October 27th 2010
Water/Sewer Rate Study Seeks Input
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities (Utilities) customers are urged to attend upcoming information and public input sessions related to the first comprehensive review of water/sewer rates and fees since 1977.
There are two sets of meetings scheduled throughout Mecklenburg County. The first series of meetings was completed in September. The second series of meetings will begin in late October and introduce potential rate and fee alternatives for public feedback.
For detailed information about the meeting times and locations visit the Utilities Water and Sewer Rate Study web site
where you can also submit feedback electronically.
The goal of the study is to recommend a rate structure that is considered fair and equitable, while generating the revenues required to operate the water and sewer system.
Charlotte Citizens to Vote on City Bonds
On Tuesday, November 2, Charlotte citizens will vote on $203.6 million in transportation, neighborhood improvement and affordable housing bonds. The bonds are a part of City Council’s adopted Capital Investment Plan and, if approved by voters, will not require a tax increase.
For complete details about the bonds, visit http://citybonds.charmeck.org
Safe Kids are Seen on Halloween!
Children are more than twice as likely to be hit and killed by a car on Halloween as any other night of the year. Here are some tips to keep everyone safe this Halloween:
- Safely cross streets, don’t cross between parked cars.
- Walk on sidewalks or paths and children under the age of 12 should always trick or treat with adult supervision.
- Carry flashlights and wear reflective items if you will be trick-or-treating in the dark.
- Teach children to stop only at houses or apartment buildings that are well-lit and never to enter a stranger’s home.
For a complete list of Halloween safety tips, click on Youth Safety Information
on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit web page.
City Launches My-Charlotte Application
The City of Charlotte has launched “My-Charlotte,” a mobile application for wireless smart phones that allows users to access municipal services on the go. Currently, the application is only available on the Apple iPhone, but the City plans to expand into other mobile devices such as the Motorola DROID and BlackBerry in early 2011.
The application allows users to:
- Access services via 311 to report graffiti, potholes and other neighborhood nuisances
- Obtain flight information and parking status at Charlotte Douglas International Airport
- Search traffic accident locations from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
- Get air quality information from LUESA
- Access a link to download the CATS mobile application for transit information
To download the application and for more information visit charmeck.org
Understanding the Quality of Life Study
Community University is offering a series of free workshops focused on the 2010 Charlotte Neighborhood quality of Life Study throughout November.
Workshops will give participants a better understanding of the purpose and interpretation of the Quality of Life Study data and how that data is used by the City. Visit nbs.charlottenc.gov
for a complete listing of the meetings.
The Charlotte Neighborhood Quality of Life Study is conducted every two years to evaluate social, crime, physical and economic conditions in Charlotte’s neighborhood statistical areas (NSA). Each NSA is categorized as stable, transitioning or challenged, which the City then uses to determine its neighborhood focus areas.
Thursday, November 4
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Thompson Child Development Center
1645 Clanton Road
Wednesday, November 10
6:30 – 8 p.m.
3815 North Tryon Street
Please note: The same information will be presented at each workshop; however, some geographical distinctions may be highlighted based on the Community & Commerce’s districts.
Register today by calling 704-336-2061, e-mailing email@example.com
or visiting nbs.charlottenc.gov
and clicking on the Community University link
CU is the City’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.
Wipe Out Waste Day
The City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services is partnering with Mecklenburg County to help you keep your home and identity safe. Make plans to attend Wipe Out Waste Day and bring important documents/unwanted paper for shredding and any hazardous household materials to be disposed of for free.
Saturday, November 13
9 a.m. – Noon
At All Mecklenburg County Full-Service Recycling Centers (listed below)
Hickory Grove Recycling Center
8007 Pence Road
North Mecklenburg Recycling Center
12300 N. Statesville Road
Foxhole Recycling Center
17131 Lancaster Highway
West Mecklenburg Recycling Center
8440 Byrum Drive
The first 50 residents to bring items to each recycling center will receive special giveaways. For more information, visit www.wipeoutwaste.com
Airport to Hold Fourth Annual Runway 5K Run/Walk
Mark your calendar for the Fourth Annual Runway 5K Run/Walk, hosted by Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Saturday, October 30 beginning at 8 a.m. The Runway 5K will take place at one of the nation’s most unique locations and busiest airports. Last year’s event drew close to 2,000 runners and walkers and raised more than $20,000 for Lifespan's Community Activities Employment Transition Program (CAET). LifeSpan transforms the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities by providing education, employment and enrichment opportunities.
Pre-register now to receive a reduced rate. You can register online at charlotteairport.com
The GOV Channel is Your City Source
The GOV Channel brings you the latest City Source episode on Thursday, November 4 at 7 p.m.
holiday traveling and the new parking options at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. You’ll also learn about the new My-Charlotte iPhone application and how the federal stimulus is supporting public safety efforts in our community.
For your convenience, you can view episodes of City Source
online at www.charlottenc.gov
by clicking on the GOV Channel logo.
If you know someone who would be interested in reading CMail, please forward it to them!
You can always visit www.charlottenc.gov, Twitter or Facebook for City information as well.