Animal Care & Control Microchip Event
On Friday, June 22, Animal Care & Control (AC&C) will host a microchip event as a part of the “National Take Your Dog to Work Day” celebration. This annual celebration is held to increase adoption awareness and strengthen the bond between human and canine. AC&C will hold the event in conjunction with K104.7 and KISS 95.
Friday, June 22
4 - 7 p.m.
The Dog House
401 West Morehead Street
Route 42 Schedule Change
Earlier this month, Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) canceled mid-day services on route 42 to Carowinds during weekdays. Services from the I-485/South Blvd Station to Carowinds during the weekday will now operate between 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., and evening trips will operate between 3 p.m. and 11:10 p.m. Mid-day services will continue to be provided on Saturdays and Sundays, between 8:40 a.m. and 11:25 p.m. The new seasonal CATS schedule will remain in effect until August 12.
For more information about CATS services, visit ridetransit.org.
Firearm by Felon Program
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) has launched a program intended to target felons carrying firearms in our community. The program allows members of the community to anonymously forward information about a felon in the possession of a firearm.
· Citizens can anonymously call 704-336-6000 and receive a reward for information leading to the arrest of a felon with a firearm.
- Once a call is received, a request for service will be placed to locate the person with the firearm.
- The caller is then given a “special tracking number” and a phone number to call for reward eligibility.
- If the information leads to the arrest of a felon with a firearm, the citizen will receive a $500 reward.
- If the arrested individual is not a felon, but the arrest was made for an illegal firearm, the citizen may be eligible for a cash reward of $250
Any questions about the program can be directed to the Public Information Office or by clicking the Firearms by Felon icon at www.cmpd.org.
Mayor Foxx Kicks off 2012 Youth Employment Program
Mayor Anthony Foxx marked the official start of the summer internship season with an announcement that the Bank of America Charitable Foundation has provided the program with a $100,000 grant to fund the salaries of youth who will intern with nonprofit organizations in the Charlotte area. In addition, the bank will be hiring 12 interns to work in local banking centers this summer.
The annual Mayor’s Youth Employment Program (MYEP) kickoff event allowed interns and host employers to connect prior to the start of the internship and share details about summer placement. Bank of America is one of more than 70 local employers providing internships to over 300 MYEP students this summer—a record number to participate in the MYEP internship program.
Bank of America’s partnership with MYEP is part of the bank’s Summer Youth Employment Initiative to help provide at-risk young people with private sector and nonprofit jobs that will give them valuable skills and experience.
For more details about the program, click here.
Solid Waste Services Installs Solar Waste Stations Uptown
Solid Waste Services (SWS) has installed five BigBelly solar waste stations in Uptown as a pilot to reduce litter, encourage recycling and enable the City to deliver essential services at a reduced cost.
Two of the solar waste stations are for garbage only and are at the following locations:
· Price’s Chicken Coop at 1614 Camden Road
· Charlotte Area Transit bus stop at 715 Charlottetown Avenue
Three stations in the following locations allow for the disposal of recyclables and garbage:
· Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center on the 4th Street side
· Time Warner Cable Arena at the 300 block of E. Trade Street
· Time Warner Cable Arena at the 300 block of 5th Street
Combining solar-powered remote monitoring and on-site compaction, the BigBelly solar systems use data and increased capacity to reduce the need for collection trips by 80 percent, include receptacles for collecting recyclables and sends notifications to staff for collection. The results from the one-year pilot will determine if SWS explores installing additional BigBelly stations in other areas of the city.
For more information on all services offered by Solid Waste Services, visit http://curbit.charlottenc.gov.
The Gov Channel is Your City Source
The GOV Channel brings you the latest City Source episode on Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m. In this episode, discover how love is blooming in the Queen City, learn how to find the right cat for your family andfind out how roads are designed and maintained with you in mind.
For your convenience, you can also view episodes of City Source online at CharlotteNC.gov by clicking on the GOV Channel logo.
The July 4 edition of CMail has been cancelled, and will return on Wednesday, July 18.
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