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Concord Weekly Update - April 6, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

Did you know?
Did you know some simple practices can help keep your energy costs low as the weather warms up? Visit concordnc.gov for warm-weather energy savings tips from our Electric Systems department.

Concord in the Headlines
Concord bids farewell to manager Hiatt
Working as a unit to save lives; Concord conducts mass casualty training

Now recruiting for the Concord Youth Police Academy
The Concord Police Department will host the next Youth Police Academy on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at police headquarters, located at 41 Cabarrus Avenue W. Youth will experience a full day of hands on activities and get a behind-the-scenes look at police services. This is a great opportunity for those between the ages of 12 and 16 to learn more about the department and law enforcement. The application deadline is Saturday, April 7.  Visit concordnc.gov/Police for additional details.

13th Spring Herb and Plant Festival moves to new location on April 14
The Cabarrus County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association proudly presents the 13th Annual Spring Herb and Plant Festival on Saturday April 14. This year's event will be at a new location: the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, located at 4751 NC Highway 49. Vendors, artisans, and growers will offer herbs, flowers, plants, pottery, birdhouses, metal works, woodworking, foods, soaps, local honey, and much, much more. For more information, call 704-920-3310 or go to mastergardenerscabarrus.org.

Free shredding event on April 21
The City of Concord and Cabarrus County are partnering once again to offer a free community shredding event. Get a jump on your spring cleaning on Saturday, April 21, from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. in the CFA Village parking lot located at 280 Concord Parkway N (behind Arby’s). Shredding sensitive documents is a great way to reduce your risk of becoming an identity theft victim. Please limit your documents to no more than three 13-gallon trash bags or three banker's boxes. For more information, contact Lonnie Bulger at bulgerl@concordnc.gov or 704-920-5371, or Kevin Grant at kpgrant@cabarruscounty.us or 704-920-3209.

I My City weekend coming April 27-29
Lend a helping hand during the county-wide I My City initiative, which focuses on service projects in Concord, Harrisburg, Kannapolis, Midland and Mount Pleasant. Places of worship, businesses, community groups, families, individuals, and local government will rally together April 27-29 to make a positive impact on our neighbors through local service projects. Individuals and Groups are encouraged to identify or create projects to address needs in their own communities or neighborhoods, assemble volunteers and resources, and work with project coordinators to complete these projects during I My City weekend. Larger projects may involve multiple days, while smaller projects may be a simple act of kindness. There is no project too small. To learn more about this weekend or sign up to help, visit ilovemycityproject.com.

NCDOT to repair section of Roberta Road
The N.C. Department of Transportation will close a section of Roberta Road in Concord at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, weather permitting. The closure is necessary for maintenance crews to replace a pipe under the roadway. The road is scheduled to reopen by 4 p.m. Thursday, April 12. During the closure, a marked detour will take motorists from Roberta Road to George Liles Parkway to U.S. 29 South to Pitts School Road back to Roberta Road. Motorists traveling in the opposite direction will follow the detour in reverse. NCDOT will place electronic message boards on Roberta Road at Pitts School Road and George Liles Parkway to alert motorists to the closure. For real-time travel information from NCDOT, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

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.

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.

April
10 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
11 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
12 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
17 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