Town of Marion, MA Information
Address: Town House, 2 Spring St., Marion, MA 02738.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (508) 748-3500, Fax: (508) 748-2845
Form of Government: Board of Selectmen (3 members); Executive Secretary: Paul F. Dawson; Open Town Meeting
Board of Selectmen Meetings: Monday evenings every week.
Board of Selectmen Chairman: Stephen M. Cushing (2017).
For this week’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting agenda, visit the Wanderer Newspaper website.
Marion Locus Map
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Marion Parcel Map
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Marion Topographic Map
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Marion Zoning -1999
Marion Water Mains
Marion Sewer Lines
Marion Open Space
Marion 2001 Proposed Zoning
Marion sewered lots
Aerial of Bird Island showing eelgrass
2000 Population (2000 U.S. Census): 5,123 (percent increase=13.9%)
1990 Population (1990 U.S. Census): 4,496
2000 Housing Units: 2,439; (including unoccupied)
Average Persons per Unit: 2.10
Land Use and Geography
Total Area: 26.69 sq. miles
Dry Land Area: 14.63 sq. miles
Population Density: 307 per sq. miles
Deed and Assessors Online Data Links
GIS Shapefiles of Marion Open Space and Parcels
The Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program maintains a GIS parcel coverage of open space in the Buzzards Bay watershed. Recently we updated our open space coverage for the Town of Marion. This Marion Open Space parcel coverage lists all known permanently protected open space in the Town of Marion. This layer is a subset of our 2008 Marion parcel coverage using the 2008 Marion Assessors’ Parcel data for Marion, Massachusetts, which is also maintained by the Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program. The open space data layer includes state wildlife management area, Town owned Article 97 property, Lands Trust properties, USDA Debt for Nature perpetual easements, and state-approved Conservation Restrictions and Coastal Wetland Restrictions. This shapefile is current to 3/16/2009. Click to download the marion_open_space_2009.shp.zip as a zipped shapefile. Coverage includes metadata.
Do you have Google Earth (a free program) installed on your computer? If so, open this kml file of Marion Open Space. [Make sure you have updated to the latest version of Google Earth so you can click on the parcel to see additional information.]
Marion, MA Public Boat Ramps
- Island Wharf Town Dock (unpaved municipal, resident sticker required for parking) Google Map
- Aucoot Cove (private marina, for fee) Google Map
- Wings Cove Ramp (municipal, public, but resident parking only) Google Map
- Town Ramp (municipal) and Burr Brothers Ramp (private, but allows public use for a two dollar fee). These two ramps are very close together. There is no fee to use the Town Ramp, but there is no public parking available. Google Map
Silver Shell Beach (public beach but resident parking only).
Permitted Pollution Discharges and Toxic Waste Generators
EPA’s enviro-mapper showing surface water dischargers or waste generators.Groundwater dischargers are not shown.
Potential Wetland Restoration Sites
The following downloads are excerpts from our report Selected Inventory of Potential Wetland Restoration Sites in the Buzzards Bay Watershed. Click the links to open the files in your web browser, or right click to save to your computer. Graphics on these pdf files has been degraded to reduce file size. Request a CD if this report (click the above link for more info) to obtain higher resolution pdf files.
Reports and Correspondence
May 16, 2005 Letter to to Marion Housing Committee regarding a review of environmental impacts of a chapter 40B project.
This letter includes a potential management solution in applying an unused provision of the state Title 5 onsite wastewater disposal regulations to minimize environmental impacts from Chapter 40Bs.
May 26, 2005 follow-up letter on a proposed Chapter 40B project comparing possible nitrogen loading scenarios.
This letter compares standard development to a 40B project with different nitrogen limit standards.
BBP Produced map of certified and potential vernal pools, and endangered species habitat in the Marion area.
This map (2.0 MB pdf file) was prepared at the request of the Marion Conservation Commission.
February 2005 Buildout Report for the Town of Marion prepared by BBNEP Regional Planner, John Rockwell (91 kb pdf)
This report was prepared at the request of the Marion Board of Selectmen. The report includes links to maps and additional sites of information.
The Marion Marine Resources Commission developed this model zoning bylaw with the assistance of the Buzzards Bay NEP. However, the planning board never decided to review the proposed bylaw, so the bylaw never came to town meeting for a vote.. Story on the Dock and Pier Bylaw
- Town Administrator, Paul F. Dawson, 748-3550
- Elected Officials
- Selectmen: 748-3520
Stephen M. Cushing, Chairman, 2017
Jonathan F. Henry, Vice-Chairman, 2016
Jonathan E. Dickerson, Clerk, 2018
- Assessors: 748-3518
Bradford N. Eames, Chairman, 2016
Catherine A. Gibbs, M.A.A., Assessor, 2017
Ray E. Pickles, Assessor, 2018
Patricia A. DeCosta, M.A.A. Associate Assessor
- Planning Board: 748-3517
Norman A. Hills, Clerk, 2016
Robert H. Lane, Chairman, 2017
Jerry Ferrari, Vice Chairman, 2016
Jennifer A. Francis, 2018
Stephen C. Gonsalves, 2018
Eileen J, Marum, 2017
Michael D. Popitz, MD, 2017
David B. Titus
- Board of Health: 748-3530
John B. Howard, M.D., Chairman, May 2018 Albin R. Johnson III, Vice Chairman, May 2016 Elizabeth S. Dunn, R.N., Clerk, May 2017
- Open Space Acquisition Commission:
John Rockwell, Chairman
Joseph P. Keogh, Clerk
Randy L. Parker
- Conservation Commission: 748-3560
Norman A. Hills, Chairman, June 30, 2016
Joel D. Hartley, Vice Chairman, June 30, 2017
Jeffrey J. Doubrava, Clerk, June 30, 2018
Stephen C. Gonsalves, June 30, 2017
Cynthia Callow Trinidad, June 30, 2016
Lawrence B. Dorman, Associate Member, June 30, 2018
- Finance Committee
Alan Minard, Chairman Jeffrey P. Dickerson Hamish Gravem Karen Kevelson Lee Vulgaris
- Other Staff, Appointed Officials and Department Heads
Fire Chief, Brian Jackvony, 748-3510Building Inspector, Scott Shippey, 748-3516
Superintendent of Public Works, Robert C. Zora, 748-3540Harbormaster, Michael H. Cormier, 748-3535
Council on Aging Director, Susan J. Schwager, 748-3570
Health Director, Karen A. Walega, CHO, 748-3533