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|Health Department Taking ACA Appointments
The Mecklenburg County Health Department is now accepting appointments to assist residents in registration for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also referred to as Obamacare.
Clean Off Storm Drains Before Heavy Rains
Fallen leaves combined with heavy rain tonight into tomorrow could lead to street flooding. Most Charlotte-Mecklenburg street gutters are filled with fallen autumn leaves.
County Manager Search Update
On Nov. 19, 2013, the Board of County Commissioners received and reviewed information about the candidates recommended by the Search Committee for the County Manager position.
FREE GIS Day 2013 Expo this Wednesday
Join WSOC-TV Eyewitness News Meteorologist John Ahrens on Wed., Nov. 20 for GIS Day 2013. The free event runs from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Spirit Square Center for the Arts & Education, 345 N. College St. in Charlotte.
Make it a Healthy Winter
Each year you hear about your coworkers or family members getting sick during the winter months. The best way to avoid getting sick is by practicing a few simple prevention measures.
Q and A with Mecklenburg County Assessor Ken Joyner
Ken Joyner has been Mecklenburg County’s Tax Assessor since October 1, 2013. He has hit the ground running, moving forward with managing the reappraisal of Mecklenburg County’s more than 350,000 tax parcels over the next year and a half.
Umbrella Drive Surpasses Goal
In its third year, the Umbrella Drive for the Homeless received 1,341 donations from the Mecklenburg community on Wednesday. The effort exceeded its goal of 1,000.
Appraisers on the Move
As part of the revaluation review process, County appraisal staff along with Pearson Appraisal Services will review properties in several county neighborhoods over the next several weeks.
You Can Help Collect 1000 Umbrellas
Her goal is 1,000.
County Social Worker Terry Tiamd believes people in the Mecklenburg County community will come through one umbrella at a time and help her reach that goal.
Registration is Underway for Youth Basketball
The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department invites parents with children interested in playing basketball, ages 3-18, to register for the upcoming winter youth basketball season.
NC Unveils Affordable Care Act Hotline
The state of North Carolina has established its designated hotline for getting started with enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplace.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This is a great time to raise awareness by holding events in memory of those who have lost their lives at the hands of their abusers
Cajun Festival Set for Sept. 28
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation will host a Cajun Festival at Romare Bearden Park on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. The event is open to all ages and is free to attend.
Large Turn-Out Expected for Big Sweep
Storm Water Services has been taking volunteer registration information for the past month and the number of volunteer registrations is up significantly this year.
Big Shot Saturdays Conclude Sept. 28
A reminder to parents that North Carolina law mandates all Charlotte-Mecklenburg school-aged children be up to date with their shots in order to be enrolled in school.
Electronic Waste Recycling Adds Value
Throwing electronics away instead of recycling can cost the community. A senior environmental specialist shares what should be recycled and why it's important. In 2011, the County's effort generated $20,000 in revenue.
Residents Asked for Input on the Future of Housing
Residents are invited to help plan for the future of housing in our region by attending an open house to provide input on the housing challenges they face and housing they'd like for their community and the region.
Board Receives Construction Update on First Ward Park
The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners Economic Development Committee received an update on Aug. 13 from Park and Recreation on plans to construct a park in the First Ward neighborhood of uptown Charlotte.
Be a Part of Mecklenburg County's Future
Are you passionate about improving the quality of life in your community? Do you have time or skills to share to help us get there? Be a part of Mecklenburg County’s future.
Board Approves 2011 Revaluation Implementation Plan
At Tuesday’s Board of County Commission meeting, Interim County Manager Bobbie Shields presented an implementation plan to correct the County’s 2011 property revaluation in accordance with North Carolina Session Law 2013-362 (SB-159).
Board Sets Public Hearing Date for School Bonds
A public hearing set for Sept. 3, 2013, provides residents a forum to comment on the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners decision to place $500 million in bonds on the Nov. 5 ballot.
