August 17th 2011
Animal Kneads Day
Come out to the Fifth Annual Animal Kneads Day fundraiser at the Great Harvest Bread Company located in the Shops at Piper Glen on Sunday, August 21. Anyone donating $10 will receive a free loaf of bread.
All proceeds will benefit the Animal Care & Control Spay/Neuter Fund. The fund, solely supported by private donations and grants, allows Animal Care & Control to offer free surgeries in Mecklenburg County.
Last year's Animal Kneads Day raised enough to provide spay or neuter surgeries to 1,228 animals.
Sunday, August 21
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Great Harvest Bread Company
6420 Rea Road (Shops at Piper Glen)
For more information about the spay/neuter services offered through Animal Care & Control, visit http://animals.cmpd.org
. More information about the fundraiser can be found here
Neighborhood Matching Grants
The Neighborhood Matching Grants Program awards funds to eligible neighborhood-based organizations for projects that will make neighborhoods better places to live, work and play. The program helps strengthen neighborhood organizations, while encouraging increased neighborhood participation and partnerships with the city and others.
The next Neighborhood Matching Grants program application deadline is Thursday, September 15. Any organization interested in applying for a grant must send a representative to a pre-application workshop.
Workshops have been hosted throughout the month of August, the final pre-application workshop will be held:
Wednesday, August 24
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. or 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Old City Hall
600 East Trade Street
For more information, and the complete listing of pre-application workshops, visit the Neighborhood Matching Grants website
CATS Public Meetings
The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will host three more public meetings to receive input about the Fiscal Year 2013 – 2017 Countywide Transit Service Plan. This is a five-year bus service improvement plan for Mecklenburg County and the region.
|Thursday, August 18
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Independence Regional Library
6000 Conference Drive
|Wednesday, August 24
6 – 7:30 p.m.
University City Regional Library
301 East W.T. Harris Blvd.
|Tuesday, August 30
6 – 7:30 p.m.
West Charlotte Recreation Center
2401 Kendall Drive
For more information, including all of the meeting dates and locations, please visit the CATS public meetings page
. To locate transit service near the meeting locations, contact 704-336-RIDE (7433) or visit www.ridetransit.org
Help control the cankerworm population and band trees throughout local communities. Neighborhood organizations can apply for up to $3,000 through the City’s Neighborhood Matching Grants Fund. These funds will assist with neighborhood tree banding, including those located on private property. There is no income eligibility to receive Tree Banding Initiative Neighborhood Matching Grant; however, communities must be located within or adjacent to the Cankerworm Infestation Area
Grant applications will be accepted through Friday, October 21.
For more information, contact Neighborhood & Business Services at 704-336-2061 or visit the tree banding grants
Runway 18C/36C Closing and Reconstruction
The Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s center parallel runway, 18C/36C, is undergoing major rehabilitation and is temporarily closed. Crews will work 24 hours, six-days-a-week to replace pavement with new concrete and install new runway lighting. The project is scheduled to take 70 days.
During this time, departures that typically use this runway will use Runway 18R/36L (the new parallel runway) for takeoff. This operational change means that some neighborhoods will see more aircraft. Communities to the north and south of Runway 18R/36L, including some in York, Gaston and Lincoln Counties, will also experience aircraft overflights not normally seen.
For more details and project updates, visit the Airport’s website
Purchase CATS Passes Online
Football season is gearing up and CATS wants to remind you that before heading out to the next home game, save yourself some time and purchase your passes online at www.ridetransit.org
. Purchasing tickets is an easy way to avoid game day crowds and offers the opportunity to buy passes for the entire season.
For more information about buying passes online, visit www.ridetransit.org
or call 704-336-7433.
Recycle It! Program Exceeds First-Year Goal
Charlotte residents are taking advantage of Solid Waste Services’ improved Recycle It! program. Since the transition to single-stream recycling one year ago, residential recycling tonnage increased by 30 percent. This exceeded the 20 percent tonnage increase goal set for the first year.
In addition to the increase in recyclables collected, the overall single-family recycling participation rate is at 50 percent, meaning approximately half of all households are setting recyclables out on collection day. This is up eight percentage points from last year.
During single-stream’s first year, the amount of garbage collected decreased by approximately seven percent, which equates to a reduction of more than 18,000 tons of materials. This has produced landfill disposal savings of approximately $274,000.
As the improved Recycle It! program continues, residents are reminded that:
- Recycling collection is every-other-week.
- Non-recyclable materials should not be placed in the recycling cart. Items including pizza boxes, Styrofoam and plastic bags must not be placed in the recycling cart.
- Recyclables do not need to be bagged. Recyclables should be placed in the green cart un-bagged.
For more information, visit http://recycleit.charlottenc.gov
or call 311 (704-336-7600).
The GOV Channel is Your City Source
The GOV Channel brings you the latest City Source
episode on Thursday, August 18 at 7 p.m.
This episode will give you an in-depth look at how the Community Relations Committee works to bring divided communities together. You’ll also learn how Charlotte is attracting more jobs in the area, improving energy efficiencies and about the CATS North Davidson Street Facility, the largest stimulus funded project in the state.
For your convenience, you can view episodes of City Source online
by clicking on the GOV Channel logo.
If you know someone who would be interested in reading CMail, please forward it to them!
You can always visit www.charlottenc.gov, Twitter or Facebook for City information as well.
If you know someone who would be interested in reading CMail, please forward it to them. You can always visit www.charlottenc.gov, Twitter or Facebook for City information as well.