Town of Marion, Massachusetts

Town of Marion, Massachusetts Welcome to the Town of Marion, Massachusetts page. This page is for informational purposes

Operating as usual

12/23/2021

Marion Town Offices will be closing at noon on Thursday, December 23 and will be closed on Friday, December 24.

Marion Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday, December 25. The Transfer Station will be OPEN on Monday, December 27 from 8:00am to 3:00pm and will be open regular hours on Wednesday, December 29 from 8:00am to 3:00pm.



Marion Town Offices will be closing at noon on Thursday, December 30 and will be closed on Friday, December 31.

Marion Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday, January 1. The Transfer Station will be OPEN on Monday, January 3 from 8:00am to 3:00pm and will be open regular hours on Wednesday, January 5 from 8:00am to 3:00pm.

Please note, there are no changes to the curbside collection due to Christmas and New Year’s Day. If you have any questions regarding curbside collection or the Transfer Station please contact the Marion DPW Office at 508-748-3540.

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!
12/21/2021

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!
12/21/2021

Happy Holidays!

Thank you to Town Administrator Jay McGrail and Select Board Members Norm Hills, Randy Parker and John Waterman for stopping by the station with coffee and holiday treats this morning!

12/20/2021

2022 Beach/Parking Stickers, Transfer Station Stickers and Shellfish Licenses are now available.

Beach/Parking Stickers and Transfer Station Stickers can be purchased at the Building Department. Any questions, please call 508-748-3516 or email [email protected].

Shellfish Licenses can be purchased at the Town Clerk/Harbormaster Office at the Town House. Any questions, please call 508-748-3515 or email [email protected].

Our Pies & Poinsettias event was a success! Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped today including the Marion Co...
12/11/2021

Our Pies & Poinsettias event was a success!
Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped today including the Marion Council on Aging, Marion Police Brotherhood, Marion Fire Department and thank you Tabor Academy for donating the pies!

11/24/2021

Marion Town Offices will be closed at noon on Wednesday, November 24 and closed on Thursday, November 25 & Friday, November 26.

Benson Brook Transfer Station hours for Wednesday, November 24 will be 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Curbside rubbish collection for Friday, November 26 will be delayed one day and will be collected on Saturday, November 27.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Booster ClinicThe Marion Board of Health with the help of Marion EMS will be hosting a Moderna ...
11/22/2021
Mass.gov

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinic

The Marion Board of Health with the help of Marion EMS will be hosting a Moderna Covid-19 Booster Clinic for those who received two doses of Moderna vaccine at least 6 months ago. The clinic will be held on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

Clinic Start Time: 9:00 am

Clinic End Time: 12:00 pm

Venue/Location Name: Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center – Indoors

Address: 465 Mill Street (Rte. 6)

Link: https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/marion?calendar=90d79558-f977-46cb-9e84-9c498ca3bd06

The clinic will be indoors. Please wear a short sleeve shirt.

There are a limited number of doses available. You will need to pre-register if you would like to attend.

Use the link provided ABOVE to register for the clinic. You will need your insurance card and the date of your last vaccine for registration.

If you have any questions or need assistance with registration contact Maureen at the Board of Health 508-748-3530.

Thank you.



On November 18,2021 the Baker-Polito Administration announced that effective immediately, all Massachusetts residents aged 18 and over are eligible to get a COVID-19 booster six months after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or two months since receiving a Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine.

CDC recommendations allow for mixing and matching of different COVID-19 booster doses, and eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. The Administration recommends that residents with questions about which booster is right for them should ask their health care provider for advice.

The COVID-19 booster is safe, effective, and free. Individuals do not need an ID or health insurance to access a booster and do not need to show a vaccine card when getting a booster. Additional information on the COVID-booster, including FAQs, can be found at COVID-19 Vaccine | Mass.gov

Boosters are also recommended for individuals who received the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccine boosters will not be offered at this clinic.

Official website of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics will be held at the Rochester Fire Station, 4 Pine Street on the following dates: 11/29 and...
11/19/2021
Brewster Ambulance

Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics will be held at the Rochester Fire Station, 4 Pine Street on the following dates:

11/29 and 12/20 for 5-11 year olds

11/30 and 12/21 for ages 12 and up

12/16 boosters for all eligible

Times are available between 3:00pm and 6:00pm.

Pre-registration is required by using this link: https://brewstercovid.as.me/?calendarID=5538474

The clinics will be run by Brewster Ambulance. Pfizer vaccine utilized at all clinics.

For more information or if you need assistance booking an appointment please leave a message at the Rochester Board of Health at 508-763-5421 x1 or email [email protected] with your name and phone number and they will get back to you.

