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TRASH PICK UP - APACHE DISPOSAL

The trash pick up schedule for twice a week service will resume on Monday, June 3rd and will continue through week of August 26th
 As reminder, pickup days will be Mondays and Fridays (Recycling remains one time per week on Mondays).  

Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE - VETERAN'S PARK

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE AT 8:00 A.M. MONDAY, MAY 27, 2024 
AT VETERAN'S MEMORIAL PARK IN MARION. LOCATED AT 108 W. HUEBINGER ST. (FM465)  DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM CITY HALL 303 S. CENTER ST.   
EVENT ORGANIZED BY CAROL SUCHAN WITH THE GUADALUPE COUNTY MASTER GARDENER'S ASSOCIATION.   
THANK YOU, 
SUZANNE GONZALES, CITY SECRETARY

Funeral Service

There will be a funeral service for Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office Captain John Koch on Friday the 3rd.  He was a 35 year veteran of the Sheriff's Office. The service will take place at Emanuel Luthern Church in Seguin, TX.  The funeral service will include a 21-gun salute outside the church.  The gun salute will take place between 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm.  Please keep his family and friends in your prayers as well as his law enforcement family during this difficult time. 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

Update - No City Council Meeting in April 2024

Update - There will be no City Council meeting in April due to lack of a quorum at this time.
Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

Temporary Closing Creek Road - Guadalupe County Pct. 4

Temporary Closure of Creek Road

GUADALUPE COUNTY, TX – Guadalupe County Road and Bridge Department will be closing Creek Road to all traffic, except property owners who require access between Weil Road and Green Valley Road, for a duration of four weeks. Closure will begin April 3, 2024, and should be complete by May 3, 2024, weather permitting.  Work will include excavating 2 feet down to rebuild the road. This will cause unsafe driving conditions for thru traffic. Residents will be safely escorted to their property. For questions, call the Guadalupe County Road & Bridge Department at (830) 379-9721. 

                

When:      Wednesday, April 3, 2024, through Friday, May 3, 2024 (weather permitting)
What:       Closure of Creek Road between Weil Road and Green Valley Road 
Where:    Guadalupe County, Precinct 4
Contact:   Guadalupe County Road & Bridge Department (830) 379-9721

 

 

 

Carmen Davila

Public Information Officer | Guadalupe County

 

O: (830) 303-4188, Ext. 3304

M: (830) 557-8727

101 E. Court Street, Seguin, TX 78155-5729

carmen.davila@co.guadalupe.tx.us

 

www.co.guadalupe.tx.us

CANCELLATION - CITY COUNCIL MEETING 03-18-2024

TONIGHT'S CITY COUNCIL MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED - DUE TO NO QUORUM. 
WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. 
THANK YOU, 
SUZANNE GONZALES, CITY SECRETARY

City of Marion Easter Egg Hunt

EASTER EGG HUNT - MARCH 23, 2024 
LOCATION: CITY OF MARION VETERAN'S PARK 
303 S. CENTER ST 78124
TIME:  10:00 A.M. - 2:00 PM  
EGG HUNT, PRIZES, VENDORS MARKET

UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD CLOSURE NOTICE

Union Pacific Railroad Crossing Closures 
GUADALUPE COUNTY, TX – Guadalupe County Road and Bridge Department has been informed of
upcoming closures of Union Pacific Railroad crossings for necessary track repairs. RoadSafe will 
temporarily close several locations along the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way from March 5 to 
March 11, 2024, between 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM, subject to weather conditions. 
RoadSafe Project Manager Kyler Clenna can be reach at (316) 778-2112. 
Carmen Davila 
Public Information Officer | Guadalupe County 
O: (830) 303-4188, Ext. 3304

M: (830) 557-8727

101 E. Court Street, Seguin, TX 78155-5729

carmen.davila@co.guadalupe.tx.us

 

www.co.guadalupe.tx.us

Request for Proposals - Remediation Interior Marion Police Dept Building

REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS PROJECT: REMEDIATION 
MARION POLICE DEPARTMENT BUILDING  - INTERIOR 
DETAILS FOR SUBMITTING PROPOSALS POSTED ON THE TEXAS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE WEBSITE 
www.tml.org 
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:  MARCH 13, 2024 12:30 P.M.  

PAY BY PHONE

PAY YOUR CITY OF MARION UTILITY BILL BY PHONE 
1-833-857-0562 
THIS OPTION IS AVAILABLE 24/7  -- PLEASE HAVE YOUR UTILITY BILL AVAILABLE WHEN CALLING 
YOU WILL NEED YOUR BOOK NUMBER AND ACCOUNT NUMBER HANDY TO USE THIS SERVICE 

THANK YOU, 
SUZANNE GONZALES, CITY SECRETARY

WATER LEAK NOTIFICATION

WATER LEAK NOTIFICATION 
Please be advised that the City of Marion Public Works Department is working on leaks at the following locations: 
HOLMAN ROAD 
MARION ROAD 
YOUNGSFORD ROAD 
At this time, there will be no interruption in services.  Public Works is working diligently to fix this situation. 
Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

REMINDER - DEADLINE TODAY AT 3:00 P.M. TO SUBMIT CANDIDATE APPLICATIONS FOR CITY COUNCIL

Good Afternoon,  
Reminder - The deadline to submit your application to get your name on the ballot for a City Council position is 3:00 p.m. today!   
Friday February 16, 2024
Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales 


UPDATE 

THE DEADLINE OF 3:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2024 HAS ENDED. 
NO MORE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. 
THANK YOU! 

Schedule A Ride - Alamo Regional Transit

Need A Ride?  Call ART - Alamo Regional Transit at 1-866-889-7433  
Schedule a ride online at:  needaride@aacog.com or www.aacog.com/art  Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Schedule appointment 24 hours in advance.   
For the Fiscal Year 2022 there were 323 rides scheduled by the citizens of Marion. 
For the Fiscal Year 2023 there were 450 rides scheduled by the citizens of Marion. 
Please take advantage of this cost efficient service if you need a ride.   

