Did you know?
Did you know all Rider Transit buses are ADA accessible, designed with low floors, and have curb-level entry? Buses can be lowered to make boarding easier and are equipped to accommodate wheelchairs and other mobility devices. Priority seating is available for persons with disabilities as well as senior citizens. Onboard systems announce via both audio and text every stop on each routes. Passengers finding it difficult to use and/or navigate the Rider Transit fixed-route (bus) system may qualify for paratransit door-to-door service. Please visit for more information.

Highlights of the February 11 City Council Meeting
Please visit to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.

Presented a retirement plaque to Bob Merwin – 25 years of service, Finance Department.

Formally accepted the GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award and recognized staff.

Recognized Fire Chief Ray Allen for receiving the Fire Chief of the Year award from the NC Association of Fire Chiefs.

Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with
Concord-Afton Sunset Rotary Club for the construction of a shelter at the Dorton Park Disc Golf Course.

Adopted budget ordinances and authorized the City Manager to execute contracts with the Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) related to multiple in 2015
REACH grant funds awarded to the City of Concord in 2015 and 2016. An original $45,000 grant for the Planning Department to incorporate active living components in Downtown Concord is being supplemented by a second grant of $40,000. An original $10,000 grant for Rider Transit to incorporate active living components throughout the community is being supplemented by a second grant of $10,000.

Entered into a Supplemental
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) with a 20% local match to federal funding to provide for the construction of intersection improvements for additional turn lanes at Poplar Tent Road (SR-1394) and Concord Parkway (US Highway 29).

Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Kimley-Horn for engineering services relating to the Concord ITS Expansion Project (U-5522).

Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Carolina Siteworks, Inc. for Terminal Court Roadway Improvements and adopt a capital project amendment ordinance.

Received voluntary annexation petitions and adopted resolutions setting public hearings for annexations of various parcels of land owned by the Estate of John M. Licari; James and Brenda Cook; Beverly and William Hooks, Freddie Anne Davis, William P. Martin, and Betty Jo Denny; and

Von Stephen Blackwelder, Carl D. Blackwelder, Jr. Irrevocable Trust, Fannie B Blackwelder Revocable Trust, June E. Barringer, Telka D. Ritch, and the Credit Shelter Trust established under the Last Will and Testament of Carl D. Blackwelder, Jr.

Adopted an ordinance to amend the City of Concord Code of Ordinances to require irrigation restrictions upon declaration of a Level II or greater water emergency.

City Council completes 2016 Planning Session
On Tuesday evening and Friday of this week, the Mayor and City Council met with the City Manager and staff leadership team to receive updates on 
current year projects and establish focus areas for FY 2016-17. The presentations and discussions that followed formed the basis of goals statement to be adopted by City Council, and will establish priorities to help the City Manager recommend the FY 2016-17 budget in May.

Fire Department recruitment underway, start your career today
Ready to begin an exciting career? The Concord Fire Department is accepting applications for this year's recruitment process through February 29. Click here to learn more about a career with the Concord Fire Department, and visit for details about the 2016 recruitment process.

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

16 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
18 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission

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

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