East Lovett Street Project Update For July 28, 2017

The primary task for the contractor this week was the installation of new water main. This work is scheduled to be finished today.

This work on the water main was originally planned for next week with sanitary sewer to be completed this week. It was decided, however, to reverse the order of those tasks. Sanitary sewer work is scheduled to begin next week.

Because of the excellent summer weather we are enjoying, this project remains on track for a late-August completion.

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‘Unlimited’ featured this Thursday ‘On the Square’

CHARLOTTE – Lansing-based band Unlimited will take to the Summer Concerts on the Square stage for the first time this coming Thursday evening, July 27. A band of family and friends, Unlimited will bring their special mix of bluegrass and blues, country and classic rock to Charlotte for a fun night featuring five lead singers.

“Every year, we bring back bands that our audience asks for, but we also try to feature acts we’ve never had in the series before,” Bryan Myrkle said. He organizes the concert series. “I think Unlimited is going to be great, and I am very happy to have them with us this year.”

The members of Unlimited have been playing for more than 40 years, and the band features David Franklin on guitar, Mike Franklin on percussion, Judy Franklin on guitar and keyboard, Nancy Gyger on bass and Jack Geiger on guitar. The vocal duties are split between all of them. The family harmonies, dual lead guitars and solid rhythm section allows the band to play music from many different eras and styles. They list as their influences the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Linda Ronstadt, Robert Johnson, Dire Straits, the Doobie Bros., Vince Gill and the Old Crow Medicine Show.

The Summer Concerts on the Square free music series continues each Thursday evening through the end of August. All shows begin at 6:30 p.m. and run approximately two hours. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, picnic baskets and non-alcoholic refreshments. Beginning July 27, the concerts will be moved to the First Congregational Church (right across the street) in case of rain. Be sure to check out the Charlotte Artisan and Farmer’s Market on the Courthouse Square on Thursdays, too.

For more information, contact Bryan Myrkle at  (517) 543-8853

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East Lovett Street Project Update For July 21, 2017

Reconstruction of the 100 block of East Lovett Street in downtown Charlotte began on Monday, July 17. The first week’s work involved pavement, curb and sidewalk removal.

The photos above show some of the old coal chutes leading to building basements that were discovered under the sidewalks. The contractor will be providing an estimate for blocking these holes and filling them to remove these voids before new sidewalks are poured.

The following is the tentative schedule of activities associated with the project. The order of various tasks is subject to change and delays can occur due to inclement weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

East Lovett Project Schedule

TASKDATES
Milling/Asphalt RemovalJuly 17
Curb/Sidewalk RemovalsJuly 18-21
Sanitary Sewer InstallationJuly 24-28
Water Main InstallationJuly 31 - August 4
Storm Sewer InstallationAugust 7-10
Balance SiteAugust 10-14
Building Roadway/ Concrete InstallationAugust 15-18
Hot Mix Asphalt PavingAugust 21-25
Closeout/Rain Days/Unforeseen ConditionsAugust 28-31
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Agenda Packet For Monday, July 24, 2017 City Council Meeting

Citizen Comments
The City Council encourages citizens to express their opinions about actions the Council is considering. For information about submitting comments about matters on the Council’s agenda, please visit the Citizen Comments page.
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Notice of Street Closure

East Lovett Street from Cochran Avenue to Washington Avenue, include the intersection of Lovett Street and Washington Avenue, will be closed through Thursday, August 31 due to street reconstruction.

No Through Traffic!!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mikayla Densmore or Amy Gilson at the Department of Public Works, 517-543-8858.

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