Is Marshville next?
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Citizen

Matthews, NC

#1 Aug 9, 2013
Pookie

Matthews, NC

#2 Aug 10, 2013
The secrets about the possibility of this type of faclity coming to Hasty Road is disgraceful. A YOUTH DETENTION FACILTY (aka Health Services) this close to residential properties is only asking for trouble. When parents can not control their children and this facility gets them, we are only asking for trouble. A public meeting is coming on Monday night August 19 for the beginning stage of this possibility. PLEASE COME OUT AGAINST THIS ANNEXATION. Read the front page of the HOME NEWS. We can't afford to provide money for services to properties for this use. August 19 - 7PM
Marshville Citizen 19

Matthews, NC

#3 Aug 10, 2013
"Youth" is aL iberal codeword for ngr punks. Send them to Africa. A little running through the jungle from the anacondas will shape them up quick.
Billy Braswell

Marshville, NC

#4 Aug 10, 2013
It will bring 100 jobs to Marshville. between it an the solar farm there will be close to 150 NEW JOBS in our town HIP-HIP-HORAYYYY.

That means all of the people getting welfare,SNAP, ADC and rent subsidies will be able to pay their own way and they will become taxpayers instead of sucking up government money. HIP-HIP-HORAYYYY
Citizen and Worker

Charlotte, NC

#5 Aug 10, 2013
I don't think this will get people off government money and subsidized housing. Those people don't want to work anyway and they won't! The Health Services aka Youth detention facility will not do anything but raise the thefts and other crimes in our community! This is ridiculous. Marshville will be handling the trouble when other folks on the town payroll (that don't live here) are long gone! Think of our future, we ARE a small town and it needs to stay that way. Any jobs this facility would create would not help the folks on government subsidies because they are not qualified for the positions. Why don't Ms. Amanda vote for one next to her home and see how much her home and land value will decrease??? Bet that won't happen!!!!
Peppy LaPew

Wingate, NC

#6 Aug 10, 2013
What pisses me off is the sneakiness of trying to quietly annex this property and pull the wool over our eyes. Marshville has become the dumping ground for projects that other parts of the county won't touch. Marshville has enough crime without having to import more!
PawPaw Godwin

Marshville, NC

#7 Aug 10, 2013
Norman Griffin is the only one that said NO. That speaks to his character. All the rest bowed down to the money God and voted yes. Norman said he didn't no what in the world they were trying to pull a fast one and get them to vote yes without nowing anything.
Lee Edwards

Marshville, NC

#8 Aug 10, 2013
It's Norma Paw-Paw. She's girl.
Eyes Open

Matthews, NC

#9 Aug 10, 2013
Lee Edwards wrote:
It's Norma Paw-Paw. She's girl.
And she's a smart one too!!
Citizen

Matthews, NC

#10 Aug 12, 2013
Habitat has quietly bought up most of the available vacant lots on the north side of town. Just wait until the construction starts on them. How many more Habitat Homes can Marshville take?

Instead of Marshville, Home of Randy Travis, it will be Habitatville, Home of the Indigents.
Lee Edwards

Marshville, NC

#11 Aug 13, 2013
Habitat Houses, chicken houses and a youth detention center. Next thing you know they will put the jail, a big sewer plant and a garbage dump on this side of the county.

When are we going to draw a line in the sand? This side of Union county has become the dumping ground for the Western side. Anything that they don't want or might effect the value of their McMansions they send to Wingate-Marshville.

They already send us their trash and garbage, they already send us their sewage. They already send us their criminals. They already send us their homeless unemployed and they even build little box houses for them and call it "charity".

There are no jobs here unless you want to pluck turkeys.

YES I'm PISSED!!!
Marshville Knight

Matthews, NC

#12 Aug 13, 2013
Why would anyone object to bringing jobs and growth to this area? We have multiple habitat homes, a solar farm soon, why stop there? do you realize not only are we talking growth and jobs, but we are also talking lowering your fees for services since we will have a larger pool to pay the bills. The fewer the people the larger your share will be, only common sense.
This "Boys Prison" or whatever you want to name it, will be a gated and locked community, supervised by professionals. Is Gary Henry afraid it may lower his property value? Is Fern, Susan, or Norma afraid the boys will stalk them? Take a look around people, Marshville is lost and by-passed by everything and everyone. Stop your complaining and support growth and prosperity for a change. Seems the only ones opposing this are the ones that already have more than enough to survive and don't really care about the general publics welfare. Some of you make comments that everything goes to the western side of the county, well the reason is they have other things there that attract business and growth. We have nothing because you have allowed nothing to exist here. Are you afraid of someone being more important than you? Afraid a new Doctor may take some patients from you? Why not be afraid that Stegalls Smoked Turkey will be over run with business and he may have to expand. Why not be afraid we don't have enough hotel space to hold the guest that would visit such a place, or that we would attract new residents that really have a concern and would want to lead this town to brighter horizons, and not keep us in a ditch like we have been for the past 20 years. You finally have some leadership that wants to make the difference, and you want to come on here and cause drama to negate any good that this town could see. SHAME ON YOU, those that I mention and a few others. SHAME ON YOU !!! Show your faces at a town meeting so everyone will know who it is that keeps this town from moving up in life.
Western wear