Thank you,  
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

TIME SAVER -  Pay by Phone Method Benefiting All Utility Customers

Great News!!  The City of Marion utility customers will now benefit by being able to pay their bill simply by using their phone. PAY BY PHONE  Anytime of the day or night.
You will need your account number and book number to use this service.  These numbers are found on the monthly bill that is mailed or emailed to you.  This added benefit will offer you the convenience and ease of paying your bill 24/7 by simply using your phone.   THIS SERVICE IS AVAILABLE TO YOU RIGHT NOW - 24/7 by calling: 
 1-833-857-0562

SEEKING CANDIDATES FOR CITY COUNCIL POSITIONS

Candidate application packets are available at City Hall for those interested in serving on Marion City Council.  A packet may be picked up between 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. MON - FRI    In order to get your name on the election ballot, the deadline to file your application in person with the City Secretary is February 16, 2024 at 3:00 p.m.   City council meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of every month.  Please email any questions to Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary sgonzales@cityofmariontx.org.

** NEW CITY HALL HOURS **

NEW CITY HALL HOURS - STARTING MONDAY JANUARY 22, 2024 
City Hall will be open to serve the public 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday 
Closed for lunch between 12:30 p.m.  - 1:30 p.m. Daily  
Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

Condolences

We offer our condolences to Marion resident and long time former City Councilmember Clarence Jackson on the passing of his wife.  The following excerpt was taken from the Seguin Today paper:   

Helen Miller Jackson

Helen Miller Jackson died January 11, 2025 at the age of 87. She is survived by her husband, Clarence Jackson; and one sister, Patricia Cummins. Services of Memory will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 20 at the Calvary Baptist Church in San Antonio, with interment in Randolph Cemetery. Services entrusted to the reverent care of Eunice and Lee Mortuary. 


Alert - Severe Cold Weather Events This Weekend

A series of cold fronts is expected to affect many areas of Texas beginning Friday and lasting into the middle of next week.
The initial cold front begins affecting North and Central TX Friday with overnight temps below freezing and high winds.
Second front arrives affecting much of TX toward end of weekend and into Monday with initial high winds and freezing temps lasting 1-2 days, depending on location.
ERCOT has issued a Weather Watch notifying customers that severe cold will lead to increased energy use and may reduce reserves. 

This alert is sent to inform you of the impending series of cold fronts that will affect areas of TX over the coming days. While experts are not expecting these severe cold conditions to be as intense, or endure as long as the cold events from 2021 and 2023, they do have potential to cause significant damage should temperatures remain below freezing and power outages take place.

Please monitor weather reports and notices from state / local agencies and organizations that pertain to these severe cold events and follow their instructions for topics, such as: minimizing non-essential power consumption and implementing measures for reducing the potential of water pipes rupturing. 

Please remember to wrap your pipes. Be safe! 

Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

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CITY HALL CLOSED AT 3:30 PM. TODAY 01-10-24

City Hall will re-open on Thursday 01-11-2024 at 8:00 a.m. 

Thank you for your patience. 

Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

Spectrum Service Outages in our Area

Spectrum confirmed a service outage in our area today.  This affected the internet service at City Hall which lead to our internet and phones being down today since approx. 12:30 p.m. 
We apologize for the inconvenience.  Please remember, water bills can be paid online anytime or left in our 24/7 drop box outside city hall.  Thank you, Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

Broken Water Lines - City Repairing

Good Morning, 
Water service will temporarily be OFF due to broken water lines effective 01-02-24 10:30 a.m. Service will be restored as soon as the lines are fixed. 
The following areas will be affected: 
Wild Coyote Trail 
Stolte Acres 
Stallion Lane 

Thank you for your patience. 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

Municipal Court Day at City Hall

CITY HALL WILL BE CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY JANUARY 03, 2024 FOR MUNICIPAL COURT BUSINESS. 
THANK YOU 
SUZANNE GONZALES, CITY SECRETARY

Road Closures - TxDot

This morning the Texas Department of Transportation has had to close I-10 at Zuehl Road to make necessary repairs. I am sending you this information, so your drivers will not sit hours in traffic on I-10. Please share this information with your drivers so they can use an alternate route:

Beginning Wednesday, December 20, at 9:00 a.m. all lanes of eastbound I-10 at Zuehl Road will be closed for repairs. Those traveling eastbound I-10 should use the FM 2538 exit and travel the frontage road past the work zone. Motorists may re-enter I-10 at Santa Clara Road. The traveling public is urged to use an alternate route to avoid delays. 

Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

Notice of Deadline to File an Application for Place on the Ballot 12-18-23

Notice has been posted on our website under Forms & Documents.  
Scroll down to the Election Tab. 
"Notice of Deadline to File an Application for Place on the Ballot"  
Upcoming election in May 2024 for positions on City Council.  Applications being accepted beginning January 2024. 
 

 

PETITION

Guadalupe County Commissioner Stephen Germann voted to keep the Marion Trash Collection Station open.  He was outvoted.  
TxDOT has now told Commissioner Stephen Germann that it will be Spring of 2025 before a traffic light is installed at FM1044 & FM78.  This time frame is unacceptable.  Please inquire about the petition at City Hall by walking in between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F or sending me an email at sgonzales@cityofmariontx.org.   Let's support our County Commissioner in his efforts to support our community.
Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

Welcome New Mayor of Marion

Please welcome the new Mayor of Marion! 
Daniel H. Loyola 
He will be sworn into office at the November 20, 2023 city council meeting. 
Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

Veteran's Day Celebration Friday Nov. 10, 2023

Veteran's Day Celebration 
Location:  Veteran's Memorial Park (across from City Hall) 
When:  Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7:30 a.m. 
Light Refreshments Served

City of Marion - Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity: 
Permitting Technician 

Please refer to www.tml.org and complete a Job Search for Permitting Technician in the city of Marion.  All the job details are posted for viewing. 
Resumes will only be accepted by submission through the Texas Municipal League website @ www.tml.org 
Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary/HR Director  

Municipal Court Day at City Hall

Today is Municipal Court Day at City Hall.   
City Hall is closed to the general public today, only defendants will be seen. 
You may pay your water bill online or drop the payment in the 24/7 dropbox outside city hall. 
Thank You 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

Early Voting Begins OCT 23rd  for the NOV 07th  Election

November 7, 2023 Election Information   
October 23, 2023  First Day to Early Vote 
October 27, 2023  Last Day to Apply for Mail Ballot (Received, Not Postmarked) 
November 03, 2023  Last Day to Early Vote 
November 07, 2023  Election Day 
Nearby Early Voting Locations: 
Schertz Community Center  1400 Schertz Parkway Schertz, TX  78154 
Cibolo Fire Station #2  3864 Cibolo Valley Drive, Cibolo, TX  78108   

