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

Summer is heating up, with North Carolina bracing for excessive temperatures and poor air quality this weekend. The City of Concord would like you remind you of the dangers of high heat, especially for those in poor health, the elderly, and those without air conditioning.

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With little effort and a few dollars, you can conserve energy this summer, saving dollars on your utility bill. It may surprise you to see how much you can reduce your energy consumption and costs by following a few simple tips, offered by Concord Electric Systems your hometown NC Public Power utility.

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You’ll soon notice a new look on some of the Concord Police patrol vehicles. In March, the department received replacement cruisers for 27 of the nearly 200 Police vehicles in the fleet. The new vehicles replace 2000-2003 model vehicles with over 100,000 miles each. Six-cylinder engines now power 87 percent of all patrol vehicles, and half of the remaining 13 percent with eight cylinders are spares. The new Ford Police Interceptor is the only...

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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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