Southern Disaster Recovery, a contractor for the City of Marion, is beginning to remove tree debris from Marion’s waterways. Maps have been created to break the waterways into sections and designate access points. They are available at www.cityofmarion.org/stormresponse and will be updated as work progresses.
For the next few weeks crews will be working on Sections 1, 2 and 3 along the southern City limits near Indian Creek. Residents whose property is adjacent to the access points have been notified via door hangers.
Additionally, the City is working to obtain an inventory of sidewalk damage and trip hazards that resulted from the Aug. 10 derecho or the clean-up effort. This information will help staff and City officials understand the extent of damages throughout the community and devise a plan for who is responsible for making repairs going forward. Complete the form at www.cityofmarion.org/stormresponse to report damage adjacent to your property.
The Marion Chamber of Commerce is distributing funds that were collected through the Marion Chamber Foundation Disaster Recovery Fund. Marion residential applicants are eligible for a grant up to $500 and Marion small business applicants are eligible for a grant up to $1,500.
The grant program is designed to aid the most severely impacted residents and businesses. Funds may be used for emergency housing needs, insurance deductibles that the grantee cannot afford, help with clean-up, tree and debris removal, tree replacement and/or property repairs that were caused by the disaster and not covered by insurance.
The Chamber announced today that over $18,000 has been awarded to the first round of applicants. A second round of applications is being accepted through Dec. 30, 2020. More information, eligibility requirements and the full application can be found at marioncc.org/disaster-recovery-grant.