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Concord Weekly Update - November 30, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

Did you know?
Did you know the Planning and Neighborhood Development Department has staff available to help citizens understand their rights related to the federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 and the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988? Individuals are protected from a variety of practices involving housing sales, rentals, advertising, and financing. Special provisions are in place for disabled persons and families with children. The department invites landlords and property managers to an informational workshop on December 11, find out more at or call 704-920-5122.

Concord in the headlines
Concord firemen pay off Bell Game bet

Cross-section of the community completes 17th Concord 101
The Concord 101 class of 2018 was recognized with a graduation ceremony on November 20. This year's class set a participation record for the second year in a row, with 47 active community members who were thanked at the ceremony by Mayor Bill Dusch for their involvement in the program. 2018 participants were: Esmeralda Aguilera, David Anderson, Pearl Asbury, Evelyn Barbee, Ray Brickner, Meredith Buskey, Ramesh Chandanala, Brittany Craig, Clara Culnon, Sandra Cusack, John England, Joanne Evans-Hoover, Takhiya Glover, Rosa González, Coretta Grant, Karen Green, Rod Hanson, Frank Hoover, Chuck Howard, Daryl Huffman, Angela Banks-Johnson, Ernest Johnson, Chris Kallio, Prakash Kammula, Doug Kull, Sara Kull, Norman Lefebvre, Pamela Lefebvre, James Macdonald, Mylene Matthews, James McDonnell, Maria Melendez, Elizabeth Mueller, Kathy Murphy, Mei Olson, Clifford Patton, Alecia Shirley Phifer, Theresa Scott-Stills, Robert Skillman, Youndolyn Smith, Robert Stevenson, Kimberly Strong, Richard Walkup, Donald Watson, Wayne Wilson, Lynda Womble, and Mike Womble. Find out more at

Loose leaf collection in Concord continues next week in the TUESDAY 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 TUESDAY garbage collection routes must have leaves at the curb by 6 a.m. on Monday, December 3 for crews to collect them during the second collection cycle. Learn more and get a customized schedule at

Stuff the Bus through December 14, special events next two weekends
STUFF THE BUS is a partnership of Rider Transit and Cooperative Christian Ministry to feed hungry families during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the entire holiday season. Donations of non-perishable food items will stock the Crisis Center Food Pantry. Make a difference at one of our special events with a donation bus on site, or bring your donation to Rider Transit Center located at 45 Transit Court NW (former address 3600 South Ridge Ave) weekdays through December 14, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. This weekend, find our donation bus at the Thunder Road Walmart on Sunday, December 2 from 10:00 until 4:00. Visit for more information.

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

6 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment Special Meeting
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

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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