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Union County Tax Bills are in the Mail 

Posted by Melody Wednesday, August 12, 2015 9:39:00 AM

The Union County Tax Office will send out the 2015 annual property tax bills in mid-August.  Tax bills are mailed directly to individuals who pay the bill – either property owners or mortgage companies with which taxes are escrowed. This year, for the first time, the Tax Office will send a courtesy notice to the approximately 37,000 property owners who escrow their property taxes with their mortgage that will indicate the tax liability.  Click here for additional information on Union County taxes.

Marvin residents should expect the municipal tax bills in mid-September.

Security Alert! 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, August 11, 2015 9:34:00 AM

Deputy Swan advises that there have been a rash of vehicle break-ins in the Marvin area over the past few nights.  He recommends that you ensure your car doors are locked and that all valuables are removed.  Also make sure your garage doors are closed, even if you are at home.

Union County Recreation Treasure Map! 

Posted by Melody Monday, August 10, 2015 11:03:00 AM

Union County Parks & Recreation Department has created a webpage to help residents plan a variety of ways to enjoy nature and recreation.  The Recreation Treasure Map shows parks, greenways, farmers markets, libraries, etc. located across the County.  In addition, they have included a page called 'Exciting Day Trips' to help plan trips outside of Union County. This is a great tool to assist Union County residents to get out and enjoy nature!

Council Calls for Public Hearings to be held August 11 

Posted by Melody Monday, July 27, 2015 3:59:00 PM

The Marvin Village Council has called for public hearings to be held Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at Banks Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall for the purpose of receiving public comment on the following:

  1. Proposed Text Amendments to Chapter 151.051 (B) Temporary Uses and Structures (Addresses construction trailer and/or sales trailer development sites upon trailer removal)
  1. Proposed Text Amendments to Chapter 150.012 to add (B)(3) Centralized Box Units (Require the location and screening of centralized and cluster box units to be identified on construction plans)

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.

 

National Night Out - August 4, 2015 

Posted by Lisa Wednesday, July 22, 2015 9:40:00 AM

Tri Ballantyne - Impact to Local Roads 

Posted by Melody Thursday, July 9, 2015 10:10:00 AM

The Morrison Family YMCA hosts the 6th annual Adult and Kids' Tri Ballantyne and Tri! Fest on Saturday, July 18.  The day-long triathlon is open to the entire community.  It begins at 7 a.m. with a 300 yard swim in the outdoor pool, 12.7 mile bike ride through Blakeney and Union County and a 5k run through the Ballantyne area.

Traffic Advisory:  Motorists are encouraged to avoid Rea Road (southbound), Crane Road, New Town Road (west bound), Marvin Road (north bound), Providence Road West and Community House Roads between the hours of 7:00AM – 11:00AM. Click here for additional event information, course maps and registration details.

Press Release

Bike Course Road Map

 

Firework Safety Tips! 

Posted by Melody Thursday, July 2, 2015 11:16:00 AM

As the 4th of July quickly approaches, many of us begin to think about barbecues, parades, block parties, and obviously, fireworks!

Unfortunately, along with these beautiful displays comes the danger. If not used properly, fireworks can be dangerous especially when fire conditions are extreme. As severe drought continues to plague several regions nationwide increasing the threat of wildfires, it is important to celebrate the 4th of July in the safest way possible.

5 Firework Safety Tips and Resources:

  • Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.  NC has restrictive laws pertaining to fireworks. Click here  to read about what fireworks are legal in NC
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and that they could pose a danger to consumers.
  • Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees - hot enough to melt some metals.

One Final Tip...Make a pre-determined meeting place in case you get separated during a 4th of July event!

Click here to learn more on fireworks safety!

Click here to see where there are planned July 4th fireworks. 

 

Council Calls for Public Hearings to be held July 9 

Posted by Melody Friday, June 26, 2015 1:48:00 PM

Please take notice that the Marvin Village Council has called for public hearings to be held Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at Banks Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall for the purpose of receiving public comment on the following:

  1. Proposed Text Amendments the Tree Ordinance Chapter 93.05  Enforcement and Administrative Responsibilities (E), Chapter 93.20 General Provisions (A)(B)(C) and (F), Chapter 93.50 Site Plans and Subdivision Plats (A) and (B)(2) and Proposed Text Amendment to the Subdivision Ordinance Chapter 150.103 Land Development Permit adding new Section (C)
  2. Proposed Text Amendments to Chapter 151.046 Screening and Landscaping (to prohibit landscape easements being on individually owned lots within a subdivision)
  3.  Proposed Text Amendments to Chapter 150.066 (D) Streets and Roads (to require cul-de-sacs and other dead end streets to terminate a minimum distance from the perimeter of the development)
  4. Temporary Use Permit #15-11507 For National Night Out and Marvin Movie Night to be held at Marvin Efird Park on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 from 6-10:30 p.m.

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.

Congratulations to MRHS Class of 2015 

Posted by Melody Wednesday, June 17, 2015 8:43:00 AM

Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

Congratulations to the Marvin Ridge High School Class of 2015! 371 seniors graduated on June 12.  This is the largest class to date in the school history.  

Stats on the Class of 2015: 

-330 students are planning on attending a four year college or university

-38 students are planning on attending a two year community college

-2 students have enlisted in the military

-1 student is entering the workforce

-1 student has drafted directly into Major League Baseball - Congrats to Max Wotell (click here for story on Max)!

The Class of 2015 has reported earning 390 scholarships worth $21, 989, 736, a record-breaking total. Best of luck to all members of the class in your future endeavors!

Marvin Approves the 2015/2016 Budget 

Posted by Lisa Wednesday, June 10, 2015 10:37:00 AM

The Fiscal Year 2015-2016 General Fund Budget was presented to the Village Council and approved June 9, 2015.  Some highlights to note in the budget are as follows:

  1. With a county wide revaluation of property values, budgeted property taxes are estimated to be down from the current year budget by approximately $21,000 or 4% of current year budgeted property taxes.  Although the revenue neutral tax rate has been calculated to be 5.69 cents per $100, due to the overall tax base decreasing from the current year,  the Village of Marvin tax rate will remain at 5 cents per $100 for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, as it has been since the 2006-2007 budget year.
  2. Budgeted revenues for the year total $1,097,075. Despite the deficit in property taxes, this represents a 2% increase over the current year budgeted revenues excluding fund balance appropriations.  This increase is expected to come from motor vehicle tax, sales and use tax, and alcohol beverage tax.
  3. Budgeted expenditures for the year total $846,900 which is a less than half a percent increase over the current year budgeted expenditures, and appropriations to fund balance for capital projects totals $250,175, for a grand total of $1,097,075. 
  4. Salaries and benefits, which include health insurance, retirement, and payroll taxes and fees, for the VOM employees including the park employees, but excluding stipends, represents 24% of the total expenditures and appropriations. This is a 4% less than the current year percentage and 8% less than the 2011-2012 percentage.
  5. Park revenue is expected to be up 22% from the current year budget, stemming mostly from non-resident parking passes. Park expenditures budget is down 3% from the current year budget.  The combination of these two results in the cost of net park operations to be down 9% from the current year budget.
  6. Appropriations to fund balance include assignments for capital projects which include road maintenance, loop and greenway maintenance as well as expansion, capital asset replacement, land acquisition, intersection and traffic improvements, and reserves. Which projects might be undertaken in the next budget year will be discussed at the Capital Improvement Plan meeting next month, and a separate capital projects budget can be adopted for those projects.

Click here to view the 2015-2016 Budget Ordinance - OR-2015-06-01

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