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Concord Weekly Update - August 17, 2018

Friday, August 17, 2018

Did you know?
Did you know August is National Back to School Safety Month? According to research by the National Safety Council, most of the children who lose their lives in bus-related incidents are 4 to 7 years old. They are hit by the bus, or by a motorist illegally passing a stopped bus. Help protect our children by watching this brief video.

Concord was on the map during City Hall Selfie Day
Members of Team Concord joined local government professionals and elected officials from around the globe participating in #CityHallSelfie day on Wednesday, August 15. The day is organized by ELGL, the Engaging Local Government Leaders Network, a big tent local government professional association that connects, communicates, and educates about local government public service. Learn more about the event at elgl.org or click here to see Concord's wrap-up video.

Spring Street road closure updates
On Wednesday, Cabarrus County announced that the intersection of Spring Street SW and Corban Avenue SW will remain closed through September 17 due to a continuing stormwater project repair. Though the intersection is closed to through-traffic, businesses and their customers still have access to the area. The work is associated with the construction of the County’s new 614-spot downtown parking deck. During construction, which is expected to last through March 2019, courthouse visitors are encouraged to park in the County’s Surface Parking Lot 2 next to Fifth Third Bank, between Church Street and McCachern Boulevard. Find out more at concordnc.gov.

On Thursday an additional, unrelated closure several miles away on Spring Street NW was required. City of Concord Water Resources and Transportation crews closed a section of Spring Street NW near Elm Avenue NW due to a collapsed stormwater pipe under the roadway. This location is near the Boys and Girls Club of Cabarrus County. A detour route for motorists and pedestrians is in place and the public should exercise caution in the vicinity. For logistical reasons, construction to repair the pipe will not begin prior to Monday, August 20. Updated on this project will be available at concordnc.gov.

Rider Transit introduces Express Football Shuttle for Panthers 2018 home games
Are you planning to attend a Carolina Panthers home game this year? Rider Transit is pleased to offer a new Express Football Shuttle for the 2018-2019 season. The shuttle will run between The Village/Big Lots Park & Ride bus stop (behind Advance Auto) in Concord to the JW Clay LYNX Light Rail Station in Charlotte. Shuttle service will begin four hours before kickoff, with a bus departing every hour until kickoff. A shuttle will run continuously from the JW Clay LYNX Station to The Village Big/Lots Park & Ride during the game. At the end of the game, a bus will depart from JW Clay LYNX Station every half hour. The last shuttle will depart from JW Clay LYNX Light Rail Station in Charlotte two hours following the end of the game. (E.g. If the game ends at 7:15 pm, the last shuttle back to Concord will depart from JW Clay at 9:15 pm.). The round-trip cost including a free transfer to the CATS LYNX Blue Line is $4.40. Find out more and plan your trip today at ckrider.com.

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.

Free Saturday Boot Camp at the Park

Have you been wondering about a boot camp fitness class? You can try it for FREE! This outdoor class will challenge you and your friends to work hard while having fun. Bring a mat, dumbbells, and water and we’ll supply the rest. Click here to register now for the next class on Saturday, August 25; meets from 8-9 a.m. at Les Myers Park Ball Field (338 Lawndale Ave. SE). Find out more at concordparksandrec.org.

Registration open through August 31 for adult fall softball leagues
Adult Softball League registration is open through August 31. The registration fee is $375 per team, with men's, women's, and co-ed leagues available. The league season will include 10 regular season games and a post season double elimination tournament. Click here to register now, or learn more at concordparksandrec.org.

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

August
21 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission

September
11 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
12 at 6:30 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
13 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