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Did you know?
Did you know that cross-court basketball is available at Hartsell Recreation Center every Tuesday and Thursday between 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m.? Hartsell Recreation Center is located at 60 Hartsell School Road SW. For more information, call 704-920-5602.
 
Learn how your government works in Concord 101
The City of Concord is now accepting applications for Concord 101, an annual course designed for citizens to learn about their local government. The free fourteen-week session begins August 27 and culminates with a graduation ceremony in December. Residents of Concord age 18 and older are invited to submit an application by August 3. Class size is limited to 30 participants. City staff members will conduct weekly classes from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. Citizens will get a first-hand look at what it takes to run City services such as solid waste, water, police, fire, parks and recreation, and much more. More information, the application, and the class schedule are available at concordnc.gov.
 
Concord Fire and Life Safety to hold Career Day open house June 8
Looking for a challenging career with excellent potential and great benefits? The Concord Department of Fire and Life Safety is hosting its annual Career Day open house at Fire Station 3 (100 Warren C. Coleman Boulevard), on Saturday, June 8 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the department, meet firefighters, tour facilities, see equipment, and find out what it is like to be a firefighter. Find out more at concordnc.gov.
 
CFLS specialized rescue services certified by state-wide organization
The North Carolina Association of Rescue and EMS recently certified Concord's Department of Fire and Life Safety in eight specialized areas of rescue services. In achieving these certifications, the department has demonstrated compliance with state-wide equipment and training standards in specific disciplines. For more information, visit concordnc.gov.
 
Local area experiences flooding from recent weather events
The 2013 hurricane season got off to a quick start with Tropical Storm Andrea already impacting the east coast. This storm's main impact has been flooding, especially considering the recent rainy weather that has saturated the ground. Visit the City Hall Blog to learn more about flood-prone areas in the City and cabarruscounty.us for preparation tips and information.
 
Cabarrus County offers summer relief for senior citizens
Adults ages 60 and older, who live in Cabarrus County and do not have central air-conditioning, may pick up a free fan at the Concord or Mount Pleasant locations of the Senior Center as part of the Cool Breeze Heat Relief Program. Pick up fans Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit cabarruscounty.us.
 
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. Learn more about this problem on WBTV.com.
 
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. Hiatt recommended the tax rate remain at 48 cents per 100 dollars of valuation. The City Council budget workshop is planned for the June 11 work session at 4:00 p.m., and a public hearing is scheduled for the June 13 regular session at 6:00. To learn more, visit concord.gov.
 
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 continues 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 concordparksandrec.org. Registration is $30 for City residents and $50 for non-residents. For more information, visit concordparksandrec.org or call 704-920-5618.
 
Streetlight 5K returns
Parks and Recreation's Streetlight 5K and Frolic returns on the evening of Friday, July 12! Families will fill the streets of Historic Downtown Concord for some hot summer fun, playing, and an outdoor concert. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Union Street. Following a one-mile fun run at 7:00 p.m., the Streetlight 5K begins at 7:30 p.m. Pre-registration is available until July 5 for $15. Race-day registration is $20. The 5K starts and finishes on Means Avenue and the course follows the McEachern Greenway and Downtown Connector. More information and online registration is available at concordparksandrec.org. During and after the Streetlight 5K, children ages 4-12 can compete on obstacle courses and relays or just have fun on the amusements. At 8:00, we’ll crank up the volume with Watts Left, who delivers classic rock with a Southern flair (what they call Southern Fried Classic Rock).
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
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
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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