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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.


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.


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.



UC Parks & Rec to Hold 3rd Master Plan Meeting 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:59:00 AM

Union County Parks and Recreation will hold the third public meeting to present the draft Parks and Recreation Comprehensive
Master Plan on Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Union Academy at 675 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Monroe.

Click here for additional information.

Council Special Meeting Location to Move 

Posted by Melody Monday, February 9, 2015 11:27:00 AM

The Village Council special meeting on Tuesday, February 10 at 5 p.m. will be moved to Banks Fellowship Hall due to an anticipated larger meeting audience.  The Council will open the meeting at the Village Hall, and will then recess it immediately to the Fellowship Hall.  Anyone planning to attend the meeting may go directly to the Fellowship Hall.

Call the Village Hall with any questions.

Click here for the special meeting agenda.

Volunteers Needed to Serve on Boards 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, February 3, 2015 1:32:00 PM

The Village Council is seeking volunteers for vacant positions on two volunteer Boards. 

The Parks, Recreation and Greenways Board has one vacant seat.  This is an advisory board that meets the first Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Village Hall.  The Board is charged with the design of park and greenway systems that can be embraced by every member of Marvin’s diverse community; including members of our rural community, our equestrian community and our subdivision communities. The Board uses the Village’s Parks & Greenways Master Plan to steer the parks and greenway progress. 

The Board of Adjustment also has one vacant seat.  This is a quasi-judicial board that interprets Village ordinances and policies for unique situations or special cases related to the Village Zoning Ordinance. The Board meets on an 'as needed' basis.

The Planning Board currently has no vacant seats, but the Council is always interested in hearing from residents who have interest in serving on this Board, especially in case a vacancy arises.  The Planning Board is an Advisory Board that meets monthly on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall. The Board is charged with developing and maintaining a cooperative planning program to benefit the residents of the Village of Marvin. The duties of the Board relate directly to planning and land development.

If you have interest in serving your community as a volunteer Board member, click here for an application and return it to the Village Hall or email it to the Village Clerk.  Call the Village Hall with any questions.

Security Notice/Update *** REVISED 

Posted by Melody Monday, February 2, 2015 1:09:00 PM

*** The Village of Marvin has determined that Kids Come 1st does have CSL (Charitable Solicitation License) status from the NC Secretary of State and is therefore considered a valid charitable organization that meets the qualifications for exemption.  

Registration #EX004792, Exp. 7/15/15

President: Neil Shepherd

The previous security notice concerning Kids Come 1st has been rescinded.

Part-Time Park Position Available 

Posted by Melody Monday, February 2, 2015 1:03:00 PM

Park Maintenance Associate - The Village of Marvin is seeking a part-time Park Employee.  The Park position reports to the Park Manager, Administrator, and members of the Village Council. Responsibilities include parking enforcement, planning, organizing and preparing for small events that may be held at the park.  Other duties include routine, manual maintenance of park landscaped areas and park amenities such as bathrooms, pavilions, playgrounds, trails, and picnic areas. The candidate is responsible for opening or closing the park and daily monitoring.  The candidate must be able to work independently without on-site supervision.  The position requires use of machinery, power tools and hand tools.  The candidate must be at least 18 years old, with a valid North Carolina driver’s license;  Work schedule is flexible; five to seven days a week and up to 5 hours per day.   

Click here for an application.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Mail completed applications to 10004 New Town Rd., Marvin NC 28173 or email to  

2015 Community Garden Plots Available 

Posted by Melody Monday, February 2, 2015 12:50:00 PM

The 2014 Community Garden season has come to a close.  The Village is now taking applications for the 2015 gardening season.  

Our 2015 gardening season begins March 1.  If you would like to reserve a plot, simply complete an application and return it to the Village Hall by February 28 with your payment.  The Marvin Community Garden includes 38 raised 9' x 13' x 11" garden beds.  Our 2014 garden participants have first choice on garden plots. Prices remain the same with a regular plot at $20 and a trellis plot at $30.  There is a maximum of 2 plots per gardener. 

Click here for the community garden application.

Parking rules apply for community gardeners and all gardeners must have a valid parking pass.  

Call the Village Hall with any questions at 704-843-1680.  We look forward to seeing you all at the Marvin Efird Park!


