598 Spring Street, PO Box 395, Mars, PA 16046

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Borough Blog

  • Public Works Busy With Leaf Pickup - Some residents of Mars Borough may have noticed that Leaf Pickup has finally begun. Due to warmer temps the leaves simply didn’t start falling until recently. It seems Mother Nature was working in the favor of Public Works, as they were busy with paving Lincoln and Grand Avenue. Now, that paving is finished they can […]
  • Paving Progress - Many of you may have noticed areas where the road has been milled down or, in some cases, completely removed. The most notable locations are Lincoln Avenue and the corner of Grand Avenue and School Street. After a lot of hard work by the Mars Borough Public Works crew, these streets will be repaved, making […]
  • Halloween Trick-or-Treat 2018 - Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat… Yes, It’s that time of year again! Mars Borough is observing Halloween Trick-or-Treat on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Please be aware that during Trick-or-Treat there may be a larger than normal population of young “ghosts, ghouls, and goblins” out […]
  • Leaf Pick-up…When Will It Begin? - We’ve received several calls here at the Borough office about when Leaf Pick-up will begin. The short answer is: soon, but we don’t have an exact week or date yet. With above normal temperatures this fall, the leaves are not falling to the ground as early as they have in the past. Our Public Works […]
  • It’s Autumn in Mars! - Fall begins and we all get into a different rhythm of life as the days get cooler and the leaves begin to turn colors to start their fall to the ground in our town. Fall brings the longstanding Mars Apple Fest on October 6, 2018 beginning at 10:00 AM and running until 4:00 PM throughout […]
  • Emergency Management Notice - Butler County has notified all Emergency Management personnel including Mars Borough that there is a potential of heavy rain associated with the remains of Storm Gordon. The rain will be heaviest late Saturday night through Sunday night. A potential of 3 to 5 inches is possible (depending on the impact area). Please be aware of this potential for flooding […]
  • Artisan Dinner returns to Mars, August 16, 2018 - Those who attended the Artisan Dinner last year know Josh Zimmerman and his crew know how to put on one heck of an event. If you saw the pictures from last year and wished you’d been able to get a ticket, you’re in luck! August 16, 2018 the Artisan Dinner on Mars returns to Mars […]
  • Recent Bear Sightings - Updated 06/29/2018 As many of you know, a bear (or two) has been sighted in Mars Borough, and the surrounding area. The Game Commission was contacted on 06/26/2018 and an officer visited the Mars Borough and spoke with several people, including a Borough Police Officer. To date, the bear has not appeared to be aggressive, […]
  • CHAMPIONSHIP PARADE CANCELLED - Due to availability issues, the Championship Parade for the Mars High School basketball, wrestling, and swim teams previously scheduled for April 28, 2018 is cancelled. Never fear! These amazing athletes will be honored during the Mars Borough July 4th Celebration and Parade. We hope to see you all then!
  • A Championship Parade for the State Champion Mars Area High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team and Other Sports is Slated - A parade will be held in downtown Mars at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, to celebrate the championship seasons of the girls and boys basketball teams, which just ended in March.  A flashback will happen with that memorable end to the girls winning the state title. “It was all tied at for the Mars […]

 

Upcoming Meetings & Events

November 22, 2018
November 23, 2018
November 26, 2018
  • Public Safety & HR Committee Meeting
    November 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 598 Spring Avenue, Mars, PA 16046

    Public Safety & Human Resources Committee Meeting

    Topics to be determined by Committee Members on an as needed basis.

    This meeting is open to the public, however no decisions or Council votes will occur at this meeting. Committees make recommendations to Council. Decisions and Council votes only occur at Council meetings where a quorum has been established.

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November 27, 2018
  • Administration & Finance Committee Meeting
    November 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 598 Spring Ave, Mars, PA 16046, USA

    Administration & Finance Committee Meeting

    Topics to be determined by Committee Members on an as needed basis.

    This meeting is open to the public, however no decisions or Council votes will occur at this meeting. Committees make recommendations to Council. Decisions and Council votes only occur at Council meetings where a quorum has been established.

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November 28, 2018
  • Public Works Committee Meeting
    November 28, 2018 @ 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm 598 Spring Ave, Mars, PA 16046, USA

    Public Works Committee Meeting

    Topics to be determined by Committee Members on an as needed basis.

    This meeting is open to the public, however no decisions or Council votes will occur at this meeting. Committees make recommendations to Council. Decisions and Council votes only occur at Council meetings where a quorum has been established.

