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Notice of Public Hearings 

Posted by Melody Wednesday, March 11, 2015 9:20:00 AM

The Village Council has called for three public hearings as follows:

1. Public Hearing to be held Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 5 p.m. at Village Hall for Approval of a Installment Financing Agreement Authorized by NCGS §160A-20

2. Public Hearing to be held Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at Banks Presbyterian Fellowship Hall for Temporary Use Permit #15-11430 for an Earth Day Clean-Up Event at Marvin Efird Park to be held Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

3. Public Hearing to be held Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at Banks Presbyterian Fellowship Hall for Temporary Use Permit #15-11440 for the Annual Spring Movie Night at Marvin Efird Park to be held Friday, May 8, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Click here for the Public Hearing notice.

Notice of Public Involvement Meeting 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, March 10, 2015 1:22:00 PM

The Village of Marvin has scheduled the first of two Public Involvement Meetings for an application received by Regency Centers to rezone property located at the southeast corner of Providence Road and New Town Road (parcel numbers 06-183-011, 06-183-011A, 06-183-011B, 06-183-011C, 06-159-005B) from MX-CD to ICD-Marvin Gardens. The PIM will be held Monday, March 23, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. at Banks Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall (10012 New Town Road).

The purpose of the PIM is to provide information and solicit public input regarding the proposed plans. 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 project site plan for the proposed development is available here

The format of the meeting will include a brief presentation by the applicant beginning at 2 p.m., with the remaining time reserved for general comments, questions and answers. Guests are requested to sign in to participate in the discussion. 

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

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 meeting, please contact the Village Clerk at 704-843-1680 as far in advance as possible so your request can be arranged.  All documents are available for inspection by calling the Village Hall at 704-843-1680.  The Village Hall is open Monday 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and Tuesday – Thursday 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.  

Community Garden Plots Available 

Posted by Melody Monday, March 9, 2015 4:11:00 PM

The Community Garden season began on March 1.  There are 7 garden plots that remain available for interested gardeners.

The Community Gardens include 38 raised beds measuring 9'x13'x11".  The cost for a garden plot is $20 for a regular plot and $30 for a trellis plot.  

Call the Village Hall if you are interested in obtaining a garden plot.

Special Planning Board Meeting - 3/3/15 

Posted by Melody Friday, February 27, 2015 3:27:00 PM

Chairperson Mary Shkut has called for a special meeting of the Planning Board to be held Tuesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall.

Click here for the agenda.

Council Work Session Cancelled - 2/26/2015 

Posted by Melody Thursday, February 26, 2015 11:24:00 AM

The Council work session scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. has been cancelled.

 

Weddington High School News 

Posted by Melody Friday, February 20, 2015 12:58:00 PM

Weddington H.S. earned a school performance grade of A on the NC School Report Card released by the NC Department of Public Instruction! Way to go Warriors!

The women's 4 x 100 Indoor Track Team was named the 3A State Champions for the second year in a row!

The men's 4 x 8 Indoor Track Team was named the 3A State Champions!

Marvin Ridge High School News 

Posted by Melody Friday, February 20, 2015 12:48:00 PM
Marvin Ridge High School Earns an "A" in New School Performance Grading System

Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, per legislation, school performance grades of (A-F) based on test scores, and for high schools, additional indicators that measure college and career readiness, are being reported. In this new grading system, Marvin Ridge High School achieved an overall score of 91%, which equates to an A letter grade in the state’s rating scale. Only 5% (132 schools) of the more than 2000 schools in the state have achieved an overall letter grade of an A, based on data from the 2013-14 school year! Way to go Mavericks!

State 3A Champions

The men's and women's Indoor Track Teams were named as the State 3A Champions in Indoor Track and Field for the second year in a row!

The women's Swimming and Diving team were named the State 3A Champions for the second year in a row!

 

Village Seeking Planner/Code Enforcement Officer 

Posted by Melody Wednesday, February 18, 2015 11:36:00 AM

The Village of Marvin is seeking an experienced full-time Planner to perform highly responsible professional planning functions relating to land use, zoning code, subdivision, annexation and development review.  

