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Did you know that although federal legislation has been passed to allow the FAA the flexibility to fully fund the contract tower program, the FAA has not made any official announcement or notice that it will do so? Federal funding for the control tower at Concord Regional Airport is currently scheduled to end June 15, 2013. Learn more at concordnc.gov.
 
TOMORROW - delete blood cancer and save lives
The City of Concord and the family of Council Member Hector Henry are partnering with Delete Blood Cancer to host a bone marrow donor registration drive on Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Concord First Assembly is providing the venue at the Village Suite 15 facility, located at 280 Concord Parkway N #15.
 
Adults ages 18-55 in good health are eligible to register. The registration process consists of a do-it-yourself cheek swab and takes a total of 10-15 minutes from start to finish. You can also register online if you cannot make it that day. If you have already registered, or are not able to, there are many other ways to help including making a monetary donation, or helping to publicize our efforts. Visit the City Hall Blog to learn more.
 
Highlights of the May 9 City Council Meeting
Please visit concordnc.gov to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.
 
Presented the quarterly Shining Star Award to Fire and Life Safety Ladder 7 C-shift (Mark Goodman-Battalion Chief, Renee Lutz, Brian Jahant, Eric Sager, David Autry). **After completion of fire call in October, the company saw a lady with two small children crying because her car had a flat tire. When they stopped to assist, they learned she was traveling through the area to Atlanta and had neither a spare tire nor the equipment necessary to change it. The ladder company pooled their money together, located a used tire for sale at Punchy Whitaker's Wheel and Tire, and the Battalion Chief took the rim to the store. When the store learned of the circumstances, they would not accept any money and mounted the tire on the rim free of charge. The ladder company used air bag lifters to raise her car, changed the tire, and was able to set her on her way.**
 
Presented a retirement plaque to Customer Service Specialist Vickie Wensil for 11 years of service with the Police Department.
 
Recognized Coltrane-Webb Elementary School Students who participated in Lemonade Day on May 4.
 
Received an informational report from Christian Montgomery with Delete Blood Cancer.
 
Received a presentation regarding artist selection for the replacement of the murals in Union-Market walkway.
 
Authorized submission of the 2013 Action Plan for the US HUD Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships programs. 
 
Approved an agreement to amend the existing Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperative, Comprehensive, and Continuing Transportation Planning, last approved on March 19, 2003, regarding the Cabarrus Rowan Metropolitan Planning Organization and to provide the organization structure needed to fulfill the requirements of 23 U.S.C. Sec. 134(b), N.C.G.S. Sec. 136-66.2 and N.C.G.S. Sec 136-200 through 136-2-2, inclusive. 
 
Awarded a bid to Altec Industries for a telescopic aerial truck for the Electric Department.
 
Awarded a bid for two substation power transformers to Virginia Transformer Corp for rebuilding of Substation I at the Water and Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County site.
 
Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Carolina Siteworks, Inc. to rehabilitate the eight-inch water line on Old Charlotte Road.
 
Recognized the Sapphire Hills Homeowners' Association into the City's Partnerships for Stronger Neighborhoods program.
 
Approved the acquisition of a 56.94 acre parcel located off Weddington Road Ext. (PIN 4599-24-1428) from Concord Kids, LLC and Ann D. Frische (Individually and as Member/Manager) for the site of Fire Station 11 and recreational improvements.
 
RCCC to host Small Business Resource Fair May 15
Connect with dozens of local and state organizations, agencies, and offices that offer free services for your business at the Small Business Resource Fair on Wednesday, May 15 at the Cabarrus County Government Center. The free mid-day event, that includes lunch, will bring to one location business assistance representatives and government office personnel to answer questions and distribute information business owners and prospective owners need to start, grow and succeed. Registration and more information is available at rccc.edu.
 
Union Street Live! returns May 16 – with a special celebration
Next Thursday, be sure to come out for the launch of the 2013 Union Street Live! concert series featuring The Tams. Come watch the show on Means Avenue between Union and Church Streets. The series continues all summer through September on the Third Thursday of each month from 6-9 p.m.
 
In March, Concord's historic Union Street was voted first place in the Great Main Street People's Choice competition! The North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NC) hosted the competition to celebrate great places in North Carolina, and the communities that sustain them. APA-NC will present Concord with its certificate at Union Street Live! on May 16, so we can enjoy this recognition at one of our favorite downtown celebrations!
 
Concord Housing to host writers' workshop
Yes, there really is a book in you! Make your voice heard, share your life experiences, and inspire others. Bring light to a certain cause, or simply leave a message for your children, grandchildren and future generations. Nellie A. Wosu, international author and speaker will present a two-day workshop on Wednesday and Thursday, May 22-23 at the Neighborhood Network Technology Center located at 265 Salem Street. Each day's sessions will begin at 4:00 p.m. and last until 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Zenobia Nelson at 704-920-6110. For more Housing Department events visit concordnc.gov.
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
May
5/16/2013 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
5/21/2013 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
5/28/2013 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
June
6/11/2013 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
6/13/2013 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
 
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