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Did you know?
Did you know Concord residents can put leaves and other yard waste in untied, clear plastic or biodegradable paper bags at the curb for collection year-round? Loose leaf collection season is officially over so that means bagging is back, but for the next two weeks customers can pay $75 for a special Second Chance loose leaf collection. Visit concordnc.gov or call 704-920-5555 for more information.

Concord in the headlines – Deputy Chief Stocks featured by Independent Tribune
Stocks is the highest ranking woman, African-American in Concord Police history

Public invited to tour City Hall on Sunday, February 7
Members of the public are invited to tour Concord City Hall on Sunday, February 7 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. During the drop-in event, staff will be available to tour visitors around the building, which opened to customers on January 19. The 76,000 square-foot structure consolidates the majority of Concord's administrative services, most of which previously functioned out of three Downtown buildings. Parking is conveniently located in the Cabarrus Avenue Parking Deck, just steps away. Learn more at concordnc.gov/newcityhall.

Scheduled maintenance on concordnc.gov planned for January 30
Between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 30, concordnc.gov and all of the City's online service portals will be unavailable during scheduled maintenance. This includes utility and tax payments, the eCare utility account portal, and GIS mapping. Utility payments and inquiries over the interactive voice response phone system may also be unavailable during this time. Thank you for your patience as we complete essential network upgrades to serve you better.

Cabarrus County Animal Shelter to close February 1-7 for transition
In early January, the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners voted to assume operations of the Cabarrus County Animal Shelter (244 Betsy Carpenter Place, Concord). The final step in the transition will take place February 1-7, when the shelter will close to the public. In that week, the shelter staff will receive training, transition the front office, and take care of technical and physical updates. When the shelter opens on Monday, February 8, the outside will look familiar, but inside operations will have a fresh feel. Visit cabarruscounty.us to learn more.

Art Walk, launch of Concord on Canvas TONIGHT in Downtown Concord
This evening, two community favorites are returning to Downtown Concord’s arts scene. The Cabarrus Arts Council’s latest Art Walk will be open from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m.  See visual art displays and attend the opening reception for Convergence at The Galleries. While you’re strolling Union Street, enjoy the "launch" of Concord on Canvas 2016. Thirty-eight original paintings created by area professional artists and high school art students will be on display throughout Downtown. Online-bidding for each painting begins during the launch, and continues up to the Concord on Canvas party and auction on Friday, March 11. For more information about Concord on Canvas, visit concorddowntown.com or call 704-784-4208.

Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Spring 2016 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

iRecreate – how do you play?
How do you recreate? This spring, Parks and Recreation wants to see how you play in City parks and greenways with a themed photo contest based once a month in a specific park or greenway. February is all about the Hector H. Henry II Greenway! Please send your photos of running, biking, playing on the playground, or any form of recreation to culbrethk@concordnc.gov, and visit concordparksandrec.org to find out more.

City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is the Council Chamber of City Hall, 35 Cabarrus Avenue W.

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

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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