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Did you know?
Did you know that before there were mayors, town councils and town managers, there were town clerks? The municipal clerk is the oldest of public servants in local government, along with the tax collector, and the profession traces back before Biblical times. Then and now, the municipal clerk’s office serves as a direct link between citizens of the community and their government. The Clerk serves as the custodian of official public records; communicator of public policy; organizer of public business; recorder of the community's history; and performer of many varied tasks that assist in the smooth operation of local governance. The municipal clerk's office serves the citizens, the mayor, the city council, the city manager, and all departments of the city without exception.
 
City of Concord offices to close for Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays
In observance of Christmas, City of Concord offices will be closed on Monday, December 26 and Tuesday, December 27. City offices will also be closed on Monday, January 2, 2012 in observance of New Year’s Day. Garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection by Waste Pro will operate on a one day delay for the next two weeks, with Monday’s items collected on Tuesday, and Friday’s items collected on Saturday. Visit concordnc.gov for more information about solid waste collection and the City’s holiday schedule.
 
City prepares for 2012 winter weather response
A few weeks ago on the City Hall Blog, you learned about the City’s policy for garbage and recycling collection during adverse winter weather. The weather has been quite mild recently, but City’s Transportation Department staff members are thinking ahead to prepare for what lays ahead this winter. Visit the City Hall Blog to learn about how crews prepare to respond to severe weather.
 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Spring 2012 issue of Leisure Times (click here) for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. 
 
Concord Parks and Recreation and REFLEX International are taking the wellness program to the next level with the Couch to 5K challenge. This group training and exercise program does not require any running experience. It is designed to encourage, motivate, and challenge the individual to compete with his/her peers. The final goal is to run the BUNNY RUN on April 7. Registration fee is required. The Couch to 5k challenge will meet at James L Dorton Park in Concord on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning January 31, 2012. There is a $10.00 registration fee. This fee includes a T-Shirt.and $5.00 discount on the Bunny Run 5K registration. Stop being a couch potato and sign up today! More details at concordnc.gov.
 
Contact Parks and Recreation at 704-920-5600 for more information.
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
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
1/17/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
1/19/2012 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
1/26/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
 
Stay Connected!
Visit the City’s website for the latest information and updates at concordnc.gov. Check out our page on Facebook and our other interactive features!

 

 

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