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

When inclement weather occurs, office hours may be altered. Call 724-625-1858 to ensure the office is open on days when the weather is bad.

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Borough Blog

  • Street Sweeping - On Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Mars Borough Streets will be swept. Residents are reminded to park off street to ensure the equipment can get through town as quickly and efficiently as possible. Thank you for your cooperation!
  • Road Closures Ahead - Pittsburgh Street between Route 228 and Kelley Alley will be closed at 7:00 PM Thursday (05/16/2019) evening to accommodate work on the water line in conjunction with the road work being done on Route 228. The road will reopen early Friday (05/17/2019) morning. Residents in this area have been notified that water will be shut […]
  • If your water isn’t clear… - 04/09/2019 We have received quite a few calls at the Borough office from residents concerned because their water isn’t clear The bad news is, a large house fire in the Borough had multiple fire companies responding. When there is such a large draw of water through the system any little bits of sediment that might […]
  • Snow Storm - Please, if you need to be out on the streets and roads of Mars later today and Sunday be careful. Snow and ice can make travel hazardous. If you need assistance from Mars police or public works please dial 911 and we will respond as soon as possible. Call volume maybe heavy, so be patient, […]
  • Winter Storm Approaches - The first winter storm of 2019 is upon us. The Public Works crew has been hard at work over the last few days, preparing plow vehicles and having 110 tons of salt delivered in an effort to be prepared for this weekend’s storm. There are a few things Borough residents can do to make things […]
  • Winter Storm Preparations - We welcomed 2019 with mild — sometimes almost Spring-like — weather. Now, halfway through January, that’s about to change. As residents and municipalities across the region prepare for the first large snow storm of the winter, Public Works has been working diligently to ensure Mars Borough is stocked with enough salt for roads and the […]
  • Council to Vote on Methodist Church Property - On January 7, 2019, at the regularly scheduled Borough Council Meeting, members of Mars Borough Council will accept public comment on the proposed purchase of the former Methodist Church on Pittsburgh Street.
  • Mars Borough Holiday Hours - As we approach the end of the year, some Borough departments will have limited hours.  The Administration Office and Public Works Department will be closed Monday, December 24, 2018 and Tuesday, December 25, 2018, as well as Monday, December 31, 2018 and Tuesday, January 1, 2019.  Police coverage will be as usual. If you have […]
  • Leaf Pick Up Finished, Time for Snow - Winter is coming… …and with it comes snow. Leaf Pick Up has officially ended in Mars Borough to make way for snow removal equipment on the trucks. We know there will be some residents who still have leaves, but unfortunately there’s only a small window of time between when the leaves fall and when the […]
  • Light Up Night Moved to Sunday! - Dear Citizens of Mars, I’d like to thank you for the invitation to join you at Light Up Night. The wonderful town of Mars is supposed to get lots of rain on Saturday, December 1st, so I had a chat with Mayor Hartung and we decided it would be better if I visited on Sunday, December […]

 

Upcoming Meetings & Events

May 27, 2019
June 3, 2019
  • Council Meeting
    June 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 598 Spring Ave, Mars, PA 16046, USA

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June 10, 2019
  • Planning Commission Meeting
    June 10, 2019 @ 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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June 17, 2019
  • Public Safety & HR Committee Meeting
    June 17, 2019 @ 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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June 18, 2019
  • Administration & Finance Committee Meeting
    June 18, 2019 @ 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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June 19, 2019
  • Public Works Committee Meeting
    June 19, 2019 @ 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

  • Reflect, Stand in Place, & Move Forward - We are fortunate in being able to review, do what we are able to do within a day, and plan for the future! The Christmas holiday has us do these three steps each year. Recall those special memories, give and receive during the year-end holiday in many ways to say our “thank you” to those […]
  • Thanksgiving Message from Mayor Hartung - On Thanksgiving, my family with friends, will join folks across our community in sitting down together to give thanks for the good in our lives. When I look back over the years I have served as Mayor, what strikes me most is that, despite the challenges, for the most part, we have remained kind to […]
  • 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 […]