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Town of Marion, MA Information

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Related pages:      Island Wharf LID Project   |   Spragues Cove Stormwater Wetland   |  

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts Information Page on Marion


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.


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

Town of Marion Online Assessors Data Base

Plymouth County Online Deeds Data Base

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 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

Public Beaches

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.

Marion 2007 NPDES Phase II MS4 permit annual report

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.

Appendix 4. Sites in Marion (3.5 MB pdf file).

Site Locus Map for Marion (3.5 MB pdf file).


town sealTown of Marion Homepage

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Information Page on Marion

New Bedford Standard Times info page on Marion

Today's Marion News from the New Bedford Standard Times

Sippican Lands Trust

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.

March 2004: Docks and Piers model watersheet zoning bylaw (29 kb pdf)

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

October 29, 1998 draft report on analysis of nitrogen loading in Marion (2 MB pdf)

Spragues Cove Stormwater Remediation Fact Sheet

Report: The Financial Impact of Town-Wide Conservation Restrictions to the Marion Town Budget (78 kb pdf)

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