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Did you know?
Did you know reusable containers can be used for yard waste in place of paper and clear bags? Yard waste containers (recommend maximum size is 42 gallons) should have handles, be clearly marked “Yard Waste Only” and weigh less than 35 pounds when full. Choosing reusable containers creates less waste and saves money. Learn more about residential yard waste collection at concordnc.gov.
  

Wishing you a safe and happy Independence Day
In observance of Independence Day, City of Concord offices will be closed on Friday, July 4. Garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection by Waste Pro will operate on a normal schedule for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday customers next week. However, these items will be collected on a one-day delay for Friday customers. All customers are asked to place yard waste at the curb by 6 a.m. on Monday, June 30. All yard waste will be collected by the end of the day Thursday, July 3. Visit concordnc.gov for information about other City service changes next week.
 
Concord's excellence in financial reporting recognized for 25th consecutive year
For the twenty-fifth consecutive year, the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Concord by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The most recent certificate was for the comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013. The CAFR is produced by the City's Finance Department accounting team, comprised of Finance Director Pam Hinson, Accounting Manager Jessica Jones, Finance Manager Karen Broadway, and Accountants Dana Hood, Karen McCall, Kristin Roe, and Leigh Ann Sells. Each year, the CAFR is judged by an impartial panel according to the high standards of the program. More details on this achievement at concordnc.gov.
 
Concord Firefighters present check to Muscular Dystrophy Association
On Wednesday, the Concord Fire Department and the Cabarrus Professional Firefighters Association Local 3393 presented a check for $30,008.62 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Firefighters and the MDA are celebrating 60 years of partnership in Fill the Boot. Recently retired Concord Fire Captain R.D. Faggart is currently serving as president of the Cabarrus Professional Firefighters Association and led the local Fill the Boot campaign. MDA Fundraising Coordinator Barbara Hawk and Bryson Foster, former MDA National Goodwill Ambassador were present to receive the check from Faggart and Fire Chief Ray Allen.
 
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.
 
3F Program offers Family Friendly Fun for just $10
The 3F Program is designed for families seeking fun together outdoors. This series will focus on teambuilding, creative exercises, and outdoor adventures. The series will conclude with a non-violent "Hunger Games-style" challenge course, based on what we learn throughout the summer. Please contact Taylor Morris with questions at 704-920-5616 or morrist@concordnc.gov. Meets occasional Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. at varied parks. Pre-registration required, fee is $10 per family (up to 5 members) per activity date. Next session: Extreme Team - Join us as we celebrate our strengths as one! We will participate in a variety of teambuilding activities and have a whole lot of fun! Tuesday, July 1 at Beverly Hills Park, 631 Miramar Street, NE.
 
Streetlight 5k and Frolic coming soon
Families are invited Downtown for the Streetlight 5K and Frolic on Friday, July 11. The Downtown festival begins at 6:00 p.m. with family amusements and live music by Watts Left. Following a one-mile fun run at 7, the Streetlight 5K begins at 7:30 p.m. Pre-registration is available until July 4 for $15. Race-day registration is $20. The 5K starts and finishes on Means Avenue and the course follows the McEachern Greenway and Downtown Connector. More information and online registration are available at concordparksandrec.org
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
July
8 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
 
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