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How do I apply for employment with the Village of Marvin?

You may view current employment opportunities by clicking on "Employment Opportunities" under the "Resources" tab or by clicking on "Apply for a Job" under the "How Do I" tab.

Be sure to complete the employment application and follow the submittal instructions that accompany each job description.

Alternatively, you may apply in person during business hours, 10am-2pm, Monday through Thursday at Marvin Village Hall.

How do I contact the Village?

To contact the Village, you may:

  • Use the "Contact the Village" form listed under the "How Do I" tab for general inquiries.
  • Use the "Report a Concern" form listed on the home page and under the "How Do I" tab to report a pressing issue.
  • Call Marvin Village Hall at (704) 843-1680.
  • Use the "Staff Directory" page listed under the "Government" tab to access additional phone numbers and position titles for staff members.
  • Use the "Village Council" and board pages under the "Government" tab to access contact information for Council and Board members.
How do I pay online?

To pay online, you may click "Pay Online" listed under the "How Do I" tab. You may also pay online from the Taxes and Facility Rentals page.

How do I submit a public records request?

To submit a public records request, please download and complete the public records request form from the "Documents & Forms" page listed under the "Resources" page.

Once completed, please submit the forms to the Clerk's Office online though the "Contact the Village" page or in person during business hours, 10am-2pm Monday through Thursday.

I'm new to Marvin. Who do I contact for garbage, street lights, water/sewer, etc.?

New residents should review our New Resident Information and Utilities pages. The pages are not all-inclusive, but are maintained to help new residents settle in. Additionally, there are many other helpful pages under the "Resources" tab.

I have a concern about potential plans that the Village Council is discussing. What is the best way for me to contact council members?

The Village Council is very interested in hearing your thoughts and concerns. You may attend any public meeting and sign up to speak at any public comment segment. You do not have to live in Marvin to attend or sign up to speak at a public meeting.

Additionally, if you are a Marvin resident, you may stop by the Village Hall during "Coffee with Council" sessions and talk with council members.

Where may I find meeting documents?

Meeting documents, including agenda packets, adopted minutes, and recordings for each board are available online on each board's respective page under the "Government" tab.

These documents are also availble for inspection and replication at Marvin Village Hall during business hours, 10am-2pm Monday through Friday.

Please contact the Clerk's Office if you wish to submit a public records request to review or receive copies of meeting documents not provided online.

NOTE: Pre-2020 agenda packets have exceeded their required retention and are no longer available.

Why are some minutes not posted online?

Only adopted minutes are posted online. The Village Council usually reviews meeting minutes at their work session meetings and adopts them at the following regular meeting.

All Boards and Committees usually adopt their minutes at their next scheduled meeting.

NOTE: Draft minutes and minutes for earlier meetings not listed online are available from the Clerk's Office. Please contact the Clerk's Office if you wish submit a public records request to inspect or receive copies of these documents.

How do I check if my property taxes have been paid?

For Village of Marvin Property Taxes: Those needing to view tax records may do so through the Village of Marvin, NC MyGovHub tax lookup page. To view records, you must:

  • Create a Profile
  • Add Account using the Property Address or Property ID (parcel # without dashes) exactly as it appears on your tax bill

View Tax Records

For Union County Property Taxes: Please click the link below to be transferred the Union County Tax Administration website.

Union County Tax Administration Website

Note: As of July 1, 2021, Union County will begin collecting all taxes for the Village of Marvin.

How do I annex into Marvin?

To annex into Marvin, please:

  1. Download and complete an Annexation Petition from the "Annexation" or "Documents & Forms" pages listed under the "Resources" tab.
  2. Attach a copy of your General Warranty Deed (to prove property ownership).
  3. Submit the documents to the Village Clerk's Office online through the "Contact the Village" form under the "How Do I" tab or in person during business hours, 10am-2pm Monday through Friday.
  4. After submittal, Village Staff will finish the rest of the process.
What are the benefits of annexing into Marvin?

