May 12th 2010
2009 Water Quality Report Hits Mailboxes
Customer Service Improvements Continue at Utilities
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities will initiate a countywide water meter equipment audit on Wednesday, May 19. Auditors will check 9,000 water meters and transmitters as part of a comprehensive program to enhance existing quality assurance and improve customer service. Please visit www.cmutilities.com for details.
Rates Proposed to Increase in July
Each year Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities adjusts rates to improve and maintain water and wastewater infrastructure and services. A guide to this year's budget and proposed rates is now available at www.cmutilities.com. The guide also compares Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities rates to other water providers.
Speed Street Closures
Speed Street will begin Thursday, May 27 and finish Saturday, May 29. Streets will close Wednesday, May 26 at 9:30 a.m. and reopen Sunday, May 30 at 8 a.m. For more information visit www.600festival.com. Click here to link to the operational plan.
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, 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 email@example.com. You can also register at the High School Academy web site. Don't delay – registration deadline is Monday, May 24.
Does Your Neighborhood Have the Energy for this Challenge?
Submit your application today for the Neighborhood Energy Challenge, a program encouraging neighbors to join forces to develop innovative and practical strategies for improving their neighborhoods' energy use.
The Challenge is open to any neighborhood or homeowners association in Charlotte that has been established for at least three months. Up to five neighborhoods will be selected to participate, regardless of location or economic conditions.
Applications are due Saturday, July 31.
Interested in applying?
You must register and take part in one of five pre-application workshops to provide applicants with detailed information about the Challenge and application process.
Thursday, May 20
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Arbor Glen Recreation Center
1520 Clanton Road
For more details about the Neighborhood Energy Challenge, program guidelines or to register for a pre-application workshop, visit the Neighborhood & Business Services web site or call 704-353-1130.
New Program helps Buildings Gain a New Lease on Life
The City of Charlotte is now accepting applications for the Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Retrofit Program. The program is designed to improve energy efficiency of older commercial buildings in the City's Business Revitalization Geography, including its five priority corridors; Wilkinson/Freedom, Rozzelles Ferry, Beatties Ford, North Tryon, and Eastland area. All commercial and industrial buildings, regardless of size, are eligible for the program.
The goal of the retrofit program is to lower the energy use in existing buildings. The City will pay a percentage of energy-efficiency retrofits including, but not limited to energy audits, lighting, HVAC, insulation and tank less water heaters. The City will reimburse the grantee after all work is completed.
Visit the Neighborhood & Business Services web site for detailed information about the Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Retrofit Program and to begin the application process. You can also call 704-432-3025 for more information.
The GOV Channel is Your City Source
The GOV Channel brings you the latest City Source episode on Thursday, May 20 at 7 p.m.
The episode will give you an in-depth look at how Animal Care & Control responds to pets in emergency situations. You'll also learn about the new CATS Chief Executive Officer Carolyn Flowers.
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!