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Burning Ban Issued for Union County 

Posted by Melody 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.

Rea Road Extension Project Update 

Posted by Melody 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.


Naming Event at Marvin Efird Park to Honor Lanny Openshaw 

Posted by Melody 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.


Council and Planning Board to Hold Special Meetings 

Posted by Melody 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. 

Click here to view the Council Special Meeting Agenda.

Click here to view the Planning Board Special Meeting Agenda.


Council Meeting Recessed 

Posted by Melody 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.

Click here to view the agenda.

Notice of Possible Quorum of Council 

Posted by Melody Friday, October 28, 2016 11:18:00 AM

Please take notice:  Members of the Village Council will be attending a luncheon today (Friday, October 28, 2016) at the home of a Marvin resident.  There is a possibility of quorum of the Council at this luncheon, however this is a purely social event and no Village business will be conducted and no action will be taken. 

Call the Village Hall with any questions.




One-Stop Voting for November 8 2016 Election 

Posted by Melody Friday, October 14, 2016 10:12:00 AM

Early voting for the Nov. 8 Election begins on Thursday, October 20 and runs through November 5.  Polls are open 10 a.m.-7 pm. Monday-Friday and 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays.

Click here to view the One-Stop Voting Locations.

Click here to visit the UC Board of Elections website.


October Proclaimed as Domestic Violence Awareness Month 

Posted by Melody Wednesday, October 12, 2016 3:27:00 PM

The Village Council has proclaimed October 2016 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Click here to view the proclamation.

Council Calls for Public Hearings October 27 

Posted by Melody Wednesday, October 12, 2016 3:23:00 PM

The Village Council has called for public hearings to be held on Thursday, October 27 at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Banks Fellowship Hall.  The purpose of the public hearings is as follows:

  1. Proposed text amendments to Title XI: Business Regulations, adding a new Chapter 110 Panhandling, Begging, Solicitation and Canvassing. This public hearing will be held at 5 p.m.
  1. Proposed text amendments to Sections 150.015, 150.061, 150.062, 150.066 to define and reference the Marvin Engineering Standards and Procedures Manual and to amend various subsections for streets and roads. This public hearing will be held at 5 p.m.
  1. Temporary Use Permit #16-11779 for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting to be held Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Marvin Efird Park.  This public hearing will be held at 5 p.m.
  1. Rezoning of parcels located on the southeast corner of Providence and New Town roads (parcel numbers 06-183-011, 06-183-011B, 06-183-011C, 06-156-014A and 06-159-005B) from MXCD to ICD-Marvin Gardens (approximately 38.70 acres of land).  The rezoning is proposed to allow for a commercial center and single family, age-restricted home development.  This public hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Click here to view the public hearing notice.


Village Council Meeting Location Change 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:00:00 PM

The Village Council will hold their regular October meeting (Tuesday, Oct. 11) at the Village Hall.  The meeting will be called to order at Banks Fellowship Hall, then immediately recessed to the Village Hall.  If you are planning to attend the meeting, please go directly to the Village Hall.

Call the Village Hall with any questions.


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