The Imperial Marvin Council
The Roman emperors used unrestrained power to conquer neighboring lands and then pillage resources to fund their excesses. So too the Marvin Town council has been waging a siege against the unincorporated areas to its east in an attempt to fill their coffers with new taxpayer money and pay for their ambitious projects. The only difference is that at least the Romans, in return, built roads, provided for water and sewage and provided some level of protection against marauding tribes.
The Marvin Mayor Pro Tem was quoted last week as saying that he believes “…more than 40 percent of the homeowners in our annexation area want to be part of Marvin.” This statement shows the utter contempt he has for those he wishes to subjugate to the town. Is he not concerned whether at least a majority, 51 percent, of the owners within the annexation area would want to be a part of Marvin?
The Marvin Mayor Pro Tem is also quoted as saying “We [Town of Marvin] have a lot to offer” Really? What? The privilege of saying you live in Marvin? No additional police protection, no water, sewer or waste services. Nothing, nada, zip! Well, there is a nifty new park tucked snugly into a private development completely removed and isolated from the existing Marvin town borders that will also be home to the new Marvin royal chambers (I am sure the Marvin taxpayers will be happy to reimburse the council’s out of town travel expenses for council meetings and the like).
Bravo and thank you to our elected state representatives and the Union County Commissioners who supported these much needed changes in annexation laws.
I implore all property owners within the proposed Marvin annexation area to promptly sign and return their petition opposing annexation when delivered, by mail, later this summer from the Union County Board of Elections.
Unincorporated Union County
Why fire the director?
It was with shock and dismay that we learned of Scott Farb’s termination as Director of the Waxhaw Museum. We think the Museum Board made a mistake in firing Scott. Scott was a positive force in moving the Museum forward and was an eloquent spokesperson for the Museum as well as the region. We hope the Board will reconsider their decision.
We understand that the Board sought legal advice and that their decision may be “legally” correct, but we feel the decision was bad for both the Museum and the community.
We also hope that the Museum Board will adopt a more open policy which might be facilitated by including an appointment to the board by the County or Town Commissioners. This might help the board appear less like a private club.
Ruth and Dick Mather
Just more of the same
Why is anyone surprised the Museum Board kicked out Mr. Farb? It’s not like they’ve ever had an interest in doing something effective with that place. Why would someone actually pay to go there now? Farb was the one who orchestrated day camps for kids, like the pirate day last fall where my daughter and others went hunting for treasure and learned how to read a map. It was Farb who put together the living history days, where actual craftsmen came to the museum on weekends to demonstrate their craft. And before someone starts calling me a Yankee, I’ve been a North Carolina resident all my life and have lived in Waxhaw for the last 10 years. Why the constant need for fundraisers? What are you guys doing that’s so expense? It’s certainly not spending money on exhibits for the museum.
I’m tired of this stuff in Waxhaw. Every time a new initiative is proposed or someone tries to make a difference, they get shut down. I like living in a small town, I like the people, with the exception of those in authority right now. The historic district was a stupid move. What person in their right mind would travel here to see these homes? They’re not elegant, they’re not a destination. Neither is the museum, although I have ventured over with my kids more over this past year, since actual events are taking place. But I guess that’s all going away, huh? Aside from begging the town and the county for money, to do who knows what, does the board actually have a purpose? Aside from fundraising, can a member tell me one thing they’ve done in the last two years to make the place better, to drive people in? Or is that not the board’s role? Is it just another group of families who have been here forever, thinking it’s their personal club?
Is it that hard?
What is it about that council seat, held first by Godwin and then Hullinger? Vacated twice in the same term? Is it really that hard, to find people who want to stay here and work on the town council? From everything I’ve read, John Hullinger was upfront about things, asked questions and did a good job. I just hate he felt there was a better opportunity waiting in Phoenix. Whoever takes the seat in the upcoming election, I just hope he or she is someone who plans to live here long term. Short term residents tend to make decisions without the town’s long term plans in mind.
It’s rough to lose a council member, especially for the second time in four years. At the same time, I can appreciate Mr. Hullinger making a decision in the best interests of his family. I just want to say thanks to him for his service to the town. I didn’t know the man, only catching the quotes that appeared in the paper. However, I appreciate anyone willing to give of their time to make Indian Trail better.
Just wanted to say thanks
I appreciate the Wesley Chapel town council signing off on a budget that includes a new deputy. The village has grown over the last few years to the point we need more than the zone deputies who deal with the whole area. Having a contract deputy will help make this place safer and I would like to thank the council for including that as a point in this year’s budget. Other towns delayed decisions or even tabled public safety period, citing controversy or the financial times we live in. Yet somehow, Wesley Chapel managed to hire a new deputy, while also working on a town hall and a new park. Maybe our council could teach the other towns a few things about priorities.