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

Safe Kids North Carolina, a statewide coalition housed in the North Carolina Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshal, is reminding parents and caregivers about important safety tips in an effort to reduce child drownings, near-drownings, and entrapments in swimming pools and spas.

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Mayor Scott Padgett is teaming up with NASCAR Driver Marcos Ambrose (Richard Petty Motorsports #9 Ford) for Charlotte Motor Speedway's May Race to Education Program, with hopes of winning up to $40,000 for Cabarrus County Schools.

 

The #9 Ford will be parked in front of City Hall on Tuesday, May 15 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. At noon, Mayor Padgett will be joined by Charlotte Motor Speedway's Lug Nut and other guests for a special...

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The City of Concord has achieved a new milestone in its commitment to making excellent service its top priority.

In January, the City’s two existing Customer Service teams combined in an effort to achieve customer service excellence. The Customer Care Center staff was relocated from Fire Station 3 to the Municipal Building where the walk-in Customer Service group is...

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On Friday, April 27 and Monday, April 30, members of the Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team will use the former Cabarrus County detention center for special training. In order to support the training, on-street parking will not be available on Means Avenue between Church Street and Union Street. In addition, the right lane of Church Street used to turn right on Corban Avenue will be closed. Traffic will be able to turn in both directions...

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On Saturday, April 14, 2012, the City of Concord will partner with the City of Kannapolis and Cabarrus County to host the third annual Viva Verde Earth Fest. The event, from 10 a.m. until 3 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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City of Concord staff members have received many questions about the recent arrival of cankerworms in the area. Aside from the unpleasant presence of the worms and their droppings, the defoliation can have a negative impact on trees that are already unhealthy. There appears to be less of a long-term impact on healthy trees.

The cankerworms or “inch worms” are moth larvae (like caterpillars). As they do each spring, the eggs hatching now...

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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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