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Weddington High School News 

Posted by Melody Friday, February 20, 2015 12:58:00 PM

Weddington H.S. earned a school performance grade of A on the NC School Report Card released by the NC Department of Public Instruction! Way to go Warriors!

The women's 4 x 100 Indoor Track Team was named the 3A State Champions for the second year in a row!

The men's 4 x 8 Indoor Track Team was named the 3A State Champions!

Marvin Ridge High School News 

Posted by Melody Friday, February 20, 2015 12:48:00 PM
Marvin Ridge High School Earns an "A" in New School Performance Grading System

Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, per legislation, school performance grades of (A-F) based on test scores, and for high schools, additional indicators that measure college and career readiness, are being reported. In this new grading system, Marvin Ridge High School achieved an overall score of 91%, which equates to an A letter grade in the state’s rating scale. Only 5% (132 schools) of the more than 2000 schools in the state have achieved an overall letter grade of an A, based on data from the 2013-14 school year! Way to go Mavericks!

State 3A Champions

The men's and women's Indoor Track Teams were named as the State 3A Champions in Indoor Track and Field for the second year in a row!

The women's Swimming and Diving team were named the State 3A Champions for the second year in a row!

 

Village Seeking Planner/Code Enforcement Officer 

Posted by Melody Wednesday, February 18, 2015 11:36:00 AM

The Village of Marvin is seeking an experienced full-time Planner to perform highly responsible professional planning functions relating to land use, zoning code, subdivision, annexation and development review.  

Click here for the job description.

Click here for an application.

 

Planning Board Meeting Cancelled 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:53:00 AM

The Planning Board meeting scheduled for tonight (2/17/15) has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Village of Marvin Discusses Roundabouts versus signalized intersection at Marvin School Road, Waxhaw Marvin Road at New Town Road 

Posted by Lisa Friday, February 13, 2015 1:04:00 PM

The Village Council held a discussion with NCDOT Division 10 traffic engineer, Sean Epperson at a special meeting February 10, 2015.  Mr. Epperson presented a slide show that covered various topics such as safety, capacity, peak-hour analysis, costs and aesthetics of roundabouts versus the signalized intersection.  The following is a summary of the discussion.

SAFETY - Modern roundabouts increase safety mainly by reducing conflict points.  A conflict point is where two different vehicular paths either merge or split, or cross.  There are 32 non-pedestrian conflict points at conventional intersection and only 8 at a roundabout.  Entering traffic always yields to the circulating roadway.  Speeds are kept low, so if there is an accident it’s not high-impact versus rushing through a signal. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPACITY AND OPERATION - For many locations, a roundabout will handle peak hour traffic better than a traffic signal.  In off-peak periods with low traffic volumes on a main road, a roundabout will be more efficient, because a driver entering from the side street can proceed without stopping.  At a signal, that driver would need to wait about ten seconds for the signal to clear (yellow and red) from the main street and then give the green signal to the side street.  Roundabouts are not just for intersections with relatively low traffic.  A single lane roundabout can process over 20,000 vehicles per day, while a multi-lane roundabout can handle over 40,000.

 

The chart above is an intersection analysis at Waxhaw Marvin Road and Marvin School Road.  It shows that the two single-lane roundabout option provides a much better Level of Service (LOS), lower delay and shorter queue length than a 4-leg intersection option.  At 122% of existing volumes or 10+years, a second westbound thru lane will be needed.    The Village will plan ahead to acquire the necessary right of way so a through lane can be added when needed at minimal cost.

AESTHETICS – Two single lane roundabouts will make a visually pleasing entry into the historic area of Marvin.  Marvin’s greenway master plan shows a greenway connecting the existing ‘Marvin Loop’ with Waxhaw Marvin Road and eventually to the Marvin Ridge Middle and High School. The roundabout will provide a safer crossing area for pedestrians and bicyclist.  Additionally, the new proposed land use plan shows mixed uses or community type uses in this area. The two single lane roundabouts can be landscaped and brand the Village Center.  It allows Marvin to create an identity for itself.

Above, is a draft design for the Marvin School Road and Waxhaw Marvin Road intersections.  The roundabout locations will be adjusted to take advantage of vacant parcels and to avoid utility conflicts.  The Waxhaw Marvin Road roundabout will be built so it can be modified to accommodate a second westbound thru lane with minimal existing infrastructure impacted.  Both roundabouts will include a dual lane entry from both directions on New Town Road.

