Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Streetcar Grant in the Spotlight Tonight

Tonight, the Charlotte City Council will consider whether it will allocate the $12 million match required to capture the $25 million federal grant, to fund the first phase of the Streetcar line.  Interested residents should attend the meeting, beginning at 6:00p at the Government Center (map).

Thursday, July 22, 2010

CATS Public Meetings

"The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will be conducting a series of public meetings for a look at how transit improvements over the last decade are benefitting the community and what's planned for the future to provide greater connectivity for the region.  “We are taking this information to the community to show CATS’ investors what we have achieved in the forms of operational quality and reliability as well as amenities and corridor projects,” said Carolyn Flowers, CEO of CATS.  “The entire community by virtue of paying sales tax dedicated to public transit has an investment in their local transit system.”

The same information will be shared at each meeting.
Meeting times and locations are as follows:

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
6:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cornelius Town Hall
21445 W. Catawba Ave.
Cornelius, NC  28031

Thursday, July 29, 2010      
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.            
Charlotte-Mecklenburg      
Government Center            
Room 267                              
600 East Fourth Street
Charlotte, NC  28202

Tuesday, August 3, 2010
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Matthews Town Hall
232 Matthews Station St.
Matthews, NC  28105

For more information about the meetings or transit service near the meeting locations, contact 704-336-RIDE (7433) or visit www.ridetransit.org."

Friday, July 16, 2010

Neighborhood Energy Efficiency Grant

Though there will be no July meeting as the neighborhood association is on summer hiatus, the Neighborhood Energy Efficiency Grant team will be meeting at the regular 6:00p time on Monday, July 19th, at the Gateway Village YMCA.  Cameron Butler, one of the leaders of the grant application team, shared the following information on earning a City grant for your home:

“Greetings Third Ward Residents,

Third Ward leaders and organizers are looking for volunteers for a Household Energy Fund Study.  The Third Ward is one of many neighborhoods in Mecklenburg County applying for funds from Charlotte's Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant (EECBG).  One qualification for the grant requires involvement from a neighborhood's residents to participate in home weatherization and energy upgrades.  Data from these upgrades will be used in the new Quality of Life Study through the EECBG.

The upgrades for this Household Energy Fund include:
1. Attic sealing and insulation
2. Duct sealing
3. Weatherization and blower door air sealing.

Household Energy Fund Eligibility:
1. Homeowners/renters who have occupied residencies for at least 12 months
2. Residence is not in the CPMD Rental Database
3. Residence is not for sale or in foreclosure
4. Taxes are current on the residence
5. Utilities must be in resident's name
6. 1 year of utility bills (prior & post installation, often accessible on utility company website)
7. Proof of Income

We hope that we will have many volunteers for this great opportunity and would just like to get a commitment from as many residents as possible.  For those who are interested in the Household Energy Fund, please drop by the Gateway YMCA on 7/19 from 6-8 to sign up, or contact ThirdWardNEET@gmail.com for more information.”

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Historic Charlotte’s 10th annual Blast for the Past

Historic Charlotte’s 10th annual Blast for the Past will be at the new Uptown Mint Museum on Thursday, October 21st, allowing guests to be some of the first to view this spectacular new arts venue right here in Third Ward.  There will be live music and great food, a silent auction and the residential and commercial preservation awards ceremony recognizing the most innovative historic preservation projects in the Charlotte region.
Tickets go on sale in August at HistoricCharlotte.org and are limited to 400. (If you are interested in being a table sponsor for Blast for the Past please contact D.Althouse@HistoricCharlotte.org)..
Want to get more involved?

  1. Donate or help us gather unique and fabulous auction items; 
  2. Volunteer to help with the event itself and be part of this fun and exciting evening.  

Donations are tax deductible, so pf you have any auction items contact Sarah Kennard at Sarah@HistoricCharlotte.org or at 704-332-8825 . If you would like to volunteer to help the night of the event please contact Jeanne Pearson at Jeanne@HistoricCharlotte.org or at 704-998-2229.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Recycling Reminder

Third Ward's first pickup under the new biweekly recycling schedule will be tomorrow, July 14th.

Friday, July 9, 2010

West End Market

After its July 4 hiatus, the Historic West End Market returns to 1601 West Trade Street this weekend.  Enjoy produce specials, live music, and people watching!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ivey Handbell Ringers 28th Annual Homecoming Concert

"On Friday, July 9 at 7:00pm, the Ivey Handbell Ringers, a group of 10 youth handbell ringers from First Presbyterian Church will present their annual Homecoming Concert in the church Sanctuary. The group will return that afternoon from a 12 day concert tour of Colorado where they performed 10 concerts including ringing at the Air Force Academy Chapel on July 4th. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information contact the church office at 704-332-5123.
First Presbyterian Church, 200 W. Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202, www.firstpres-charlotte.org."

Monday, July 5, 2010

Collection Day Changes

Beginning this week, Third Ward's trash collection day will change to Wednesday.  At this time the new bi-weekly recycling schedule begins using the new, larger bins.  Third Ward's first recycling collection under the new schedule will be next Wednesday, July 14th.
For a schedule of on/off weeks for recycling pickup, please see this link.  Third Ward's recycling collection weeks are shown in green.