January 6th 2010
City Holiday Hours
City of Charlotte offices will be closed on Monday, January 18.
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will operate on a Saturday schedule on Monday, January 18. No express bus service will operate except for the 77X North Mecklenburg Express, which will operate according to its Saturday schedule. The LYNX Blue Line will operate according to its Saturday schedule as well.
For more information, please contact CATS Customer Service at 704-336-RIDE or visit www.ridetransit.org.
Solid Waste Services will not collect residential garbage, recyclables, yard waste and bulky items on Monday, January 18. Friday customers will receive service on Saturday, January 23.
Solid Waste Services is collecting natural Christmas trees as part of the Curb It! yard waste collection program. Artificial trees must be scheduled for bulky item collection by calling 311 or visiting http://curbit.charmeck.org. Residents are asked to remove decorations from all trees and place them curbside by 6:30 a.m. on the scheduled collection day.
Because the holidays generate lots of garbage, residents are also encouraged to recycle. For more information, call 311 or visit http://curbit.charmeck.org.
Learn About Hazard Risks and Give Input
Our region is at risk from the impacts of severe weather. Not having a plan or information could result in the loss of life and property.
The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County are gathering input from citizens on natural and man-made disaster concerns at a public meeting being held Thursday, January 21. You can also take the Online Survey or e-mail questions to: email@example.com. Visit http://emergency.charmeck.org for more information.
Thursday, January 21
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center
600 E. Fourth Street
What concerns you about severe weather? Do you have ideas for helping our community better prepare for natural disasters? This is the chance to give your input.
Get Involved in Shaping Your Community!
You are invited to a Meet & Greet for the LYNX Blue Line Extension Artists.
Zone 1 Stations: Parkwood, 25th Street, 36th Street and Sugar Creek Road
Thursday, January 14
Belmont Regional Center
700 Parkwood Avenue
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Zone 3 Stations: JW Clay Blvd, UNC Charlotte, and Mallard Creek Church Road
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
University Hills Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
1500 Suther Road
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Zone 2 Stations: Old Concord Road, Tom Hunter, University City Blvd, and McCullough
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall
101 West Sugar Creek Road
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Station artists will be on hand to discuss their previous art, share station art opportunities and learn about the community's past, present and future.
For more information about the meetings, contact 704-336-RIDE or visit www.ridetransit.org.
Have You Been to Community University?
Community University's (CU) fall and winter class schedule is now available. All workshops are free and open to Charlotte residents. To register, visit neighborhoods.charmeck.org and click on the CU icon, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-336-2061.
Each month there will be a specific theme with four workshops addressing that theme. Residents are encouraged to participate in all classes for the month, but may attend individual workshops if preferred
December/January Theme: Neighborhood Resources
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
University City Library
301 East WT Harris Boulevard
Thursday, January 7 – Partnering for Progress
Learn basic partnership components, as well as steps to forming and managing these relationships.
Wednesday, January 13 – Partner Networking Extravaganza
Experience an opportunity to network with representatives from City and County departments and other agencies.
To register online, click here. Visit the CU web site for the complete schedule of courses.
CU is the City of Charlotte'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.
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