Did you know?
Did you know the Housing Department frequently hosts educational programs that are open to the community? This month, the community is invited to attend a financial literacy workshop on October 22. The program, called "Make better decisions for your money," will be presented from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Neighborhood Networks Technology Center, 265 Salem Street SW. For more information, please call 704-920-6110.

Highlights of the October 8 City Council Meeting
Please visit to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.

Presented a Proclamation establishing the week of October 23-31, 2015 as Red Ribbon Week.

Recognized Assistant Human Resources Director Chantel Thompson for serving as the President of the North Carolina Chapter of the International Personnel Management Association for 2014-2015.

Conducted a Public Hearing and adopted an ordinance annexing a
parcel of land on the west side of Derita Road owned by SL 1000 Derita Road, LLC c/o the Silverman Group.

Adopted a resolution setting a public hearing in accordance with N.C.G.S. 160A-58.24 (d) and 160A-31(c)) to consider the extension of the Annexation Agreement between the City of Concord and the City of Charlotte.

Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Shelco, LLC for construction of the new parking deck at Concord Regional Airport.

Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute the contract with Carolina Siteworks for the City of Concord's annual sidewalk system contract maintenance work.

Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Merrick & Company to complete the Rocky River 2015 Storm Water Drainage Study.

Dedicated funds for additional restoration of the historic Coca-Cola mural in the downtown area.

Pitching in to help SC flood victims
The City of Concord is joining Southeastern Packaging and the Town of Harrisburg to collect non-perishable food, bottled water, and other necessities for South Carolina flood victims. Those interested in providing donations can bring them to Concord Fire Stations 1 and 9 through Thursday, October 15. Visit for more information, or call Stewart Johnson at Southeastern Packaging at 980-621-3895.

Celebrating Public Power Week
This week, the City of Concord has celebrated Public Power Week along with more than 2,000 other community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 48 million Americans. Public power utilities put the people of their communities first, and Public Power Week gives us the chance to emphasize the advantages of locally grown, locally owned power to citizens. Click here to learn more about the importance of having a public power utility in Concord, or visit

ClearWater's next Second Saturday open studio event is TOMORROW
Come to ClearWater Artist Studios this Saturday, October 10 and get your monthly dose of immersion in creativity!  Artist will be working in their studios from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., as well as on two giant easels in the Gallery. Also in the Gallery this month, view the current show: H2O Flow: Perspectives On Water by ClearWater resident artists. ClearWater Artist Studios are located at 223 Crowell Drive NW in Gibson Village, with plenty of parking available across Crowell Drive. For more information on upcoming events and classes, visit If you are interested in volunteering or using the space for your own event, please contact Sarah Gay, ClearWater Manager at 704-784-9535 or

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.

Sign up now for the fourth annual United Way Kickball Tournament
Rediscover your youth while helping those in need at the fourth annual United Way Kickball Tournament November 14 and 15 at W.W. Flowe Park. Registration is open through November 6 at just $110 per team, with proceeds making a difference locally. For more information or to register, visit or call 704-920-5618.

Registration is underway for the 5 Alarm 5K
Parks and Recreation staff are taking registrations for the 5 Alarm 5K on Saturday, November 7 in Historic Downtown Concord. Runs will begin and end on Means Avenue (beside the Historic Courthouse) in downtown Concord, run on the McEachern Greenway and the Downtown Connector Greenway. A special award is given to the fastest male and female Fire, Police, EMS, or Military personnel. $15 early registrations is available until October 30 at

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


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


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

Stay Connected!
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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 or call 704-920-6400 to submit your acknowledgement over the phone.

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