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
Hi Fellow Martians!
In a short while, in just over two months, on May 4, 5, & 6, our town will host the second ever Mars New Year celebration! We began celebrating the new year on the planet Mars with NASA back in June of 2015. It happens every 22 months!
A committee of a cross section of fine people from the town and surrounding areas have been working since October 2016 to put together this year’s event. It will be year 34 on the red planet! They started counting years on the planet Mars back in the mid-50s based on 22 months compared to earth’s 12 months. Are you confused yet? Don’t be because NASA will be here in early May to explain the Martian year and more about what they know about the planet our town is named after.
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 who will be joining us for the celebration of Mars New Year.
“Meet the Mars Challenge” is new this year 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 are working on all the details now! 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 “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 in helping us welcome our friends from NASA back again and the visitors who want to find out more about the 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 her being our liaison in this cooperative educational endeavor.
Mayor Gregg Hartung