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Concord Weekly Update - February 15, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019

Did you know?
Did you know the City Nature Challenge is returning to Concord (and beyond) this year in a bigger and better way? Find out more at

Highlights of the February 14 City Council Meeting
Please visit to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.

Presented a Proclamation recognizing February as African American History Month.

Presented a retirement plaque to Dana Hood, 11 years of service, Finance.

Received a presentation from Connie Rheinecker of Big Brothers Big Sisters Cabarrus County.

Received a presentation of the Independent Auditor's report on the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2018.

Conducted a public hearing and adopted a zoning map amendment ordinance for recently annexed property located at 413, 375, 349, and 321 Goodman Road from Cabarrus County LI (Limited Industrial) to City I-2 (General Industrial).

Appointed Betty Stocks to the Barber Scotia Property Task Force Committee.

NCDOT seeks public input on 10-year Transportation Plan
The public has a chance to learn more about and comment on the N.C. Department of Transportation’s draft 10-year transportation plan for 2020-2029, called the State Transportation Improvement Program. The plan is updated every two years. Over the next three weeks, each of the department’s 14 transportation divisions will be hosting week-long open houses during normal business hours. The opportunity for Cabarrus County residents is February 25 through March 1 at the Division 10 office in Albemarle. The sessions will serve as opportunities for interested residents to review maps and handouts about the projects in their area, ask questions of local NCDOT staff and submit comments. For interested residents who can’t attend the public comment sessions, there is an opportunity to submit comments online. Find out more at

Members of Team Concord recognized for service excellence
City of Concord coworkers from five departments were recognized at today’s quarterly High Performer Lunch. The second quarter FY 19 High Performers are: Jeff Carroll (Finance/Customer Care), Daniel Hall (Solid Waste), James Mitchell (Solid Waste), Jody Brewer (Aviation), LJ Weslowski (Transit), and James York (Fire). The High 5 for Excellent Service recognition program’s purpose is to recognize coworkers for their commitment to the City’s 9 Principles of Excellent Customer Service. Coworkers can be nominated by citizens or fellow coworkers. Each quarter, the Customer Service Advancement Team selects High Performers from those nominations to be honored at a luncheon with the City Manager. Find out more about our High Performers @concordncgov and let us know about excellent service you have received at

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.

Calling future Youth Council members!
Concord Youth Council is accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year through April 26. All rising 9th, 10th, and 11th graders who attend a public, private, or home school within the Cabarrus County School district or live in Concord City limits are encouraged to apply. The Youth Council seeks students dedicated to bettering the community and serving as the official youth voice to City government. The Youth Council has regular meetings and members participate in service projects throughout the year. To find out more and receive an application, visit or contact Taylor Morris at 704-920-5616 or

Painting Tutorials with Anne Propst
Anne has painted professionally for over 20 years and now you can share in her experience. Bring in your own work and materials in oils, acrylics or pastels. Anne will guide you through the motions of your painting and assist you with colors and balance. The next tutorial will meet Tuesday, 2/19 from 9 – 11 a.m. at David Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Road NE. Pre-registration is required. Each class is $45 for City residents, $55 for non-residents. To register call 704-920-5604.

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

19 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

Stay Connected!
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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