Did you know?
Did you know that Fleet Services disposes of all surplus City vehicles and equipment via online auction? The City switched from traditional auctions in 2006, and make an average of 30 percent more on surplus vehicles due to a wider, nationwide bidder base. This also eliminated hundreds of hours of staff time that was required for standard auctions, saving the City tens of thousands of dollars each year. Check out for surplus City of Concord property and equipment.
Yard waste pilot project ends, loose-leaf collection season begins
After ten weeks, the City of Concord’s Solid Waste Services Department has completed its yard waste collection pilot study period. The study evaluated alternative yard waste scheduling methods in an effort to reduce operating cost, while providing the same great customer service to residents. Beginning Monday, October 22, Concord’s yard waste operations will return to normal, with yard waste collection occurring on the same day as customers’ regularly-scheduled garbage collection each week. As always, all customers should have yard waste at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on their collection day to guarantee pick up.
Also on Monday, the City will begin its annual loose leaf collection season. This popular program returns to provide each Concord resident three opportunities to have unbagged leaves collected curbside between October 22 and February 1. Customers in the TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY collection areas will have their first opportunity for leaf pickup next week. Visit for more information.
Resurfacing work continues on Cabarrus Avenue
This week, NCDOT crews are working overnight to continue the Cabarrus Avenue resurfacing project. Milling of the existing surface is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. each night this week and October 22 and 23. The final phase of the project will be night-time paving on October 24 through 26, weather permitting. One lane of travel in the work zone will be closed each evening. For more information, visit
Safety Palooza on Saturday
Join Concord Fire and Life Safety and Safe Kids Cabarrus at K-Mart (Concord Parkway and Poplar Tent Road intersection) Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for the first annual Safety Palooza! Free activities will include the fire safety house, car seat checks, texting and driving course, live music, balloon animals, games, giveaways, and more! There will also be a raffle for amazing prizes such as a grill, outdoor patio set, HD TV, passes to the Great Wolf Lodge water park, and more! Kids, come throw a pie at local principals and firefighters for only $1!
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.
Dog’s Day Out - FREE!
October 20, 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. at Les Myers Park, 338 Lawndale Ave SE
Hey, dogs! It’s time once again to bring your owners for a free day just for you! Play off-leash in the Doggie Fun Zone and enter contests: 11:45-obedience, 12:15-talent, and 1:15-costume. Visit with sponsoring veterinarians, rescues, and vendors.
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.
10/23/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
11/8/2012 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
11/6/2012 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
11/15/2012 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
11/20/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
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