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Concord Weekly Update - October 27, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Did you know?
Did you know you can place a bid on the City's used vehicles and equipment? In addition to maintenance, the Fleet Services Department manages the acquisition and disposal of City vehicles and equipment. The City uses govdeals.com to dispose of vehicles in a timely, cost-effective manner while improving the buying experience for customers. To view current items for sale please visit govdeals.com.

Concord in the Headlines
First responders participate in training at Concord Regional Airport

Concord Regional Airport hosts disaster drill

Concord offers Halloween safety tips, encourages early trick-or-treating
Remember that “after 8 is too late!” By going trick-or-treating before 8:00 p.m., children are safer and more visible to drivers and other pedestrians. Some older youth go out later in the evening looking for mischief. Turn off your porch light at 8:00 p.m. to deter people from approaching your house. Click here for all eight reasons to trick or treat early this year. There will be several opportunities for youngsters to trick-or-treat in Concord before it gets dark, including the annual Candy Crawl on Tuesday, October 31 from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. Police officers, fire fighters, and other City coworkers will participate in the Candy Crawl event along with Downtown businesses. Find out more at concordnc.gov.

Safely dispose of medications TOMORROW at various locations
Cabarrus County was recently at the top of a list of NC Counties dealing with opioid overdoses. One way to battle this epidemic is through proper disposal of medications. Saturday, October 28, 2017 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Tomorrow, Concord Police are partnering with several pharmacies to host events where the public can drop off unused or expired medications for proper and environmentally safe disposal. There will also be participating pharmacies in Kannapolis, Mount Pleasant, and Harrisburg. All locations will accept drop offs between 10:00 a.m. and noon. As a reminder, the Concord Police Headquarters, the Kannapolis Police Headquarters, and the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office all have a secure medication drop boxes that can be accessed 24 hours a day. Find out more at lockyourmeds.org/nc/cabarrus.

Wednesday and Thursday routes kick off loose leaf collection next week
Solid Waste’s annual loose leaf collection season kicks off next week. This popular program provides each Concord resident three opportunities to have un-bagged leaves collected curbside, between October 30 and February 9. Bagged leaves are collected year-round on a weekly basis, on the normal garbage collection day. Customers on the WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY garbage collection routes must have leaves at the curb by 6 a.m. on Monday, October 30 for crews to collect them during the first collection cycle. Learn more and download the 2017-18 schedule at concordnc.gov.

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.

Have a spooky good time with Concord Parks and Rec!
Concord Parks and Recreation is planning several fun events for little ghosts and goblins! Join us for games, prizes, arts and crafts, and other age-appropriate activities at our facilities on October 27 and 28. The first opportunity is tonight at Treat Fest for kids ages 2 through 10 at the Logan Multipurpose Center, 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. See the Fall 2017 Leisure Times for locations and more information or call 704-920-5600.

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

November
7 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
8 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
9 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
21 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