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Concord Weekly Update - May 3, 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019

Did you know?
Did you know you can read the City Council agenda when it is published the Friday prior to each regular session? Visit concordnc.gov/Government/Council-Agenda to see what's on the agenda next week.

Concord in the Headlines
Cabarrus population up 18 percent since 2010 - now 211,342
County EMS, Concord Fire to partner at new Station 10

Starting next week: improved solid waste collection routes
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 have received a notice in the mail. 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.

All-new Cabarrus County, NC Destination & Motorsports Guide available now
The latest edition of the official travel resource for Concord and all of Cabarrus County is now available from the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau. As a special tribute to NASCAR artist Sam Bass and to mark the 60th Coca-Cola 600, the cover of this year’s Destination & Motorsports Guide features a design Bass created to commemorate the 2009 race. Inside, stories showcase new attractions, seasonal itineraries, the craft beverage scene in Cabarrus County, and more alongside all the information needed to explore everything the area has to offer. Find out more and experience the guide at visitcabarrus.com.

600 festival events kick off in Kannapolis this weekend and roll into Concord May 16
This weekend, the 600 Festival's regional events kick off in Kannapolis. Head to downtown Kannapolis for movies, racing, and of course BBQ at Jiggy with the Piggy! The fun arrives in Concord with Haulers on Union—Thursday, May 16. Starting at 5 p.m., the streets of Concord will be packed with locals and NASCAR fans catching a glimpse of more than 30 MONSTER Energy NASCAR Cup car haulers as they make their way down Union Street en route to Charlotte Motor Speedway. It will be a free party in the streets with live music, activities for children, food trucks, giveaways, race cars on display and so much more. Get a preview on CTW or visit 600festival.com for details.

Spring Into Arts 2019 is just one week away
On Saturday, May 11 a bigger and better than ever Spring Into Arts Festival will have something for everyone. The Spring Into Arts Festival Presented by Subaru Concord is an annual family-friendly event in Downtown Concord that showcases and promotes the visual and performing arts. Enjoy the juried art show, musical entertainment, locally crafted beer and wine, fantastic food, and a children's area that inspires the artistic side of all of us! Find out more at concorddowntown.com.

Cabarrus County wants to know: what do you want from your government?
Cabarrus County leaders want the community’s input on four questions that will set the County’s business strategy over the next three to five years: What are the key strengths of Cabarrus County Government? What services or programs provided by Cabarrus County Government would you like to improve? What are the critical issues that Cabarrus County needs to address over the next 3-5 years? What do you see as the key priorities Cabarrus County should establish in its strategic plan? The county has been asking these questions at events across the community in April and May. The final workshop will be Monday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Logan Multi-Purpose Center (184 Booker Drive SW). Go to cabarruscounty.us for more information.

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.

Are you ready to get off the couch and start getting in shape for the summer? If so, Couch to 5k program is here to help. C25K starts this Tuesday, May 7 at Dorton Park at 6:30pm. The group meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at Dorton Park until July 12, with a goal to run in the Streetlight 5k on July 12. The cost is only $15 and you can register at concordparksandrec.org or call 704-920-5600.

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

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
21 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