Did you know?
Did you know the Transportation Department updates long-range plans on an annual basis? Visit to learn about future transportation improvements.
Tree Lighting Ceremony and parade next weekend!
Mark your calendars for a weekend of fun and festivity starting with the City of Concord's sixteenth annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 22. Sponsored by Carolinas HealthCare System and Uwharrie Bank, the annual event will once again feature family entertainment, Santa, and fireworks! Activities begin at 5:30 and the Tree Lighting and fireworks are planned for 7:30. Visit to learn more.
Highlights of the November 14 City Council Meeting
Please visit to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.
Presented the quarterly Shining STAR Award to Police Sergeant VaShon Clark. On August 13, 2013, Clark was the first to respond to a possible prescription medication overdose. He arrived to find the subject not breathing and without a pulse, and began to administer CPR, successfully resuscitating the person. Medical personnel later credited Clark with playing a major role in saving the person's life, since he was able to begin CPR before the arrival of other responders.
Presented the 2013 Productivity Improvement Award to the Finance and Police departments. Although this award typically goes to a single department or workgroup, equally significant enhancements by the Finance and Police departments were both deserving of recognition this year. Congratulations to the Finance Department's Customer Service team, and the Police Department's Telephone Reporting Unit. Visit the City Hall Blog to learn more.
Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance for the annexation of two parcels of land owned by MI Homes of Charlotte, LLC.
Conducted a public hearing and adopted the FY-14 PIP schedule for the City's Capital Improvement Program.
Received a staff presentation of the site plan for a dog park along Weddington Road at the Rocky River and Hector H. Henry II Greenway, Exit 49 Phase, authorized staff to apply for Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) and Carolina Thread Trail Grants for construction and trail development.
Awarded Neighborhood Matching Grants to: (1) $3,000 - Glen Grove Neighborhood; (2) $2,000 - Yates Meadow Homeowners' Association; (3) $975 - Zemosa Acres Homeowners' Association; (4) $3,000 - Kings Crossing Homeowners Association; (5) $3,000 - Afton Village Homeowners' Association; (6) $2,325 - Roberta Farms Property Owners' Association; (7) $3,000 - Brandon Ridge Homeowners' Association; (8) $2,467.50 - Carriage Downs Property Owners' Association.
Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a construction contract with Carolina Siteworks for construction services relating to phase two of the ClearWater Artist Studios parking improvements.
Requested a committee to study what process is needed to promote and manage a Downtown public art program.
Adopted an ordinance to allow all-day on-street parking in the marked spaces on Spring Street between Cabarrus and Corban Avenues.
Called for a public hearing on the extension of the Annexation Agreement with the City of Kannapolis.
Appointed Mark Antoszyk and Debbie Medlin to the Board of Adjustment, and Terry Crawford to the Planning and Zoning Commission.


Monday loose leaf collection next week
Solid Waste’s annual loose leaf collection season continues through January 31. Due to volume and logistical challenges, loose leaves are normally collected from each area every 3-4 weeks. Bagged leaves are collected on a weekly basis on the same day as your garbage.
Customers on the MONDAY garbage collection routes must have leaves at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday, November 18 for crews to collect them during the second collection cycle. Download the 2013-14 schedule at
Community input requested on regional hazard mitigation plan
As part of a regional effort to reduce vulnerability to natural disasters, the City of Concord is requesting public feedback on natural disaster risk and preparedness. This feedback will assist the efforts of the City of Concord and Cabarrus, Stanly, and Union counties to combine respective local natural hazard mitigation plans into one regional plan. A brief survey provides the public an opportunity to share opinions and participate in the regional planning process. Responses will help the planning team to better understand the region's hazard concerns, which can lead to mitigation activities and help lessen the impact of future hazard events. Learn more at or click here to take the survey.
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.
Saturday Yoga
Asanas (postures), breathing, stretching, and meditation to help you feel flexible and relaxed. Wear comfortable clothes. Meets Saturdays at Academy Recreation Center from 9-10 a.m.; 12/7 – 1/18 (no class 12/28). Fee per six-week session is $20, $5 City resident discount available. More information and registration available at
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
19 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment special meeting
10 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
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