Thursday, December 15, 2016 2:25:00 PM
Being prepared and informed may help you to avoid the messy and often expensive issue of frozen pipes. All types of pipes, when frozen, will build water pressure and can crack. A crack as small as one-eighth of an inch can unleash more than 250 gallons of water a day and cause flooding, high water bills, and serious property damage. Taking the following inexpensive precautions can help protect your home.
Cold Weather Precautions
• Winterize your sprinkler system. You probably haven’t thought about your sprinkler system since the summer ended, but it’s very important to winterize it to ensure there’s no standing water left to freeze. Please call your lawn care professional for this service.
• Use pipe wraps, such as foam insulation, to protect pipes in unheated areas or anywhere they are exposed to freezing temperatures, especially attics, garages and crawl spaces. Insulated pipe wraps are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased at most local home improvement or hardware stores.
• Set your furnace no lower than 55 degrees to prevent pipes from freezing.
• Never let faucets drip outside. Inspect outside faucets. If dripping or leaking, make the necessary repairs or call a plumber before a freeze. Cold weather will freeze a small drip, fill the faucet, and freeze the pipe potentially causing it to burst.
If Your Pipes Freeze or Burst
• Don't risk it. If nothing comes out when you turn on your faucet, call a plumber.
• If you think any of your pipes have frozen and burst, turnoff the water at the main shut-off valve in the house. Your shut-off valve is located where the service line enters your home, usually in a garage or closet.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 2:36:00 PM
Chairwoman Shkut has called for a special meeting of the Planning Board to be held Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall. This special meeting is intended to replace the regularly scheduled Dec. meeting (12/20), which has been cancelled due to a lack of quorum.
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Monday, December 5, 2016 12:21:00 PM
The Village of Marvin seeks qualified applicants for the full-time position of Village Administrator/Senior Planner to carry out the policies of the elected governing body (Mayor and 4-member Council). The successful candidate will be responsible for professional level tasks including, but not limited to: general supervision of departments, budget preparation and modification, providing the Village Council with information on the status of projects and municipal functions, as well as Coordination of the Village’s planning, zoning and subdivision functions to include current and long-range planning, annexation administration, subdivision procedures, and development review. The candidate will be responsible for leading and managing a staff of five employees that deliver quality work. The candidate must demonstrate familiarity in municipal finance, planning, and zoning administration and possess the ability to work effectively with the governing council, staff, and citizens.
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Public Policy or other appropriate field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of three years managerial experience or equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Salary: $50-65K (commensurate with experience and demonstrated skills). Benefits package is provided.
Submit cover letter and résumé to: Village of Marvin; Attn: Melody Graham; 10004 New Town Rd., Marvin NC 28173. Deadline: December 27, 2016. EOE.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 9:30:00 AM
The special Council meeting scheduled for Friday, December 2 at 1 p.m. has been cancelled due to a lack of quorum.
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Friday, November 25, 2016 10:25:00 AM
Mayor Pro Tem Beaty has called for a special Council meeting to discuss Village staffing. The meeting will be held Tuesday, November 29 at 10 a.m. at the Village Hall.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016 9:27:00 AM
The Union County Fire Marshal has issued an open burning ban that prohibits open burning within 100 feet of a structure. This local ban is effective immediately throughout the County and will remain in effect until further notice. Anyone in violation of the open burning ban will be asked to extinguish the fire.
The open burning ban is authorized by the Union County Fire Marshal’s Office per the North Carolina State Building Code, Fire Prevention Code Section 307 to help prevent the potential for increased wildfires due to extremely dry weather conditions within the county. Open burning includes burning of leaves, branches and other plant material, in addition to the use of recreational fires, bonfires and outdoor fireplaces.
The open burning ban does not apply to cooking fires, such as grills or outdoor cookers.
In all cases, it is illegal to burn trash, lumber, tires, newspapers, plastics or other non-vegetative materials. Residents should be especially careful with any potential ignition sources such as cigarettes or sparks from lawn equipment.
The ban on open burning is necessary because of the dry weather conditions and the potential for the increase in human-caused wildfires in the region. As of Nov. 20, there have been 3,021 wildfires affecting more than 19,058 acres on state protected lands across North Carolina this year. In the mountains alone, there have been 1,203 fires that have burned 4,015 acres.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 1:22:00 PM
Representatives from NCDOT will provide an update on the proposed NC 84 - Rea Road Extension project (U-3467) at a Village of Wesley Chapel Council meeting, located at the Wesley Chapel Town Hall on Highway 84, on Tuesday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 6, 2016 9:35:00 AM
The Village Council has agreed to honor long-time Village volunteer, Lanny Openshaw, by naming an area at the Marvin Efird Park in his honor.
Lanny has served the residents of Marvin and Union County as a member of the Planning Board, Council, Parks & Rec Board, as well as a Union County Commissioner. He has volunteered at the park in the role of Park Supervisor and has worked to improve the park since it's purchase.
On Sunday, November 6 at 2 p.m., the cornhole course next to the barn will be officially named 'The Lanny Openshaw Cornhole Course.' The cornhole course idea was conceived by Lanny, constructed by volunteers, and lovingly maintained by Lanny.
The public is cordially invited to attend this ceremony to honor our friend and dedicated public servant.
Friday, October 28, 2016 11:25:00 AM
The Village Council and the Planning Board have both called for a special meeting to be held Wednesday, November 2 at 6 p.m. The meetings will be held off-site at the offices of Shook Kelly and Associates, 2151 Hawkins St, Charlotte. The purpose of both meetings is to hold an informal work session with a planning consultant on the Land Use Plan and the possible Village Center District project.
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Friday, October 28, 2016 11:19:00 AM
The Village Council recessed their 10/27/16 regular work session meeting. The meeting will reconvene on Tuesday, November 1 at 5 p.m. at Banks Fellowship Hall. The only remaining discussion item on the agenda is the Rezoning of Parcels 06-183-011, 06-183-011B, 06-183-011C, 06-156-014A and 06-159-005B from MXCD to ICD-Marvin Gardens. The public hearing on this item was completed. The Council and the applicant will continue the discussion and take possible action at this meeting.
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