continue to process and issue building permit requests in an effort to continue construction work without interruption. Anyone requesting such permits should enter City Hall and take the elevator or stairs to the Building Dept. located on the 3rdfloor. An area has been established that will minimize transmission of the COVID-19 virus. However, those wishing to visit the Building Dept. who feel ill or display any flu-like symptoms should not enter the building for any reason. To reach the Building Dept. with questions, please call 765.662.9931.
The Citywide Maintenance facility will no longer accept or pick up brush during this state of emergency. Access to the facility by the public will be prohibited.
The Transportation Dept. terminal will be closed. Buses will continue to provide ADA service. Routine bus service will be suspended until further notice. However, service will be provided on a call-ahead basis with at least a 24-hour notice for necessary trips to medical appointments, pharmacies, and grocery stores. Call Transportation at 765.668.4445 to schedule the special transit service.
The Parks system will remain open and accessible. The public is encouraged to adhere to CDC recommendations and practice social distancing. The Gardens of Matter Park will remain accessible as well. However, all shelters at the park including the Garden House and Red Barn will be closed. All rentals have been canceled through April 30th, 2020, and no further reservations will be accepted until further notice. Existing reservations for May 1stand beyond are still scheduled. Refunds will be issued to those who previously reserved the Garden House during the affected dates. Weddings will be allowed to continue in the Gardens area (outside), but CDC guidelines should be followed.
Marion City Court is responding in the same manner as Grant County. All non-essential in-person court proceedings shall be postponed until May 4th, 2020. The following proceedings will continue as scheduled: all in-custody trials and hearings, all initial hearings, and all other court proceedings deemed essential by the Judge of Marion City Court. All individuals who have been summoned to appear in Marion City Court between now and May 4th, 2020, shall immediately contact Marion City Court at 765.668.4423 to be advised as to whether their appearance in court is required or their court proceeding has been continued.
From now until further notice, the Clerk’s Office is requesting all items for the City Council for the month of April, 2020, be filed through email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, and only if it is pertinent to the financial running of the city.
The City of Marion reminds citizens that as a result of this local disaster and public health emergency, Grant County remains under an orange travel watch until further notice. This limits motorists to essential travel only, including to and from work, grocery, medical treatment or supplies, emergency situations, and other essential services.