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November Referendum Quick Facts: 

Posted by Marvin Clerk Monday, October 19, 2020 11:35:00 AM
Q: What is a Charter? Are changes permanent?
A: Charters set up the basic functions and services of the municipality when they initially incorporate as a community such as the number of elected officials and their terms; partisan or nonpartisan elections; districts or at large elected officials; the structure of how the organization functions; etc. Changes are intended to be permanent or used until their intended use no longer serves purpose. Charter changes can be changed within two years the after the beginning of the term of the officers elected.

Q: Why change the Charter now?
A: The needs of the community have changed. When Marvin incorporated in 1994, there were 274 citizens; now, there are over 7,000 residents. Marvin’s population has increased over 2500% over the last 26 years (yes you read right). The Council believes this growth warrant changes for greater effectiveness and efficiencies.

Q: How long has the current board considered these changes?  
A: Charter changes have been publicly discussed since February 2020.


For more information, please contact:
Christina Amos
Village Administrator

(704) 843-1680, ext. 101
administrator@marvinnc.org

 
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Planning Board Meeting 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:30pm
Posted by Marvin Clerk Friday, October 16, 2020 12:29:00 PM

Planning Board Meeting
(Agenda Items Subject to Change)

 

Meeting Date:
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:30pm

Location:
Village Hall
10004 New Town Rd
Marvin, NC 28173

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

Dear Residents,

The Planning Board will hold its monthly meeting at Village Hall and virtually via Webex on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:30pm due to the COVID-19 health crisis.
Click Here for the Agenda Packet
Public comment will be available. If you wish to speak virtually, please contact the Village Clerk by email at clerk@marvinnc.org or by phone at (704) 627-2018 to sign up. You may also send your public comments to the Village Clerk to be part of the meeting minutes.
In order to attend the meeting virtually, use the information below:
  • Computer Users: Click Here
  • Smart Phone Users: Download the Webex app. Enter the meeting number, your name and email address, and then the meeting password.
  • To Dial in By Phone: Dial 1-415-355-0001 and enter the meeting number and password.
  • Meeting Number (Access Code): 126 452 5905
  • Meeting Password: Vom1020 (8661020 for Phones)
Thanks,
Austin W. Yow
Village Clerk & Assistant to the Administrator
Village of Marvin, North Carolina


This notice is issued on this 16th Day of October 2020 pursuant to the laws of NCGS 143-318.12(a)(b). Contact the Village Clerk at (704) 627-2018 for additional information.
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Tax Bills Have Been Mailed Out 

Posted by Marvin Clerk Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:16:00 AM
Property tax bills for 2020 have already been issued. On July 1, 2020, the property tax rate for the Village of Marvin increased by $0.01 per $100 of assessed value. The current tax rate is $0.06 per $100 of assessed value.
 
This increase was adopted to facilitate the hiring of a second police officer to better ensure the public safety. According to the results of last year's Resident Survey, 68 percent of Marvin residents supported hiring an additional Deputy Sheriff.

Payments can be made by check, online, or in cash. See below for instructions:

Check: Checks should be made payable to "Village of Marvin" and our mailing address is:
10004 New Town Rd
Marvin, NC 28173

Online: Payments can be made online at www.marvinnc.org. Residents paying by credit card should be aware that there is an additional 3% fee for paying with a credit card. 

Cash: Residents paying with cash must contact Nancy Schneeberger, Village Tax Collector, by phone at (704) 843-1680 or by email at tax@marvinnc.org to set up an appointment. 
 
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Resumption of Notary Public Services 

Posted by Marvin Clerk Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:15:00 AM

The Village of Marvin has resumed offering Notary Public services to the public. Our Notary Public on staff is Austin W. Yow, Village Clerk & Assistant to the Administrator. Please email Austin at clerk@marvinnc.org or call (704) 627-2018 to schedule an appointment.

NOTE: I AM NOT AN ATTORNEY LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, AND I MAY NOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE OR ACCEPT FEES FOR LEGAL ADVICE.

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Election Referendum: Forms of Government 

Posted by Marvin Clerk Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:49:00 PM
From the Office of the Village of Marvin Administrator

Election Referendum:
Forms of Government

Q: What are the differences between a Mayor-Council and Manager-Council Form of Government? 
A: In the Mayor-Council form of government, the governing board is responsible for both policy making and day-to-day administration.  In the Council-Manager form, the governing board is responsible for policy making while the manager is responsible for implementing such policies through day-to-day administration.  One major difference involves personnel. In a Mayor-Council form, the Village Council has the power to hire and fire employees.  In the Manager-Council form, the manager has the power to hire and fire employees.  According to the North Carolina League of Municipalities and the UNC School of Government (both professional governmental organizations), the following bullet points are general considerations for both:

