View previous editions of CMail
March 28th 2012
Recycle Bins Now Available on LYNX Light Rail Platforms
The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) continues its efforts to help keep the Charlotte region a clean place to live with the installation of 54 green recycle bins at the LYNX Blue Line light rail stations. Join CATS to fill the first recycle bin:
Wednesday, March 28
Seventh Street Station platform
CATS Chief Executive Officer Carolyn Flowers, Charlotte City Councilwoman Claire Fallon, Solid Waste Services Director Victoria Johnson, and other special guests will help to kick off this new program called “Think Outside the Trash.” This robust recycling program is made possible by a 2011 Community Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant from the North Carolina Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
To learn more about CATS, call 704-336-7433 or visit www.ridetransit.org.
Police Community Relations Award Nominations Due Monday
Submit your nominations for the 33rd Annual Police Community Relations Awards. The award recognizes officers and work teams from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department who have made outstanding contributions to the improvement of police and community relations in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area.
Officers will be judged on their involvement in helping the community understand the police function and the citizens’ role, demonstration of extraordinary efforts in the area of crime prevention and involvement in aiding neighborhoods handling special problems.
To nominate an officer, complete an online form at crc.charmeck.org or mail a written nomination to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations at 600 E. Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28202. Submissions are due Monday, April 2.
The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 17. Contact Donna Sullivan for more information at email@example.com or call 704-336-3056.
17th Annual Burnette-Nobles Golf Tournament
The CMPD HOPE Foundation is hosting the 17th Annual Burnette-Nobles Memorial Golf Tournament in honor of Officers John Burnette and Andy Nobles at the Birkdale Golf Club, 16500 Birkdale Commons Parkway in Huntersville. Mark your calendar for Monday, April 16 and reserve your foursome now.
To register, fill out an online form or submit a hard-copy form by mail. Registration closes Sunday, April 1. The entry fee includes green fees, golf cart, lunch, snacks/refreshments and a gift bag for each player.
The tournament format is captain’s choice “Best Ball” with two shotgun starts (7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.). Trophies will be awarded for both shotguns, to teams placing in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Tournament proceeds benefit the CMPD HOPE Foundation, which provides emergency assistance for CMPD employees in crisis, and the Burnette-Nobles Memorial Fund, which provides programs and activities for disadvantaged youth and seniors. Visit www.cmpdhope.org for more information, or contact Captain Craig (Pete) Davis at 704-336-2811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Holiday Hours
City of Charlotte offices will be closed on Friday, April 6.
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will operate on a normal schedule. For transit information, please contact CATS Customer Service at 704-336-RIDE or visit www.ridetransit.org.
Solid Waste Services will provide garbage, recyclables, yard waste and bulky items collection on a normal schedule. For information on how to properly prepare your materials for pick-up, visit http://curbit.charmeck.org.
Charlotte Plugs in to the Future of Energy
The City of Charlotte is now plugged into the nation’s electric vehicle infrastructure with the installation of 26 charging stations over seven locations, and the purchase of eight electric vehicles for the City’s fleet. Both are pilot projects to determine the practicality of electric vehicles for Charlotte’s fleet and to gauge public use and demand for strategically-placed electric vehicle charging stations. The projects are two of the 17 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant projects funded with support from the Department of Energy.
Charging stations are now available at the following locations: 6 stations at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center Parking Deck - 5 stations at CATS I-485 Station Park & Ride Parking Deck - 5 stations at CATS Mallard Creek Park & Ride - 4 stations at CATS Huntersville Gateway Park & Ride - 2 stations on North Tryon Street near The Square - 2 stations on South Tryon Street near the Mint Museum - 2 stations on South Blvd near Circle at South End Apartments. Charging station sites located on City-owned property each include one handicapped-accessible charging station space. The charging stations will become available for use during the week of April 1.
Airport’s Concessionaire Wins Top Recognition
Recently, Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s Food & Beverage and Retail Concessionaires The Paradies Shops and HMSHost received top recognition from the Airport Revenue News’ (ARN) Best Airport & Concessionaire Awards. The results will be published in ARN’s May edition, but both Paradies and HMSHost won Best Concessions in the Large Division.
For nearly two decades, the Airport contracted concessions with HMSHost. Then, in June 2009, Charlotte City Council approved a five-year extension to the Food & Beverage portion of the Airport’s Concession Contract with HMS Host, while terminating the Retail portion. After completing a request for proposals and based on review from a selection committee, The Paradies Shops was recommended as the Airport’s retail operator and was approved by Council in September 2010.
Under Paradies, a vast majority of the Airport’s retail stores received facelifts or new concepts. Some of the new retail additions to the Airport include EA Sports, CNBC News & Gifts, Lacoste, PGA Tour Shop, Brighton, Brooks Brothers, Blackberry, Pandora and more. Paradies operates 40 retail venues generating more than $46 million in total sales in 2011, while HMS Host operates 54 Food & Beverage venues generating more than $106 million in total sales in 2011.
Power2 Live Green Grant Success
Congratulations to all of the Power2 Live Green Grant recipients. Neighborhood & Business Services received 19 applications and was able to award funding to 11 neighborhoods:
· Graham Heights Neighborhood Association
· Enderly Park Neighborhood Association
· Park Crossing Owners Association
· Northwood Estates Community Organization
· Oaklawn Park Improvement Organization
· Washington Heights Community Association Inc
· Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association
· Commonwealth Morningside Neighborhood Association
· Queens Towers Homeowners Association
· Grier Heights Community Improvement Organization
· Revolution Park Neighborhood Home Improvement Project
For more information about N&BS Energy Programs, contact Nicole Storey at
The GOV Channel is Your City Source
The GOV Channel brings you the latest City Source episode on Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m. In this episode, learn about Mayor Foxx’s plan to end homelessness, protected rights in housing and Fair Housing Month, the “Housing First” initiative, grilling safety tips and the City’s 200 acres of cemeteries.
For your convenience, you can view episodes of City Source online at charlottenc.gov by clicking on the GOV Channel logo.
Citizen Service/311 | City Council calendar | Focus areas | CMail archives | Privacy | Contact us