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Concord Weekly Update - April 12, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

Did you know?
Did you know 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? The 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.

Highlights of the April 11 City Council Meeting
Please visit concordnc.gov to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.

Recognized the winners of the 8th annual Pre-Skills Masonry Competition.

Presented retirement plaques to Donna Chandler - 15 years of service, Engineering; and David Chandler - 33 years of service, Electric Systems.

Presented a Proclamation for
National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week, April 14-20.

Presented the
NC-IPMA 2019 Recognition Award for Training and Career Development.

Presented the
2019 Jo Atwater Continuous Core Values Award to Sonya Bost in the Fire Department. This is the highest award presented to City of Concord coworkers. Jo Atwater's life was synonymous with heartfelt service to others in our community and the highest dedication to our organizational core values. Jo worked for the City from 1994 until her passing in 2004. During this time, she became a respected friend and inspirational teammate to all coworkers. This award continues Jo's vibrant spirit and valued legacy by annually recognizing one coworker that embodies our organizational core values and commitment to serving others in the community. Learn more about Sonya's service in next week's CityLink Newsletter.

Conducted a public hearing and adopted the Five-Year Agency Plan for the Concord Housing Department.

Conducted a public hearing and approved an agreement with Ford Commercial LLC regarding acquisition and construction of a sewer line near the intersection of Old Holland Road and Weddington Road, Ext.

Conducted a public hearing and adopted a resolution closing the right-of-way of Means Avenue between Union and Church Streets with an effective date of March 1, 2020 in order to facilitate
Cabarrus County's courthouse expansion project.

Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance for annexation of a portion of one parcel located to the southeast of the Christenbury Parkway and Cox Mill Rd intersection (9101 Edenbury Drive).

Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance for annexation of one parcel located on at 50 Denise Ct. SW, owned by Joshua and Tiffany Yates.

Authorized the Concord ABC Board to retain extra Distribution of Funds.

Adopting the City of Concord Strategic Plan 2020-2023.

Established a 501(c) (3) nonprofit tax exempt entity as a supporting organization of the City.

Rejected an offer to purchase 208 Kerr Street, SW from Troutman Land Investments, Inc. for $35,000.

Awarded a bid to Kearey Builder's, Inc. in the amount of $335,460 to complete Phase IV (Lower Level Up-fit) construction at ClearWater Artist Studios using CDBG funds.

Awarded the total bid for the Miramar Dr., NE Sidewalk Extension Phase II to Piedmont Asphalt Paving Company, Inc.

Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract withIPR Southeast, LLC for the lining of sewer lines and rehabilitation of manholes.

Good Friday holiday schedule, Bunny Run 5K and other events
In observance of Good Friday, City of Concord offices will be closed Friday, April 19. Some City services will operate on a different schedule the week of April 15, and several events are planned throughout the area. Garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection will operate on the normal schedule next week. However, all customers are asked to place yard waste at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on Monday, April 15. Yard waste will be collected by the end of the day Thursday, April 18. Customers are reminded that improved solid waste collection routes will take effect the week of May 6 and affected customers are receiving a notice in the mail. Learn more at concordnc.gov.

Fly off to a fun spring break from Concord-Padgett Regional Airport
The team at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport is ready to serve many students and families traveling on Allegiant to sunny spring break destinations in the coming weeks. With extra flights to several fun Florida communities, Concord will be the spring break launch location for thousands in the region. Airport officials expect April 18-28 to be the busiest travel dates, with many Allegiant flights already sold out on these days. To ensure a smooth traveling experience, passengers should plan ahead, be prepared for lines, and arrive early to the airport. Check out the airport's helpful tips at concordnc.gov.

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.

Egg hunts, Bunny Run 5K and Festival, and more
Concord Parks and Recreation will once again host egg hunts on Thursday, April 18 (
read page 21 of the Leisure Times for locations and times). Be sure to visit Downtown Concord on Saturday, April 20 for the Bunny Run 5K and Festival. In addition to the Fun Run at 9:00 and 5K race at 9:30 a.m., the family festival continues until 11:00 a.m. and includes activities, arts and crafts, music and dancing with the bunny, and more! Discounted pre-registration for the Bunny Run ends today. For more information, call 704-920-5600.

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
16 at 3:00 p.m. City Council meeting – budget workshop (City Hall Room 330)
16 at 6:00 p.m.
Planning and Zoning Commission

May
7 at 4:00 p.m. City Council and work session
8 at 6:30 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
9 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session

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