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Concord Weekly Update - July 27, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018

Did you know?
Did you know Concord is home to the best public golf course in the region? Rocky River Golf Club, owned by the City of Concord, has been included in the NC Golf Panel's Top 100 course rankings for several years, and is the only listed public course in the area. Discounted rates are available to City of Concord residents, book a tee time at rockyrivergolf.com.

Officials discuss state of law enforcement in Cabarrus County
Law enforcement officials from around Cabarrus County discussed the successes and challenges facing public safety agencies during the second Cabarrus Summit of 2018, held recently at the Cabarrus Arena and Event Center. Topics included the drop in local crime rates, employee retention, community involvement, and other issues. Police Chief Gary Gacek joined Sherriff Brad Riley and Kannapolis Police Chief Woody Chavis for the conversation. Find out more at cabarruscounty.us.

Timeline extended for intersection closure in downtown Concord

Cabarrus County has announced that infrastructure complications related to the Downtown Parking Deck project will require extending the intersection closure at Spring Street and Corban Avenue in downtown Concord through August 20. Though the intersection is closed to through-traffic, employees and patrons of local businesses still have access to the area. The work is associated with the construction of the County’s new 614-spot downtown parking deck, on the corner of Corban Avenue SW at Spring Street SW, across from the Cabarrus County Courthouse. More details are available at cabarruscounty.us.

City of Concord named one of region's healthiest employers for second year
For the second consecutive year, the City of Concord was named one of the Healthiest Employers in the Charlotte Region by the Charlotte Business Journal, ranking as the fifth healthiest employer in the Businesses with 500 to 1,499 employees category, and the third place government employer (congratulations to our friends at Cabarrus County for being the healthiest government employer!).

City Manager’s Office and Human Resources staff, along with Wellness Liaisons and Wellness Warriors participated in the awards ceremony at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Click here to learn more or visit concordnc.gov/hr to explore opportunities to join our team.

Sustainable Suggestion: simple ways you can help conserve water
According to the US Drought Monitor, recent rains have helped pull part of Cabarrus County out of the "abnormally dry conditions" we’ve experienced as of late. Some of the county still remains abnormally dry. Regardless, water conservation is always important and some simple tips can help you conserving this vital resource.

1: If your shower fills a one-gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds, replace the showerhead with a WaterSense®-labeled model. If you’re unsure how, click here.

2: Check your toilet for leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring in the tank. Leave it for 15-20 minutes. If the water in the bowl is colored, replace the flapper valve inside the tank. A 1/32-inch-sized leak can waste 18,500 gallons in a year!

Connect with Environmental Educator Mandy Smith-Thompson at concordnc.gov/EnvironmentalEducation or facebook.com/concordenvironmentaled.

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.

Splish Splash Water Bash at Dorton Park tomorrow!
The ultimate summer fun in the sun water festival comes to Dorton Park on Saturday, July 28 from 11-2! Enjoy an inflatable water slide, slip' n slides, water games, balloon fights, and so much more. We will have music so you can dance around with plenty of water to keep you cool while having a blast. No fee or registration necessary but you can join the conversation and invite your friends on the Facebook event page. Families welcome!

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 6:30 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
9 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
21 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