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Concord Weekly Update - October 12, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

Did you know?
Did you know you can always find the latest information on power outages and other City services updates at concordnc.gov/info? Be sure to bookmark this page, or find the link with the red and white "i" (information) symbol on our concordnc.gov home page. PS, Friday Solid Waste customers: on this page you'll note an update about possible delays on today's route, which will be complete on Saturday.

Highlights of the October 11 City Council Meeting
Please visit concordnc.gov to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.

Presented a retirement plaque to Rick Lambert, 17 years of service – Solid Waste Services

Received a presentation from Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau on their Marketing Plan.

Conducted public hearings pursuant to NC General Statutes Sec. 158-7.1 and amended contracts for multiple three year / 85% tax based Economic Development Incentive Grants to: Project Meadows Building 1 to locate at 700 Pitts School Road NW, Project Meadows Building 2 to locate at 700 Pitts School Road NW, Project Griffin Building 1 to locate at the intersection of Poplar Tent Road and International Drive, and Project Griffin Building 2 to locate at the intersection of Poplar Tent Road and International Drive.

Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance for annexation of +/- 68.864 acres on the southwest corner of the Davidson Highway and Odell School Rd intersection, owned by Rocky River Crossing LLC, Harrisburg Town Center IX LLC, Erjola 550 Kinderkamack LLC, Elizabeth Parcel, William Parcel, and David Parcel.

Conducted a series of public hearings and adopted ordinances to amend the Concord Development Ordinance (CDO) to address: family care homes (TA-01-18), changes to Board of Adjustment requirements (TA-02-18), revised notice procedures (TA-05-18), revised front setbacks (TA-08-18), street tree and street yard landscaping requirements (TA-09-18), street trees and street cross sections (TA-10-18), revised Private Club requirements (TA-11-18), and updated flood damanage prevention requirements (TA-12-18).

Awarded a bid to N.C. Quality Home Builders, LLC in the amount of $165,362.50 to construct a new home at 12 Hawthorne Street SW using HOME Investment Partnership funds.

Adopted a resolution to receive an offer to acquire approximately .08 acres of City property located at the corner of Todd Drive NE and Hillandale Street NE (a portion of PIN 5621 63 2477) from Troutman Land Investments, Inc.

Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a Recycling Process Service Agreement with FCR, LLC/Charlotte Recycling (Republic).

Approved a modification to the Interlocal Agreement with Cabarrus County administering the Central Area Plan.

Appointed Bertram Hinton, Jr., Jenny Reed, and Anthony Weiss to the Stormwater Management Advisory Committee and Amy Landis to the Historic Preservation Commission (Alternate), and administered the oath of office to the newly appointed members as well as previously appointed SMAC member Donald Seitz.

NCDOT: Lane Closure Scheduled for U.S. 29 in Concord
N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews will close next week a lane on U.S. 29 North near N.C. 73 in Concord as part of a $13 million project to replace two bridges over Norfolk Southern Railroad. Weather permitting, the right lane will close between Florence Street NW and Davidson Drive NW at 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15 to set up traffic control and safely set eight bridge girders in place. The closure will be removed by 7 p.m. the same day. Future traffic shifts will be scheduled as work progresses. The project is scheduled to wrap up in the spring of 2020. For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

Your thoughts needed on future transit service in Concord and beyond
Concord Kannapolis Area Transit (Rider) and Cabarrus County Transportation Service (CCTS) have joined forces to conduct a Long Range Public Transit Plan for Cabarrus County. Our region is one of the fastest growing in the United States. Whether you currently use our services today, or have never used public transit before, we need your help to improve the quality of life in Concord, Kannapolis, and across Cabarrus County by fostering economic growth, reducing congestion, and providing access to jobs, school, and healthcare. We’d like your ideas on how we can make our existing Bus, ADA and Demand Response services better, as well as your thoughts on what services we may need to add in the future such as Light Rail, Commuter Rail, AV (Automated Vehicles), etc. There are two ways you can help – via our online survey, or at one of our upcoming community outreach events. The Cabarrus County Long Range Transit Master Plan Community Survey is available in English and español. You may also come see us at the Latin Community Festival at Barber-Scotia College, Sunday, October 21, 4-7 p.m.; Cabarrus Brewing Company, Monday, October 29, 4:30-7:30 p.m.; or 26 Acres Brewing Company, Friday, November 2, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Cabarrus County Out & About: Mental Health
On the latest episode of Out & About, County Commissioner Steve Morris talks with Jodi Ramirez - Law Enforcement Liaison and Rebecca True - Daymark Recovery Services Center Director about mental health needs in Cabarrus County. Click here to watch and find out about what the needs are and what is being done to address them and how we all can help, or visit cabarruscounty.us for more information about the County's Mental Health Advisory Board and its initiatives.

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.

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

November
6 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
8 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
14 at 6:30 p.m.
Historic Preservation 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