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Concord Weekly Update - July 6, 2018

Friday, July 6, 2018

Did you know?
Did you know July 1 marked the start of the new fiscal year for the City of Concord and local governments across the state? Information about the City's FY19 annual operating budget and performance plan is available at concordnc.gov/budget.

Concord in the headlines
Editor's note: a keen eye on the part of Concord Fire Department coworkers led to timely safety information being shared with the public, and national media attention this week. Stay safe, Concord!

Fourth of July warning: These fireworks look like My Little Pony and Pete's Dragon toys

Fireworks Resembling 'My Little Pony' Toys Are Being Sold in North Carolina

North Carolina fire department warns fireworks inside children's toys are being sold in town

Introducing CabConKan CARTology: we've taken the guesswork out of waste collection
Cabarrus County, Concord, and Kannapolis have partnered to make it even easier for residents to stay connected about waste management services and programs. As of July 1, residents in the cities of Concord and Kannapolis, and the unincorporated areas of Cabarrus County have access to a new waste collection calendar and reminder system. The same platform includes a Waste Wizard, which provides information on how materials can be reused, recycled, composted or disposed of within their community. There are two ways to access the system. From any device and web browser, residents can visit concordnc.gov, kannapolisnc.gov, or cabarruscounty.us to access the entire suite of new tools. Residents can also download the new mobile app, CabConKan CARTology, for Apple or Android devices. Just search for CARTology in the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android). Find out more at concordnc.gov.

Cabarrus County announces intersection closure as part of Parking Deck construction
Drivers will experience a closure at the corner of Spring Street and Corban Avenue in downtown Concord July 9-28. The closure will facilitate stormwater work associated with the construction of Cabarrus County’s new 628-spot downtown parking deck on the corner of Corban Avenue SW and Spring Street SW. During construction, which is expected to last through March 2019, courthouse visitors are encouraged to park in the County’s Surface Parking Lot 2 (located next to Fifth Third Bank, between Church Street and McCachern Boulevard). For more information on the parking deck project, visit cabarruscounty.us.

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.

Join us next week for the Streetlight 5K and Frolic
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.

July
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