Archives for October 2013

Early Voting This Week

Early Voting Schedule:

Wednesday        October 30, 2013              8-5
Thursday             October 31, 2013              8-5
Friday                    November 1, 2013           8-5
Saturday              November 2, 2013           8-1

Mocksville Farmer’s Market Open This Wednesday, October 23rd

Mocksville-Farmers-MarketEat Fresh, Healthy and Local ~ On Wednesday, October 23 ~ the Mocksville Farmer’s Market will be open from 4 to 6 PM at the Mocksville Town Hall parking lot located at 171 S. Clement Street.

To reserve a space, call Leon Carter at 336-671-0553 or call the Mocksville Town Hall at 336-753-6700.

Tents will be provided, tables are required.

Hundreds of State and Local Leaders Honor NC Rep Julia Howard

The N.C. League of Municipalities (NCLM ) last week awarded Representative Julia Howard its Community Champion Award for her work on behalf of cities and towns. Representative Howard was on hand at the league’s annual conference in Hickory to accept the award.

front l-r Amy Vaughan-Jones, Julia Howard, Cherie Berry, Christine Bralley, back row l-r Lee Rollins, Terry Bralley, Lash Sanford, Will Marklin, Richard Broadway

front l-r Amy Vaughan-Jones, Julia Howard, Cherie Berry, Christine Bralley, back row l-r Lee Rollins, Terry Bralley, Lash Sanford, Will Marklin, Richard Broadway

In addition to the hundreds of League officials in attendance at the conference, also present to see Rep. Howard accept her award were her former House colleague and current Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry, current N.C. Representative Andy Wells, former N.C. Representative and current Senior Advisor to the Office of the Secretary of the N.C. Department of Health & Human Services Pearl Burris-Floyd, and current and former members of the Town of Mocksville Town Council, including Rep. Howard’s daughter, Amy Vaughan-Jones. Other local attendees included, Mocksville Mayor Pro-Tem, Will Marklin, Commissioners Richard Broadway and Lash Sanford, Mocksville Town Manager Christine Bralley, Davie County Economic Development President Terry Bralley and previous Town Commissioner Lee Rollins, Bermuda Run Town Manager.

Representative Julia Howard ~ Effective and Tireless Advocate
Rep. Howard is a former member of the Mocksville Town Council who is now her in her 13th term in the N.C. House of Representatives. As the Senior Chairman of the House Finance Committee this year, Rep. Howard saw a number of issues of importance to cities and towns come through her committee. On tax reform, Rep. Howard was instrumental in ensuring that the House did not accept a Senate proposal that would have eventually cost municipalities nearly $165 million in revenue annually. Instead, the final tax reform package actually provides increased revenues for cities and towns.

Ronnie Wall, Mayor of the City of Burlington and the League’s 1st Vice President, presented Rep. Howard with her award. In doing so, Wall said, “Rep. Howard has been a tireless advocate on behalf of cities and towns, especially on three vital issues this year: the tax reform issues, our transitional hold harmless issues, and the municipal impact of the unemployment insurance and benefits changes. She is always very open to discussing the issues at hand. As the only organization representing all of North Carolina’s cities and towns, the League membership wishes to thank Rep. Howard for her work on behalf of municipalities.”

In accepting her award, Rep. Howard told the hundreds of municipal officials in attendance that her service at the local level continues to inform her work as a State Representative.  “This really touches my heart,” Rep. Howard said, “because I never forget where I came from and I never forget who sent me here.”

The League’s Community Champion Award is presented to legislators who go out of their way to work with municipal officials and the League to ensure that municipal interests are represented and respected in the legislative process. This year, the League’s Executive Committee voted unanimously to present the award to Rep. Howard.

About the North Carolina League of Municipalities
For more than 100 years, the North Carolina League of Municipalities has promoted – and continues to promote – good government by offering non-partisan advocacy, insurance and other services — as directed by its membership.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE MOCKSVILLE TOWN BOARD FOR THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE AND ZONING AMENDMENTS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS of Chapter 160A-364 of the General Statutes of North Carolina and pursuant to Section 8-3.9.7 of the Mocksville Zoning Ordinance, that the Town Board of Commissioners will hold a PUBLIC HEARING in the Town Hall, Mocksville, NC, at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2013  to hear the following items:

Text Amendment. The Board will review a text amendment to the Zoning Ordinance in 8-3.9.2 for the Board of Adjustment.

Text Amendment. The Board will review a text amendment regarding accessory structures in 8-3.10.3 and 8-3.7.9 of the Zoning Ordinance.

Text Amendment. The Board will review a text amendment regarding Bed and Breakfast Establishments in 8-3.10.3 and 8-3.8.11 of the Zoning Ordinance.

All parties and interested citizens shall have an opportunity to be heard in favor of or in opposition to the foregoing changes.  Prior to the hearing, all persons interested may obtain any additional information on the proposal by visiting the Development Services Department, 298 E Depot Street, Mocksville, N.C. between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or by telephone at (336) 753-6050.

Mocksville Farmer’s Market Opening This Wednesday, October 16

Mocksville-Farmers-MarketEat Fresh, Healthy and Local ~ On Wednesday, October 16, the Mocksville Farmer’s Market will be open from 4 to 6 PM at the Mocksville Town Hall parking lot located at 171 S/ Clement Street.

To reserve a space, call Leon Carter at 336-671-0553 or call the Mocksville Town Hall at 336-753-6700.

Tents will be provided, tables are required.

 

Mocksville Becomes More Colorful for 4H October 6-12

October 6-12 is National 4-H week. What does this mean for Mocksville? During this week the streets of Mocksville will be a little more colorful. 4Hers will be decorating the sidewalks with chalk.  They will provide information about 4-H, leadership quotes, historical 4-H facts and information about what 4-H looks like in Davie.   [Read more…]

Mocksville Farmer’s Market Organizational Meeting October 3rd

Mocksville Farmers Market Organizational Meeting We need your input! Please join us at the Mocksville Town Hall on Thursday Oct 3rd @ 5:00 pm.

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Manager’s Corner

Our town is preparing for fall!  As it arrives with magnificent color and leaves, enjoy our town; support a local business, dine out at a local restaurant, support a local charitable event, participate at the YMCA or Mocksville-Davie Parks & Rec Dept. , walk or bike thru Rich Park, enjoy local school athletics and activities, visit the public library, volunteer at a community function or treat yourself to a downtown event.

 The town is excited to be in the early stages of planning and organizing a farmers market to be located on the corner of Depot St and Salisbury St in the town hall parking lot.  We have been working closely with the local NC Cooperative Extension Agency and look forward to promoting “Eat Fresh, Healthy and Local”.    Anyone interested is welcome to attend an organizational meeting on October 3rd at the town hall at 5pm on October 3rd. [Read more…]