FOR ALL EARLY VOTING DATES, HOURS AND LOCATIONS - PLEASE REFER TO THE WEBSITE BELOW:
Guadalupe County Elections 
www.co.guadalupe.tx.us/elections 


 

Notice of Possible Quorum 10-03-23

Notice of Quorum
Notice of Possible Quorum  Tuesday, October 03, 2023 
National Night Out Community Event occurring in the Marion High School Parking Lot 
Public Notice Posted on the outside Bulletin Board and City Hall and on the city website calendar. 
Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales City Secretary

Marion Municipal Court - 1st Wednesday of Every Month

Marion Municipal Court is held at City Hall the 1st Wednesday of every month.  Due to time and space constraints, as well as in the best interest of safety on court days, City Hall will only be conducting court business on this day.  We will only be seeing defendants on these days.  Utility customers may make payments on our website or leave payments in the 24/7 drop box located outside of the City Hall building.   
Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary 

Election Candidates for City Offices

An election will be held on November 07, 2023 for citizens to vote on the following open position: 
Mayor of Marion  

We had two (2) candidates submit their applications for their names to be put on the ballot for the Mayoral position: 
Abigaile Maberry (Abbie)  
and
Daniel H. Loyola  

We received no applications for the 2 open Alderman positions.  There will be no voting option in November for these positions.  

Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

Notice of Possible Quorum 09-23-2023

Notice of Quorum  
Notice of Possible Quorum for the Community Forum on 09-23-23 from 10:00 am - 12:00 p.m. 
located at the Marion Community Library. 

Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

PUBLIC INVITED - COMMUNITY FORUM - SATURDAY 09-23-23

PUBLIC INVITED - COMMUNITY FORUM - SATURDAY 09-23-23 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. 
Location:  Marion Community Library (Next to City Hall)  303 S. Center St.  Marion, TX 
COME MEET YOUR CITY STAFF AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS 
LEARN ABOUT CURRENT CITY EVENTS 

THANK YOU, 
SUZANNE GONZALES, CITY SECRETARY

Veteran's Park - New  Flags Now Flying!!

There are pretty new flags flying at the Veteran's Park!  A reminder to all to take a moment to be grateful to live in the USA and the great State of Texas.  Also a reminder of the sacrifice given by so many Veteran's from our community and across the nation.  Thank you to all that have served and continue to do so today. 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

City Proposed Budget FY 2023-2024

The Marion City Council held a Special Budget Hearing Meeting on August 30, 2023 in which they decided upon the Proposed Budget for the upcoming FY 2023-2024. 
 Please see the link below. 
 FY 2023-24 Budget Final Proposed

Veteran's Park

VETERAN'S PARK - FLAGS 

Please be advised that the City of Marion is temporarily removing the military service branch flags at Veteran's Park today until our shipment of new flags arrives.  New flags have been ordered and are due to arrive in the next two days.  When the shipment arrives we will also replace the U.S. Flag and Texas Flag as well.   
Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

CITY PHONE LINES DOWN TEMPORARILY

The phone lines at City Hall are temporarily down.  Spectrum is working to fix the problem at this time. 
We appreciate your patience. 

Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales 
City Secretary

City Hall - Phones Back in Service

The City Hall phones are now back in service.  
Thank you! 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

TRASH PICK UP - APACHE DISPOSAL

Notification:   
Twice a week trash pick up will continue through the last week of August, with the last pick up occurring on Friday, September 1st
Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

Local Government That Works

Please click on the educational link below which explains a great deal about how local government should work.
Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary 
 https://youtu.be/sP54bvzocRs

Run for Office - Mayor & Council Positions Open

NOTICE OF CITY COUNCIL VACANCY 
The deadline for filing the application for a City Council position and the Position of Mayor is September 06, 2023, by 5:00 p.m. in the City Secretary's Office located at City Hall, 303 S. Center St. Marion, TX  78124  For more information regarding the application process, please contact the City Secretary by email at:  sgonzales@cityofmariontx.org 
Application availability began June 13, 2023.  The Special Election will be held November 07, 2023. 

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 06, 2023

Special Election November 07, 2023

There will be a Special Election on November 07, 2023 to elect a Mayor and City Councilmembers. 
The deadline to submit your application to get your name on the November ballot is:  September 06, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. 

Applications available at City Hall from the City Secretary's Office.

SEEKING MAYOR & COUNCIL POSITIONS - DEADLINE TO FILE SEPTEMBER 06, 2023

Attn:  Those wanting to run for Mayor and City Council positions - The deadline to file your application and get your name on the ballot for the election is:  September 06, 2023

Grants and the City of Marion

The City has received a few inquiries from citizens concerned about the status of grants that have been awarded to us.  Please note the following:   The City of Marion outsources the professional services of GrantWorks, Inc. to assist with finding, writing and managing both state and federal grants. Their fee is a percentage of the amount of the grant awarded.  What does GrantWorks, Inc. do? (excerpt from their website)  "GrantWorks provides comprehensive grant management services spanning the entire lifecycle, from project identification, selection, grant writing, and application development to grant administration and closeout. Our highly specialized grant services support state and local government clients in the areas of infrastructure, housing, community and economic development, broadband consulting, transportation, environmental, coastal protection, and disaster recovery, mitigation, and resilience."  

GrantWorks grant management services include:

  • Budget creation and oversight
  • Payment requests
  • Fund analysis, accounting adjustments, and project revisions
  • Assessment of procedures and compliance guidance at each level, including project-specific rules
  • Repair efforts for out-of-compliance projects
  • Complete reports
  • Collaboration with staff to create competitive applications to win funding
  • Appraisal of next-step procedures   
More information about GrantWorks, Inc. can be found on their website:  www.grantworks.net   
Thank you! 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary 

BURN BAN - GUADALUPE COUNTY JULY 12, 2023

BURN BAN IN EFFECT FOR GUADALUPE COUNTY 
PLEASE REFER TO THE GUADALUPE COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL'S WEBSITE FOR DETAILS.  
www.co.guadalupe.tx.us or 830-303-8856 

THANK YOU!

NEW WATER METER INSTALLS

** ATTN:  City of Marion Residents **
Starting August 01,  2023
New water meters will be installed in place of all water meters that are serviced by the City of Marion.
What to expect:
1. This project is estimated to take 4 weeks to complete if all goes as planned.
2. The company that will be installing the meters is called CORE&MAIN
3. This company will be installing with some help from our public works crew so expect to see them working on your meter box.
4. There is no specific order that they have lined out for us to know when each meter will be installed, it is completely at random.

