January 19th 2011
Solid Waste Services Collection
Solid Waste Services
is operating on a one-day delay due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Friday customers will receive service on Saturday, January 22.
Yard waste collection that was affected by last week’s inclement weather will resume today.
For more information visit http://curbit.charlottenc.gov
Apply Today for Free Neighborhood Improvements
The Keep Charlotte Beautiful (KCB) Committee, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, is accepting applications for the 2011 Adopt a City Neighborhood Program. Each year, KCB Committee members work with a selected neighborhood to provide a community service or beautification project of the neighborhood’s choosing. There is no cost to participate, however, neighborhood volunteers and a commitment to maintain the project after completion is necessary.
Any neighborhood within Charlotte City limits is eligible to apply, but must submit applications by Monday, January 31
to be considered. Visit http://kcb.charmeck.org
for more information and to download an application.
Winter Community University Series: Energy Efficiency and You!
Throughout January, Community University is offering a series of free workshops focused on Energy Efficiency and You.
Workshops are free and open to all Charlotte residents and all those in attendance have the opportunity to win eco-friendly giveaways. Register on the Community University website
or by calling 704-336-2061.
Thursday, January 20 – Understanding Energy 101: Energy Sources and Their Impact
Learn about various energy sources like coal, oil, gas, nuclear and solar, and their impacts on the Earth and ideas to help you cut costs by saving energy.
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Piedmont Natural Gas
4720 Piedmont Row Drive
Free parking is available in the parking deck located next to the Piedmont Natural Gas office building.
Eco-friendly giveaways will be raffled off at each workshop.
For more information about Neighborhood & Business Services, visit http://nbs.charlottenc.gov
CU is the City’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.
Utilities Reminds You to Winterize Piping
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities (Utilities) wants to remind you to winterize plumbing to prevent pipe breaks.
- Insulate pipes in unheated parts of your home. Reduce energy costs by insulating your hot water heater as well. Insulation materials are available at your local hardware store.
- Safeguard against frozen pipes and seal openings and air leaks in your crawl space or basement. Use cardboard, plastic or newspaper to seal air vents if needed.
- Disconnect and drain outdoor hoses and irrigation systems. Make sure outside spigots are off and insulated.
If you own a backflow prevention assembly, contact Utilities backflow staff at 704-399-2426 for more tips to properly winterize your system.
for more information and tips to protect your plumbing this winter.
The GOV Channel is Your City Source
The GOV Channel brings you the latest City Source episode on Thursday, February 3 at 7 p.m. The episode will give you an in-depth look at how stimulus money was used to fund the CATS Davidson Street bus facility. You’ll also learn about HouseCharlotte and how the organization can help you.
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.