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Concord Weekly Update - January 11, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

Did you know?
Did you know you can beat this weekend's cold at the David W. Phillips Activity Center? Join Concord Parks and Rec for Spring Defrost Saturday (tomorrow) from 10-1. Click here to find out more.

Highlights of the January 10 City Council Meeting
Please visit to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.

Presented a proclamation recognizing January 21, 2019 as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Presented retirement plaques to Mike Mundale, 25 years of service – Fire; Kerry Ritchie, 29 years of service – Fire; and Deputy Chief Betty Stocks, 28 years of service - Police Department.  

Conducted a public hearing to consider adopting a zoning map amendment for recently annexed property located on the north corner of the Poplar Tent Rd and Harris Rd intersection from Cabarrus County LDR (Low Density Residential) to City of Concord PUD (Planned Unit Development) - Case Z(CD)-20-18 (Oaklawn). City Council adopted a statement of consistency supporting denial of the PUD as recommended by P&Z, then voted to deny the zoning map amendment to PUD, then voted to apply an alternative zoning district on the parcels: Hensley parcel (8.9 acres) to RE and Motley parcel (24.56 acres) to RV.

Conducted a public hearing pursuant to NC General Statutes Sec. 158-7.1 and offered a contract for a five-year / 85% tax based Economic Development Incentive Grant to Project Safety to locate at 225 Wilshire Ave, SW in Concord.

Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance amending Section 9.8.3 of the Concord Development Ordinance (CDO) regarding local landmark designations (TA-13-18).

Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance amending the Concord Development Ordinance (CDO) to clarify submission requirements for complete site plan and supporting materials for conditional district zoning amendments (TA-14-18).

Authorized staff to apply for $100,000 in funding from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency under the Urgent Repair Program.

Adopted a resolution endorsing new projects at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport for the Cabarrus-Rowan Metropolitan Planning Organization Regional (CRMPO) Priority List for FY2022-FY 2031.

Adopted an ordinance to amend the City Code of Ordinances Section 1, Section 18-257, governing the Taxicab Rates Schedule.

Approved a modification to the existing solid waste routes in order to allow increased efficiency and effectiveness. Note: Modified solid waste routes will be implemented in May 2019 and details will be shared over the coming months.

Concord in the Headlines
Concord-Padgett one of NC’s busiest, fastest-growing airports
Concord Fire Dept. Calls Top 12,000 in 2018

Concord-Padgett Regional Airport noted for economic contributions in NC
Concord-Padgett Regional Airport's contributions to North Carolina's economy is approaching $1 billion dollars, according to a recently released state report. In a report released this week, Concord-Padgett Regional Airport (JQF/USA) is listed as one of ten commercial service airports in North Carolina, and airline partner Allegiant Air served nearly a quarter-million passengers in Concord going to six destinations. The report analyzed data from 2017, and Concord's contribution included $821 million in economic output, over 4,500 jobs, over $191 million in personal income, and over $30 million in state and local taxes. Find out more at

Check out the City's Facebook Page for TeamConcord accomplishments
Do you follow the City's Facebook Page? Today we shared professional accomplishments from several members of TeamConcord. Safety, Health, and Risk Manager Susan Tolbert is part an important alliance between the NC Department of the Labor and the NC Association of Local Government Employee Safety Officials to achieve mutual goals and promote a statewide dialogue on workplace safety and health. This afternoon, we shared images from the Police Department's promotional ceremony for Deputy Chief Jimmy Hughes and Major Bobby Ledwell. You can find more images on the Police Department's new Instagram.

Loose leaf collection final cycle of this season in TUESDAY area next week
Solid Waste’s annual loose leaf collection season continues next week, entering the final cycle of collection opportunities. 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, January 14 for crews to collect them during the third and final collection cycle. Learn more and get a customized schedule at

Residents encouraged to join the 2019 Public Safety Academy 
Applications are now available for the City of Concord’s 15th Citizen Public Safety Academy. The course will allow citizens to learn about the functions of Concord’s public safety departments, meet staff, and help evaluate services. The ten-week academy will begin January 29 and consecutive classes will be held each Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Find out more and download an application by January 22 at

Friends of the Library to annual meeting
At the annual meeting of the Concord Friends of the Library, speaker Jim Lutzweiler will give a speech on The Roots of Billy Graham in a program sponsored by the NC Humanities Council. Mr. Lutzweiler has made a lifelong study of religious fundamentalism.  He has been archivist and rare book collector at Southeastern Theological Seminary and a history professor at Guilford Community College. This free public event will be held on Saturday, January 26 at 2:00 at the Cabarrus County Public Library, Concord Branch. If you have questions, call 704-920-2000.

Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Spring 2019 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Basic Yoga
Coordinate movement with breath to flow dynamically from posture to posture. Recommended for the experienced student. Instructor, Kelly Bost will start your day with stretching and relaxation. This four week session begins 1/16 – 2/6 meeting 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. Each four week session is $15 for City residents, $20 non-residents or come and try the first class of the session for $5 for City residents, $6 for non-residents. All classes meet at the David Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Road NE.

Chair Yoga
This gentle form of yoga is for those unable to participate in traditional yoga classes. Seated and standing poses use the support of the chair. Instructor Kelly Bost will begin this four week session 1/18 – 2/8 meeting 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. Each four week session is $15 for City residents, $20 non-residents or come and try the first class of the session for $5 for City residents, $6 for non-residents. All classes meet at the David Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Road NE.

Fit 4 All
This all level workout combines stability and toning balls to increase mobility, flexibility and tone muscles. Instructor, Jackie Deaton will begin this continual class Friday, 1/18 meeting every Friday from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the David Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Road NE. There is no fee for this class.

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

15 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission

12 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
13 at 6:30 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
14 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