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Did you know?
Did you know the City's utility payment drive-through remains during construction of the new City Hall? Market Street SW has been converted to a one-way street, with the drive-through being accessible coming from Barbrick Avenue SW. The drive-through is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Visit concordnc.gov for more information about utility payment options.
 
Highlights of the October 9 City Council Meeting
Please visit concordnc.gov to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.
 
Presented a Proclamation recognizing October 18, 2014 as Kilah Davenport Day
 
Presented ElectriCities Public Power Awards of Excellence to City staff members.
 
Recognized Housing Director Angela Graham, for her outstanding leadership and dedication as President of Carolinas Council of Housing, Redevelopment, and Codes Officials for the year 2013 - 2014. 
 
Recognized Water Resources staff for receiving the medium sized Collection System of the Year Award from NC AWWA-WEA.

Conducted a public hearing and approved a
request to rezone property with strict conditions located at 375 Pitts School Road from Residential Village (RV) to Conditional District Light Commercial (CDC-1) for the development of internet used car sales and a live-work unit.    
 
Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance approving a development agreement with Walton North Carolina, LLC.   
 
Authorized staff to submit a grant proposal on behalf of Clearwater Artist Studios to ArtPlace America.  
 
Authorized the City Manager to accept and award a bid to Newton's Fire and Safety Equipment for the purchase of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, manufactured by Mine Safety Appliance.   
 
Authorized the City Manager to execute the second amendment to Contract 11-00285 dated August 23, 2010 between the City of Charlotte and the City of Concord for development and maintenance of the Metrolina Regional Model.
 
Accepted various NCDOT block grant funding totaling $5,370,000 for Concord Regional Airport, and awarded contracts with Talbert, Bright, and Ellington, Inc. and GLF Construction Corporation for design, bidding, and construction of the South Development Area and airfield improvements.
 
Received a voluntary annexation petition and adopted a resolution setting a public hearing on November 13, 2014 for annexation of a parcel of land owned by Vickie Dinkins-Clowers, located within the Hallstead Subdivision.
 
Designated Council Member Parsley as voting delegate and Council Member Small as alternate voting delegate for the NC League of Municipalities Annual Business Meeting to be held Monday, October 13.
 
Approved a request from the Cabarrus Events Association for in-kind services related to the 86th annual Concord Christmas Parade on November 22.
 
Citizens invited to provide feedback to the City of Concord
The City of Concord is asking citizens to evaluate municipal services as well as their quality of life through the 2014 Customer Satisfaction Survey. The City hopes to gain feedback on a variety of topics such as municipal services, facilities, and how to best communicate with citizens. The survey will also assess specific functions, such as improved staffing levels in the Customer Care Center and the effectiveness of wireless location technology used for yard and bulky waste collection. The survey is available at concordnc.gov and in hard copy until Sunday, November 23. Visit concordnc.gov to learn more and get started.
 
Community members join the ranks of NWF Habitat Stewards
In September, 21 people completed Habitat Steward Training, hosted by the Concord Wildlife Alliance. The National Wildlife Federation program educates individuals on multiple aspects of the environment, with an intense focus on creating certified wildlife habitats in various landscapes. In addition to 24 hours of instruction, the program provides Habitat Stewards access to reference materials for continuing their education, as well as local contacts who are experts in their fields. The new Habitat Stewards committed to volunteering at least 30 hours within the year following their training, and will be able to help achieve Going Wild Over Concord. City of Concord coworkers Keith Barnes, Brandy Colon, and Mandy Smith-Thompson were among those who completed the program. See a class photo on the City's Flickr photostream.
 
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 concordparksandrec.org 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 concordparksandrec.org 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.
 
October
November
11 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
 
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