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Concord Weekly Update - January 12, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

Did you know?
Did you know the 2018 Recycling & Bulky Waste Calendar originally published in the Winter 2018 City Circular inversed the blue and green colors for the month of March only? A correct calendar, with March starting and ending in a green week, is available in the Winter 2018 City Circular digital edition and at concordnc.gov/whatsmyday. We will also republish the correct calendar in the Spring 2018 City Circular and apologize for any confusion.

Martin Luther King Day community events and City holiday schedule
In observance of Martin Luther King Day, City of Concord offices will be closed on Monday, January 15. Garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection by Waste Pro will operate on the normal schedule next week. Click here for more information about City services over the holiday.

Life's most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others? That is this year's challenge from the national Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, which works to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community. Learn more at mlkday.gov.

A variety of local celebrations in honor of Martin Luther King Day are organized by the MLK Celebration Planning Committee of Concord-Cabarrus. For information on community celebrations, visit mlkccnc.org.

Highlights of the January 11 City Council Meeting
Please visit concordnc.gov to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.

Presented a retirement plaque to Gerald Harris, 28 years of service - Fire Department; and David Little, 41 years of service – Finance Department.

Presented a Proclamation declaring February 1, 2018 as Warren C. Coleman Day in the City of Concord.

Continued a public hearing and consider adopted an ordinance designating the Coleman-Franklin-Cannon Mill (625 Main St. SW) as a local historic landmark.

Received a presentation of the Independent Auditor's report of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2017.

Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Ike's Construction, Inc. for the renovation of 946 Burrage Road for use by the Parks and Recreation Department and adopted an associated a capital project amendment ordinance.

Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with the Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) for the receipt of Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant funds. 

 

Adopted an ordinance revising the Concord Kannapolis Area Transit (Rider) Rate & Charges structure to include a new regional transit fare and pass options to facilitate the recently approved Concord-Charlotte Express service to begin in March in conjunction of the CATS Blue Line Extension opening.

Appointed Kevin Killough as a regular member of the Planning and Zoning Commission and Brian Floyd as alternate member of the Historic Preservation Commission.

Loose leaf collection final cycle of this season in Wednesday route next week
Solid Waste's annual loose leaf collection continues next week, entering the final cycle of collection opportunities. This popular program provides each Concord resident three opportunities to have un-bagged leaves collected curbside through February 9. Bagged leaves are collected year-round on a weekly basis, on the normal garbage and recycling collection day. Customers on the WEDNESDAY garbage collection routes must have leaves at the curb by 6 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16 for crews to collect them during the third and final collection cycle. Learn more and download the 2017-18 schedule at concordnc.gov.

Next Concord Police community wide crime and safety briefing is January 25
Concord Police invite you to the next Crime and Safety Briefing on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Forest Hill UMC Ministry Center (251 Union Street N), starting at 6:30 p.m. During the briefing the department will present Citywide crime statistics for calendar year 2017. This is an opportunity for residents to interact directly with members of the Concord Police Department and receive information regarding their neighborhoods. Anyone attending and in need of special accommodations should contact Sergeant Larry Hubbard or Captain Robert Ledwell at 704-920-5000. Find out more at concordnc.gov/police.

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

January
16 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission

February
6 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
8 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
14 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation 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