What comes to mind when you think about a tiny house? Downsizing, simple living, composting toilets? That show on HGTV (how do they fit the camera crew in there anyway)? Would you believe us if we told you that Mecklenburg County government has a tiny house of our own? The tiny house phenomenon is not a new one, but it’s definitely a novel idea in local government.
Author: Nicole Nolen
Planning to vote in Mecklenburg County? Here are a few tips to help you cast your vote with ease!
Five Things You Should Know Before You Head to the Polls
1) You can vote by mail, but pay attention to deadlines.
Any voter registered in Mecklenburg County can request an absentee ballot from the Board of Elections. This means you can request a mailed ballot which you can complete from anywhere in the world. BUT – pay close attention to deadlines for requesting a ballot AND for submitting it. To make sure you don’t miss your chance, keep a close eye on the elections schedule.
Would you be surprised to learn that more than 3 tons of trash can be found in our local waterways? We might be if Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services volunteers hadn’t picked up that much trash during the 2017 Big Spring Clean. It’s sad to think about that much pollution in our waterways, degrading our recreation areas and harming our wildlife. Not to mention, it’s just not a great look for our community.
We’ve enjoyed giving back in many ways this holiday season, from working with our partners to make sure our clients have an extra special holiday, volunteering with local nonprofits, and even collecting items to donate. Here are a few final stories behind our gifts.
A message from Mecklenburg County Manager, Dena R. Diorio:
It’s the time of year to be thankful, and I am especially thankful to County employees and our community over the last two weeks.
After the ransomware attack that disabled virtually all our computer systems and rolled technology back 25 years, I really didn’t know how our employees and customers would react when they suddenly could not access many County services.