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Did you know?
Did you know Concord Regional Airport has over twenty acres of ramp space available for aircraft parking? The airport can accommodate any size aircraft up to a Boeing 737. In fact, over two hundred 737 operations have used the CRA ramp in the last year. A capital improvement project to strengthen the existing taxiway and aircraft parking apron is currently underway at the Concord Regional Airport. As larger and heavier aircraft use the airport, the increased pavement strength is needed to support the extra weight. The project is being funded by a federal block grant awarded through the North Carolina Department of Transportation - Division of Aviation.
 
Monday and Friday loose leaf collection next week
Solid Waste’s annual loose leaf collection season continues through February 1. Due to volume and logistical challenges, loose leaves are normally collected from each area every 3-4 weeks. Bagged leaves are collected on a weekly basis on the same day as your garbage.
 
Customers on the MONDAY and FRIDAY garbage collection routes must have leaves at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday, October 29 for crews to collect them during the first collection cycle. Download the 2012-13 schedule at concordnc.gov.
 
Temporary closure on Country Club Drive NE November 1-2
Motorists who travel through Country Club Drive NE in Concord will be detoured next week to accommodate needed electric infrastructure improvements in the area. Electric Systems crews will continue upgrading a substation near Country Club Drive NE, and will have a large crane set up in the roadway as part of the work. This is the same location where work occurred in early August. To provide for public and coworker safety, Country Club Drive NE will be closed to through-traffic on November 1 and 2, 2012. The road is expected to reopen by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 2. Visit concordnc.gov for detour routes and more information.
 
Trick or treat! Halloween health and safety tips
Halloween can be a fun time, although without taking precautions we all may be in for a trick. Safe Kids USA reports that twice as many child pedestrians are killed while walking on Halloween as compared to any other day of the year. Taking just a few minutes to discuss safety with your children can provide a much safer and enjoyable Halloween experience for everyone. Learn more about this and safe, community-sponsored Halloween events at the City Hall Blog.
 
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.
 
Halloween Fun on Saturday, October 27
Treat Night at Logan Multi-Purpose Center, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Join us for Halloween fun in the gym! Games, candy, and prizes for the entire family.
 
Halloween Howler at Academy Recreation Center, 6:00-9:00 p.m.: Families - join us for games, candy, face painting, and more Halloween fun in the gym.
 
5 Alarm 5K on Saturday, November 3
Kick off the inaugural Historic Downtown Concord Runnin’ Hot Festival with a road race! The one-mile fun run begins at 9:00 a.m., and is FREE (registration required). The 5k begins at 9:30 a.m., and day-of registration is $20, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Visit concordparksandrec.org for more information.
 
United Way adult kickball tournament – registration ending
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.
 
Trick-or-treat Downtown on Wednesday, October 31
Candy Crawl in Historic Downtown Concord, 3:00-5:00 p.m.: Trick-or-treat with the Downtown businesses. Games, Face painting, and more!
 
Runnin’ Hot Festival
Saturday, November 3 on Means Avenue, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
 
A free event for all ages (with an entry fee to the beer garden), enjoy: a Chili Cook-Off, with $1 votes supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association; Red Hot Rodeo children’s area with inflatables and a mechanical bull; blues music featuring The Blues Providers and the CBPC All Star Band; a beer garden for festival attendees age 21+ featuring free 2 ounce samples of seven local home brews provided by the Cabarrus Homebrewers Society. Note: $10 entry fee to beer garden, allows you to receive a free flight glass and free samples of home brew. $2 of the fee supports the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Purchase tickets at the festival or in advance by clicking here. Maximum 300 tickets available.
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
November
11/6/2012 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
11/8/2012 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
11/27/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
 
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