Government closings for Thanksgiving holiday

Mayor Scott Schertzer has announced that all City of Marion departments will be closed on Thursday, November 27, 2014 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Offices in City Hall will also be closed on Friday, November 28, 2014.

As a result of City Hall offices being closed on Friday, the weekly early closure day will be observed on Wednesday, November 26th. Therefore, City offices will close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26th, with the exception of the Municipal Court Office and Utility Billing, which will close at 2:00 p.m.

  • The Sanitation and Streets Department will not collect trash, recycling, yard waste, or leaves on Thursday, November 27th. Refuse collection will resume on Friday, November 28th with crews collecting both Thursday and Friday‚Äôs refuse. Residents who normally have Thursday sanitation service are asked to have their refuse at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Friday.
  • Leaf collection will also resume on Friday. Residents may rake leaves to the tree lawn area to be vacuumed; place the leaves in biodegradable paper bags for City pickup; or take biodegradable paper bagged leaves to the free drop off site at 560 Barks Rd. W. (Park Enterprise Construction). There is no charge for the leaf drop off; however, proof of City residence may be required.
  • Marion Area Transit buses will not operate on Thursday, November 27th or Friday, November 28th. Normal bus service will resume on Monday, December 1st.
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th. The Senior Center will re-open for regular business on Monday, December 1st.

Necessary services including fire, police, and airport will operate as usual.

Marion Public Health will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27th and 28th. The closing will affect all divisions of the Marion Public Health including the Administrative, Vital Statistics, Environmental Health, Nursing, Emergency Preparedness, and WIC divisions.

Marion Public Health is located at 181 South Main Street. Information about Marion Public Health can be found at

The Marion County Building and Courthouse will also be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28, 2014, in observance of Thanksgiving.

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