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Annual Neighborhood Meeting
January 28, 2019
The McColl Center for Art + Innovation between 10th & 11th Streets on Tryon
Memorial Bricks in the Park
Buy a Memorial Brick in the 4th Ward Park for $75 or Memorial Tree (which includes a brick) for $250 and help fund things like the spring and fall flowers to keep our park beautiful! You can customize your memorial brick and decide where you want to put it in the park. The Memorial Forms are at http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/ParkandRec/Parks/ParkServices/Pages/Tree.aspx. Contact Tim Turton, Parks & Recreation if you have any questions.
Scoop Your Poop!
As a friendly reminder, it is a Charlotte City Code requirement to clean up after pets in public spaces, and while most dog owners are diligent about it, we have some that aren't. As a 4th Ward neighbor, you can help by reminding anyone you see that doesn't appear to be cleaning up after their dog to "Scoop their Poop" and put it in the waste containers in the Park. Bags are available at various entries into the park.
We often hear reservations expressed by neighbors about calling 911. People don't want to "waste police time", "don't want to get involved", wonder "whether it is really criminal activity afoot", etc. These excuses compromise the safety of the neighborhood. If you see something that looks or feels suspicious to you, drop what you are doing and call 911! Police appreciate neighbor involvement and it can also justify increasing our patrols later on.
There is an ongoing effort to make our Kids Park on 9th Street safer. Please pay extra attention to the 9th Street Children's' Playground as it is attracting vagrants. If you see anything that looks suspicious, PLEASE CONTACT 911 IMMEDIATELY! Residents are strongly encouraged to report ANY suspicious activity by call 911 immediately. If an arrest is made, please email Chris Connelly at so that he can monitor the case in the court system.
CMPD on Social Media
The CMPD is now working with Nextdoor to provide crime and safety information to all neighborhoods across the city. Nextdoor provides free private social networks for neighborhoods that help foster neighbor-to-neighbor communications and facilitates virtual neighborhood watch. Check out the Nextdoor site for Fourth Ward at
The CMPD Central Division has taken over control of the @CMPD_uptown Twitter account. If you have a Twitter account, please follow them for crime trends, safety tips, heads up about events and festivals uptown, and general information related to your officers working in the uptown area!
There are many streetlights out in Fourth Ward. These lights can make the difference in neighborhood safety or neighborhood danger. It's easy to report the outages to Duke. Just go on line and report them at the website below. It's helpful to mark them with some colored tape so they are easy for the crews to locate. If they are not fixed within a couple of weeks, email Chris Connelly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not email him initially about the outage, ONLY if Duke has not followed through. Chris does not own a ladder so he can't fix the light himself!
Charlotte Center City News & Events
Charlotte Center City Partners' (CCCP) mission is to facilitate and promote the economic, cultural and residential development of the urban core for a viable, livable and memorable Center City. Please visit the Center City Partners section of our website to better understand who CCCP is and how they work with Uptown residents.
Visit or join the FYC Newsletter, for a listing of places to go, things to do and transportation options in our Center City.
FOFW on Social Media
Be sure to Like the Friends of Fourth Ward Facebook page to stay up-to-date of events and happenings that matter to you. Have a great picture in the Fourth Ward or from a neighborhood event? Post it on our Facebook page or send it to us as a message. We'd love to share it with our neighbors!