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Concord Weekly Update - August 31, 2018

Friday, August 31, 2018

Did you know?
Did you know you can comment on NCDOT's recently released list of regional projects to be funded over the next ten years? Visit ncdot.gov to learn about the $2.7 billion of projects on the list and how you can contribute to the conversation.

City of Concord to observe Labor Day
In observance of Labor Day, City of Concord offices will be closed on Monday, September 3. Garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection will operate on a one day delay next week, with Monday’s items collected on Tuesday, and Friday’s items collected on Saturday. However, customers are asked to place all yard waste at the curb by 6 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4. Yard waste will be collected by the end of the day Friday, September 7. For more information on service changes, visit concordnc.gov or call 704-920-5555.

NC PARTF grant awarded for Henry Greenway Riverwalk phase
The City of Concord is planning one of the 27 local parks and recreation projects to receive over $6.7 million in grant funding from the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund for FY2018-19, as announced by Governor Roy Cooper. The City of Concord's award for $350,000 will assist in constructing the 1.4-mile Riverwalk phase of the Hector H. Henry, II Greenway, leveraging over $1.6 million in the City's capital reserve fund allocated for the project. The City anticipates construction beginning in early 2019 and the new phase opening to the public in early 2020. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.

Concord Police warn against fictitious solicitation calls
The Concord Police Department has been made aware of individuals posing as detectives from the department contacting citizens by phone, threatening them with arrest unless they provide monetary compensation. This is a common scam used with many different tactics and typically those responsible call from fictitious phone numbers. For example, someone posing as an agent of the Internal Revenue Service threatening legal action unless the victim supplies monetary compensation. Just as a reminder, no member of the Concord Police Department will contact any citizen threatening arrest if money is not paid to the department or the City of Concord. If you have any concerns or questions on the validity of someone claiming they are employed by the Concord Police Department, please call 704-920-5000.

What's happening at ClearWater: Buy the Ticket exhibition opens September 7
One woman’s tale of self-discovery told through a series of self-portraits and audible narrations experienced at your own pace.  Smart devices and headphones recommended. Solo artist: Katlyn Wyllie, resident artist at ClearWater Artist Studios.  Communication is 93% non-verbal… Featuring an Opening Reception September 7 and Artist Talk on October 13. See clearwaterartists.com for details and links to social media, or call 704-784-9535. ClearWater is located in Gibson Village at 223 Crowell Drive NW; free parking; gallery hours: Weds-Fri, Noon-5pm; Every 2nd Saturday 10am-4pm; or by appointment.


Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Fall 2018 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Youth basketball registration begins September 1
Youth basketball registration for the November 2018 through March 2019 season will take place the entire month of September. Registration will open online on Saturday, September 1 at concordparksandrec.org. Walk-in registration will be available at the Academy Recreation Center, Hartsell Recreation Center, and Logan Multi-Purpose Center, weekdays in September from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The registration fee is $35 for City of Concord residents and $55 for non-city residents. Leagues are available for boys and girls ages 3-15. For more information, please visit concordparksandrec.org.

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

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
18 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