CITY DEPARTMENTS

ANIMAL CONTROL

Located at 1001 L H Polk Drive
Department Hours - Open to the public 8 am - 4 pm Monday-Friday / 8 am - 2 pm Saturday / Closed Sunday
Department Head - Bobbie (Mickey) Edrington, Director & Lead Animal Control Officer
Phone Number - 870.739.5412 / After Hours 870.739.2101

The Animal Shelter is manned by Director Bobbie (Mickey) Edrington, Lead ACO, and Christy Hamrick, ACO, who work with volunteers to provide impoundment for stray animals that are causing harm to persons or other animals, as well as offering canine and feline adoption services. The shelter staff welcomes approved volunteers for help within the shelter or for events. The shelter services only the immediate Marion city limits area. Visit their Facebook page for more information and adoption-ready pets.

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

Located in City Hall, 14 Military Road

Department Hours - 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday

Department Head - Jerry Kelley
Phone Number - 870.739.5410

The Building Department is responsible for issuing commercial and residential permits for buildings - new or remodels, demolition, driveway, electrical, fence, HVAC, plumbing/gas, roofing, sign, slab, sprinkler, storage and swimming pools. This department also issues yard sale permits and privilege licenses for storefront and in-home businesses. The Building Department has a staff of one part-time and two full-time employees.

CITY HALL

Located in City Hall, 14 Military Road

Department Hours - 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday

City Secretary - Gail Tankersley
Phone Number - 870.739.5410
City Hall is responsible for a variety of city functions such as fielding miscellaneous city information calls, collecting A&P taxes, issuing beer and liquor licenses, issuing city trash containers, reporting city street light outages, and enforcing city code regulations (e.g. high grass, inoperable cars, etc.).

FIRE DEPARTMENT

Fire stations located at:

  • 364 Military Road

  • 777 Carter Drive

  • 460 Marion Lake Road

Fire Chief - Woody Wheeless
Main Phone Number - 870.739.4127 (Emergency - 911)

The Marion Fire Department consists of four full-time and 32 paid on-call firefighters who respond to an average of 750 fire, rescue and first-responder calls per year. The Fire Department has earned an ISO Fire Protection Class rating of 3. For more information about the Marion Fire Dept., visit their website here

PARKS & RECREATION

Office location - 3821 Complex Drive

Department Head - Andy Rawls
Phone Number - 870.739.5424 / Fax 870.739.8434
E-mail - marionparks@sbcglobal.net

The Marion Parks Department maintains all city-owned public parks, and staff includes one part-time and three full-time employees year-round, with additional seasonal part-time in the spring, summer and fall.

City park and field locations include:

  • Marion Recreational Complex – 3820 Complex Road
    The complex includes five ball fields, two lakes - one with a pier for fishing, a walking trail, a pavilion available for renting that includes water and electricity, a fairground area donated by Esperanza Bonanza, and a playground.

  • Colonial Park – 395 Colonial Drive
    This park has two ball fields and a playground.

  • Brunetti Park – 160 S. Currie
    This park has a youth football field, a walking trail, a playground, and a designated fitness area.

  • K & R Park – 1 K&R Drive
    This park has four ball fields.

  • Rivertrace Park – Marion Lake Road @ East Lake Drive
    This park contains a fishing lake and a playground.

  • John Robbins Baseball Field – Carter Drive @ Rica Road
    This field serves as the high school baseball field.

  • Marion Skate Park – corner of Rica Road and L H Polk
    This park is a designated area for skateboarding.

PLANNING COMMISSION

Located in City Hall, 14 Military Road

Hours - 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday

Commission Manager - Ed Cain
Phone Number - 870.739.5410

Mr. Cain's cell - 901-848-6419

Although not technically a City department, the Marion Planning Commission provides an important function for the City of Marion. The purpose of the Planning Commission is to assist in orderly growth of residential, commercial and industrial development within and adjacent to the City of Marion. To achieve this purpose, the Commission is responsible for developing and administering the Marion Long-Range Comprehensive Plan, the Marion Zoning Ordinance, and the Marion Land Subdivision & Development Code. When convened as the Marion Board of Adjustment, the Planning Commission hears and acts on requests for variances from provisions of the Marion Zoning Ordinance.

The Commission consists of nine members: Rob Rash-Chairman, Greg Brinkley-Vice Chairman, Ed Cain-Secretary, and members Mayor Frank Fogleman, City Councilmen Cliff Wood and Jim Spence, Dianna Nicks, Jeff Johnston, and Donnaire Granger.

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Located at 3477 Highway 77

Office Hours - 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday

Police Chief - Gary Kelley
Phone Number - 870.739.2101

The Marion Police Department employs 29 full-time officers (two of which are school resource officers), one receptionist, one secretary, and six additional part-time officers. Also under the PD's authority are two school crossing guards and three animal control officers. The chain of command at MPD is: Chief Gary Kelley, Assistant Chief Dennis Burns and Lieutenant Freddy Williams.

STREETS & SANITATION DEPARTMENT

Office location - City Hall, 14 Military Road

Department Hours - 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday

Department Head - Gordon Floyd
Phone Number - 870.739.5410

The Marion Streets & Sanitation Department is responsible for pick-up and disposal of household garbage and trash such as limbs and leaves, as well as collecting recycling. This department is also tasked with various other duties that help keep the city running smoothly, such as cleaning out culverts and ditches, street repairs, street lighting, street signage, and various other general maintenance tasks. Streets and Sanitation employs fifteen full-time and five part-time employees.

​WATER DEPARTMENT

Located in City Hall Annex Building, 31 Military Road

Department Hours - 7 am - 5:30 pm Monday-Thursday / Closed Friday

Department Head - Jim Shempert
Phone Number - 870.739.3073

Email Address - waterdept@marionarkansas.org
After-hours emergency service is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week by calling the after-hours number provided when you call the regular office number after regular business hours. A qualified on-call employee will offer immediate assistance.

 

The City of Marion Water Department strives to provide reliable customer service to residential and commercial customers. The billing office employs one part-time and two full-time staff members, and is responsible for setting up new accounts, billing and collecting payments, along with numerous other responsibilities required by the City. Call or come by the office for new water hook-up info, or to pay your bill. Auto-pay options are available at no additional charge - call or email for more info. Water bills can also be paid online at www.xpress-pay.com. If paying online, please allow up to 48 hours for payment to be credited to your account.

The service department, consisting of eight full-time employees, works diligently to provide a safe and dependable supply of drinking water, while constantly making efforts to improve the water treatment process. The drinking water is routinely monitored according to federal and state laws, and each year provides an Annual Drinking Water Quality Report, available from this website's "residents' page".

The wastewater is treated to very strict guideline standards set by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). The essential tasks and capabilities of Marion Water Dept. employees are to monitor, evaluate, and adjust the treatment process, maintain equipment and security, as well as follow established safety procedures.

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