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Concord Weekly Update - November 10, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

Did you know?
Did you know the historic Gamewell Diaphone at Fire Station 1 will blast at 11:00 a.m. on Veterans Day (tomorrow) to honor all who have served in the United States armed forces? The City of Concord thanks all who wear our nation's uniform, past, present, and future.

Highlights of the November 9 City Council Meeting
Please visit concordnc.gov to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.

Presented a retirement plaque to Keith Fitch, 28 years of service - Fire Department.

Presented the 2017 Productivity Improvement Award to the Solid Waste Services Department.

Received a presentation from Raftelis Financial Consulting on their work to update the City's water and wastewater system development fees in compliance with newly adopted
HB436.

Conducted public hearings and adopted ordinances for annexation of: one parcel located at 9000 Poplar Tent Road, owned by Marsha and Robin Hood (Trustees); and one parcel located at 4960 Roberta Rd, owned by Charles and Susan Trevathan.

Conducted a public hearing and adopted a resolution to rename the public street Transit Court NE to Brodick Court NE.

Conducted a public hearing pursuant to NC General Statutes Sec. 158-7.1 and offered a contract for a three year / 85-percent tax-based
Economic Development Incentive Grant to Project Mix to locate at International Business Park.

Conducted a public hearing, considered staff's recommendation for setting the priorities for sidewalk construction projects in the Pedestrian Improvement Program (PIP), and adopted the FY18 PIP schedule in the Capital Improvement Program.

Received a report from Transportation staff and approved the use of Purple Heart Recipient City placards at new Welcome to Concord City Limit sign assemblies.

Recognized the Cannon Crossing Homeowners Association into the City's
Partnerships for Stronger Neighborhoods program.

Accepted assignment of the easements for the 2.3 mile
Hector H. Henry II Greenway Trail in the Mills at Rocky River.

Concord holiday kickoff just one week away! November 17 and 18
Thousands will fill Downtown and kick off the 2017 holiday season the weekend before Thanksgiving, starting with the City of Concord's 20th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 17. Sponsored by Carolinas HealthCare System and Uwharrie Bank, the annual event will once again feature family entertainment, Santa, and the grand finale of fireworks at 8:30 p.m. The fun continues Saturday at the 89th annual ACN Concord Christmas Parade. Announced by the historic Gamewell diaphone at Fire Station 1, the parade will begin at Church Street N and Lake Concord Road at 2:30 p.m. on November 18, and continues over two miles along Church Street, Buffalo Avenue, and Union Street to Corban Avenue. Learn more about Concord's favorite night and the parade at concordnc.gov.

City of Concord encourages responsible political sign disposal
With Tuesday's municipal election complete, the City of Concord is encouraging candidates and members of the public to find other places for political signs than the landfill. Although campaign sign clean-up responsibilities in rights-of-way rest primarily with candidates, there are also many displayed on private property. Those removing these signs are encouraged to reuse them for other purposes. For residents without reuse opportunities, plastic and cardboard signs can be recycled in Concord's curbside recycling program. Simply remove all wood or metal stakes before recycling as these materials are not allowed in your black carts. The Concord Police Department's Code Enforcement Division will conduct a sign sweep on Saturday, November 18 and target signs that are in public rights-of-way and in violation of the City's sign standards. Find out more at concordnc.gov.

Friday route 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 FRIDAY garbage collection route must have leaves at the curb by 6 a.m. on Monday, November 13 for crews to collect them during the first collection cycle. Learn more and download the 2017-18 schedule at concordnc.gov.

ClearWater Second Saturday Open Studios is November 11
Tomorrow is the perfect day for a first-time or returning visit to ClearWater Artist Studios in Gibson Village. At the monthly art open house you will find artists on-site working in studios, and the Gallery and studios open to the public for exploration, asking artists questions, and seeing art being created! ClearWater Artist Studios artist members will be available with doors open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The Gallery will also be open for perusal of the featured exhibition by Barbara Ellis. For more information, visit clearwaterartists.com or call 704-784-9535.

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.

Ultimate Game Days – Gaga Dodgeball
For ages 8-17. Think you can play dodgeball? We challenge you to the ultimate game of Gaga Dodgeball. Bring your friends and meet us at McGee Park in the circle off the parking lot from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 16.

Pickleball
Ages 50 & up. Have you heard of the fastest growing game in town? This racquet sport combines badminton, tennis and table tennis. Bring your own equipment or use ours. No fee. Join us at Hartsell Recreation Center on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for indoor or outdoor play, or visit Logan Multipurpose Center on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for indoor play. Find out more in the
Leisure Times 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
21 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission

December
12 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
13 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
14 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session

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