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

As Concord has grown to a City with over 60 square miles of land area, nearly 80,000 residents, and a major tourism economy (20 million visitors per year to I-85 exit 49 alone), there is no doubt that our road infrastructure needs major enhancement. Although the majority of Concord’s thoroughfares are maintained by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the City of Concord invests considerable time and resources into ensuring...

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The improved solid waste services that began this week have had an exciting start, but we want to make sure that residents understand a few key points about the service improvements.

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The 2011 Independence Day festivals have already begin in many parts of our community. The City of Concord Department of Fire and Life Safety wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July. Although fireworks are one of the things we enjoy most about this holiday, they are also one of the greatest safety concerns. However, you can help make the holiday safe for your family and friends by ensuring that fireworks are used in a legal...

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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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