Click here for the job description.

Click here for an application.

 

Planning Board Meeting Cancelled 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:53:00 AM

The Planning Board meeting scheduled for tonight (2/17/15) has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Village of Marvin Discusses Roundabouts versus signalized intersection at Marvin School Road, Waxhaw Marvin Road at New Town Road 

Posted by Lisa Friday, February 13, 2015 1:04:00 PM

The Village Council held a discussion with NCDOT Division 10 traffic engineer, Sean Epperson at a special meeting February 10, 2015.  Mr. Epperson presented a slide show that covered various topics such as safety, capacity, peak-hour analysis, costs and aesthetics of roundabouts versus the signalized intersection.  The following is a summary of the discussion.

SAFETY - Modern roundabouts increase safety mainly by reducing conflict points.  A conflict point is where two different vehicular paths either merge or split, or cross.  There are 32 non-pedestrian conflict points at conventional intersection and only 8 at a roundabout.  Entering traffic always yields to the circulating roadway.  Speeds are kept low, so if there is an accident it’s not high-impact versus rushing through a signal. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPACITY AND OPERATION - For many locations, a roundabout will handle peak hour traffic better than a traffic signal.  In off-peak periods with low traffic volumes on a main road, a roundabout will be more efficient, because a driver entering from the side street can proceed without stopping.  At a signal, that driver would need to wait about ten seconds for the signal to clear (yellow and red) from the main street and then give the green signal to the side street.  Roundabouts are not just for intersections with relatively low traffic.  A single lane roundabout can process over 20,000 vehicles per day, while a multi-lane roundabout can handle over 40,000.

 

The chart above is an intersection analysis at Waxhaw Marvin Road and Marvin School Road.  It shows that the two single-lane roundabout option provides a much better Level of Service (LOS), lower delay and shorter queue length than a 4-leg intersection option.  At 122% of existing volumes or 10+years, a second westbound thru lane will be needed.    The Village will plan ahead to acquire the necessary right of way so a through lane can be added when needed at minimal cost.

AESTHETICS – Two single lane roundabouts will make a visually pleasing entry into the historic area of Marvin.  Marvin’s greenway master plan shows a greenway connecting the existing ‘Marvin Loop’ with Waxhaw Marvin Road and eventually to the Marvin Ridge Middle and High School. The roundabout will provide a safer crossing area for pedestrians and bicyclist.  Additionally, the new proposed land use plan shows mixed uses or community type uses in this area. The two single lane roundabouts can be landscaped and brand the Village Center.  It allows Marvin to create an identity for itself.

Above, is a draft design for the Marvin School Road and Waxhaw Marvin Road intersections.  The roundabout locations will be adjusted to take advantage of vacant parcels and to avoid utility conflicts.  The Waxhaw Marvin Road roundabout will be built so it can be modified to accommodate a second westbound thru lane with minimal existing infrastructure impacted.  Both roundabouts will include a dual lane entry from both directions on New Town Road.

COST

The cost of construction for a roundabout is about $400,000, not including any additional right-of-way acquisition.  While the upfront cost of this type of improvement is higher than a typical signal installation, which is about $100,000, maintenance costs are much lower, with no significant costs beyond typical pavement maintenance and mowing and future improvements are less than improvements to a signalized intersection .  In the long term, roundabouts are less expensive than signals. If turn lane construction is necessary, a roundabout often will be cheaper to build than a traditional intersection, both in retrofits or in new construction.

The Village of Marvin has budgeted $200,000 for this project.  Toll Brothers is funding up to $500,000.00 and the State is contributing $500,000.00.  Additional funding needs will come from the State’s Spot Safety Fund due to the number of crashes at these intersections combined.

TIMELINE

The initial timeline given was to complete design and right of way acquisition throughout 2015.  Construction would be planned to begin in the summer of 2016.  NCDOT prefers to perform construction of roundabouts in the summer months to avoid road closures during the school year.  The Village is working in conjunction with NCDOT to try to make this a summer/early fall 2015 project.

 

 

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