Upcoming Meetings & Events
Council MeetingApril 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 598 Spring Ave, Mars, PA 16046, USA
OFFICE CLOSED - Good FridayApril 14, 2017
2nd Quarter Water Bills MailedApril 15, 2017
Water Bill for Water Usage in January, February, and March (3 previous months) will be mailed between April 1st and 15th.
FULL PAYMENT IS DUE ON OR BEFORE MAY 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.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 724-625-1858.
EasterApril 16, 2017
Mars Borough Bulletin Board
Stay up to date on important news and information.
- 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
In a short while, on May 4, 5, & 6, our town will host NASA and other friends for the second Mars New Year celebration!
Exhibits will be lined down Pittsburgh Street, beginning with a hands-on lab from the University of Pittsburgh, to a variety of exhibits hosted by scientists and engineers from NASA.
The main stage, across from our famous spaceship / flying saucer, will have presentations and entertainment both Friday evening and Saturday.
We are excited that Katie Beckwith, a 2006 Mars High graduate who works for NASA at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, CA, will be part of the contingent of folks from the space agency joining us for the celebration of Mars New Year. She and Astronaut Jay Apt will be our main presenters at the Blast-Off Dinner on Thursday evening at Twelve Oaks Mansion. More info at http://www.marsnewyear.com/blast-off-dinner.html. Please join us for a special gathering of folks as we celebrate Mars and the Mars area together.
In the Woodland Valley Church (the old Mars High School at the corner of Crowe and Clark) the “Meet the Mars Challenge” will be held for students in grades 9-12 to participate in a science fair competition centered around dealing with issues or problems in traveling to or living on the red planet. For more information on this student competition that has cash prizes to assist with furthering a student’s education, go to http://www.marsnewyear.com/student-challenge.html.
We will have food vendors and other exhibits throughout the center of town, a Kid’s Zone for younger children, a hands-on “maker community” project near the Post Office, a cancelled stamp project at the Post Office, and the Martian Brewfest will be in the library parking lot. Friday evening will conclude with fireworks at 10:00 PM.
If you are interested in helping as a volunteer, go to our website and email the committee about how you would like to help in hosting this event. Want to help sponsor? See more information on the website. We are constantly adding and updating information about the event.
More info at www.marsnewyear.com.
For a video overview from WPXI-TV’s “Talking Pittsburgh” click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkN44067hXg.
Watch the Official Mars New Year 2017 video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PtvtOxroNg.
We are looking forward to all our Martian friends and neighbors helping us welcome our friends from NASA back again and the visitors who want to find out more about the red planet and our town during Mars New Year. Special thanks to Sarah Marcotte of NASA’s Mars Public Engagement Team at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, CA, for being our liaison in this cooperative educational endeavor.
Mayor Gregg Hartung