Schedule your appointment online Brewster Ambulance

Town Administrator Jay McGrail took part in the #tutuchallenge for the Friends of Jack Foundation. Happy to support such...
11/16/2021

Town Administrator Jay McGrail took part in the #tutuchallenge for the Friends of Jack Foundation. Happy to support such a great cause!
Watch out, Chief Nighelli…

Town Administrator Jay McGrail took part in the #tutuchallenge for the Friends of Jack Foundation. Happy to support such a great cause!
Watch out, Chief Nighelli…

Thank you to our veterans and to all that joined us today as we celebrated Veterans Day at Old Landing Veterans Park. Sp...
11/11/2021

Thank you to our veterans and to all that joined us today as we celebrated Veterans Day at Old Landing Veterans Park.
Special thanks to our guest speaker, Prof. James Holmes.
If you have photos from today, please feel free to share them on our Veterans Day Ceremony event page.

On Saturday, 11/6, the Town held an Open House at the DPW barn and at the proposed site of the new DPW facility on Benso...
11/10/2021

On Saturday, 11/6, the Town held an Open House at the DPW barn and at the proposed site of the new DPW facility on Benson Brook Road. Thank you to all that attended. We look forward to sharing more information about this exciting project.

On Saturday, 11/6, the Town held an Open House at Island Wharf to share the conceptual drawings and to showcase the prop...
11/08/2021

On Saturday, 11/6, the Town held an Open House at Island Wharf to share the conceptual drawings and to showcase the proposed location of the Maritime Center. Thank you to all that attended.

On Saturday, 11/6, the Town held an Open House at Island Wharf to share the conceptual drawings and to showcase the proposed location of the Maritime Center. Thank you to all that attended.

The Town House Front Entrance Dedication was held today. Thank you to all that made this project possible and to those t...
11/07/2021

The Town House Front Entrance Dedication was held today.

Thank you to all that made this project possible and to those that joined us this morning.

Job well done. Thank you to all that participated today.
11/05/2021

Job well done. Thank you to all that participated today.

11/05/2021

REMINDER: Storm Clean Up Information

The Marion DPW, Highway Division, is continuing the storm clean-up on public roads, sidewalks and municipal properties. Your patience is appreciated as there is substantial damage throughout town and clean-up will be a lengthy process.

If you have a tree down on your private property please contact a tree company to cut the tree and properly dispose of it.

If you have limbs and branches on your private property please hire a landscape company to clean your yard or residents may bring the storm debris to the drop-off area on Benson Brook Road. The drop-off area will be available every Saturday in November from 8 AM - 3:00 PM. The drop-off is for Marion residents only, free of charge, and not available to contractors.

We ask that residents not bring storm debris and leaves to the curbside. With winter quickly approaching and other tasks that need to be completed, in unison with the storm clean-up, we simply do not have the manpower or resources to include debris from private property.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

DRINKING WATER PROBLEM CORRECTEDNotice sent at the request of MassDEPCustomers of the Marion Water Department were notif...
11/04/2021
Drinking water boil orders and public-health orders

DRINKING WATER PROBLEM CORRECTED
Notice sent at the request of MassDEP

Customers of the Marion Water Department were notified on October 6, 2021 of a problem with our drinking water and were advised to boil their water. We are pleased to report that the problem has been corrected and that it is no longer necessary to boil your water. Notification that you no longer need to boil your water was made on October 19, 2021, via the Town website, e-mail, reverse 911 and social media. As requested by MassDEP, we are following up with this newspaper article. We apologize for any inconveniences and thank you for your patience.

Residents/Customers were advised to flush their lines again to remove any contaminated water from their pipes and/or fixtures (refrigerator water lines, water tanks, etc.) and any devices with filters should have the filters replaced. Go to the following webpage for detailed information on what to do after the Boil Order is lifted:
https://www.mass.gov/guides/drinking-water-boil-orders-and-public-health-orders#-what-to-do-after-the-order-is-lifted-

We are providing the following summary of the events for your information.

We collected routine samples on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. We were notified by the lab on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 that four distribution samples were E. coli positive. We notified MassDEP the same day we were notified by the lab of the sample results. We collected repeat samples on Thursday, October 7, 2021, and E. coli was still detected throughout Town. This E. coli positive repeat sample, following the original E. coli positive sample, constitutes an E. coli MCL violation. E. coli can make you sick and are especially a concern for people with weakened immune systems.

We hired a contractor to chlorinate the active water tanks in Town on October 7, 2021, and October 18, 2021. In addition, Mattapoisett (treatment plant) is continually chlorinating until directed otherwise by MassDEP. The distribution samples collected on 14 had some that were total coliform positive with E. coli absent. Samples from October 12, 13, 15 and 18 were total coliform and E. coli absent.

Bacterial contamination can occur when increased run-off enters the drinking water source (for example, following heavy rains). It can also happen due to a break in the distribution system (pipes) or a failure in the water treatment process.

Coliforms are bacteria which are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially-harmful, bacteria may be present.

E. coli are bacteria whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Human pathogens in these wastes can cause short-term effects, such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a greater health risk for infants, young children, the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems.