Benefits of annexation include:

  • Public Safety Coverage - Marvin residents receive faster response times than those in unincorporated areas.
  • Traffic Mitigation - The Village of Marvin has dedicated time and resources into working to combat traffic problems arising from neighboring communities.
  • Low Taxes - Marvin's property tax rate is $0.06, which is much lower than neighboring municipalities, such as Waxhaw.
  • Inclusive Disconnected Rates on Services such as Solid Waste and Recycling - The Village is moving forward with establishing solid waste and recycling services as a municipal service, meaning that the Village would contract with one provider for the area and ensure a better quality service at a lower cost.
  • Sense of Community - Being part of Marvin means being part of something greater than yourself. Marvin residents are able to volunteer on advisory boards and may run for local political office.
  • Representation - By being part of Marvin, you will will have the influence of the Village Council and Government working on issues that are important to you at both the local and state level.
  • Zoning - The Village restricts zoning to prevent high density development from occuring within its boundaries.
  • Free and Special Use of Amenities - These benefits include lower prices on facility rentals at Marvin Efird Park, as well as access to special events, and inclusion into Marvin's trail network.
What is does it mean to be incorporated or unincorporated?

Unincorporated means a property does not belong in a defined community (such as Marvin, Waxhaw, Weddington, etc.). These property owners are solely Union County residents.

Incorporated means the property is within a defined municipal inclusive boundary that has greater benefits and belongs to a defined community (like Marvin). These property owners pay a small tax for inclusion.

What is Marvin’s tax rate compared to neighboring municipalities?

Marvin’s tax rate is 6 cents per $100 of assessed value, whereas Charlotte and Waxhaw’s rates are 34 cents and 38 cents respectively. For the average Marvin resident, that’s only $400 a year!

What is voluntary annexation?

Voluntary annexation is when a property owner or group of property owners in an unincorporated area want to voluntarily be a part of an incorporated jurisdiction (a city, town, or village). There is a process to follow to make annexations official, but it is a completely voluntary process.

Will Marvin take away our neighborhood gates if we annex?

No, all gates would be taken in as a nonconforming use and will still be allowed. If a Homeowners Association requests the Village to take over ownership of their streets, State law prohibits the use of gates on public roads; therefore, as long as no such requests are made, gates would still be allowed under a nonconforming use.

Can I bring alcohol to an event at the park?

Yes, beer and wine (no hard alcohol/liquor) is allowed at your event only if you complete the Alcohol Waiver form and submit with your rental application prior to your event.

Can I rent the Barn or Picnic Shelter if I'm not a resident of Marvin?

Yes, everyone may request to reserve the barn or picnic shelter. All rentals require a refundable security deposit and the rental rates are lower if you are a Marvin resident.

Complete a rental application form and return it to the Village with cash or check for security deposit to secure your date and time.

Can I enter Marvin-Efird Park if I'm not a resident of Marvin?

Yes, the Marvin-Efird Park is a public park. Parking passes are not required unless you are using the park for business purposes.

Click Here for More information on Professional Access Passes.

How do I get a Professional Access Pass?

Professional accesss passes are sold to those wishing to use the Park for business purposes, such as photographers. Those needing to purchase a pass must complete the application and pay the required fee. A single day pass is $50, while an annual pass is $250.

The application can be found on the "Marvin Efird Park" page under the "Government" tab, as well as on the "Documents & Forms" page under the "Resources" tab. Passes may be purchased in person at Village Hall with cash or by check. Passes may also be purchased online by credit card.

 

How much will these services cost vs. how much we pay now? How will we pay for services?

$244/year; an annual savings to Marvin residents of over $110/year![i] The first year will be prorated at $61/year for April, May, and June of 2022. The annual fee will be on your tax bills that come out this fall. This fee will be reassessed annually.

[i] Average residential rate is $372-$336 per year based off current residential rates for those vendors serving within the Village of Marvin.

I am disabled and cannot take my containers to the road, can you help?

Yes; we will have a process for assistance for residents medically unable to take carts to the road.

I have seen some vendors mix recycling and household waste; is this allowed with the contract with Marvin?

