Did you know?
Did you know City of Concord coworkers team up with recognized neighborhoods to clean up City streets twice each year? This spring, we removed 357 bags of litter from the roadside, making our City more beautiful and decreasing the risk for water pollution and wildlife entanglement.
City Manager recommends FY2013-14 budget
Concord City Manager Brian Hiatt presented his fiscal year 2013-14 budget recommendation to the Concord City Council at a special meeting on Wednesday, May 29. The City-wide budget totals $213,386,710 for all funds, including utilities and various special revenue funds. The recommended General Fund budget, where the primary funding sources are property and sales tax receipts, is $68,960,872. Hiatt recommended the tax rate remain at 48 cents per 100 dollars of valuation. To learn more, visit
Paper towels and flushable wipes: how flushable are they?
Out of sight, out of mind—that’s what most of us think about what goes down the household toilet. For most home owners this is true, but not always—and you would be surprised at what is becoming the biggest cause of sewer spills and back-ups: paper products other than toilet paper. Three of the City of Concord’s twenty three pump stations have already been affected by paper towels and wipes. In one instance, one of the pumps was so impacted with wipes that it stopped working. Another was only running at 60 percent of its capacity. Had the pump not been repaired in time, about 1,000 households could have had a severe problem to deal with. Learn more about this problem on WBTV News tonight at 5 and 7.
Check out Historic Downtown Concord on NC Weekend
Historic Downtown Concord is featured on this week's episode of UNC-TV's North Carolina Weekend. In addition, the show grabs some air at Hexagon Wake Park in Benson, visits Discovery Place Kids in Rockingham, samples wine at Gregory Vineyards in Angier, and Deborah Holt Noel checks out all the things to do in Wrightsville Beach. Tune in tonight on UNC-TV at 8:30 p.m. or visit to watch on-demand.
Downtown Ambassador program seeks volunteers
The Concord Downtown Development Corporation has officially launched a new program that gets folks involved in their community and adds charm to a visit to Historic Downtown Concord. It's the Downtown Concord Ambassador Program. Downtown ambassadors will volunteer at events that draw large groups of visitors to downtown Concord, typically working two-hour shifts at a time. Ambassadors are rewarded at the end of their shifts with discounts and coupons from downtown Concord businesses. For more information, visit
Hamilton recognized for commitment to exceeding customer expectations
Concord Assistant City Manager Merl Hamilton received the 2013 Tony Plummer Excellence in Service Award Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Speedway officials created the Plummer award to honor someone committed to exceeding the customer's expectations and success in that pursuit. The award is named for Tony Plummer, who worked as a Windstream technician for 43 years - a large portion of which he serviced the speedway's account - before passing away last March. Hamilton has worked with the speedway for a dozen years both in his current role and previously as the Chief of Police. Learn more at
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Summer 2013 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.
Youth soccer registration
Soccer registration for youth ages 3 to 15 begins June 1 and continue through June 30. Registration is available at one of the three recreation centers weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or any time at Registration is $30 for City residents and $50 for non-residents. For more information, visit or call 704-920-5618.
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
6/11/2013 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
6/13/2013 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
6/18/2013 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
6/20/2013 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
6/25/2013 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
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