Did you know?
Did you know the City of Concord is now offers credits of $50 per toilet to qualified water users for replacing their existing toilets in houses built before 1994 with WaterSense® labeled high-efficiency toilet models? For more information on the Toilet Credit Program, please visit or contact Kevin Plemmons at
Operation Medicine Drop – dispose of your unused, expired prescriptions
Operation Medicine Drop is will take place next week to coincide with National Poison Prevention Week (March 18-24). The event will be Monday March 19 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Fire Station 3 in Concord (100 Warren C. Coleman Blvd). Since 1999, nearly 4,500 people have died in North Carolina from prescription poisoning. Operation Medicine Drop offers the public a free and convenient option for disposing of prescription and over-the-counter medications to protect their families and the environment. Visit for more information.
Tune in to Metrolina Forum to learn about the widening of Derita Road
Did you miss Thursday’s Citizens’ Informational Workshop for the Derita Road widening project? Wake up early for (or set your DVR to record) Metrolina Forum on TV64 (TWC ch. 2/150/1150) Sunday, March 18 at 5:30 a.m. The show features interviews with Concord’s Engineering Director Sue Hyde and Transportation Director Joe Wilson, who will provide details about the upcoming project.
Concord City Manager Brian Hiatt named Rotarian of the Year
The Concord Rotary Club selected Concord City Manager W. Brian Hiatt as the club’s Rotarian of the Year for 2012. Hiatt was presented with the award at the club’s March 14 meeting, after being selected by his peers within the organization for the collective work he does both in the community and with the club. Visit for more information.
Spring 2012 City Circular is on the way
The new Spring 2012 City Circular will arrive in your mailbox soon, but the digital edition is available now. You can click links, zoom, download a PDF, share via social media or email, and more!
Updates from Water Resources
As the weather turns warmer, residents are once again getting busy in their lawns and gardens. The City of Concord reminds all City water customers that lawn irrigation is only permitted on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.   More information is available at
The City has learned that American Water Resources (AWR) intends to solicit City of Concord customers concerning the maintenance of private water and sewer lines. The City has no affiliation with this company and does not endorse it or its services. The City maintains water services to the meter and sewer services from the clean out. Maintenance beyond these points is the responsibility of the homeowner. If you have questions regarding services provided by the City please contact the Customer Care Center at 704-920-5555. We look forward to continuing to provide you reliable water and sewer services.
Flood Awareness Week
March 12 - 16 is National Flood Awareness Week. Flooding is the number one hazardous weather-related killer in the United States, and North Carolina is no stranger to flooding. In September of 1999, Tropical Storm Dennis and Hurricane Floyd delivered a one-two punch to North Carolina resulting in catastrophic flooding that killed more than 25 people, and left thousands homeless. In August 2008, flooding resulted in over $2 million of damage as the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay passed through our area. Our community can be affected by flash flooding, river flooding, and urban flooding. Visit for more information.
Cabarrus Avenue bridge over Southern Railway to be replaced
On March 9, NCDOT announced that a $4.5 million contract was awarded to Blythe Development Co. to replace the Cabarrus Avenue West bridge over Southern Railway tracks. The current bridge was built in 1917. Work on the project can start as early as April 2, with the structural work to be finished by Sept. 14, 2014, and final vegetation work by March 11, 2015.
Now seeking volunteers and vendors for Viva Verde Earth Fest!
Save the date! The third annual Viva Verde Earth Fest (a partnership between Concord, Kannapolis, and Cabarrus County) is coming from 10:00-3:00 on Saturday, April 14 at North Cabarrus Park. VVEF is a festival in honor of Earth Day that celebrates nature and environmental stewardship, providing opportunities for environmental education in a fun, family-friendly way! There will be information booths, live music, recycling opportunities, games, and more. Be sure to check out the event’s Facebook page; information is also available on the City’s website.
Several volunteer opportunities are available for individuals and groups. Visit for details, or contact Taylor Morris at or 704-920-5616.
Interested in participating as a vendor? Just download a vendor registration form and submit by April 3! For more information visit
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Spring 2012 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. 
Register now for the 2012 Bunny Run
Registration is open for the 2012 Bunny Run 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, April 7. The 1-mile Fun Run begins at 8:00 a.m. and the 5K Bunny Run begins at 8:30 a.m. The course has changed this year to accommodate the increasing amount of runners, with the race starting and finishing in Historic Downtown Concord. Online registration and a special pre-registration price of $15 is available until March 30. Registration is $20 from March 31 through April 7. A registration brochure, map of the new course, and more information is available at
Bunny Bash
Saturday, April 7 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
W. W. Flowe Park, 99 Central Heights Drive
Egg hunts begin at 12:00 noon. Festival includes egg hunts, inflatable amusements, climbing wall, arts & crafts, face painting and DJ with games and prizes. The Bunny Trail includes games and activities offered by Concord Youth Council members dressed as popular fairy-tale and cartoon characters. Remote parking at Central Cabarrus High School with a shuttle to and from the park.
Concord Youth Council new member application now available
The City of Concord Youth Council is currently accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year. All rising ninth through eleventh graders residing in Cabarrus County and attending a public, private, or home school are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is May 11, 2012. Visit for more information.
Concord Museum Highlights
Concord History Walk
Saturday, April 14
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Downtown Concord
Costumed interpreters, uniformed reenactors, walking tours of historic buildings, and live music bring our past to life. Includes grand opening of new Concord museum inside Historic Courthouse. Concludes at 4:00 p.m. with free outdoor jazz concert by Rowan Big Band All-Stars. Free admission. Family-friendly event co-sponsored by Cabarrus County Community Foundation, Shoe Show, Inc., and Historic Cabarrus Association.
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
3/20/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
3/27/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
4/10/2012 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
4/12/2012 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
4/19/2012 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
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