Did you know?
Did you know the City of Concord Transportation Department maintains and checks retroreflectivity on over 11,000 traffic signs? Adequately maintained retroreflective signs improve highway safety and prevent roadway departure crashes by bouncing light from vehicle headlights back toward the vehicle and the driver's eyes, making the signs appear brighter and easier to see and read. Because the retroreflective properties of traffic control devices deteriorate over time, highway agencies like the City of Concord are required to actively manage the maintenance of signs in order to ensure that they are clearly visible at night.
Urban Search and Rescue training at former detention center
This morning, members of the Concord Fire and Life Safety Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team began a special training at the former Cabarrus County detention center.  The training will continue on Monday, April 30 from approximately 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. In order to support the training, on-street parking will not be available on Means Avenue between Church Street and Union Street during this time. In addition, the right lane of Church Street used to turn right on Corban Avenue will be closed. Visit the City Hall Blog for more information.
City coworkers participate in local documentary project
The Leadership Cabarrus Class of 2012, which includes City coworkers Rita Ellison (Finance), Glenn Hatley (Aviation), and Lesley Reder (Finance), has produced a documentary honoring the impact of the textile industry in Cabarrus County. Stitched in Time includes stories told by former Cannon Mill employees and highlights the rich history of our region. The film will premiere at the Gem Theater on Thursday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free. More details at
Are you being notified when it counts?
For several years, the City of Concord used its Blackboard Connect™ service to provide enhanced communications options to residents. However, if you have an unpublished number or no landline, you may not be receiving important messages from the City. Visit to learn how you can be sure to receive timely updates from the City via phone, text, or email.
$10 rabies vaccinations available May 14-19
Cabarrus County Animal Control and Cabarrus Health Alliance have partnered with local veterinary clinics to offer $10 rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats the week of May 14-19. Information about the program and a list of participating Cabarrus County veterinarians is available at
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. 
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.
Carolina Shag dance class: May session begins Tuesday, May 1
Learn the fundamentals of the dance that originated in the Carolinas on May 1, 8, 15, and 22 at Fire Station 8. Open to singles and couples. Pre-registration required. Fee for all four classes of the session is $35 ($5 City resident discount available). Beginners classes will be 7:00-8:00 p.m., and intermediate classes run 8:00-9:00 p.m. More information and registration is available at
Sign up for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Trip on Tuesday, May 29
Enjoy traveling and leave the driving to us! The NASCAR Hall of Fame is fueled with more than 50 interactive experiences like tire changing stations, realistic race simulators, a broadcast booth, and even a kids’ zone. Eat lunch at the Pit Stop Café (not included) and go back for more fun. You'll be able to buy souvenirs at the Gear Shop before returning home. The trip is scheduled for 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29 and the fee is $25. For more details on this and other trips and to sign up, visit
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
5/7/2012 at 5:30 p.m. Concord Kannapolis Area Transit public hearing at Rider Transit Center, located at 3600 South Ridge Avenue, Concord
5/8/2012 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
5/10/2012 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
5/15/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
5/17/2012 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
5/22/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
Stay Connected!
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Tune into Concord’s new local radio station, 1410-AM WTIX for CityLink Radio each Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.
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