"We've been incorporated since 1994 and we have never really truly set down and reviewed our land-use plan and it's time to do that with all the growth not only in Marvin but around Marvin," says Mayor Gordon Suhre.
An influx of residents, through both annexation and new-home construction, and concerns over preserving open space as developments pop up prompted Marvin officials to call a halt to residential and commercial building.
"Look at South Boulevard near Tyvola.That's a sea of concrete.We don't want that to happen 20, 30 or 50 years from now," Suhre
And with 1,000 homes already slated to be built in Marvin
or in the areas surrounding it, the school crowding problem is only going to get worse, Suhre
says.The construction already approved would not be affected, but imposing a hiatus after those may still offer some help.
"If you don't use a moratorium, it's just going to keep escalating," he