North Richland Hills, TX

#13 Aug 13, 2013
Now there are some fine Christian responses ....
Citizen and Worker

Charlotte, NC

#14 Aug 13, 2013
Marshville Knight, I really don't think that a "Youth Detention Facility" that will have guards 24/7 and 4 guards to every 12 kids is the kind of growth this city needs. You talk about hotels and wanting the town to grow, well how would you like for it to be beside your home or your families home or even business. Who wants to visit and tour a town with nothing but habitat houses and a detention center. WOW that would really bring new people to want to move here and businesses to build here. Go back and read what you are saying. Fairview is not "Weddington" but they had enough common sense NOT to approve this. Yes the eastern side of union county is growing but not with habitat homes and detention facilities that WE as citizens are paying for thru taxes and grants from the state that gets our taxes. We need businesses that the habitat folks are qualified to work at. This new "facility" will have only qualified people working there obviously not from Marshville or Wingate habitat people. We need nice businesses not trash!!!!! If these "children" are not major problems, then why do they need a gated and locked community with guards 24/7. Sounds like we are bringing problems to Marshville rather than deal with the problems we already have!!
Citizen

Matthews, NC

#15 Aug 13, 2013
There was an article in Sunday's Observer about just such a boy, with nowhere to go, when he is in these "homes" he breaks out, goes to stores and homes and steals women's underwear and publicly masturbates and has to be sent away. A boy who is 18 years old, the size of a man.

How many people is the solar farm going to employ? One to check it once a day after it is built? Temporary jobs at best, during the building. Still better than nothing and a solar farm does not stink or make noise or produce juvenile delinquents on the run, breaking into houses for underwear.
Progress

Matthews, NC

#16 Aug 13, 2013
This detention center won't do anything but hurt Marshville's reputation more. This isn't something to help Marshville, it's all about lining someone's pocket. Someone is going to get a big paycheck for bringing them here and for the land deal. The highest paid jobs will go to people that aren't from Marshville. The ones from here will be working in a janitorial position or cafeteria worker. We don't have anyone who would actually feel safe working there in a professional position. Why can't we get sewage and water for a nice business that the people of Marshville could shop at or work at instead of another garbage dump? We need something that we can be proud of for a change. If it is so great then why all the secrecy?
Billy Braswell

Marshville, NC

#17 Aug 13, 2013
I am concerned as much as anyone. I see a chance at Economic revival but it's going to come at a price. Yes, it's going to mean more depressed real estate prices but Habitat and the poor condition of the older houses in Marshville have already driven the market down. Terry Gaddy who specializes in Marshville real estate told me that a $250,000 house in a typical housing development around Monroe would only cost about $90,000-$100,000 in Marshville. In other words the best houses in Marshville are worth less than half of their value if they were somewhere else in the county.

I agree with Knight, we need jobs on this end of the county. We are more like Anson County than Union County. Our unemployment rate on this end of the county is about 12.5 percent. The rest of Union County is just over 7.0% and Anson's is 16.0% We vote for Democrats like Anson county while most of Union County votes for Republicans. Our welfare numbers are more in line with Anson County. Our Food Stamp figures are more in line with Anson. What does that tell you?

If we get the Youth Detention Center here chances are that at least short term, real estate prices will drop even more. Don't blieve me? Check the prices of Real estate on Zillow near prisons and youth detention centers. People just don't want to live anywhere near them.
Citizen

Matthews, NC

#18 Aug 14, 2013
If having prison type facilities is so "good" for the area, what is the problem in Anson County? There are three prisons, two big ones, in Anson County. Look at the unemployment rate.
john hamhock

Matthews, NC

#19 Aug 14, 2013
Citizen wrote:
If having prison type facilities is so "good" for the area, what is the problem in Anson County? There are three prisons, two big ones, in Anson County. Look at the unemployment rate.
Look also at the county commission. They have NEVER elected anything but dem0s, and they REFUSE to allow jobs into the county. A beer manufacturer, a theme park, a battery manufacturer, a low level nuclear waste dump..........WHOA, that one sounds scary, huh? The low level nuclear waste was hospital trash.

These are just the ones that I know about, THAT just may be who Anson County has no place to work.
Citizen

Matthews, NC

#20 Aug 14, 2013
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/08/10/4... #

Read how this boy escapes. I was wrong, he is 14, not 18.

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