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2015 Community Garden Plots Available 

Posted by Melody Monday, February 2, 2015 12:50:00 PM

The 2014 Community Garden season has come to a close.  The Village is now taking applications for the 2015 gardening season.  

Our 2015 gardening season begins March 1.  If you would like to reserve a plot, simply complete an application and return it to the Village Hall by February 28 with your payment.  The Marvin Community Garden includes 38 raised 9' x 13' x 11" garden beds.  Our 2014 garden participants have first choice on garden plots. Prices remain the same with a regular plot at $20 and a trellis plot at $30.  There is a maximum of 2 plots per gardener. 

Click here for the community garden application.

Parking rules apply for community gardeners and all gardeners must have a valid parking pass.  

Call the Village Hall with any questions at 704-843-1680.  We look forward to seeing you all at the Marvin Efird Park!

 

Council Calls for Two Public Hearings 

Posted by Melody Friday, January 30, 2015 3:23:00 PM

The Village Council has called for two public hearings to be held Tuesday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Banks Fellowship Hall (10012 New Town Rd.).  The purpose of the public hearings is to receive public comment on:

  1. Temporary Use Permit #15-11415 to Allow for a Temporary Sales Trailer to be Located at 2012 S. Providence Road for The Courtyards at Marvin Subdivision
  1. Proposed Text Amendments to Chapter Section 151.081 (D) (5) (a, b and c) – Amending Side and Rear Yard Setbacks in Large Tract Subdivisions.

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.

Council Recognizes Outstanding Park Volunteers 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:50:00 PM

The Village Council recognized six area residents as Outstanding Park Volunteers at the Jan. 13 meeting.  The volunteers recognized were:  Andrew Holz, Tony Kuleza, Robert Epps, Mary Sipe, Neil Query and Andy Wortman.

Councilman Openshaw was called upon to recognize the volunteers.  He stated: The people we are recognizing tonight have literally helped to build our community. We have many volunteers at the park. These six have gone well beyond the norm in giving of their efforts, time and often giving financially. They share at least one attribute - they work hard for the benefit of all.  In total, the selfless efforts of these people have not only saved the Village significant money but they have also contributed greatly to our largest community asset, while adding to our sense of community. The rave reviews we receive about the park are due in large part to their efforts.  I thank each of you very much.

He called upon each volunteer and presented a certificate of appreciation.  

Andrew Holz is a Marvin Creek resident and professional stonemason.  He is probably our newest volunteer.  He began by helping our staff members by providing his labor in their many efforts.  Since then, he offered to build the wall in the new recreation area, not only contributing his professional skills but also using his personal tools and equipment and contributing needed materials.  He has come in under budget on the project and has provided more than he promised.

Andy Wortman lives on Waxhaw-Marvin Road and is a member of our Parks, Recreation and Greenways Board.  He is unable to be here tonight because of illness.  Andy volunteered to build the shed and the well house located across from the community garden. The man who delivered the cement for the slab said he had never seen a better prepared site.

Tony Kulesza is a resident of Waxhaw who fairly recently popped up at the park and offered to help out wherever needed. Tony believes in volunteerism and in keeping busy.  He quickly earned his Volunteer pass by helping salvage material from the park house and kept on working for many hour afterward.  I can’t begin to list everything he has helped with, but his main assets are his carpentry skills and his willingness to always lend a strong hand when asked. When the demands of Andy Wortman’s business made him unable to finish the well house, Tony stepped up and finished the project using materials salvaged from the park house. He has also helped us save money on materials and he's offered to drive his truck, to pick up supplies when they were needed.

Robert Epps is a resident of Marvin Estates.  He is a homebuilder and a contractor.  He has been involved with the park from just about its earliest moments.  He donated the weathervane on the barn and has provided expertise, manpower, materials and equipment.  He has been our go-to guy when needed.  He was unable to attend the meeting tonight, but expressed his appreciation to the Council for the recognition and stated that it has been his pleasure to serve the Village and he will continue to do so as needed.

