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

 

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August 28, 2016
  • Council Meeting
    August 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Mars Borough Building

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September 4, 2016
  • Council Meeting
    September 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Mars Borough Building

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September 12, 2016
  • Council Meeting
    September 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Mars Borough Building

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September 18, 2016
  • Council Meeting
    September 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Mars Borough Building

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September 25, 2016
  • Council Meeting
    September 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Mars Borough Building

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A Message From Your Mayor

MayorHartung-400Summer 2016 Update

Mars is making some strides on multiple fronts as we hit the summer months.

Over 700 people turned out for the Mars Brew Fest June 25 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. for a variety of brews, food, music, and conversation on Pittsburgh Street and in the square with our famous flying saucer.  There were people from all over the Mars area here to help support the need for funding towards the next Mars New Year Celebration to be hosted May 4, 5, & 6, 2017.

Amy Kolmer writes, “Lots of fun, good selection of craft brews to try! We had a good time”

Betty Jo Miller Thaman commented, “My hubby and daughter were there and had a great time!”

Nancy F Leonberg said, “I was surprised that I only knew about 15 people from MARS.”

Mary Jo Swaney Phillips commented, “Great time! Thanks to everyone, and I’m sure it takes MANY folks, who made this event possible and successful. Great to see folks I haven’t seen for a while!”

Thank you to the businesses and Mars New Year Committee members who organized and carried out various responsibilities.

July 4th Celebration and Parade for Mars had some rain on our parade but it didn’t stop us!  People enjoyed food, face painting, tattoo artist, balloons, and games in the square where our famous flying saucer hangs out. At 5:00 p.m. a kids bicycle parade, a pet parade, and the Mars July 4th Annual Parade with the Boy Scouts leading the way kept in step with the raindrops.  Mars High Marching Band, quads, floats, cars, and fire trucks, helped celebrate our country’s birthday.  The day concluded with fireworks by Pyrotecnico at dusk. A fine turn out didn’t dampen the spirit of our celebration.  Thanks to all the volunteers and folks who turned out for this event!

Clay Avenue Park has gone under the shovel (construction) to become handicapped accessible with a grant by the County Commissioners.  There are also some other upgrades being done by some of the teams who use the field.

Major drain (water runoff) repair was made between Stanton Avenue and Pearl Street on Oakland.  Waterline replacements and bricks are being removed on Lincoln in preparation to pave in the future.

As Mayor I swore in a new part-time officer in late June.  Officer Dave Tresky retired after over 20 years of service for the Cranberry Twp. Police Department will help us out on weekend shifts and holidays throughout the year.

We have recently received letters of encouragement and a willingness to help with our Mars Revitalization from State Representative Daryl Metcalf, State Senator Scott Hutchinson, and U.S. Congressman Mike Kelly.  We also have had two representatives from the Small Business Association visit the town who are willing to work with our existing businesses and those who want to start a business in Mars.

A major transmission or power line will be coming through our community along Clay Avenue.  Work is anticipated sometime in August and will continue into fall.

 Mayor Gregg Hartung

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