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Did you know?
Did you know the City's Electric Systems department offers a rebate to residential customers who install qualified new or replacement heat pumps? For more information, please call 704-920-5335 or visit concordnc.gov.
 
Highlights of the July 11 City Council Meeting
Please visit concordnc.gov to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.
 
Presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Robert Steel recognizing his six years of service to the City of Concord Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Administered Oath of Office to newly appointed Historic Preservation Commission member Michael Simerly.
 
Recognized the Fleet Services department for receiving the 100 Best Fleets award for the fourth consecutive year.
 
Announced the Hector H. Henry, II Greenway (read below for details)
 
Authorized the City Manager to enter into two development agreements between the City of Concord and Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County to partner in constructing single family homes on lots located in the 300 block of Broad Street and 100 block of Princess Avenue using HOME funds.
 
Adopted ordinances to demolish structures located at 180 and 188 Corban Ave., W owned by Barber-Scotia College and directed staff to delay demolition until November 18, 2013.
 
Approved an offer to purchase the Webb Field/McInnis Pool property from Cabarrus County Board of Education and transfer ownership of 0.55 acres located just north of Coltrane-Webb School to
the Cabarrus County Board of Education.
 
Approved the revised NC Division of Environmental Assistance and Outreach (NCDEAO) Community Waste Reduction and Recycling grant proposal and adopted a budget ordinance for the grant, which funds new decorative recycling containers for downtown sidewalks.
 
Approved a street closure request from Charlotte Sports Cycling for the sixth annual Cabarrus Creamery Criterium Bike Race, day two of the thirteenth annual Crossroads Cycling Classic, to be held in Downtown Concord on Wednesday, July 31, and authorized City staff to provide in-kind services for the event.
 
Called for a public hearing on August 8, 2013 to consider an Economic Development Grant related to the expansion of business at Windshear, located on Ivey Cline Road in Concord.
 
Adopted a resolution urging Senator Fletcher Hartsell to work to remove any reference to the operation or control of the property related to Concord Regional Airport from the text of Senate Bill 81.
 
Appointed Mike O'Brien to serve on the Cabarrus County Public Library Board of Trustees.
 
Future greenway named in honor of Council Member Hector H. Henry, II
What will become the City of Concord's longest greenway project was named Thursday in honor of Council Member Dr. Hector H. Henry, II. Mayor Scott Padgett and Members of the City Council surprised Henry with the announcement added to the agenda for the July City Council meeting. Henry has served the City of Concord for over thirty years on the City Council. The future Hector H. Henry, II Greenway will follow the banks of the Rocky River fourteen miles through Concord. To learn more about the project and Council Member Henry, and to see photos from the announcement, visit concordnc.gov.
 
Summer 2013 City Circular and new Solid Waste Resource Guide coming soon
If you have not received it already, your Summer2013 issue of the City Circular will arrive very soon. The digital edition is available now, where 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, and every page.
 
Starting with this issue of the City Circular, we are bagging and mailing multiple City publications together as a way to reduce postage costs. The City Circular explains recent solid waste service improvements, and new Solid Waste Resource Guide provides an overview of the entire Solid Waste Services program. Also, be sure to look for your tear-out 2013-14 recycling calendar located inside the City Circular. We’re proud to offer these publications in print and on concordnc.gov, and look forward to serving you.
 
Union Street Live continues July 18 with the Too Much Sylvia
Next Thursday, be sure to come out for the third installment of the 2013 Union Street Live concert series featuring the Too Much Sylvia. 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.
 
State announces financial assistance for June 13 severe storm damage
Financial assistance is available to Cabarrus County residents and businesses owners whose property was damaged in the June 13 severe storms. A U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Center will open Thursday at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center located at 26032 Newt Road in Albemarle from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays through Thursday, July 18, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 14. The center will be closed Sunday, July 15. Loans up to $200,000 are available through the SBA to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed structures. Homeowners and renters also are eligible for loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property such as clothing, appliances, etc. Storm victims in the designated counties who do not qualify for a federal loan may be eligible for a state grant. More info at ncdps.gov.
 
NCDOT continues to assess roadways damaged from heavy rains
Several days of storms and heavy rains have compromised several roadways in the Charlotte region, resulting in closures and detours. The N.C. Department of Transportation has been assessing damage to determine necessary repairs and improvements. Bridge crews and maintenance crews will be working over the next few weeks to address needs at each location. Visit ncdot.gov for information about repairs to roadways in Cabarrus County and more.
 
Learn how your government works in Concord 101
The City of Concord is 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.
 
Chilly-Willy Wednesdays
Concord Parks and Recreation has fun summer programs for children ages 6-12 each Wednesday through August. So far, participants have learned and experimented with the powers of the sun at Solar Fun Day, designed and splattered tie dye shirts and canvas at Bright As The Sky Tie Dye, and carved and eaten plenty of watermelon at Watermelon Wednesday.
 
On Wednesday, July 17 the group will splash around on Super Soaking Summer Day with activities such as: a slip-and-slide challenge course, water relays and plenty of water balloon launching at Dorton Park. Chilly-Willy Wednesday programs are 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, and the fee is $10 each week ($5 City resident discount available). Find out more at concordparksandrec.org.
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
July
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
August
8/6/2013 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
8/8/2013 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
 
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