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Concord Weekly Update - December 22, 2017

Friday, December 22, 2017

Did you know?
Did you know Concord Parks and Recreation offers over 100 unique programs, classes, and events are offered for all age groups? Many are priced with City-resident discounts or even free. The Spring Leisure Times magazine is on the way to homes and businesses across Concord with these opportunities; you will also find them in all recreation centers and City Hall. Learn more about Parks and Recreation at concordparksandrec.org.

Merry Christmas, Concord! Wishing you a happy holiday season and the best in 2018
City of Concord offices will be closed Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26 in observance of Christmas, and Monday, January 1 in observance of New Year's Day. All garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection by Waste Pro will operate on a one-day delay for the next two weeks, with Monday's items collected on Tuesday, and Friday's items collected on Saturday. Yard Waste collection will follow an adjusted schedule the weeks of December 25, and January 1. All customers are asked to place limbs and bagged yard waste at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 27, with all yard waste collected by Friday, December 29. The following week, all yard waste should be at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2. Live Christmas trees may be placed curbside with stand, lights, and ornaments removed.

For additional information, please visit concordnc.gov. We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season, have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Rider Transit collects over 1,500 pounds of food through Stuff the Bus
Thank you, Concord and Kannapolis! Together with Rider Transit, the Stuff the Bus food drive benefitting the Cooperative Christian Ministry Crisis Center Food Pantry brought in 1,579 pounds of food. Two Stuff the Bus event days and a month-long collection station at the Rider Transit Center got this program off to a great start in its first year. Visit the Rider Transit Facebook Page to see the results, and look for Stuff the Bus to return next year!

Residents encouraged to join the 2018 Public Safety Academy
Applications are now available for the City of Concord’s 14th Citizen Public Safety Academy. The course will allow citizens to learn about the functions of Concord’s public safety departments, meet staff, and help evaluate services. The ten-week academy will begin January 30 and consecutive classes will be held each Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Find out more and download an application by January 23 at concordnc.gov.

Construction update: Cabarrus County begins construction on new parking deck
This week, Cabarrus County posted signs informing visitors to downtown Concord that Surface Parking Lot 3 (located at the corner of Barbrick Avenue and Spring Street) and Surface Parking Lot 4 (Corban Avenue and Spring Street) will close on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. During construction, which is expected to last through March 2019, courthouse visitors are encouraged to park in the County’s Surface Parking Lot 2 (located next to Fifth Third Bank, between Church Street and McCachern Boulevard). The closures signal the start of the County’s project to construct a new County five-story, 628-spot parking deck on the corner of Corban Avenue SW at Spring Street SW, across from the Cabarrus County Courthouse. The deck is being built to address parking demands for courthouse activities. Additional information about the project and construction zone impacts are available at cabarruscounty.us.

Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Spring 2018 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Healthy Holidays
Kick off the holidays and the new year with better health! Our present to you is a health and wellness menu with options for everyone! Try one of our many group fitness classes: Pilates, Body Sculpt, Boot Camp in the Park, Outdoor Circuit Training, Mindful Yoga Stretch, Chair Yoga, Forever Fit, Step It Up, Mommy & Me Yoga, Stroller Fitness & Play, Turbo Kick, Dance2Fit, Fit & Fabulous, Zumba (for all levels), or Walk Away The Pounds. We also offer Personal Training. Visit our recreation centers for free use of the fitness equipment, gymnasiums, and more! Adults ages 50 and up, learn the greatest game in town, Pickleball, at Hartsell Recreation Center on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or at Logan Multi-Purpose Center on Thursday from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. To register, learn more, or you’re just looking for fun visit concordparksandrec.org 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.

January
9 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
10 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
11 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
16 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