Upcoming Meetings & Events
Council MeetingFebruary 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 598 Spring Ave, Mars, PA 16046, USA
PAYMENT DUE FOR 1ST QUARTER WATER BILLSFebruary 15, 2017
PAYMENT DUE FOR 1ST QUARTER WATER BILLS
You can mail your payment to: Mars Borough, PO Box 395, Mars, PA 16046 or you can drop a check or money order off at the Borough Office located at 598 Spring Avenue, Mars, PA. If you cannot bring payment during Office Hours, you can drop your payment through the mail slot at the front door and your payment will be applied the next work day.
You can also pay online by going to http://www.marsborough.com and clicking on the QUICK LINK: PAY YOUR WATER BILL ONLINE link located on the homepage.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 724-625-1858.
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A Message From Your Mayor
Happy New Year 2017!
The Mars Borough Council has been able to hold the line on spending while moving forward with gradual upgrades and improvements for both Public Works and the Police Department.
President of Council Mike Fleming said, “it is good to work with fellow council members and the Mayor on keeping spending down just below $1 million while still moving forward with the rebuild of Lincoln Avenue, installing digital water meters, and equipping our police with needed equipment for the safety of our community.”
“There will be a fifty cent water increase for the up-coming year.” Mayor Gregg Hartung thinks “that bods well for both young families starting out in our community and those older folks who live on a fixed income as even with this increase in water it is modest and in-line with other communities nearby.”
“We are planning on purchasing another speed indicator sign as you enter Grand Avenue from Irvine Street similar to the one located at the western end of Beaver Street,” says Police Chief Kevin Radford. “These signs have shown that making people aware of their speed in the borough helps them keep within the limit.”
Some of the marked improvements in 2016 that were done on an almost identical budget, saw a major upgrade on Lincoln Avenue at the northern end of the old brick street. Waterlines and new asphalt surface followed needed sewer and gas lines for residents on Lincoln. More is yet to come for other residents on one of the oldest streets in town.
Parks and Recreation, under the guidance of Council member Julie Schultheis, saw the Clay Avenue Girls Softball Field and playground get major improvements via a county grant. First Energy replaced old street lights with new LED lights throughout the borough which is showing a savings on the cost for electric by the municipality. Clearly marked pedestrian cross walks at major intersections have been appreciated in our walkable small town.
Another successful July 4th celebration, despite the rain during the parade, was enjoyed by another large crowd and in the fall it was Applefest hosted by the RichMar Rotary having one of the biggest gatherings in recent years.
Green lights for Veterans, a Veterans Day Recognition initiative by Mayor Hartung and Cranberry Walmart over the last two years, had many more residents putting on their porch lights in showing support for those who served and those serving our country in the Armed Services.
A new website was launched by the borough in 2016 too. Join us for the only town named Mars on earth as we celebrate the planet Mars New Year May 4, 5 and 6, 2017 at www.marsnewyear.com. Come see and explore what NASA has in store for us this year! Click here to view the December 31, 2016 Cranberry Eagle article about Mars New Year.
Happy New Year 2017!
Mayor Gregg Hartung