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2016 UCPS Bond Referendum 

Posted by Melody Wednesday, September 14, 2016 11:13:00 AM

On Nov. 8, Union County residents will vote on $54 million in school bonds.  The bond package would provide funding for six school renovation/addition projects and a new transportation facility.  The bond is needed to address safety repairs, stability, the removal of long-term use of mobile classrooms in our schools and build a new transportation facility.  Funding would help UCPS prepare for growth, increase capacity at several schools and move student into brick and mortar classrooms.  The bond will add an additional 88,400 square feet to the UC public schools. 

Click here for general information and a list of the bond projects.

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions.

Dr. Andrew Houlihan Named UCPS Superintendent 

Posted by Melody Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10:58:00 AM

Welcome to Dr. Andrew G. Houlihan, the new superintendent of Union County Public Schools.  Dr. Houlihan was named superintendent by the UCPS Board of Education on July 26, 2016.  He was chosen for his leadership, experience and dedication to students. Before joining UCPS, Dr. Houlihan was chief academic officer for the Houston Independent School District (HISD).  

Dr. Houlihan will be holding a Listening & Learning Tour at each of the UC School clusters.  He will be at Weddington HS on October 18; Marvin Ridge HS on Nov. 3; and Cuthbertson HS on Nov. 14.  He will meet with school employees from 5-6 p.m. and with community members from 6-7 p.m.

Dr. Houlihan’s goal for UCPS is to ensure that all students are producing at the highest level and are being prepared for a quality life and career beyond high school.  His vision for UCPS is to be the best school system in the state and nation.  He is an advocate of teamwork and believes the “collective group” can accomplish goals much better than someone in isolation. He encourages educators to strive toward continual growth and learning, as he believes there is a need for continuous improvement.

Dr. Houlihan’s career in public education began as an elementary school teacher in Wake County 15 years ago. He has served as an elementary school principal (2010-2012) and school support officer (2012-2013) for Houston Independent School District and held other administrative positions in the Austin Independent School District (2007-2010). He has held several cabinet-level positions for HISD since 2013, including chief human resources officer, chief school support officer and chief school officer for major projects. 

Dr. Houlihan earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Elon University in North Carolina, where he was a North Carolina Teaching Fellow. He earned a master’s degree in organization and leadership from Columbia University’s Teachers College (2006) and a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010.

Union County Farmers Market Harvest Celebration! 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, September 6, 2016 4:07:00 PM

Mark your calendars for the UC Farmers Market Harvest Celebration! Saturday, September 17 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Union County Farmers Market.

Features include the 3rd annual Backyard BBQ Contest and the 2nd Annual Cultural Arts & Local Foods Exhibition, as well as tractor rides, cooking demos, games for kids and live music!

Public Involvement Meeting Scheduled for Barcroft Subdivision 

Posted by Melody Wednesday, August 31, 2016 9:58:00 AM

The Village has scheduled two public involvement meetings for an application received by Essex Land Development for a ‘by-right’ subdivision to be named “Barcroft”.  The property site is located at 8517 Bonds Grove Church Road (across from the BelleGrove subdivision) and the parcel identification number is 06-186-017. 

Both PIMs will be held on Monday, September 12, 2016.   The first will be from 2-4 p.m. and will take place on-site.  Parking is available in the driveway on the property.  Access to the property is available through the gate. 

The second PIM will take place from 5-7 p.m. at Village Hall (10004 New Town Road).

The purpose of the PIM is to provide information and solicit public input regarding the proposed plans for the subdivision.  The meeting is designed to allow citizens to view the general design and layout and to ask questions of the applicant and the service providers.  The application is for approximately 27 homes on approximately 41 acres.  The meetings are designed to allow citizens to view existing conditions, general design, and layout concepts, and to answer questions from service providers and the community.  The project site plan for the proposed development will be available on the Village’s website prior to the PIM.  

There is a possibility that a quorum of the following Boards may be present for this PIM: Village Council, Planning Board, Parks, Recreation and Greenways Advisory Board and Design Review Board.  No action will be taken on the part of these boards.

Click here to view the proposed site plan.  

Please note:  The proposed site plans have not been endorsed, reviewed or approved by the Village of Marvin and are subject to change.

 

School is back in Session! 

Posted by Melody Monday, August 29, 2016 12:44:00 PM

Welcome back to students, faculty and Administrator's in the Union County Public Schools!  Schools are back in session, so area roads are busier than ever.  Please be safe and considerate to other drivers.  

School buses are on the roads beginning at 6:30 a.m. through 8:30 a.m. and again from 2-4 p.m.  Click here for a reminder on the NC Laws for stopping for a school bus.

 

Council Proclaims September 17-23 as Constitution Week 

Posted by Melody Friday, August 26, 2016 10:27:00 AM

The Village Council has proclaimed the week September 17-23 as Constitution Week.  This year marks the 60th anniversary of Constitution Week in the US.  The first resolution to observe Constitution Week was made June 14, 1955, by Senator William F. Knowland of California.   Following passage of the resolution by both Houses of Congress, President Eisenhower issued his proclamation on August 19, 1955.

The first observance of Constitution Week was so successful that on January 5, 1956, Senator Knowland introduced a Senate Joint Resolution to have the President designate September 17-23 annually as Constitution Week.   The resolution was adopted on July 23 and signed into Public law 915 on August 2, 1956. 

Click here to view the proclamation.

Village Mayor & Clerk Have Been Locked Up! (for a good cause!) 

Posted by Melody Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:19:00 AM

The Mayor and the Clerk have been hauled away in a police car and locked up! Locked up for a good cause that is!

Joe and Melody are participating in the South Charlotte Lock-Up for MDA. They were hauled away this morning (8/25) and are serving time while trying to raise funds to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harmful effects of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases so they can live longer and grow stronger.

Visit the MDA Lock-up page and search for their names if you would like to contribute.

Village Engineer Completes Subdivision Road Analysis 

Posted by Melody Wednesday, August 24, 2016 3:35:00 PM

As part of the Council's decision to begin accepting subdivision roads for maintenance, the Village Engineer has completed a road condition survey.  This survey will be used in creating the road acceptance policy for all subdivision roads.  The Council plans to begin road maintenance within subdivisions in the spring of 2017.  Once a five-year road acceptance recommendation and policy is approved, these items will be posted to the website.

Click here to view the road condition survey.

Union County Schools Getting Ready for New School Year 

Posted by Melody Wednesday, August 24, 2016 9:16:00 AM

UC Public Schools will kick-off the school year on Monday, August 29.  Buses are already making trial runs through neighborhoods.  Traffic will pick-up substantially on area roads, so please plan accordingly and drive carefully.

The Village of Marvin will continue to hire off-duty Union County deputies to direct traffic for the morning school commute (7 a.m.-9 a.m.) at the Marvin School/New Town/Waxhaw Marvin roads intersections.    The afternoon traffic program has been discontinued so please be prepared for a longer wait at the Marvin Rd./New Town Rd. intersection.  This intersection is maintained by NCDOT, so any concerns about congestion or safety should be addressed to NCDOT.

 

Council Adopts Ordinance to Amend Charter 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:17:00 AM

The Village Council has adopted Ordinance #OR-2016-08-01 - An Ordinance Amending the Village of Marvin Charter Changing the Term of Office for the Mayor from Two Years to Four Years.  The Ordinance was adopted on August 9, 2016.  It does not become effective until 30 days after the date of adoption, unless a referendum petition is filed. The first 4-year term shall be served by the Mayor elected in the 2017 Mayoral election.

Click here to view the ordinance.

 

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