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Did you know the City's police and fire vehicles are equipped with mobile computer terminals to increase safety when responding to emergencies? The equipment allows telecommunicators to share notes and data directly to responders. Vehicles are also equipped with electronic maps to provide quick routing to the scene.
Concord firefighters raise breast cancer awareness
The City of Concord Department of Fire and Life Safety launched a month-long breast cancer awareness initiative on Monday by unveiling the pink t-shirts firefighters will wear as part of their work uniform during October. The department is putting aside its long-standing gray and blue shirts for the month to raise awareness and show support for those impacted by breast cancer. Visit to learn more.
Concord celebrates Public Power Week October 8-12
The City of Concord will celebrate Public Power Week October 8 through 12, along with more than 2,000 other utilities that collectively provide electricity on a not-for-profit basis to 46 million Americans.
During Public Power Week, the City will host the first of several events to thank customers and explain why the American tradition of public power continues to work in Concord. Concord Electric Systems customers are invited to visit City Hall, located at 26 Union Street South, on three Wednesdays during the month (October 10, 24, or 31) to learn about their hometown public power provider and how to save energy. On these days, staff will give away two compact fluorescent light bulbs to the first 100 customers to visit the information booth located in the lobby of City Hall. In addition, the Electric Systems department will have a drawing for two household energy conservation kits.
The City’s Electric Systems department earned state and national recognition for safety and reliability in 2012, including being one of only six RP3® Diamond Level utilities in the United States. The department continues to award rebates to residential customers who purchase and install qualified heat pumps. Thinking about making such an investment? Visit to learn how the program works and claim your rebate today.
Concord Police telephone reporting saves time and money
For several years, Concord Police have provided non-emergency services without dispatching an actual officer and car. The department’s Telephone Reporting Unit helps callers that meet certain criteria, saving public resources. Reports taken by telephone are mostly misdemeanors that do not require an officer’s presence and non-violent felonies such as property crimes. The unit does not take reports for traffic crashes that require completion of a Department of Motor Vehicle Accident Form 349. Reports taken by the Telephone Reporting Unit are processed and assigned to an officer/investigator for any necessary follow-up. Citizens can use the telephone reporting service Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. To use the Telephone Reporting Service, call 704-920-5000 or 704-920-5580.
North Carolina-made films highlight Modern Film Fest
North Carolina sets the scene for five films featured at this weekend’s fourth-annual Modern Film Fest at the historic Gem Theatre in Kannapolis. Festivalgoers will see a supernatural courtroom drama set in Concord, spend time with a hoarder of Hollywood relics, and relive the birth of a city around its mill. The feature film “Jimmy,” based on Robert Whitlow’s best selling novel, was shot in various locations in and around Concord last year including the Cabarrus County Courthouse and a residence in downtown. “Jimmy” will show at 7:00 p.m. on October 6. Visit to learn about five films that will shed light on the land many of us call home.
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Fall 2012 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.
Krispy Kreme Factory Tour
Stroll through the factory and observe as the doughnuts are being made. The FREE tour is Friday, October 12, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and will depart from the Logan Multi-Purpose Center, 184 Booker Street NW.
Join Kristina Beamon for this popular fitness dance program that combines fast and slow rhythms that will tone and sculpt your body. Each class is only $3, and meets Mondays and Wednesdays (Continual) from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Academy Recreation Center, 147 Academy Avenue NW.
Carolina Shag Dance Class
Learn the fundamentals of the dance that originated in the Carolinas. Patty Blackmon’s popular class is open to singles and couples on Thursday evenings until October 25 at Academy Recreation Center, 147 Academy Avenue NW. Pre-registration is required; course fee is $35 per session with a $5 City resident discount. Beginners: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.; Intermediate: 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
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
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
10/9/2012 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
10/11/2012 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
10/16/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
10/18/2012 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
10/23/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
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