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Concord Weekly Update - February 8, 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019

Did you know?
Did you know the Transportation Department is planning to rehabilitate Virginia Street, one of the older concrete roadways remaining in the center City? In addition to a new, improved road surface, the project will add curb and gutter, concrete sidewalk, storm sewer structures, and replacement of the existing water main. Find out more about the project at the public information session planned for February 21 at 6:00 pm in City Hall (35 Cabarrus Ave W), or visit

FY20 external agency funding opportunity process now open through March 1
This week, the Finance Department opened the City's annual external agency funding process until March 1. Annually, the City of Concord grants limited funding to non-governmental, or "External” Agencies, that contribute to the City's cultural, social, and economic vitality. External Agency funding requests are considered by the City Council under the auspices of the Public Purpose Clause of the North Carolina State Constitution (Article V, Sec. 2(7)). Concord is now accepting External Agency funding applications for FY19-20. Details available at

Did you miss loose leaf collection? Second chance collection now available
Solid Waste’s annual loose leaf collection season provides each Concord resident three opportunities to have un-bagged leaves collected curbside, and finished for the season today. Bagged leaves are collected year-round on a weekly basis, on the normal garbage collection day. Loose leaf season ends for each resident the moment the leaf crew passes in front of their house during their final scheduled week of loose leaf season. After that moment, residents with leftover leaves must either schedule a Second Chance collection or comply with the pre-collection requirements in the Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Ordinance that apply under normal conditions. Learn more at or call 704-920-5555 to schedule a second chance collection.

There’s a place for your household hazardous waste
You have a cart for trash and a cart for recyclables, but what should you do with household hazardous materials? And what is a household hazardous material? Cabarrus County wants residents to know about materials that should never end up in trash or recycling bins. These include nail polish, oven cleaner, paint, pesticides, bathroom and kitchen cleaners, fluorescent bulbs, brake fluid, gas and other chemicals. Instead, take them to the Cabarrus County Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 246 General Services Drive in Concord (off Hwy 49 near Hwy 601). Get quick access to sorting questions with CARTology, an online, app-based resource offered by Cabarrus County, Concord, and Kannapolis. CARTology features a Waste Wizard, which provides information on how materials can be reused, recycled, composted or disposed of in the community. Visit for more information.

Atrium Health announces traffic pattern changes at Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast
Beginning Monday, February 11, visitors to Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast, part of Atrium Health, may notice changes to traffic patterns due to construction. A new water line is being run as part of the facility’s modernization project, and will impact traffic along Medical Park Drive NE, adjacent to the medical campus. During regular business hours, it is anticipated that Medical Park Drive NE will be reduced to one lane of traffic. In addition, some of the entrances, including the main entrance to the hospital, visitor and employee parking decks, and the entrance to the Mariam Cannon Hayes Women’s Center will be impacted by this modernization project. Certified traffic flaggers will be on site to assist drivers around the construction and help reduce any delays or disruptions to patients, visitors and teammates. Visitors are encouraged to plan accordingly and factor in any extra time needed when visiting the hospital. Click here for additional information.

Register now be a part of the 14th Spring Herb and Plant Festival on April 13
The Cabarrus County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association proudly presents the 14th Annual Spring Herb and Plant Festival on Saturday April 13 at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center. The association is now seeking vendors, artisans, and growers to offer herbs, flowers, plants, pottery, birdhouses, metal works, woodworking, foods, soaps, local honey, and much, much more. For more information, call 704-920-3310 or go to

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.

Now hiring for summer 2019 seasonal positions: job fair coming March 5
Are you or someone you know looking for seasonal employment this coming summer? Concord Parks and Recreation is now hiring for a variety of seasonal positions in preparation for summer aquatics, camps, and programs. Positions with a range of education and experience requirements are available, including employment opportunities perfect for students. Plan to attend our job fair on March 5 from 4-7 p.m. at Hartsell Recreation Center, where you can learn about open lifeguard, camp leader, camp head leader, and center leader positions and complete an application on-site. Visit the Concord Careers Portal to get started and learn more, or call 704-920-5600.

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