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Concord Weekly Update - December 7, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

Did you know?
Did you know Concord's Emergency Management Coordinator has prepared as special "behind the scenes" winter weather preparation message for our community? See it now on the Public Safety Facebook Page or the Concord NC YouTube Channel.

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December 7 Winter Weather Update
A winter storm warning has been issued for Cabarrus County from 7pm Saturday until noon on Monday. While the forecast continues to change and snow accumulation predictions remain challenging to pin down, it is very likely that our event will start with rain or a wintry mix. Therefore City crews have not applied salt brine to roadways as it would be washed away and a waste of resources. It appears that ice accumulation is a threat for our area and crews are on call in case roads become hazardous due to ice. Initially, crews will only respond to designated Bare Pavement Routes and will not respond to calls into neighborhoods for ice conditions. Our key message now is to prepare for potential hazardous roads and power outages, remain off roads if at all possible, and monitor local weather forecasts. We will continue to post updates at concordnc.gov and on our social media accounts.

Loose leaf collection in Concord continues next week in the MONDAY 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 MONDAY garbage collection routes must have leaves at the curb by 6 a.m. on Monday, December 10 for crews to collect them during the second collection cycle. Learn more and get a customized schedule at concordnc.gov.

Cabarrus County DHS offers powerful tools for caregivers
"Powerful Tools for Caregivers" is an educational component of the Cabarrus County DHS Family Caregiver Support Program. During the free, six-week course, attendees learn ways to reduce personal stress, change negative self-talk, communicate effectively in challenging situations and manage their emotions. Registration for the winter session will begin soon. Find out more on CabCoTV or call 704-920-1400 for more information.

Final stretch underway for Stuff the Bus
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 Sam's Club tomorrow, December 8 from 10:00 until 4:00. Visit facebook.com/ridertransit for more information.

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

December
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