Mary Sipe lives in the Oak Brook neighborhood, where she volunteers her time to their HOA by doing their landscaping. In my opinion, she is the best gardener in the Community Garden and is very helpful to many, providing advice when asked and often weeding and watering the plots of others when necessary.  She offered to landscape the berm by the road to the maintenance building/parking area with perennials. She and her husband Mark prepared the site. Mary procured the plants for the Village at a great price and she has spent many hours watering the perennials to help get them established. We receive many compliments on those plantings.  Mary is also helping to get the area near the gate ready for a wildflower garden. She and Ruth McDevitt have also provided us with suggestions for a landscaping plan throughout the main area of the park.

Neil Query is a resident of Canterfield Creek, where he has been perhaps the main contributor to volunteering for the neighborhood. His list of volunteer efforts at the park is longer than I can recite.  Neil also serves on our Parks, Recreation and Greenways Board.  He was the park's first regular volunteer.  I well remember the day we removed over 5 years’ worth of accumulated leaves from around the house and how he was more energetic than I in the effort.  He removed 2-3 miles of barb wire from the park.  He engineered the bridge for the Eagle Scout project and pushed our drainage projects.  He has spent countless hours killing poison ivy, building, marking and maintaining our trails.  By my estimate, Neil has contributed 2000-3000 volunteer hours to our park.

Tree Lighting Pictures and Thank You 

Posted by Lisa Wednesday, January 14, 2015 3:56:00 PM

The 3rd annual tree lighting was a great success.  Thank you to all who participated.  A special thanks goes to the Marvin Ridge Middle and High School choirs, Chip Cash and John Putnam.  Also, thank you to Jessica Vocke Photography for taking these wonderful pictures.  Enjoy!

http://www.marvinnc.org/new-page-8

Engineering Review Services RFQ 

Request for Qualifications
Posted by Lisa Thursday, January 8, 2015 4:35:00 PM

The Village of Marvin is seeking qualifications from consultants to provide Engineering Review Services in accordance with the terms, conditions, and specifications contained in this Request for Qualifications (RFQ).  Qualifications shall be delivered to Village of Marvin by January 22, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. EST.  Contact Lisa Thompson at 704-843-1680 for more information.

 

 

Magnificent Marvin 

home/design section of the Charlotte Observer
Posted by Lisa Monday, January 5, 2015 11:46:00 AM

Council Calls for Two Public Hearings 

Posted by Melody Wednesday, December 31, 2014 9:11:00 AM

Please take notice that the Marvin Village Council has called for public hearings to be held Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at Banks Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall (10012 New Town Rd.) for the purpose of receiving public comment on:

a.  Temporary Use Permit #14-11404 Allowing a Sales Office to be Located in the Model Home within The Preserve at Marvin Subdivision for 12 Months

b.  Temporary Use Permit #14-11405 Allowing a Construction Trailer to be Located on Site within The Preserve at Marvin Subdivision for 6 Months

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.

Marvin Area Schools Receive High Marks 

Best Public High Schools in NC
Posted by Melody Tuesday, November 18, 2014 8:59:00 AM

Marvin Ridge, Weddington and Cuthbertson High Schools were ranked in the top 15 of the Best Public High Schools in North Carolina.  Marvin Ridge was ranked #5, Weddington #7 and Cuthbertson #14 in the 2015 Niche ranking.

Best Public High Schools ranks 14,431 high schools based on dozens of key statistics and 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents. A high ranking indicates that the school is an exceptional academic institution with a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experience very highly. Click here for more information.

Third Annual Christmas Tree Lighting 

Posted by Lisa Sunday, November 16, 2014 9:16:00 AM

Waxhaw Area Artists Studio Tour 

Nov. 22-23, 2014
Posted by Melody Friday, November 7, 2014 9:45:00 AM

The Waxhaw Arts Council presents the Waxhaw Area Artists Tour, November 22 and 23.  Over 40 artist's studios and galleries will be participating in the event in order to promote art appreciation in Union County.  The tour is free and open to the public and is all set within five miles of downtown Waxhaw, with participating artists in Marvin, Weddington, Mineral Springs and Wesley Chapel. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and noon-5 p.m. on Sunday.

There is a preview night scheduled on Friday, November 21 from 6:30-90 p.m. at Eight Legs Gallery in Waxhaw.  Maps and brochures of the participating artists are available on the Waxhaw Arts Council website.

Click here for additional information.

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