Council Calls for Two Public Hearings 

Posted by Melody Friday, January 30, 2015 3:23:00 PM

The Village Council has called for two public hearings to be held Tuesday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Banks Fellowship Hall (10012 New Town Rd.).  The purpose of the public hearings is to receive public comment on:

  1. Temporary Use Permit #15-11415 to Allow for a Temporary Sales Trailer to be Located at 2012 S. Providence Road for The Courtyards at Marvin Subdivision
  1. Proposed Text Amendments to Chapter Section 151.081 (D) (5) (a, b and c) – Amending Side and Rear Yard Setbacks in Large Tract Subdivisions.

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.

Council Recognizes Outstanding Park Volunteers 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:50:00 PM

The Village Council recognized six area residents as Outstanding Park Volunteers at the Jan. 13 meeting.  The volunteers recognized were:  Andrew Holz, Tony Kuleza, Robert Epps, Mary Sipe, Neil Query and Andy Wortman.

Councilman Openshaw was called upon to recognize the volunteers.  He stated: The people we are recognizing tonight have literally helped to build our community. We have many volunteers at the park. These six have gone well beyond the norm in giving of their efforts, time and often giving financially. They share at least one attribute - they work hard for the benefit of all.  In total, the selfless efforts of these people have not only saved the Village significant money but they have also contributed greatly to our largest community asset, while adding to our sense of community. The rave reviews we receive about the park are due in large part to their efforts.  I thank each of you very much.

He called upon each volunteer and presented a certificate of appreciation.  

Andrew Holz is a Marvin Creek resident and professional stonemason.  He is probably our newest volunteer.  He began by helping our staff members by providing his labor in their many efforts.  Since then, he offered to build the wall in the new recreation area, not only contributing his professional skills but also using his personal tools and equipment and contributing needed materials.  He has come in under budget on the project and has provided more than he promised.

Andy Wortman lives on Waxhaw-Marvin Road and is a member of our Parks, Recreation and Greenways Board.  He is unable to be here tonight because of illness.  Andy volunteered to build the shed and the well house located across from the community garden. The man who delivered the cement for the slab said he had never seen a better prepared site.

Tony Kulesza is a resident of Waxhaw who fairly recently popped up at the park and offered to help out wherever needed. Tony believes in volunteerism and in keeping busy.  He quickly earned his Volunteer pass by helping salvage material from the park house and kept on working for many hour afterward.  I can’t begin to list everything he has helped with, but his main assets are his carpentry skills and his willingness to always lend a strong hand when asked. When the demands of Andy Wortman’s business made him unable to finish the well house, Tony stepped up and finished the project using materials salvaged from the park house. He has also helped us save money on materials and he's offered to drive his truck, to pick up supplies when they were needed.

Robert Epps is a resident of Marvin Estates.  He is a homebuilder and a contractor.  He has been involved with the park from just about its earliest moments.  He donated the weathervane on the barn and has provided expertise, manpower, materials and equipment.  He has been our go-to guy when needed.  He was unable to attend the meeting tonight, but expressed his appreciation to the Council for the recognition and stated that it has been his pleasure to serve the Village and he will continue to do so as needed.

Mary Sipe lives in the Oak Brook neighborhood, where she volunteers her time to their HOA by doing their landscaping. In my opinion, she is the best gardener in the Community Garden and is very helpful to many, providing advice when asked and often weeding and watering the plots of others when necessary.  She offered to landscape the berm by the road to the maintenance building/parking area with perennials. She and her husband Mark prepared the site. Mary procured the plants for the Village at a great price and she has spent many hours watering the perennials to help get them established. We receive many compliments on those plantings.  Mary is also helping to get the area near the gate ready for a wildflower garden. She and Ruth McDevitt have also provided us with suggestions for a landscaping plan throughout the main area of the park.

Neil Query is a resident of Canterfield Creek, where he has been perhaps the main contributor to volunteering for the neighborhood. His list of volunteer efforts at the park is longer than I can recite.  Neil also serves on our Parks, Recreation and Greenways Board.  He was the park's first regular volunteer.  I well remember the day we removed over 5 years’ worth of accumulated leaves from around the house and how he was more energetic than I in the effort.  He removed 2-3 miles of barb wire from the park.  He engineered the bridge for the Eagle Scout project and pushed our drainage projects.  He has spent countless hours killing poison ivy, building, marking and maintaining our trails.  By my estimate, Neil has contributed 2000-3000 volunteer hours to our park.

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