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​July 1, 2019

7/1/2019

boccLegislative Update

Last week, Senate Bill 242 was enacted by the North Carolina Legislature. The bill clarifies the County’s public private park development process for projects that are in the Park Master Plan. I’d like to thank your Mecklenburg County State Legislative Delegation for their efforts to get the bill passed. We will continue to work with the delegation and stakeholders on our remaining legislative agenda items, which are listed below.

  • Support State Public School Capital Funding
  • Support maintaining State management of the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission
  • Support funding for Raise the Age implementation
  • Support tobacco prevention efforts
  • Support accurate eviction judgement recording

For more information, contact Starla Tanner, Legislative Affairs Liaison, at 980-314-2884.
 
Chairman Dunlap Holds Latino Community Town Hall Meeting July 9

Members of the community are invited to join BOCC Chairman and District 3 Commissioner George Dunlap at Iglesia Adventista del Septimo Dia de Charlotte on Tuesday, July 9 for a town hall meeting serving the Latino community. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The focus of the town hall event includes improving communications, listening to the concerns of the Latino Community and increasing civic participation.

If you have questions, please contact LaShonda Hart, Senior Assistant to the County Manager, at 980-314-2906.
 
County Begins Publishing Key Economic Reports Online

Last Friday, June 28, the County’s Financial Services Department began publishing key economic reports on the County website. Making these reports available online increases transparency and provides residents with valuable insight into County economic trends.

The website showcases two economic analyses: The Quarterly Economic Update, which reviews the economic status and forecast of Mecklenburg County and the monthly Residential Housing Market Report, which takes a granular look at the individual submarkets of the area. You can find the new site here.

The page will be updated monthly, as reports become available. To learn more, please contract Michael Simmons, County Economist, at 980-314-2978.
 
A New Way to Recycle Glass

Starting today, Mecklenburg County residents who use the County’s Full Service Drop Off Centers will have a new way to recycle glass products.

The County has placed specially marked yellow containers at all Full Service Centers to help improve the efficiency of our recycling system.

Separating glass from other products helps reduce processing costs (glass won’t have to be separated at the Materials Recovery Facility) and allows these items to go directly into to the reuse market. 

Glass will still be accepted curbside for those who choose that option. 

The County’s Full Service Drop Off Centers are located at:

Foxhole Recycling Center
17131 Lancaster Highway
Charlotte, NC 28277

North Mecklenburg Recycling Center
12300 N. Statesville Road
Huntersville, NC 28078

Hickory Grove Recycling Center
8007 Pence Road
Charlotte, NC 28215

Compost Central and Recycling Center
140 Valleydale Road
Charlotte, NC 28214

If you have questions, please contact Jeff Smithberger, Division Director for Mecklenburg County Solid Waste, at 980-314-3863.
 
Board Bulletin Summer Schedule

Beginning today, we will issue the Board Bulletin on a modified schedule for the remainder of the summer.
Our plan is to send the next bulletin on July 15 and two in August. We will return to our weekly schedule in early September.

Happy summer everyone!