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​Board Bulletin, March 2, 2020



Volunteer Fire Districts Listening Session

 A listening session will be held on Tuesday, March 10 to discuss fire service delivery and proposed funding options in unincorporated areas of Charlotte.

The listening session is hosted by the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners. The event is designed to provide residents and Fire Chiefs an opportunity to ask questions and receive information about possible funding options for fire delivery services in unincorporated areas of Charlotte.

The following Volunteer Fire Departments currently provide service in the unincorporated Charlotte area:

  1. Carolina Volunteer Fire 
  2. Cooks Volunteer Fire
  3. Long Creek Volunteer Fire 
  4. Robinson Volunteer Fire
  5. Steele Creek Volunteer Fire
  6. West Mecklenburg Volunteer Fire 

The meeting is open to the public. Registration is not required. The meeting will also be livestreamed online at

Event Details

  1. Volunteer Fire Districts Listening Session
  2. Tuesday, March 10 at 6 p.m.
  3. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, Room 267

For more information about the event, contact, Assistant County Manager, Leslie Johnson.


Census Letters Mailed Mid-March  

The Census Bureau will begin sending invitations in the mail urging residents to participate in the 2020 Census.

The Bureau will begin mailing the invitations on Thursday, March 12.

The results from the 2020 Census will be used to direct federal funds to local communities for schools, roads and other public services. Census data also helps to determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.

There are three ways to respond to the Census: 

  • online (visit to access and complete the census questionnaire online),  
  • by phone – your invitation will include information about how to respond by phone.
  • by mail – complete the questionnaire and follow the instructions for responding. 

For more information on the Census, contact Census Coordinator Kim Bagby or visit


LIEAP Applications Ending 3/31

There are only a few weeks left for residents to apply for assistance with paying their home heating costs. The Department of Social Services is accepting Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) applications from Mecklenburg County residents through March 31, 2020.

LIEAP is a federally funded program provides for one-time payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills.

Individuals can apply at the Valerie C. Woodard Center, 3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 1800, Charlotte. Homebound, elderly or disabled persons unable to apply in person can contact J1C (Just 1 Call) at 704-432-1111 or the DSS Customer Connection Call Center at 704-336-3000.  

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