Below are the minutes from the Belmont Community Association meeting held on April 3, 2018

Conversation with Community Officers

  • Officer Castano discussed:
    • Crime is low in our area
    • Homeless camps on Greenway were removed due to unsanitary living conditions. They partnered with Supportive Housing to provide resources. Parks and Recreation is working on clearing brush in the area.
    • Men’s Shelter will find temporary housing for its residents when they are closed for renovations
    • Residents voiced concerns about gunshots, cars parking illegally and blocking the street and people loitering. He advised to call 911 to report all issues and/or concerns
    • Utilize crimemapping.com to track crime in our neighborhood
    • Officer Castano Contact Info: tcastano@cmpd.org

 

Guest Speakers

  • District 1 Council member: Larken Egleston
    • Residents voiced concerns about the speed limit on Seigle. He advised to call 911 to report any incidents that threaten public safety.
    • Residents voiced concerns regarding the intersections at Belmont/North Davidson and Hawthorne/Kennon. He asked residents to email him with any road concerns and he will pass along to the appropriate parties.
    • Email: Larken.Egleston@charlottenc.gov Phone: 704-336-3433
    • A City Council Town Hall will be held May 19th at the Midwood Cultural Center in Plaza Midwood from 12:00-2:00 pm to discuss the history of Charlotte, its neighborhoods and landmarks. All residents are welcome
  • Villa Heights Elementary Principal: Joyce Fullington
    • Villa Heights will be opening in August 2018 and is the neighborhood school for Belmont, Plaza Midwood, NoDa, Optimist Park and Villa Heights.
    • Looking for community members to volunteer within the school, if interested, contact her at 704-804-8595
    • Currently hiring for all positions, contact her if interested. Looking for individuals with a “growth mindset & inclusiveness.” There will be a CMS Job Fair on April 29th
    • Website: http://www.crowntowncompost.com
  • Crown Town Compost: David Valder
    • Full Service is $20/month; Drop Off Service is $10/month.
    • Website: http://www.crowntowncompost.com

 

Current Business

Treasurer’s Report: Vicki Jones

  • Fund balance: $4,681.79, with more than $3,000 preserved for social senior (actual value needs to be reconciled) and $192 for the garden.
  • Expenses in March: None
  • Membership: 19 individuals and 4 businesses. Dues for 2018 are $20 per person or $30 per business. Membership goes towards budget for use within the community. Can now pay online at http://belmontcharlotte.org

 

Community Engagement: Lauren Nguyen

  • Financial Literacy and Housing Summit – April 29, 10 AM to 1 PM partnering with Belmont CDC, National Black MBA and PNC Bank
  • This is an effort to ensure long time residents are not taken advantage if they choose to sell their home. Additionally, budget assistance and other information will be provided.
  • Looking for members to join the Helping Hands Committee – contact Lauren if interested

 

Open Streets 704 & Neighborhood/Route Cleanup: Dianna Ward

  • Next Neighborhood Clean Up: Meet at Salvation Army at 9 AM April 28 to join
  • If you would like to be involved, sign up at openstreets704.com
  • On April 29 from 1-5pm, 4 miles of road will be closed on a route through NoDa, Villa Heights, Optimist Park, Belmont and Plaza Midwood. The Belmont route is designated as the Family Zone and includes Belmont Ave, Pegram St, Kennon St., Otts St and Louis Ave
  • Goal of the event is to host walkable street events and host community activities

 

Land Use: Lorna Allen

  • No updates

 

Newsletter Distribution: Ed Glodowski

  • Note: Do not place newsletters in mailboxes

 

Centra Square update: Curtis Bridges

  • No updates with schedule, it is still delayed
  • Two speed bumps were installed on Pegram Street

 

July Belmont Community Meeting: Vicki Jones

  • Vote Requested. Vote held to cancel July Belmont Community Meeting due to the Fourth of July holiday. Community members voted. Vote passed
  • National Night Out in August will be In lieu of August’s Belmont Community Meeting

Upcoming Events

  • April 28: Neighborhood Cleanup (9 am). This will be in preparation for Open Streets 704.
  • April 28: Financial Literacy and Housing Summit (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) at the Belmont Center.
  • April 29: Open Streets 704 (1:00 – 5:00 pm)

 

 

Land Use Updates:

Petition Petitioner Current Zoning Proposed Zoning BCA Meeting Community Meeting Public Hearing Community

Vote

Council Vote
2017-172

1035 Harrill & 923 Belmont

City of Charlotte B-1 MUDD-O 3/6/18 1/8/18 

6 PM, 901 Belmont Ave

2/19/18 3/6/18 3/19/18
2018-011

801 E 17th St

Harrison Tucker R-5 UR-2 1/2/17 3/6/18 TBD TBD TBD

 

Rezoning Information: