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Concord Weekly Update - July 20, 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

Did you know?
Did you know that Concord Police have welcomed three new K9’s to the Patrol Bureau? The new K9’s- Kodi, Wolf and Csubi are all certified in a full patrol capacity. Each K9 lives with their respective handler and continues to be an important tool for patrol officers and citizens of ConcordTo learn more, visit the City’s Facebook Page

 

City of Concord wins Governor’s Conservation Achievement Award for Municipal Conservationist of the Year

The City of Concord was selected as the North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s 55th Annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Award Winner for Municipal Conservationist of the Year. The award recognizes the work of the Concord Wildlife Alliance and coordination of City of Concord Environmental Educator- Mandy Smith-Thompson in achieving Certified Community Wildlife Habitat status, the supported conservation through signing of the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge and the creation of a native plant project with a local juvenile detention facility. The award also acknowledges the achievement that the City made when competing in the Global City Nature Challenge and the partnerships with local schools, community groups and libraries. Award winners are nominated by the citizens of North Carolina and decided upon by a committee of scientists, environmental educators, and conservation activists. These prestigious awards are the highest natural resource honors given in the state.  Award winners will be honored at a banquet to be held September 8 in Cary, N.C. For more information about the Governor’s Conservation Achievement Award Winners, visit ncwf.org.


Cabarrus real estate and personal property tax bills mailed July 20

Cabarrus County real estate and personal property tax bills mailed to residents on July 20. Concord residents will receive one tax bill for both municipal and Cabarrus County property taxes. The County’s single-bill initiative is a cost-saving measure that streamlines the billing process and minimizes administrative overlap. Property tax bills are due on September 1 and are classified as past due if not paid before January 8, 2019. Residents also have the option of viewing their property tax bills online at the Cabarrus County website, cabarruscounty.us/tax.  Since Cabarrus municipalities no longer provide tax collection services, tax payers across Cabarrus County now have a single point of contact, the Cabarrus County Tax Administration Office. The new system allows tax payers to view their consolidated tax bill and make payments online through the County website at cabarruscounty.us/tax. Learn more at cabarruscounty.us

 

Recognizing our #TEAMCONCORD High Performers

The High 5 for Excellent Service recognition program’s purpose is to recognize coworkers for their commitment to the City’s 9 Principles of Excellent Customer Service. Coworkers can be nominated by citizens or fellow employees. Each quarter, the Customer Service Advancement Team selects #TEAMCONCORD High Performers from those nominations to be honored at a luncheon with the City Manager. Learn more about our most recent honorees on the City's Facebook Page.

 

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.

Gridded Oil Pastel Portraits

For ages 12 - 18. Are you interested in drawing portraits, of actors, musicians, or fictional characters from film/television? Learn how to draw proportionately using the gridded scale method; as well as how to shade, highlight, and blend oil pastels to give your portraits the illusion of depth. Everyone will take home a portrait! This mini camp will meet Wednesday - Saturday, 7/25 - 7/28 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Fire Station #9. All participants must pre-register by 7/18. Fee for all four days is $70 for City residents, $75 for non-residents. 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.

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 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