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Did you know?
Did you know you can read the Spring 2013 issue of the City Circular online? On the digital edition, you can read all the articles on your screen of choice. Looking for something from a recent issue? It’s in the digital archives, too – every story, every photo, every page. Get started at concordnc.gov.
 
FAA extends contract tower program until June 15
On Friday afternoon, the FAA announced that it will delay closure of contract control towers at Concord Regional Airport and 148 other facilities across the US until June 15. A statement from City Manager Brian Hiatt about this program extension is available at concordnc.gov.
 
Law enforcement reminds you to "Click It or Ticket"
Trying a seat belt fake-out can land you a real ticket. Local and state law enforcement agencies will be paying special attention to seat belt and child restraint use in Cabarrus County beginning next week. Learn more at concordnc.gov.
 
Fire hydrant maintenance begins
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. In addition to this routine maintenance, approximately one fifth of the hydrants will be flowed at full capacity to obtain volume and pressure data. Customers who experience discolored water should allow water to run from a faucet until it clears up. Customers should contact the Customer Care Center at 704-920-5555 with any questions or concerns.
 
Herb and Plant Festival coming soon
The eighth annual Spring Herb and Plant Festival is just a few weeks away on Saturday, April 13. Coordinated by the Cabarrus County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association, the event will be held rain or shine from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Piedmont Farmers Market (518 Winecoff School Road). Vendors will offer herbs, flowers, plants, pottery, birdhouses, copperworks, woodworking, foods, soaps, local honey, and more. Proceeds from the Master Gardeners booth go to the Master Gardeners grant fund, benefitting Cabarrus County schools, organizations, community groups, and individuals with special projects. For more information contact mhagler3@carolina.rr.com or djgoforth@cabarruscounty.us, or visit mastergardenerscabarrus.org.
 
Viva Verde Earth Fest returns on April 20
On Saturday, April 20, the Cities of Concord and Kannapolis and Cabarrus County will host the fourth annual Viva Verde Earth Fest at North Cabarrus Park. The park's address is 760 Orphanage Road, Concord. The free event will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., and in case of severe weather VVEF will be rescheduled for Saturday, April 27. Learn more about all the fun at vivaverdeearthfest.wordpress.com. Organizers are also looking for sponsorsvendors, and volunteers.
 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Spring 2013 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.
 
Concord Youth Council seeking new members for 2013-14
Concord Youth Council is a service-oriented organization for high school students, requiring participation in programs year-round and attendance at bi-monthly meetings during the school year. Membership in Youth Council is very competitive. Students entering grades 9-11 for the 2013-14 school year who attend a public, private, or home school within the Cabarrus County School district or are a City of Concord resident are eligible to apply. Applications are due May 3, 2013. Interested applicants are encouraged to attend a meeting before applying to learn what is expected of members (see the meeting calendar). Learn more at concordnc.gov.
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
April
4/9/2013 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
4/11/2013 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
4/16/2013 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
4/18/2013 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
4/23/2013 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
 
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