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Marion Public Services

CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

Project Information

The Public Services Department is responsible for maintaining the City’s infrastructure in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Department responsibilities include street repair and maintenance, traffic maintenance, snow and ice control, street cleaning, stormwater and sanitary sewer maintenance and garbage collection. The department also performs equipment and vehicle maintenance for the Public Services fleet and supports vehicle maintenance needs for City departments.  

 

In 2019, construction began on a new Public Services Facility, north of Highway 100 and west of 44th Street, to replace the existing facility that no longer meets the operational needs of the department due to space restrictions. When the August 2020 derecho hit the community, the pre-engineered steel frame and foundation systems were damaged and later demolished. Since then, the City has worked with Shive Hattery and Conlon Construction to move the project to where we are today.

 

The 144,000-square-foot structure provides for the current and future operational needs of the Public Services Department. It includes expanded equipment storage, fleet maintenance and fabrication facilities. The facility was designed with a 3,000-square-foot FEMA-certified safe room and a front office constructed out of precast wall and ceiling concrete components. The equipment storage facility is designed with precast concrete wall systems and a reinforced pre-engineered steel structure to withstand severe weather events. The facility also incorporates sustainable energy elements that include a 300-ton closed-loop geothermal system that will provide long-term energy savings for the facility's heating and cooling needs. 

 

Other features include:

  • 61 Parking Bays for Vehicle and Equipment Storage

  • 6 Equipment Wash Bays

  • 8 Vehicle Service Bays

  • 6 Vehicle Lifts

  • Overhead Gantry Crane Systems

  • Dedicated Fabrication Facilities

  • 1 Megawatt Facility Backup Generation System

  • Training Facilities

  • Administrative Offices

 

The $28-million project is financed through the City of Marion’s special revenue and Road Use, Solid Waste and Sanitary Sewer enterprise funds. Substantial completion of the project is anticipated in June 2024. 

Project Timeline

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