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Did you know the 2012 Citizens' Public Safety Academy begins February 13? The academy provides citizens an opportunity to learn about the City of Concord Police, Fire and Life Safety, and Communications departments. There is no cost to participate. Visit concordnc.gov to find out more.
 
Highlights of the December 8 City Council Meeting
Please visit concordnc.gov to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.
 
Administered the oath of office to City Council Members David Phillips, Jim Ramseur, Hector Henry, and John Sweat.
 
Established the second Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. as the time for the 2012 regular City Council meetings. A work session will be held on the Tuesday preceding the regular meeting at 4:00 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, the location for all meetings is the second floor of the Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
Elected Council Member Ella Mae Small as Mayor Pro-Tem.
 
Received a resolution of appreciation from the Town of Cornelius for Concord’s assistance during a total power outage on November 14.
 
Received a resolution of appreciation from the City of Kinston for Concord’s assistance during Hurricane Irene recovery in August.
 
Recognized the City of Concord Wastewater Resources Department for receiving the Collection System of the Year Award for large systems in the State of North Carolina.
 
Recognized the Water Resources Pipe Tapping Team members, who at the state contest qualified for the national competition in Houston, Texas in June 2012. The City Council also authorized the team to request sponsorships from local vendors and consultants for the national competition.
 
Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance for the annexation of a parcel of land owned by Skybrook, LLC.
 
Conducted a public hearing and adopted a resolution amending the April 1989 Resolution to expand the Municipal Service District (MSD) boundaries by petition.
 
Adopted an ordinance to ban smoking and use of other tobacco products on grounds of the City parks system and in buildings located within the City parks system. 
 
Adopted an ordinance to amend the City Code of Ordinances, Chapter 42, Article I, Section 11 - Weapons Prohibited on City Property. The N. C. General Assembly passed HB 650 in July, a law that allows individuals with concealed-weapon permits to carry concealed weapons in public parks. The state law allows local governments to exempt swimming pools, playgrounds and athletic fields or athletic facilities. This ordinance amendment prohibits those with concealed carry permits from carrying concealed weapons at city swimming pools, playgrounds, athletic fields or athletic facilities. Prohibitions on weapons in parks aside from those covered with carry concealed permits will remain.
 
 
Have bulky waste? Call 704-920-5555 to schedule collection
To provide better and more efficient service, the City of Concord collects bulky and electronic waste on customers' regularly scheduled garbage days. The City asks that all customers call in to schedule bulky and electronic waste collection a minimum of two business days before their regularly scheduled garbage collection.  For more information visit the City Hall Blog, or call the Customer Care Center at 704-920-5555.
 
Concord Museum Highlights
Barber-Scotia College: In the Beginning, Faith,” a special exhibit exploring the history of Concord’s celebrated African-American college, will be on display from Tuesday, October 4 through Thursday, December 22 at the Concord Museum, 11 Union St. S., Suite 104, downtown Concord. Featured are photographs, rare books, memorabilia, yearbooks, and the photo exhibit “The Architecture of Barber-Scotia College” by Alexandra Porter. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Group tours by appointment. 704-782-3688
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
December
12/15/2011 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
12/20/2011 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
12/27/2011 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
 
January
1/10/2012 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
1/12/2012 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
 
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