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Church Street to be closed for manhole repair Monday night
Wastewater crews will be rebuilding a sewer manhole on Church St., NE the evening of Monday, September 27. Church St., NE will be closed between Brumlee Ave., NE and Killarney Ave., NE from 7:00 p.m. to approximately 2:00 a.m. Motorists should exercise caution and follow the detour route of: Cabarrus Ave., E to Branchview Dr., NE to Brookwood Ave., NE back to Church St., NE. For more information please contact Mark Colangelo at 704-920-5339.
 
Scheduled bulk item collection begins January 1, 2011
Effective January 1, 2011, the City of Concord will require that all residents call our Customer CARE Center (704-920-5555) to schedule the curbside collection of bulk metal, old appliances, and used tires. Although the City of Concord has encouraged residents to schedule the collection of these items for some time, scheduling becomes mandatory in 2011. Items left on curb and not scheduled for pick up could lead to code enforcement penalties for property owners.
 
Currently, two trucks serve Concord citizens in collecting metal and tires. “By requiring citizens to schedule the collection of appliances, metal, and tires, we can eliminate the need for one of our two trucks. The retirement of one coworker during this year will allow us to eliminate his position, consolidate our operations, and move the truck into reserve status,” said Allen Scott, Director of Solid Waste Services. “With the cooperation of our citizens, this simple change will save the City 30,000 miles of driving, 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel, and approximately $55,000 annually.”
 
Please check the Solid Waste page on the City's website regularly for updates on any changes in the items you can recycle, place at the curb for collection, or any advanced preparation requirements.
 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Fall/Winter 2010 issue of Leisure Times (click here) for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. 
 
Take a picture of you and your dog and upload for the Parks and Recreation Who Looks Like Their Dog Contest.  Deadline for entry is October 10, and winners will be announced at the Dogs’ Day Out Pet Festival on October 23.
 
Dogs’ Day Out Pet Festival at Les Myers Park on 10/23 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 
Register now for the November 6 United Way Run for Life, 5K, 10K and Fun Run.
 
Cabarrus Arts Council upcoming events
Saturday, September 25, 8 p.m.
On Stage at the Davis performing arts series
Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S, Concord
Presents
It Takes Two:  An Evening with Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell
Sizzling musical revue featuring two Broadway, film and television stars
Tickets:  $42 and available at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and at the box office, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 704-920-2753
 
Thursday, September 30, 7 p.m.
Multi-Tasking:  Three artists share their perspectives
Free artist talks and demonstrations
The Galleries, 65 Union Street S, Concord
For more information, visit www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or call 704-920-2787.  Reservations appreciated.
 
Through October 7
The Galleries, 65 Union Street S, Concord
Multi-Tasking, an exhibition of works by six artists who create in more than one medium, and Cabarrus Art Guild Juried Exhibition, features 71 works by 35 area artists
Hours:  10 a.m.-4 –p.m., Monday-Friday, and Saturday, October 2
For more information, visit www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or call 704-920-2787. 
 
Union Street Live!
Third Thursday of each Month May – September
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 or visit www.concorddowntown.com.
 
Upcoming:
October 21 – Big Sam (rescheduled due to August rain-out)
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
September
10/12/2010 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
10/14/2010 at 6:00 p.m. City council regular session
10/19/2010 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
 
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