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Concord Weekly Update - November 9, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

Did you know?
Did you know there are tons of new activities available for registration at the David W. Phillips Activity Center? Coming up next: Teen Tube: Pool Noodle Playground—teams of 3 or more will build creations with pool noodles and film the results for all to see at the showcase. Find out more and register by November 12 at

Highlights of the November 8 City Council Meeting
Please visit to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.

Presented a Veterans Day resolution marking the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of World War I.

Conducted a public hearing on priorities for
Pedestrian Improvement Program (PIP) sidewalk construction projects and adopted the recommended FY19 PIP schedule funded in the Capital Improvement Plan.

Conducted a public hearing and amended Concord Development Ordinance, Article 7, to conditionally allow metal awnings in the Center City Zoning District.

Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance for annexation of +/- 47.73 acres located 413, 375, 349, and 321 Goodman Rd, owned by SL Goodman Rd LLC, Frank & Jo Ann Scotton, and Keith Gass.

Conducted public hearings pursuant to NC General Statutes Sec. 158-7.1 and offered contracts for three year / 85% tax based Economic Development Incentive Grants to: 1) SL Goodman Road LLC (The Silverman Group) for a 600,000 SF manufacturing speculative building located at 431 Goodman Road; and 2) Hydromer Inc to locate at 4715 Corporate Drive, Suite 200.

Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance amending the City of Concord Development Fee Schedule to incorporate wireless fees.

Adopted a resolution to sell the vacant lot at 350 Broad Drive SW to Habitat Cabarrus for $6,000 for the construction of a new house and to fund Habitat Cabarrus in the amount of $60,000 to construct two new homes at 330 Broad Drive SW and 350 Broad Drive SW using HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) funds.

Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Carolina Siteworks, Inc. for the replacement of the culvert on Havencrest Ct. NW.

Recognized Edison Square Townhome Association and Stonebridge Townhome Association into the Partnership for Stronger Neighborhoods program.

Authorized the City Manager to execute the North Carolina Park and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) project agreement in the amount of $350,000 and adopted a project ordinance to appropriate the funds.

Accepted the conveyance of 13.605 acres from Rocky River Project, LLC, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and in associated action authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Ike's Construction, Inc. for the construction of the trail head parking lot at Hector H. Henry II Greenway, Mills at Rocky River.

Appointed Assistant City Manager Joshua Smith to the Concord Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) Board of Directors.

Concord's tree lighting and parade return November 16 and 17: next week!
Thousands will fill Downtown and kick off the 2018 holiday season the weekend before Thanksgiving, starting with the City of Concord's 21st annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 16. Sponsored by Atrium Health and Uwharrie Bank, the annual event will once again feature family entertainment, Santa, and the grand finale of fireworks at 8:30 p.m. The fun continues Saturday at the 90th annual ACN Concord Christmas Parade. Find out more at, or join the conversation and invite your friends on our Facebook event page.

Loose leaf collection in Concord continues next week in the THURSDAY area
Solid Waste’s annual loose leaf collection season continues next week. This popular program provides each Concord resident three opportunities to have un-bagged leaves collected curbside, through February 8. Bagged leaves are collected year-round on a weekly basis, on the normal garbage collection day. Customers on the THURSDAY garbage collection routes must have leaves at the curb by 6 a.m. on Monday, November 12 for crews to collect them during the first collection cycle. Learn more and get a customized schedule at

Cabarrus County parking deck construction update
Over the next two months, workers will periodically close the lanes of Corban Avenue SW and Spring Street SW to accommodate further construction on the courthouse parking deck. Alternate routes will be marked as needed. The closures will allow crews to complete work on the building façade and curbing and landscaping around the parking deck, which sits at the corner of Corban and Spring across from the Cabarrus County Courthouse. For more information, visit

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

14 at 6:30 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
20 at 6:00 p.m.
Planning and Zoning Commission

11 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
13 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session

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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 or call 704-920-6400 to submit your acknowledgement over the phone.

Peter Franzese
Public Affairs and Projects Manager
City of Concord
704-920-5210 office