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Concord Weekly Update - October 6, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

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Public invited to review Draft 2030 Land Use Plan on Tuesday October 10

The public is invited to get a first glimpse of the policies and maps that will guide the development of the community over the next 10-15 years. The public input session is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10 at Concord First Assembly Village Suite 75 located at 280 Concord Parkway N. During the meeting, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and interact with the consultants and city staff regarding the land use plan. The 2030 Land Use Plan will be an official statement by the City of its vision, intentions, goals, objectives, and strategies for future land use development. The study area includes land within the City’s current boundaries, as well as areas outside the City limits that could be annexed in the future. For more information, please visit concordnc.gov/2030 or call Kevin Ashley in the Planning and Neighborhood Development Department at 704-920-5149.

New video makes Concord budget more accessible
Concord has a new approach to make its annual budget accessible to the public with the debut of its first ever budget highlights video. Although Concord has been nationally recognized with GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 15 consecutive years, the Finance Department's budget staff were excited to make a new option available to the public for fiscal year 2018, which started July 1. Available at concordnc.gov/budget, and youtube.com/concordnc1, the six-minute video condenses the information found in the City’s Annual Operating Budget and Performance Plan into a visual summary of how Concord is spending $246 million in public funding this fiscal year.  To learn more about the budget in detail, visit concordnc.gov/budget, or call 704-920-5261 if you have questions about the budget process.

Early voting for the November 7 municipal election starts on Oct. 19

One-Stop Voting, known as early voting starts on Thursday, October 19 and goes until Saturday November 4. Registered voters are able to vote by Absentee One-Stop voting at the County Board of Elections offices located at 369 Church Street N during set hours. This year's municipal election in Concord includes City Council Members from Districts 3, 4, and 5 and the Mayor. Voters can find more information on early voting and the November 7 municipal election online at the Cabarrus County Board of Elections.


Closure on Corban Avenue W planned for utility work related to County parking deck construction

Corban Avenue W between Spring and Union Streets will be closed Wednesday, October 11 through Friday, October 13 to facilitate utility work in advance of the Cabarrus County parking deck project. This closure will include the roadway and sidewalks on both sides of the street. Motorist and pedestrian should exercise caution and follow posted detour routes. For additional information or questions about the planned utility work, contact Alex Burris at 704-920-5335 or burrisa@concordnc.gov. For additional information about Cabarrus County's parking deck project, contact Kyle Bilafer at 704-920-3200 or KDBilafer@cabarruscounty.us.

D. G. Martin to speak in Concord: reserve your seat by October 12
D. G. Martin, author, columnist, and host of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch is the guest speaker at the Deana Irvin Author's Symposium luncheon, sponsored by the Concord Friends of the Library. The event will be Thursday, October 19, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at City Club at Gibson Mill (325 McGill Avenue NW). Book signing for Martin's "North Carolina's Roadside Eateries" book to follow program. Open to the public. Tickets are $27 (includes lunch buffet). Registration form available at the Concord branch of the Cabarrus County Public Library, or via the Concord Friends of the Library’s Facebook Page. Registration deadline is October 12. Call 704-920-2050 for additional information.

Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Fall 2017 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Final Call for Youth Basketball registration
Registration for Youth Basketball ends this weekend! Online registration ends at 11:59 pm Saturday night. Additionally, Parks and Recreation staff will be at the Northlite Academy Sports + Outdoors tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. register in-person (cash or check only). Find out more about the youth basketball league at concordparksandrec.org.

City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is the Council Chamber of City Hall, 35 Cabarrus Avenue W.

October
10 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
11 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
12 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
17 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission

Stay Connected!
Visit the City's website for the latest information and updates at concordnc.gov. Check out our page on Facebook and our other interactive features!

Have you experienced great service from Team Concord?
If you have had an experience from our team that left an impact, we hope you'll let us know so we can recognize that coworker with a "High 5 for Excellent Service." You can get started by visiting concordnc.gov/High5 or call 704-920-6400 to submit your acknowledgement over the phone.

Peter Franzese
Public Affairs and Projects Manager
City of Concord
franzese@concordnc.gov
704-920-5210 office