September 29th 2010
Have a project you want to complete but don’t have the tools to do it?
Take advantage of the free Historic Northwest Community Tool Shed. The Community Tool Shed provides Charlotte residents, neighborhoods and community organizations with resources to beautify and maintain their communities.
Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $14,000 grant to the City of Charlotte for the purchase of an inventory of tools ranging from hammers, ladders and paint brushes to power drills, sanders and pressure washers. For a complete listing of tools included in the Historic Northwest Community Tool Shed and information on how to reserve the tools for your next project, visit www.nbs.charlottenc.gov
or call 704-336-2175.
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
Investing in Your Community
Community University is offering a series of free workshops focused on investing in your community throughout October.
Workshops will provide information on how to promote positive elements of your neighborhood, find resources to fund neighborhood projects and how to build strong relationships that will keep your neighborhood a healthy place to live.
Thursday, October 7 – Positive Perceptions: Branding and Marketing Your Neighborhood
Learn how to identify and promote positive elements in your neighborhood through creating an image building strategy. Hear examples of successful projects and activities completed by Charlotte residents.
6:30 – 8 p.m.
255 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Parking available in the S. Mint Street parking deck (410 S. Mint Street) bring your parking ticket for validation.
Monday, October 11 – We’re All in This Together: Renters and Owners Working Toward a Better Neighborhood
Discuss how renters and property owners can build strong relationships to keep their neighborhoods a healthy place to live.
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Greater Charlotte Apartment Association
2101 Rexford Road, 330-E
Register today by calling 704-336-2061, e-mailing email@example.com
or visiting http://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.
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:
Tuesday, October 5
- 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.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, Room 267
600 E. Fourth Street
Visit the Charlotte Streetcar Project web site
for all of the meeting dates.
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, October 7 at 7 p.m.
The episode will give you an in-depth look at property taxes, what services your property taxes pay for, how funding is allocated and different ways to pay. You’ll also learn Halloween safety tips and about economic stimulus projects being funded throughout Charlotte, including the new Power2 campaign and storm water projects.
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.