Did you know?
Did you know over 486,000 passengers used Rider Transit in 2014, eclipsing the previous annual ridership record of 448,000? Service changes took effect on December 1, which has improved Rider's on time performance and opened up service to new areas. Rider is looking forward to topping the half million mark in 2015! If you've never tried Rider Transit before, make it one of your New Year's resolutions; get started at
Highlights of the January 8 City Council Meeting
Please visit to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.
Presented retirement plaques to:
  • Allen Scott - 18 years of service, Solid Waste Services
  • Edna Ferrell - 27 years of service, Finance
  • James Gaydon - 29 years of service, Fire
Received a presentation regarding the Police Department's participation in the SHIFT group mentoring program.
Conducted a public hearing and adopted the 2015 Revision of the City of Concord Comprehensive Transportation Plan.
Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance amending Articles 1 and 3 of the Concord Development Ordinance (CDO) to revise procedures relative to rezonings and public hearings.
Conducted a public hearing and adopted amendments to the Historic Preservation Commission Handbook.
Approved the restoration of a historic World War I-era cannon originally donated by the French Government to Cabarrus Black Boys Chapter of the DAR, and later presented to the community by the chapter; directed the City Manager to investigate the feasibility of establishing a permanent display of the cannon at the veterans memorial at the corner of Union Street N and Killarney Avenue NE.
Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a development agreement with Willow Oaks Crossing, LLC for upsize of a sewer main for the Willow Oaks site development on George Liles Parkway and Weddington Road.
Established Tuesday, February 3 starting at 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, February 4 starting at 8:00 a.m. as the dates and times for the 2015 Mayor/Council/Staff Planning Session.
Appointed Lea Halloway to the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC).
Signed the petition to restore the NC Historic Preservation Tax Credits program. Numerous projects in Concord have been possible due to this program, including the current Church Street Lofts redevelopment. Sign the petition today at 



Notice: Cabarrus County Tax Listings 2015
The Cabarrus County Tax Assessor has opened its regular listing period from January 1 through January 31, 2015. Every person, firm, or corporation owning taxable personal property or that has made changes to their real estate must list during the regular listing period as required by North Carolina law. Please visit for more information about the listing period and several tax relief and exclusion programs.
Does an easement exist on my property?
The City of Concord Water Resources Department provides water and wastewater (sewer) services via a distribution network that includes pipes, manholes, pump and lift stations, water towers, and treatment plants. An easement is an area where the City of Concord has the right to enter, maintain, clear, repair, inspect, improve, renovate, and replace facilities within this distribution network. The Water Resources Department has put together a helpful brochure to help you find out if you have an easement on your property and why this is important to know, at
Thursday loose leaf collection next week
Solid Waste’s annual loose leaf collection season continues next week with the final opportunity for residents on the Thursday garbage collection route. Residents in this area must have leaves at the curb by 6 a.m. on Monday, January 12 for crews to collect them during the third collection cycle. Bagged leaves are collected year-round on a weekly basis, on the normal garbage and recycling collection day. Learn more and download the 2014-15 schedule at
Public Safety Academy application deadline is just a few weeks away
Space is still available for the City of Concord’s eleventh Citizen Public Safety Academy. The course will allow citizens to learn about the functions of Concord’s public safety departments, meet staff, and help evaluate services. Deadline for applications is January 27, 2015. The ten-week academy will begin February 3, 2015 and end on April 7. Consecutive classes will be held each Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information or to download an application, visit
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Spring 2015 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.
Youth diamond sports registration underway
Youth baseball and softball registration, for ages 3 to 16, ends January 31. You can register at one of the three recreation centers weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or any time at Registration is $30 for City of Concord residents and $50 for non-residents. For more information, visit our website or call 704-920-5600.
Summer camp registration starts next week
Parks and Recreation staff are gearing up for another summer of the Summer Playground (6-10 years) and Camp GoneAlot (11-13 years) programs. Each day camp series lasts eight weeks, beginning June 22 and ending August 14, meeting weekdays from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Registration for returning campers opens Wednesday, January 14, and new campers registration begins February 4. Visit for more information.
Couch to 5K Challenge
This group training and exercise program is designed to encourage, motivate, and challenge the individual to compete with his/her peers.  No running experience is necessary.  The final goal is to run the Bunny Run 5K on April 4. Meets at Dorton Park Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. between January 27 and April 2. The $15 registration fee includes a t-shirt and $5 discount on Bunny Run registration. Learn more and register at
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
10 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
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