Did you know?
Did you know that the City of Concord participates in an annual Performance Measurement Benchmarking Project through the School of Government at UNC Chapel Hill? Fourteen major NC cities participate in this project, which compares performance of eleven key service/program areas within City government. The budget office coordinates submissions of data and costs. Year after year, Concord’s City departments continue to shine, with many indicators in Police, Emergency Communications, and Fleet consistently among the best in the state.
City of Concord to observe Good Friday on April 6
In observance of Good Friday, City of Concord offices will be closed on Friday, April 6. Garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection by Waste Pro will operate on a normal schedule for Monday through Thursday customers, while Friday customers will have a one day delay, with Friday’s items collected on Saturday. However, all customers are asked to place yard waste at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday, April 2. All yard waste will be collected by the end of the day Thursday, April 5. Visit for more information.
Community reuse and recycling event planned for April 14
Spring cleaners are in luck with a major event in the works for Saturday, April 14 in Cabarrus County. Those who have unwanted but reusable items, or unusual items that are not collected in most curbside recycling programs will be able to bring them to the Church of God Children’s Home (located at 3485 Orphanage Circle, Concord, NC 28027) from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Visit for details.
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
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
Sewer project planned for Bell Street
Beginning Monday, April 2, City of Concord Wastewater Resources crews will install a new gravity sewer main on Bell Street. This project is the final phase of the downtown sewer system upgrade. To accommodate the project, Bell Street will be closed between 79 Bell Street and the intersection with Corban Avenue. Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible and to follow posted detour routes. Visit for more information.
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 are 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 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.
4/10/2012 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
4/12/2012 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
4/17/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
4/19/2012 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
4/24/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
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