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Did you know?
The City of Concord Wastewater Collection System consists of over 530 miles of sewer pipelines, approximately 12,938 manholes, and 23 wastewater pump stations. The system came into existence in the early 1900s and continued to be upgraded and extended to become the system we operate today.
 
Change Your Clock Change Your Battery
The City of Concord Department of Fire and Life Safety encourages residents to replace batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when changing clocks back to standard time over the weekend. Communities nationwide witness tragic home fire deaths each year. An average of three children die in home fires each day and 80 percent of those occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Nonworking smoke alarms rob residents of the protective benefits home fire safety devices were designed to provide. For more information visit concordnc.gov.
 
Thursday 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 THURSDAY garbage collection routes must have leaves at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday, November 5 for crews to collect them during the first collection cycle. Download the 2012-13 schedule at concordnc.gov.
 
Movember
City staff will participate in "Movember," a month-long event in November that generates awareness of prostate cancer and other men's health issues. During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo's, these men raise vital awareness and funds for men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. For more information on the Movember program, visit us.movember.com.
 
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.
 
United Way adult kickball tournament – registration deadline extended
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. The registration deadline has been extended to November 6. For more information or a registration form please visit concordparksandrec.org.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.Visit www.concorddowntown.com for more information. 
 
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
 
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!
 
Visit concordnc.gov to learn how you can be sure to receive timely updates from the City via phone, text, or email.
 
Tune into 1410-AM WTIX for CityLink Radio each Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.
 

 

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