August 31st 2011
City Holiday Hours
City of Charlotte offices will be closed on Monday, September 5.
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)
bus routes and the LYNX Blue Line will operate a Sunday schedule on Monday, September 5. No express bus route service will operate that day.
For more information, please contact CATS Customer Service at 704-336-RIDE or visit www.ridetransit.org
Solid Waste Services
will operate on a normal schedule and provide garbage, recycling, yard waste and bulky item collection services. For more information, visit http://curbit.charlottenc.gov
Provide Feedback about Countywide Transit Plan
The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will host a final public meeting 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. CATS has developed route proposals related to several express routes and the Gold Rush Red Line and wants feedback.
Thursday, September 8
Gateway Village YMCA
900 West Trade Street
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
for more information and to learn more about the proposed changes.
9/11 National Moment of Remembrance
The City of Charlotte will be joining with Mecklenburg County to host an event in remembrance of the attacks on September 11, 2001. The event, which pays tribute to those who lost their lives, will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at Freedom Park and is a part of the 9/11 National Moment of Remembrance.
Sunday, September 11
1900 East Boulevard
For one minute beginning at 1 p.m., the National 9/11 Moment of Remembrance asks every person to stop and remember the 2,977 lives lost. Places of worship are encouraged to observe the moment by ringing their bells during that period of time.
Visit the Citywide Newsroom
for more information about the event and the National 9/11 Moment of Remembrance.
CMPD Citizens Academy
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s (CMPD) Citizens Academy workshops are gearing up. Fall 2011 Community Education Workshops and Citizens Academy Workshops are beginning with a session focused on CMPD’s History, Mission and Organization.
The workshop provides general information about CMPD, including a brief history of the police department, a discussion of its mission and philosophy centered on community service and ethical law enforcement. Participants will also learn about the department’s structure and function within City government.
Tuesday, September 13
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Police and Fire Training Academy
1770 Shopton Road
To register, complete the online registration form
or call 704-432-1655. You can also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions.
Visit the Citizens Academy web page
at cmpd.org for more information about the workshops offered including complete course descriptions and dates of future courses.
25th Annual Big Sweep
This year marks the 25th Annual Big Sweep event where volunteers clean debris from local creeks and lakes. More than 15,000 pounds of trash was removed last year alone.
Saturday, October 1
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Click here to register
, for a complete list or map of locations and details about what to wear.
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
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.
The GOV Channel is Your City Source
The GOV Channel brings you the latest City Source
episode on Thursday, September 1 at 7 p.m.
This episode will give you an in-depth look at the revitalization efforts in the Commonwealth-Plaza business corridor. You’ll also learn about increasing recycling rates, a partnership that provided local youth an opportunity to attend football camp and how neighbors are working together to reduce code violations.
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.