Thank you for patience and understanding during this transition.
If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to send an email to apalacios@cityofmariontx.org

Request for Qualifications - (RFQ) for City Attorney/Legal Services for the City of Marion

INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD REFER TO THE TEXAS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE WEBSITE @ www.tml.org FOR THE COMPLETE (RFQ) 

On or before 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 11, 2023, the City of Marion will receive qualification statements from interested attorneys or law firms for services related to providing legal assistance to the City.  No late responses will be accepted.  Interested individual/firms should submit eight (8) copies of their statement of qualifications to:  City of Marion, Texas Attn:  City Secretary  303 S. Center St.  Marion, TX  78124  
Further information may be obtained by contacting the City Secretary's office at:  
City of Marion, Texas 78124  830-914-2391 Opt. 5  303 S. Center St. Marion, TX  78124  sgonzales@cityofmariontx.org 
Release Date:  Friday, July 14, 2023 
Qualifications Due:  Friday, August 11, 2023 
Presentation for Appointment:  To Be Announced 

87th Annual Sausage Supper

Save the Date! 
87th Annual Sausage Supper 
August 5, 2023 
Time:  12 PM - 6PM 
Location:  Marion Volunteer Fire Dept #2 
Co-Hosted By:  Greater Marion Area Chamber of Commerce and Marion Volunteer Fire Dept. 

Public Notice Special Election 11-07-2023

Public Notice 
The City of Marion, Guadalupe County, Texas calls a special election to be held on November 7, 2023 to fill 3 vacancies on the council, and the position of Mayor.  The council positions will serve for the balance of the unexpired terms ending May 04, 2025. 
Applicants must be 18 years of age, reside within the corporate limits of the City of Marion, and be registered to vote in the City of Marion at the time the application is submitted.  Applications will be available in the City Office at 303 S. Center St. Marion, TX   78124, or on the City website.  For more information regarding the appointment process, please contact the City Secretary, Suzanne Gonzales by email at:   sgonzales@cityofmariontx.org.   

Notice of City Council Vacancy

NOTICE OF CITY COUNCIL VACANCY 
The deadline for filing the application for a City Council position and the Position of Mayor is September 6, 2023, by 5:00 p.m. in the City Secretary's Office located at City Hall, 303 S. Center St. Marion, TX  78124  For more information regarding the application process, please contact the City Secretary at 830-914-2391 or sgonzales@cityofmariontx.org 
Application availability began June 13, 2023.  The Special Election will be held November 07, 2023.

Job Opening

Please submit your resume for the open position of: 
Public Works Director @ www.tml.org  
We are also hiring for  TCEQ licensed Public Works Water/Wastewater personnel.   
Thank you!

Job Opening - Public Works Director

EMPLOYEE POSITION DESCRIPTION:             Director

DEPARTMENT:                                               Utilities/Public Works

REPORTING TO:                                             City Administrator/City Council

PAY RANGE:                                                   $60,000 to $75,000

FLSA:                                                 EXEMPT

POSITION SUMMARY

Under general direction of the City Administrator, plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates City staff and the City's Utility/Public Works Department; Provides professional assistance to city management staff in areas of expertise; Fosters cooperative working relationships with citizen groups, other City departments and other governmental agencies and utilities on public works matters; Serves as a visionary leader and team builder, who brings together the diverse elements of the staff and community to develop a vision and clear goals for the future growth and expansion of the Utility/Public Works Department in alignment with the mission, vision and values of the City.

 JOB FUNCTIONS

CITY ADMINISTRATION:

  • Ensures the City’s delivery of public services is provided in an efficient and cost-effective manner
  • Prepares, recommends, and monitors implementation of budget(s) for City Council
    • General Fund- public works, stormwater.
    • Utility Fund- water, wastewater, garbage
  • Provides complete and objective information to the City Administrator and City Council to support their decision-making process
  • Supervises fiscal operations with regards to accountability and transparency; institutes/monitors measureable goals and objectives
  • Responsible for the planning and management of Capital Improvement Plan(s)/Project(s)
  • Responsible for the oversight and implementation of the comprehensive master plan
  • Develops and implements executive level policies and procedures
  • Performs contract administration and oversight
  • Drafts technical and legal documents including City ordinances, resolutions, memorandums, etc.
  • Conducts annual audit on all City services/fees; develops cost analyses
  • Provides strategic recommendations to City Council and establishes objectives in line with city goals, developing action plans, measuring, and analyzing results
  • Establishes work rules and performance standards, annual performance evaluations, and initiates and implements disciplinary actions as warranted
  • Monitors and analyzes state and federal legislation and regulatory rulemaking to identify potential issues and prepare related correspondence to protect the City's interest
  • Promotes partnerships and public relations
  • Serves as onsite I.T. lead
  • Manages engineers and contractors
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned

UTILITIES/PUBLIC WORKS ADMINSTRATION:

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs all utility/public work functions and training; conducts weekly departmental meetings
  • Meets regularly with State, County, City officials, and executives of other municipal and utility entities
  • Responsible for the planning and management of Capital Improvement Plan(s)/Project(s)
  • Responsible for maintaining compliance with all Federal, State, and local rules and regulations
  • Prepares daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for various State agencies
  • Develops and maintains data analysis; reviews for planning needs
  • Sets Department goals and objectives within approved budget(s)
  • Reviews, plans, and assists with specifications for City projects, major construction, and new subdivisions
  • Conducts weekly site inspections to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Serves as City representative for CRWA Board of Managers, Cibolo Creek Watershed Protection Plan, Regional Water Alliance, Region L, and other local and State meetings
  • Must be willing to report for duty on short notice at any hour of the day or night
  • Manages engineers and contractors
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned

PLANNING AND ZONING ADMINISTRATION:

  • Serves as staff liaison for the Planning and Zoning Commission and with the community
  • Reviews, plans, and assists with specifications for City projects, major construction, and new subdivisions
  • Reviews development plans, plat review, specifications, and construction activities
  • Coordinates meetings with developers, their contractors, and other related parties
  • Manages engineers and contractors
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience as well as be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelors degree in Natural Resource Management, Geography, Planning, or Public Administration preferred, plus five years’ experience. Experience may be substituted for education.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

A valid drivers license issued by the State of Texas. TCEQ Class C water operator license and Class C wastewater operator license within eighteen (18) months of employment.

