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Did you know?
Did you know that the Engineering Department has a two man survey crew that performs surveys for design projects and property maps which saves the City money?  The surveyors use GPS equipment that collects coordinate information of various things from satellites? Some examples include sewer manholes, edge of pavement, and property irons. The collected coordinates have an accuracy of +/- 1/8 of an inch.  They also use other equipment that can measure distances accurately, as far away as 19,685 ft. (3.73 miles). Visit concordnc.gov to learn more.

Mayor and City Council focus on the future at 2017 Planning Session

On Thursday 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 2017-18. The presentations and discussions that followed will establish priorities to help the City Manager recommend the FY 2017-18 budget in May. A video celebrating accomplishments for the community in 2016 was presented and is available on the City’s Facebook page. Much of the discussion related to preparations to update the City's Land Use Plan and receiving recommendations from the Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan. Click here to read The Year of the Master Plan and learn more about these projects.
 

FREE Project Learning Tree workshop for all educators
The City of Concord is hosting a FREE Project Learning Tree workshop for all educators and educators-in-training of ANY background. Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an interdisciplinary environmental education program designed for educators of ANY background. The hands-on activities facilitate the exploration of topics including communication, economics, energy and fuels, geology, government, history, recycling, transportation, watersheds, wildlife, and much more! Participants will learn about the materials through direct engagement in the PLT activities throughout the workshop. Workshop materials (a $25 value!) will be provided at no cost to participants through partnership with the NC Forestry Association.  Pre-registration is required. To register or for additional information contact Mandy Smith-Thompson, City of Concord Environmental Educator - smithal@concordnc.gov or call 704.920.5379.

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.

Walking Lunch Hour

Did you know short, but frequent walks in nature may improve mental health and even reduce stress? We’ve got tons of places you can walk in nature and are excited to offer this program at Harold B. McEachern Greenway! Join us every Monday beginning 1/30 at 12:00 noon at the trailhead across from the post office, 66 McCachern Blvd. SE. Parking is available along the street. For more information call 704-920-5600 or visit www.concordparksandrec.org. #WalkInAPark

Calling future Youth Council members!!

The Concord Youth Council is accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year through April 28. All rising 9th, 10th, and 11th graders who attend a public, private, or home school within the Cabarrus County School district or live in Concord City limits are encouraged to apply. The Youth Council seeks students dedicated to bettering the community and serving as the official youth voice to City government. The Youth Council has regular meetings and members participate in service projects throughout the year. To find out more and receive an application, visit
concordnc.gov/YouthCouncil or contact Taylor Morris at 704-920-5616 or morrist@concordnc.gov.

Find the latest programs in the
 Spring 2017 Leisure Times or concordparksandrec.org. You may also request more information or register over the phone at 704-920-5600.

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


February
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
21 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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