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Concord Weekly Update - July 19, 2019

Friday, July 19, 2019

Did you know?
Did you know one of Team Concord's members is 86 years old and comes to work at 5:00 every morning excited to start his day? Hop over to our Facebook page (and turn up the volume) to learn a little bit about "Mr. Webster" who has worked for the City for over fifteen years and is a favorite of our team members who work at Fire Station 3. You'll want to start every day with Mr. Webster after this.

Enhanced street condition inventory process underway in Concord
A new process is underway to analyze the condition of more than 350 miles of roadway maintained by the City of Concord. The City's Transportation Department is working with Data Transfer Solutions, LLC (DTS), a Florida-based nationwide firm, to inventory the condition of all City-maintained streets. DTS' data collection vehicles will collect imagery on all pavement and above ground transportation-related assets located within the right-of-way. This imagery will be used to create a digital video inventory to help the City of Concord manage transportation infrastructure, facilities, and assets. The distinctive, specialized vans will travel all City-maintained streets from mid-July through mid-August. To learn more and about the enhanced street resurfacing funding included in the current year budget, go to concordnc.gov or call the Transportation Department at 704-920-5363.

Submit your ‘Fairly extraordinary’ work: Cabarrus County Fair calls for contest entries
Now is the time to submit contest entries for the Cabarrus County Fair, September 6 -14 at the Cabarrus County Arena and Events Center. Choose from a variety of categories to discover your blue-ribbon event. The competitive exhibit area includes vacation photos, scrapbooks, fruits and veggies, cakes, pies, quilts, model creations, kids’ summer craft projects, jewelry, paintings, flowers and much more.  Best of Show is awarded to one adult and one youth among the competitive entries. Best of Show Winners will receive $100 (and bragging rights). Other events include the Cabarrus County Fair Pageant and the Senior Talent Show. Agriculture competitions include showings for poultry, rabbits, mini horse, youth and adult horse, mule and donkey, sheep, goat, dairy and beef. All entry forms must be submitted to the Fair office by noon on Wednesday, August 21. For more information, visit cabarruscountyfair.com or follow facebook.com/cabarruscountyfair.

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

🏝Java N' Paint: Sandy Feet👣
Step by step painting instruction while enjoying complementary coffee! *We will be painting with our feet for a portion of this class* Meets Tuesday, July 23 from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. at David Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Road. Registration fee: $20 City resident; $25 non-resident. Register or cancel by July 22 at concordparksandrec.org or call 704-920-5604.

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

August *Please excuse the error in the dates listed in last week's edition*
6 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
8* at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
14* at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
19 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 new Instagram page & follow us on Facebook.

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