 

Job Openings - Apply

Please email: sgonzales@cityofmariontx.org 
Job Openings also posted at:  TML.org 
Thank You!

City Hall - Technical Difficulties 

City Hall is experiencing technical difficulties with both phones & computers this morning.  I.T. is working to fix the problems, we apologize for the inconvenience. This may be ongoing throughout the day today.  
Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

WATER - SHUT OFF'S

WATER SHUT OFF'S WILL BE: 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2023  
FOR NON-PAID ACCOUNTS

SUMMER TRASH PICK UP SCHEDULE

APACHE - SUMMER TRASH PICK UP SCHEDULE 
TWICE A WEEK TRASH PICK UP WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY, JUNE 05, 2023 
TRASH WILL BE PICKED UP ON MONDAY & FRIDAY  EVERY WEEK WHILE SCHOOL IS OUT FOR THE SUMMER. 
THANK YOU, 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

SPRING CLEAN UP EVENT - VETERAN'S PARK

SPRING CLEAN UP - VETERAN'S PARK  
The weather forecast indicates rain for this weekend, so the Spring Clean Up will be held at Veteran's Park across from City Hall. 
Saturday May 20, 2023 
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
Rain or Shine 

UPDATE - SPRING CLEAN UP - RAIN OR SHINE

RAIN OR SHINE - SPRING CLEAN UP EVENT 
LOCATION #1:  MARION BOWLING CLUB (If it turns out the ground is too soft for the dumpsters we will move to location 2) This determination will be made at approx. 6:00 a.m. Saturday 
LOCATION #2:  Veteran's Park (Across from City Hall)  
Saturday, May 20, 2023 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    
Thank you!  Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary


City Council Meeting Tonight 05-08-2023

Please Join Us on Zoom 

Suzanne Gonzales is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Regular City Council Meeting
Time: May 8, 2023 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87018226961?pwd=N3RCZG1BK1pDYlRmZFV4QmNvYm40Zz09

Meeting ID: 870 1822 6961
Passcode: 307507

 Thank You! 
        

National Law Enforcement Appreciaton Week 2023

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Week 2023 
This is a nationally recognized event occurring annually since 1962.  Memorials and appreciation to those who currently serve are held during the second week of May.   If you'd like to show your appreciation for the officers in your community who protect & serve during the week of May 14th, please contact sgonzales@cityofmariontx.org or apalacios@cityofmariontx.org.  Thank you to the Marion Police Department, Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office, Guadalupe County Constable's, Santa Clara City Marshall's, Cibolo Police Department, Schertz Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety and all the other departments who come together to serve.  We appreciate you all!  Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

House Numbers

House Number 
An address number needs to be placed on every house and business for clear identification in the event of an emergency.  First Responders such as Police, Fire and EMS need to be able to read the number clearly from the street.  Thank you!  Suzanne Gonzales - City Secretary

MISD BOND ELECTION - VOTING INFORMATION

Voting Calendar 

Thank you for voting!  Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

SPRING CLEAN UP - RESCHEDULED - MAY 20, 2023

** Re-Scheduled Event ** 
Spring Clean Up - This event has been rescheduled for: 
WHEN:  Saturday, May 20, 2023 
WHERE:  Marion Bowling Alley
TIME:  7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
**Bring a copy of your most current water bill and driver's license as proof of city residency. 
** In the event of a bad weather event such as rain, the event will be cancelled ** 
Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

City Council Opening - Applications at City Hall

The City of Marion is seeking applicants for 1 (one) unexpired City Council position.  Applications are available online or at City Hall.  You may also email Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary and she will be able to email you an application. 
The deadline to submit your application to City Hall is April 03, 2023. 

Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales 
City Secretary

NEW - ONLINE BILL PAY & E-BILLING

*** ONLINE BILL PAY & E-BILLING *** 
Please ask us how you can get started with online services.  Signing up for this service, you can now receive your bill earlier than you would using the paper bill option.  Call City Hall at 830-914-2391 and Choose Option 1 for Utilities or email: apalacios@cityofmariontx.org   
Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales 
City Secretary

Special City Council Meeting 02-22-23 - CANCELLED

Special City Council Meeting 02-22-23 at 6:00 p.m.

Emergency Lane Closure

Subject: FM78 Emergency Lane Closure
Importance: High

Weather permitting, TxDOT contractor are to conduct an emergency road closure at FM78, 0.27 West of FM1044. 

  • Date: 02/17/23 to 02/21/23
  • Friday @ 9PM to Tuesday @ 5AM
  • Limits: CR311 to FM1044
  • Purpose: Emergency closure to replace 3x72" CMP under FM78, 0.27 MI West of FM1044
  • Detour for FM 78 EB Traffic
        • FM78 to FM465
        • FM465 to IH10 FR
        • IH10 NFR to FM725 N
        • FM725 N to FM78
  • Detour for FM78 WB traffic
    • FM78 to FM725 SB
    • FM725 SB to IH10 NFR
    • IH10 NFR to FM465
    • FM465 to FM78

 

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City Seeking P&Z Committee Members

The City of Marion currently has (2) positions open for places on the Planning & Zoning Committee.  Applicants must live within the city limits of Marion to serve.  Applications are available on the website and at City Hall during regular business hours.  Thank you! 

House Number Visibility

Your house number should be visible on the front of your house and on the side of the mailbox so that First Responders such as Fire, EMS, Police and Public Utility Workers can locate your house quickly in the event of an emergency.  Thank you Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

Agenda - Regular City Council Meeting 02-13-23

Please see the agenda for the upcoming City Council Meeting! Agenda

CROSS COUNTRY WALKING TRAIL

UPDATE - Cross Country Walking Trails 
If you are trying to access the Cross Country Walking Trails, please go behind MYO baseball fields and access the trails from there.  Fencing is put up blocking the entrance from the school while construction is being done. 
Thank you, 
Public Works

City Hall - Temporary Hours

Update - City Hall has been closed from 12:30 - 5:00 p.m. beginning on Jan. 23rd - February 3rd for staff software training.  Staff is in the office completing training, but closed to the public.  In order to serve the city more efficiently, we have to have this time to train.  If you need to make a utility bill payment, you may do so by US Mail, the 24/7 Drop Box in front of City Hall or by paying on our website.  We will resume regular business hours on February 6, 2023.  Thank you for your patience.  Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary  sgonzales@cityofmariontx.org 

 

ELECTIONS

City of Marion - Elections  
NOTICE OF DEADLINE TO FILE AN APPLICATION FOR PLACE ON THE BALLOT (Go to Forms & Documents - Look under the Election Tab)
Please continue to refer to our website to keep informed on upcoming city elections.  If you are planning to run for Mayor or City Council, the last day to fill out an application to get your name on the ballot is February 17, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

Bill Payment Setup - Book Number

Good Afternoon, 
When setting up your customer profile to pay on the website, it will ask for your book number.  Please refer to your utility bill account number.  The first number before the dash is your book number.  For example:  Account Number:  2-1245   (Your book number would be 2 and your account number 1245).  Thank you! 

