Council-Manager Memos

City Council Memo

Memo #9
Thursday, March 15, 2018

City Council Memo

Memo #29
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Around the Crown


​Department Updates​

Internal Audit Report – Vice Imprest Fund
Staff resource: Greg McDowell, Internal Audit, 704-336-8085,​ 

It has been CMPD’s practice for many years to request an audit of its Vice Imprest Fund prior to obtaining replenishment. During calendar year 2017, Internal Audit conducted six such reviews. Several staff auditors were involved with the periodic audits. The attached final report summarizes our efforts for the preceding year.  

Conclusion and Summary Results: CMPD’s Vice Imprest fund controls are working effectively. Vault cash agreed to records, transactions were properly documented and evidence property control was verified. Supervisors have worked to reduce the late return of unused advances and expense documentation. Internal Audit is satisfied with CMPD’s efforts and the level of controls in place. No further response is required.

CityLYNX Gold Line Construction Update – Monday, March 19 - Friday, March 23
Staff resource: John Lewis, CATS, 704-336-3855,​ 

CATS will provide ongoing updates (as needed) to council on the status of the Gold Line construction project. Below is the most current summary of work taking place.

Project Updates

  • Hawthorne Lane from Fifth to Seventh streets opened to two-way traffic on Friday, March 9.

  • Hawthorne Lane from Seventh to Eighth streets now has a new bi-directional traffic pattern.

  • Single-lane closures will continue in both directions on Independence Boulevard from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as crews drive piles for the reconstruction of the center pier. Residents can expect to hear loud hammering sounds. The Hawthorne Bridge will remain under construction until March 2019.

  • The project team recently attended an Elizabeth Community Association meeting to provide a project update and respond to questions from the neighbors. 
Hawthorne Lane Work

  • Storm Drainage: Storm Drainage installation is currently underway at the intersection of Eighth Street and Hawthorne Lane and will continue along Hawthorne between Seventh Street and the Hawthorne Lane Bridge.

  • Conduit: Installation will continue on Hawthorne Lane between Seventh Street and the Hawthorne Lane Bridge as well as along Park Drive. 

  • Water line: Installation will continue between Seventh Street and the Hawthorne Lane Bridge. Water line crews will also continue working on Hawthorne Lane between the Hawthorne Lane Bridge and Central Avenue.
West Trade Street

  • Storm Drainage: Storm drainage installation continues between the I-77 off-ramps along West Trade Street. The SB I-77 on-ramp is expected to close at night on Friday, March 23 and reopen on Monday morning, March 26 in order to install the storm drainage across the ramp.

  • West Trade Street, between Rozzelles Ferry Road and the southbound I-77 on-ramp, will close to through traffic beginning the week of March 21. This section will be closed in order to install the underground infrastructure (water, sewer, storm and conduit) associated with the Gold Line.

  • West Trade Street, between I-77 and Graham Street, will close to through traffic the week of March 26 in order to install the underground infrastructure (water, sewer, storm and conduit) associated with the Gold Line. All access to businesses and residences will be maintained.