June 22nd 2011
City Holiday Hours
City of Charlotte offices will be closed on Monday, July 4.
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)
bus routes and the LYNX Blue Line will operate on a Sunday service schedule on Monday, July 4. Extra trips on the LYNX Blue Line will operate as warranted over the holiday weekend in support of Independence Day events.
For the complete schedule, please contact CATS Customer Service at 704-336-RIDE or visit www.ridetransit.org
Solid Waste Services
will operate on a normal schedule.
City Council Approves FY 2012 Budget
Charlotte City Council approved the FY 2012 and FY 2013 Strategic Operating Plan and FY 2012 – FY 2016 Capital Investment Plan during their business meeting held on Monday, June 13. The budget includes a revenue-neutral City property tax rate, decreasing it from the current 45.86¢ to 43.70¢ per $100 valuation. The combined operating and capital plans would total $1.67 billion for FY 2012 and $1.71 billion in FY 2013.
For detailed information visit the budget web page
Quality of Life Public Meetings
Neighborhood & Business Services (N&BS) is seeking public input on proposed revisions to the 2012 Quality of Life Study. In all, there will be four public forums held throughout the City where attendees will receive information about proposed boundaries of the new Neighborhood Profile Areas, which align with census boundaries to capture new census information and increase the number of areas where data is collected.
The forums will also provide updates about new energy data being collected and seek input for other data the community would like to incorporate into the 2012 Quality of Life Study.
Tuesday, June 28
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Northwest School of the Arts
1415 Beatties Ford Road
Thursday, June 30
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Southview Recreation Center
1720 Vilma Street
For the complete list of the public forums visit the Quality of Life Study web page
Did you know that children 14 years and younger sustained about 45% of injuries related to fireworks? Firework injuries often affect hands, eyes, the head, face and ears. Here are some firework safety tips to help everyone have a safe holiday:
- The best way to enjoy fireworks is to visit public fireworks shows put on by professionals.
- Supervise children around fireworks at all times – it is illegal for children under the age of 16 to buy or possess fireworks in North Carolina.
- Only use fireworks that are legal in North Carolina. Fireworks that explode, spin, leave the ground or fly through the air are illegal.
- Always follow fireworks' directions and instructions.
- Keep water or fire extinguisher close by when using fireworks.
- Never light fireworks indoors or near dry grass, brush, mulch or pine needles.
for more information about fireworks and fire safety.
Changes to Water and Sewer Rates and Structure
Beginning July 1, customers will see changes to their bill reflecting a new rate structure and rate increase. It’s important to understand the reasons behind these changes and that’s why you can visit www.cmutilities.com
and click on the link to the “Guide to Rates and your Bill
” or call 311 for more information.
Since its creation in 1972, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities has made strategic infrastructure investments. These investments have served our growing community’s needs while protecting public health, supplying high-quality drinking water, ensuring fire protection, and supporting the economic vitality of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
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