Upcoming Meetings & Events
OFFICE CLOSED - Independence DayJuly 4, 2017
Council MeetingJuly 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 598 Spring Ave, Mars, PA 16046, USA
3rd Quarter Water Bills MailedJuly 15, 2017
Water Bill for Water Usage in April, May, and June (3 previous months) will be mailed between July 1st and 15th.
FULL PAYMENT IS DUE ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 15TH.
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.
Payments can also be made online at: https://secure.go2gov.net/pay/public/marsborough/welcome.faces
If you have any questions, please contact us at 724-625-1858.
Mars Borough Bulletin Board
Stay up to date on important news and information.
- July 4th Celebration planning is under way! Click here for more info.
- 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
MARS FOURTH OF JULY
July 4th Festivities will begin with a picnic on the square in the downtown where the spaceship is located, beginning at 3:30 PM. The time before the parade begins at 5:00 PM will be full of food, fun, music, activities for children, and good conversation.
Parade line-up will begin at 4:00 PM at Marburger Field. If you, your business, or your group are interested in participating, please call the borough office at 724-625-1858. The parade will wind its way from Marburger Field, down Beaver Street, to Pittsburgh Street, then down Grand Avenue (through the center of Mars), and end at the Post Office.
Fireworks, accompanied by a soundtrack, will be at dusk and will be set off northeast of town. At the close of the Fireworks, all the sponsors for this American celebration will be acknowledged.
MARS REVITALIZATION UPDATE
We keep moving in a direction of continually improving the Borough of Mars for residents, visitors, businesses, and community organizations.
We welcomed NASA to Mars again for our second Mars New Year Celebration. The event has expanded to involve more people, to educate and bring awareness, and to have people feel part of the Mars, PA experience. To watch the video on the May 2017 Mars New Year Celebration, click here.
The Mars experience is growing into being a foundation for revitalizing our community and the surrounding area for the future.
On the heels of the Mars New Year Celebration, an historic vote happened on May 16th, turning the borough from dry to wet when it comes to the sale of liquor. Both referendums passed clearly with resounding support from the voters, with a 196 to 91 vote to approve on the sale of liquor and a 200-84 vote to allow a liquor license to be made available for select public venues in the borough. Council and the Mayor have been working on how this new opportunity for the borough is managed through appropriate zoning and parking requirements to ensure public safety and satisfaction. 2017 Mars Liquor Referendum Results
We are positioning a variety of foundational underpinnings for a revitalized Mars that provides a needed face lift for our community in support of existing businesses and to attract new ones. You will be hearing about many dimensions to this effort beyond the Mayor and Council. Everything will be transparent and open for input as we continue to move forward. So, don’t hesitate to share your ideas via email, phone calls, or in writing. www.marsborough.com
On Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 7:00 PM there will be a meeting, open to the public, that will contain a presentation from, Andrew Grove, a Mars High graduate and Architectural Design college graduate, focusing on one possible look for a revitalized downtown Mars. This meeting will be at the Mars Library meeting room and everyone is welcome to view these drawings of the downtown revitalization. There will be time to discuss the drawings, the revitalization planning, and the on-going preparation of Mars turning from dry to wet regarding liquor sales.
Come join in the conversation!
I continue to find this an exciting time for us as my first term as Mayor comes to an end, and if you find me worthy of your vote in November, I will return for another term in 2018. I really want to see this revitalization through, with your help, for Mars.
Mayor Gregg Hartung