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Concord Weekly Update - April 5, 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019

Did you know?
Did you know that four new officers were sworn in with the Concord Police Department this week? Find out who they are on the concordncpolice Instagram.

City seeks eligible applicants for Federal Section 5310 enhanced mobility project funding
The City of Concord is soliciting project proposals for funding under the federal Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) program. An estimated $186,848 in grant funding is available under this program for transit projects in the Concord Urbanized Area. Funding will be allocated using a competitive selection process described in the City of Concord’s 5310 Program Management Plan. Eligible applicants for funding consist of local government agencies, social services agencies, private and public transportation operators, and non-profit organizations. The deadline for grant applications is April 30, 2019. For application materials and more, please visit concordnc.gov/5310.

Solid Waste reroute update: better service coming soon
As we previously announced, improved solid waste collection routes will take effect the week of May 6. Affected customers who will have a collection schedule change should receive a notice in the mail shortly, if not already. Anyone can visit concordnc.gov/whatsmyday to check their address and see if any changes are planned for their schedule. Learn more at concordnc.gov.

New signage and web tools enhance Concord development notifications
Concord's Planning and Neighborhood Development Department has revamped its case notification signage and published a new development information page on its website, available at concordnc.gov/development. New color-coded and simplified notification signs will help the public identify properties around the City with upcoming public hearings and other approval processes. Finding information on these cases is easy on concordnc.gov/development using corresponding symbols that resemble the signs or a map showing all locations. More information is available at concordnc.gov.

SAVE THE DATE: upcoming events
Dorton Park improvements workshop: Monday, 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 publicinput.com/concord to provide your thoughts online and stay in touch with staff as the process continues. Find out more at concordnc.gov.

2019 Spring Litter Sweep: April 13 – April 27
Every spring and fall, City coworkers partner with recognized neighborhood organizations to collect litter along the city’s roadsides as part of NCDOT's Litter Sweep. 2019 Spring Litter Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, April 13 through Saturday, April 27. Litter Sweep is a statewide roadside litter removal initiative. For more information, visit ncdot.gov/littersweep.

City Nature Challenge: April 26 – April 29
Become a Citizen Scientist and join forces in a friendly competition with neighbors and citizens in the Charlotte Metro region to explore nature all around them and document the living things they find! The community that makes the most observations of nature, find the most species, and have the greatest number of participants wins the challenge. To learn more about the City Nature Challenge and iNaturalist in person, come out to the Bunny Run Festival (Saturday, April 20, 9-11 a.m. in Downtown Concord) and Flutter By Earth Day (Monday April 22, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at McGee Park). Learn more and see which other cities are participating by visiting citynaturechallenge.org.

Safe Disposal Event: Saturday, April 27
The Spring 2019 Cabarrus-Concord Safe Disposal Event is Saturday April 27, 9-11 a.m., at CFA Village Parking Lot located at 280 Concord Parkway N. Two shred trucks will be onsite providing free secure document shredding and recycling for Cabarrus County residents. Please limit your documents to no more than three 13-gallon trash bags or bankers' boxes. The event will also feature free, safe collection and disposal of electronic waste (such as televisions, computers, and other devices) and unused/expired prescription medications. For more information on the Spring 2019 Cabarrus-Concord Safe Disposal Event, call 704-920-3209.

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!
The 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
concordnc.gov/YouthCouncil or contact Taylor Morris at 704-920-5616 or morrist@concordnc.gov.

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

April
9 at 4:00 p.m. City Council external agency funding hearing and 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

Stay Connected!
Visit the City's website for the latest information and updates at concordnc.gov. 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 concordnc.gov/High5 or call 704-920-6400 to submit your acknowledgement over the phone.

Peter Franzese
Public Affairs and Projects Manager
City of Concord
franzese@concordnc.gov
704-920-5210 office