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Concord Weekly Update - January 25, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

Did you know?
Did you know Cabarrus County’s Lunch Plus program provides more than just a meal each weekday at five locations? Learn more on CabCoTV or

Loose leaf collection final cycle of this season in FRIDAY 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 FRIDAY garbage collection routes must have leaves at the curb by 6 a.m. on Monday, January 28 for crews to collect them during the third and final collection cycle. Learn more and get a customized schedule at

NCDOT planning public meetings on NC 73 widening project
The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold two public meetings next week about a project to improve a section of N.C. 73 between N.C. 115 in Mecklenburg County and U.S. 29 in Cabarrus County. The project's aim is to reduce congestion in the corridor and provide accommodations for pedestrians and bicyclists. Recommendations to improve the roadway are included in comprehensive transportation plans developed by the Cabarrus-Rowan Metropolitan Planning Organization and Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization. The Cabarrus County meeting is planned for Tuesday, January 29, from 4-7 p.m. at Connect Church (3101 Davidson Highway). Find out more at

We’re hiring: join our team
Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding career? Consider joining #TeamConcord! With over 1,000 coworkers in our organization needed to deliver services to the community, there is something for everyone. A number of career fields and opportunities are available including both full-time and part-time positions. Visit to explore our opportunities today.

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.

Get fit with us!
Try something new with all new fitness programs starting this week—check out our menu of adult and active living classes: Chair Yoga, Chair Cardio, Chair Strength Training, Boom, Strength Training and Circuit Training. For details and registration please call 704-920-5604 or visit

Stress Management
Ages 18 and up. Do you continue to think about reducing or managing your stress? Dr. Tracey Sellers shares important information regarding different stressors and ways to overcome them. This week we will learn the causes of toxic stress load and how to reduce them in your life. Each class includes exercises to reduce physical stress. Class meets Tuesday, 1/22 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at David Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Road NE. Each class is $10 for City residents, $15 for non-residents.

Painting Tutorials
Are you working on a painting, or inspired to begin one of your own? Instructor, Anne Propst will guide you through the motions of your painting and assist you with colors and balance. Bring in your own work and materials in oils, acrylics or pastels. The first tutorial will meet Tuesday, 1/29 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at David Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Road NE. Pre-registration is required, each class is $45 for City residents, $50 for non-residents.

Quilt Beginnings: 4 Patch/9 Patch Log Cabin Design
Fiber artist, Susan Edmonson shares her passion of design through quilting and stitching extraordinary works of art. Utilizing basic rules and information for making a quilt this two-part class explores piecing, cutting, sewing and pressing to complete amazing works. Class will meet Wednesday, 1/30 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at David Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Road NE. Pre-registration is required, the fee for this class is $55 for City residents, $60 for non-residents.

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

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

Stay Connected!
Visit the City's website for the latest information and updates at 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 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