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Bicycle Suitability Map - Open Houses 

Posted by Melody Monday, February 22, 2016 1:40:00 PM

The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) is preparing a Bicycle Suitability Map for the Iredell, Mecklenburg, and Union County planning area.  A bicycle suitability map uses a variety of data and local knowledge to determine a suitability rating for regional roadways.  Cyclists use this map to help identify preferred routes which may best match the user’s comfort level cycling on local roads, or to identify which roads are best to avoid.  

A series of drop-in style open houses will be held February 29th – March 2nd in multiple locations across the planning area.  Click here to view a flier with specific dates, times, and locations of the meetings.  The goal of these open houses is to identify meaningful destinations, routes, and barriers throughout the region.

Click here to provide comments and feedback regarding potential routes on an on-line map.

Community Gardens - Limited Spots Available 

Posted by Melody Friday, February 19, 2016 9:44:00 AM

The 2016 Gardening Season is about to begin.  There are a limited number of garden plots available for rent ($20 for a spot).  The raised garden beds measure 9'x3'x11". 

The gardens are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If interested, fill out the application and return it with payment to Nancy Schneeberger at the Village Hall.  

Call the Village Hall with any questions at 704-843-1680.

Public Involvement Meetings Scheduled 

Posted by Melody Friday, February 12, 2016 3:43:00 PM

The Village of Marvin has scheduled two public involvement meetings for an application received by Carolina Development Services for a ‘by-right’ subdivision to be named “Broadmoor”.  The property site is located at 1614 Waxhaw Marvin Road and the parcel identification number is 06-228-003 and 06-228-003C.  Both PIMs will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2016.   The first will be from 2-4 p.m. and will take place on-site.  Parking is available along Stacy Howie Road, on the side of the property.  Access to the property is available through a gate.  The second PIM will take place from 5-7 p.m. at Banks Fellowship Hall.

Marvin Named in Top Ten 'Best Cities' 

Posted by Melody Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:53:00 AM

The Village of Marvin ranks in second place in the recent "Best Cities for Young Families in North Carolina" listing done by the website NerdWallet (click here for the in depth story).  The analysis looked at home affordability, prosperity and growth, quality of education  and family friendliness.  The Town of Waxhaw was listed as the top town.  

Here's what they had to say about Marvin:

Marvin

The Irish playwright Sean O’Casey once wrote: “Money does not make you happy, but it quiets the nerves.” While we aren’t claiming that residents of Marvin are unhappy (in fact, North Carolina is one of the happiest states in the country), this Charlotte suburb is actually the most expensive town not only in the top 10, but also in all of the places we analyzed. However, Marvin offers a nearly unmatched package for the price. Schools are top notch — it is one of three places in our top 10 with a perfect 10 score from GreatSchools, and Marvin’s three public high schools rank among the top 15 in the entire state. Additionally, family incomes have grown nearly 85% since 1999, the largest gain in the top 10. And 72% of family households in the village have at least one child under 18, the highest proportion in the entire state.

Mark Your Calendars! Primary Election is March 15 

Posted by Melody Monday, February 8, 2016 9:10:00 AM

NC Primary Election Day is Tuesday, March 15. Polls will be open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM.

The deadline for voter registration and to change party affiliations for the March 15 Primary is Friday, February 19.

To register to vote: 

  • You must be a U.S. citizen. 
  • You must be at least 18 years of age by the date of the next general election. 
  • By election day, you must have resided in the county for at least 30 days. 
  • You must not be currently serving a felony sentence. If previously convicted of a felony, you must have fully completed your sentence, including probation or parole. 
     

Note – Anyone who will be 18 by November 8, 2016 is eligible to register now and vote in the Primary as well as the General Election in November.

 

Unaffiliated Voters may choose in which Primary they wish to vote on the day they vote – either Democrat or Republican. When you check in at the polling place, you need to tell them if you want the Democrat or Republican ballot, otherwise you will only be given an Unaffiliated ballot and won’t be able to vote for either of the party primaries.

 

Early Voting will be available from Thursday, March 3 through Saturday, March 12.

 

Voter identification will be required this year.