The symptoms above are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increased risk should seek advice from their healthcare provides about drinking this water.

What was done?

The Town of Fairhaven immediately took the Tinkham Lane Well, which we believe to be the sole cause of this issue, out of service. The Town of Fairhaven then hired a contractor who investigated the well which revealed a breach in the well casing 8 feet below the surface. Further, the Town of Fairhaven subsequently repaired the breach, cleaned the well and sampled and are awaiting the State’s permission to place this well back in service.

For more information, please contact the Marion Water Department, at 508-748-3540 (Water Department messages will be retrieved periodically, and we will return calls as soon as possible). General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by bacteria and other disease-causing organisms are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-429-4791.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

As always, you may contact the Marion Water Department, at 508-748-3540 with any comments or questions.

This notice is being sent to you by the Marion Water Department, PWS ID#: 4169000

Date distributed: 11/4/2021

A lock icon ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the official website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

11/03/2021

Town of Marion's Creek Road Pump Station Reconstruction Project Earmarked For $425,000 as Part of ARPA Relief Bill

Town Administrator James McGrail and Rep. William Straus (10th Bristol) are pleased to share that $425,000 has been reserved for the Creek Road Pump Station reconstruction project as part of an amendment filed by Rep. Straus to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) relief bill, which was passed by the Massachusetts House of Representatives last week.

The existing Creek Road Pump Station (CRPS) is a critical component of the Marion sewer system, serving approximately 50% of the town by area. It consists of two buried structures -- one housing critical pumping and electrical equipment and the other being a wet well used for flow storage prior to pumping.


The CRPS was built in the early-1970s and is currently deficient because the equipment is deteriorating and is difficult to access, operate and maintain, requiring extensive maintenance outside of what is regularly scheduled. The CRPS is subject to failures due to its location being susceptible to flooding, and does not meet current resilience and safety related design standards.


The reconstruction project proposes to replace the existing pump station in its entirety. The new CRPS will be built in the same location as the current station and will be safe and easy to maintain, resilient against flooding and designed to substantially reduce the risk and impacts of system failure.


The new CRPS is designed to withstand anticipated flooding due to changes in sea level and storm intensity through 2080. The design consists of a below-grade wet
well that is capable of prolonged submersion and an elevated structure above the design flood elevation to safeguard critical non-submersible components. The structure will be elevated on concrete columns that are designed to withstand storm surges and impacts from floating debris.


As part of the Massachusetts ARPA relief bill, an amendment filed by Rep. Straus has been included that reserves $425,000 for the town's Creek Road Pump Station reconstruction project.


The ARPA program is intended to support the U.S. effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, including offsetting the economic impact of the pandemic and supporting public health efforts meant to curb the spread of the virus. Among other initiatives, funding can be used for investments in water, sewer or broadband infrastructure. The bill must still pass the Senate and be signed by Gov. Charlie Baker.


Rep. Straus stated, "I am pleased to announce that as part of the ARPA relief bill, the House adopted an amendment I filed reserving $425,000 for the Creek Road Pump Station reconstruction project. We are experiencing firsthand the effects of climate change and the reconstruction project is a worthy candidate for the climate resiliency solutions the bill intends to address. This important project will better position Marion to meet the needs of its residents. I look forward to seeing the bill's passage through the senate and on to the governor's desk."


The CRPS reconstruction project is expected to cost between $2.5-3 million in total and the town is working to identify and pursue additional state and federal funding opportunities.


"There are many known issues with the Creek Road Pump Station that require significant maintenance, and the risk of flooding and storm damage to our community has continued to grow and will certainly continue to affect the infrastructure of the station. Reconstructing the pump station with a more functional design will have a significant benefit to the town by improving resiliency, protecting public health, improving worker safety and reducing considerable maintenance costs," Town Administrator McGrail said. "We are grateful to Rep. Straus for his advocacy for this funding and look forward to continuing our work on the project."

11/02/2021

The Marion DPW, Highway Division, is continuing the storm clean-up on public roads, sidewalks and municipal properties. Your patience is appreciated as there is substantial damage throughout town and clean-up will be a lengthy process.

If you have a tree down on your private property please contact a tree company to cut the tree and properly dispose of it.

If you have limbs and branches on your private property please hire a landscape company to clean your yard or residents may bring the storm debris to the drop-off area on Benson Brook Road. The drop-off area will be available every Saturday in November from 8 AM - 3:00 PM. The drop-off is for Marion residents only, free of charge, and not available to contractors.

We ask that residents not bring storm debris and leaves to the curbside. With winter quickly approaching and other tasks that need to be completed, in unison with the storm clean-up, we simply do not have the manpower or resources to include debris from private property.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Address

2 Spring Street
Marion, MA
02738

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 3:30pm

Telephone

+15087483500

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Town of Marion, Massachusetts posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Videos

Nearby government services


Other Government Organizations in Marion

Show All