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Did you know?
Did you know that the City can disseminate time-sensitive information by phone to citizens in minutes using the Connect CTY System? You have the ability to update your information in our system to add secondary phone numbers, cell phone numbers, and more so you can be sure to receive information from the City during an emergency. Click here to update your information now, and click here for more information about Connect CTY.
 
Loose leaf collection update
You are required to begin bagging all loose leaves placed at the curb after the leaf crew works your street during the third collection cycle. However, the Second Chance Program is available weekdays between January 26 and February 15 for anyone who missed the final collection, and is willing to pay $75 for a special collection rather than bagging their leaves to avoid Code Enforcement penalties (call 704-920-5555).  Click here for more information about the loose leaf collection program.
 
Slip lining contract work continues throughout January
Citizens may imagine sewer rehabilitation as quite a messy endeavor. However, each year the City uses a slip lining contractor to maintain sewer infrastructure.  Slip lining is a process of rehabilitating existing sewer lines with minimal public disruption. The process uses remote-control devices to line the inside of the sewer pipes. Since 2004, the City has saved $945,000 using this process. Work will be underway throughout the month of January. Please visit the City’s website for more information about this project.
 
Stormwater culvert upgrades in vicinity of Georgia Street and Young Avenue continue
The City of Concord Stormwater Department is replacing the stormwater culvert in the vicinity of the Georgia Street and Young Avenue. To accommodate the work, Georgia Street will be closed to through-traffic between Young and Chestnut for 60 days (January 3 – March 4, 2011). For more details about the road closures and detours, please visit the City’s website. Please contact Rick Blat, Deputy City Engineer, at 704-920-5403.
 
City of Concord to Replace Bridge on Burrage Road
The City of Concord, in coordination with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), proposes to replace Bridge No. 151 over Three Mile Branch on Burrage Road. The proposed bridge replacement is included in the 2009-2015 NCDOT Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) as B-5000. Planning studies are currently underway to document the impacts of the proposed project on the human and natural environment. For more information, visit the City’s Facebook page.
 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the NEW Spring 2011  issue of Leisure Times (click here) for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. 
 
Visit the Parks & Recreation's Online Snowman Contest. The winner in each category receives a Family Season Pass to the John McInnis Aquatic Center in Concord for the 2011 summer season. It's easy to participate, take a picture of your snowman or snow creature, create an account on the web site and upload your photo. For further upload information, rules, and categories, visit the City’s website.
 
Youth Baseball/Softball Registration dates are January 1-January 31 for youth ages 4-15. Walk-in and online registrations are available. Parents Night is February 8, 6:30 p.m. at the Academy Recreation Center. For more information, visit the City’s website.
 
Coaches and sponsors are needed for all sports! Please contact us at 704-920-5618 to discuss opportunities.
 
Cabarrus Arts Council highlights
The Galleries
65 Union Street S, Concord
Cabarrus County historic courthouse
Monday-Friday, 19 a.m.-4 p.m.
704-920-ARTS (2787)
 
Exhibition: Word Processing
January 18-March 10, 2011
Featuring artwork by Nancy Baker, Noyes Capehart, Vicki Essig, Ann Harwell, Warren Hicks, Michael Klauke, Kenn Kotara, Nathaniel Lancaster, Scott Lowrey, Sandra Meyer, Leah Palmer Preiss, Mary Lou Sussman, Beth J. Tarkington, Kelly Thiel, Barbara Yale-Read and Jessica C. White. There is no admission charge and trained volunteer docents are available to give tours. If you have children with you (or just want to have some fun), ask for the artwork scavenger hunt.
 
Davis Theatre
65 Union Street S, Concord
Cabarrus County historic courthouse
Box office: 704-920-2753, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
 
Footlights Series: Carolina Gator Gumbo
Thursday, January 27, 7:30 p.m., $10
This friendly mix of high-spirited musicians plays traditional Cajun and Creole arrangements with a bit of country, blues and a few originals thrown in. The Charlotte-based band has received several awards and recorded three CDs. Carolina Gator Gumbo is Jean Prewitt on button accordion and vocals; Tom Eure on fiddle, mandolin and vocals; Don Cowan on guitar; and Carole Outwater on bass and vocals. Read more at www.carolinagatorgumbo.com.
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
January
1/25/2011 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
1/28/2011 at 7:45 a.m. City Council Annual Planning Session (at Fire Station 9)
February
2/8/2011 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
2/10/2011 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
2/15/2011 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
2/17/2011 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
 
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