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Concord Weekly Update - May 25, 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018
Did you know?
Did you know that as a benefit to citizens, the City of Concord offers a service to provide advice regarding drainage issues outside the right-of-way and City-maintained easements? To find out more, visit concordnc.gov/flood or contact the Customer Care Center at 704-920-5555 to request a consultation.

Concord in the Headlines
NASCAR dream to become reality for girl who saved brother's life

City of Concord to observe Memorial Day
In observance of Memorial Day, City of Concord offices will be closed on Monday, May 28. Per the schedule established by City Council, the historic Gamewell Diaphone at Fire Station 1 will sound one blast at noon on Memorial Day to honor those who gave their lives in service to our country. Waste Pro's garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection will operate on a normal schedule next week. However, all customers are asked to place yard waste at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29. All yard waste will be collected by the end of the day Friday, June 1. Visit concordnc.gov for more information about the holiday schedule.

City Nature Challenge Update
It has almost been a month since our first time participating in the City Nature Challenge, a global event that helped us find out what’s living in our back yards! Our local effort engaged thousands of people in identifying nearly 7,000 living things and over 1,000 different species ranking 18th of all 68 participating communities worldwide. We ranked higher than cities like Chicago, Rome, and Tokyo! We are already planning a bigger local effort for CNC 2019, so stay tuned to the CabCoCNC Facebook page. Visit citynaturechallenge.org to find out more.

Summer 2018 City Circular and Leisure Times coming soon

If you have not yet already, you'll soon receive the latest issues of the City Circular and Leisure Times in the mail. The Summer 2018 City Circular digital edition is available now, 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 a summer of fun in the Leisure Times digital edition.

Concord recognized within the nation's 100 best fleets for fifth time
With over 1,000 vehicles and motorized equipment in place to deliver essential community services, the City of Concord's Fleet Services Department has no easy task. However, the department has been recognized as one of the nation's 100 best fleets for the fifth time this year. The City's recognition was highlighted by Fuel What Matters, an initiative of NC State University's Clean Energy Technology Center and the NC Department of Transportation. Visit fuelwhatmatters.org to find how Concord's Fleet Services team gets the job done so well.

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

Jump in the pool this summer
The John F. McInnis Aquatics Center will open for weekend hours starting May 26, with weekday hours beginning Monday, June 11. During the season the pool offers open swim for the community at a minimum fee, water aerobics, and swimming lessons for both youth and adults. The pool can also be rented for private parties and special events. For hours and more information on programs please visit concordparksandrec.org.

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

June
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
19 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