September 14th 2011
The City of Charlotte’s Planning Department is seeking volunteer residents, neighborhood leaders, business owners, attorneys and other interested parties to serve on a Citizens Advisory Group that will assist in crafting a text amendment to clarify current regulations for Restaurants-Nightclubs-Bars and Lounges and to review the required distance separation from residential districts and residential uses.
Thursday, September 22
6 – 8 p.m.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, Room 267
600 E. Fourth Street
Parking available in the Davidson Street parking deck across from the CMGC – bring your parking ticket for validation.
Click here for more
information. If you are interested in participating, please contact Sonda Kennedy at email@example.com
Purchase CATS Passes Online
Football season is gearing up and CATS wants to remind you that before heading out to the next home game, save yourself some time and purchase your passes online at www.ridetransit.org
. Purchasing tickets is an easy way to avoid game day crowds and offers the opportunity to buy passes for the entire season.
For more information about buying passes online, visit www.ridetransit.org
or call 704-336-7433.
CMPD Citizens Academy
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s (CMPD) Citizens Academy program continues with a workshop about CMPD officer recruitment, selection and training.
In addition to taking a tour of the Police and Fire Training Academy, attendees will learn about the hiring and screening process of CMPD officers, the 23-week long training each recruit must complete and the continuing education and development of police officers.
Tuesday, September 20
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Police and Fire Training Academy
1770 Shopton Road
To register, complete the online registration form
or call 704-432-1655. You can also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions.
Visit the Citizens Academy web page
at cmpd.org for more information about the workshops offered including complete course descriptions and dates of future courses.
25th Annual Big Sweep
This year marks the 25th Annual Big Sweep event where volunteers clean debris from local creeks and lakes. More than 15,000 pounds of trash was removed last year alone.
Saturday, October 1
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Click here to register
, for a complete list or map of locations and details about what to wear.
Airport to Hold Fifth Annual Runway 5K
Mark your calendar for the Fifth Annual Runway 5K Run/Walk, hosted by the Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Saturday, October 29 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 more than 3,300 runners and walkers and raised more than $40,000 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 here
Help control the cankerworm population and band trees throughout local communities. Neighborhood organizations can apply for up to $3,000 through the City’s Neighborhood Matching Grants Fund. These funds will assist with neighborhood tree banding, including those located on private property. There is no income eligibility to receive Tree Banding Initiative Neighborhood Matching Grant; however, communities must be located within or adjacent to the Cankerworm Infestation Area
Grant applications will be accepted through Friday, October 21.
For more information, contact Neighborhood & Business Services at 704-336-2061 or visit the tree banding grants
The GOV Channel is Your City Source
The GOV Channel brings you the latest City Source
episode on Thursday, September 15 at 7 p.m.
In this episode you will hear from a passenger that was on US Airways Flight 1549, that crashed into the Hudson River, and see the plane that is on display at the Carolinas Aviation Museum. You’ll also learn about a local company that used energy stimulus funding to increase efficiencies and how LYNX Light Rail and transit oriented development is spurring economic growth.
For your convenience, you can view episodes of City Source online
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.