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|Gentlemen (and Ladies), Charge Your Engines
Have you made the switch from gasoline to electric yet? If so, you’ve got a new place to “plug in” thanks to the Land Use and Environmental Services Agency’s (LUESA) Solid Waste division.
Women's Commission Children Services
The Women’s Commission serves children observing domestic violence. Studies show that 3-4 million children between the ages of 3-17 are at risk of exposure to domestic violence each year.
Smoking and Tobacco-Free Vote Delayed
The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners vote to limit smoking and tobacco use in County, City and Town buildings, vehicles and public grounds has been delayed to gather additional input with town officials.
Faster Filing of Veterans Claims is Crisis Center's Aim
During the American Legion 96th National Convention in Charlotte this week, some Veterans Services staff plan to work in an onsite Veterans Crisis Command Center to help veterans file claims and get quicker results from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Enjoy Jazz at Freedom Park this Saturday
The smooth sounds of jazz will fill the air at Freedom Park as the Freedom Summer Series concludes on Saturday, Aug. 16. The free concert begins at 6 p.m. and will feature performances by The Terence Young Experience, Steve Cole and Brian Simpson.
August is Child Support Awareness Month
Every year at this time, throughout the United States, we highlight the importance of the financial support parents provide to their children. And we want to thank them for the consistent way they pay their child support.
Agencies Coordinate Return of Missionaries from West Africa
The N.C. DHHS’ Division of Public Health, the Mecklenburg County Health Department and SIM USA are working in collaboration upon the return of missionaries, staff and their families from West African countries currently affected by an Ebola outbreak.
Jingles By the 'Boatload'
Catchy tunes have a way of getting stuck in your head. When that happens, the message is also more likely to stick.
Help Prevent Welfare Fraud
The Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services reminds residents that it is against the law to make false statements or to willfully withhold information when applying for public assistance.
County Buildings Receive ‘ENERGY STAR’ Certification
Park and Rec’s Highway 16 Administrative Office Building, located on Brookshire Boulevard, and the Hal Marshall Center, located uptown, recently became the County's first two buildings to receive ENERGY STAR certification.
Quarter-Cent Sales Tax Moves Forward
In addition to passing the budget, the Board also approved moving forward with adding a quarter-cent sales and use tax referendum to the November ballot.
Volunteers Offer Help, Hope to the Homeless
They give time, resources and encouragement. Added to that are the kind words and smiles from the many volunteers who help Mecklenburg County provide services and programs for the homeless.
The Rewards of Being a Great Father
In celebration of Father’s Day, Child Support Enforcement (CSE) will recognize the importance of celebrating the positive impacts of fatherhood.
Notice of Budget Public Hearing-Mecklenburg County
The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to receive citizen input on the County Manager's Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Tax Relief Application Deadline is June 2
Monday, June 2, 2014 is the last day property owners can file for tax relief programs available to qualifying low-income or disabled residents. This relief is effective for the 2014 tax year, affecting property tax bills to be issued in August.
County Issues Statement About Case
This written summary regarding involvement between the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services and child TR is being made pursuant to G.S. 7B-2902:
Women's Commission: Then and Now
The formation of the Women’s Commission began with a proposal prepared by the Charlotte Women’s Political Caucus with the support and endorsement from numerous local women’s organizations.
Community Garden Tour 2014
The Mecklenburg County Fruit & Vegetable Coalition’s mission is to educate the public on community gardening efforts, share information with other gardens, and network with interested community members.
World Book Night 2014
World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person!
BOCC Public Policy Meeting Set for Today
The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners will meet Tuesday to receive a summary report from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Coalition for Housing.
The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center.
Males Place Garden Planting Set For May 3
The Males Place Community Garden Project is hosting a public planting this weekend. It will be held from 8:00 – 12:00 Saturday morning, May 3 at the Fred Alexander Park site, off of Beatties Ford Road.
Volunteers Get Their Day
Mecklenburg County celebrated our volunteers on April 15 with a reception in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center atrium.
