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Did you know?
Did you know that you can learn about City employment opportunities and download a job application on the City’s website? Visit concordnc.gov to take a look.
 
Permanent closure of Corban Avenue rail crossing coming soon
Next week, motorists traveling in Concord will no longer be able to use Corban Avenue SW cross the railroad tracks near the Cabarrus Avenue Roundabout. NCDOT will permanently close Corban Avenue SW at the at-grade rail crossing, which will improve safety. The closure, which is scheduled for September 10, will accommodate construction of the new Cabarrus Avenue Bridge over the railway. In March, NCDOT announced that a $4.5 million contract was awarded to Blythe Development Co. to replace the existing bridge tracks, which was built in 1917. Structural work is scheduled to be finished by Sept. 14, 2014, with final vegetation work complete by March 11, 2015. To get the latest regional traffic updates from NCDOT, follow their Twitter feeds @NCDOT_Charlotte and @NCDOT_I85.
 
Operation Medicine Cabinet to collect medications, needles on September 8
Concord Police and community partners will host Operation Medicine Cabinet on Saturday, September 8 at MEDICAP Pharmacy, located at 361 George W. Liles Parkway in Concord. The free event, planned from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, is a way to prevent medications from being discarded into water supplies or other locations that can cause environmental and household safety concerns. Learn more at concordnc.gov or contact Concord Police Sergeant Todd McGhee with questions at 704-920-5000 or mcghet@concordnc.gov.
 
Community ceremony planned for Tuesday, September 11
Concord Fire and Life Safety invites the public to a community-wide Patriots’ Day remembrance ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11. The brief memorial service will be held at Concord Fire Station 8, located at 1485 Old Charlotte Road.
 
Concord Fire and Life Safety to perform fire hydrant maintenance
Over the course of the next three months the Concord Department of Fire and Life Safety will be performing fire hydrant maintenance on all City of Concord fire hydrants.   This maintenance will include removing the caps, greasing the threads, and exercising the operating valve to ensure water can be obtained from the hydrant should the need arise. Customers should contact the Customer Care Center at 704-920-5555 with any questions or concerns.
 
Mayor’s Golf Tournament to benefit youth programs September 28
The fifteenth annual Mayor's Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, September 28 at Rocky River Golf Club. Proceeds from the tournament benefit youth programs in our community, and the deadline to enter is September 21. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Visit concordnc.gov for a registration form and more information.
 
Cabarrus Crime Stoppers Golf Tournament October 29
The tenth annual Cabarrus Area Crime Stoppers Golf Tournament is set for Monday, October 29 at the Cabarrus Country Club. Cabarrus Area Crime Stoppers, Inc. exists to ensure that our community is a safe place to live and conduct business through support of local law enforcement efforts. Proceeds from the tournament will help Crime Stoppers maintaining its crime tip hot line and tip rewards program. Event details, sponsorship information, and registration are available at cabarruscrimestoppers.com.
 
Yard waste collection pilot study August 6 - October 19
Solid Waste Services is evaluating a new yard waste collection procedure until October 19. Customer procedures remain the same; visit concordnc.gov to learn more. Concord provides yard waste disposal and other solid waste services to residents at no additional charge.
 
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. 
 
Youth basketball registration underway
Registration opened September 1 for the 2012-2013 youth basketball season. The league is open to youth ages 4-15, and registration ends September 30. The fee is $30 for City residents or instructional leagues, and $50 for non-residents. For more information or to register online visit concordparksandrec.org.
 
United Way adult kickball tournament
Parks and Recreation will be hosting an adult kickball tournament with the proceeds going to support partner agencies of United Way of Central Carolinas. Come relive your youth and join in the fun with this school yard favorite. The double-elimination tournament will be November 10 and 11 at WW Flowe Park. The fee is $110.00 per team, and registration will available September 1 through October 31. For more information or a registration form please visit concordparksandrec.org.
 
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
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. on the Historic Courthouse Lawn
 
2012 Schedule
Balsam Range - September 20
 
Take a trip down memory lane at The Galleries
The Cabarrus Arts Council’s High 5 Exhibit in The Galleries and runs through Thursday, October 4. This marks five years that The Galleries has been open, and to celebrate they are welcoming back 50 previously featured artists. Admission is free. The Galleries hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. For more information, call 704-920-2787 or visit cabarrusartscouncil.org.
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
September
9/11/2012 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
9/13/2012 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
9/18/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
9/20/2012 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
9/25/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
 
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