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Water Restrictions Reminder
City of Concord water customers continue to demonstrate leadership in water conservation and environmental protection.   We thank our business and residential customers for being mindful of how their use impacts this vital natural resource. 
Concord and Kannapolis are committed to environmentally sustainable water use practices 365 days a year during normal conditions and periods of drought. Irrigation creates the single largest demand for water during spring and summer months.
 Lawn irrigation is allowed on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
.Those who violate the specified lawn irrigation days watering rule will receive written notice of the violation and the appropriate fee will be assessed.
 .All customers are allowed to use pressure washing devices.
 The following activities are permitted at anytime:
.The filling, operation, or topping off of ornamental fountains.
.Residential car washing will be allowed using a hand-held hose or pressure washer, both equipped with a spring-loaded nozzle.
.Residential use of water for wash down of outside areas using a hand-held hose or pressure washer, both equipped with a spring-loaded nozzle.
.Watering of trees, flowers, shrubs, ornamental plants and vegetable gardens for plant preservation.
.Automated irrigation services may be installed and activated.
.Filling of swimming pools by permit. Topping off of previously filled pools is still acceptable at any time.
In order to continue protecting our natural resources, the cities and the communities they serve are maintaining restrictions on days of irrigation and also use water pricing to promote further conservation.
 
Research shows that properly maintained lawns only need 1 inch of water per week to thrive, and it is best to water during evening and early morning hours.
 
The aforementioned water use restrictions do not apply to those customers using wells or ponds for irrigation purposes. However, all users are encouraged to remain diligent in their conservation efforts regardless of the water source.
 
National Public Works Week May 16th to May 22nd
National Public Works week began in 1960 as an educational campaign by the American Public Works Association to recognize the men and women whose jobs keep our cities and towns moving.    Mayor Padgett and the City Council have designated May 16th through the 22nd as Public Works Week in the City of Concord. National Public Works Week is held each year during the third week of May. 
The City of Concords public works departments include Buildings and Grounds, Fleet Services, Transportation, Water Resources, Wastewater, Electric Systems, Engineering, Solid Waste and Recycling Services and Stormwater Services.  These are the men and women who quietly roll up their sleeves and work behind the scenes to provide well-kept public areas, clean water, electricity, garbage and recycling disposal and a healthy environment all while helping to protect public health & safety.
While the men and women in these departments work for the good of our city doing vital and sometimes dangerous jobs, they often receive little recognition.  And, it is important that we celebrate and honor them by understanding and appreciating the services they provide for our city.
Please visit the City of Concords website (www.concordnc.gov) to learn more about the public works departments that help keep Concord moving!

 
Spring Into Arts Festival
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2010 Time: 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
The "Spring Into Arts" Festival showcases talent from great local artists and provides a full day of entertainment for the whole family. The event is held on Union Street in beautiful Historic Downtown Concord. Artwork includes paintings, pottery, basketry, wood crafting and many other arts and crafts. All are available for sale. In addition to great arts & crafts, the event features great entertainment from local bands, a children's activity area, roving entertainers, a beer and wine garden and a wide variety of food vendors.
The event is held by the Concord Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) and is free to the public.
For information call the CDDC at 704-784-4208. www.springintoarts.com
 
Union Street Live
Third Thursday of each Month May - August 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Historic Courthouse Lawn
The event is free to the public. For more information about this event, call Concord Downtown Development Corporation at (704) 784-4208.

2010 Schedule
May 20 Tim Clark Band
June 17 Mark Roberts and Breeze
July 15 Shakers
August 19  Big Sam
September 16 Band of Oz

 
Booker Drive Street Realignment Project Starting in April, 2010
The City of Concord is proceeding with the Booker Drive realignment project at the intersection with Salem Street.  The project  involves improvements to the intersection along with adjustments to other infrastructure.
 
There will be a traffic detour and limited access during the construction period, and efforts will be made to minimize inconveniences to the extent possible. The stakes have been placed to define the future road and erosion control is in place. Crews will be on the site Monday, May 10th to start construction.
This project is partially funded with Federal stimulus funds received through the Community Development Block Grant program and is designed to improve the safety and functionality of this intersection.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Engineering Construction Inspection Division at 704.920.5404 during regular working hours.
 

City of Concord Upcoming Meetings
Public Hearings Held in the Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
May Meetings
5/18/2010 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
5/20/2010 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
5/25/2010 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment Meeting
 

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