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Concord Weekly Update - June 14, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

Did you know?
Did you know Concord-Padgett Regional Airport has been certified as a leader in business aircraft handling and safety? Learn more at concordnc.gov.

Highlights of the June 13 City Council Meeting
Please visit concordnc.gov to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.

Presented a Certificate of Appreciation to retired Fire Chief Ray Allen.

Presented the NC SWANA Road-E-O Roll-Off second place trophy to Solid Waste Services staff member Greg Spears.

Recognized Concord-Padgett Regional Airport for IS-BAH Stage 1 Certification.

Presented a Proclamation recognizing June 19, 2019 at Juneteenth Day.

Received a plaque of appreciation from the Town of Mooresville for support offered during the mourning of fallen Police Officer Jordan Sheldon.

Conducted a public hearing pursuant to NC General Statutes Sec. 158-7.1 and offered a contract for a ten year / 50% tax based Downtown MSD Economic Development Incentive Grant to Concord Master Venture, LLC (Lansing Melbourne Group) for the development of a mixed use structure located at 30 Market St. SW.

Conducted a public hearing and approved the submission of the FY2019-20 Action Plan for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) programs.

Conducted public hearings and adopted ordinances designating Bell and Harris - Maxwell Brothers and Collins - Maxwell Brothers Furniture Store (29 Cabarrus Ave. E) and the Hotel Concord and Concord Telephone Exchange Building (4-18 Union St. N and 11-15 Cabarrus Ave. E) as local historic landmarks.

Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance to annex +/- 0.408 acres of property, located at 7601 Rocky River Road, and owned by Rocky River Project, LLC.

Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance amending the official zoning map for property located on the southeast corner of the George Liles Parkway, NW and Coddle Market Dr, NW intersection from C-1 (Light Commercial) to C2-CD (General Commercial Conditional District).

Conducted a public hearing pursuant to N.C. General Statute 159-12 to consider public comments relative to the proposed FY 2019-2020 budget for the City of Concord and adopted the proposed budget.

Adopted a resolution requesting the Cabarrus County Board of Elections place a proposition "to permit the on-premises and off-premises sale of malt beverages" on the November 5, 2019 ballot.

Adopted a resolution accepting an offer of $175,000 for the sale of 12 Hawthorne Street, SW.

Awarded a bid to N.C. Quality Home Builders, LLC in the amount of $118,650 to construct a new home at 524 Allison Street.

Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract addendum with Waste Pro USA, Inc. for the collection of garbage, recycling, and bulky waste.

Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Ratzlaff Construction Company for the construction of the Open Air Learning Center on David Phillips Center property.

Made appointments/reappointments to various City of Concord Boards and Commissions and a reappointment to the CDDC Board of Directors.

Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with United of Carolinas, Inc. for the replacement of the culverts on Chelwood Dr NW and Chadbourne AVE. NW.

Update from Concord Water Resources: odor concerns
Some Concord water customers have noticed an unpleasant odor in our water recently. The cause is an algal bloom in one of our water sources and the odor will improve as conditions change. However, Concord's water remains safe for all uses including drinking, and continues to be tested to ensure it meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements. Find out more at concordnc.gov.

Join our team!
Are you or someone you know looking for a challenging career with excellent benefits? We're hiring for full and part-time positions with a range of education and experience requirements, including employment opportunities perfect for students. Visit the Concord Careers Portal to get started or call 704-920-5100.

Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Summer 2019 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Cyanotype
For ages 6-12. We’re using the power and light from the sun to create images with special paper without ever needing a camera. Parents are encouraged to participate. Pre-registration is required. We will meet Saturday, June 22 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at David Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Road NE. The fee is $15 for City residents; $20 for non-residents.

Art-Ventures
For ages 8-12. Combine the outdoors with adventure and art. We’ll collect our art supplies on our walk in the great outdoors. Wear clothes for messy activities. This time it’s “Everything Sticks” because sticks are awesome and we’re on the hunt! Create your sculptures from your collection and decorate them with sparkles and paint! Pre-registration is required. We will meet on Monday, June 24 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at David Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Road NE. The fee is $5 for City residents; $10 for non-residents.

Kid’s Night Out
For ages 8-12. Come hang out and have snacks, play games, fun arts & crafts, and more! Parents can take a few hours off while the kids have a night full of fun! Parents will need to check kids in and out with the instructor upon arrival and departure. Max. 15 participants. Pre-registration is required. Kid’s Night Out will be held on Friday, June 21 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Hartsell Recreation Center, 60 Hartsell School Road. Each kid is $5 for City residents; $10 for non-residents.

Greenway Adventures
For ages 3 & up. Using the greenways as our classroom, we will explore critters and their habitats, adding in fun and creative activities. Parents are encouraged to join in on the fun. Each program will meet at the designated trail for approximately 1 hour. This week we are rejoicing the Summer Solstice. The longest day of the year will be celebrated with flower crowns, suncatchers and games of the sun! We will meet Friday, June 21 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at McGee Park. There is no fee for this program.

City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is the Council Chamber of City Hall, 35 Cabarrus Avenue W. Click the links to find details and upcoming agendas.

June
18 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission

July
9 at 4:00 p.m. City Council and work session
10 at 6:30 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
11 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session

Stay Connected!
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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 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