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Did you know?
Did you know that National Night Out is celebrated the first Tuesday in August? On August 6, neighborhoods across the nation will join together to take a stand against crime. To learn more about the National Night Out movement, visit nno.org. Visit concordnc.gov for information on local NNO events and how to register.
 
Independence Day holiday schedule information
In observance of Independence Day, City of Concord offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4. Garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection by Waste Pro will operate on a normal schedule for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday customers, and a one-day delay for Thursday and Friday customers. However, all customers are asked to place yard waste at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday, July 1. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Customer service improvements for solid waste program begin July 8
Since unveiling every-other-week recycling and fully automated garbage and recycling collection in 2011, the City of Concord has saved millions of dollars each year and improved your weekly disposal. Beginning July 8, the City of Concord is adjusting a few customer procedures to make collecting residential waste more customer-friendly and efficient. Calling in to schedule bulky item collection will no longer be required. Instead, all items (garbage, recycling, yard waste, and bulky waste) should be placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your collection day. Look for a new Solid Waste Resource Guide in the mail soon for more details.
 
Stay in the know with Blackboard Connect™
The City of Concord can disseminate time-sensitive information by phone, text, or email to citizens in minutes using the Blackboard Connect System. Residents with published landline phone numbers are automatically in the system. You have the ability to update your information in our system to add secondary phone numbers, cell phone numbers, and more so you can be sure to receive information from the City during an emergency. Click here to update your information now, and click here for more information about Blackboard Connect.
 
Seniors can have fun while being healthy at Fit 'n Silver
Exercise is important to keep seniors moving and active. The Concord Housing Department will host a free exercise class for seniors in July and August. Fit 'n Silver is a one-hour class for seniors who wants to ease into an exercise program. The class is designed to increase energy, reduce joint stiffness, improve flexibility, and increase strength and balance while keeping participants motivated, smiling, and primed for everyday activities. Hosted by the City of Concord Housing Department, “Fit N’ Silver” is one of several exercise classes sponsored by the Cabarrus Health Alliance’s Healthy Lives, Healthy Futures program. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 at the Neighborhood Network Technology Center located at 265 Salem Street. For more information, contact Zenobia Nelson at 704-920-6110.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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. 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.
 
July
7/9/2013 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
7/11/2013 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
7/16/2013 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
7/18/2013 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
7/23/2013 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
 
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