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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department (CMUD) Advisory Committee
What are their duties?

To review and make recommendations on the following: all capital improvement programs for water and sewer facilities and changes to such programs; proposed changes in the method for determining water and sewer charges; proposed changes in policy for extending water and sewer services. Click here to review the fiscal year 2013 annual report.


Who appoints the advisory committee?

There are seven members (one appointed by Mayor of Charlotte; three by Charlotte City Council; three by Mecklenburg County Commissioners).


Who is on the Advisory Committee?

The Chairman is Jim Duke and Vice Chairman is Ron Charbonneau.
Name                     
Pride Patton, Jr.
Jim Duke
Frank McMahan
James Merrifield
Ralph Messera
Eric Sieckmann
Ron Charbonneau
Category           
Contractor
Neighborhood
Engineer
Developer
Towns
Financial
Neighborhood
Appointed by          
City
Mayor
County
County
City
City
County

When are their meetings?

Advisory Committee Meetings are typically on the third Thursday of each month between 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at 4222 Westmont Drive (Conference Room C), Charlotte NC 28217.

How was the Advisory Committee Created?


The Advisory Committee was formed in June 1991. The agreement that formed the group was signed by Mayor Sue Myrick and Board of County Commissioners Chairperson T. Rodney Autrey.

The agreement requires that three members will be appointed by the County Commission, three by City Council and one by the Charlotte city mayor. With the exception of the town representative, the members of the Committee must be actively involved in one of the following categories: real estate developer, water and/or sewer contractor, civil engineer specializing in water/sewer construction, financial expert and neighborhood leader. This composition of skill sets was suggested by a 13-member citizen committee that reviewed Utilities policies from April to November 1990, which recommended the five-member Community Facilities Committee be transitioned to seven members with these characteristics.


What are member's time requirements?

Members commit approximately 1.5 hours per month. Members are appointed to three year terms and may be appointed to one additional term to coincide right after first term.

How do I apply?
Applications for City Boards and Commissions are available here.