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

June 21, 2011 is officially the first day of summer.   The temperatures outside are already reaching into the 90s.   Now is the best time to start thinking about ways to save on your energy bill.   It is estimated that 44 percent of your energy consumption is for cooling your home while 33 percent of your energy consumption is for lighting and cooking.   To stay cool and cut down your energy use, try these helpful...

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Summers in North Carolina are hot and humid.  This year we have already experienced our first heat wave (3 or more consecutive days with temperatures above 90), and it appears that the trend is continuing. 

 

With the loss of human life in summer hot spells exceeding that of all other weather events combined, heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States.

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Rand McNally and USA Today's are looking for top-rated towns to feature in its Best of the Road cross-country rally this summer and in the 2013 Rand McNally Atlas next year.

 

You can vote until May 23 to help put Concord along the route as Most Patriotic. It is simple, won't take you more than 5 minutes, and is completely free.

 

To get started you need to first go to bestoftheroad.com.  Next,...

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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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