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Did you know?
Did you know that Concord Kannapolis Area Transit has seen all time record ridership 8 of the last 9 months, and that nationally transit ridership is at its highest level in nearly 60 years? Now is a great time to learn about our local transit system. Go to ckrider.com for information on where we go, when we go, and how Rider Transit helps Connect Communities and People in Concord and Kannapolis. You can also like Rider Transit on Facebook at facebook.com/ridertransit.
 
Manhole rehabilitation project planned for June 12-21
The City of Concord plans to rehabilitate 25 manholes over the next two weeks as part of its proactive, long-term plan to significantly reduce inflow and infiltration in the municipal wastewater collection system. The project is expected to begin June 12 and end June 21. The 25 manholes scheduled for rehabilitation are located in older sections of the City’s collection system, and the work will minimally impact the public. Traffic delays may be expected in the work areas, as single-lane closures will be implemented to provide for the safety of crews and motorists. For work locations and more details, visit concordnc.gov.
 
Concord Electric Systems team earns additional safety recognition
The accolades continue for Concord Electric Systems, as they recently has earned the ElectriCities Electric Utility Safety Award for safe operating practices in 2011. Michael Byrd, ElectriCities Supervisor of Safety and Training presented the award on May 23, during the North Carolina Association of Municipal Electric Systems (NCAMES) Annual Engineering and Operations Conference, held in Boone. In April the department earned significant awards at the national level from the American Public Power Association. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Fire and Life Safety Career Day scheduled for Satuday, June 16
Are you or someone you know interested in a challenging career with excellent potential and great benefits? The Concord Department of Fire and Life Safety is hosting its annual Career Day open house at Fire Station 3 (100 Warren C. Coleman Boulevard), on Saturday, June 16 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The event kicks off the 2012-13 Firefighter Recruitment process. Career Day provides the opportunity for interested applicants to learn more about the department, meet firefighters, tour facilities, see equipment, and find out what it is like to be a firefighter. More information about Career Day and the firefighter recruitment process is available at concordnc.gov.
 
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.
 
Save the Drops!
Do you save the drops? Do your neighbors? The Cities of Concord and Kannapolis adopted responsible water use guidelines 2009 that restrict water use for the municipalities of Concord, Kannapolis, Harrisburg, Landis, and Mount Pleasant. Under normal, responsible water use, lawn irrigation is ONLY allowed on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Those who violate the specified lawn irrigation days watering rule will receive written notice of the violation and the appropriate fee will be assessed. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
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.
 
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 opened 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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