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Did you know that the Engineering Department typically makes the first contact with property owners on behalf of the City when pursuing easement acquisitions?  The City's right-of-way agent contacts property owners, explains property needs, and facilitates the necessary paperwork. Learn more about the engineering department at
New Sunday Bus Service Begins October 6, 2013
Rider Transit’s new Sunday service will begin operating Sunday, October 6, along all seven routes throughout Concord and Kannapolis. Passengers will now have access to employment opportunities, medical facilities, shopping, local restaurants and church services seven days a week. Weekend service will run from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and staff will be available on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for over-the-phone or in-person assistance at the Transit Center. Rider Transit staff will be celebrating the launch of the new service during various outreach activities. Teams will be at the Transit Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, October 4, at the Walmart in the Northlite Shopping Center from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, and at the Transit Center from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 6. For more information and news schedules, visit
Concord Fire & Life Safety Reminds Residents to 'Prevent Kitchen Fires’
In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, from October 6-12 Concord Fire & Life Safety will join forces with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Domino’s Pizza to remind local residents to ‘Prevent Kitchen Fires.' Anyone who orders a Domino’s pizza during this week may be randomly selected and surprised at the door when their pizza is delivered. Concord Fire & Life Safety will check smoke alarms at the home. If the smoke alarms are working, the pizza is free! If the smoke alarm is not working, firefighters will replace the batteries and/or smoke alarm and leave the home with a fully functioning fire safety device. Fire Educators will also visit area neighborhoods during the month of October to remind citizens that leaving cooking unattended and other unsafe kitchen practices are a recipe for disaster. For more information on the National Fire Prevention Week campaigns visit the NFPA website.
Concord celebrates Public Power Week October 6-12
The City of Concord will celebrate Public Power Week October 6 through 12, along with more than 2,000 other utilities that collectively provide electricity on a not-for-profit basis to 46 million Americans. Concord Electric Systems customers are invited to drop by City Hall, located at 26 Union Street South, during the month of October to receive valuable information on how to save energy and ways to lower utility bills. Customers who visit City Hall will be given an opportunity to register for a chance to win a complete Home Energy Conservation Kit. These kits will be given away each Friday for 4 weeks beginning October 11, 2013 through November 1, 2013. Watch the video Pride in Public Power to learn more about the benefits of public power utilities. For more information call 704-920-5555.
CDC says “Take 3” actions to fight the Flu, local flu shot clinics available
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention promotes three actions you can take to fight the flu, including a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most-important step. Visit to learn more about upcoming flu shot clinics for veterans and seniors, and learn more about flu prevention at
Concord Library Offers programs in October for Business Start Ups
The Concord Public Library has two great programs during the month of October for individuals who are considering starting a business. How to Develop a Business Plan, will be held on Tuesday, October 22nd from 6:30 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. The second program - How to Develop a Business Funding Proposal will be held on Tuesday October 29th from 6:30 p.m. until 7:45 p.m.  Both programs are free, please register in advance by calling 704-920-2053. These programs are being presented by Charlotte SCORE, chapter #47. Click here for additional information. 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Fall 2013 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.
Until further notice, the City of Concord Parks and Recreation's three gyms will be open only while natural light is available due to a malfunction in the lighting system at all three facilities. Lighting at the City's Academy, Hartsell, and Logan Recreation Center gyms will not be used until the lighting manufacturer recommends and implements a solution. Visit for more information.
Bricks 4 Kidz
Reinforce essential preschool skills with a fun, new approach based on the time-tested popularity of LEGO® bricks! Each week children build an engaging model based on the letter of the week, while practicing essential preschool skills including letter recognition, counting, fine motor skills, and more. Meets Mondays, 9:30-10:15 a.m. at Academy Recreation Center (Session II:   10/7-28 Activity # 1144.313). Registration fee is $40 per four-week session; $5 City resident discount available.
Adult Kickball Tournament
Revisit your youth and register for the Second Annual United Way Kickball Tournament at WW Flowe Park November 9-10. Registration is $110 per team and is available the entire month of October. Each team is guaranteed two games. The tournament will include men’s and coed divisions, and participants must be age 16 and older. Teams can register online 24/7 or at the Academy Recreation Center weekdays from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. 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.
8 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
22 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
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