City Hall Blog
Author:City Hall BlogCreated:4/28/2009 3:28 PM
The City Hall Blog is designed to provide information on different City of Concord events, projects and/or issues. Guest bloggers from various departments will provide their insight on activities to help keep our customers up-to-date on their municipal government. Comments may be sent to franzese@concordnc.gov

Over 14,000 Concord households experienced a power outage last night after a snake made contact with high voltage equipment in one of Duke Energy’s delivery substations feeding the City of Concord Electric System. While most of these customers had power restored within 90 minutes, some customers had an outage lasting about four hours due to related damage on the City's system requiring repair.

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The City of Concord will soon begin a project to remedy a moisture intrusion problem currently affecting the foundation of the municipal building at 26 Union Street S. This project is necessary to the maintenance of the building and to the value of this public asset. This work will involve closing and excavating the sidewalk directly in front of the municipal building.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday is observed on the third Monday of January each year (January 20, 2014) to pay honor to Dr. King and to the principles for which he lived and died.  As in years past, the Logan Community Association in partnership with various churches and service organizations organize a variety of educational, inspirational and celebratory events to honor and celebrate the life and work...

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The City of Concord will participate in North Carolina’s Urban Archery season for the fourth time in 2014. Hunting and fishing in North Carolina is regulated by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC). The established dates for North Carolina’s 2014 Urban Archery season are January 11 - February 15.
 

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With temperatures getting colder and the potential for record lows on Tuesday, Concord Fire and Life Safety urges residents to use precautions when using home heating equipment. Home fires are more prevalent in winter than in any other season, when many use unsafe heat sources or do not follow fire safety rules.

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In November, two departments were named winners of the 2013 Productivity Improvement Award. Although this award typically goes to a single department or workgroup, equally significant enhancements by the Finance and Police departments were both deserving of recognition this year.

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The City of Concord is proud to welcome the hundreds of thousands of visitors who come to explore area motorsports-related events, attractions, and behind-the-scenes tours. The Department of Fire and Life Safety wants all visitors to have a safe experience. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a particular risk to campers during the cooler fall race, who may unknowingly put themselves in danger while trying cook or stay warm.

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The Department of Homeland Security designates each September as National Preparedness Month. Concord Emergency Management encourages all our community to be prepared for when, not if, the next emergency occurs. Preparedness is everyone’s responsibility, so let’s all do our part.

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The 2013 Hurricane Season began on June 1 and the first storm of the season has already been named. Andrea has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. The center of Tropical Storm Andrea is forecast to reach the coast of the Florida Big Bend on Thursday afternoon or evening, and then move over southeastern Georgia and eastern South Carolina Thursday night and Friday. The main concern with Andrea is very heavy rainfall that could lead to flooding....

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  The Henry family and the City of Concord are partnering with Delete Blood Cancer to host a donor registration drive on Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Concord First Assembly is providing the venue at the Village Suite 15 facility, located at 280 Concord Parkway N #15. Delete Blood Cancer leads the fight to delete blood cancer by empowering people to take action, give bone marrow and save lives. Adults ages 18-55 in good health are eligible to register. The registration process consists of a do-it-yourself cheek swab and takes a total of 10-15...

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