Town Manager’s Corner

Greetings from Mocksville Town Hall! As spring greets us with warmer weather, I hope you will take advantage of all the great things happening every day and events to get connected and involved with. The Town will hold its annual Arbor Day Ceremony on Friday April 20th at 11:00 AM in the new Main Street Park. Tree planting and dedication will be conducted shortly after. Most of the landscaping will be performed by Town staff, Mocksville Elementary School students, the Mocksville Girl Scout troop, and other volunteers, with additional support from the NC Cooperative Extension Office. We will have many other events as warm weather ensues:

  • The Mocksville Farmer’s Market will be at Junker’s Mill every Wednesday, from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM, starting May 2nd, and ending October 24th, 2018. The Harvest Table Day Celebration will be November 7th, starting at 3:00 PM to highlight crops and foods for the upcoming holidays.
  • The Piedmont C.A.R.S. Association will host Summer Cruise-ins, April through September, on the first and third Mondays of each month. Come downtown and enjoy some classic cars and all that downtown has to offer.
  • The Daniel Boone Family Festival will begin at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 5th in Historic Downtown Mocksville. Come enjoy the craft vendors, live music, and historic reenactors.
  • Summer Beach Days and Concerts on the Square begin in June and we look forward to seeing all of you in your lawn chairs!

The specific dates, and times, and additional information on these events are included in this issue of the City Page. We will have more events to come, and plan to organize several at the New Main Street Park.

It continues to be an honor to serve the citizens of Mocksville I would like to issue a special thanks to the Mayor and the Town Board for their vision in our community. The Town Board’s leadership is going to be a great benefit to the Town for years to come. I would also like to thank staff for all the hard work they perform on a daily basis in the service of our citizens. As the Town Manager, I am committed to serving the residents of our community, and I will make a focused effort to keep you updated on things that affect you as a citizen. Maintaining an open dialogue between residents and the Town is an important goal. Please call Town Hall for any questions or concerns you may have. Mocksville is a very special Town and I look forward to doing my part to continue to make Mocksville a place where everyone wants to be, and a place where time is Time Well Spent.

With Warm Wishes,
Marcus Abernethy
Mocksville Town Manager

Mayor’s Corner

March Madness is here! Yes – it is basketball season and everywhere you go folks are talking about their favorite team, but I am referring to the madness of budget time in the Town of Mocksville. Our new fiscal year starts on July 1st and we have to look at potential revenue for the upcoming year and reconcile it with expenses each of our departments are requesting to operate. The town board will sit for several hours on several different evenings and pour over figures to come up with the ideal budget for our town. Mocksville has managed to maintain a tax rate of .29 cents for the last 8 years. This is extremely low for a town of 5,400 that maintains a Police Department, Water Department, Sewer Facilities, Public Works Department, Parks Department, Fire Department and a Downtown Community Development Department. Considering the tax rate was .36 cents in the year 2000, we have actually decreased the taxes charged to city residents for services over the last 17 years. We have achieved this by attracting business and industry to our town to help absorb the tax burden. Davie County Economic Development has been a huge factor in the town’s success, but another contributor is the hard work put into the budget each year by the town manager, the finance director, the department heads, and the town board of commissioners.

I have had the opportunity as Mayor to speak to several different school groups and the students are always amazed at how much a new fire truck costs or what it takes to run a wastewater treatment plant. There are so many aspects that are vital to the successful functioning of our town, not to mention our contributions to the Davie County Public Library and the Davie Arts Council in order to promote arts and education within the town limits. Our residents have chosen to live in town where they pay both city and county taxes, and the Mocksville town leaders want to provide them with as much value as possible for the tax dollars they are charged. The next time you happen to walk the greenways at Rich Park, play on the tennis courts beside South Davie Middle School, or enjoy the peaceful sounds of the fountain at the new downtown park – remember that all of this was made possible by the taxpayers of the town and the foresight of town leaders over several years to invest in our town and make it the best place to live in North Carolina.

William J. Marklin, III
Mayor, Town of Mocksville

Notice of Public Hearing Mocksville Town Board of Commissioners

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in accordance with requirements within Chapter IV, Article 4.3
of the Town of Mocksville Code of Ordinances, the Town Board of Commissioners will conduct
a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at 6:00 P.M., or immediately following routine
items of business on the Town Board’s Regular Meeting Agenda. The Public Hearing will be
held at Town Hall, 171 S. Clement St., Mocksville, NC.

The purpose of the hearing is for the Town Board to decide if Mocksville desires to partner with
the NC State Parks in the Greenway expansion project and intends to submit an application to the
NC Parks Recreational Trails Grant Program. The intent of the Recreational Trails Program is to
help fund trails and trail-related recreational needs and its goals are closely aligned with the
goals of the Town of Mocksville’s Greenway expansion.

For further information, contact Marcus Abernethy, Town Manager at Town Hall, 171 S.
Clement Street, Mocksville, North Carolina, or call (336) 753-6700. All interested citizens are
encouraged to attend this meeting.

Esta información está disponible está disponible en español o en cualquier otro idioma bajo
petición. Póngase en contacto con Marcus Abernethy, Town Manager at Town Hall, 171 S.
Clement Street, Mocksville, North Carolina, or call (336) 753-6700, de alojamiento para esta
solicitud.