City Hall Blog

Author: City Hall Blog Created: 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

On Thursday, March 17, 2011, the Concord Department of Fire and Life Safety responded to an explosion caused by the improper use of pool chemicals, which damaged a structure. Summer will soon be here and as temperatures warm, many homeowners and businesses are preparing their pools. This preparation involves chemicals used to kill disease-causing germs, maximize the disinfection process, improve water quality, stop corrosion and scaling, and protect against...

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National Flood Safety Awareness Week runs March 14-18, 2011. Too often, people do not seriously consider the dangers of flooding until the aftermath of an event. Floods can arrive within minutes or over a period of time; they can destroy buildings, roads and bridges, and take human lives. Flood Safety Awareness Week is designed to raise awareness

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By Mandy Smith-Thompson

Nitrogen and phosphorus are big words, and they can have a big impact on our environment. Both nitrogen and phosphorus can be found on the Periodic Table of Elements, where they’re labeled as N and P. They’re everywhere! Plants (leaves and grass clippings), human and animal waste and fertilizers...

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By Mandy Smith-Thompson

 

We’ve all heard of the 5 Second Rule, right? You know…it’s when you drop an M&M on the floor, and you give yourself 5 seconds to pick it up, blow the dirt away and eat it. If you wait longer than 5 seconds it gets way too germ-infested, so you have to throw it out.

Personally,...

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by Jim Sells, Emergency Management Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over the next several nights, temperatures are expected to drop into the mid to upper teens.  Without proper precautions a water pipe can freeze and burst.  Restoring a home to normal after...

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By Chief Merl Hamilton

Hunting and fishing North Carolina is regulated by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC). The WRC gives municipalities the option of participating in a specified Urban Archery season by submitting a letter of intent to participate in the season along with a map clearly defining the area...

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  By Chief Randy Holloway

 

A team from the Department of Fire and Life Safety has restored the 1935 Gamewell Diaphone located at Station 1 on Church Street.

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By Mandy Smith-Thompson

 

 

 

The City of Concord would like to remind citizens that paper gift wrap, gift bags, and tissue paper are easily recycled in your curbside recycling containers!

This excludes plastic and foil papers, and plastic gift bags.  However, there is no need to recycle these items, if they are re-usable!  There's nothing wrong with using a gift bag several times or re-attaching...

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 by Bob Pate, Electric Systems Director

Winter of 2009-2010 was one of the coldest winters in 30 years.  With today's forecasted high of 32 degrees, this winter is shaping up to be just as cold. Now is the best time to start thinking about ways to save on your energy bill. To keep warm and cut down your energy use, try these helpful energy-saving tips around your house all winter.

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