April 14th 2010
Recycle It! Reminder
Solid Waste Services reminds residents to store your new green recycling cart until the improved Recycle It! program kicks off in July. If you haven't received your new recycling cart yet, no worries as carts will be delivered through mid-June. For more information about the Recycle It! program, including new recyclable materials that will be collected beginning in July, visit http://recycleit.charlottenc.gov.
CATS Open House
The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is hosting an open house to discuss proposed changes to express routes, Gold Rush trolley service and other programs. If adopted, changes will go into effect on July 1, 2010. CATS encourages passengers and community members to attend the public meeting to ask questions and provide feedback on proposed service changes.
Wednesday, April 21
Drop in between 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County
Main Library, Francis Auditorium
310 N. Tryon Street
The following proposals will be discussed:
- 74X Union County Express – discontinue service between Monroe and Marshville
- 88X Lincoln County Express – discontinue service
- Gold Rush Orange Line – operate every 12 minutes
- Gold Rush Red Line – operate every 10 minutes
- Charlotte Trolley – discontinue regularly scheduled weekend service
- Guaranteed Ride Home – discontinue program
For bus routes nearest the meeting location call 704-336-RIDE (7433) or consult the CATS Trip Planner at www.ridetransit.org.
Save Your Pet with a Microchip
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's (CMPD) Animal Care & Control will be offering a microchip clinic at this year's Bark in the Park event at Metrolina Fairgrounds. For only $10 you can permanently identify your pet. Your contact information will be accessible to Animal Care & Control officers and will make it possible for your lost animal to be returned home immediately instead of being taken to the shelter.
Saturday, April 24
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
7100 Statesville Road
Does your pet already have a microchip? You can register microchips for free in the City of Charlotte's local database. For more information about registering your animal's microchip or about the upcoming microchip clinic, visit the Animal Care & Control microchip web site.
Streetcar Public Meetings
Come see the results of your suggestions for the locations and design of streetcar stops! You are invited to see the findings and to learn about the Urban Circulator Grant application and associated 1.5 mile starter project, as well as information on technology findings from the Streetcar Technology Showcase held in late January. The Charlotte Streetcar Project team will also answer your questions about the proposed project.
Visit the Charlotte Streetcar Project web site for meeting times and locations.
Please note that the same information will be shared at each meeting.
The proposed Charlotte Streetcar Project line will run 10 miles along Beatties Ford Road near I-85 through Center City along Trade Street, traveling up Elizabeth Avenue and out Central Avenue to Eastland Mall.
To learn more about the Charlotte Streetcar Project, visit www.charlottefuture.com.
Creating Community: A Symposium for Neighborhoods
The City of Charlotte will be hosting the 15th Annual Neighborhood Symposium.
Saturday, April 17
7:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Central Piedmont Community College, Central Campus
1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Attendees will have an array of diverse activities from which to choose and participate, including many activities for the entire family. In addition to the symposium, the CPCC Charlotte Clean and Green environmental festival and Sensoria Celebration of the Arts events will take place on campus as well.
For more information and to register for the event, visit the Symposium web page.
Free Classes Offered through Community University
Throughout April you can learn about the "Environment and You". All workshops are free and open to Charlotte residents. To register, visit neighborhoods.charmeck.org and click on the CU icon, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-336-2061.
April Theme: The Environment and You
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Hickory Grove Recreation Center
6709 Pence Road
Wednesday, April 21 – Going Green in Your Home
As a continued celebration of Earth Day 2010, participants will learn inexpensive, effective ways to "go green" in their communities and at home.
To register online, click here. Visit the CU web site for the complete schedule of courses.
CU is the City of Charlotte's neighborhood training program dedicated to providing high quality training to Charlotte residents to improve the strength and vitality of neighborhood organizations and the overall quality of community life. Courses are intended to engage, inform and equip participants with the training and assistance needed to help them improve and maintain their communities.
The GOV Channel is Your City Source
The GOV Channel brings you the latest City Source episode on Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m. The episode will give you an in-depth look at new, environmentally-friendly City facilities that are leading examples of sustainability in action. You'll also learn about the partnership between CMPD and the Charlotte Museum of History which resulted in the Beneath the Badge exhibit showcasing the history of policing in Charlotte.
For your convenience, you can view episodes of City Source online at www.charmeck.org by clicking on the GOV Channel logo.
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