Good News! Now Available - Pay Bill Online

Good News!  Customers can now view & pay their utility bill online.  Please go to the city website and register your account.  If you would like to have your utility bill emailed to you, we can do that as well.  You will just need to make sure City Hall has your email address on file, then you can register your account for e-billing.  This New Customer Online Services Website has been in the works for quite some time and we are happy to finally have this system in place. The City Administration and Staff appreciates your patience during our past transitional period and is striving to make all our processes at city hall easier and more efficient for our citizens.  Please check our website often for updates regarding city business.   
Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

Preparing ---New Web Pay System

Residents of Marion -- The long awaited ability to make payments online is a few steps away from being completed.  This new system will offer you the ability to have your water bill statement emailed to you.  We will need to have your email address in our system before you can register for emailed statements.   Please send your account number, service address and email address to: apalacios@cityofmariontx.org    
Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

AGENDA for City Council Meeting 01-09-23

Good Morning, 

The current agenda for the upcoming City Council Meeting on 01-09-22 is posted on the outside bulletin board by the front door of city hall.    
Thank you! 

January 2023 Utility Bill Statements

Due to the Christmas and New Year Holidays, the utility bill statements won't be mailed out until January 3rd.  We have to allow enough time for all the December payments to be posted to accounts so the bill you receive in January will reflect your payments.  We will not charge a late fee if payments are received after January 15th.  Late fees will be reinstated beginning February 2023.  Thank you! 
Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

Holiday Trash Schedule - Apache

Happy Holidays! 
The trash pickup in the city will run on it's normal schedule per Apache Waste.  They are scheduled to pick up on Monday December 26th and January 2nd. 
Thank you! 

December Water Bill Statements

December is the first month the city has launched it's new statement format.  There was a technical problem which caused the statements to be sent out later than normal.  The statements have been mailed, so you should be getting them any day now.  There will be no late fee's or disconnects for the current month's billing cycle.  Thank you for your patience.  

City Hall Closed at 12:30 p.m. Today

City Hall will be closed today at 12:30 p.m. due to short staffing.  
We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to resolve this issue. 
Thank you! 

Vote for the "Best of the Best" Marion

VOTE FOR YOUR MARION FAVORITES IN THE SEGUIN MAGAZINE 
 2023 "BEST OF THE BEST" 
DEADLINE TO CAST YOUR BALLOT 12-14-22 

Notice of Possible Quorum 12-02-22

NOTICE OF PRESENCE OF A POSSIBLE QUORUM
OF THE CITY OF MARION CITY COUNCIL

Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 551, V. T. C. A., Government Code, notice is hereby given of a possible quorum of the Marion City Council at the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Friday, December 02, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.  

Notice of possible quorum:  City Council, City of Marion, Texas.  This notice is posted in order to meet the requirements of the Open Meetings Act, in the event that the number of City Council members present at the session makes the Act applicable.
 
This Notice of Meeting is posted pursuant to the Texas Government Code 551.041 – 0.43 on the front bulletin board of the Marion City Hall Building, 303 S. Center St., Marion, Texas 78124 on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 which is a place readily accessible to the public at all times and that said notice was posted at 5:00 p.m. and remained so posted continuously for at least 72 hours proceeding the scheduled time of said meeting.    

Suzanne Gonzales 
City Secretary

No Utility Payments by Phone (Temporarily)

Effective today, we cannot accept payments by phone.  Our new payment system is being installed and we must disconnect the old service so the new one can be put in it's place.  This will be temporary until the new system is up and running.  Thank you for your patience.  Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

 

Customer Contact Information

City Hall needs to have your phone number and email address on file in order to contact you, especially in an emergency.  Please write your current phone number and email address on your return utility payment stub or email Felicia at city hall: ftagle@cityofmariontx.org   Thank you!   Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

Utility Bill Payments - CASH

The City of Marion will only accept CASH in Exact Change Only. (No rolled coins) We do not keep cash in the office for safety and security reasons and will not be able to give change.  We do accept checks & money orders as well as debit & credit cards.  Thank you! 

Holiday

The City Offices will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2022 in observance of Columbus Day!

Utility Bill Payments - Beginning November 2022

Beginning with the November 2022 utility bill, we will no longer be waiving late fees. 
We will continue mailing all utility bills on the 1st of each month, with a due date of the15th.  Disconnects will begin on the 26th of the month if bills are not paid in full. 
Thank you! 

HOURS - CITY HALL

City Hall has resumed regular business hours.  We are open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Monday through Friday and closed daily for lunch between 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Phone - City Hall

A phone tree is a type of automated telephone system that provides callers with voice menus. The menus direct callers to the necessary extension or prerecorded message. Most people have interacted with a phone tree system before. When you call a business & an automated message asks for a voice prompt or numerical prompt, you are using a phone tree.  The phone tree at City Hall was implemented in early 2022 in effort to provide a professional and more efficient way of handling customer phone inquiries.  Each extension gives a complete set of instructions for the caller.  If you leave a message for city staff, all phone calls are returned between 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily. Please leave your name, address and phone number so we can look up your account and call you back. 
Thank you! 

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON TAX INCREASE

 

A tax rate of 0.4715 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of City of Marion.

 

PROPOSED TAX RATE

$0.471500 per $100

NO-NEW REVENUE TAX RATE

$0.439500 per $100

VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE

$0.484200 per $100

DE MINIMIS RATE

$1.093900 per $100

 

The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the 2022 tax year that will raise the same amount of property tax revenue for the City of Marion from the same properties in the 2021 tax year.

 

The voter-approval tax rate is the highest tax rate that the City of Marion may adopt without holding an election to seek voter approval of the rate, unless the de minimis rate for the City of Marion exceeds the voter-approval rate for the City of Marion.

 

The de minimis rate is the rate equal to the sum of the no-new-revenue maintenance and operations rate for the City of Marion, the rate that will raise $500,000, and the current debt rate for the City of Marion. 

