August 18th 2010
Animal Kneads Day
Come out to the Fourth Annual Animal Kneads Day fundraiser at the Great Harvest Bread Company located in the Shops at Piper Glen on Sunday, August 22. Anyone, who donates $10 will take home a fresh 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.
Sunday, August 22
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Great Harvest Bread Company
6420 Rea Road
For more information about the Spay/Neuter services offered through Animal Care & Control or the fundraiser visit their web site
. More information about the fundraiser can be found here
New Program helps Buildings Gain a New Lease on Life
The City of Charlotte is now accepting applications for the Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Retrofit Program. The program is designed to improve energy efficiency of older commercial buildings in the City’s Business Revitalization Geography, including its five priority corridors; Wilkinson/Freedom, Rozzelles Ferry, Beatties Ford, North Tryon, and Eastland area. All commercial and industrial buildings, regardless of size, are eligible for the program.
The goal of the retrofit program is to lower the energy use in existing buildings. The City will pay a percentage of energy-efficiency retrofits including, but not limited to energy audits, lighting, HVAC, insulation and tank less water heaters. The City will reimburse the grantee after all work is completed.
Visit the Neighborhood & Business Services web site
for detailed information about the Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Retrofit Program
and to begin the application process. You can also call 704-432-3025 for more information.
WaterSmart This Summer
As summer begins to come to a close, the heat still remains. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities (Utilities) wants to remind you to be smart about water use choices. Here are some ways you can be WaterSmart:
- Don’t waste water, only use what you need.
- Hold off until the cooler, autumn months before planting anything new.
- Use soaker or drip hoses to irrigate gardens.
- When irrigating your lawn, remember to water in the early morning hours between 4 and 6 a.m.
You can find water efficiency tips at www.cmutilities.com
LYNX Rail Grinding
Between Sunday, August 8 and Friday, August 20, a rail grinder will be on the LYNX Blue Line smoothing the tracks on the entire 9.6-mile line. Most of the work will occur overnight to reduce service delays.
Rail grinding removes tiny irregularities in the rail surface caused by normal train operations allowing rail car wheels to roll over the track more smoothly and more quietly. Train tracks should undergo this process every three to five years to continue to provide safe and enjoyable light rail rides.
For more information, contact 704-336-RIDE (7433) or visit www.ridetransit.org
The GOV Channel is Your City Source
The GOV Channel brings you the latest City Source episode on Thursday, August 19 at 7 p.m.
The episode will give you an in-depth look at how Animal Care & Control has increased adoptions by nearly 40 percent through partnerships with local rescue groups. You’ll also learn about the history of the Wilmore Neighborhood and how to stay safe while bicycling in Charlotte.
For your convenience, you can view episodes of City Source online at www.charlottenc.gov
by clicking on the GOV Channel logo.
The Point with Mayor Foxx
The Point with Mayor Foxx is an hour-long show that airs on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
on the GOV Channel. The latest episode focuses on City and County Consolidation. Guests include former Mayor Richard Vinroot, former Chairmen of the Board of County Commissioners and professors from Davidson College and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
You can view episodes of The Point with Mayor Foxx online at www.charlottenc.gov
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.