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1. Presented the ElectriCities Public Power Lifetime Achievement Award to Bill Seamone and several “Awards of Excellence” to City departments. The North Carolina ElectriCities organization presented its prestigious Livetime Achievement award to retired Concord Electric Systems Director Bill Seamone. Seamone is a recognized leader among Public Power communities and retired from the City in 2009 after 41 years of service. The City of Concord was also awarded "Awards of Excellence" for their achievements in Communications, Customer Service, Training, Economic Development, and Energy Efficiency. Graham Edwards, the CEO of ElectriCities presented these awards. 

2. Presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Wilson (Bill) Cone recognizing his 6 years of service to the City of Concord Planning and Zoning Commission. Former Commission Chair Wilson (Bill) Cone completed his second consecutive term on June 30th, 2009.  The City Council acknowledged him for his outstanding leadership as well as his years of service.
 
3. Presented the Quarterly Shining Star Award to Sandra Villanueva of the Concord Police Department.   Sandra was recognized for going above and beyond in customer service for her assistance in helping a citizen get to work when he did not have adequate means of transportation to do so.
 
4. Declared the Council seat for District 7 vacant and adopted procedures for filling the vacant seat. With the resignation of Council Member Grimes the District 7 seat is now vacant. City Council adopted a process for taking applications from interested persons to fill the seat. Information on the process is available on the City’s web site and from the City Clerk’s office.
 
5. Entered into a Municipal Agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) for the planning and construction of the realignment of Morehead Road (SR-1300) from east of US 29 to west of Performance Dr., NW in Concord, North Carolina. The proposed realignment of Morehead Rd. is one part of a coordinated effort between the City of Concord and the NCDOT to address critical roadway safety and efficiency needs. Concord is partnering with NCDOT to pay for construction and all necessary permits.
 
6. Authorized the Electric and Transportation departments to accept parts and materials from the North Carolina Department of Transportation. NCDOT and the City of Kannapolis are working together to remove thirty-three forty-foot wood poles, 6,500 feet of twelve-strand fiber optic cable, and all associated hardware from Kannapolis Parkway. NCDOT has offered the materials to the City of Concord free of charge in exchange for time and labor for removal. The items have value of almost $20,000 and can benefit the overall operations of the Electric Department and Traffic Signal Division.
 
7. Received a report concerning the continuance of the Checkered Flag Route that provides transit service from the speedway to downtown Concord. The Checkered Flag Route was implemented last year to provide transit service from Lowe’s Motor Speedway to downtown Concord and Concord Mills Mall, and points in between. This approval continues a similar level of service for the October race period.
 
9. Received and adopted the final recommended trail alignment for the Rocky River Greenway-Phase One. This action authorizes the design and permitting for Phase 1A only of the Greenway so that plans will be available to seek financial support for eventual construction in the area near Weddington Road and the Concord Convention Center.
 
10. Voted to ask NCDOT to consider alternate alignments to the portion of Pitts School Road impacted by the widening of I-85. NCDOT is taking comments on the proposed design of the I-85 widening project until October 15, 2009. The Council expressed its support for the widening as Concord has lobbied for it for decades.  Council adopted a motion that encourages NCDOT to consider alternative alignments for Pitts School Road at the intersection with Poplar Tent Road that would reduce the impact on the farming operations of the Barbee and Bonds properties.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
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