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Concord Weekly Update - May 24, 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019

Did you know?
Did you know you can help keep Concord clean by signing up for our Adopt-A-Street and Clean-A-Creek programs? Get started at concordnc.gov/transportation and concordnc.gov/streams.

Concord in the headlines
Concord Firefighters lend a hand

City of Concord to observe Memorial Day
In observance of Memorial Day, City of Concord offices will be closed on Monday, May 27. Per the schedule established by City Council, the historic Gamewell Diaphone at Fire Station 1 will sound one blast at noon on Memorial Day to honor those who gave their lives in service to our country. 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 Tuesday, May 28. All yard waste will be collected by the end of the day Friday, May 31. Find out more at
concordnc.gov.

May 31/June 1: inform design ideas for Downtown Concord's Union Street
On Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, an interactive demonstration will temporarily transform a section of Union Street S near Gianni’s Trattoria and Cabarrus Creamery (16 and 21 Union Street S) to demonstrate new streetscape design ideas. The design options will illustrate the look and feel of possible enhancements to sidewalk widths, outdoor dining and seating, street trees, and street parking/travel lane widths. You're invited to test drive streetscape improvements on Union Street and provide feedback. During the demonstration, Planning Department staff will share details of the design options and collect feedback from participants. Attendees will have the chance to view draft plans for long-term changes to Union Street and provide their input through conversations and a brief survey. Get all the details at
concordnc.gov and plan to join us on Union Street!
 
Summer 2019 City Circular and Leisure Times coming soon
If you have not yet already, you'll soon receive the latest issues of the City Circular and Leisure Times in the mail. The
Summer 2019 City Circular digital edition is available now, where you can read all the articles on your screen of choice. Looking for something from a recent issue? It’s in the digital archives – every story, every photo, and every page. You can also get ready for a summer of fun in the Leisure Times digital edition.

Heading to the race? It's a great time to try transit
Rider Transit can help you get to the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26. Pre-race shuttle service will begin at 12:30 pm on race days and run until 8:30 pm. Post-race shuttle service will begin immediately following the checkered flag and run for two hours. Passengers may ride these shuttle free-of-charge! Find out route details and more at ckrider.com, or call 704-920-7433.

Citizen active violence awareness and training workshop
Concord's public safety departments are teaming up to offer their first citizen active violence awareness and training workshop on Thursday, June 6, at Cannon School's Cindric Performing Arts Center (5801 Poplar Tent Road). The free, two-hour class will begin at 6:30p.m. and last until 8:30 p.m. Public safety professionals from the City of Concord's Communications, Emergency Management, Fire, and Police Departments will jointly present this interactive program for citizens age 14 and older or members of any business, place of worship, school, or other organization located in the City of Concord. Click here to find out more.

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

June
11 at 4:00 p.m. City Council and work session
12 at 6:30 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
13 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
18 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.

Did you know?
Did you know you can help keep Concord clean by signing up for our Adopt-A-Street and Clean-A-Creek programs? Get started at concordnc.gov/transportation and concordnc.gov/streams.

Concord in the headlines
Concord Firefighters lend a hand

City of Concord to observe Memorial Day
In observance of Memorial Day, City of Concord offices will be closed on Monday, May 27. Per the schedule established by City Council, the historic Gamewell Diaphone at Fire Station 1 will sound one blast at noon on Memorial Day to honor those who gave their lives in service to our country. 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 Tuesday, May 28. All yard waste will be collected by the end of the day Friday, May 31. Find out more at
concordnc.gov.

May 31/June 1: inform design ideas for Downtown Concord's Union Street
On Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, an interactive demonstration will temporarily transform a section of Union Street S near Gianni’s Trattoria and Cabarrus Creamery (16 and 21 Union Street S) to demonstrate new streetscape design ideas. The design options will illustrate the look and feel of possible enhancements to sidewalk widths, outdoor dining and seating, street trees, and street parking/travel lane widths. You're invited to test drive streetscape improvements on Union Street and provide feedback. During the demonstration, Planning Department staff will share details of the design options and collect feedback from participants. Attendees will have the chance to view draft plans for long-term changes to Union Street and provide their input through conversations and a brief survey. Get all the details at
concordnc.gov and plan to join us on Union Street!
 
Summer 2019 City Circular and Leisure Times coming soon
If you have not yet already, you'll soon receive the latest issues of the City Circular and Leisure Times in the mail. The
Summer 2019 City Circular digital edition is available now, where you can read all the articles on your screen of choice. Looking for something from a recent issue? It’s in the digital archives – every story, every photo, and every page. You can also get ready for a summer of fun in the Leisure Times digital edition.

Heading to the race? It's a great time to try transit
Rider Transit can help you get to the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26. Pre-race shuttle service will begin at 12:30 pm on race days and run until 8:30 pm. Post-race shuttle service will begin immediately following the checkered flag and run for two hours. Passengers may ride these shuttle free-of-charge! Find out route details and more at ckrider.com, or call 704-920-7433.

Citizen active violence awareness and training workshop
Concord's public safety departments are teaming up to offer their first citizen active violence awareness and training workshop on Thursday, June 6, at Cannon School's Cindric Performing Arts Center (5801 Poplar Tent Road). The free, two-hour class will begin at 6:30p.m. and last until 8:30 p.m. Public safety professionals from the City of Concord's Communications, Emergency Management, Fire, and Police Departments will jointly present this interactive program for citizens age 14 and older or members of any business, place of worship, school, or other organization located in the City of Concord. Click here to find out more.

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

June
11 at 4:00 p.m. City Council and work session
12 at 6:30 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
13 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
18 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