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

Many homes and businesses across Concord are already decorated for Christmas. While decorations bring cheer to the holiday season, they also present a safety risk. According to the National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration, an estimated 240 home fires involving Christmas trees and another 150 home fires involving lights and other decorative material occur each year in the United States. Read more to find out how to be safe...

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Have you noticed all the black bands around trees on North Union Street or the McEachern Greenway and not known why you’re seeing them? The black bands help prevent cankerworms from hatching in the spring. These little crawlers, which migrated into Cabarrus County over the last few years, can be a big pest.

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Although Halloween was just a week ago, and you might have your attention now on football and finding the perfect turkey for Thanksgiving, the City of Concord is already decorating for Christmas! It may seem early to see all these decorations, but the crews are working hard to make sure everything is in place for some important upcoming events.

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Halloween can be a fun time, although without taking precautions we all may be in for a trick. Safe Kids USA reports that twice as many child pedestrians are killed while walking on Halloween as compared to any other day of the year. Taking just a few minutes to discuss safety with your children can provide a much safer and enjoyable Halloween experience for everyone.
 

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These are the days when we needed a plan:

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The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences created Take a Child Outside Week, which is now observed by partners across the U.S. and Canada to help break down obstacles that keep children from discovering the natural world. By arming parents, teachers and other caregivers with resources on outdoor activities, the goal is to help children across the country develop a better understanding and appreciation of the environment in which they live, and a burgeoning...

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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 and appropriate manner.

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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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