March 31st 2010
City Holiday Hours
City of Charlotte offices will be closed on Friday, April 2.
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 operate on a normal schedule. For information on how to properly prepare your materials for collection, visit http://curbit.charmeck.org.
Register Today for the High School Police Academy
This summer the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) will hold two sessions of the High School Police Academy. The High School Police Academy is a one-week experience designed to give students in grades 9 – 12 an in-depth look at CMPD. This is an excellent chance for young adults interested in a career in law enforcement or in learning more about CMPD.
Monday, July 5 – Friday, July 9 or Monday, August 2 – Friday, August 6
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Academy,
1770 Shopton Road
- The history and mission of CMPD
- Juvenile Crimes
- Curfew Laws
- Computer Technology
Attendance is free; however, pre-registration is required. To register, call 704-432-0432 or e-mail
Officer Tom Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also register at the High School Academy web site. Don't delay – registration deadline is Monday, May 24.
Creating Community: A Symposium for Neighborhoods
The City of Charlotte will be hosting the 15th Annual Neighborhood Symposium. "Creating Community: A Symposium for Neighborhoods" will be held Saturday, April 17 at Central Piedmont Community College's (CPCC) central campus on Elizabeth Avenue in the Overcash Building. The day will include an opening ceremony, workshops for adults, a youth track for ages 12 - 18, and exhibits from various organizations.
Saturday, April 17
7:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Central Piedmont Community College, Central Campus
1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Attendees will have an array of diverse activities from which to choose and participate, including many activities for the entire family. In addition to the symposium, the CPCC Charlotte Clean and Green environmental festival and Sensoria Celebration of the Arts events will take place on campus as well.
Neighborhoods are invited to be involved in several BIG ways:
CATS Public Meetings April 13 and 14
- Neighborhood Exhibit: registration due Monday, March 22
- Neighborhood Showcase: submissions due Monday, March 22
- Neighborhood Achievement Award Program: nominations due Wednesday, March 24
- For more information, visit the Symposium web page.
The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will hold public meetings to discuss proposed changes to Route 235 Jackson Park. The public meetings will address extending Route 235 to the LYNX Blue Line New Bern Station. The proposed route adjustments and the extension would also change the route from a neighborhood service to a local bus route, and change the fare structure from the current $.60 to the proposed local bus fare of $1.75 effective July 1, 2010.
Tuesday, April 13
6 – 7 p.m.
Freedom Regional Public Library
1230 Alleghany Street
Wednesday, April 14
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
West Blvd Public Library
2157 West Boulevard
Passengers and members of the community are encouraged to attend one of the following public meetings to ask questions and provide feedback on the proposed route and fare change. The same information will be presented at both meetings.
For bus routes nearest the meeting location call 704-336-RIDE (7433) or consult the CATS Trip Planner at www.ridetransit.org.
15th Annual Burnette Nobles Golf Tournament
The CMPD HOPE Foundation is hosting the 15th Annual Burnette Nobles Memorial Golf Tournament in honor of Officers John Burnette and Andy Nobles at Charlotte Golf Links (11500 Providence Road). Mark your calendar for Monday, April 19
and reserve your foursome now.
Register by Monday, April 12
by e-mailing Officer Heidi Kimbell at email@example.com. 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 and assistance for youth projects.
Free Classes Offered through Community University
Throughout April you can learn about the "Environment and You". 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.
April Theme: The Environment and You
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Hickory Grove Recreation Center
6709 Pence Road
Thursday, April 8 – Storm Drains, Creeks and Streams: Your Water and You
Keeping water sources clean is important for all of Charlotte. Participants will discuss steps they and their communities can take to preserve our water.
Wednesday, April 21 – Going Green in Your Home
As a continued celebration of Earth Day 2010, participants will learn inexpensive, effective ways to "go green" in their communities and at home.
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.
Get the Latest on Our Environment
The City of Charlotte's quarterly environmental newsletter brings you up-to-date on some of the City's latest environmental initiatives, programs and successes. This year brings new activities and additions to Charlotte's green agenda.
In this issue of Environmental News, you'll get information about the City's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program; learn about Charlotte's bright Energy Star; find out about local Earth Day activities, and take a virtual tour of the City's newest sustainable buildings.
You can read the complete edition by visiting the Focus on Environment web site at charmeck.org, and clicking on "Environment Newsletter".
The GOV Channel is Your City Source
The GOV Channel brings you the latest City Source
episode on Thursday, April 1 at 7 p.m.
The episode will give you an in-depth look at Charlotte's economic future. You'll also learn about fair housing practices to help you avoid becoming a victim, Charlotte-Mecklenburg's water quality and the measures CATS takes to keep you safe when riding on the bus and on the Blue Line.
For your convenience, you can view episodes of City Source
online at www.charmeck.org by clicking on the GOV Channel logo.
If you know someone who would be interested in reading CMail, please forward it to them!