Mayor-Council form (the Village’s current form)
  • Generally, these forms of government are for smaller organizations where the Mayor is typically used to carry out day to day tasks because there are very few services, staff, or citizens. All staff in this form work directly for the council (not the person that is monitoring their day to day activities). This system can result in high turnover during election years.
Manager-Council Form of Government (proposed form on the ballot)
  • A professional/educated manager, often with more relevant training and experience compared to a Mayor, is selected by the elected body and is responsible for daily operations including oversight of all employees. This supervision generally allows more clear direction and efficient operations. This form is common in municipalities over 5,000 in population. The Manager is usually a member of a highly ethical association such as the International City/County Managers Association and are bound and monitored by a strict code of ethics.
Q: Would the Village have to hire a new "manager" if the form of government changes?
A:  No, the current Administrator's title would change from Village Administrator to Village Manager.

Q: How common is the Council-Manager form of government in North Carolina?
A: Very common! Over 88% of municipalities in NC with a population size of 5,000-10,000, which is comparable to the Village of Marvin (population 7,200), have a Manager-Council form.
 
Marvin is one of only seven municipalities in NC within this population range that still have the Mayor-Council form.
Source: Nelson, Kimberly. 2020. “NC Cities 5000 to 10K.” UNC School of Government. www.sog.unc.edu
Sample Ballot
This decision will be before residents of the Village of Marvin on the November 3, 2020 general election ballot. The ballot question will be similar to the following:
 
Shall the ordinance changing the Village of Marvin form of government from a Mayor-Council to a Council-Manager be approved?
____Yes
____ No
 
For more information, please contact:
Christina Amos
Village Administrator
Phone: 704-843-1680 ext. 101
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Drive Carefully 

Posted by Marvin Clerk Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:46:00 PM

While driving through the Village, please watch for pedestrians and children at play. Be cognizant of pedestrians who may be crossing roadways near neighborhoods, schools, and walking trails.

By driving safely, we all help make our communities safer.

Opening of Publix 

Posted by Marvin Clerk Monday, October 12, 2020 10:12:00 AM

Dear Residents,

There has been some confusion regarding the opening of Publix at Marvin Gardens. The Grand Opening Ceremony is not when Publix will be open to the public. Publix will be open to the public on Wednesday, October 21 at 7am.

Tuesday, October 20 at 1-2pm: Grand Opening Ceremony with some members of the Village Council in attendance.

Wednesday, October 21 at 7am: Publix opens to the public.

Advisory Board Vacancies 

Posted by Marvin Clerk Monday, October 12, 2020 10:08:00 AM

We hope you will consider getting involved in the community by serving on one of the Village's advisory boards. Currently, there are two vacant alternate seats on the Board of Adjustments.

Attention Younger Residents: Please volunteer! Serving on advisory boards is a great way to develop a resume and contribute to the community!

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November Referendum Quick Fact: 

Posted by Marvin Clerk Monday, October 12, 2020 9:55:00 AM

Q: What are key takeaways for the Mayoral Vote for citizens to consider?
A:  Because the Mayor currently only votes in the case of a tie, his/her votes cannot be used in certain situations because they don’t always vote which could prolong public business. Voters should consider the transparency and accountability that could result from knowing the Mayoral vote; as well as how efficiencies in governmental actions could be promoted. Voters should also consider the Mayor leading discussion while also voting.

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Public Notice - Village Council Regular Meeting 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 6:30pm
Posted by Marvin Clerk Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:48:00 PM

Village Council Regular Meeting
(Agenda Items Subject to Change)

 

Meeting Date:
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 6:30pm
Location:
Village Hall
10004 New Town Rd
Marvin, NC 28173

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

Dear Residents,

The Village Council will hold its monthly regular meeting at Village Hall and virtually via Webex on Tuesday, October 13 at 6:30pm due to the COVID-19 health crisis.
Click Here for the Agenda Packet
Public comment will be available. If you wish to speak virtually, please contact the Village Clerk by email at clerk@marvinnc.org or by phone at (704) 627-2018 to sign up. You may also send your public comments to the Village Clerk to be part of the meeting minutes.
NOTE: For any scheduled Public Hearing, citizens have the right to submit a public comment in written form between the time of the official public notice and 24 hours after the conclusion of the public hearing.
In order to attend the meeting virtually, use the information below:
  • Computer Users: Click Here
  • Smart Phone Users: Download the Webex app. Enter the meeting number, your name and email address, and then the meeting password.
  • To Dial in By Phone: Dial 1-415-355-0001 and enter the meeting number and password.
  • Meeting Number (Access Code): 126 742 6032
  • Meeting Password: Vom1013 (8661013 for Phones)
Thanks,
Austin W. Yow
Village Clerk & Assistant to the Administrator
Village of Marvin, North Carolina


This notice is issued on this 8th day of October 2020 pursuant to the laws of NCGS 143-318.12(a)(b). Contact the Village Clerk at (704) 627-2018 for additional information.
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