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Concord Weekly Update - March 29, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

Did you know?
Did you know there is a new, collaborative approach forming to serving the underserved in Cabarrus County? Find out more about Cabarrus County H.U.B.B. (Helping the Underserved Be-Loved and Belong) at

Concord in the Headlines
Friday Five: The Census is coming! The Census is coming!
Honoring Female Firefighters

2019 City cemetery cleanup planned for April 1-15
Crews are making plans for the annual spring cleaning at cemeteries operated by the City of Concord. The work, planned for April 1-15, will take place at Oakwood Cemetery, West Concord Cemetery, and Rutherford Memorial Park. In order to prepare for spring mowing and grounds work, the City requests the public’s cooperation in removing all items placed on or near gravesites prior to Monday, April 1. Any item not removed from gravesites before this time will be discarded. Flowers and other items may be replaced after Monday, April 15. A notice to this effect has been posted in the cemeteries for several weeks. For more information call the Cemetery division at 704-786-8212.

Community workshop on Dorton Park improvements planned for April 8
The City of Concord is developing a Master Plan for Dorton Park that will guide a variety of future improvements to the 24-acre park. As part of the process, Concord Parks and Recreation staff and project consultants are hosting an interactive Community Workshop at McGill Baptist Church (5300 Poplar Tent Road) on Monday April 8, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. Can't make the meeting, or want to keep up with the process and receive updates? Visit to provide your thoughts online and stay in touch with staff as the process continues. Find out more at

Thinking of buying a home and seeking assistance?
Concord's Planning and Housing Departments are hosting a Homebuyer’s Education Workshop, presented by Prosperity Unlimited, Inc. (a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency). The eight-hour workshop meets at Concord Fire Station 8 (1485 Old Charlotte Road), on Saturday, April 13 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. This comprehensive workshop will equip potential homebuyers with the essential tools to successfully navigate the entire process with confidence. Prospective homebuyers will receive a Homebuyer Education Certification at the end of the workshop, which is necessary to meet the down payment assistance requirements for housing assistance programs or special lender homebuyer programs. The workshop costs $35 and all attendees must pre-register by Thursday, April 11. Please reserve your seat by contacting Prosperity Unlimited, Inc. at 704-933-7405 or emailing

Student art returns to ClearWater April 5
Join ClearWater Artist Studios to celebrate another year of fabulous artworks by the students of the Fine and Applied Art Department at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC). Student art will be showcased in an opening reception on Friday, April 5 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. This event is open to the public with light refreshments provided by students and sponsors. The event marks the sixth year of this collaboration between the City of Concord's ClearWater Artist Studios, and the Fine and Applied Arts Department at RCCC. The exhibit will remain on view in the ClearWater Main Gallery through Thursday, May 2. Learn more at

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

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

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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