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Concord Weekly Update - July 13, 2018

Friday, July 13, 2018

Did you know?
Did you know that residents in the cities of Concord and Kannapolis, and the unincorporated areas of Cabarrus County now have access to a new waste collection calendar and reminder system called CabConKan CARTology? Visit concordnc.gov, to learn more. 

 

 

Highlights of the July 12 City Council Meeting

Please visit concordnc.gov to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner, Mike Causey, recognized Concord for achieving a Public Protection Classification of 1.  


Presented
 retirement plaque to Concord Police Canine Rico for six years of service as a police canine.  


Presented a Certificate of Appreciation to John Sullivan - Chairman of the Board of Adjustment.   

Presented a Certificate of Appreciation to DeAnne Hobbs in recognition for her six years of service on the Historic Preservation Commission.


Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance for annexation of +/- 3.758 contiguous acres located on the south side of Harris Rd, owned by Glenna Tucker Hensley

Conducted a public hearing and tabled a request to consider adopting an ordinance for annexation of one full parcel and a portion of a second parcel, located at 8520 and 8549 Quay Rd which is owned by the Carol Jones Fox Family Trust.    

Conducted a public hearing and denied the request to amend an approved Planned Unit Development (PUD) for the commercial village located within the Christenbury Farms/Christenbury Village development located at 9620 Christenbury Parkway.    

Awarded FY19 Neighborhood Matching Grants for Recognized Neighborhoods

Renamed a segment of Kannapolis Hwy to Optical Court NW and a segment of S Ridge Ave to Transit Ct NW. 

 

Delayed awarding a bid to Sink Tower Erections Company, Inc. to construct a communications tower and directed the City Manager to investigate the feasibility of locating a communications tower at an alternative site.  

 

Awarded a bid and authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Page Power Systems, Inc. for relocating the generator at 26 Union St. S.to 100 Warren C. Coleman Blvd. N. 


Authorized the execution of a Second Contract Addendum to the New Harrisburg-Concord Water Agreement and adopted an O&M rate of $3.30/1,000 gallons and a monthly base rate of $24,677 for FY 2019. 

 

Approved change order number two for Runway Strengthening Project at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport. 

 

Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a construction contract with ALS of North Carolina for the construction of one Dynamic Message Sign Assembly for the City of Concord's Intelligent Transportation System contingent upon NCDOT's approval. 

 

Accepted the preliminary application from Oscar Alvarado Ortiz for property located at 853 Zion Church Rd and approved the owner to proceed to the final application phase to received water and sewer services outside of the City limits, excluding annexation. 

City of Concord Officials unveiled Alfred Brown Jr Court SW
On Thursday, July 12 City of Concord Officials along with former City Council member Alfred M. Brown Jr. and invited guests including retired City Manager Brian Hiatt, retired Council Member David Phillips and Lamar Barrier gathered at the intersection of Warren C Coleman Boulevard and Manor Ave SW to unveil the new name of the drive leading to the Brown Operations Center – Alfred Brown Jr Court SW. Last month City Council voted to rename the drive in honor of former City Council member Alfred M. Brown Jr., son of the former City Council member Alfred M. Brown, Sr. in honor of whom the Operations Center is named. For more info and to see photos from the event, check out the City’s Facebook page.


Temporary lane closure planned July 16 and July 17 on Cabarrus Ave W
The Water Resources Department will temporary close one lane of Cabarrus Ave W between Yorktown Street and Spring Street on Monday and Tuesday evening. This lane closure is necessary to allow crews to perform utility work near 61 Cabarrus Ave W. The work is scheduled to start at 9:00 p.m. and will last for approximately six hours, weather permitting. Cabarrus Ave W. will be down to one travel lane with flaggers in place.  Motorists who wish to travel on Cabarrus Ave W should exercise caution and travel slowly in the work areas. For more information, visit concordnc.gov or contact Water Resources at 704-920-5300.

 

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.

Mythical Creatures Mini-camp at Dorton Park – July 16 thru July 18

Mermaids, mermen, unicorns and dragons, oh my! So many creatures out there, which captures your eye? We will create crafts and play games based on these mysterious legends! There are only a few spots available for this mystical adventure. The mini camp is for children ages 5 – 10 and will take place on July 16 through July 18 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Dorton Park. Participants will meet at the small shelter. Fee for all three days is $15 for City residents, $20 for non-residents. 

 

Shipwrecked!

For ages 8 - 12. CRASH!! What's that noise? Your ship just ran into the side of an island. Uh on! You'll have to learn how to survive in this "crash" course. We'll build forts, learn about navigation, hunt for food and become the ultimate survivalists! Do you have what it takes? We'll meet Monday - Wednesday, 7/16 - 7/18 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Weddington Road Bark Park. Cost: $15 for City residents and $20 for non-residents. More information and online registration is available at concordparksandrec.org.

Big Books Little Cooks - Should I Share My Ice Cream?

For ages 2-5. Joins us for a story and fun in the kitchen! We all scream for ice cream... and now we'll make our own! Bring gloves because things are going to get chilly! We will meet Thursday, 7/19 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Fire Station #9. All participants must pre-register by 7/17. Cost: $5 for City residents and $10 for non-residents.

 


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

July
17 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission

August 
7 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
8 at 7:00 p.m. 
Historic Preservation Commission
9 at 6:00 p.m. 
City Council regular session

Stay Connected!
Visit the City's website for the latest information and updates atconcordnc.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