Revaluation Action Plan Update
Work to hire a new assessor is the current step being addressed in the 2011 Revaluation Review Work Plan approved last fall by the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners.
Back Yard Mosquito Control
Excessive rainfall has caused concern that mosquitoes will become quite a nuisance this summer. Check out these tips to make your home and yard less mosquito-friendly.
July is National Park and Recreation Month
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is the natural place to be. The department, which won the 2012 NRPA Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management, provides activities and programs for all ages.
July 2 BOCC Commission Capsule
The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners received an update on the recruitment of a new county tax assessor at its July 2 meeting.
Become a Vendor at the 2013 Hummingbird Festival
Park and Recreation is accepting vendor registration for the 2013 Hummingbird Festival at Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve through Thursday, August 1. The festival will take place Saturday, August 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
County's Offerings Can Help Plan Your Summer
Families and individuals who haven't set all their plans for the warmest season can find a variety of activities and programs provided by Mecklenburg County government departments and partners.
CMS and CPCC Budget Requests
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and Central Piedmont Community College presented their FY14 budget requests to the Board of County Commissioners May 23.
BOCC Reviews Assessor’s Office Customer Service Report
During a Budget Public Policy session on May 28, 2013, the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will be presented the formal results of an independent customer service assessment of the 2011 property revaluation.
Outdoor Pools, Spraygrounds Open Memorial Day Weekend
Charlotte, NC - Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department’s outdoor swimming pools and spraygrounds will open for the summer season just in time for Memorial Day weekend! Pool admission is $1 and spraygrounds are FREE.
Romare Bearden Park Grand Opening is Postponed
The grand opening of Romare Bearden Park, originally scheduled for June 14 and 15, 2013, has been postponed until late August due to delays in project construction caused by unforeseen site conditions and prolonged bad weather.
Latta Plantation Cleanup!
Latta Plantation was cleaned up as a part of our Great American Cleanup Earth Day activities. County staff and community volunteers participated. See the results!
Community Garden Tour Scheduled for May 4
The Mecklenburg County Fruit & Vegetable Coalition is hosting its 3rd Annual Can You Dig It, Charlotte Community Garden Tour on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at four diverse community locations.
Community Service Grant Process Update
Awarding yearly grants to local partners is one way Mecklenburg County leaders seek cost-effective collaborations that help provide services and programs.
Historic Site Gets Renovation Go-Ahead
An integral piece of the County's history is closer to getting the needed attention that will enable a new use for the old structure at 301 Campus Street in Charlotte.
Mecklenburg County Marks 250 Years With A Boom
Rain did little to dampen the spirit of the celebration as Mecklenburg County and the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office joined forces to rededicate the Historic Courthouse at 700 E. Trade Street.
Possible Exposure to Hepatitis A at Two Restaurants/Bars
People who ate at Hooters in Concord on Feb. 7 or 8, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., or Whiskey Warehouse in Charlotte on Feb. 6, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Feb. 9, 4:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m., or Feb. 13, 7 p.m. to 8 30 p.m., may have been exposed to hepatitis A.
Field to Fork Pizza Gardens Unveiled at Area Schools
Fuel Pizza has partnered with the Mecklenburg County Health Department, Mecklenburg County Fruit & Vegetable Coalition, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, LandSculptors and Earth Farm Organics to bring “Field to Fork” Pizza Gardens to 15 elementary classes.
A review of the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners meeting from February 5, 2013.
Keeping Mecklenburg Beautiful with Bulbs
This spring, more than 20,000 flowers will bloom at various Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and throughout several County parks thanks to a generous donation made by Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful.
Field to Fork Program Applications Due Jan 31
The Mecklenburg County Health Department is partnering with Fuel Pizza, Mecklenburg County Fruit & Vegetable Coalition, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Landsculptors, and EarthFarm Organics to bring Field to Fork Pizza Gardens to 15 elementary classes.