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Concord Weekly Update - June 1, 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018

Did you know?
Did you know one of the primary responsibilities of a City Manager is recommending a balanced budget to the City Council by the end of May of each year? Find out more about City Manager Lloyd Payne's first budget recommendation in Concord at concordnc.gov/budget.

$250 million budget proposed for Concord in FY 2018-19
City Manager Lloyd Payne provided his fiscal year 2018-19 budget recommendation to the Concord Mayor and City Council on Thursday, May 31. The City-wide budget totals $250,896,647 for all funds, with a General Fund budget of $88,215,189. The property tax rate is recommended to stay at the current 48 cents per 100 dollars of valuation. The City Council held a budget workshop at a special meeting on May 10, where Payne presented an overview of his recommendation and solicited feedback from the Mayor and Council. The Council will discuss the budget at its June 12 work session, and a public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, June 14 during the regular City Council meeting. Additional details on the proposal are available at concordnc.gov.

Code Enforcement to conduct sign sweep on June 2 as normal regulations resume
With the conclusion of the primary election and race events, the City's suspension of some temporary signage regulations has also concluded. As part of the resumed enforcement of sign standard regulations, the Concord Police Department Code Enforcement Division will conduct a sign sweep on Saturday, June 2. To learn more about Concord's sign standards, visit concordnc.gov/signs.

June is National Safety Month
The City of Concord joins the National Safety Council and thousands of organizations nationwide in working to ensure No One Gets Hurt. Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes and communities. Several City Departments will share information focused on specific safety topics this month. The City's Human Resources team has a full month of informative activities and classes planned for City coworkers, and the Concord Fire Department plans to highlight safety topics all month on its new @ConcordNCFire Twitter account.

NCDOT provides update on Church street resurfacing project
Concord residents and visitors traveling on Church Street will notice that resurfacing work has been underway for about three weeks. Work started earlier in May as part of NCDOT's annual county resurfacing contract, but was suspended prior to our area's race events and Memorial Day holiday. With the work scheduled to take place overnight to avoid traffic congestion, this week's rainy weather did not allow the completion of the milling process. Once milling is complete, the resurfacing could possibly be completed within a few weeks, dependent upon the weather. NCDOT is not able to say for sure when the work will be completely finished since it all depends upon the weather, but the contractor is committed to completing Church Street at the earliest possible date. NCDOT apologizes for the inconvenience this work is causing, but hopes the community will be pleased with the quality of the road once all work is complete. For more information, contact NCDOT at 704-436-9316.

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.

Registration now open for fall 2018 youth soccer season
Parks and Recreation is excited to open registration for Youth Soccer now through June 30. Registration is $35 for City residents, $55 for non-residents, and includes the whole season and jersey, shorts, and socks. Children ages 3-15 as of August 1 can register for the fall playing season. In addition to online registration, a special in-person registration is available at the Northlite Academy Sports + Outdoors (2211 Elder Lane, Kannapolis) from 11-2 on June 30. Parents meetings will take place at 6:30 p.m. on July 10 or 12, and skills assessment for older players is planned for July 14, 19, or 21. Learn more and register online at
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