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|Umbrella Drive Success
A Mecklenburg County social worker saw a need and decided that, with help from the community, she could provide umbrellas to people who are homeless.
Transition of the Health Department
Teams from Mecklenburg County and Carolinas Healthcare System are developing plans for transfer of public health services to County operation.
Illegal Food Vendors
In response to complaints from community organizations, the Mecklenburg County Health Department has begun a crackdown on illegal food vendors along Beatties Ford Road.
Performance and Evaluation Manager Named
Monica R. Allen is the new Performance and Evaluation Manager for Mecklenburg County. Allen, who joined the County in October 2007 as a Management Analyst, will begin her role on Nov. 16, 2011.
Tax Bills and Revaluation
Those who are appealing the new value they got for their property during revaluation are asking if they have to pay before before their appeal is decided. The answer is...
2012 Budget Book
View the recently published 2012 Budget Book online for a detailed look at Mecklenburg County's $1.38 billion spending plan.
Learning to Live with Coyotes
Believe it or not, Mecklenburg County has an active population of coyotes. We have some tips for what to do if you run across one of these wylie critters.
DSS 'Jobs Boost' Program Marks Continuing Success
The Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services (DSS) has been awarded another year of the North Carolina Job Boost Program grant due to the success from the program over the last fiscal year.
Fresh Farm to Fork Produce Market a Big Success
Residents on the county’s east side have a new option for getting fresh produce from the farm to their fork and that is an important development to staffers at the Mecklenburg County Health Department.
DSS Changes Operating Hours
The Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services (DSS) will change its operating hours starting on Friday, July 1, 2011.
July 1, 2011: Deadline to Renew Business Licenses
There are more than 50,000 businesses in Mecklenburg County and most are required to have a local “privilege license,” also known as a business license. All business licenses in Mecklenburg County expire on June 30, 2011.
Sprite Helps Grady Cole Center
In a local version of a national campaign, Sprite and CBS Radio's K104.7 are collecting green tabs from Sprite cans during June and donating 10 cents for every tab turned in to the Grady Cole Center for improvements.
ReVenture Park Plans Smaller Facility
Forsite Develoment Inc. has notified Mecklenburg County Land Use and Environmental Services Agency (LUESA) that it plans to scale back the size of the proposed ReVenture Park waste-to-energy plant it has been developing for the western part of the County.
Senior Summer Camps Offered Every Thursday In June
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation’s popular “Leisure and Learn” program will offer a Senior Summer Camp for adults ages 55 and older every Thursday in June at William R. Davie Park, 4635 Pineville-Matthews Road.
Foxhole Advisory Council Meeting
A special meeting of the Foxhole Landfill Advisory Council was held May 16, 2011, at 7 p.m. at Elon Park Elementary School, 11425 Ardrey Kell Road, Charlotte.
County/CMS Making Healthy Connection
The Board of County Commissioners Education Liaison Committee met with CMS staff and elected officials Tuesday and talked about the County's health commitment to CMS.
Charlotte Knights Seek Extension
The Charlotte Knights have asked the County for an extension to September 2012 to begin construction on a minor league baseball stadium in Third Ward.
New Online Juror Tool
The trial Court Administrator and County Information Services & Technology have created an easy way for jurors to handle their summonses.
Economic Development Committee
The Board's Economic Development Committee met March 8 and heard about an effort to start a micro-loan branch in Charlotte.
The County Tax Assessor has extended the deadline for appealing new property values until Monday, March 14.
Board Sets Priorities for FY2012
The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners has given staff some direction about which County services the Board considers most important for the community.
Enter Your Pooch for Top Dog Honors
Sign-up your dog for this year’s Top Dog Photo Contest, part of the 2011 Pedigree® Bark in the Park Dog Festival presented by Food Lion on Saturday, April 30.
Teen Talent Showcase:'Get In Where You Fit In'
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation invites the public to a teen talent showcase, “Get In Where You Fit In,” March 5, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., at Albemarle Road Recreation Center, 5027 North Idlewild Rd.
Dance With Your Sweetheart At Albemarle Road Rec Center
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation invites active seniors, ages 50 and over, to a Senior Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Ball, Friday, Feb. 11, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., at Albemarle Road Recreation Center, 5027 North Idlewild Road.
Joint Capital Planning
A team of top executives from IBM has studied the process of Joint Capital Master Planning and has made its recommendations.
2010 Performance Report Released
Mecklenburg County Government continues to make steady progress toward its 2015 vision to make the community “a place of pride and choice for people to live, work and recreate.”
Get a Jump on Spring at Native Tree and Shrub Sale
Though the notion of springtime might be only a distant hope right now, it’s the perfect time to start thinking ahead about getting some new trees and shrubs in the ground. Early spring is an ideal time to plant dormant seedlings.
Field to Fork Pizza Gardens Unveiled for Area Schools
Fuel Pizza Café of Charlotte has partnered with the Mecklenburg County Health Department, the Mecklenburg County Fruit & Vegetable Coalition, and Charlotte Green to bring “Field to Fork” Pizza Gardens to 10 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
Logging in Mecklenburg County?
The County Board's Natural Resources Committee has approved the concept of managing the loblolly pine forests at County nature preserves.