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Concord Weekly Update - October 5, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

Did you know?
Did you know free, secure document shredding and recycling for Cabarrus County residents will be available tomorrow (Saturday October 6) from 9-11 a.m. at the CFA Village parking lot (280 Concord Parkway N)? Please limit your documents to no more than three 13 gallon trash bags or bankers boxes. Keep you information safe and just shred it. For more information call 704-920-3209 or click here.

Concord in the Headlines
Coffee with a Cop held at businesses and schools

Portion of downtown Concord street closing for crane repair
An area near the intersection of Market Street SW and Barbrick Avenue closed this afternoon (October 5) at 3 p.m. as crews make emergency repairs to the on-site construction crane at the Cabarrus County Parking Deck site. If repairs to the crane components are minimal, the work is expected to take about 12 hours. If the damage is significant, the closure could be in place until late Monday (October 8). Find out more at cabarruscounty.us.

NCDOT: Weekend Work to Affect U.S. 29 in Concord
N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews will be working at the intersection of U.S. 29 at Morehead Road this weekend, milling and repaving part of the roadway to give drivers a smoother ride. Traffic on U.S. 29 will be reduced to one lane in both directions starting at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, and wrapping up by noon Saturday, Oct. 6. During this time, traffic on Morehead Road will be detoured around the closure. Motorists traveling westbound will be directed to Hudspeth Road and back to U.S. 29. Eastbound drivers will be detoured to Old Holland Road, Weddington Road and Bruton Smith Boulevard before returning to U.S. 29. Motorists are encouraged to pay attention when approaching the work zone, obey the posted speed limit, follow posted detours, and allow extra time to reach their destinations safely. Please visit ncdot.gov for real-time travel information and more.

Your thoughts needed on future transit service in Concord and beyond
Concord Kannapolis Area Transit (Rider) is partnering with Cabarrus County Transportation Services (CCTS) to develop a long-range transportation plan for the region. In order to develop transit services that meet the needs of the community and the region now and in the future, we need your help! Please take our survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WKQWC8G.

Happy Sweet 16, Dogs' Day Out!
Dogs, owners, and pet lovers are all welcome to join in the sweet 16th celebration of Dogs Day Out on Saturday, October 20 from 10:30-2:00 at Les Myers Park (338 Lawndale Avenue SE). Play off leash in the doggie fun zone, or enter one of our new contests for a chance to win cool prizes for your pooch! Visit sponsoring veterinarians and information alley, packed with vendors, non-profits, and rescue organizations. The sweet celebration will end with a cake walk! Please remember all dogs will need to have proof of a valid, up to date rabies vaccination and only non-extendable leashes to enter the festival. Learn more in the Fall 2018 Leisure Times or join the conversation on the Concord Parks and Recreation Facebook Page.

CabCoTV presents: Historical Moments - Early Movie Theaters in Cabarrus County
Grab some popcorn and relive the glory days of early movie theatres and drive-ins around Cabarrus County. The latest episode of Historical Moments with Clarence Horton tells the story of how motion pictures and the businesses that brought them to our community shaped local history in the 20th Century. Watch on demand at the CabCoTV Youtube Channel, or check out the program schedule on cabarruscounty.us to watch on Spectrum Channel 22 or the CabCoTV livestream.

Feedback sessions planned for Cabarrus County Schools strategic plan
Cabarrus County Schools is developing its Strategic Plan that will guide work through 2020. Superintendent Chris Lowder will host Community Feedback Sessions throughout the district beginning in this month at a variety of locations. Each session will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Spanish interpreters will be present at the October 29 session. For the full schedule and more information, go to cabarrus.k12.nc.us.


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

October
9 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
10 at 6:30 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
11 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
16 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