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Did you know the City Clerk is one of the few local government officials who may administer oaths of office? An oath of office is the only oath a municipal clerk may administer pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes § 11-7.1 unless the clerk is also a notary public.
 
Sargent honored for lifetime achievement in human resources
City of Concord Human Resources Director Jeannine Sargent recently received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the North Carolina chapter of the International Personnel Management Association (NC-IPMA) during the organization’s annual conference held in Raleigh. Sargent has been the Human Resources Director for the City of Concord since 2004, and holds Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) certifications. To learn more, visit concordnc.gov.
 
Sewer line rehabilitation planned for July 22 and evenings beginning July 23
Upcoming sewer line rehabilitation work will require several closures in the center-city area next week. A one-day road closure is planned for streets near the intersection of Spring Street NW and Franklin Avenue NW on Monday, July 22. The City's contractor will be working in the intersection to rehabilitate two sections of sewer pipe.
 
Beginning the evening of Tuesday, July 23, utility crews will work on lines under several Downtown Concord streets. The work is planned between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the nights of July 23-26 and July 29-30. No streets will be closed, but crews will close lanes around their work areas.
 
Motorists traveling through these areas should exercise caution and follow posted detour routes. Residents within closure areas will have access to their driveways. The closure is part of the Water Resources Department's annual sewer lining contract, the process of rehabilitating existing sewer lines with minimal public disruption. For more information on work location and detours, visit concordnc.gov
 
Observer News profiles Concord’s waste collection and recycling enhancements
Earlier this month, the City made adjustments to a few customer procedures to make collecting residential waste more customer-friendly and efficient. The main difference is that customers no longer need to schedule pickups of bulky waste items. Customers can simply place items at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on their normal collection day.  The observer news profiles these improvements as well as the sustainability initiative partnership between the City and Coca-Cola -Recycle to Win program.  Read more here.
 
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. Next meeting is on Wednesday, July 24th – 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, and the fee is $10 each week ($5 City resident discount available).
 
Throw-Down Thursday’s
Participants enjoy treasure hunting, scavenger hunting or even just hiking while geocaching. Next meeting is Thursday August 1st, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at W.W. Flowe Park.
 
Outdoor Explorers
Children ages 6 – 12 can explore the outdoors in a fun and playful way while learning about the creatures that live there. Next meeting is Tuesday, July 23rd, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at Hartsell Park. Find out more at concordparksandrec.org or call (704) 920-5601.
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
July
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
8/15/2013 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
8/20/2013 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
 
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