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Did you know?
Did you know the City Circular magazine is published quarterly and mailed to approximately 30,000 addresses? Look for the Summer 2016 issue in your mailbox later this month! You can explore the City Circular digital archive, search for articles, and more at concordnc.gov/Government/Public-Affairs.

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

Administered the Oath of Office to newly appointed Planning and Zoning Commission member Warren Nance Jr.

Presented a Proclamation recognizing the Month of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

Presented a Proclamation recognizing May 15 - 21, 2016 as National Public Works Week.

Received a presentation on Concord's third Sister City, Siena Italy, from Concord Sister Cities Association Co-President, John Dunlap.

Received progress report from the Concord ABC Commission.

Conducted a public hearing pursuant to NC General Statutes Sec. 158-7.1 and offered a contract for a three year / 85% tax based Economic Development Incentive Grant to 4540 Fortune Ave LLC to build one 75,000 SF Class A speculative office building located at International Business Park at Concord, lots 7 & 8 Phase II.

Conducted a public hearing pursuant to NC General Statutes Sec. 158-7.1 and offered a contract for a three year / 85% tax based Economic Development Incentive Grant to FlyRight Holdings Inc. to occupy a portion of the 108,000 SF speculative building located at 7075 Aviation Blvd.

Conducted a public hearing pursuant to NC General Statutes Sec. 158-7.1 and offered a contract for a three year / 85% tax based Economic Development Incentive Grant to iTek Graphics, Inc. to occupy a portion of the 108,000 SF speculative building located at 7075 Aviation Blvd.

Conducted a public hearing and approved a rezoning request of the property located at 74, 76, and 78 Cabarrus Avenue, West from RM-2 (Residential Medium Density) to CC-CD (Center City Conditional District)-(Case Z(CD)-34-15).

Conducted a public hearing and denied concurrent land use plan and zoning amendments for an 80 unit multi-family development on the east side of Branchview Drive (Cases Z-CD-03-16/LUP-02-16).

Authorized submission of the FY2016-17 Action Plan for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME).

Approved a request from Concord Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) to co-sponsor the 2016 Union Street Live Concert Series & Block Party.

Received a voluntary annexation petition and adopted a resolution setting a public hearing for annexation a portion of a land parcel owned by Dwayne and Mamie Hensley.

Received a voluntary annexation petition and adopted a resolution setting a public hearing for annexation a portion of a land parcel owned by the Ronald Gold Overcash Trust.

Adopted a resolution directing the City Clerk to investigate and certify the sufficiency of all annexation petitions received.

Adopted modification to the Stormwater Management Advisory Committee By-Laws and Rules of Procedure.

City of Concord joins NHTSA to prevent motorcycle crashes
In an effort to help raise drivers’ awareness of motorcyclists to help prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths, and injuries on Concord's roads, Mayor Scott Padgett has proclaimed May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in the City of Concord. Council Member John Sweat, who is an avid rider, requested the City's participation in NHTSA's awareness campaign. For more information about Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and safety tips for motorists and motorcycle riders, visit concordnc.gov.

TOMORROW: Spring into Arts returns!
Enjoy art, musical entertainment, fantastic food, and a hands-on children's creation activity area in Downtown Concord from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday May 14 during the 2016 Spring into Arts Festival. The Spring into Arts Festival is an annual family-friendly event that showcases and promotes the visual and performing arts.  New to this year’s festival - celebrate the art of wine-making and the art of brewing by enjoying a tasting of area wines and beers from select wineries and breweries!  Visit concorddowntown.com (704) 784-4208, for more information.

Don't miss Haulers on Union: coming May 19
On Thursday, May 19, don't miss the annual Haulers on Union parade and fan fest. More than 30 of your favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup Series haulers will parade down Union Street en route to Charlotte Motor Speedway. Starting at 5 p.m., fans can get into the racing spirit with a variety of activities including race cars on display, celebrity autographs, corn hole, horseshoes, life-size Connect 4, a beer garden and more. A free concert will kick off at 6:30 p.m. featuring country music artists Acoustic South followed by the sounds of beach music, soul, and R&B from The Tams. Admission is free. For more information, visit 600festival.com or call 704-455-8888.

Cabarrus Health Alliance, municipalities suggest steps against mosquito-borne diseases
“Tip and Toss” is the message local officials are sharing to encourage individuals to protect themselves against the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, which most commonly occur from June to September. By eliminating mosquito breeding areas and taking other preventive measures, residents can reduce the likelihood of being bitten. Increasing mosquito prevention education and monitoring is a top priority for both health and government officials. To ensure the safety of Cabarrus residents, the Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) has received additional support and resources from our mosquito prevention partners: Cabarrus County Government, City of Concord, City of Kannapolis, Town of Harrisburg, and Town of Mt. Pleasant. Visit cabarrushealth.org to learn more.

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.

Coming soon: Land Art!
The Greenway Adventures series is for youth ages 4 and up and their parents. Equipped with our special gear and imaginations we’ll explore critters and their habitats with fun, creative activities. Parents are encouraged to participate. Next up – Land Art: While preserving the beauty of nature, we will use natural materials to create art unique to its surroundings. This special sculpting is known as land art! Prepare to get dirty! Meets at Hector H. Henry II Greenway on Thursday, May 26. Pre-register and find out more at concordparksandrec.org.

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

May
17 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission

June
7 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
8 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
9 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session

Stay Connected!
Visit the City's website for the latest information and updates atconcordnc.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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