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Did you know?
Did you know the City of Concord and Cabarrus County are in the final stages of creating a streamlined permitting and plan review process? By the end of the year, customers will be able to complete all city and county permitting and plan review processes through a single online portal, or by visiting either location in person without making a trip across downtown. Visit concordnc.gov to explore the variety of City zoning services that will soon be streamlined.

City to observe Independence Day
In observance of Independence Day, City of Concord offices will be closed on Friday, July 3. Garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection by Waste Pro will operate on a normal schedule next week. However, all customers are asked to place yard waste at the curb by 6 a.m. on Monday, June 29. All yard waste will be collected by the end of the day Thursday, July 2. As a reminder, items set out after 6:00 a.m. on your collection day may not be located and miss collection. For more information about the holiday schedule, visit concordnc.gov or call the Customer Care Center at 704-920-5555.

A note from the Finance Department about the business privilege license
S.L. 2014-3/House Bill 1050 states that effective July 1, 2015, North Carolina local governments no longer have authority to levy the privilege license tax. Any new or existing business will no longer be required to obtain or renew a privilege license. In accordance, renewal notices will not be mailed for current year licenses expiring on June 30, 2015. To learn about the impacts of this change beyond a $1 million revenue loss, visit concordnc.gov.

City Council to consider budget during special meeting
The Concord City Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, June 29 at 5:00 p.m. to consider adopting the FY16 City budget and other items. City Manager Brian Hiatt presented his budget recommendation on May 26. The budget was developed in a particularly unclear revenue environment for Concord and other local governments. The North Carolina General Assembly is considering negative changes in local government revenues as part of the still unknown outcome of the state budget process. These impacts would be on top of the anticipated loss of over $1 million in Privilege License revenues beginning July 1. A budget workshop was held on June 9, and a public hearing on the budget was held on June 11. To learn more about the FY16 budget, visit concordnc.gov or concordnc.gov/budget.

We must all do our part to save the drops

The record-setting heat with little rain is beginning to resemble conditions Concord has not encountered in a few years. It is essential to follow all City water use guidelines before drought conditions escalate. Even when there are no drought conditions, lawn irrigation using the City of Concord's water system is only permitted on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Responsible water use all year, and particularly in periods without rain, helps us keep water supplies adequate and avoid more restrictive conditions. Visit
concordnc.gov/savethedrops for more information.

Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the
Summer 2015 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Fall youth baseball registration starts July 1
Youth baseball registration for kids ages 7-16 is available during the entire month of July. The playing season runs from August through October. Register at concordparksandrec.org or any of the recreation centers (Academy: 147 Academy Ave NW; Hartsell: 60 Hartsell School Road SW; Logan: 184 Booker Drive SW). Call 704-920-5600 for more information.

Cool off at the McInnis Aquatics Center
Join in the fun at the John F. McInnis Aquatics Center. Located at 151 Academy Avenue NW, the Aquatics Center offers both child and adult swimming lessons, water aerobics, and public swim. Swimming is open to the general public. Patrons must purchase a Privilege Pass I.D. in order to swim, City-resident discounts available. Find public swim hours and fees at
concordparksandrec.org or call 704-785-8105.

City of Concord upcoming meetings

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

June
29 at 5:00 p.m. City Council special meeting

July
7 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
9 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
16 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
21 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission

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