STEELE CREEK NEWS
Residents Association Annual Meeting is February 22
The 2007 Annual Meeting of the Steele Creek Residents Association
will be on Thursday February 22 at 7:00 pm at the Olympic High
(4301 Sandy Porter Road).
Senior Fire and Life Safety Educator of Charlotte Mecklenburg Fire
Department, will discuss fire safety.
Due to a major
annexation by Charlotte into Steele Creek in 2005, the city has
built new Fire Station # 37 on York Road near Shopton Road West.
Staff at Temporary Station # 37 on Sledge Road will move to the
new station soon, and the temporary station will become Temporary
Station # 38. Future Fire Station #38 will be built on Shopton
Road West at Withers Cove and will have access to Lake Wylie.
The Charlotte Fire Department has been
increasing its presence in Steele Creek and along with the Steele
Creek Volunteer Fire Department, which serves the unincorporated
areas, has been working to minimize the risk of fire and other
hazards to area citizens.
Improving Facilities at Olympic High School
Charles Beatty and
Craig Bollinger of Olympic High School Capital Improvement
Committee will discuss
a new initiative to draw the community together to encourage
support for area schools, parks, and other facilities. The main
focus of discussion has been the need for improved athletic
facilities at Olympic High School, which are inferior to those of
most other high schools in Mecklenburg County.
The new committee has
begun partnering with Olympic principals, staff, and students to
identify a vision for Olympic and hopes to develop a plan to
achieve that vision.
supporters believe that Olympic High School has been neglected by
the school system, Several expressed their concerns at a community
meeting on capital needs for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools on
December 21 that were reported in the Lake Wylie Pilot:
Steele Creek feels passed over by CMS (1/2/07) By John
Karl Froelich of
the Steele Creek Community Trail Committee will give an update on
efforts to develop a trail network in Steele Creek. The committee
has lined up land easement donations along Steele Creek and
Walkers Branch for greenway trails and has been working with
Mecklenburg County to execute the transfers.
Please come and bring
a friend. Please download and print the
Steele Creek Residents Association 2007 Meeting Flyer and
distribute it to those you believe would be interested in attending.
(Olympic High School is
just west of the I-485/Arrowood Road interchange. Take Exit 3 off
I-485 and head west on Arrowood Road (away from Charlotte). Turn
right at the light onto Sandy Porter Road. Olympic High School is on
the left just past the track.)