August 4th 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
Public Forums to Discuss Affordable Housing Policy
The City of Charlotte is conducting five public forums throughout July and August to give citizens a chance to provide feedback on the draft Housing Locational policy.
The Housing Locational Policy provides a guide for the financing and/or development of multi-family rental housing projects designed to serve, in whole or part, households that earn 60% or less than the area median income.
will include an overview of affordable housing in Charlotte, a review of the existing Housing Locational Policy, a presentation of the suggested revisions and a discussion with attendees.
All public input from the forums will be presented to the Housing & Neighborhood Development Committee in late August.
Unable to attend the designated forums? E-mail questions and comments to HLP@charlottenc.gov
Airport Temporarily Closes Security Checkpoint
Charlotte Douglas International Airport has closed Checkpoint A during until Saturday, August 7 for construction to expand the space by approximately 2,000 square feet. The additional square footage will allow Checkpoint A to increase from three security lanes to four. It will also accommodate installment of the advanced imaging technologies scanner (also known as a full body scanner).
Passengers are asked to make note of the closing before arriving to the terminal building. Checkpoints B, C and D will remain open. To assist and minimize wait times for passengers, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will reassign staff to the open checkpoints and will work to keep all of the remaining security lanes open. For more information, visit the Airport’s web site at charlotteairport.com
Neighborhood Matching Grants
The Neighborhood Matching Grants program awards funds up to $25,000 to eligible neighborhood-based organizations to support projects that improve neighborhoods. The program awards funds to eligible neighborhood-based organizations for projects that will make neighborhoods better places to live, work, play and shop. The program helps to strengthen neighborhood organizations, while encouraging increased neighborhood participation and partnerships with the city and others.
The next Neighborhood Matching Grants program application deadline is Wednesday, September 15. Interested organizations must send a representative to one of the pre-application workshops listed below. Check out eligibility requirements as well as workshop locations and times at the Neighborhood Matching Grants web site
For more information, visit the web site
or call 704-336-2061.
Come celebrate all that's great about the North End of Charlotte. The Community & Commerce division of Neighborhood & Business Services has been working hard to help promote the Saturday, August 14 inaugural 5K Rock-'N-Run event sponsored by the NC Music Factory and North End Partners business association.
Runners, walkers and volunteers are welcome!
For more information and to register, go to: www.ncrockandrun.com
All proceeds will benefit four non-profits located in the North Tryon area: Crisis Assistance Ministry, Hope Haven, Historic Rosedale and the Men's Shelter of Charlotte.
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 5 at 7 p.m.
The episode will give you an in-depth look at how technology is helping the City provide services to residents. You’ll also learn about the CATS emergency drill and the new Utilities Director.
For your convenience, you can view episodes of City Source
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.