Commissioners Meet for Public Policy Meeting Tuesday
The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners will hold a budget and public policy meeting on Tuesday to discuss FY2015 proposed fee changes and receive a briefing on the Park and Recreation and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Center merger.
Celebrate National Public Health Week, April 7-13, 2014
National Public Health Week is an opportunity to remind communities that tobacco is the leading preventable cause of disease and death in the United States, and that we need to fully implement proven public health strategies to help end this epidemic.
Regional Growth Scenarios Under Review by Residents
An additional opportunity for residents to review four distinct regional growth scenario options for the Charlotte region will be held in Charlotte on Friday, April 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the South County Regional Library, 5801 Rea Road.
Commissioners Review, Approve Manager's Work Plan
At their regular meeting April 1, the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners reviewed and approved County Manager Dena R. Diorio’s formal work plan through the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2014.
Lights Out this Saturday for Earth Hour
Envision Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, Center City Partners, Duke Energy, Sustain Charlotte and the City of Charlotte encourage employers and neighborhoods to turn off non-essential lights for one hour this Saturday in recognition of Earth Hour.
Get to Know Your County Apps & Mobile Sites
Ever wonder how you can access important Mecklenburg County information while staying on the move? The County has made it simple, with a series of free apps and sites formatted for your mobile devices.
Be My Healthy Valentine
Valentine's Day is a day that traditionally focuses on love and letting loved ones know that you care.
Clear the Way…Shovel Charlotte!
Mayor Patrick Cannon announces “Shovel Charlotte!” – a public service campaign asking residents to help to clear their sidewalks of snow as the Charlotte area gets back to business after this week’s snow storm.
6th Annual Fairy House Festival Set for Saturday
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation invites children and families to the sixth annual Fairy House Festival at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, 5226 Sample Road in Huntersville, on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.
Field to Fork 'Pizza Gardens' Unveiled for Area Schools
Fuel Pizza Café of Charlotte has partnered with the Mecklenburg County Health Department, the County's Fruit & Vegetable Coalition, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and LandSculptors, LLC to bring “Field to Fork” Pizza Gardens to 15 CMS elementary classes.
Warming Center Remains Open As Snow Hits the Area
Another winter blast is upon us, bringing back sub-freezing temperatures to the area. The American Red Cross, Mecklenburg County and Charlotte Mecklenburg Emergency Management have opened a Warming Center to make sure everyone can escape from the cold.
State of the County Address Set for Jan. 30
Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners Chairman Trevor M. Fuller will give his State of the County Address on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 10:30 a.m. in the chamber of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center.
County Assessor Keeping Busy with Public Appearances
It is 8:30 Saturday morning, a time when many are just rolling out of bed and pouring a hot cup of coffee. But for Mecklenburg County Assessor Ken Joyner, the relaxation of weekend personal time will have to wait.
Red Cross Opens Warming Center
The American Red Cross, along with Mecklenburg County and Charlotte Mecklenburg Emergency Management is opening a Warming Center at 618 North College Street in the Mecklenburg County Homeless Resource Center. It will open on Friday, Jan. 24 at 4:30 p.m.
Affordable Care Act Enrollment Event this Saturday
The Mecklenburg County Health Department and Department of Social Services are just two of a number of community agencies involved in presenting a county-wide Affordable Care Act enrollment event this Saturday Jan. 11 in uptown Charlotte.
Answering the "Big Questions" about County Government
It’s not the first time Mecklenburg County government has asked its residents about some important issues, but the “Mecklenburg County Asks the Big Questions” event on Jan. 8, 2014 marked the first time they’ve been asked in such an unusual way.
County Manager Announces Executive Team Changes
Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio has announced the reorganization of the County Manager’s Executive Team as the first step in implementing changes to improve operations. The transition to the new structure is effective immediately.
Give Your Christmas Tree a New Life: Recycle It!
Though the 12 days of Christmas aren’t officially over, an ever-increasing shower of dry pine needles on the floor sometimes calls for taking down the tree before the pipers start piping or drummers start drumming.