City Protects Local Charities by Eliminating “Donation Dumpsters” in Time for Giving Season; Model Shared with All Indiana CountiesSubmitted by admin on Tue, 11/29/2016 - 15:52
MARION, IN: (Nov. 29th, 2016) – At least 22 donation bins that once sat in random parking lots throughout Marion are no longer found nor allowed, thanks to initiatives taken by the Community Foundation of Grant County and the City of Marion.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: City Battles Blight with Neighborhood Blitzes
MARION, IN: (July 29th, 2016) – The City of Marion Code Enforcement Department, Citywide Maintenance Department and the Grant County Sheriff’s Inmate Work Crew are again joining forces to conduct what they call neighborhood blitzes in addition to carrying out demolitions to battle blight.
One was conducted this week on two vacant properties in the 1800 block of South Branson Street. The collaborative team hopes to continue the blitzes in order to reduce blight and create safer, cleaner neighborhoods.
- High Weeds/Grass:
Grass and weeds are to be maintained at a height of 9 inches of less at all times.
- Abandoned/Inoperable Vehicles:
A vehicle that is inoperable, wrecked, dismantled, not licensed, or in a state of disrepair is considered abandoned or inoperable. On private property you have 20 days to correct the violation and 3 days on public property.
Trash, garbage, junk, and furniture stored or left on the exterior of properties is considered a violation.
- Solid Waste:
Abandoned/Inoperable Vehicles: The City of Marion has adopted a City Ordinance regarding abandoned vehicles and we also enforce the State of Indiana Statute regarding abandoned vehicles.
The City of Marion has adopted a City Ordinance regarding abandoned vehicles and we also enforce the State of Indiana Statute regarding abandoned vehicles.
A Code Enforcement Officer investigates the complaint by gathering information and evidence. This could include a written report, and photographic evidence. The officer will issue a Warning Notice to the property owner to allow them to correct the violation. This warning notice spells out exactly what the violation is. If the violations are not corrected within 10 days, the Code Enforcement Officer will issue an 'Order to Comply'. This is the final stage of the notification process.