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Mars Borough Bulletin Board

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Borough Blog

  • Last Day of Leaf Pickup: November 22, 2019 - The last day of Leaf Pickup will be Friday, November 22, 2019. Please place leaves within 3 feet of the curb so the Public Works crew can pick them up. Thank you!
  • Last Day for Leaf Pickup: November 22, 2019 - The last day of Leaf Pickup will be Friday, November 22, 2019. Please place leaves within 3 feet of the curb so the Public Works crew can pick them up. Thank you!
  • Trick-or-Treat to Remain on 10/31/2019 - Trick-or-Treat in Mars Borough is still scheduled for Halloween Day, Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Residents are encouraged to use discretion, and have a happy and — most importantly — safe time.
  • Halloween is coming to Mars Borough! - Martian Halloween Party! On Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, businesses and residents will celebrate with a Halloween Party! Prizes will be awarded for best decorations and costumes. (This event is being held on Grand Avenue, between Pittsburgh Street and Duncan Alley. Public parking will be available along Pittsburgh Street, off […]
  • Mars Borough Welcomes Salvaged - Saturday, October 5, 2019 not only marks the 35th Mars Applefest, it’s also opening day for Salvaged. Stop in and see what they have to offer! Read more here: MEDIA ADVISORY- SALVAGED PGH
  • What is Your Vision for Mars? - Mars Borough is pleased to announce three visioning workshops, in partnership with Chatham University graduate students, to examine the community’s strengths and weaknesses, and to begin forming a vision for the community’s future. If you would like to participate, the workshops will be held: October 9th, 16th, and 23rd. See more details below. Press Release […]
  • Things to do in Mars - Mars Borough businesses were recently featured on NextPittsburgh.com. To read the full article, click here.      
  • Water Service to Proposed Howells Pine Avenue Development - On June 3, 2019 Mars Borough Council voted to provide water to the proposed housing development at the end of Pine Avenue in Adams Township, provided certain terms and conditions, to be determined at a later date, are met. This decision came after months of investigation and consideration, as well as water flow tests and […]
  • A message from the Butler County Federated Library System - Mars Borough has been notified of a ransomware attack on the Butler County Federated Library System which includes the Mars Area Public Library. Please see the link below for the press release.   Press Release_FINAL07192019
  • July 4th Celebration - Celebrate Independence Day with us! Visit the Mars 4th of July page for a schedule of events, parade route, and other event information. Click here to download the July 4th Celebration Flyer  

 

Upcoming Meetings & Events

November 25, 2019
  • CANCELLED - Public Safety & HR Committee Meeting
    November 25, 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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November 26, 2019
  • CANCELLED - Administration & Finance Committee Meeting
    November 26, 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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November 27, 2019
  • CANCELLED - Public Works Committee Meeting
    November 27, 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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November 28, 2019
November 29, 2019
December 2, 2019
  • Council Meeting
    December 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 598 Spring Ave, Mars, PA 16046, USA

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December 9, 2019
December 16, 2019
  • Public Safety & HR Committee Meeting
    December 16, 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.

    See more details

December 17, 2019
  • Administration & Finance Committee Meeting
    December 17, 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.

    See more details

December 18, 2019
  • Public Works Committee Meeting
    December 18, 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.

    See more details

December 19, 2019
  • Budget Approval Meeting
    December 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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A Message from Your Mayor

  • Fall begins! - 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. Obviously, we at the borough are trying to plan what will be our possible dates for leaf pick-up! Watch for the […]
  • Summer Message from Mayor Hartung - Summer is here and the temps are heating up! Be smart and be safe. On behalf of the elected officials and employees I want to “thank you” the residents, business owners, and voters who call Mars Boroug h your home for helping with July 4th and Mars New Year. We celebrated together the country that […]
  • 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 […]