 

There are 3 Referenda on the ballot: 

  • Connect NC Public Improvement Bond 
  • Union County Malt Beverage Election 
  • Union County Unfortified Wine Election
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Visit the Union County Board of Elections website for additional information.

 

Blasting to Occur at Amber Meadow Development 

Posted by Melody Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:52:00 AM

Intermittent blasting is scheduled to occur at the Amber Meadow development site (off Tom Short Rd Ext) during the next two weeks.  The developer has obtained the necessary permits from the UC Fire Marshal and has the required Certificate of Insurance. 

Village Council Calls for Two Special Meetings 

Posted by Melody Monday, February 1, 2016 12:45:00 PM

The Village Council has called for two special meetings.  

The first special meeting will be held Friday, February 5 at 9 a.m. at Village Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is to hold a discussion with candidates for the Village Attorney position.  The special meeting notice/agenda may be viewed here.

The second special meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 8 at 1:30 p.m. at Village Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is to hold a discussion on the Regency Centers Rezoning process.  The special meeting notice/agenda may be viewed here.

Council Calls for Public Hearings 

Posted by Melody Friday, January 29, 2016 1:05:00 PM
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Please take notice that the Marvin Village Council has called for public hearings to be held Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Banks Fellowship Hall (10012 New Town Rd.) for the purpose of receiving public comment on the following proposed text amendments:

  1. Section 150.048 Procedure for Securing Approval for Rural Subdivisions (Adding language to create a rural subdivision classification and the process for subdividing)
  1. Section 151.250 (H)(1-4) Map Amendments and Section 151.251 (I) Amendments Procedure (Eliminating references to protest petitions due to NCGS amendments)

   c.  Section 150.090 (C)(1) Maintenance Bonds (Eliminating requirements for maintenance bonds due to NCGS amendments)

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 at the Village Hall during regular business hours.   

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.

Freezing Weather Tips from UC Public Works 

Posted by Melody Friday, January 15, 2016 12:13:00 PM

An Update from UC Public Works

 

Temperatures are falling and now is the time to take precautions now to prevent water leaks, burst pipes, and property damage. Frozen pipes build water pressure and can cause cracks in any type of pipes. A one-eighth crack can unleash more than 250 gallons of water a day and cause flooding, high water bills, and serious property damage. Taking the following inexpensive precautions may help protect your home. 


Cold Weather Precautions 

  • Use inexpensive pipe wrap, such as foam insulation, to protect pipes in unheated areas or anywhere they are exposed to freezing temperatures. Pipes under homes with very little insulation, such as some mobile homes, are at most risk. Insulated pipe wraps are easily purchased at your local home improvement or hardware store. 
  • Set furnace no lower than 55 degrees to prevent pipes from freezing inside unoccupied structures.  
  • Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to un-insulated pipes under sinks and to appliances near exterior walls. 
  • Never let faucets drip outside. Inspect outside faucets. If dripping or leaking, make the necessary repairs or call a plumber before a freeze. Cold weather will freeze a small drip, fill the faucet, and freeze the pipe potentially causing it to burst. 
  • Disconnect outside water hoses from spigots. If left connected during freezing temperatures, water in hoses can freeze and expand causing connecting faucets and pipes to burst. 
  • Hose spigots will typically freeze where the pipes enter the structure, and where pipes are exposed to an outer wall, crawl space, or under mobile structures. 
  • Cover exterior faucets with an inexpensive exterior faucet cover and wrap pipes with insulation. 
  • Drain and winterize irrigation systems and wrap pipes where they are exposed and exit the ground. 
  • With severe cold, a tiny opening can let in enough cold air to cause a pipe to freeze. Seal leaks that allow cold air inside, near where pipes are located. Look for air leaks around electrical wiring, dryer vents and pipes. Use caulk or insulation to keep the cold out and the heat in. 

Planning Board Special Meeting Recessed 

Posted by Melody Friday, January 8, 2016 10:36:00 AM

The Planning Board has recessed the Jan. 7, 2016 special meeting to Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. at Village Hall.  The discussion on the Regency Centers rezoning application will continue.  Click here to view the agenda.

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