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Did you know?
Did you know the City of Concord has an ordinance to encourage Low Impact Development (LID)? Stormwater (rainfall) in conventional development is typically directed to a large ponds concentrated on one portion of a site. Studies have shown that large stormwater ponds can alter soil composition and adversely impact plant and animal life. Conversely, LID disperses stormwater into smaller integrated facilities located throughout a site, which minimizes environmental impacts. Through a collaborative process with developers, engineers, and botanists in the private sector, the Planning and Neighborhood Development department drafted the ordinance with significant assistance from the Stormwater, Engineering, Transportation, and Legal Departments. City Council adopted the LID ordinance in January 2011.
 
Fair housing rights open house on May 25
The NC Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to discriminate in housing because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental handicap, or family status. The Housing and Planning and Neighborhood Development Departments invite the public to an open house on Friday, May 25 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Neighborhood Network Technology Center located at 265 Salem Street SW. A housing counselor will be on site from 11-1, a continental breakfast will be served from 10-noon, and lunch will be served from noon-2. For more information, please contact Zenobia Nelson at 704-920-6110 or nelsonz@concordnc.gov.
 
Take to the skies at Concord Regional Airport
The 1929 EAA Ford Tri-Motor will be at Concord Regional Airport June 1-4. The Tri-Motor is a unique experience for the whole family to fly in the world’s first airliner. More information is at eaa309.blogspot.com.
 
Learn how your government works in Concord 101
The City of Concord is now accepting applications for Concord 101, a course designed for citizens to learn about their local government. The free 10-week course begins August 28 and culminates with a graduation ceremony in November. Visit concordnc.gov 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. 
 
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 concordnc.gov.
 
Historic Downtown Concord events
If you want the latest information on Historic Downtown Concord news and events please sign up for the CDDC's weekly e-newsletter. Call the CDDC office at 704-784-4208 or email this request to info@concorddowntown.com.
 
Concord on Canvas
Be sure to take a stroll down Union Street, where original works of art are on display on nine two -sided banners until Saturday June 2. The artwork will be auctioned off at a silent auction on Friday, June 8, at the Paramount Room, 9 Union Street, North in Historic Downtown Concord. More details at concorddowntown.com.
 
Union Street Live!
Third Thursday of each month, May - September
6:00pm - 9:00pm on the Historic Courthouse Lawn
 
2012 Schedule
Tams - June 21
Tim Clark Band - July 19
Craig Woolard Band - August 16
Balsam Range - September 20
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
May
5/22/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
June
6/12/2012 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
6/14/2012 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
6/19/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
6/21/2012 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
 
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!
 
Visit concordnc.gov to learn how you can be sure to receive timely updates from the City via phone, text, or email.
 
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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