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Concord Weekly Update - June 8, 2018

Friday, June 8, 2018

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Concord in the Headlines
$250 million budget proposed for Concord

Allegiant launches new nonstop service from Concord to Emerald Coast

Cabarrus EDC gets to know City Manager Lloyd Payne
City Manager Lloyd Payne is about two months into his new role, and recently sat down with the team at Cabarrus Economic Development for their latest installment of Cabarrus Conversations. Topics include his first couple of months on the job, why he prefers to “manage by relationships,” how his deployments overseas helped in his new role, and how he earned the nickname “Wide Open.” Visit cabarrusedc.com to learn more about your new City Manager.

Freestanding temporary signs: how to express yourself
Concord's sign standards allow certain types temporary signage on parcels without completing the typical registration process. Considered as Type 1 signs, these may have a maximum height of 4 feet and maximum area (length x width) of 6 square feet. While there is no time limit for the duration of displaying this kind of sign, there is a limit to only one sign per parcel. Additionally, the sign cannot be located within public rights-of-way or sight triangles. Signs that do not conform to these regulations are subject to removal by the Concord Police Department's Code Enforcement Division. The content of Type 1 signs are not regulated but typically include messages regarding causes, the sale of property, or other interests. To learn more about Concord's sign standards, visit concordnc.gov/signs or call 704-920-5152.

Concord Fire Department achieves Class 1 ISO rating
Many owners of retail, commercial, and industrial businesses in Concord City limits will have lower fire insurance costs following a recent evaluation by the N.C. Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshal. Each fire department in the United States is evaluated and assigned a Public Protection Classification (PPC) — a number from 1 to 10, with Class 1 generally representing superior property fire protection. The City of Concord’s ISO rating has improved to Class 1, effective September 1, 2018. The Class 1 rating places Concord Fire Department in the top 0.03 percent in the nation. Since the last classification received in 2013, the City has improved fire protection by adding Fire Station 11, located on Weddington Road and added additional staffing throughout the community. The Concord Fire Department has also made significant improvements in fire company distribution, technology, and efficiency over the past five years. In addition, the City has continued to make improvements in its water and emergency communications systems, and those departments scored very well, helping Concord achieve the Class 1 PPC. Additional information is available at concordnc.gov.

National Night Out scheduled for August 7
National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, is a national neighborhood crime and drug prevention event that occurs annually on the first Tuesday in August. It is celebrated in numerous cities, towns, and villages in the United States. Over the past 35 years, National Night Out has grown to over 37 million people in over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, US territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

This year will mark the 17th year of National Night Out celebration for the City of Concord. Neighborhoods will partner with Concord Police Department to strengthen bonds between neighbors and officers to take a stand against crime on August 7. For more information about National Night Out in Concord, contact Sergeant Chris Friguglietti at 704-920-5063 or friguglc@concordnc.gov.

Register for Safety Town 2018
It’s time to register rising kindergarten students in Cabarrus County for Safety Town 2018, a project of The Junior Charity League of Concord. This free 1/2 day event teaches rising kindergartners age appropriate safety tips while getting to meet other students and start their new adventure of attending elementary school. Students will attend sessions on bus safety, fire safety, animal safety, bike safety, gun safety, stranger danger, finger printing, ambulance awareness, dental hygiene, and personal hygiene. Safety Town will be held August 7 and 8 at Pitts School Road Elementary School, 8:20 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Students will be assigned a day, according the school they will attend I the fall. Register online at jclofconcord.com. Questions? Call The Junior Charity League office at 704-652-0669.

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.

Streetlight 5K and Frolic is coming July 13
The popular Friday evening Streetlight 5K and Frolic returns to Downtown Concord on July 13. Activities kick off at 6:00 p.m., the Fun Run begins at 7:00 p.m., and the 5K begins at 7:30 p.m. Starts and ends on Means Avenue via Union Street, Corban Avenue SE, and the McEachern Greenway/Downtown Connector. Register early by July 6 for only $15, or $20 on race day. More information and online registration is available 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!
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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