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Concord Weekly Update - November 3, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

Did you know?
Did you know the City of Concord was named this year's healthiest local government employer in the Charlotte region by the Charlotte Business Journal? Visit concordnc.gov to find out more reasons why the City Concord is a great place to work and to browse career opportunities.

Municipal Election Day is November 7, early voting still available
Election Day in Concord is Tuesday, November 7. The Cabarrus County Board of Elections has resources to help you be informed:

Early voting is still available from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 4. 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 at the Cabarrus County Board of Elections website.

City Council meeting schedule adjusted to accommodate municipal election
Mayor Padgett has called a special City Council Work Session on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, located at 35 Cabarrus Avenue, West. The scheduled Tuesday, November 7 City Council Work Session will not be held, but the Council Chambers will be open beginning at 7:00 p.m. for viewing of election results.

Change your clock, change your batteries
When you change your clock this weekend for the end of daylight saving time, remember to change the battery in your smoke alarm. The NFPA reports three out of every five home fire deaths across the nation resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. Of those, in fires in which the smoke alarms were present but did not operate, more than half of them had missing or disconnected batteries after nuisance alarms, such as the alarm going off during cooking. Dead batteries caused one-quarter of the smoke alarm failures. Hardwired power source problems caused 7 percent of the failures. The rest of the failures occurred because of defective or improperly installed alarms. Find out more at ncdoi.com, or contact the Concord Fire Marshal's Office at 704-920-5517 if you have additional questions.

37 million household fire extinguishers recalled by US CPSC

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 37 million Kidde Fire Safety fire extinguishers produced since 1973. Recalled fire extinguishers require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. One death was reported involving a car fire following a crash. Emergency responders could not get the recalled Kidde fire extinguishers to work. Contact 855-271-0773 or kidde.com for a free replacement. Full recall announcement: http://bit.ly/2zbBvcs

Monday and Tuesday routes up next for loose leaf collection
Solid Waste’s annual loose leaf collection season 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 MONDAY and TUESDAY garbage collection routes must have leaves at the curb by 6 a.m. on Monday, November 6 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.

Veterans Salute 5k
Concord Parks and Recreation is proud to host the Veterans Salute 5K on Saturday, November 4 in Downtown Concord. Day-of registration begins at 8:00 a.m., $10 for veterans and $20 for all other runners. The Veterans Salute 5K will raise funds for the Military Order of the Purple Heart Combat Wounded Veterans Chapter 634. Visit concordparksandrec.org or call 704-920-5600 for more information.

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

November
6 at 4:00 p.m. Special City Council work session
7 at 7:00 p.m. Municipal election results viewing open to public
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