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December 3, 2018
  • Council Meeting
    December 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 598 Spring Ave, Mars, PA 16046, USA

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December 10, 2018
  • Planning Commission Meeting
    December 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Mars Borough Council Meeting Room (598 Spring Avenue, Mars, PA 16046)

    The Mars Borough Planning Commission Meeting holds its meetings on the second Monday (or third Monday, when necessary) of each month.

    If you wish to be put on the agenda, please call the Mars Borough office at 724-625-1858.

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  • Budget Meeting
    December 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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December 17, 2018
  • Public Safety & HR Committee Meeting
    December 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 598 Spring Avenue, Mars, PA 16046

    Public Safety & Human Resources Committee Meeting

    Topics to be determined by Committee Members on an as needed basis.

    This meeting is open to the public, however no decisions or Council votes will occur at this meeting. Committees make recommendations to Council. Decisions and Council votes only occur at Council meetings where a quorum has been established.

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December 18, 2018
  • Administration & Finance Committee Meeting
    December 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 598 Spring Ave, Mars, PA 16046, USA

    Administration & Finance Committee Meeting

    Topics to be determined by Committee Members on an as needed basis.

    This meeting is open to the public, however no decisions or Council votes will occur at this meeting. Committees make recommendations to Council. Decisions and Council votes only occur at Council meetings where a quorum has been established.

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December 19, 2018
  • Public Works Committee Meeting
    December 19, 2018 @ 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm 598 Spring Ave, Mars, PA 16046, USA

    Public Works Committee Meeting

    Topics to be determined by Committee Members on an as needed basis.

    This meeting is open to the public, however no decisions or Council votes will occur at this meeting. Committees make recommendations to Council. Decisions and Council votes only occur at Council meetings where a quorum has been established.

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A Message from Your Mayor

  • It’s Autumn in Mars! - Fall begins and we all get into a different rhythm of life as the days get cooler and the leaves begin to turn colors to start their fall to the ground in our town. Fall brings the longstanding Mars Apple Fest on October 6, 2018 beginning at 10:00 AM and running until 4:00 PM throughout […]
  • Working Together to Make Mars Better for Tomorrow - Helping our community be the best it can be is a challenge that is always in front of me and town council members. We hear the suggestions and take them seriously! We hear the complaints and try to address them with a fair and commonsense approach to resolve the various situations. Working together is the […]
  • Summer is a good time to learn! - Maybe a little less structure, but still encouraging children and our youth to be learning throughout the summer is essential for our community! The Mars Public Library has been and continues to be one of the best assets serving the area year-round. In the summer, when schools are closed and retooling for the fall, the […]
  • Mayor’s 4th of July Message - 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 3:00 PM. The afternoon 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 and the Parade […]
  • Gearing Up to Prepare for the Next Mars New Year in 2019! - Since February, the Mars New Year Committee has been taking the initial steps to broadly scope out the possibilities for the next planet Mars New Year celebration to take place on planet Earth in 2019. The actual Mars New Year will be celebrated on Thursday, March 21st, 2019. We will have our Blast-Off Dinner at […]
  • Change Is Coming to Mars! - Change in our community is similar to the changes we experience with the seasons each year! Mars has had a number of seasons in its nearly 150 years of being a town. It started out as a railroad stop called Overbrook. When a Post Office was established, and the town began to grow beyond just […]
  • Mayor’s Message 02/15/2018 - Remembering my good friend, and the late Mayor Richard “Dick” Settlemire, as I prepare for my dad’s memorial service this month, made for many fond memories of growing-up in the area that encompasses Mars, Adams, Callery, Valencia, Middlesex, Evans City, and Zelienople. The changes brought on by population growth are almost unimaginable from the 60’s […]
  • Mayor’s Message 01/11/2018 - Conserve Water Notice lifted! It was a challenging start to the New Year for residents of Mars Borough. About a week ago, our Public Works crew realized the reservoir was not keeping it’s normal level to serve the community. So, the search was on for a break in a line because of the drop in […]
  • Mayor’s Top 12 List for Mars 2017 - 12. Downtown Mars attracts 2 new businesses opening in 2018 Stick City Brewing started to move in and re-invent the former fire department building into a brewery to open in the first quarter of 2018. At the other end of town in the former Sweet House Shop will become The Peach Tree Creamery & Bakery. […]