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Did you know?
Did you know there are currently 30 City and NCDOT transportation projects in the Concord area under contract and being constructed, or about to be constructed—an investment of nearly half a billion dollars. Although citizens and commuters may experience some inconveniences, we are fortunate to have this kind of investment and infrastructure improvements occurring in our community. Learn more at concordnc.gov.

Highlights of the February 12 City Council Meeting
Please visit concordnc.gov to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.

Presented a Key to the City to Coleman Keeter,
recently retired Executive Director of the Water and Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County.

Presented retirement plaques to:

  • Larry Bradley - 14 years of service, Electric Systems
  • Edna Ferrell - 27 years of service, Finance
  • Edie Moss - 29 years of service, Police

Administered Oath of Office to newly appointed Historic Preservation Commission member Lea Holloway.

Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance amending the Concord Development Ordinance (CDO) Article 8 (Use Regulations) to amend minimum spacing requirements for tattoo parlors and body piercing establishments in the General Commercial (C-2) District.

Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance to amend the Concord Development Ordinance (CDO) Article 8 (Use Regulations) to amend the development standards relative to self-service storage facilities (mini-warehouses) in the General Commercial (C-2) District.

Received a presentation, allowed for public comment, and endorsed an application submitted to the State for National Register of Historic Places designation of the Coleman-Franklin-Cannon Mill site (completed at Tuesday Work Session).

Adopted a resolution to adopt the Cabarrus Stanly Union Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Abandoned a sanitary sewer easement across Lot 1A, Coddle Creek Market, Phase II.


Entered into a Utility Agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) for the water construction on Project B-5136 Replacement of Bridge 66 and 69 over Norfolk Southern Railway on US 29/US601.

Approved a request from Concord Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) to provide in-kind services and liability insurance for the 2015 Spring Into Arts Festival.

Considered review of the Concord Development Ordinance Article 12 regulations related to A-frame signs.

Considered changing the date of the May 14, 2015 regular session.

Adopted a formal statement regarding the unsolicited and unwanted delivery of free newspapers to residents.

City warns against increasingly creative scam attempts
The City frequently warns residents and customers against several types of scams, such as the unfortunately common scam of phony requests for utility payments. Recently two "new" and somewhat unusual types of scams have been reported to the City. In one, the caller fraudulently claims to be from the City of Concord, and offers to trim tree limbs obstructing power lines if the customer's bill is higher than $100. This is likely an attempt to secure confidential account information from victims. The City of Concord does have a comprehensive tree trimming program to maintain rights-of-way, but it has nothing to do with a customer's utility bill amount. Click here to read the spring 2014 City Circular article that describes the Electric Systems Department's tree trimming program.
 

In another scam, targeting the Spanish-speaking community in particular, unknown parties are attempting to solicit funds from citizens in the name of the Concord Fire Department. Generally the calls indicate that the person should make a donation or send money in order to ensure that they will continue to receive emergency services in the future. The Concord Fire Department is funded through local tax money and other governmental funds made available for its operation. The Fire Department never solicits funds from citizens by phone or any other means. Visit concordnc.gov to learn more about this scam. The public is urged to hang up the phone any time someone claims to be from the City of Concord or other agencies demanding money, and call Concord Police at 704-920-5000.

City Hall construction update, steel-signing ceremony planned
Progress on City Hall continues, with only one level of concrete left to be poured above ground. Visit concordnc.gov/newcityhall for project details, photo updates, and more. The Mayor and City Council members will sign a piece of steel to be included in the structure of the building on Thursday, February 19 at 4:00 p.m. More information about this event will be available next week.

2015 City cemetery cleanup planned for March 9-13
Crews are making plans for the annual spring cleaning at cemeteries operated by the City of Concord the week of March 9. In order to prepare for spring mowing and grounds work, the City requests the public’s cooperation in removing all items placed on or near gravesites prior to Monday, March 9. Any item not removed from gravesites before this time will be discarded. Flowers and other items may be replaced after Friday, March 13. More details are available at concordnc.gov.

City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.

February
17 at 6:00 p.m.
Planning and Zoning Commission
19 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission

March
10 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
12 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session

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