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Did you know?
Did you know the stormwater fee collected on your monthly utility bill helps the City of Concord maintain and install hundreds of miles of infrastructure along public street rights-of-way that protect concord from flooding? This and many other proactive measures are funded through the monthly stormwater fee. Visit concordnc.gov to find out where the money goes, and click here to see recent and upcoming stormwater capital improvement projects.

Concord coworkers team up to save the life of 16 year old Tyler Brock
On December 17, 16 year-old Tyler Brock collapsed in cardiac arrest during a Concord Parks and Rec youth basketball league game. Thanks to the quick actions of Concord Police Officer Corey Hynson and Parks and Rec supervisor Rodney Smith (Tyler's basketball coach), along with first responders from the Concord Fire Department and Cabarrus County EMS, he later woke up recovering in the hospital. Visit the Concord Public Safety Facebook Page for more on Tyler's story and his reunion with Hynson and Smith.

Next quarterly crime and safety meetings scheduled for January 17 and 19
Concord Police are continuing efforts to engage the community with the fourth quarter 2016 crime and safety meetings scheduled for January. The meetings are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17 and Thursday, January 19, 2017. The East Patrol Bureau will be the focus of the January 17 meeting at Concord Police Headquarters (41 Cabarrus Avenue West, parking in Cabarrus Avenue Parking Deck.). On January 19, the discussion will be dedicated to the West Patrol Bureau and held at the Fire Station 9 Community Room (1020 Ivey Cline Road). Come hear a 2016 year in review from Police executive and command staff, as well as about important community partnerships with Cabarrus Health Alliance and Project SAFE Cabarrus. Learn more at concordnc.gov.

Christmas and New Year holiday information, service updates
Upcoming holidays will affect some City of Concord services through January 6. City offices will be closed Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26 in observance of Christmas, and Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year's Day. All garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection by Waste Pro will operate on a normal schedule during this time. During the weeks of December 26 and January 2, extra recyclables may be placed in clear plastic bags beside your black cart for collection. Remember, paper gift wrap and gift bags (without foil or plastic coatings) and gift boxes are recyclable items.

Yard Waste collection will follow an adjusted schedule the weeks of December 26 and January 2,
please visit concordnc.gov for details. Live Christmas trees may be placed curbside (with stand, lights, and ornaments removed) with your regular yard waste. Visit concordnc.gov for additional information and service updates.

Loose leaf collection begins the home stretch in Friday route
Solid Waste's annual loose leaf collection continues next week, entering the final cycle of collection opportunities. This popular program provides each Concord resident three opportunities to have un-bagged leaves collected curbside through January 27. Bagged leaves are collected year-round on a weekly basis, on the normal garbage and recycling collection day. Customers on the FRIDAY garbage collection routes must have leaves at the curb by 6 a.m. on Tuesday, December 27 for crews to collect them during the third and final collection cycle. Learn more and download the 2016-17 schedule at concordnc.gov.

Last chance for NCDOT’s second annual customer survey
The N.C. Department of Transportation has opened the department's second annual customer survey at go.ncsu.edu/customerservice2016. Participation can help NCDOT identify ways to make North Carolina transportation services safer, more efficient and customer focused. The online survey will close December 31, visit ncdot.gov in 2017.

Group Show, ‘Earth, Wind & Fire’ at ClearWater Artist Studios in January
ClearWater Artist Studios has planned a special guest artist exhibition in the Main Gallery: Earth, Wind & Fire, on view January 7 through February 3. The opening reception on Friday January 13, 6-8:30 p.m., will feature all four artists, refreshments, music, discussion, and an artist demonstration and talk by Chris Craft, encaustic painter, at 7:00. Additional Artist Demonstrations and more will follow on Saturday January 14, during the monthly Second Saturday Open Studios at ClearWater, (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.). Click here to learn more, visit clearwaterartists.com, or call 704-784-9535.

Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Spring 2017 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Just a few weeks left for Adult basketball registration
Adult Basketball registration is open through January 3, for $375 per team. Two men's leagues, a women's league, and an age 40+ league are available. The two men's leagues we offer are men's gold and men's blue with the gold league being the most competitive. Sunday afternoon games will start the second week of January. To register or find out more, visit
concordparksandrec.org or call 704-920-5600.

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

December
27 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment

January
10 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
11 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
12 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
17 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning 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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