Did you know?
Did you know our recent rainfall has helped with lake levels, but normal, responsible water use guidelines remain in effect year-round? Lawn irrigation using the City's water system is only permitted on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Keep this in mind while maintaining newly over-seeded fall lawns, and visit to learn more.

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

Presented a retirement plaque to Division Chief Roger Cline, 29 years of service, Fire Department.

Presented Business Today
2016 Top Women in Business and Lifetime Achievement Awards to Council Members Parsley and Small, respectively.

Presented the
2015 NC Smart Fleet Champion Award to Fleet Services staff.

Public Power Awards of Excellence to City staff.

Presented the 2015 Productivity Improvement Award to the Communications Department’s Radio Shop work team. This annual award recognizes the department or work team most demonstrating outstanding efforts or achievements in productivity improvement during the year. The Radio Shop team took on the task of installing fiber-optic cable and other data infrastructure for the new City Hall as an alternative to the work being contracted as part of the overall construction costs. Not only did the team save over $87,000 in estimated project expenses, they are now well prepared, as the architects of the system, to troubleshoot and make repairs in the new building when the need arises. Learn more about this accomplishment when you receive the Winter 2016 City Circular in December.

Conducted a public hearing and approved the Annexation Agreement between the City of Concord and the
City of Charlotte in accordance with N.C.G.S. 160A-58.24 (d) Part 6, Article 4A, Chapter 160A.

Received the staff recommendation for setting the priorities for sidewalk construction projects under the City of Concord's
Pedestrian Improvement Program (PIP), conducted a public hearing, and adopted the FY16 PIP schedule.

Authorized partnering with The Carolina Thread Trail to apply to
Cabarrus County's Matching Grants Program for funds to build a 2.3 mile natural surface trail in The Mills at Rocky River Neighborhood and, if the grant is awarded and trail constructed, accepting the trail for City maintenance.

Authorized Parks and Recreation staff to submit an application for the
GRO100 Gardens and Green Spaces Grants Awards Program.

Authorized full deployment of both Electric and Water Smart Grid/AMI metering and adopted the corresponding budget amendment and capital project ordinances.

Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Carolina Siteworks, Inc. for the replacement of the culvert on Treasure Drive and to adopt a capital ordinance to amend Stormwater Projects.

Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with United Pipe Renewal, Inc. for the lining of sewer laterals.

Authorized the purchase of 17 Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles in the amount of $493,238.

Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Ike's Construction for the construction of a salt storage building at the Brown Operations Center adopted a corresponding capital project ordinance.

Adopted a resolution endorsing the increase in the speed limit on Wilshire Ave., SW from Sylvan St., SW to Zion Church Rd., SW from 35 MPH to 45 MPH.

Authorized the submission of the Concord Regional Airport Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for funding consideration.

Adopted a resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign a Letter of Commitment for Consideration of the NCDOT Division of Aviation Airport Safety and Maintenance Program.

Received a voluntary annexation petition and adopting a resolution setting a public hearing for annexation of a
parcel of land owned by Vulcan Lands, Inc. and part of one parcel of land owned by Curtis L. Andrews Jr., Robert E. Andrews, Michael J. Andrews, Larry B. Andrews, and Sherri A. Graham.

Residents in Monday collection area up next for second loose leaf collection
Solid Waste’s annual loose leaf collection season continues next week. This popular program provides each Concord resident three opportunities to have un-bagged leaves collected curbside, from October through January. Bagged leaves are collected year-round on a weekly basis, on the normal garbage and recycling collection day. Customers on the MONDAY garbage collection route must have leaves at the curb by 6 a.m. on Monday, November 16 for crews to collect them during the second collection cycle. Learn more and download the 2015-16 schedule at

Visit ClearWater Artist Studios next "Second Saturday" event TOMORROW!
Santa is taking time from his busy schedule to visit with the artists at ClearWater Artist Studios for their November "Second Saturday open studios," on Saturday, November 14, 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Santa is happy to pose for pictures with children of all ages from 12:00 noon (or a little earlier) until 3p.m. Also that day: artists’ inaugural Holiday Art Market! A selection of small affordable art works to purchase as gifts, arranged around the main gallery. The Gallery will also continue to exhibit the current show, "H2O Flow: Perspectives on Water" featuring many paintings and some other types of artwork by resident ClearWater artists. ClearWater is located in Gibson Village at 223 Crowell Drive NW, events are always family friendly with plenty of free parking. For information on this and more events, call 704-784-9535, email or visit

2015 Holiday kickoff events set for next week!
Mark your calendars for a weekend of fun and festivity starting with the City of Concord's 18th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 20. Sponsored by Carolinas HealthCare System and Uwharrie Bank, the annual event will once again feature family entertainment, Santa, and fireworks! Activities begin at 6:00 and the Tree Lighting and fireworks are planned for 8:00. Festivities will be centered in Bicentennial Plaza again this year. The 87th annual ACN Concord Christmas Parade follows on Saturday, November 21 at 2:30 p.m. Visit for details.

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.

Boot Camp in the Park Fitness Class 

Work off that turkey and stuffing in this extreme fitness class that focuses on levels of exercise incorporating cardio drills, core workouts and resistance training with your body weight! The Boot Camp in the Park fitness classes will be held at Les Myers.  The next session will start on November 30 and run through December 17. Fee per session: $40; (9 classes per session) $5 city resident discount, click here to register online and for more information. 


Zumba GOLD for Adults & Seniors

Zumba Gold classes feature the same great Zumba formula, but are specifically designed for the active older adult and those just starting a fitness routine. Feeling the music happens when one suddenly forgets they are dancing in a class and the music is the reason to move with joy.  Classes will be held at the Hartsell Recreation Center on Tuesday & Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Cost: $3 per class. Call 704-920-5600 for registration information.


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


16 at 6:00 p.m. City Council special meeting at 41 Cabarrus Avenue W
17 at 6:00 p.m.
Planning and Zoning Commission
19 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission


8 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session (in new City Hall, 35 Cabarrus Avenue W)
10 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session (in new City Hall, 35 Cabarrus Avenue W)

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