Filing deadlines set for elections
The filing period for the 2011 election season will start July 1 at noon and run until noon on July 15. Elections will be held for a variety of offices in Union County this year, including town council seats in Fairview, Hemby Bridge, Indian Trail, Lake Park, Marshville, Marvin, Mineral Springs, Monroe, Unionville, Waxhaw, Wesley Chapel and Wingate. Mayoral elections will be held in Indian Trail and Waxhaw. Monroe’s election will be held Oct. 11 and all other elections will take place Nov.8.
Presbyterian offers free sports physicals
For the third straight year, Presbyterian Sports Medicine will offer free sports physicals to all Union County student athletes attending high school. That includes rising ninth graders. This year, the physicals will be provided at Sun Valley High on Saturday, June 4 starting at 8 a.m and ending that afternoon.
“In 2009, we made the commitment to provide this service to Union County Public School student-athletes to ensure that no one is excluded from participating in sports due to the cost of the examination,” Regina Hartung, Presbyterian service line director., said
A standard sports physical includes an overview of general health and family history, blood pressure and heart rate checks, vision testing and height and weight measurements. This year, Presbyterian will also perform electrocardiograms on each student athlete; the tests will be read by pediatric cardiologists.
In 2010 Presbyterian entered into a partnership with Union County Public Schools, by fall 2012, there will be 10 certified athletic trainers across the county’s high schools.
Wesley Chapel wins park grant
For the second time this year, the village of Wesley Chapel has been awarded a grant by the state to help pay for projects at Dogwood Park. State officials announced Wednesday, June 1 they had given a $500,000 grant to the village. The grant will be used to purchase 22.5 acres of park land, as well as build a fishing pier, amphitheater, multi-purpose field, walking trails and a boardwalk. The funds will also help renovate the restrooms on the property and renovate the driveway and parking lot areas. In April, the state gave Wesley Chapel $100,000.
Monroe updating electric mapping system
To update its electric mapping system, the city of Monroe is conducting a field inventory of its entire electric system.
That means collecting GPS locations of all poles and electric meters. The Davey Resource Group is currently performing the inventory for the city, collecting data from all power poles, transformers and house meters, a process expected to last into 2012.
All staff members have identification badges and a letter of authority. The process started in February in the area of East Franklin Street, and residents and businesses along Pageland Highway and White Store Road will see them next, along with the side streets off those roads.
For more information, call Energy Services Engineering Manager Fred Porter at 704-282-4698.
Marvin Ridge lands grant
Students at Marvin Ridge High School will get digital cameras to use in their classrooms, courtesy of Intermec Technologies. The $2,000 donation will go to purchase cameras, which will be kept in the school’s Media Center.