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Did you know?
Did you know you can register for Concord Parks and Recreation’s hundreds of programs and activities online? Visit concordparksandrec.org to learn more.
 
City Manager recommends FY 2012-13 budget
City Manager Brian Hiatt presented his fiscal year 2012-13 budget recommendation to City Council on May 29. The City Council will hold at least one budget workshop on June 12, 2012 and a public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, June 14, 2012 during the regular City Council meeting. Interested individuals can view the City Manager’s recommended budget on concordnc.gov and also in print at the City Clerk’s office. Read the full story on concordnc.gov.
 
1,000 Concord utility customers take advantage of eBilling
In just over a year since launching eBilling, 1,000 Concord utility customers have opted-in to the free program to receive utility bills without paper. With eBilling, customers view an exact image of their utility bill online.  Each month, customers will receive an email with a link to their utility eCare account. Once the customer views his or her bill, he or she has the option to pay online using a credit or debit card, mail a check, or pay in person. Sign up for this eco-friendly, free service today! Visit the concordnc.gov to learn more about eBilling and to sign up for this convenient service.
 
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.
 
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 However, if you have an unpublished number or no landline, you may not be receiving important messages from the City.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 concordnc.gov to learn how you can be sure to receive timely updates from the City via phone, text, or email.
 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Summer 2012 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. 
 
The McInnis Aquatics Center will opens for the summer this weekend. Pool hours this summer will be Monday - Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Friday from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Saturday from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Visit concordparksandrec.org for more information regarding admission and to see a full list of group swim lessons. Bring your entire family and cool off this summer with Concord Parks and Recreation!
 
Volunteers needed for Park Watch program at Dorton Park
The City of Concord is expanding its Park Watch Program to James Dorton Park. Parks and Recreation and Police Officer Mike Drake invite interested volunteers to an orientation meeting on Monday, June 4 at 6:00pm at Dorton Park.
 
The Park Watch Program is similar to a typical Neighborhood Watch Program, with the idea of volunteers keeping their eyes open for suspicious activity in the parks and greenway trail. If any suspicious activity is seen, the volunteers will be instructed to call 911. They will also be instructed to stay uninvolved and to not confront anyone before or after calling 911. The Park Watch Program has already been implemented at McGee Park, Myers Park, and McEachern Greenway.
 
A volunteer description will be distributed by Officer Drake at the orientation meeting along with a Park Watch t-shirt for volunteers. Participants are encouraged but not required to wear the t-shirt while walking in the park.
 
Those interested in volunteering for the Park Watch program are invited to the meeting on Monday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m. at the Dorton Park picnic shelter. The park is located at 5790 Poplar Tent Rd. in Concord. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served.
 
Sign up for upcoming trips and tours - enjoy traveling and leave the driving to us!
Join us as we travel to the Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte. The New South means people, places, and a period of time — from 1865 to today. Levine Museum of the New South is an interactive history museum that provides the nation with the most comprehensive interpretation of post-Civil War southern society featuring men, women and children, black and white, rich and poor, long-time residents and newcomers who have shaped the South since the Civil War. This trip departs from Logan Recreation Center on Friday, June 1 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Fee is $10, with $5 City resident discount available.
 
For more details on this and other trips and to sign up, visit concordparksandrec.org.
 
Register for Safety Town 2012
It’s time to register rising kindergarten students in Cabarrus County for Safety Town 2012, a project of The Junior Charity League of Concord. This free program helps children to learn age appropriate safety rules in classes taught by local professionals. Students will attend sessions on bus safety, fire safety, animal safety, bike safety, gun safety, stranger danger, finger printing, ambulance awareness, dental hygiene and personal hygiene. Safety Town will be held Aug. 7 and 8 (depending on student school assignment) at Coltrane-Webb Elementary School, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register online at jclofconcord.com. Questions? Call The Junior Charity League office at 704-652-0669.
 
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
 
At the Concord Museum
Two new special exhibits open June 4 at the Concord Museum: “Go Fly a Kite,” featuring vintage kites hand-made by the late S. Kay Patterson of Concord, and “The Sidney Lanier Book Club 75th Anniversary.” They join the museum’s ongoing exhibit, “The Concord Camera,” which views the city’s history through vintage photography. The Concord Museum is located inside the Historic Courthouse at 65 Union St. South in downtown Concord. Museum hours are Mondays through Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Admission is free.
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
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
6/26/2012 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!
 
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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