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Concord Weekly Update - March 15, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

Did you know?
Did you know the City Nature Challenge is returning in 2019 and will be bigger and better? Find out more in 46 seconds at

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

Presentation of the NC Solid Waste Enforcement Officers Association (NCSWEOA) Mike Stillwell Award to Valerie Proper.

Presented a retirement plaque to Todd Eury, 29 years of service - Fire.

Received an update from Jacqueline Gafrarar, 600 Festival Managing Director regarding the 2019 Haulers on Union event scheduled for May 16.

Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a work authorization with Talbert, Bright & Ellington, Inc. (TBE) to provide engineering, design and bidding services for the apron strengthening project at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport.

Appointed Council Members Brian King, Terry Crawford and JC McKenzie to the Plan Technical Team (PTT) for the Concord Development Ordinance update.

Adopted a resolution of intent to schedule a public hearing on the matter of closing the right-of-way of Means Avenue between Union and Church Streets in order to facilitate Cabarrus County's redevelopment of the Courthouse complex.

Adopted a resolution declaring a 1986 Pierce Fire Engine FD-104 surplus and donating the engine to the Cabarrus County School Board of Education to be used by the Concord High School Fire Academy program.

Appointed Carol Salloum and David Smith to the Barber Scotia Property Task Force Committee.

NCDOT reschedules traffic shift and detour on Concord Parkway
North Carolina Department of Transportation has rescheduled a traffic shift and detour originally planned for Concord Parkway last weekend. A significant road detour for Concord Parkway near Charlotte Motor Speedway will start at 7:00 p.m. this evening and continue all weekend. Crews will shift traffic on U.S. 29 northbound where two bridges over the Rocky River are being replaced. The traffic shift will allow the demolition of the northbound bridge. Southbound traffic on Concord Parkway will proceed normally without a detour. For updated traffic information from NCDOT, visit or follow NCDOT on social media.

Crosswalk installation planned for parking deck area
As one of the final steps of construction for the new downtown parking deck, crews will intermittently close lanes of Spring Street and Corban Avenue to install a crosswalk. Plans are for the closures to occur on Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20. In addition to the crosswalk installation, crews are separately finalizing the building exterior and installing landscaping, which will bring the project close to completion. Learn more at

Spanish Language Opioid Community Conversation
On Tuesday, April 16 the Concord Police Department along with Cabarrus Health Alliance and Cabarrus County EMS will present a Spanish language community conversation about opioid abuse at St. James Catholic Church.

El martes 16 de abril de 2019, el Departamento de Policía de Concord junto con Cabarrus Health Alliance y Cabarrus County EMS presentarán una conversación comunitaria en español sobre el abuso de opodos en la Iglesia Católica St. James. Únase a nosotros para una conversación importante sobre el abuso de heroína y opioides recetados en nuestra comunidad.

Find out more.

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.

Photograph Like a Pro
For ages 13-18. Photographic artist and educator, Laurie Schorr is teaching you to use your camera like a pro. Covering composition, light, exposure, camera controls, creative controls, and recognizing your personal vision as a photographer. We will create a series of prints to be matted and displayed. Bring you camera for this four week class meeting on Thursdays from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at David Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Road NE. The first class begins March 21; pre-register by March 18. Fee for City residents is $55, non-residents is $60.

Painting Tutorials
Anne Propst has painted professionally for over 20 years, winning and placing in shows nationwide. Anne now shares her skills and knowledge to 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. Class meets Tuesday, March 19 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at David Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Road NE. Pre-registration is required. Fee for City residents is $45, non-residents is $50.

Fiber Arts: Flora & Fauna
Susan Edmonson, fiber artist, has shared her passion of design through quilting, stitching and creating to students across the country. This week we will create wild violets from hand-dyed silk velvet using techniques from the 1930’s. Spaces are limited. Class will meet Wednesday, March 20 from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at David Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Road NE. Pre-registration is required. Fee for City residents is $55, non-residents is $60. There is a $25 kit/pattern fee, payable to instructor.

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

9 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
10 at 6:30 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
11 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session

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Peter Franzese
Public Affairs and Projects Manager
City of Concord
704-920-5210 office