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Did you know?
Did you know if you are pleased with the appearance and function of a City-owned facility, you can thank the City's Buildings and Grounds maintenance team? The department's coworkers are responsible for a variety of services on the City's public properties including ground maintenance, building maintenance, HVAC/electrical, custodial, vacant lot mowing, street rights of way mowing, public housing grounds maintenance, and operations of City-owned cemeteries.

Highlights of the September 10 City Council Meeting
Please visit concordnc.gov to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.

Presented a Proclamation to Sarah Porter, United Way Cabarrus Community Director, recognizing the month of September as Attendance Awareness Month.

Presented a Proclamation recognizing the week of October 5-9, 2015 as Customer Service Week.

Presented a trophy to the Police Department for winning the Marked Motorcycle category of the Blue Light Special Car and Motorcycle Show at the North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program Traffic Safety Symposium.

Presented the Local Law Enforcement Partner of the Year award for Region 8 to Police Sergeant Tim Hartsell.

Recognized Budget Analyst Lesley Reder for serving as the President of the NC Local Government Budget Association (NCLGBA) for 2014-2015.

Recognized the Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team's second place finish in the annual HazMat Challenge held at the 2015 South Atlantic Fire and Rescue Expo.

Received the semi-annual update from Youth Council President Callie Alvarado.

Received a presentation of the Electric Systems modernization program for outdoor security and street lighting.

Received a presentation on the Downtown Parking Study findings and recommendations which are part of the Downtown Master Plan update project.

Conducted a public hearing and authorized staff to enter into an installment financing contract related to the airport improvement project.

Recognized the Christenbury Master Association into the Partnerships for Stronger Neighborhoods program.

Approved a request from Concord Downtown Development Corporation to provide in-kind services for the annual Candy Crawl event.

Accepted a grant from the FAA for airport improvements pending the announcement of grant approval, and authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with KMD Construction and Talbert, Bright, and Ellington contingent upon receipt of FAA grant funds.

Received a voluntary annexation petition for a parcel of land on the west side of Derita Road owned by SL 1000 Derita Road, LLC c/o the Silverman Group, and adopted a resolution setting a public hearing of October 8, 2015.

Police Headquarters is one of two new area medicine drop boxes
Wednesday, the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office, Concord Police Department, and Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) announced the two newest local medicine drop box locations: the Sheriff’s Administration Building (30 Corban Avenue SE) and Concord Police Headquarters (41 Cabarrus Avenue W). The medicine drop box initiative is part of a national movement to properly dispose of unused and expired medications. Safe Kids Cabarrus, CHA, the Center for Prevention Services, and Cardinal Innovations donated the boxes. "We thank Safe Kids Cabarrus for their leadership in providing additional permanent opportunities for safe prescription medication disposal in our community," said Concord Police Major Gary Hatley. "This project could very likely save the life of a child by getting the medicines out of the house..." Visit cabarruscounty.us for more information.

Mosaic artwork to be unveiled TOMORROW at ClearWater Artist Studios
ClearWater Artist Studios recently received a new piece of commissioned artwork in the Gallery floor. Master-level painter and mosaic artist Robert A. Crum, who is one of the artists at ClearWater, has installed a sixteen square-foot byzantine glass design into an open space that once contained a mechanical lift. The work, called "Clearwater Pond," will be unveiled and dedicated at the next ClearWater Second Saturday open studios event on Saturday, September 12. Find out more on the ClearWater Facebook page.

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

Next free CPR class scheduled for September 18
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation classes are now offered free of charge to the public courtesy of the Concord Fire Department. This class is not for certification, but educates the public in the lifesaving skill of CPR. The latest research indicates that "hands only" or compression only CPR has a tremendous positive effect on the survivability rates in cardiac incidents. This class will teach you the fundamentals of CPR in adults and infants, and the use of an automatic electronic defibrillator. If certification is necessary call 704-920-5516 and a certification class can be scheduled. The next class will be September 18, click here to register and for more information.

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

September
15 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
17 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission

October

6 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
8 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session

Stay Connected!
Visit the City's website for the latest information and updates at concordnc.gov. Check out our page on Facebook and our other interactive features!

Have you experienced great service from Team Concord?
If you have had an experience from our team that left an impact, we hope you'll let us know so we can recognize that coworker with a "High 5 for Excellent Service." You can get started by visiting concordnc.gov/High5 or call 704-920-6400 to submit your acknowledgement over the phone.

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