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Did you know?
Did you know the City of Concord has reduced the amount of water and chemicals used in floor maintenance by 70 and 85 percent, respectively? This achievement has been driven by the City's core value of continuous improvement, with special attention paid to water consumption. The City now uses a dry process for carpet cleaning, and a low-water tile floor wax stripping process that also requires less chemicals and labor. Visit concordnc.gov to learn more about the Buildings and Grounds Department and the services it provides.
 
Save on your summer electric bill with these energy-savings tips
Do you regularly replace air conditioning filters or have a programmable thermostat? With little effort and a few dollars, you can conserve energy this summer, saving dollars on your utility bill. It may surprise you to see how much you can reduce your energy consumption and costs by following a few simple tips, offered by Concord Electric Systems - your hometown NC Public Power utility. Visit the City Hall Blog for these tips and more.
 
Workshop planned for Union Street/W. C. Coleman Boulevard intersection improvements
The City of Concord, in coordination with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), has initiated a preliminary design for a proposed roadway improvement project to address the traffic congestion at the intersection of US 601 and NC 3. A public workshop has been scheduled for Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Center United Methodist Church (1119 Union Street South, Concord, NC 28025) between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.   At this informal open house meeting, a preliminary roadway design will be available for public viewing and discussion. For more information, please visit concordnc.gov or contact Sherri Moore in the Engineering Department at 704-920-5415.
 
City Manager names new Aviation Director at Concord Regional Airport
Following a nationwide search, City Manager Brian Hiatt named Richard “Rick” Cloutier as Concord’s new Aviation Director on Thursday. Cloutier will oversee the safe, efficient, and fiscally sound business operation at Concord Regional Airport (CRA). He will begin work by early August. CRA is one of the busiest solely general aviation airports in the Carolinas with approximately 65,000 annual operations and 180 based aircraft. Concord’s previous Aviation Director, Richard Lewis, retired last month. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
A new look and better fuel efficiency on patrol
You’ll soon notice a new look on some of the Concord Police patrol vehicles. In March, the department received replacement cruisers for 27 of the nearly 200 Police vehicles in the fleet. The new vehicles replace 2000-2003 model vehicles with over 100,000 miles each. Check out the City Hall Blog for details and more photos.
 
Temporary closure underway for Zion Church Road
Sewer infrastructure improvements are underway that have closed a popular road to through-traffic for approximately two weeks. Motorists who use Zion Church Road to travel between Warren C. Coleman Boulevard (US 601) and NC Highway 49 in Cabarrus County are being redirected from this route beginning Monday, June 18. The closure, near the intersection of Zion Church Road and Litaker Lane, will allow crews to upsize a sewer outfall, and double the capacity for over 1,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the area. Details are available at concordnc.gov.
 
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
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.
 
June
6/26/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
July
7/10/2012 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
7/12/2012 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
7/17/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
7/19/2012 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!
 
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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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