 

The proposed tax rate is greater than the no-new-revenue tax rate. This means that City of Marion is proposing to increase property taxes for the 2022 tax year.

 

A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the mcl Community library 303 S. Center street, Marion, Texas.

 

The proposed tax rate is not greater than the de minimis rate.  As a result, City of Marion is not required to hold an election at which voters may accept or reject the proposed tax rate.  However, you may express your support for or opposition to the proposed tax rate by contacting the members of the City Clerk’s office at 830-914-2391 of City of Marion at their offices or by attending the public hearing mentioned above.

 

YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE RATES CAN BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:

 

property tax amount = (tax rate) x (taxable value of your property) / 100

 

The members of the governing body voted on the proposed tax increase as follows:

 

FOR: Abigaile Maberry, David Bauch, Deshon Blyden, Alex Gonzalez, Shane Pawelek

AGAINST:

PRESENT and not voting:

ABSENT:

 

The 86th Texas Legislature modified the manner in which the voter-approval tax rate is calculated to limit the rate of growth of property taxes in the state.

 

The following table compares the taxes imposed on the average residence homestead by City of Marion last year to the taxes proposed to be imposed on the average residence homestead by City of Marion this year:

 

 

2021

2022

Change

Total Tax Rate

(per $100 of value)

$0.4801

$0.4715

decrease of $0.086 or .98%

Average homestead taxable value

$185,509

$206,391

increase of % 11.26%

Tax on average homestead

$891

$973

increase of $82 or 9.20%

Total tax levy on all properties

$323,481

$361,473

increase of $37,992 or 11.74%

 

For assistance with tax calculations, please contact the tax assessor for City of Marion at 830-914-2391 or visit guadalupead.com for more information.

City of Marion Notice of Public Hearing Operating Budget

CITY OF MARION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OPERATING BUDGET:

The City of Marion will hold a public hearing on September 26, 2022 at 6:00 pm, located at 303 S. Center St., Marion, Texas 78124. The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the City of Marion finances for the upcoming 2022-2023 fiscal year. This budget will raise more total property taxes than last year's budget by $37,992.37 an 11.7% increase, and of that amount $17,130.89 is tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year.

Trash Pickup - Update

The last day for summer (twice a week pick up) is Thursday September 01, 2022.  

Apache will start picking up once a week every Monday, starting on September 05, 2022. 

Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales 
City Secretary

Temporary Office Hours -  City Hall

Beginning August 22, 2022, City Hall will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. daily.  These hours will be temporary until training is completed and until we are fully staffed.  
You may continue to make your payments using US Mail or dropping them off in the 24/7 locked drop box in front of City Hall.  You may make payments in person between 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Please provide your statement at time of payment.  When calling the office, please select the appropriate extension.  All calls will be returned between 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily,  Thank you!  Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary.

Employee Open Enrollment Today

City Hall is closed this morning from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. for employee insurance open enrollment. 
Open enrollment for all employees happens once a year.  Thank you for your patience.  Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

New Councilman

As Mayor I swore in our newest Councilman Mr. Alex Gonzalez in the July 25th special meeting, and we are very grateful that he has decided to once again help guide the City. This could not happen at better time, we are starting to work on the 2022-2023 Budget. His experience will be greatly appreciated since he has previously been a councilman.

Job Opening - School Resource Officer (SRO) 

Employee Position:  School Resource Officer 
Department:  Police - Law Enforcement 
Reporting To:  Police Sergeant 
Non-Exempt   $25.00/HR
Position will be posted until filled. 
Apply:  www.tml.org  Texas Municipal League and/or 
Contact Email:  Sgt. Hicks  ehicks@cityofmariontx.org

City Hall -  Closed Aug 4th and Aug 5th

City Hall will be closed to the public on Aug 4th and Aug 5th  
You may reach city staff by calling 830-914-2391 and leaving a message.  Staff will return phone calls between 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
If you have a police emergency, please call 9-1-1.    If you have a water leak emergency during regular business hours, please call 830-914-2391 and leave a message for public works. 
Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales 
City Secretary

Position Filled - (Job Opening)

Job Opportunity - City of Marion 
Full Time Permit Clerk/Customer Service Representative   
Go to Administration and Click on the Job Opportunity Button for details on how apply. 
Deadline to Apply:  08-14-2022

Water Bill Statements

To assure credit to the proper account, please bring your statements with you when paying in person.  If paying by mail, please return the top portion of your statement with your payment.   
For your convenience, there is a 24/7 drop box located outside the city hall front door where you may leave your payment. Thank you!

2nd NOTIFICATION - WATER BILL PAYMENTS 

2nd Notification - Our utility billing payment systems are not working.  You may mail your payment to us, pay in person or drop your payment off in the 24/7 drop box located in front of city hall. 
Our 1st Notification was posted on 06-03-22.  Prior to that, please scroll down on Latest News to see the notification made on 5-18-22.  Please check the website frequently for updated information.  Thank you!

Stage III Water Restrictions

Stage III Water Restrictions in Place 
Under Stage III, you are able to water  your lawn ONE DAY A WEEK  based on the last digit of your address (applies to residential and commercial customers).  If the last digit of your street address is: 
0 or 1   Irrigate on Monday 
2 or 3   Irrigate on Tuesday 
4 or 5   Irrigate on Wednesday   
6 or 7   Irrigate on Thursday 
8 or 9   Irrigate on Friday.

Open Position for City Council Member

The City of Marion is looking to fill (1) open space for a City Council Member to serve our city.  Applications are available under Forms & Documents on our website.  Scroll down to the 2022 application at the bottom of the page.  You may also pick up an application at City Hall.  Deadline to apply is July 7th.

Public Works Department

President George W. Bush issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 (HSPD-5), Management of Domestic Incidents, in 2003, in which a public works response to emergencies and disasters is recognized as an absolute necessity, and the federal government is directed to include public works in all planning and response efforts.  The Public Works First Responder symbol is expected to increase recognition of public works as first responders throughout North America.   The Public Works First Responder symbol uses familiar colors - orange, black and white - and a design reminiscent of road construction, signs, safety cones and orange construction barrels.  

Planning & Zoning Commission

The Marion Planning & Zoning Commission is accepting applications to serve on the board. 
Applications are available at City Hall or by contacting City Secretary Suzanne Gonzales at sgonzales@cityofmariontx.org who can email you one.  Residents who live inside the City Limits and also those who live in the ETJ are both encouraged to apply.

