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.
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.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 2:38:00 PM
Chairwoman Mary Shkut has called for a special meeting of the Planning Board to be held Thursday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Village Hall. Click here to view the special meeting notice/agenda.
Monday, January 4, 2016 9:47:00 AM
Union County has a Christmas Tree recycling program for those who do not have curbside pickup. The Solid Waste Management Facility at 2125 Austin Chaney Road, is accepting natural Christmas trees for recycling. Trees will be mulched and recycled and turned into beneficial mulch for reuse. All decorations, lights, tree stands, tinsel, and other items need to be removed prior to recycling.
There is a minimal charge of .50 cents per tree.
Call the Union County Public Works Recycling Office at 704-296-4213 with any questions.
Thursday, December 31, 2015 12:49:00 PM
Please take notice that the Marvin Village Council has called for public hearings to be held Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall (10004 New Town Rd.) for the purpose of receiving public comment on the following:
- Proposed Text Amendments to Section 151.092 – Individual Conditional District (Removing the Individual Conditional District)
- Proposed Text Amendments to Sections 151.082 – O-Office, 151.083 – B-Business, 151.085 – CC-CD, 151.086 – MX-CD, 151.087 MX2-CD, 151.088 – O-CD and 151.089 – B-CD (Merging all commercial district standards under the Commercial Corridor Conditional District (CC-CD) and removing all other commercial districts except district language necessary to regulate land located in B and O conventional zoning districts)
- Proposed Text Amendments to Section 151.030 (D)(E)(F)(2)(a-d) Zoning Districts (Removing all other conditional districts)
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.
Thursday, December 31, 2015 9:01:00 AM
The Village of Marvin sends best wishes to all for a very Happy New Year! Village Hall will be closed in observance of New Year's Day on Friday, Jan. 1. The office will reopen on Monday, Jan. 4 at 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 11:51:00 AM
The Village Hall will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 23 through Friday, Dec. 25 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. We will reopen on Monday, Dec. 28 at 9:30 a.m.
Happy Holiday wishes to all!
Monday, December 21, 2015 1:28:00 PM
The 2015 Village of Marvin taxes are due January 5, 2016. Taxes must be postmarked by January 5 to avoid late fee penalties.
Tax payments may be mailed or dropped off in person at the Village Hall. Village Hall hours are Monday, 9:30-4 p.m. and Tues-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. We will be closed for the Christmas Holiday Wednesday, Dec. 23-Friday, Dec. 25.
Contact Nancy Schneeberger, tax collector, with any questions.
Village of Marvin
10004 New Town Rd.
Friday, December 18, 2015 10:59:00 AM
UCPW has announced that the new water tower on Hemby Rd. is on track for completion in May 2016. The project, which features a 1.5 million gallon, 170' tall elevated water tank, will provide more consistent, sustainable water pressure for customers in the Marvin and Weddington areas. Construction on the tower's water main piping, foundation and concrete shaft have been completed. The water tank is constructed and was raised on Dec. 4. It will become fully operational when the new booster pump station station located on Providence Rd. is completed in May. Once completed, UCPW customers can expect to see a noticeable difference in your home's water pressure.
UCPW Phone: 704-296-4210
Thursday, December 17, 2015 12:22:00 PM
The Marvin Village Council is accepting applications from those interested in serving as Village Attorney. Licensed attorneys who wish to be considered for the post should submit an application to the Village Administrator. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Click here for a copy of the RFP.
Applications may be emailed, dropped off in person or mailed to:
Village of Marvin
10004 New Town Rd.
Marvin NC 28173