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- PUBLIC NOTICE – STREET SWEEPING: Mars Borough will be sweeping ALL Borough Streets Thursday, May 18, 2017 and Friday, May 19, 2017, 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM, RAIN OR SHINE. All residents are requested to move vehicles from Borough Streets for these two days so all streets can be swept without problems. Thank you for your cooperation. — Mars Borough Street Department
- QUICK LINK: PAY YOUR WATER BILL ONLINE
- Beginning January 1, 2017 the Water Base Fee will increase to $12.50 per month. The usage fee of $6.65 per thousand gallons will remain the same. Click here for our 2017 Water Rates & Billing Schedule.
A Message From Your Mayor
Thank you to all who helped to make the Mars New Year celebration a success! Despite the weather and crowds not as large as anticipated, those who attended really enjoyed the 2017 edition of this educational festival for all ages. Here is a video link to get an overview of what happened over Friday and Saturday May 5 & 6. Thanks to the NASA video team for creating this for us to share about Mars New Year featuring Katie Beckwith, our own Mars Graduate working for NASA. Click on the link to watch this video … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF8k9NWaRuw
Election Day is May 16th! Get out and vote.
On May 16, 2017, Election Day, Mars Borough voters will decide if the town should be able to allow the sale of beer and liquor via a restaurant or at approved events held in the borough.
This conversation stems from meetings on revitalizing the downtown area of Mars. There were three public meetings where a variety of citizens and planners discussed two towns and businesses located nearby, in particular: Saxonburg (Saxonburg Hotel) and Slippery Rock (North Country Brewing). These two establishments extended the hours of business and entertainment in the community while attracting new people as repeat clientele because of the quality of their hospitality, food/drink, and service.
In the past three years, there has been a Mars Brew Fest held to help fund the Mars New Year events via a temporary liquor license from the LCB. Over 1,500 participants have attended and there were no issues reported by the police.
Please vote for what you feel is best for the future of our community regarding this important issue. More than 200 residents signed a petition to have it on the ballot as a referendum. Although there has been much interest from residents in the surrounding area, it can only be decided by those living within the borough of Mars.