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Happy New Year 2018! Concord Weekly Update - December 29, 2017

Friday, December 29, 2017

Did you know?
Did you know you can use Rider Transit's trip planner to find out how to get where you want to go? Go to ckrider.com now to see how fast and easy it is to try transit!

Happy New Year! City offices will be closed January 1
City of Concord offices will be closed 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 next week, with Monday's items collected on Tuesday, and Friday's items collected on Saturday. All customers are asked to place limbs and bagged yard waste 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. Go to the Concord Public Safety Facebook Page for an important message about New Year celebrations.

Friends of the Library to host program on famous NC women

North Carolina Humanities Council Road Scholar Randell Jones is coming to Concord on January 20 to present Famous and Infamous Women of North Carolina. The program is part of the Concord Friends of the Library’s Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 20 at the Concord branch of the Cabarrus County Public Library second floor auditorium (27 Union Street N). After the program, Mr. Jones will sell and sign copies of his regional history books including Scoundrels, Rogues and Heroes of the Old North State. This free event begins at 1:30 p.m. with a coffee and dessert social, followed at 2:00 p.m. by the program. If you have questions, call 704-920-2000.

Cabarrus County Animal Shelter aims for accessibility in 2018
The Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office hopes that new approaches to community outreach at the Cabarrus County Animal Shelter (244 Betsy Carpenter Place, Concord) will support an upward trend in animal placements. Beginning January 2, the animal shelter will offer extended hours for limited services, including public adoptions, reclaiming of lost pets, and rescue partner transfers. The animal shelter also recently began administering a Facebook page, @CabCoAnimalShelter. Visitors can browse pets in the animal shelter’s custody, learn about events and follow important messages about shelter operations. The new tools complement an improved animal shelter website, created in 2016, that allows visitors to view photos of pets as they are made available for adoption or rescue, and missing pets upon intake. Find out more at cabarruscounty.us.

Winter 2018 City Circular and Spring 2018 Leisure Times digital editions now available
The latest issues of the City Circular and Leisure Times have arrived in the mail and you can also check out the Winter 2018 City Circular digital edition, where you can read all the articles on your screen of choice. Looking for something from a recent issue? It’s in the digital archives – every story, every photo, and every page. You can also get ready for spring (warm weather is just a few months away!) in the Leisure Times digital edition.

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.

Youth baseball/softball registration starts Jan 1; clinics planned for February

Spring baseball and softball registration for boys and girls will be available throughout the month of January, for the playing season beginning in April. The fee is $35 for City of Concord residents; $55 for non-residents. Registration will be available at concordparksandrec.org, at each of the recreation centers, and on January 27 at the Academy Sports located at 2211 Elder Lane.

Also available for registration in January: Softball and Baseball players age 7-15 can register for one-day clinics in February. For just $20 per participant, improve your skills with help from the Central Cabarrus High School Varsity Softball or Baseball staff.

Start your 2018 health journey
Kick off your New Year Resolutions with our Motivate Wellness Couch to 5K program! Couch to 5K meets every Tuesday and Thursday at Dorton Park beginning Tuesday, January 23 at 6:30 pm. The fee is just $15 for a 10 week program that will kick start your health journey. Find out more at concordparksandrec.org.

Now hiring for summer 2018 seasonal positions
Are you or someone you know looking for seasonal employment this coming summer? Concord Parks and Recreation is now hiring for a variety of seasonal positions in preparation for summer aquatics, camps, and programs. Positions with a range of education and experience requirements are available, including employment opportunities perfect for students. Visit the Concord Careers Portal to get started and learn more, 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