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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

Habitat for Humanity Wants Your Latex Paint! 

Posted by Melody Monday, June 8, 2015 3:55:00 PM

Habitat for Humanity, in conjunction with Union County Public Works, is holding a public service paint drive.  On July 11 from 8 a.m.-noon, you are invited to drop off leftover/extra latex paint.  It will be used by the organization to help others in our community.

Guidelines for the paint donation are:

  • Latex paint must be less than 3 years old
  • All paint cans must have secure lids
  • Paint must not have any solidification
  • Paint containers must be at least half full
  • No leaking or rusty cans

** Paint not meeting these criteria will not be accepted.

Paint may be dropped at the Union County Solid Waste Facility and Transfer Station, 2125 Austin Chaney Rd., Wingate

Click here for an informational brochure.

Marvin Ridge HS Baseball Wins 3A State Chapionship 

Posted by Melody Monday, June 8, 2015 10:35:00 AM

Marvin Ridge baseball won the State 3A Championship this past weekend 7-3 with a win over Pikeville Aycock.  Congratulations to Coach Minnitt and the team on a great season.

In the past 19 months, Marvin Ridge sports teams have won 10 state championships. Baseball joins mens' soccer, womens’ swimming (2), mens' track (2), womens' track, mens’ and womens’ indoor track and mens’ tennis with state title hardware.

Congratulations to all the hardworking team members of the Marvin Ridge HS athletic department!

Read more here:

Municipal Candidates' 2015 Filing Period 

Posted by Melody Thursday, June 4, 2015 9:40:00 AM

Election day for municipal elections will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2015.  The 2015 Municipal Candidates filing period begins on Monday, July 6 at 8 a.m. and ends on Friday, July 17 at noon in the Board of Elections office at 316B East Windsor Street, Monroe. Click here for the UC Board of Elections page.  

The Village of Marvin will have three seats on the ballot.  The Office of Mayor is a two-year term.  In addition, there are two Council seats on the ballot.  Both are for four-year terms.

Filing Information

Open Seat Information



Marvin Ridge HS Men's Lacrosse Places 2nd in State Championships 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, June 2, 2015 9:30:00 AM

The Marvin Ridge HS Men’s Lacrosse team made it to the State Championships 1A/2A/3A finals for a second year in a row!  They lost a tough game to Cardinal Gibbons HS in overtime by a score of 13-12.  Congratulations to these hardworking young men on an outstanding season.

UC Public Library Summer Reading Challenge 

Posted by Melody Thursday, May 28, 2015 3:33:00 PM

Union County Public Library hosts the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge.  

The kids challenge (0-5th grade) is called 'Every Hero Has A Story' and runs from May 18-August 15.

The teen challenge (6th-12th grade) is called 'Unmask!' and runs from May 18-August 15.

The Adult challenge is called 'Escape the Ordinary' and runs from May 30-July 31.

Click here for the UC Public Library.

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