Absolutely not! We take pride in our communities’ efforts to have a reduced carbon footprint. In the event any resident sees this activity taking place after April 1, 2022; please take photos and report to Village Hall immediately. The Village has penalties in place to charge hefty fines for this activity.

I use more than one trash bin now; will I be able to receive another one?

Yes, no worries! Each household will receive one (1) 96-gallon container for household waste and one (1) 96-gallon container for recycling. You will have the ability to add bins and services under an additional subscription fee which will be billed directly to the homeowner.

Sometimes I need an extra pickup for a bulk item (like a mattress, computer, or couch); how will I be able to get this addressed after April 1, 2022?

You have a few options; we will have a free once per year event where residents can bring unwanted items to Village Hall and we will assist in disposal. Items such as, but not limited to, appliances, stoves, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, trash compactors, water heaters, furnaces and window unit air conditioners, large bulky boxes, items of furniture, chairs, tables, couches, mattresses, cabinets, dressers; electronics such as computers, televisions, and printing devices. Other option will be to schedule a pickup with the vendor directly who will then bill and collect from customer upon request.

What do I do if my Homeowners Association (HOA) currently has my solid waste fees already included in my HOA dues?

Every Marvin household will be assessed this fee. The way we will able to keep costs so low and standardize services was by including all Marvin households. If your HOA currently charges for Solid Waste, residents will need to work with their respective HOAs to address that issue. Most practical options to HOAs would be to reduce their fees respective to the amounts currently being charged and/or find another commonly accepted use for those funds within their HOA; either way, this is an issue to be taken up at the HOA Board level.

What if I don’t want to receive these services?

Every Marvin household is assessed this fee, regardless of whether they choose to receive service from the Village; this is how we were able to keep costs so low with better services.

What services will be provided?

Services will include weekly solid waste (household trash), recycling, and yard waste collection, annual holiday tree collection, annual bulk and white goods drop-off at Village Hall, as well as local customer service.

When will Village services start? When do I need to cancel my current service?

Village services will begin on April 1, 2022; do NOT cancel your current service until March 31, 2022. We will send more reminder notices out before the official switch.

Which vendor will be providing the services? Can I choose a different provider?

The Village is currently under negotiations with Active Waste Solutions. This provider will be sole provider of service within the Village of Marvin. We can emphasize to all residents we are confident in the level and quality of service to be provided with any vendor as we have created very firm penalty section within our contract for nonperformance, so rest assured…we got this!! 

Why is Marvin taking over trash and recycling collection?

The Marvin Village Council decided to initiate this service for the following reasons: 

  • Better quality of services (e.g., missed collections get addressed expediently); background checks and training standards of all employees will be required
  • Better customer service (i.e., a local Village of Marvin employee);
  • Increase pedestrian and bicyclist safety by limiting the amount of large trucks in our neighborhoods;
  • Preservation of Village roads (and privately maintained roads) by reducing the number of high weight collection trucks;
  • Lower overall annual costs for residents;
  • Promote environmentally friendly community (reducing emissions);
  • Greater control over performance issues (i.e., penalties for non-performance issue with a municipality is greater than an individual homeowner); 
  • Standardizing collection days and thereby improving neighborhood aesthetics (all homeowner will have carts out on same day vs. multiple days as it is now with multiple vendors having varying collection days).
Will Yard Waste be included and what are the standards?

Yes! Council has heard residents’ voice to add yard waste. There will be no additional charge for the first year (April 1, 2022-June 30, 2022); rates will still be $61 on your 2022 tax bill. For the 2023, we will have to reassess costs and notify residents of any changes at that time. Service will include plant material such as leaves, pine straw, grass clippings, tree branches and brush, flowers and shrubbery trimmings and/or other yard debris. Bagged leaves and loose brush (brush cannot exceed 6 feet long by 3 inches in diameter and cannot exceed eight cubic feet in quantity). Yard waste must be debagged at the curb by the contractor before placing into collection vehicle. We are working with vendor to see if biodegradable bags will be acceptable.