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

Have you tried transit?  More and more people in our community are.  In September, Rider Transit reported record ridership after several months of passenger growth following the November 2010 launch of the Rider Transit Center facility. This has continued as more passengers Try Transit to get around Concord and Kannapolis.

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Governor Perdue has declared March 4 - 10 as North Carolina's Severe Weather Awareness Week in an effort to spread the educational messages about how to prepare for various types of severe weather from tornadoes to flooding and lightning. Municipal emergency preparedness officials urge families to have safety plans for home, work, or school and practice these regularly.

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The City of Concord’s Downtown Municipal Parking Deck on Cabarrus Avenue has a new look. Solar modules have been installed on the deck's top level, providing shade to 32 parking spaces. The nearly $500,000 project, owned by a private investor, was funded in part through a North Carolina Main Street Energy II Grant. Power produced from the solar array will be sold back to the energy grid.

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The City of Concord will participate in North Carolina’s Urban Archery season for the second time in 2012. Hunting and fishing in 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 to be included in the season. The established...

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A few weeks ago on the City Hall Blog, you learned about the City’s policy for garbage and recycling collection during adverse winter weather. The weather has been quite mild recently, but City’s Transportation Department staff members are also thinking ahead to prepare for what lays ahead this winter.

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To provide better and more efficient service, the City of Concord collects bulky and electronic waste on customers' regularly scheduled garbage days. The City asks that all customers call in to schedule bulky and electronic waste collection a minimum of two business days before their regularly scheduled garbage collection.

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As the season of colder temperatures and winter weather approaches, so does the risk of unsafe road conditions. We want to remind everyone of the City policy for garbage and recycling collection if we experience unsafe road conditions due to adverse weather.

The City of Concord’s goal is to provide reliable and cost-effective solid waste and recycling collection for City...

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Local emergency responders will conduct a full-scale tactical exercise at Concord Regional Airport on December 5, 2011, beginning around 1:00 p.m. This exercise is designed to validate and improve our community’s response to a crisis situation. Local responders and representatives from Concord Regional Airport have worked together to design this...

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On Wednesday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m., people across the nation will hear the familiar tones of the Emergency Alert System.  However, for the first time, this test will happen across the nation, all at the same time.

The first-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) will provide federal, state, and local officials the opportunity to make sure vital life-safety information...

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In an effort to improve customer service, energy efficiency, and security, the front entrance of the City Hall Annex will temporarily close for the months of November and December. The building is located at 66 Union Street South, and contains offices for the Planning and Neighborhood Development and Human Resources...

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