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Concord Weekly Update - June 28, 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019

Did you know?
Did you know Concord Parks and Recreation offers specialized programs intended for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities? Find out more below in the Parks and Recreation Highlights.

Concord in the headlines
CPR saves life of Concord 5-year-old at holiday cookout

Wishing you a safe and enjoyable Independence Day week
In observance of Independence Day, City of Concord offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4. Garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection will operate on a normal schedule next week. However, all customers are asked to place yard waste at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on Monday, July 1. All yard waste will be collected by the end of the day Friday, July 5. For more information about the holiday schedule, visit concordnc.gov or call the Customer Care Center at 704-920-5555.

A safety message from the Concord Fire Department
While fireworks are one of the things we enjoy most about the Fourth of July, they are also one of the greatest safety concerns. Fireworks can cause serious injuries, including burns, lacerations, eye injuries, vision loss, dismemberment, and even death. Sadly, children and young adults are the majority of victims of fireworks accidents requiring emergency room treatment. Many young children suffer burns from sparklers, which are often mistakenly considered safe for kids. You can help make the holiday safe for your family and friends by ensuring that fireworks are used in a legal and appropriate manner.

The State of North Carolina and the City of Concord only allow the sale or use of certain “permissible” fireworks that do not explode, rise in the air, travel laterally on the ground, or fire projectiles into the air. These permissible fireworks may only be sold to those 16 years of age or older, and include sparklers, fountains, smoke devices, snake and glow worms, trick noisemakers such as string poppers or snappers, and toy pistol caps. These are distinguishable from other fireworks such as firecrackers, Roman candles, missiles, bottle rockets, and shells, which are not legal in North Carolina. Be responsible and safe while enjoying time spent with family and friends. For more information about Fireworks safety, contact the Fire Department at 704-920-5517.

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.

Featuring specialized programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities:

Free! Exercise & Movement
Yoga, Dumbbells, Tai Chi and More! Teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities can maintain good health and mobility while exploring a variety of exercise and movement modalities! Class meets Monday, July 1 from 5:00 – 5:45 PM at David Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Road NE. There is no fee for this class. Call 704-920-5604 for details and availability.

Garden Club: The Seeds We Eat
Intended for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Learn about the seeds that grow foods we eat every day! We will tend our garden and plant seeds for you to take home to start your own garden! Dress for the mess and bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated! Garden Club will meet on Wednesday, July 3 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM at David Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Road NE. Pre-registration is required, register by July 2. Registration is $5 for City residents; $10 for non-residents. To register call 704-920-5604 or visit concordparksandrec.org.

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.

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
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