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

The statistics tell us that we should be afraid. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), lightning is the second-leading weather-related killer next to floods (we’ve already covered floods, click here). Although the potential for thunderstorms during any outdoor event must be...

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With the results of the 2010 Census, Concord’s population is now officially 79,066. Concord is now the second largest municipality in this region. (see the City Manager’s spring column for more information).

As the population changes, the City Council...

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Digging in the dirt is a pleasure for some and work for others. But did you know that North Carolina law requires you to notify your area utilities at least 48 hours (two working days) in advance of an excavation project?

By simply dialing “811,” you can talk toll-free to the North Carolina One Call Center who will handle everything for you – except the digging part!

At no charge, North...

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On Saturday, April 16, 2011, the City of Concord will partner with the City of Kannapolis and Cabarrus County to host the second annual Viva Verde Earth Fest. The event, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m at North Cabarrus Park, offers something for everyone. Here are a few things to note before you head to the park!

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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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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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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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