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  • LEAF PICK UP: Leaf pick up will begin October 26, 2016 and continue until approximately November 23, 2016. Pick up will begin on Spring Avenue and work its way to Norton Drive, then go back and start over on Spring Avenue again. PLEASE remember to keep the piles of leaves within 6 feet of the edge of the road.

 

A Message From Your Mayor

MayorHartung-400December 2016 Update

In looking toward the up-coming holiday season our Police Department will be helping children and their families! The Mars Police Department will be collecting new, unwrapped TOYS for Tots until December 1, 2016 at 5:00 PM. You can call us @ (724) 496-8061 and we will come pick up in the Mars area or you can drop off at the Police Station at 598 Spring Avenue, Mars, PA 16046.

Last year I was featured in a newspaper story having me reflect on growing up in the Mars area and now serving the community as Mayor.

There was Weaver Hardware on Grand Avenue when I was just eight years old. My dad got interested in HO model trains. I got the HO train layout with a tunnel and little village from the store here in Mars for Christmas. It sparked my interest in Mars, in knowing it developed from the railroad coming through the Breakneck Creek Valley. It was the 1870’s when this area was settled. The Borough had an electric car line called the Harmony Short Line that ran between Butler and Pittsburgh. I asked myself when setting up and playing with the model town: What makes a town work? It takes transportation, utilities, streets, housing, shops, and stores, which all takes people living here to happen. Later, I looked around to see the importance of people who drive school buses, farm gardens, milk cows, cut hair, work on cars, bus tables, serve customers, place books on shelves, clean, deliver mail, grow flowers, help people heal, make plans, prepare medicine, makes and pours coffee, protect our community, handle loans, put tires on cars, and you can continue with all the ways we make our town and the wider Mars area happen each day. What are you thankful for as we celebrate Christmas and the New Year? As we look back and imagine what is yet to come for each of us and our community, let us keep in mind the importance and beauty of working together. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us who serve as Council Members, Borough Workers, Police Officers, Fire Personnel, and your Mayor.

Mars New Year “Meet the Mars Challenge” is being launched for students to participate in science/engineering/technology/math/arts projects to assist people, one day, in traveling to the planet Mars. For more information on how students can participate in this educational program for the up-coming Mars New Year Celebration in May 2017 click on the following link: http://www.marsnewyear.com/student-challenge.html.

NASA is coming back to Mars, PA, to help celebrate the Mars New Year with innovation, exploration, & celebration May 4, 5, & 6, 2017. http://www.MarsNewYear.com

Take care,

Mayor Gregg Hartung

724-777-2489 (mobile)