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Village Council Calls for Public Hearings 

Posted by Melody Thursday, March 16, 2017 3:19:00 PM

Please take notice that the Marvin Village Council has called for public hearings to be held Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 5 p.m. at Village Hall (10004 New Town Rd.) for the purpose of receiving public comment on the following:

  1. Proposed Text Amendments to Chapter 93 Trees, §151.015 Definitions and §151.080(B) Permitted Uses
  2. Proposed Text Amendments to Chapter 151, Sections 151.140-151.152 Signs
  3. Voluntary Annexation of Parcels 06-210-038 (Beechwood), 06-156-069, 06-156-098, 06-156-104, 06-156-111, 06-156-203, 06-156-236, 06-156-244, 06-156-302, 06-156-335 (Weddington Chase), and 06-186-135 (Willow Oak)
  4. Temporary Use Permit #17-11853 for a Juvenile Diabetes Fundraiser to be held April 23, 2017 from noon-5 p.m. at Marvin Efird Park
  5. Temporary Use Permit #17-11841 for the Village of Marvin Spring Movie Night to be held Friday, May 5 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Marvin Efird Park

The Village of Marvin reserves the right to make amendments to the proposed documents based on information received at the public hearing.  Citizens are invited to make written and oral comment.  All documents are available for inspection by calling the Village Hall at (704) 843-1680.  The Village of Marvin does not discriminate on the basis of disability.  If you need auxiliary aid or service or other accommodations in order to attend or fully participate at the public hearing, please contact the Village Clerk at (704) 843-1680 as far in advance as possible so that your request can be considered.


Council Meeting to Move to Fellowship Hall 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, March 14, 2017 12:11:00 PM

The Village Council will hold the regular March 14 meeting at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be called to order at the Village Hall, then immediately recessed to Banks Fellowship Hall.  If planning to attend this meeting, go directly to the Fellowship Hall.

Call the Village Hall with any questions.


NCDOT Repaving Project 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, February 21, 2017 9:56:00 AM

NCDOT is in the process of a multi-road resurfacing project.  The project is anticipated to take a number of weeks and will include the following roads:

  • Marvin School Road from New Town to Rea roads
  • Waxhaw Marvin Road from New Town to Henry Nesbitt roads and from Bonds Grove Church to Pine Oak roads
  • NC 16 from New Town to Rea roads

The roads will first be patched and will then be resurfaced.


Council to Hold a Special Meeting 

Posted by Melody Friday, February 17, 2017 3:29:00 PM

Mayor Pollino has called for a special meeting of the Village Council to be held Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Banks Fellowship Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is to recess into closed session to discuss the qualifications and conditions of initial employment of a prospective public officer or employee.

Click here for the special meeting notice/agenda.


Union County Heritage Festival & Wild Turkey 5K Trail Run 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, February 7, 2017 2:24:00 PM

The Master Gardeners of Union County have scheduled the Union County Heritage Festival on Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the UC Agricultural Center in Monroe.  The event is a celebration of the natural, cultural, and historical heritage of Union County, with the aim to provide education and inspiration to attain and sustain a healthy lifestyle, community and environment.

The event includes the Wild Turkey 5K Trail Run and Walk, benefiting the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, beginning at 8 a.m. Registration available on-line at http://wildturkey5k.racesonline.  The festival will feature a vendor fair, the Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale, heritage arts demonstrations, kids’ creative and educational activities, raffle prizes, food and blue grass bands, and free talks and cooking demonstrations by local experts.  

The Union County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers’ mission is to foster a partnership to create a sustainable community through education and implementation. They offer Successful Gardener classes to the public, maintain a website of useful gardening information, monitor a call system called the Growline at 704-283-3822 or UC Master Gardeners and offer three Sales events per year.


Author Gene Stowe to Speak at Two Events 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:33:00 PM

Gene Stowe, formerly of the Charlotte Observer, will discuss his book 'Inherit the Land' and talk about race relations in Marvin and Union County during the early 20th century and the racial implications of the trial of Miss Maggie's will at two upcoming events as part of Black History Month.

The first event will be held Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. at the Chesterfield Genealogy District Chapter Meeting, Old Chesterfield County Courthouse (100 Main St., Chesterfield SC).

The second event will be held Sunday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Griffin Monroe of the Monroe Library.

'Inherit the Land: Jim Crow Meets Miss Maggie's Will' tells the story of a sensational trial in Monroe in 1921 where a jury awarded a white woman's 800 acre Union County home place to a black family.  The verdict, based on the people's decades-old close friendships across the color line, was quickly forgotten in Monroe, but became the source of rare racial harmony in the farming village of Marvin.


Celebration of Life Service for Lanny Openshaw 

Posted by Melody Monday, January 30, 2017 12:14:00 PM

Family and friends have organized a 'Celebration of Life' for Lanny Openshaw.  The Celebration will take place on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 2-6 p.m. at Marvin Efird Park (8909 New Town Rd.). Click here to view the Union County Weekly story on Lanny.

Village Council to Hold Special Meeting 

Posted by Melody Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4:29:00 PM

The Village Council will hold a special meeting on Friday, January 27 at 10 a.m. at Village Hall to discuss road issues.  Click here to view the agenda.


Passing of Former Councilman Lanny Openshaw 

Posted by Melody Monday, January 23, 2017 1:10:00 PM

The Village of Marvin is saddened to share the news of the passing of long-time public servant, friend, volunteer and community activist Lanny Openshaw.  Lanny passed away this past weekend at home, surrounded by friends and family.

Lanny has long been a friend to many in Marvin and throughout Union County.  He was active in Village governance from the early days of our incorporation and has remained an active and influential community leader over the years.

A Celebration of Life is being planned for Saturday, Feb. 11 at Marvin Efird Park. We will share details about this ceremony as they are confirmed.


Marvin Efird Park Closed 

Posted by Melody Friday, January 6, 2017 5:15:00 PM

The Marvin Efird Park will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 7 and Sunday, Jan. 8 due to the pending inclement weather.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  The park will follow the Union County Public School schedule for Monday.  If the schools are open, we will be open!

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