Council Bulletin, December 6, 2021


COVID-19 Update

As of 8:30 a.m., there were 162,706 novel coronaviruses (COVID-19) with 1,291 reported deaths from COVID-19 among residents of Mecklenburg County.

Click here for the latest data report. To learn more about vaccination sites and resources related to COVID-19, please click here.

Mecklenburg County Budget and Management Office invites residents to attend upcoming participatory budgeting briefings

Mecklenburg County is hosting a series of information sessions to help residents learn more about its Participatory Budgeting Pilot (PB Meck) program. The program is designed to enable the community to help identify, discuss and prioritize public spending plans in county commission districts.

During the briefings, participants will have the opportunity to meet the PB Meck team and learn how to submit ideas for innovative projects that could be funded in the next county budget. Participants will also learn how to join a team of volunteers or become an ambassador.

Information sessions are open to the public and residents can confirm their attendance by clicking on the session links below. Reservations are not required to attend. Participants are encouraged to wear a mask and practice social distancing as part of the COVID-19 protocol. Information material, toolkits and refreshments will be available to all participants.

For more information on upcoming briefings or the budget process for FY2023, contact the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Adrian Cox.

District 1 Information Session

Cornelius Town Hall
21445 Catawba Ave, Cornelius, North Carolina 28031
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
6.30 p.m.

District 3 Info Session

Refuge on Central
1101 Central Ave Unit B, Charlotte, NC 28204
Thursday, December 9, 2021
6.30 p.m.

District 2 Information Session

Bette Rae Thomas Center (Senior Lee Bass Room)
2921 Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28208
Saturday 11 December 2021
12 p.m.-2 p.m.

District 6 Info Session

Matthews Sports Complex
2425 Sports Pkwy, Matthews, North Carolina 28105
Monday, December 13, 2021
6.30 p.m.

Tax assessor and county clerk’s office extend application deadline for 2023 Citizens Reassessment Advisory Committee to December 30

The Mecklenburg County Clerk’s Office, in conjunction with the County Tax Assessor’s Office, extended the application deadline for the 2023 Citizen Reassessment Advisory Committee to December 30, 2021. Residents interested in contributing to the process County Reassessments are strongly encouraged to apply.

The committee is tasked with meeting with the county assessor, as well as county management and staff, to review overall operations and statistical reports related to the county’s 2023 reassessment. In addition, the committee will be responsible for reporting updates and findings to the Council of County Commissioners.

For more information on the 2023 Citizen Reassessment Advisory Committee, including assistance with the application process, please contact Kristine Smith, Clerk of the County Commissioners Council, at 980-314-2939 or [email protected] . To learn more about the current property re-appraisal process, please contact the county appraiser’s office.

County Building Development Commission needs applicants

The Mecklenburg County Council of Commissioners, in conjunction with the county clerk’s office, encourages residents to apply to serve on the Building Development Commission (BDC).

The Commission reviews, advises and makes recommendations to the Council and the Land Use and Environmental Services Agency (LUESA) on land use planning / construction industry issues; the annual budget of county departments with regulatory functions of land use planning and construction; the methodology for establishing and the level of all fees charged; programs, processes, plans and procedures for regulating land development and construction for efficiency and effectiveness, etc. The Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

County residents, especially those in Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6, are encouraged to apply by visiting MeckNC.Gov/Clerk or contacting the county clerk’s office at 980-314-2939, or Clerk @ MeckNC.Gov.

Residents interested in applying can click here to find out about their district of residence.

Mecklenburg County Government Encourages Local Students To Enter Electric Vehicle Decal Competition

Mecklenburg County, in partnership with the City of Charlotte, is sponsoring the Leading the Charge sticker competition which encourages local students to design a sticker in a county-wide competition. The winning design will be placed on all county and city owned low emission vehicles, and the designer will receive $ 5,000.

To be eligible for the competition, students must attend a college or university in Mecklenburg County, as well as meet county and city design guidelines. Applicants have until January 31, 2022 to submit a design, and the winner will be announced on February 14, 2022.

To learn more about the competition and the requirements, interested applicants can visit the Leading the Charge website or attend one of two county and city sponsored question-and-answer sessions scheduled for December 6, 2021 and January 19, 2022.

For more information, please contact Erin Stanforth at [email protected]

Library’s New Mobile App Gives Residents Better Access to Resources

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library recently launched a new mobile app to make it easier for residents to access the many resources and services it provides across the county. The new easy-to-use CMLibrary mobile app launched on December 1. The app features an in-app library card, library branches and news, the ability to browse new releases and staff recommendation lists, upcoming programs and more! County residents wishing to learn more about the app can visit https://meck.co/3dgjWut.

Press Releases :

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CALENDAR REMINDERS

  • Monday, December 6 – BOCC Special Meeting, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Valerie C. Woodard Conference Center)
  • Tuesday, December 7 – Meeting of the BOCC Economic Development Committee, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (CMGC Hybrid Rm. 267 & Virtual)
  • Thursday, December 16 – Meeting of the BOCC environmental stewardship committee, 9:30 am to 11 am (CMGC Rm. 280).


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