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Did you know?
Did you know the Traffic Services Division of Concord's Transportation Department maintains, installs, and manages over 15,000 traffic signs, and fabricates all street blades and specialty signs in-house? Signs are evaluated on retroreflectivity, insuring they are bright and easy to read at night. Special signage and devices on City streets provide enhanced safety and real time information, including: pedestrian safety and crash prevention, overhead information signs, pavement markers, signage/traffic control for special events, and construction projects and detours. Learn more about the Transportation Department at concordnc.gov/Transportation.
 
Fire Department's Career Day TOMORROW!
The Concord Fire Department is hosting its annual Career Day open house at Fire Station 3 (100 Warren C. Coleman Boulevard), on Saturday, June 7 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The event kicks off the 2014-15 firefighter recruitment process. Career Day provides the opportunity for interested applicants to learn more about the department, meet firefighters, tour facilities, see equipment, and find out what it is like to be a firefighter. Visit concordnc.gov for a flyer and to learn more.
 
Recycling Downtown is easy
Have you noticed the new blue and green waste containers in Historic Downtown Concord? The new receptacles have a two-fold purpose – in reducing waste by diverting some trash to recycling, and reducing litter by providing the receptacles in a variety of locations throughout the Downtown area. Each receptacle has two clearly labeled bins, one green bin for trash and one blue bin for recyclable materials. The same things you can recycle at home can be recycled Downtown, it's that easy! Learn more at concordnc.gov.
 
Budget workshop and public hearing scheduled for next week
Concord City Manager Brian Hiatt presented his fiscal year 2014-15 budget recommendation to the Mayor and City Council at a special meeting on Tuesday, May 27. The City-wide budget totals $216,784,204 and the recommended General Fund budget is $71,577,540. The City Council will hold at least one budget workshop on Tuesday, June 10 and a public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, June 12 during the regular City Council meeting. Visit concordnc.gov for details.
 
Municipal Building repair continues, main entrance to reopen
Work to remedy a moisture intrusion problem affecting the foundation of the Municipal Building at 26 Union Street S is progressing on schedule. The project requires closing and excavating the sidewalk directly in front of the Municipal Building. During this time, all Downtown businesses will be able to remain open. However, a detour is established to take pedestrians across Union Street and back, so they can safely access all businesses on either side of the work zone. The first phase of the project is nearly complete, and the main building entrance is expected to reopen sometime during the day Monday, June 9. Work will continue for two more weeks, visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Summer 2014 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.
 
McEachern Greenway pedestrian bridge now open
Work to replace tread boards on the McEachern Greenway pedestrian bridge is complete. Concord Parks and Recreation reopened the bridge at 3:30 on Friday, June 6. We thank you for your patience during this needed maintenance.
 
Yoga in the park
Bring the body and mind into harmony with nature through subtle yoga movements. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat, water, and beach towel. Arrive 15 minutes before class to register. Meets most Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. at Dorton Park Shelter 3 (arrive by 5:45 to register on site).  Ages 13 and up, $3 per class. Class schedule and more details at concordparksandrec.org.
 
Cool off at the McInnis Aquatics Center
The John F. McInnis Aquatics Center is now open weekends, and this summer's weekday hours begin Monday, June 16. During the season the pool offers open swim for the community at a minimum fee, water aerobics, and swimming lessons for both youth and adults. For hours and more information on programs please visit concordparksandrec.org.
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
June
10 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
 
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