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Concord Weekly Update - August 9, 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019

Feel good Friday: the Mom of Concord-Padgett Regional Airport
It's Friday, Concord! This week's Feel good Friday highlights Aviation Department team member Cheryl Ketrow. Considered a "Mom" by many of her coworkers, she goes above and beyond to make sure those exposed to the elements at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport have what they need to best serve customers and stay safe. Visit our Facebook page to learn more.

Concord in the Headlines:
Local leaders, emergency responders engage with community at National Night Out
Dave Phillips appointed to fill District 1 Council Member vacancy
Concord’s new sister city – Freeport, Bahamas

Highlights of the August 8 City Council Meeting
Please visit concordnc.gov to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.

Appointed David W. Phillips to fill the unexpired term of District 1 Council Member until December 12, 2019, pursuant to NC General Statutes 160A-63.

Presented a retirement plaque to James E. "Jim" Sells for 34 years of loyal and dedicated service to the City of Concord.

Conducted public hearings pursuant to NC General Statutes Sec. 158-7.1 and offered contracts for three year / 85 percent tax-based Economic Development Incentive Grants to: 1) Carvana LLC with a commitment to creating 304 full time jobs with an average wage of $40,560 for Project Wavy to locate at 2321 Concord Pkwy S; 2) The Keith Corporation for Project Cylinder to locate at 4495 Global Avenue NW; and 3) Sonoco-Trident for Project Cylinder to locate at 4495 Global Avenue NW.

Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance annexing one parcel located at 656 Shellbark Dr owned by Corey Barr.

Conducted a public hearing and denied a request for annexation of three parcels located to the southeast of the Fountainview Ave. and Roberta Rd intersection.

Adopted a resolution to receive an offer to acquire approximately 0.2065 acres of City property located at 66 Union Street South from Sherwood Development Group, LLC for $470,000, and directed the City Clerk to advertise for upset bids pursuant to G.S. 160A-269.

Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Ike's Construction, Inc for the construction of the 1.3 mile Hector Henry Greenway Riverwalk Phase and adopted a budget amendment to appropriate the funds.

Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Signet Golf Associates II, Inc. for Bunker Renovations at Rocky River Golf Club.

Adopted an ordinance to amend City Ordinances 18-100, 18-101, 18-102, Pawnshops; 18-281 and 18-282, Precious Metals Dealers; and to create a new Chapter 18-104, Currency Converters.

Phillips rejoins City Council to complete the term of Sam Leder
Concord City Council has appointed David W. Phillips to fill the District 1 Council Member vacancy left by the death of Sam Leder, until the expiration of Mr. Leder's term in December, 2019. Phillips is temporarily returning to the City Council after serving as District 1 Council Member from 1995-2015. "I am humbled and honored that the City Council has appointed me to fill the unexpired term of Sam Leder," said Phillips. "…I will do my best to represent the City as the Council Member from District 1 with the same honesty and integrity that were trademarks of the way Sam always conducted the business of the City of Concord…" Find out more at concordnc.gov.

Share your scenes from National Night Out
On Tuesday, neighborhoods across Concord and beyond participated in the 36th National Night Out (NNO). NNO is America's night out against crime, and the event promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Do you have images from your neighborhood's event? Share them with us on Twitter or Instagram using #1ConcordNNO.

Elections officials plan seminars on 2020 Voter ID requirement August 12
State officials will hold two educational seminars about voter photo identification requirements in Cabarrus County on August 12. The first session is at 2 p.m. in the Board of Elections Office (369 Church Street N, Concord) and a second session takes place at 6 p.m. that day in the Kannapolis Train Station (201 S. Main Street, Kannapolis). The seminars are free and open to the public. Beginning in 2020, voters will be required to provide photo identification before they vote. This includes both in-person and by-mail voting, with some exceptions. In November 2018, North Carolina voters approved an amendment to the N.C. Constitution to require voters to present photo ID at the polls. Find out more at cabarruscounty.us/events.

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. Registration and more available at concordparksandrec.org.

Basic Yoga
For ages 18 and up. Instructor Kelly Bost will guide you through movements with breath to flow dynamically from posture to posture. Bring your water and a mat. This four-week session will meet Wednesdays August 14 through September 4 from 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. at David W. Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Road NE. Fee per four-week session is $15 for City residents; $20 for non-residents.

Cooking Academy: Birds of A Feather
For ages 6 – 12. This STEM activity we’ll make a homemade birdfeeder and banana breakfast wraps with the birds singing outside. Class meets Saturday, August 17 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at David W. Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Road NE. The fee for this program is $40 for City residents; $45 for non-residents. Pre-registration is required; register or cancel by August 15.

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

August
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 and 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