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Did you know?
Did you know specifics surrounding current employment opportunities with the City of Concord are provided through various avenues? Details can be obtained at the Human Resources Department (66 Union Street South, Concord, NC ), via Jobs Line (704-920-JOBS), the City’s website, and from the Employment Security Commission (2275 Kannapolis Hwy, Concord, NC 28025, 704-786-3183).
 
Electric Department offers energy-savings tips for the winter
Winter of 2009-2010 was one of the coldest winters in 30 years, and this winter is shaping up to be just as cold (if not colder). Now is the best time to start thinking about ways to save on your energy bill. To keep warm and cut down your energy use, try our helpful energy-saving tips around your house all winter.
 
Scheduled bulk item collection begins January 1, 2011
Effective January 1, 2011, the City of Concord will require that all residents call the Customer CARE Center (704-920-5555) to schedule the curbside collection of bulk metal (disassembled swing sets, bicycles, metal bed frames, etc.), old appliances (white goods), 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 collection could lead to code enforcement penalties for property owners.
 
Currently, two trucks serve Concord citizens in collecting these items. “By requiring citizens to schedule the collection of metal, appliances, 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.
 
Stormwater culvert upgrades planned in vicinity of Georgia Street and Young Avenue beginning January 2011
The City of Concord Stormwater Department will replace the stormwater culvert in the vicinity of the Georgia Street and Young Avenue intersection beginning January 3, 2011. To accommodate the work, Georgia Street will be closed to through-traffic between Young and Chestnut for 60 days (January 3 – March 4, 2011). Georgia Street will also be closed on December 15 for a water line repair in preparation for the culvert replacement. For more details about the road closures and detours, please visit the City website. Please contact Rick Blat, Deputy City Engineer, at 704-920-5403.
 
Extreme cold impacting City’s water mains
With temperatures hitting record lows, the City's water mains are breaking at a higher frequency than usual. Motorists should use caution as the leaking water may freeze on roads and create icy conditions. If you discover a broken water main, please call the Customer CARE Center at 704-920-5555 to let us know.
 
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. 
 
Improvements are proposed for an existing gravel trail along a segment of Rocky River between Harris Road and Highway 73 to make the trail a part of the Concord Greenway System. Current thoughts are to pave the trail, add amenities, and provide connections to Moss Creek, Odell Elementary School, Harris Road Middle School, and Moss Farm Street where public parking will be available.  This greenway corridor has been designated as a Carolina Thread Trail corridor.
 
The Carolina Thread Trail is a regional greenway trail system planned to link approximately 2.3 million people in 15 counties in North and South Carolina. Please click here to help us plan a first class greenway and participate in a short survey.
 
 
Cabarrus Arts Council highlights
The Galleries
65 Union Street S, Concord
704-920-2787
Monday-Friday and Saturday, December 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Through December 21
 
Black, White and Easily Red
Group exhibition by 16 artists
 
Shop Seagrove
Pottery by Avery Pottery and Tileworks, Cady Clay Works, Chris Luther Pottery, Crystal King Pottery, Dirtworks, King’s Pottery, Pottery by Frank Neef
 
Davis Theatre
65 Union Street S, Concord
Box office:  Monday-Friday, 10 am-4 pm, 704-920-2753
 
Thursday, December 16, 7:30 p.m.
Brand New Opry Christmas Show
$10
Christmas version of the popular bluegrass variety show hosted by Jeff Whittington
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
December
12/21/2010 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
January
1/11/2011 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
1/13/2011 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
1/20/2011 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
1/25/2011 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
 
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