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 downtown Mars. We thank our friends at the RichMar Rotary for their coordination and planning of this event.
Click on the link here for more info via the RichMar Rotary website: http://marsapplefest.com/Home_Page.html
Obviously, we at the Borough are trying to choose dates for leaf pick-up! Watch for the dates to appear on our home page in October. Our Public Works Crew will appreciate your raking leaves as close to the curb as possible without large sticks or stones in the piles.
The paving of Lincoln Avenue, the northern end of Grand Avenue, and the stretch from Grand Avenue to Crowe Avenue known as School Street, will happen in October. This will complete the entirety of Lincoln Avenue being paved. There will also be some sidewalk repair when the gas company comes with possible new lines next year.
On the police front we are preparing to install several new speed signs to help with traffic control and to make our town safer.
In recent weeks, we have, yet again, had a drug dealer removed from our town. Those who reported the suspicious activity were helpful in apprehending and taking this person out of our community. Your help in reporting any out of the ordinary activity can help to keep our community safe.
How do you report suspicious activity? Please call 911 and say, “this is a non-emergency call for the officer on duty in Mars Borough.” The operator will take your name and number for our officer on duty to call you back. This is because our officer is often out patrolling and working in the community. He or she will phone and then come gather needed information from you on the situation you are concerned about or are aware of in reporting to the police.
Our town is one of the safest small towns in the region and one that is seeing increased improvements for business, for living, for working, for education, and for play.
We are Mars! Just a little out of this world.
Mayor Gregg Hartung