Did you know?
Did you know lawn irrigation using the City's water system is only permitted on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays? Keep this in mind while feeding and seeding lawns this fall, and visit to learn more.
City of Concord's United Way campaign events to benefit community
With October races around the corner, the City of Concord's coworker-led campaign to benefit member agencies of United Way of Central Carolinas and United Way of Central Carolinas - Cabarrus is preparing to shift into high gear. Upcoming events include the barbecue chicken lunch on October 17, the United Way Kickball Tournament November 8 and 9, and the pancake breakfast on November 12. Proceeds from all events make a difference locally. Visit for additional details about the 2014 campaign events.
Burrage Road bridge update
Progress on the Burrage Road Bridge replacement project is proceeding on schedule. This week, contractor Blythe Development Company completed the task of installing the slabs that make up the deck of the bridge. While this causes the project to look substantially complete, several months of work remain on the bridge as well as the surrounding roadway and sidewalks. City Transportation staff is also coordinating the rehabilitation of Burrage Road between Lake Concord Road and the bridge replacement project, which will include replacing the existing concrete surface with asphalt. Coordination of the two projects will allow for replacement of the original concrete surface with minimal additional disruption. For more information about this project, please contact Deputy Engineering Director Rick Blat at 704-920-5425 or
Learn more about becoming a poll worker for the November 4 election
Beyond campaigns and high-tech voting machines is a group of individuals who make elections happen—poll workers. In Cabarrus County, it takes approximately 350-400 people to run the 46 polling locations throughout our neighborhoods. Cabarrus County Board of Elections is asking residents to consider applying to work local polling stations for the upcoming general election that takes place on Tuesday, November 4. Learn more at
Concord Wildlife Alliance to host guest speaker October 7
On Tuesday, October 7, the Concord Wildlife Alliance will host Jill Palmer of the Mecklenburg Audubon Society, who will talk about the Brown-Headed Nuthatch Project. Learn more about CWA and how to help these special feathered neighbors find good homes. CWA holds free, educational public meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at McGill Baptist Church (5300 Poplar Tent Road). Additional information is available at or
Just two weeks left until the next Big Sweep
In just a few hours, you can make a big difference during one of many North Carolina Big Sweep litter cleanups! The Concord Wildlife Alliance is organizing a cleanup in Concord along Academy Branch. Meet other volunteers at ClearWater Artist Studios, 223 Crowell Drive NW, on Saturday, October 11 at 10:00 a.m. Snacks will be available following the cleanup. For more information, please visit, or contact Lynn Tesh at or 704-425-8718.
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Fall 2014 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.
Haunted Halloween art parties
These classes are sure to make your Halloween spooktacular! Participants will use acrylic paints on canvas to create a spooky Halloween scene. Each class features a different Halloween theme so be sure to sign up multiple times! All materials required for this class will be provided with a $10 materials fee. Classes for teens and adults available for just $35 ($5 City resident discount available). Visit for themes, times, and location.
5 Alarm 5K and Fun Run planned for Saturday, November 1
Race will begin and end on Means Avenue in Historic Downtown Concord, and run on the McEachern Greenway and the Downtown Connector. There will also be activities for children during the 5K on Union Street. $15 pre-registration is available at or at the Academy Recreation Center until Friday, October 24. Race day registration is $20.  Pre-registered runners are guaranteed a T-shirt and goodie bag.
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
7 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
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