COST

The cost of construction for a roundabout is about $400,000, not including any additional right-of-way acquisition.  While the upfront cost of this type of improvement is higher than a typical signal installation, which is about $100,000, maintenance costs are much lower, with no significant costs beyond typical pavement maintenance and mowing and future improvements are less than improvements to a signalized intersection .  In the long term, roundabouts are less expensive than signals. If turn lane construction is necessary, a roundabout often will be cheaper to build than a traditional intersection, both in retrofits or in new construction.

The Village of Marvin has budgeted $200,000 for this project.  Toll Brothers is funding up to $500,000.00 and the State is contributing $500,000.00.  Additional funding needs will come from the State’s Spot Safety Fund due to the number of crashes at these intersections combined.

TIMELINE

The initial timeline given was to complete design and right of way acquisition throughout 2015.  Construction would be planned to begin in the summer of 2016.  NCDOT prefers to perform construction of roundabouts in the summer months to avoid road closures during the school year.  The Village is working in conjunction with NCDOT to try to make this a summer/early fall 2015 project.

 

 

UC Parks & Rec to Hold 3rd Master Plan Meeting 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:59:00 AM

Union County Parks and Recreation will hold the third public meeting to present the draft Parks and Recreation Comprehensive
Master Plan on Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Union Academy at 675 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Monroe.

Click here for additional information.

Council Special Meeting Location to Move 

Posted by Melody Monday, February 9, 2015 11:27:00 AM

The Village Council special meeting on Tuesday, February 10 at 5 p.m. will be moved to Banks Fellowship Hall due to an anticipated larger meeting audience.  The Council will open the meeting at the Village Hall, and will then recess it immediately to the Fellowship Hall.  Anyone planning to attend the meeting may go directly to the Fellowship Hall.

Call the Village Hall with any questions.

Click here for the special meeting agenda.

Volunteers Needed to Serve on Boards 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, February 3, 2015 1:32:00 PM

The Village Council is seeking volunteers for vacant positions on two volunteer Boards. 

The Parks, Recreation and Greenways Board has one vacant seat.  This is an advisory board that meets the first Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Village Hall.  The Board is charged with the design of park and greenway systems that can be embraced by every member of Marvin’s diverse community; including members of our rural community, our equestrian community and our subdivision communities. The Board uses the Village’s Parks & Greenways Master Plan to steer the parks and greenway progress. 

The Board of Adjustment also has one vacant seat.  This is a quasi-judicial board that interprets Village ordinances and policies for unique situations or special cases related to the Village Zoning Ordinance. The Board meets on an 'as needed' basis.

The Planning Board currently has no vacant seats, but the Council is always interested in hearing from residents who have interest in serving on this Board, especially in case a vacancy arises.  The Planning Board is an Advisory Board that meets monthly on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall. The Board is charged with developing and maintaining a cooperative planning program to benefit the residents of the Village of Marvin. The duties of the Board relate directly to planning and land development.

If you have interest in serving your community as a volunteer Board member, click here for an application and return it to the Village Hall or email it to the Village Clerk.  Call the Village Hall with any questions.

Security Notice/Update *** REVISED 

Posted by Melody Monday, February 2, 2015 1:09:00 PM

*** The Village of Marvin has determined that Kids Come 1st does have CSL (Charitable Solicitation License) status from the NC Secretary of State and is therefore considered a valid charitable organization that meets the qualifications for exemption.  

Registration #EX004792, Exp. 7/15/15

President: Neil Shepherd

The previous security notice concerning Kids Come 1st has been rescinded.

Part-Time Park Position Available 

Posted by Melody Monday, February 2, 2015 1:03:00 PM

Park Maintenance Associate - The Village of Marvin is seeking a part-time Park Employee.  The Park position reports to the Park Manager, Administrator, and members of the Village Council. Responsibilities include parking enforcement, planning, organizing and preparing for small events that may be held at the park.  Other duties include routine, manual maintenance of park landscaped areas and park amenities such as bathrooms, pavilions, playgrounds, trails, and picnic areas. The candidate is responsible for opening or closing the park and daily monitoring.  The candidate must be able to work independently without on-site supervision.  The position requires use of machinery, power tools and hand tools.  The candidate must be at least 18 years old, with a valid North Carolina driver’s license;  Work schedule is flexible; five to seven days a week and up to 5 hours per day.   

Click here for an application.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Mail completed applications to 10004 New Town Rd., Marvin NC 28173 or email to lisathompson@marvinnc.org.  

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