September 28th 2011
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.
Purchase CATS Passes Online
Football season is here 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 two upcoming workshops.
Tuesday, October 4 – Internal Affairs and Officer Use of Force
Participants will learn how CMPD ensures proper conduct by officers and non-sworn employees. Attendees will learn how complaints and internal investigations are conducted, about CMPD’s high standards and about the department’s protocol for restraining suspects being taken into custody.
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Police and Fire Training Academy
1770 Shopton Road
Tuesday, October 11 – Crime Prevention, Research, Planning and Technology
Learn about crime mapping tools used by officers to target crime and where you can find and use crime statistics as a citizen. Participants will have the chance to view the real-time information used to reduce neighborhood crime, review crime hot spots and learn where to find these resources on the internet.
6:30 – 8 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.
Animal Care & Control to Host Pet Family Reunion
In honor of Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Animal Care & Control Division (AC&C) is hosting a Pet Family Reunion for pets and owners who were paired through the AC&C adoption program. However, with this reunion, everyone is family so that means everyone, both the two- and four-legged family members are invited.
Saturday, October 15
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Animal Care & Control
8315 Byrum Drive
The fun-filled day will feature activities including:
- Open House at the AC&C Shelter
- Microchip Clinic
- Storm Water Services Scoop the Poop education
- Reduced adoption fees for "veteran" pets
More details can be found at animals.cmpd.org.
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.
In response to traffic congestion last year, organizers have improved parking, enhanced traffic management and eliminated the option to register on the day of the event. All runners and walkers must be pre-registered by noon on Friday, October 28 and are asked to arrive at least one hour prior to the event start.
Pre-register now to receive a reduced rate
. You can register online at charlotteairport.com
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 6 at 7 p.m.
In this episode you will learn why more businesses are moving to Charlotte. You’ll also learn about how Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities crews use cameras to pin-point problems underground and how trees are used to enhance the quality of life for residents.
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.