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Did you know?
Did you know the Electric Systems Department maintains 12,865 street and rental lights? To report a problem with one these lights, call the Customer Care Center at 704-920-5555. You can also report light problems using the Concord Mobile Care app, available at concordnc.gov/ConcordMobileCare.

Another week, another winter storm
City staff members spent another week clearing roads and keeping the City's facilities and services going through winter weather. There were minimal delays and disruptions, and temperatures helped snow removal go quickly on Thursday. Residents in the Friday Solid Waste collection area will have their garbage, recycling, and bulky waste picked up on Saturday. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.

Steel-signing ceremony marks milestone in City Hall construction
City officials and representatives from ADW Architects and CM Black Construction signed a piece of steel to be included in the structure of the new City Hall Monday afternoon. See images from the ceremony on the City's flickr photostream. Crew are now beginning to enclose the building, with electrical and plumbing work also set to start soon. Visit concordnc.gov/newcityhall 
for project details, photo updates, and more.

March 1-7 is Severe Weather Awareness Week
Severe Weather Awareness Week in NC is March 1-7. The goal is to help the community be prepared for weather events that affect our part of the state during the spring and summer months.  The City of Concord is proud to promote this program and asks the community to take time this week and better prepare for severe weather in our area. Check out the City Hall Blog for details.

Mayor Padgett proclaims March 2-8 Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week
Concord Mayor Scott Padgett has issued a proclamation declaring March 2-8, 2015 Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week in Concord. "We encourage anyone in our community who has multiple sclerosis, or has a family member with MS, to learn more about the resources, programs, information and support available through the National MS Society and other agencies," said Mayor Padgett. "Multiple sclerosis affects more than 13,000 people throughout North Carolina and Concord encourages all citizens to contribute to efforts to find a cure for this debilitating disease."

Concord's residents can show their commitment to the MS movement with simple actions throughout the week, including: Signing up to volunteer or participate at an upcoming chapter event; Forming a Walk MS team at www.walkMS.org; Emailing a legislator about an issue important to people with MS; Telling five people about MS Awareness Week, and Supporting the Society – every donation moves us closer to a world free of MS. To find more ways to join the movement, and to encourage others to join, visit www.nationalMSsociety.org/nct.

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.

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.

Calling future Youth Council members!
The Concord Youth Council is accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year through May 1. All rising 9th, 10th, and 11th graders who attend a public, private, or home school within the Cabarrus County School district or live in Concord City limits are encouraged to apply. The Youth Council seeks students dedicated to bettering the community and serving as the official youth voice to City government. The Youth Council has regular meetings and members participate in service projects throughout the year. To find out more and receive an application, visit concordnc.gov/YouthCouncil or contact Debbie Littlefield at 704-920-5615 or littlefd@concordnc.gov.

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

March
10 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
12 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
17 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
19 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission

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