Reminder - Police Calls

REMINDER - CALL 9-1-1 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES 
For all non-emergency issues, please call the Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office Non-Emergency Number:  830-379-1224 
The Sheriff's Office dispatches for the City of Marion.  Thank You

ANIMAL CONTROL

The City of Marion does not have an Animal Control Department.  We do not have a shelter in the city or any place to hold stray dogs or cats.    
All callers reporting animal neglect and abuse, please call the Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office at 830-379-1224.  Thank You

Online Bill Pay Service

** Please stop using the on-line bill pay system. It is no longer working.  You will need to de-activate your account. **  
 

City Trash Pick Up - June July August 2022

City Trash Pick Up .....Summer Months June, July & August 2022 
During the summer months, trash in The City of Marion will be picked up twice per week on Mondays and Thursdays.  Thank you Apache! 

UPDATE:  We were just updated as to the trash pick up dates per Apache.  Starting the first full week of June (June 6th) trash will be picked up twice per week on Mondays and Thursdays. This will last through the last week in August to include Thursday September 1st.  Thank you ! 

Keep In Touch

Please see the "Pop-Up" on our website to get started!

City Phones and Website Updates

The City of Marion is currently in the process of updating the way incoming phone calls are routed in our office.  This update should be completed the week of May 23, 2022. 
Also "under construction" is our website.  We are updating it to provide the necessary information to match the instructions given by phone.  

We apologize for the temporary inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this process. 
 
Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales 
City Secretary

NOTIFICATION - WATER BILL PAYMENTS 

NOTIFICATION - WATER BILL PAYMENTS 
The city is currently undergoing a change in it's utility software.   We are in the middle of the transition at this time and do not have 
an exact date as to when you can expect to see updated information on our "bill pay" website.  We have been advised this may be 4 more weeks.

You will notice that the new statements mailed out on May 1st look different.    Please disregard the balances you see online, those balances are from our old system and we are working on getting them removed as soon as possible.  If you try to make a payment by phone, you will not get updated information at this time.   However, you may still make a payment using the information from the billing statement that was mailed to you.  You will need your account number using this system.  (8-digits long. Zeros precede the actual numbers)

We appreciate your patience during this time.   

Thank you, 
Suzanne Gonzales 
Interim City Secretary 

Employment Oportunities

City Secretary
Job Description 

Maintenance Worker
Job Description


Application

House Bill 872

House Bill 872

Notice of Confidentiality and Customer Right to Disclosure: Pursuant to House Bill (H.B.) 872, passed by the 87th Legislature, Regular Session, amending Subchapter B of Chapter 182 of the Texas Utilities Code, amending Section 13.043(b-2) of the Texas Water Code, and adding Section 552.1331 to the Texas Government Code, all effective June 18, 2021 (pending publication of the current statutes), providing that personal information as defined under Tex. Utilities Code Section 182.051 as, “an individual’s address, telephone number, or social security number” in a customer’s account record, or any information relating to the volume or units of utility usage or amounts billed to or collected from a customer for utility usage (also known as a “ratepayer”), may not be disclosed by the City of Marion or the City’s Utility Department unless a customer request disclosure of such personal information. A customer may request disclosure of its personal information by submitting in writing such request addressed to the City Secretary, Suzanne Gonzales at sgonzales@cityofmariontx.org – please ensure to provide your complete service address and billing account number. You will get a confirmation email after your request is received and applied to your account. You can also make your request for disclosure in person in the at City Hall.

At any time, a customer may rescind their request for disclosure by submitting, in writing, a request, ensuring to include their complete service address and billing account number, to withhold the customer’s personal information to the City’s Secretary. Such request shall become effective on the date the City receives a customer’s request to rescind disclosure of their personal information.

Disclosure Form

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

City of Marion
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 3rd, 2021 at 6 p.m.
with a Special Visit all the way
from the North Pole from
Santa 
Don't forget to Bring your Chair

Santa's Parade Route

Santa's Parade
December 19,2021
At 3:00 p.m.
Parade Route

Park Survey

The City of Marion
Will be submitting a grant application to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPW).
The Grant will be to improve the City’s Parks located at E. Krueger and N. Center St.
Please answer the survey at this link : https://forms.gle/EyV8nhiDqiUFhQPU8
Your answers are helpful to secure funds for the Marion Park.


Planning and Zoning

The City of Marion is currently accepting applications
to fill vacancies on the City of Marion
Planning and Zoning Commission. 
If you are interested, please
submit the following form: Application

General Election May 1, 2021

Notice of Deadline to File
the deadline to file Your application 
for a Place on the May 1, 2021 General Election 
is February 12, 2021
Election for :
Mayor 

and Two Alderman
Notice of Election

Covid-19 Update

For Immediate Release:
 Marion Residents 
is Very Important to wear a mask 
when you are out in public and practice 
social distancing, and please  Wash your hands often.

Order of Election for November 3, 2020


Resolution 2020-23 Canvassing the Election
Election for three (3) Alderman 
and 
One (1) Unexpired Alderman
November 3, 2020
Notice of Elections

Propose Tax Rate and Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021

To see the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 and the Tax Rate please click on the following:
Tax Rate
Proposed Budget FY 2020-2021

Covid-19 Update

***COVID-19 Update***
Governor Gregg Abbott has issued an Executive Order No. GA-29
Requiring as of July 3, 2020 at 12:01pm that every person in Texas shall wear a face covering over the nose and mouth.

City Hall Closed to the Public

Due to the rise of Covid-19 cases in our state
county and community.


Confirmed COVID-19 Case in the City

The County Judge just confirmed one case of COVID-19 in the City of Marion.
If you need additional information, please call Mayor Contreras at:
210-846-3172
Please keep practicing social distancing and wash your hands often with
soap and water, if soap and water are not available,  use hand sanitizer.
Factsheet

Video of Coffee with the Mayor
http's://vimeo.com /425553243

Notice of Deadline

The Deadline to File Application
for Place on the Ballot 
for the Special Election is
 March 3, 2020


Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on the Ballot


Spring Clean Up 2023 - Copy

Office Temporarily Closed till 1:30 p.m.  9-18-223

City Hall is closed this morning until 1:30 p.m.  Our software is temporarily down and will be back up after lunch.  Staff will be in the office but not available to the public until 1:30 today.  Thank you, Suzanne Gonzales, City Secretary

EASTER EVENT 2024 - Copy