One-stop early voting for 2009
One-stop early voting for 2009 municipal elections began Thursday, October 15, 2009 and ends Saturday, October 31, 2009. Election day is Tuesday, November 3, 2009. For more information visit the BOE website.
Candy Crawl
October 30th 3:00-5:00p.m.
Downtown Concord
The event is free to the public, Trick or Treating with the Downtown Concord Merchants between 3 & 5 pm. For more information about this event, call Concord Downtown Development Corporation at (704) 784-4208
City of Concord Featured in New Classroom Resource
CHAPEL HILL, NC — Local teachers and students reading the third edition of Local Government in North Carolina might notice some familiar faces. Concord is one of approximately 40 North Carolina localities featured in photos featured throughout the textbook.
Available online as a free downloadable PDF, Local Government in North Carolina provides an overview of the structure and operations of local government. To access the PDF, visit
The author of the book is Gordon P. Whitaker, professor of public administration and government at the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The book was published by the North Carolina City and County Management Association and the School of Government with funding from the International City/County Management Association’s Fund for Professional Management.
The book’s content is designed to complement the state’s 10th grade Civics and Economics curriculum, but it is a useful resource for anyone, young or old, seeking to learn more about local government. One purpose of the book is to encourage readers to play an active role in their own communities and to be personally involved in maintaining an effective government.

The City of Concord will host the 12th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
 Friday, November 20, from 6 - 8 p.m.
The ceremony will be held on Market Street in downtown Concord.
Join Santa Claus, the Mayor and City Council Members as we light the City’s
Christmas Tree.
Irvin Elementary School, Cox Mill Elementary School and Gary Gilmore will perform during the ceremony.
 The public is invited to enjoy free trolley rides, Kid Zone with Santa’s Village, trackless train, crafts, and
 visit with Santa Claus.
The trolley rides are from 5-7 p.m.
We hope to see you and your families at the ceremony as we kick off the holiday
FIREWORKS START AT 7:30 P.M. Sponsored by CMC-NorthEast














Recycle Used Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs!
Recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources. At the very heart, recycling conserves our natural resources; it saves money, creates jobs, eliminates waste in landfills, reduces harm to the environment, protects human health and saves energy.
Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) contain trace amounts of mercury and should be recycled in order to keep mercury from contaminating our environment. CFLs consume up to 75% less energy because they operate at lower temperatures and they last up to 10 times longer than incandescent light bulbs.
Ironically, CFLs present an opportunity to prevent mercury from entering our environment, where it can affect human health. The highest source of mercury pollution comes from burning fossil fuels such as coal, the most common fuel source used in the U.S. to produce electricity. Since CFLs utilize less energy to operate, the EPA estimates a power plant will emit 10 mg of mercury to produce the electricity to run an incandescent light bulb, compared to only 2.4 mg of mercury to run a CFL for the same time. Of course, the key to all of this is to recycle CFLs at the end of its life to prevent releases into the environment.
Beginning October 1, 2009, used CFLs can be taken to following locations for recycling:
Governmental Center
Human Services Center
Concord Library
Kannapolis Library
Mt. Pleasant Library
Harrisburg Library
(Please note that the Household Hazardous Waste Facility already accepts used CFLs)
The following restrictions apply: 
The CFL must be whole when delivered. No broken bulbs will be accepted.
It’s recommended that the used CFL be placed in a zip lock plastic bag. The above listed locations will provide zip lock bag if needed.
No fluorescent tubes of any size will be accepted. (They can be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility as well as the used CFLs).
2009-2010 Leaf Collection Dates
If your garbage collection day is Monday,  your leaves will be  collected: October 12-16, November 16-19, December 28-31
If your garbage collection day is Tuesday, your leaves will be collected: October 19-23, November 20-25, January 4-8
If your garbage collection day is Wednesday, your leaves will be collected: October 26-30, November 30-December 4, January 11-15
If your garbage collection day is Thursday, your leaves will be  collected: November 2-6, December 7-11, January 19-22
If your garbage collection day is Friday, your leaves will be collected: November 9-13, December 14-18, January 25-29
Place loose leaves at curbside by 7 a.m. the Monday of your scheduled collection week so crews can remain on schedule. Keep loose leaves away from storm drains, mail boxes, and parked cars. Leaves must be free of tree/shrub limbs or foreign objects.
This schedule is subject to change due to weather delays and equipment breakdown.  Contact the Customer Care Center or check our website for updates.  Receive timely notifications by telephone, cell phone, and e-mail. 
Sign up now for Connect-CTY on the City’s website Check the City’s website for more information.
Customer Care Center 704-920-5555  Monday – Friday 7 a.m.—6 p.m.
*No loose leaf collection is scheduled on City observed holidays including Thanksgiving (November 26-27), Christmas (December 24-25), New Year’s Day (Friday, January 1, 2010), and Martin Luther King’s Birthday (Monday, January 18, 2010)

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