September 1st 2010
City Holiday Hours
City of Charlotte offices will be closed on Monday, September 6.
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)
bus routes and the LYNX Blue Line will operate its Sunday schedule on Monday, September 6. No express bus route service will operate that day.
For more information, please contact CATS Customer Service at 704-336-RIDE or visit www.ridetransit.org
Solid Waste Services
will operate on a normal schedule.
Streetcar Public Meetings
Join us to wrap up the 30% design and engineering phase. The Charlotte Streetcar Project team will hold its final round of public meetings for the design and engineering phase of the 10-mile alignment. At this meeting, you will hear and discuss results including:
- Technology findings
- Defined alignment, shelter design and stop locations
- Capital cost estimate
- Next steps
- Streetcar Starter Project (1.5-mile segment)
6 – 8 p.m.
Memorial United Methodist Church
4012 Central Avenue
Visit the Charlotte Streetcar Project web site
for all of the meeting dates.
Utilities Protects Environment through Safe, Effective Wastewater Treatment
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities successfully collected and treated more than 30 billion gallons of the community's wastewater during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2010. Wastewater treatment plants earned performance awards while pipe crews maintained and improved the infrastructure and responded to nine fewer wastewater overflows.
Wastewater overflows are still a community challenge that residents can help resolve by pouring fats, oils and grease in a disposable jar and throwing it in the trash.
In the September water bill, customers will receive a summary of the annual wastewater report. The report will also be posted on the Education page
LYNX Blue Line Extension Public Meetings
The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) invites the public to come out and comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
for the LYNX Blue Line Extension Light Rail Project.
The Draft EIS discusses the environmental, physical and socioeconomic impacts associated with the project, and lists mitigation measures that would lessen or eliminate those impacts. The public review period of the Draft EIS runs until Tuesday, October 12.
Would you like to see if and how mass transit may affect your neighborhood? Attend one of the public meetings below.
Thursday, September 9
6 – 8 p.m.
Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall
101 West Sugar Creek Road
Tuesday, September 14
6 – 8 p.m.
Oasis Shriners Center
604 Doug Mayes Place
The proposed LYNX Blue Line Extension is an 11-mile extension of the existing light rail line to serve the Northeast Corridor from Center City Charlotte to I-485 at North Tryon Street.
Please note: the same information will be presented at both meetings.
Small Business Programs and You!
Have you ever wondered how City staff works with businesses to provide problem solving and financial resources? Then this is your opportunity to meet the staff that work with small businesses in the City's priority corridors. You'll also learn about business loan and grant programs and other resources available to you and your business.
Register today by calling 704-336-2061, e-mailing email@example.com
or visiting nbs.charlottenc.gov
and clicking on the Community University link
Thursday, September 9th
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, Room 267
600 East 4th Street
Parking available in the CMGC parking deck off of Davidson Street - bring your parking tickets for validation.
Airport to Hold Fourth Annual Runway 5K Run/Walk
Mark your calendar for the Fourth Annual Runway 5K Run/Walk, hosted by the 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, September 2 at 7 p.m.
The episode will give you an in-depth look at how the Charlotte Department of Transportation and Utilities mobilize to repair leaks in our community. You’ll also learn about why Charlotte was ranked one of the top ten cities for young adults and how the Carolinas Aviation Museum helps with local economic development.
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.