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Did you know the Planning and Neighborhood Development Department has a Small Business Liaison? A dedicated staff member will help guide you through the necessary steps, from start to finish, to make sure your new business complies with all City-related permits. Visit concordnc.gov to get started.
 
Highlights of the June 12 City Council Meeting
Please visit concordnc.gov to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.
 
Presented a retirement plaques to Edward Deese, 10 years of service, Aviation Department.
 

Presented the Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition Early Pioneers and Explorers Award to Fleet Services Director Daniel Nuckolls.

 
Received information on participating in the National Weather Service Turn Around Don't Drown® Program.
 

Conducted a public hearing pursuant to N.C. General Statute 159-12 to consider public comments relative to the FY 2014-2015 budget for the City of Concord, and adopted the budget as recommended.

 
Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance for annexation of one parcel of land owned by Cabarrus County Board of Education and one parcel of land owned by Douglas Martin Foster.
 
Opened a public hearing to consider annexation of two parcels of land owned by the Odell Volunteer Fire Department (parcel 1parcel 2), and continued the public hearing until July 10, 2014.
 
Received a presentation on the design status of the new City Hall from ADW Architects, and approved the exterior and interior schematic design to move forward with construction documents. Additionally approved closure and traffic plans for use on Cabarrus Avenue and Market Street during construction.
 
Accepted a Clean Fuel Advanced Technology grant to install electric vehicle charging stations and two electric vehicles.
 
Authorized applying for and accepting a $1.3 million NCDOT Division of Aviation State Aid to Airports grant to fund 90 percent of the cost to construct new parking lots at Concord Regional Airport, and adopted budget and capital project ordinances allocating the grant funds.
 
Adopted a resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a joint cooperation agreement supporting the continuation of the Cabarrus/Iredell/Rowan Housing Consortium.
 
Authorized the acquisition of property located at 256 Crowell Drive NW for $33,500 using Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.
 
Adopting an ordinance amending Chapter 18 of the Code of Ordinances to delete the Electronic Gaming Category.
 
Received a voluntary annexation petition and adopting a resolution tentatively setting a public hearing for annexation of a parcel of land owned by Richard Marion Starnes on July 10, 2014.
 
Made appointments/reappointments to various Boards and Commissions:
Helpful tips for yard waste collection
Concord residents enjoy weekly curbside collection of yard waste at no extra cost. Residents are asked to do their part by preparing yard waste for collection the right way. Grass clippings, leaves, and tree or shrubbery trimmings less than 12-inches in length must be placed in untied, clear plastic or biodegradable paper bags weighing less than 35 pounds. No dark or opaque plastic bags are permitted. As an alternative, personal containers (recommend 42 gallon max. size) with handles, clearly marked “Yard Waste Only” and weighing less than 35 pounds when full may be used. Visit concordnc.gov to learn more.
 
Union Street Live, featuring Jim Quick and Coastline
Historic Downtown Concord welcomes Jim Quick and Coastline to Union Street Live next Thursday, June 19. Come watch the show on Means Avenue between Union and Church Streets. The series continues all summer on the third Thursday of each month from 6-9 p.m. Visit concorddowntown.com for this summer’s concert schedule and more.
 
Laugh your way through the Art Walk
The community is invited to enjoy visual art displays and entertainment at Cabarrus Arts Council's latest Art Walk in Historic Downtown Concord on Friday, June 20 from 6-9 p.m. Galleries and shops display visual art and host artist demonstrations. Live music, refreshments, and artists provide fun for all ages. The Art Walk ushers in the latest exhibition at The Galleries, entitled Comic Relief. The exhibition, which runs through July 31, features whimsical, fun artwork and art techniques.
 
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.
 
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
17 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
19 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
July
8 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
10 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
 
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